Wright Lassiter IIIOctober 21, 2017
Wright Lassiter III is president and CEO of Henry Ford Health System, overseeing the $5.5 billion health system comprised of six hospitals, a health plan, and a wide range of ambulatory and retail health services consisting of more than 60 clinical locations and 28,000 employees.
Lassiter joined the health system in December 2014 as president. In his first year, he led the board and senior management team through a comprehensive strategic planning effort to position Henry Ford for the future. In addition, he oversaw two successful mergers, one with Allegiance Health in Jackson, and the other with HealthPlus of Michigan, expanding the geographic footprint of the health system and generating an additional $1 billion in revenue.
A seasoned health care executive, Lassiter has more than 25 years of experience working in large, complex health systems, including Methodist Health System in Dallas and JPS Health Network in Fort Worth. Prior to joining Henry Ford, Lassiter was CEO of Alameda Health System in Oakland, Calif., where he was credited with leading the expansion and turnaround of the $865-million public health system.