2018 Fact Sheet



Henry Ford Health System is a Michigan not-for-profit corporation governed by a 17-member Board of Directors. Our advisory and affiliate boards comprising more than 100 Trustee volunteer leaders provide vital links to the communities we serve. Wright Lassiter III is the president and chief executive officer.

As one of the nation’s leading comprehensive, integrated health systems, we provide health insurance and health care delivery, including acute, specialty, primary and preventive care services backed by excellence in research and education. Founded in 1915 by auto pioneer Henry Ford, we are committed to improving the health and well-being of a diverse community.

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To improve human life through excellence in the science and art of healthcare and healing.


We will be the trusted partner in health, leading the nation in superior care and value.

By the numbers

*Figures are for year ending 2017

  • 25,554 full-time equivalent employees; more than 31,000 total employees.
  • More than 7,400 nurses including 501 from Canada; more than 4,400 allied health professionals.
  • Nearly 9,500 births.
  • More than 10,000 employees work in city of Detroit.
  • 275,000 home health care visits.
  • More than 117,000 hospital admissions.
  • 61 percent of hospital admissions are by patients ages 50 and older.
  • More than 3.6 million outpatient visits.
  • More than 74,800 surgical procedures performed.
  • Revenue, $5.98 billion; Net income, $203.6 million; Uncompensated care, $443 million.
  • Payor distribution: Medicare and Medicare HMO, 42%; Blue Cross, 25%; Medicaid and Medicaid HMO, 17%; Other, 16%.
  • $7.5 billion total economic impact on metro Detroit; an additional 18,200 jobs are indirectly supported by transactions with Henry Ford.
  • HAP services more than 570,000 members, and partners with more than 27,000 health care providers in Michigan.
  • Henry Ford is the exclusive health care provider for the Detroit Lions and Detroit Pistons.
  • Henry Ford Medical Group comprises physicians and scientists from 60 countries around the globe.
  • Henry Ford has 1,721 employed physicians.
  • 2011 Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award recipient

Community Care Services

Provides a wide-range of products and services that include Greenfield Health Systems, a comprehensive dialysis provider for end stage renal disease; Henry Ford at Home, which includes Home Health Care, a Medicare-certified home health agency, e-Home Care with Lifeline emergency alert and Telehealth services, Extended Care, a private duty nursing service, Home Infusion, a high-tech in-home IV therapy provider and Hart Medical, a Henry Ford durable medical equipment and supply joint venture; Ambulatory Pharmacies, a retail pharmacy operation; Pharmacy Advantage, a medication mail order and specialty drug provider; Pharmacy Care Management, which determines appropriateness of utilization of pharmacy drug costs for Henry Ford and Health Alliance Plan; Home Infusion, a high-tech antibiotic therapies and nutritional support program for home bound patients; Occupational Health, a workplace injury prevention, evaluation, treatment and safety program; PACE Southeast Michigan, in partnership with Presbyterian Villages of Michigan, an alternative to nursing home care, a daycare and health services program for seniors to continue living at home; Henry Ford Hospice, palliative and hospice services in a variety of settings; SandCastles, bereavement support for children, teens and their families; Henry Ford OptimEyes, a partnership with Ophthalmology to provide a full continuum of eye care services.

Community Partnerships

Henry Ford develops innovative ways to address the social, economic and educational issues that affect the health of the metro Detroit community. These include:

  • Community Health and Social Services (CHASS) Clinic – Provides primary care services to about 1,300 uninsured and underinsured Detroit residents every month. Henry Ford physicians staff the clinic in southwest Detroit.
  • Institute on Multicultural Health – Studies the disparities in health care among people of color and finds solutions for getting early diagnosis and treatment of diseases.
  • School-Based and Community Health Program – Operates 11 child and adolescent health centers that provide primary care services in Detroit, Warren and Mount Clemens.

Health Alliance Plan

Health Alliance Plan (HAP), a Henry Ford subsidiary, is a Michigan-based nonprofit health plan that provides health coverage to individuals and companies of all sizes. For nearly 60 years, we have partnered with leading doctors and hospitals, employers and community organizations to enhance the health and well-being of its members and the community. HAP offers a product portfolio with six distinct product lines: Group Insured Commercial, Individual, Medicare, Medicaid, Self-Funded and Network Leasing. We excel in delivering award-winning preventive services, disease management and wellness programs, as well as personalized customer service.

