Thomas S. Natais, MBA

Henry Ford Medical Group

Nantais_TomMr. Natais has been with the Henry Ford Health System (HFHS) for nearly 31years and is presently the Chief Operating Officer of the Henry Ford Medical Group, one of the nation’s largest medical groups. His primary role includes the administrative management of the Medical Group’s $900,000,000 operating budget, covering 35 ambulatory sites and 4,000 FTEs, including 1,300 employed physicians, who provide service in over 40 medical and surgical specialties. In addition, Mr. Nantais oversees the Group’s physician compensation programs.

In November of 2011, Mr. Nantais formed a 501c3 public charity, The Belinda Sue Fund for Ovarian Cancer Awareness and Research, Inc., in memory of his late wife Belinda, who died as a result of this disease in August of 2011.  Mr. Nantais is Chairman of the Board and CEO of the Fund.  To date, the Belinda Sue Fund has raised over $230,000 in private donations, which are being used to raise public awareness of the disease and to promote research in developing a definitive screening tool to identify the disease at its earliest stages.

Spotlight

Check out this Women Magazine/aWomensheath.com page on gynecologic cancers, featuring our Listen, Learn, Act message and an article by National Race Surgeons Team Captain Linda Duska, M.D.

Awareness

This year’s GCAM awareness is focused on the important link between obesity and endometrial cancer. Check out the new toolkit to learn more.

Research

Prize applications are due on October 8, 2014. The Foundation for Women’s Cancer is pleased to share its 2014-2015 Research Grants and Awards booklet.

Education

The next Gynecologic Cancer Survivors Course will be Saturday, Oct. 11, 2014 in West Bloomfield, MI. For more information on educational events and courses, click here.