The National Association of Health Services Executives (NAHSE) has given its 2017 President’s Award to Denise Brooks-Williams, president and CEO of Henry Ford Wyandotte Hospital.
The annual award recognizes outstanding leadership, commitment, performance and service to the organization, which helps hospitals and hospital executives better serve diverse populations.
In addition to serving on the NAHSE board as a trustee and president, Brooks-Williams co-chaired the organization’s national conference for two years.
She received the award during the 32nd Annual Education Conference, October 17-20 in San Antonio, Texas. The conference focus was Better Serving Our Communities.
During her tenure, Brooks-Williams mentored hospital executives across the country. As an NAHSE board member, she and her colleagues tackled health care issues that affect people across America, from patients and employees at Henry Ford Wyandotte to their counterparts in Wyoming, including affordable health care, health care equity and diversity.
In addition to her work with NAHSE, Brooks-Williams is active in several community and charitable organizations. She is the Chair of the University of Michigan Health Management and Policy Alumni Association, is the Immediate Past President of the Midwest Chapter of the American Health Care Executives and serves as a board member for New Detroit, Bon Secours, Spectrum Human Services and Friends of African and African American Art through the Detroit Institute of Arts.
Brooks-Williams is actively engaged in the promotion of growth and diversity in the health care profession and served as a delegate to The Region 5 Policy Board of the American Hospital Association’s Section for Health Care Systems. In 2013, Brooks-Williams was appointed to the Certificate of Need Commission by Michigan Governor Rick Snyder.
She was also named among Michigan’s Most Influential Women by Crain’s Detroit Business in 2016.
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