Rochester Regional Health appoints new CEO

Rochester Regional Health has selected Richard “Chip” Davis, Ph.D. its next CEO. He will assume his new role on March 7. He succeeds physician Eric Bieber, who announced his retirement in mid 2021.

Chip Davis
Chip Davis

A native of the Finger Lakes, Davis comes to Rochester Regional Health from the Henry Ford Health System in Detroit, Michigan, where he currently serves as senior vice president and CEO of Henry Ford Health System’s South Market and Henry Ford Hospital. With more than 33,000 employees, Henry Ford Health System is the fifth-largest employer in metro Detroit and among the most diverse.

Davis’ responsibilities as a CEO at Henry Ford included providing strategic leadership and direction over the clinical operations of the market and leading new clinical, academic, and commercial partnerships. He worked closely with clinical and service line leaders to enhance coordination between primary care networks and specialty services. He had oversight of more than 100 care delivery locations, including two hospitals (totaling 1,240 beds) and over $2.5 billion in net patient revenue. Henry Ford Hospital has one of the country’s largest post-graduate medical education programs with over 1,000 medical students, 517 residents, 165 fellows, and 900 nursing students.

“I am very excited to become the next CEO at Rochester Regional Health and look forward to working with all team members, the provider community, and patients and family members to continue the legacy of excellence during these challenging times,” said Davis.

Prior to joining Henry Ford, Davis spent more than 25 years with Johns Hopkins Medicine (JHM) in various positions, most recently as president and CEO of Sibley Memorial Hospital, a nonprofit hospital in Washington, DC. He was on faculty at The Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, School of Public Health, and Business School.

Davis received his Ph.D. in public health from Johns Hopkins University. He also has a master’s degree in counseling and consulting psychology from Harvard University and a bachelor’s degree in psychology from the University of Michigan.