On the pending decision by the Detroit Pistons to choose a medical provider for team sports medicine services, Lassiter said he expects the Pistons to decide during the first quarter of the year. Henry Ford and Detroit Medical Center are vying for the contract.
“We both have been approached by the Pistons to have team physician and sports medicine services,” he said. “We already work with the Lions and the Tigers for concierge medicine coverage.”
Lassiter also said he has had a positive experience during his two years at Henry Ford in learning about the employees and health care delivery and financing systems in Michigan.
By Jay Greene, Crain’s Detroit Business | January 4, 2017
Wright Lassiter III believes his first two years as president of Henry Ford Health System have been especially noteworthy with the number of deals finalized and several quality and financial achievements on the books. But he is certain the future for Henry Ford holds even greater promises with ongoing plans underway as he takes over as CEO of the Detroit-based system, succeeding Nancy Schlichting, who officially retired Dec. 31 after 18 years with Henry Ford.
SOURCE: By Jay Greene, Crain’s Detroit Business | January 4, 2017 ;http://www.modernhealthcare.com/article/20170104/NEWS/170109984