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winter 2018

Coffey Named President and CEO of The Menninger Clinic

Dr. C. Edward Coffey ’74 has been named president and CEO of The Menninger Clinic, a national psychiatric hospital in Houston, Texas, affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine, and a member of Texas Health Resources.

Coffey, a neuropsychiatrist, most recently served as the vice president of Henry Ford Behavioral Health Services and chair of the Department of Psychiatry for the Henry Ford Medical Group.

Among his many professional accomplishments, Coffey led the development and implementation of Henry Ford Health System’s “Perfect Depression Care” initiative, which set a goal of “zero suicides” and ultimately lowered the system’s suicide rate to unprecedented levels. The initiative has been benchmarked by other organizations across the world and has received honors from the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, the American College of Mental Health Administrators, The Joint Commission and the American Psychiatric Association.

Coffey, Wofford’s fifth Rhodes Scholar, was awarded an honorary degree from the college during Commencement 2014.