MICHAEL DUGGAN:
 




 
 
 
 
 
President and CEO of the Detroit Medical Center (DMC), the huge health care complex with 10 hospitals and institutes and 12,000 employees. Prior to taking the post two years ago, Duggan spent three years as Wayne County prosecutor. Prior to that, Duggan spent 14 years as deputy Wayne County executive. Duggan is credited with helping engineer a major turnaround at the DMC, which last year turned its first profit since 1997.


WHERE BORN: Detroit.

MOST INFLUENTIAL PERSON: "A lot of people have helped me, and if I start naming them I'll hurt whomever I don't name."

LAST BOOK READ: "Consent to Kill, by Mitch Rapp, a spy thriller."

WORDS THAT DESCRIBE ME: "Soccer coach, father."

WHERE MY FIELD/INDUSTRY IS HEADED: I think it's a matter of time until we get to a single payer system and every year as the population ages, more and more of America is in an efficient single payer system, which is Medicare. I think there will come a point in which the Medicare population will be so large that the logic of everybody being in a similar system will be irrefutable, and it will occur. But is that 10 years from now, or 15, or more? I'm not sure. But at some point we have to get the burden of funding health care off employers. It doesn't help us compete internationally, and it's not fair for companies who choose to provide for their employees' health care to subsidize those who don't.

FAVORITE TECHNOLOGICAL GADGET: "My kids love the iPod. I'm not really into any more than the cell phone and the laptop. I think that's about it for me."

FAVORITE PLACE: "Detroit. Downtown. It's my home and I love the city."

FAVORITE HOBBY: "I coach soccer."

FAVORITE FOOD: "My mother's spaghetti."

MY HIDDEN TALENT: "My kids would tell you I'm very good at PlayStation."

HOW I WANT TO BE REMEMBERED: "As somebody who didn't accept that Detroit's best days were behind it."