Robert G. Riney

Chair, Board of Directors

Robert Riney, Board of Directors

Bob Riney has served as a member of the Nemours Foundation Board of Directors Board since 2006 and was elected Board Chair in 2019.

He became chief operating officer of Henry Ford Health System in 2003 and appointed president of health care operations and chief operating officer in 2017. He oversees all hospital and service operations for the six-hospital health system consisting of more than 60 clinical locations, 30,000 employees and annual revenues of $6 billion. In addition, Bob is responsible for Corporate Information Technology, Corporate Facilities & Security, International Strategies, and the System Chief Nursing Office.

Bob is a graduate of Wayne State University and joined Henry Ford Health System in 1978. He has served in almost every business unit in the System throughout his career. His tenure and experience have given him a deep understanding of health system operations and organizational culture and their impact on operating performance.

Bob is a passionate contributor to the overall quality of the community as well as his profession, and his input is often sought on major community strategic issues. His current board and community roles include vice chair, National Center for Healthcare Leadership (NCHL); board member, past chair, Michigan Health & Hospital Association (MHA); board member, Detroit Zoological Society; board member, M1 Rail Transit Authority; board chair, The Parade Company; and, board member, Hudson-Webber Foundation.

Bob’s past board and community roles include board president, Mosaic Youth Theater of Detroit; board member, Wayne State University School of Business Administration; board chair/board member, Detroit Metro Convention and Visitors Bureau, and chair, Leadership Detroit. His prior industry board roles include board president/board member, Dominican Healthcare Board; board member, ACCESS; president, American Society for Healthcare Human Resources Administration, and board member, American Hospital Association Commission on Workforce.