Spencer C. Hoover
Spencer C. Hoover, a decorated U.S. Army veteran who joined Henry Ford Health System in 2015, was appointed Vice President and Executive Director of the health system’s Henry Ford Cancer Institute and cancer care services. Mr. Hoover had previously served as Vice President of Planning and Business Development for the health system.
Reporting to Henry Ford Health System President and Chief Operating Officer Bob Riney and Henry Ford Medical Group Chief Executive Officer William Conway, MD, Mr. Hoover will play a prominent role in establishing and accomplishing business development goals; service line growth, quality, and integration; external affiliation and partnership development; marketing; and philanthropy.
In collaboration with Henry Ford Cancer Institute Medical Director Steven N. Kalkanis, MD, Mr. Hoover is tasked with creating an infrastructure that supports the development of plans to achieve the financial, clinical, and quality goals established by the health system’s executive leadership team. One major initiative entails building and implementing the new Brigitte Harris Cancer Pavilion, which is expected to open in Detroit in late 2019.
Since joining Henry Ford, Mr. Hoover has played an integral role in the development and operational design of the Cancer Institute’s Precision Medicine Program. This effort, in collaboration with a multidisciplinary team of Henry Ford specialists, resulted in the Cancer Institute joining Vice President Joe Biden’s Cancer Moonshot Initiative this past summer.
Prior to his work at Henry Ford, Mr. Hoover was Associate Director of Administration, Finance, and Planning at the University of Florida Health Cancer Center in Gainesville. ■