Saturday, May 18, 2013
The first Rubber Ducky Race for Autism was held Saturday at the Chapaton Retention Basin, The event was organized by the Henry Ford Health System, the Shorewood Kiwanis, local businesses and elected officials.
Rubber duckies took over the Chapaton Retention Basin Saturday for the Shorewood Kiwanis and Henry Ford Health System’s Center for Autism and Developmental Disabilities fundraiser for autism. Together with local businesses, elected officials and the Macomb County Public Works Commissioner Anthony V. Marrocco to host the fundraiser to assist families with autistic children who receive applied behavioural analysis therapy through the race. According to organizers, the the costs for treatment through therapy can exceed $50,000 annually.
Wednesday, October 31, 2012
Beaumont Health System and Henry Ford Health System sign letter of intent to combine operations.
Beaumont Health System and Henry Ford Health System announced Wednesday that they are taking the first steps toward entering a multi-billion dollar partnership. While the hopsitals will combine operations after a 120-day period of negotiations and due diligence, the two systems will retain their respective brand names and separate identities, officials said. Today's announcement at Beaumont Hospital's Royal Oak campus, is the result of Beaumont's board of directors developing a strategic plan over the past 20 months to transform its system from providing procedures to promoting health and wellness among the population. To make that transformation, Beaumont sought a like-minded partner, said Steve Howard, Chairman of the Board of Trustees, …
Tuesday, October 30, 2012
The Royal Oak-based organization's executive board was set to discuss possible collaborative relationships with other institutions during its meeting Tuesday.
A Beaumont Health System executive said Tuesday that the organization is considering strategic partnerships with other institutions, but refuted a rumor the hospital is for sale. Colette Stimmell, Beaumont's director of corporate communications, said Tuesday afternoon that the Royal Oak-based health system's executive board is meeting today and one of the agenda items is strategic partnerships. "Our board and executive team have been involved in strategic planning discussions for some time now. As part of that, we've been talking with many organizations locally and across the country and these are confidential discussions so I can't discuss the names of any of the organizations we've been talking with," she said. "As soon as we make a …
Tuesday, August 21, 2012
A Henry Ford Health System radiation oncologist will discuss discuss potential environmental causes of cancer along Lake St. Clair waterfront communities during a presentation Tuesday at The Lake House.
Dr. Jadranka Dragovic will present current theories on why residents in communities along Lake St. Clair experience an abnormally high incidence of cancer Tuesday during a presentation at The Lake House. Dr. Dragovic, radiation oncologist with Henry Ford Health System, will present current theories and offer suggestions of how to avoid exposure to toxins that could contribute to cancer risks. The 6:30 p.m. event is free.
Thursday, August 9, 2012
Henry Ford Medical Center on Jefferson will have extended hours starting Sept. 4.
Henry Ford Medical Center on Jefferson will have extended hours and be open until 8 p.m. Mon - Fri starting Sept. 4. The center will no longer be an after hours urgent care facility, according to Marianne Beach-Langlois, center administrator. The center will still have a range of family medicine services, in addition to pediatric care, geriatric care and more, as well as having a on-site pharmacy. The center will be open 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. Sat-Sun.
Monday, March 12, 2012
SandCastles, a division of Henry Ford Hospice, provides grief support services at locations throughout southeastern Michigan, including locations in St. Clair Shores, Rochester and West Bloomfield. It is expanding into Detroit Public Schools.
Monday was a bittersweet anniversary for Kristi Feyers and her daughter Annabelle. They remembered husband and father Darryl Feyers, who died suddenly five years ago, while helping the Henry Ford Health System announce the expansion of the SandCastles program. Kristi and Annabelle, from Clarkston, are just one of nearly 2,100 families who have utilized the grief support services for children and teens offered by SandCastles, a division of Henry Ford Hospice. "When something first happens, you feel like you are the only one who has lost someone," said Annabelle Feyers, who appreciates that she can meet with her peers at SandCastles. "They help you and you can help them ... you don’t feel alone." Her mom also finds the program helpful for …
Wednesday, January 4, 2012
Seniors 50 and over from St. Clair Shores can take part in the No Limits Weight Loss Challenge against Clinton Township.
The St. Clair Shores Senior Center for Active Adults wants to win by losing. The center is competing against the Clinton Township senior center in a "No Limits Weight Loss Challenge." Seniors 50-years-old and older can join the St. Clair Shores team, called Chunky Monkey, in the weight loss program. The competition runs from Jan. 9 to April 24 and there will be pizes for biggest weight loss and change in BMI. There will be weekly weigh-ins, where participants will receive fruit from Vince and Joe's Gourmet Markets and a bottle of water from Pure Water Station, along with "surprise" trips. "If people want to join forces, we will help them lose weight," said Sue Fickau, St. Clair Shores Senior Center coordinator. "It's a win-win all around…