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New President and CEO of Henry Ford Wyandotte Hospital Named

Denise Brooks-Williams has been named as new president and chief executive officer for Henry Ford Wyandotte Hospital.

A new president and chief executive officer for Henry Ford Wyandotte Hospital has been named.

Denise Brooks-Williams will begin her new position in Wyandotte on February 4, 2013, according to a press release from Henry Ford Health System.

Brooks-Williams was president and chief executive officer of Battle Creek Health System from April 2009 to June 2011. She worked for Trinity Health and has held other leadership positions with St. Jospeh Mercy Oakland Hospital in Pontiac,  the Detroit Medical Center and Mercy Hospital in Detroit.

"Denise brings the talent and expertise that will help advance the excellent reputation Henry Ford Wyandotte Hospital currently maintains in the Downriver area," said Bob Riney, president and chief operating officer of Henry Ford Health System.

"Denise comes to Henry Ford Health System with more than 20 years of progressive leadership experience in health care including operations, finance, new business development, marketing and program implementation. Her experiences and background at other health care organizations align well with the culture, size and structure of Henry Ford Wyandotte Hospital," Riney added.

Brooks-Williams graduated from the University of Michigan with a master's of Health Service Administration degree. She is the immediate past president and board member for the National Association of Health Services Executives and member of the University of Michigan School of Public Health, Department of Health Management and Policy board.

She has received numerous honors and awards including the 2010 Top 25 Minority Executives in Healthcare by Modern Healthcare magazine and was named Young Healthcare Executive of the Year by the National Assoication of Health Care Executives.

Brooks-Williams will replace who announced his retirement in November after serving 10 years as president and CEO. 

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