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2010-08-09 11:00:00

DETROIT, Aug. 9 /PRNewswire/ -- Henry Ford Health System, Detroit Medical Center and the Barbara Ann Karmanos Cancer Center are requiring employees who work in patient care areas, including high-risk areas, to receive an annual flu vaccination or wear a surgical mask while working in close proximity to patients. The requirement, which takes effect with flu vaccinations this fall, represents a significant change in vaccination compliance at the three health care institutions as a patient...

2010-08-04 09:27:00

DETROIT, Aug. 4 /PRNewswire/ -- Nancy Schlichting, president and CEO of Henry Ford Health System, has been elected to the Board of Trustees of the American Hospital Association. She begins her three-year term Jan. 1, 2011. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20100804/DE45702 ) (Photo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20100804/DE45702 ) The Board of Trustees is the policy-making body of the AHA, and has ultimate authority for the governance and management of its direction and...

2010-06-10 14:12:00

DETROIT, June 10 /PRNewswire/ -- Blue Cross has added two new categories in the Blue Distinction Center designation programs: Blue Distinction Centers for Spine Surgery(SM) and Blue Distinction Centers for Knee and Hip Replacement(SM). Hospitals that have earned these designations have met specific quality levels and have demonstrated expertise in delivering quality healthcare for knee and hip replacement or for spine surgery. The designation helps patients choose high quality facilities...

2010-06-09 13:20:00

DETROIT, June 9 /PRNewswire/ -- John Popovich Jr., M.D., a nationally respected pulmonary disease and internal medicine specialist, as well as a national leader in health care policy, has been appointed president and chief executive officer of Henry Ford Hospital. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20100609/DE18585 ) (Photo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20100609/DE18585 ) Dr. Popovich, 60, who started at Henry Ford Hospital in 1975 as a medical intern, will oversee the...

2010-06-03 14:10:58

Difficulties with shelter, transportation, insurance, and health care costs are linked with heavier emergency department usage by so-called "super-user" patients in urban areas, according to research at Henry Ford Hospital. The conclusions were drawn in the first of two studies on frequent users in inner-city emergency departments. "A 'super user' is defined as a person who has visited the emergency department nine or more times in 18 months," explains Emily Brauer, M.D., co-author of the...

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2010-06-03 09:08:23

Keyboards located in triage and registration areas were found to be more contaminated with bacteria than those in other areas of the Emergency Department at Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit, according to a new study conducted by the hospital. "Contamination was predominantly found in non-treatment areas," says Angela Pugliese, M.D., lead author of the study and an emergency department physician at Henry Ford Hospital. "This suggests that only areas without true patient contact, and likely less...

2010-06-02 20:45:36

In the largest study to date of a rare and deadly form of bladder cancer, researchers at Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit found radiation therapy may not improve a patient's chances for survival. While overall survival for adenocarcinoma of the bladder was poor, the study revealed several factors that may improve a patient's prognosis, including being diagnosed at age 60 or younger, and having cystectomy, a procedure that either removes all or a portion of the bladder. "While this malignancy...

2010-04-20 12:28:00

DETROIT, April 20 /PRNewswire/ -- Looking to shake up your industry, transform your medical center, and recharge your organization? A two-day educational symposium, "Going Radical: Creating the Hospital of the Future," may hold the key to revitalization. It will be held May 25 - 27. Henry Ford Health System President and CEO Nancy Schlichting will share her radical, but practical strategies for success at the symposium, tapping into the wisdom of her top executives in an interactive...

2010-04-07 14:30:02

Physicians at Henry Ford Hospital have found that infection with the hepatitis C virus increases the risk for developing kidney cancer. Using administrative data from more than 67,000 Henry Ford Health System patients, physicians found that over the period 1997-2008, 0.6% (17/3057) patients with hepatitis C infection developed kidney cancer whereas only 0.3% (17/64006) patients without the disease developed kidney cancer. After controlling for age, gender, race and underlying kidney disease,...

2010-04-06 07:20:00

Sleep problems are a major public-health issue in the United States. In 2006, for example, more than half of 6th to 12th graders reported feeling tired or sleepy, and more than 30 percent reported having problems remaining asleep during the night. A first-of-its-kind study has found a long-term relationship between childhood sleep problems and subsequent alcohol and drug outcomes. Results will be published in the June 2010 issue of Alcoholism: Clinical & Experimental Research and are...


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