November 2, 2006

The Rosa Parks Geriatric Center at Detroit Receiving Hospital Launches Senior Education Series

DETROIT, Nov. 2 /PRNewswire/ -- Detroit Receiving announced the launch of its Senior Education Series today. The Series is designed to help seniors and their families make informed health care decisions about issues related to aging. Speaking at the event was Governor Jennifer M. Granholm. The governor, along with hospital leadership, kicked-off the series, which is offered through the hospital's Rosa Parks Geriatric Center. Following the launch, a group of senior citizens participated in the first seminar of the series called "Aging Successfully," at the hospital.

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"The DMC and Rosa Parks Geriatric Center are providing an invaluable service by providing access to health care," Granholm said. "We want to make access to affordable health care universal and have an economic plan to make that a priority because health care matters to all people."

"We are pleased to have such visible support for an important outreach program," said Iris Taylor, Ph.D., president of Detroit Receiving Hospital. "We're honored to have Governor Granholm here to speak and look forward to expanding our services for seniors, and adults of all ages."

The Rosa Parks Geriatric Center at Detroit Receiving Hospital is dedicated to servicing the health needs of adults 60 and older. The Center team is comprised of geriatric specialty physicians, nurse practitioners, social workers and pharmacists. Each team member is experienced in caring for older adults, and is committed to understanding the patient's needs. Through a multidisciplinary approach, the Center provides comprehensive primary care, as well as care for those conditions common to many seniors, such as high blood pressure and diabetes. In addition to primary care, the Center provides access to specialties in cardiology, psychiatry, and rehabilitation, as well as diagnostic services.

The Rosa Parks Geriatric Center is part of the Detroit Medical Center's Geriatric Center of excellence, which is designed to provide comprehensive services to the growing population of seniors in the Metro area. The Geriatric Center of excellence improves senior health care through education, research, clinical programs and community partnerships.

For more information on these services or to schedule an appointment, please call the Senior Health Line at 1-888-264-0102.

Detroit Receiving Hospital, Michigan's first Level I Trauma Center, is an adult specialty hospital offering expertise in emergency medicine, complex trauma, critical care, neuroscience and gerontology. As the region's leader in emergency medicine, Receiving's emergency department treats more than 85,000 patients annually, and nearly 60 percent of Michigan's emergency physicians are trained at Receiving. Receiving also features the state's largest burn center, Michigan's first hospital-based 24/7 hyperbaric oxygen therapy program, and Metro Detroit's first certified primary stroke center.

Detroit Receiving Hospital is one of nine hospitals operated by the Detroit Medical Center (DMC). The DMC is proud to be the Official Healthcare Services Provider of the Detroit Tigers, Detroit Red Wings, Detroit Pistons and Detroit Shock.

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