Henry Ford Health System Principal Strategic Planning Analyst in Detroit, Michigan


Principal Planning Analyst provides market and service line assessment support to identified key stakeholders within HFHS through market and competitive assessments, Certificate of Need, market research, data retrieval and analysis, and overall project management.


  • Environmental Assessment. Proactive monitoring of assigned Southeast Michigan market. Creates, distributes and/or presents in-depth market and competitor intelligence reports to key market stakeholders.

  • Database maintenance and support. Develops, maintains and utilizes planning and market information to support environmental assessments, business planning and strategic analysis.

  • a. Specific duties include: evaluating market segments along service lines and market; identifying market utilization trends; developing models to project future utilization.

  • Strategic Planning. Participates in the strategic planning process for identified HFHS business units/markets/service lines. Leads groups through planning process, coordinates group output and develops planning documents that reflect strategic priorities and objectives.

  • Certificate of Need. Planning Analyst develops in-depth knowledge of regulatory requirements for covered services, provides consultation on CON requirements to system clients. Manages the preparation and submission of CON documents and establishes contacts within MDCH for project consultation.

  • Customer and Market Research. Participates in the design, implementation and analysis of internal and external market research projects. Develops reports of findings and communicates results to internal clients.

  • Data Retrieval and Analysis. Assembles and analyzes market data from various internal and external databases and sources. Creates analytical reports and presentations to support management decisions. Provides consultation and analytical support for system marketing efforts and operational product lines.


  • Bachelor’s degree in Health Administration, Business Administration or related field.

  • Master's degree preferred.

  • Five (5) years of experience of advanced proficiency with data retrieval and analysis, database management, and spreadsheet analysis.

  • Project management skills essential.

  • Five to seven (5-7) years of experience within a healthcare setting, preferred.

  • Experience with mapping software preferred.

  • One to two (1-2) years of Certificate of Need, Strategic Planning, and/or business plan development experience, preferred.


    Henry Ford Health System, one of the largest and most comprehensive integrated U.S. health

    care systems, is a national leader in clinical care, research and education. The system includes

    the 1,200-member Henry Ford Medical Group, five hospitals, Health Alliance Plan (a health

    insurance and wellness company), Henry Ford Physician Network, a 150-site ambulatory

    network and many other health-related entities throughout southeast Michigan, providing a

    full continuum of care. In 2015, Henry Ford provided $299 million in uncompensated care.

    The health system also is a major economic driver in Michigan and employs more than 24,600

    employees. Henry Ford is a 2011Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award recipient. The

    health system is led by President and CEO Wright Lassiter III. To learn more, visitHenryFord.com.


    Whether it's offering a new medical option, helping you make healthier lifestyle choices or

    making the employee enrollment selection experience easier, it's all about choice. Henry

    Ford Health System has a new approach for its employee benefits program - My Choice

    Rewards. My Choice Rewards is a program as diverse as the people it serves. There are

    dozens of options for all of our employees including compensation, benefits, work/life balance

    and learning - options that enhance your career and add value to your personal life. As an

    employee you are provided access to Retirement Programs, an Employee Assistance Program

    (Henry Ford Enhanced), Tuition Reimbursement, Paid Time Off, Employee Health and Wellness

    and access to day care services at Bright Horizons Midtown Detroit, and a whole host of other

    benefits and services.

    Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer

    Equal Employment Opportunity / Affirmative Action Employer Henry Ford Health System is committed to the hiring, advancement and fair treatment of all individuals without regard to race, color, creed, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability, veteran status, size, height, weight, marital status, family status, gender identity, sexual orientation, and genetic information, or any other protected status in accordance with applicable federal and state laws.