Henry Ford Medical Group

One of the nation’s largest group practices, with more than 1,300 physicians and researchers in more than 40 specialties who staff Henry Ford Hospital, Henry Ford West Bloomfield Hospital and 28 Henry Ford medical centers in Wayne, Oakland and Macomb counties. Three medical centers provide 24-hour emergency care and outpatient surgery. Some Medical Group physicians are also on staff at other Henry Ford hospitals.

Henry Ford Physician Network

A physician-led Henry Ford subsidiary, comprising the Henry Ford Medical Group, Henry Ford hospital-employed and private practice physicians – more than 1,900 physicians. Focuses on delivering high quality care while reducing medical costs through collaborative best practices, evidence-based medicine and improved efficiency.

Community network

An additional 2,000 private practice physicians are affiliated with Henry Ford Macomb, Henry Ford West Bloomfield and Henry Ford Wyandotte hospitals.

Regional Hospitals and Services

  • Henry Ford Hospital – Our flagship in Detroit’s Midtown. An 877-bed tertiary care hospital, education and research complex recognized for clinical excellence and innovation in cardiology and cardiovascular surgery, neurology and neurosurgery, orthopedics and sports medicine, organ transplants and treatment for prostate, breast and lung cancers. A Level 1 trauma center and one of the largest U.S. teaching hospitals.
  • Henry Ford Allegiance – A 475-bed health care organization in Jackson. Caring for south central Michigan since 1918. Provides comprehensive, advanced inpatient and outpatient care. Recognized for neurosurgery, cancer, stroke and cardiovascular care. An integrated network of physicians serves more than 40 facilities, including a Level II trauma center. A graduate medical education program provides hands-on opportunities. A national leader in forming community partnerships to promote wellness and prevention through our Health Improvement Organization.
  • Henry Ford Macomb Hospital – A 361-bed hospital in Clinton Township. Provides comprehensive, advanced care and recognized for cardiovascular care, cancer care, orthopedics, quality, stroke, trauma care and women’s health. A Level II trauma center. Health centers in Bruce Township, Chesterfield Township, Fraser, Richmond, Shelby Township and Washington Township offer outpatient and primary care services. A 90-bed hospital in Mount Clemens provides inpatient and emergency psychiatric care.
  • Henry Ford Wyandotte Hospital – A 401-bed hospital in Wyandotte. Provides comprehensive, advanced care and recognized for cardiovascular care, psychiatric care, rehab, stroke and women’s health. A Level III trauma center. Henry Ford Medical Center-Brownstown provides 24-hour emergency care, medical imaging, outpatient surgery, sleep center and women’s health.
  • Henry Ford West Bloomfield Hospital – A 191-bed hospital with all private rooms in West Bloomfield. Provides comprehensive, advanced care and recognized for children’s and women’s health, neurosciences, orthopedics, and a wellness center with complementary therapies. Nutrition and health classes taught in a 90-seat auditorium. A greenhouse grows organic produce for patients, staff and community.
  • Henry Ford Kingswood Hospital – A 100-bed hospital in Ferndale provides inpatient psychiatric care for children, adolescents and adults with acute episodes of mental illness, dual diagnosis and 24-hour intake.

