The Henry Ford Medical Group is one of the nation’s largest and most experienced group practices, with 1,900 physicians and researchers in more than 40 specialties. The System also includes six hospitals, Health Alliance Plan (a health insurance and wellness company), Henry Ford Physician Network, a 150-site ambulatory network, and many other health-related entities throughout southeast Michigan, providing a full continuum of care. The System's flagship, Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit, is a Level 1 Trauma Center recognized for clinical excellence in cardiology, cardiovascular surgery, neurology and neurosurgery, orthopedics, sports medicine, multi-organ transplants and cancer treatment. With more than 30,000 employees, Henry Ford Health System is the fifth-largest employer in metro Detroit, and among the most diverse.
Founded in 1915 after consultations with physicians at Johns Hopkins Hospital and the Mayo Clinic, the Henry Ford Medical Group has established itself as one of the premier group practices in the nation. For more than 100 years, the Henry Ford Medical Group has fostered innovation and advancement in patient care, education and research while encouraging improvement in technology and patient care processes. The Henry Ford Medical Group has established itself as a leader in healthcare by excelling in three key areas:
- Clinical care: Ranked in the 99th percentile of all group practices.
- Research: We are in the top 6 percent of National Institutes of Health-funded institutions.
- Education: We are one of the largest post-graduate medical education enterprises in the country -- one-third of all physicians in Michigan receive training at Henry Ford.
Michigan State University School of Medicine (MSU SOM) - In January 2021, Henry Ford Health System and Michigan State University signed a final primary affiliation agreement to conduct joint research and clinical care, collaborate more on health student education and develop a long-term plan to build a research institute and a regional health campus in Detroit.
Wayne State University School of Medicine (WSU SOM)- Henry Ford Hospital began a relationship with Wayne State University School of Medicine in 2002, and the Health System has been expanding upon it ever since. In 2010, HFHS signed an affiliation agreement with Wayne State that increased the number of Wayne State medical students training in Henry Ford facilities, encourages collaborative research and seek efficiencies through programmatic integration.