Henry Ford Health System (HFHS) is one of the nation's leading health care providers, offering a seamless array of acute, primary, tertiary, and preventive care services supported by excellence in research and education. Founded in 1915 by auto pioneer Henry Ford, the health system is committed to improving the health and well-being of a diverse community.
HFHS provides health care services to more than 1 million residents in southeast Michigan. The health system includes a tertiary care hospital, five owned community hospitals, and more than 200 inpatient and outpatient care locations throughout the region. HFHS also provides insurance to more than 500,000 people through its Health Alliance Plan and Alliance Health and Life Insurance units.
HFHS is a Michigan not-for-profit corporation governed by a 24-member Board of Trustees. Advisory and affiliate boards comprising 150 Trustee volunteer leaders provide vital links to the communities served by the health system. HFHS is managed by President and Chief Executive Office Nancy M. Schlichting.
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To improve human life through excellence in the science and art of health care and healing.
"Each Patient First"
To put patients first by providing each patient the quality of care and comfort we want for our families and for ourselves.
We serve our patients and our community through actions that always demonstrate:
Respect for People
Learning and Continuous Improvement
A Social Conscience
Henry Ford Hospital - A 802-bed tertiary care hospital, education and research complex in Detroit's New Center Area is the flagship hospital for HFHS. The hospital is recognized for clinical excellence and innovation in the fields of cardiology and cardiovascular surgery, neurology and neurosurgery, orthopaedics and sports medicine, organ transplants, and treatment for prostate, breast and lung cancers. HFH is a Level 1 trauma center.
Henry Ford Wyandotte Hospital - A 379-bed acute care hospital serves the Downriver and western Wayne County communities. It offers a full range of clinical services, including general medicine, surgery, birthing center and 24-hour emergency care. HFWH also provides physical medicine, rehab, adult mental health and neurosurgical services. Its Center for Health Services in Brownstown Township offers medical imaging, ambulatory surgery, 24-hour emergency care, a sleep lab and other services.
Henry Ford Macomb Hospitals - Delivers comprehensive, advanced care to Macomb County residents; includes 349-bed Henry Ford Macomb Hospital in Clinton Township, with nationally-recognized quality, 24-hour emergency care, stroke and chest pain centers, and comprehensive cancer, women's, orthopedic and cardiovascular care; 203-bed Henry Ford Macomb-Warren Campus, with a bariatric surgery center, inpatient rehab, comprehensive orthopedics and 24-hour emergency care; and 86-bed Henry Ford Macomb-Mt. Clemens Campus, with inpatient, outpatient and emergency psychiatric services. Health centers in Bruce Township, Washington Township, Richmond, Fraser and Chesterfield Township offer a variety of outpatient and primary care services.
Henry Ford Kingswood Hospital - A 100-bed hospital in Ferndale offers inpatient care for child, adolescent and adult patients with acute episodes of mental illness, 24-hour intake, dual diagnosis, intensive outpatient programs and day-hospital care.
Henry Ford West Bloomfield Hospital - Located in West Bloomfield, the 300-bed, all private room hospital opened with 191 beds, with an additional 109 beds expected to open in 2011. Offers comprehensive medical care, including 24-hour emergency care, neurosciences, women's and children's health, orthopaedics, diagnostic testing and a wellness center with complementary therapies.
Henry Ford Cottage Hospital - A 87-bed hospital in Grosse Pointe Farms in Wayne County is a primary destination for outpatient and specialty inpatient services, which include 24-hour emergency care, ambulatory surgery, a women's diagnostic center, physical rehab, mental health, radiation therapy for cancer care, radiology, cardiac and pulmonary rehab, a wound care center and a sleep lab.
The Henry Ford Medical Group is one of the nation's largest group practices, with 1,100 physicians and researchers in 40 specialties who staff Henry Ford Hospital and 27 Henry Ford medical centers. Henry Ford has more physicians listed as "Top Docs" than any other hospital in metro Detroit in the book America's Top Doctors. Henry Ford's 27 medical centers are located in Wayne, Oakland, Macomb and Washtenaw counties. Three medical centers provide 24-hour emergency care and ambulatory surgery and are primary care stroke centers.
The Medical Group is a national leader in using e-Prescribing, an innovative electronic computer program that allows physicians to write prescriptions from a personal computer or wireless device and send them directly to a pharmacy. It has proven to improve patient safety, increase generic medication rates, and reduce costs for the patient and health system. E-visits, another unique program, allows patients to communicate with their physician via e-mail.
The Medical Group has established disease management programs for the following chronic conditions: coronary artery disease, chronic heart failure, diabetes, asthma and depression. Henry Ford has partnered with various employers and insurers to conduct successful pilot programs that demonstrate improvement in control of risk factors and a reduction in medical costs. Efforts are under way to extend the pilot programs to wider patient populations.
Heart and Vascular Institute - A leader and innovator in comprehensive care, research and education offering one of the nation's largest and most successful heart failure and transplant programs. Specialties include electrophysiology, interventional cardiology, rehab, cardiac and vascular surgery and preventive services such as Heart Smart® education.