Specialty care excellence

  • Heart & Vascular Institute – A leader and innovator in comprehensive care, research and education offering one of the nation’s largest and most successful heart failure and transplant programs. Specialties include electrophysiology, heart valve replacement, interventional cardiology, rehab, cardiac and vascular surgery and preventive services such as Heart Smart® education.
  • Henry Ford Cancer Institute – Highly skilled doctors, researchers, nurse navigators and other health care specialists provide cancer care to thousands of patients each year. Features include Precision Medicine, complex surgical care, robotic surgery, iMRI, Edge® Radiosurgery System, ViewRay MRIdian Linac®, chemotherapy, clinical trials and support groups. The Brigitte Harris Cancer Pavilion is currently under construction in Detroit.
  • Maplegrove Center – A nationally recognized center for chemical dependency services treating adults, adolescents and their families on the campus of the Henry Ford West Bloomfield Hospital. Maplegrove offers a continuum of clinical care options including residential, outpatient and daily treatment, early intervention services and community education. Maplegrove is part of Henry Ford Behavioral Health, which also includes the Department of Psychiatry and seven outpatient clinics.
  • Neuroscience Institute – One of the top programs in the country that includes a National Institutes of Health stroke care and research center, a comprehensive epilepsy and Parkinson’s disease treatment and surgery program, one of the largest neurosurgery spine programs in Michigan, and the Hermelin Brain Tumor Center. New imaging technology gives physicians enhanced imaging scans before and during operations to remove tumors.
  • Orthopedic Surgery – Team doctors for the Detroit Lions, we treat patients with a variety of bone and joint ailments, including osteoporosis, and provide the latest advances in joint replacement. Our motion analysis lab allows researchers to analyze how bones and joints work together following injury. Our Sports Medicine specialists evaluate and treat concussions and other sports related injuries.
  • Transplant Institute – Performs organ transplantation of the liver, kidney, pancreas, intestine, lung and heart, as well as bone marrow stem cells. We are the most comprehensive multi-organ transplant program in Michigan, and use effective clinical strategies to increase transplant rates while maintaining superior patient outcomes.
  • Vattikuti Urology Institute – The leading prostate cancer program in the world, in which patients have access to some of the most innovative technology and treatment options. More laparoscopic procedures are performed using robotic technology for treating prostate cancer than any other center in the world – more than 8,500 to date.

Research and education

Teaching, research and advanced patient care make Henry Ford a premier academic medical center. We provide innovative physician training programs, and initiate and collaborate on leading-edge medical research. Many of our physicians and scientists have academic appointments at Wayne State University School of Medicine and/ or other WSU schools/colleges.

  • Research studies –  Henry Ford Medical Group physicians are involved in more than 1,900 ongoing clinical research projects. In addition, 80 full-time research scientists are involved in several hundred individual research projects investigating high blood pressure, heart failure, cancer biology, stroke and brain tumors, bone and joint diseases, immunological basis of diseases, MRI imaging, and public health sciences. Research includes basic science studies with a translational focus (bench to bed-side), clinical research/clinical trials, and population studies that focus on causes of diseases, disease screening, prevention and management, health economics and health outcomes.
  • Research funding – We receive about $82 million in annual funding from external sources, including the National Institutes of Health (NIH), other governmental sources, businesses and private foundations. In addition Henry Ford provides about $12 million in support of the research enterprise. We rank fourth in Michigan in total NIH funding and rank first in Michigan for NIH-research funding for non-university based health care systems. We are in the top 20% of all institutions granted funding by NIH and U.S. Public Health Service.
  • Center for Health Services Research – Conducts research focusing on outcomes, effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of the prevention, diagnosis, treatment and management of such diseases as cancer, diabetes, asthma and congestive heart failure as well as common acute conditions.
  • Innovation Institute at Henry Ford Hospital – The flagship of Henry Ford’s commitment to innovation. We provide Henry Ford innovators access to an array of intellectual asset-related resources and programs including opportunity assessment, design and engineering services for prototypes, and educational seminars and programs. The Model G™ patient gown is among the products to have come out of the Innovations program.
  • Education – We are a state and national leader in medical education for medical students, interns, residents and fellows and the continuing education of faculty, affiliated
    physicians, nurses and allied health professionals. Each year, we train more than 1,800 future physicians. About 40% of all physicians in Michigan formally trained here at some point in their career. Henry Ford Hospital trains more than 900 medical students and more than 675 residents and fellows in 50 accredited programs every year. Henry Ford Allegiance, Henry Ford Macomb and Henry Ford Wyandotte hospitals train more than 100 osteopathic medical students and 200 residents in their 22 accredited programs. In 2016, continuing medical opportunities were provided to more than 80,000 physicians, nurses and allied health professionals. Our Center for Simulation, Education and Research provides more than 14,000 participants a risk-free environment where state-of-the-art computers and mannequins simulate hundreds of medical conditions, allowing health professionals to practice and augment their skills.
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