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Wright Lassiter III; Henry Ford Health System's CEO was leading voice during dual social crises

Jan 11, 2021 - Crain's Detroit Business

As one of the leading business voices of reason calling for more mask wearing and social distancing during the COVID-19 pandemic and also outspoken in his call for social justice and calm after the deaths of George Floyd in Minneapolis and Breonna Taylor in Louisville at the hands of police, CEO Wright Lassiter III of six-hospital Henry Ford Health System in Detroit was no wallflower during 2020.

Last spring, Henry Ford treated 22 percent of all of Michigan's COVID-19 patients, 2 percentag...