Josephine Ford Cancer Center - One of the largest cancer centers in Michigan provides a variety of services in six treatment facilities throughout southeast Michigan, including the Henry Ford Novalis® Shaped Beam Surgery Program, radiation therapy, chemotherapy, surgical oncology and support groups.
Henry Ford Transplant Institute - The Institute is one of the busiest in Michigan for heart, lung, kidney-pancreas, liver organ and bone marrow transplantation, and one of only two multi-organ transplant centers in the state. It also has its own organ donor awareness program called LifeShare.
Maplegrove Center - A nationally recognized chemical dependency program for adolescents and adults on the campus of the Henry Ford Medical Center-West Bloomfield. Maplegrove offers residential (50 beds) and outpatient treatment. Maplegrove and Kingswood Hospital are part of Henry Ford Behavioral Health, which also includes the Department of Psychiatry and seven outpatient clinics.
Neuroscience Institute - One of the top programs in the country that includes a National Institutes of Health stroke care and research center, a comprehensive epilepsy and Parkinson's disease treatment and surgery program, one of the largest neurosurgery spine programs in Michigan, and the Hermelin Brain Tumor Center.
Orthopaedic Surgery - Team doctors for the Detroit Lions, the department cares for patients with a variety of bone and joint ailments, including osteoporosis, and provides the latest advances in joint replacement. Its motion analysis lab allows researchers to analyze how bones and joints work together following injury.
Vattikuti Urology Institute - The leading prostate cancer program in the world where patients have access to some of the most innovative technology and treatment options. It performs more laprascopic procedures using robotic technology for treating prostate cancer than any other center in the world - nearly 5,000 to date.
Services include Henry Ford Health Products, a medical supply retailer; Henry Ford Medical Center Pharmacies and Fairlane Pharmacy Services, which provides IV therapy and medication to long-term care facilities; Pharmacy Care Management, which manages medication for patients; Greenfield Health Systems, a dialysis and blood therapies provider; Lifeline, an emergency-alert system; Henry Ford Extended Care, a private-duty nursing service; Henry Ford Home Health Care, a Medicare-certified home health care agency; Occupational Health, which provides workplace injury prevention, evaluation, treatment and safety; Center for Senior Independence, an alternative to nursing home care for the frail elderly; Henry Ford Continuing Care Corporation, with nursing homes in Harper Woods (153 beds) and Roseville (172 beds). Also included in Community Care is Henry Ford Hospice, providing palliative and hospice services in a variety of settings, including residences in Oakland and Macomb counties, Kaleidoscope Kids, a programs for children with terminal and chronic illnesses, and SandCastles, a grief support program for children, teens and their families; Henry Ford OptimEyes, in partnership with Eye Care Services, provides a full continuum of eye care in southeast Michigan; Josephine Ford Cancer Center-Downriver, located in Brownstown Township, provides clinical and support services for cancer patients in the Downriver region.
Health Alliance Plan (HAP) serves more than 1,700 employer groups and about 500,000 members. HAP is a nonprofit managed care organization that facilitates health care coverage through an expansive, flexible product portfolio: Commercial HMO, Point of Services (POS), Preferred Provider Organization (PPO) and Exclusive Provider Option (EPO) plans as well as High Deductible Health Plans with Health Savings Accounts and Health Reimbursement Accounts, Medicare solutions, individual plans and Health Coverage Continuation Plans. HAP's commercial HMO received excellent accreditation from the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA). Alliance Health and Life Insurance Co. PPO received full accreditation from NCQA. For more information, visit hap.org.
Teaching, research and advanced patient care make HFHS a premier academic medical center. Affiliated with Wayne State University's School of Medicine, Henry Ford provides innovative physician training programs and collaborates on leading-edge medical research.
Research studies - More than 150 medical specialists and research scientists, including more than 60 full-time researchers, are involved in several hundred individual research projects. Subjects include stroke, hypertension, heart disease, cancer, osteoporosis, arthritis, sleep disorders, diabetes and lung diseases.
Research funding - More than $60 million in annual funding is received from internal and outside sources, including the National Institutes of Health (NIH), other governmental sources, businesses and private foundations. HFHS ranks in the top 6 percent of all institutions granted funding by the NIH and the U.S. Public Health Service.
Education - HFHS is a state and national leader in medical education for medical students, interns, residents and fellows and the continuing education of faculty, affiliated physicians, nurses and allied health professionals. Each year, HFHS trains more than 1,500 future physicians. Henry Ford Hospital trains more than 500 medical students and 125 fellows in 46 accredited programs; an additional 25 fellows participate in unaccredited specialized programs. Henry Ford Macomb hospitals and Henry Ford Wyandotte Hospital train more than 200 osteopathic medical students and 200 residents in their accredited programs. In 2008, continuing medical education opportunities were provided to more than 52,000 physicians, nurses and allied health professionals. The Center for Simulation, Education and Research provided over 8,000 participants a risk-free environment where state-of-the-art computers and mannequins simulate hundreds of medical conditions, allowing health care professionals to practice and augment their skills.