Tuesday, November 13, 2012
Henry Ford Wyandotte Hospital President and CEO Jim Sexton briefly addressed City Council Monday night about the recent merger of Henry Ford Health System and Beaumont Health System.
Two weeks ago it was announced that Henry Ford Health System and Beaumont Health System would be entering into a $6.4 billion merger. On Monday, Henry Ford Wyandotte Hospital President and CEO Jim Sexton spoke briefly at the City Council meeting about the local hospital’s future. Sexton reaffirmed that the facility in Wyandotte would remain open and continue operating after the merger. Overall, the partnership between the two health systems will include 10 total hospitals and 200 total patient care sites. Facilities will keep the Beaumont and Henry Ford brand names until officials decide on a name for the joint operation. With plans being considered for additional development and expansion in Wyandotte, prior to the merger announcement, …
Monday, October 29, 2012
Women giving birth at Henry Ford Wyandotte Hospital receive a free sleep sack, designed to help reduce the risk of Sudden Infant Death Syndrome.
Henry Ford Wyandotte Hospital is providing new moms who give birth at the hospital with a free sleep sack. The sleep sack is designed to help reduce the risk of Sudden Infant Death Syndrome. According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control, SIDS is the leading cause of death among children younger than 1-year-old. The sleep sacks are given to new moms thanks to a partnership between the hospital and the Center for Women’s and Children’s Health and Well Being in Wyandotte. Dr. David Wolf, who heads the center, said in a written statement that the sack is essentially a blanket that the baby can wear, making it a safer alternative to using a loose blanket. “With a loose blanket, babies can cover their face, which may lead to interference …
Monday, October 22, 2012
Downtown business owners hold a pink lantern launch for National Breast Cancer Awareness Month.
Saturday evening found downtown Wyandotte filled with breast cancer survivors, and their friends and family. The Wyandotte Pink Lantern Launch for Breast Cancer helped support Henry Ford Wyandotte Hospital's Yes Ma'am mammogram program. Local photographer Anthony DeCuir captured part of the event on video. The event was part of Wyandotte's Paint the Town Pink in honor of October being National Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Paint the Town Pink is a joint effort of downtown business owners, who have formed the “Tatas Task Force” to host several events promoting breast cancer awareness. For more information, read the full story. For photos from the lantern lift-off, check out our complete gallery.
Saturday's event helps fund Henry Ford Wyandotte Hospital's 'Yes Ma'am' mammogram program.
Michele Blosser had only one place to be Saturday night. Blosser, whose husband's grandmother and aunt both had breast cancer, joined others in downtown Wyandotte for the culmination of a monthlong series of events in honor of October being National Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Family, friends and survivors came together for a pink lantern lift-off. The lanterns were made of pink paper and when a flame was lit inside, floated into the air over Biddle Avenue and toward the Detroit River. There was a moment of silence as the lanterns lifted, followed by hugs and cheers. "Events like these need more publicity," Blosser said. "It's important." Nadia Brunt from the Wyandotte Jaycees helped with the event, which raised money for the "Yes Ma'am…
Monday, August 13, 2012
Henry Ford Wyandotte Hospital, Operation: Kid Equip and Affinity Group Credit Union teamed up to host “Backpackpalooza Downriver” on Saturday.
Annette Plassman said she easily saved $100 on Saturday and had a good time doing it. The mother of four was amongst the hundreds of people lined up outside Henry Ford Wyandotte Hospital for “Backpackpalooza Downriver.” The hospital teamed with Operation: Kid Equip and Affinity Group Credit Union to provide Downriver children with free books, backpacks and school supplies for the upcoming school year. "I couldn't believe it," Plassman said. "They just handed things out like it was Halloween. The kids had fun and it really helped save some money." During the three-hour event, children had the chance to pick out a backpack and stuff it with school supplies, provided by the three partnering organizations. Children also had the opportunity to …
Wednesday, August 8, 2012
Henry Ford Wyandotte Hospital, Operation: Kid Equip and Affinity Group Credit Union are teaming up to host “Backpackpalooza Downriver” from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at the hospital.
Children will be able to go back-to-school “shopping” for free on Saturday at Henry Ford Wyandotte Hospital. The hospital has teamed with Operation: Kid Equip and Affinity Group Credit Union to provide Downriver children with free books, backpacks and school supplies for the upcoming school year. “Backpackpalooza Downriver” will be held from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Registration is not required and there is no income requirement. However, school-age children must be present to receive their backpack and supplies. The students will have the chance to pick out a backpack and stuff it with school supplies, provided by the three partnering organizations. The giveaway is limited to 350 children. Hospital experts also will be hand to provide healthy …
Wednesday, July 18, 2012
The hospital has received the designation of NICHE–Nurses Improving Care for Healthsystem Elders.
Senior citizens needing medical care should feel good about their decision to get it from Henry Ford Wyandotte Hospital, according to an independent firm. The hospital has received the designation as a NICHE (Nurses Improving Care for Healthsystem Elders) site from the Hartford Institute for Geriatric Nursing at New York University College of Nursing. NICHE is a national initiative implemented in hospitals to help raise the level of care for elderly patients. “At Henry Ford, we continually strive to provide quality care to all patients,” said Jo Wahl, Henry Ford Wyandotte Hospital's chief nursing officer. “We are honored to receive this designation from a national organization and we believe this designation only emphasizes the ongoing …
Wednesday, May 9, 2012
Henry Ford Wyandotte Hospital's nursing personnel are being treated to food, games and massages.
Nurses at Henry Ford Wyandotte Hospital are being honored this week with a picnic, games and massages. The activities are taking place to celebrate National Nurses Week, May 6-12. There also was a tea, where each unit honored its own nurse of the year. Each unit also is hosting its own potluck and nurses have opportunities to attend continuing education courses throughout the week. "As we celebrate Nurses' Week at Henry Ford Wyandotte Hospital, I want to thank the nurses who dedicate their lives to caring for our patients," says Josephine Wahl, chief nursing officer at Henry Ford Wyandotte Hospital. "Nurses make a professional commitment to care for our patients, their families and our community. We honor them special this week for the …
Wednesday, April 25, 2012
BASF donates $30,000 for Henry Ford Wyandotte Hospital Golf Classic and Harvest Moon Ball.
Wyandotte’s two largest businesses are joining forces to raise money to enhance the emergency room at Henry Ford Wyandotte Hospital. BASF announced on Tuesday that it was donating $20,000 as the presenting sponsor for the 26th annual Henry Ford Wyandotte Hospital Golf Classic, scheduled for June 4 at the Grosse Ile Golf and Country Club. The chemical company donated an additional $10,000 for the hospital's annual black tie fundraiser, the Harvest Moon Ball. “We are proud to support our local community where our employees live and work," said Greg Pflum, vice president and general manager of BASF's Midwest Hub. "With southern Wayne County relying on Henry Ford Wyandotte for health care, we want it to remain a first-rate facility for …
Wednesday, February 29, 2012
Carter William Street was born at 4:29 p.m. Wednesday at Henry Ford Wyandotte Hospital.
The day may only come around once every four years, but Feb. 29 is now the day for Sean and Emily Street of Allen Park. More specifically, 4:29 p.m. Feb. 29, 2012. That's when Emily delivered the couple's son, Carter William Street, making him Henry Ford Wyandotte Hospital's 2012 Leap Year baby. Carter weighed 7 pounds, 9 ounces and stretched 19 inches long. Hospital spokeswoman Stephanie Scheer said mom and baby are doing great.