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Gail Lee Warden, American healthcare executive.


Warden, Gail Lee was born on May 11, 1938 in Clarinda, Iowa, United States. Son of Lee Roy and Juanita (Haley) Warden.


Bachelor, Dartmouth College, 1960. Master of Health Administration, University Michigan, 1962. Doctor of Philosophy in public administration, Century, Central Michigan University, 1995.


Administrative assistant Blodgett Memorial Center, Grand Rapids, Michigan, 1962. Adjunct Dewitt Hospital, Fort Belvoir, Virginia, 1963-1965. Executive vice president/chief operating officer Rush-Presbyterian-St. Luke's Medical Center, Chicago, 1965—1976.

Executive vice president American Hospital Association, 1976-1981. President, Chief Executive Officer Group Health Cooperative Puget Sound, Seattle, 1981-1988, Henry Ford Health Systems, Detroit, 1988—2003, president emeritus, since 2003. Past chairman American Hospital Association, HRET, Steering Committee Transformational Leadership Project in Health Management Education and Practice.

Former chairman National Quality Forum. Chair National Center Healthcare Leadership, IOM Committee on Future Emergency Medicine in United States, Detroit Wayne County Health Authority. Board directors Comerica Bank, National Research Corporation.

Member Research and Development Health Board Advisors. Director emeritus National Committee on Quality Assurance, former chairman. Former member Board Health Care Services, Institute Medicine, Committee Quality Health Care in American, Federal Advisory Commission Consumer Protection and Quality in Health Care Industry, National Commission Civic Renewal, Pew Health Professions Communications, IOM, governor council.

Vice chair board directors Rosalind Franklin University Medicine and Science. Chair campaign committee, member dean's advisory board University Michigan School Public Health. Captain United States Army Reserve.


Former board directors Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, 1965. Board directors Citizens Research Council Michigan. Chair Detroit Zoological Society.

Former member board directors Detroit Economic Growth Corporation. Former member Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County Airport Commission. Former chairman Greater Detroit Area Health Council.

Board directors Bon Secours Cottage Health Services, co-chair capital campaign. Past member Federal Advisory Commission on Consumer Protection and Quality in the Health Care Industry. Member American Public Health Association, National Academy of Sciences Institute Medicine (governing council), American College Hospital Administrators (named Young Administrator of Year 1972), American Healthcare Systems, Institute Healthcare Improvment, National Resource Center on Chronic Care Integration, Alpha Chi Rho.


Married Lois Jean Johnson, October 9, 1965. Children: Jay Christopher, Janna Lynn, Jena Marie.