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2010-09-28 20:56:37

The old saying, "never put anything smaller than your elbow in your ear," couldn't be truer for a patient who experienced vertigo and severe hearing loss after a cotton swab perforated her eardrum and damaged her inner ear. But what makes this patient's case unique is that otolaryngologists at Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit were not only able to alleviate her vertigo with surgery, but restore her hearing "“ an extremely rare occurrence. "This case is rare because the goal of surgery is...

2010-09-22 08:00:00

DETROIT, Sept. 22 /PRNewswire/ -- The first intestine (bowel) transplant in Michigan was performed on a 50-year-old patient from Port Austin by physicians at Henry Ford Hospital. The 11-hour surgery was performed on August 21 and 22. The composite multivisceral transplant procedure included transplant of the patient's small bowel, stomach and pancreas. Only a few centers in the United States offer intestine transplants and Henry Ford is the only one in Michigan with a program. The...

2010-09-13 12:05:38

A MRSA infection with a reduced susceptibility to the potent antibiotic drug vancomycin is linked to high mortality, according to a Henry Ford Hospital study. Researchers found that patients who contracted a MRSA infection with heteroresistance, called hVISA, stayed in the hospital longer, were more likely to have the infection return after 90 days, and were twice as likely to die from it after 90 days than patients who do not have hVISA. The study is being presented Sunday at the 50th annual...

2010-08-23 07:00:00

DETROIT, Aug. 23 /PRNewswire/ -- The Henry Ford Production System LEAN training for health care takes place Sept. 16-17, 2010 at Henry Ford Health System. The two-day course is a didactic and hands-on introduction to LEAN management philosophy and manufacturing-based work rules and tools designed to prepare physicians, administrators, and technical support staff for the realities and potential successes of practicing in a LEAN environment. The sessions are not only oriented to laboratory...

2010-08-20 09:02:00

DETROIT, Aug. 20 /PRNewswire/ -- Henry Ford has paired two classic events into one unique wine-themed evening benefiting spine research and programs at Henry Ford West Bloomfield Hospital. RARE! and Vin Voyage will be held Friday, August 27. Michigan's Master Sommeliers Madeline Triffon, M.S., and Claydia Tyagi, M.S., will share their expertise in wine at both events. At RARE!, serious fine wine enthusiasts can experience an eclectic collection of the world's rare wines paired with a...

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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