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2011-01-31 08:00:00

DETROIT, Jan. 31, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Three nonprofit organizations with a history of innovation and service in Michigan today announce they have formed a first-of-its-kind collaboration to redevelop a neighborhood, create jobs and fill important health care and living needs for seniors in the City of Detroit. Henry Ford Health System (HFHS), Presbyterian Villages of Michigan (PVM) and United Methodist Retirement Communities (UMRC) plan to break ground in May 2011 on Phase I of the East...

2010-12-01 16:28:00

Children's Health Fund, Henry Ford Health System To Launch Children's Health Project of Detroit at Event Featuring Sen. Debbie Stabenow, Singer Paul Simon, CHF Co-founder Irwin Redlener, M.D. DETROIT, Dec. 1, 2010 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Responding to a fragile health care system in which many children lack access to primary care providers, Children's Health Fund (CHF) and Henry Ford Health System (HFHS) are launching a new health care program involving a mobile medical clinic that...

2010-10-22 23:02:59

Patients were misdiagnosed with pneumonia at an alarming rate when they were readmitted to the hospital shortly after a previous hospitalization for the same illness, according to two Henry Ford Hospital companion studies. Researchers say the misdiagnoses led to overuse of antibiotics and increased health care costs. Pneumonia ranks second to congestive heart failure as the reason for readmission within 30 days of a previous hospitalization. Led by Henry Ford Infectious Diseases physicians...

2010-10-07 14:56:00

WARREN, Mich., Oct. 7 /PRNewswire/ -- Visit the Big Apple without ever leaving Metro Detroit! Thursday, October 21, Art Van Furniture is turning their Headquarters in Warren into the city that never sleeps. Complete with the New York City Rockettes, and replicas of the Statue of Liberty and the Empire State Building, the stage is set for the gala event of the year. Broadway artists will perform scenes from Dreamgirls, Jersey Boys and Wicked. Art Van is creating this one-of-a-kind affair...

2010-09-30 14:07:00

DETROIT, Sept. 30 /PRNewswire/ -- Henry Ford Hospital introduced today the Air Med 1 aeromedical helicopter as a new service for transporting critically ill and trauma patients to its facility from within a 150-mile radius in Michigan and Ontario. With demand growing for caring for critically ill patients, the air ambulance service positions Henry Ford to provide fast, emergency one-way transport to its medical complex, which boasts the largest intensive care capacity in Michigan and a...

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...


Word of the Day
callithump
  • A somewhat riotous parade, accompanied with the blowing of tin horns, and other discordant noises; also, a burlesque serenade; a charivari.
'Callithump' is a back-formation of 'callithumpian,' a 'fanciful formation' according to the Oxford English Dictionary. However, the English Dialect Dictionary, says 'Gallithumpians' is a Dorset and Devon word from the 1790s that refers to 'a society of radical social reformers' or 'noisy disturbers of elections and meetings.'
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