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James “Jim” O’Connor

Detroit Regional LGBT Chamber of Commerce

James “Jim” O’Connor is the Vice President of Supply Chain Management for Henry Ford Health System, a nationally recognized, integrated healthcare organization located in Southeastern Michigan. He is responsible for the Supply Chain Management continuum of Strategic Sourcing, Procurement, Logistics & Operations Management, Vendor Compliance & Management, Supply Chain Systems and Financial Reporting.


Jim joined the Henry Ford Health System in May of 2006. Prior to joining the Henry Ford Health System, Jim was the Executive Director, Supply Chain Management for Trinity Health, a national Catholic healthcare organization. Additionally, Jim spent the majority of his career with the Detroit Medical Center, a regional multi-hospital academic medical center, where Jim served in the capacity as Vice President, Materials Resource Management. Jim has a Bachelors of Science degree in Administration and Graduate Certificate in Health Services Administration from Central Michigan University.


Henry Ford Health System is one of the nation’s leading comprehensive, integrated health systems, with 23,000 employees and physicians caring for more than 1 million patients annually. The System is comprised of Henry Ford Hospital, its flagship hospital which is a 802-bed tertiary care hospital based in Detroit including a medical education and research center; a network of 5 community hospitals and more than 30 medical centers; and numerous community-based and in-home services including pharmacy, nursing home, home health and medical equipment.


Henry Ford Health System’s managed care organization, Health Alliance Plan, serves more than 2,200 employer groups and 670,000 members. HFHS is a 2011 Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award recipient. Henry Ford’s revenues in 2014 totaled $4.7 billion with net income of $27.8 million.

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