Laughter, pride, anticipation as DMC breaks ground on new Children’s Hospital of Michigan-Troy

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Smiling, healthy, happy children joined officials from Oakland County, the City of Troy and DMC executives, physicians and staff Thursday morning at the groundbreaking for the new Children’s Hospital of Michigan – Troy, David K. Page Building.

DMC CEO Joe Mullany and Children’s CEO Larry Gold helped welcome everyone to the ceremony. Parents whose children had been treated at Children’s Hospital were among the guests and speakers.

The $42 million, 3-story, 63,000 square-foot facility will be prominent on West Big Beaver Road and will bring the expertise of Children’s Hospital to patients in and around Oakland County.

The hospital is named for long-time board member and friend to the Children’s Hospital of Michigan, the late David K. Page. “Having the building carry his name will be a lasting legacy to his leadership and commitment to children, and we are grateful to DMC CEO Joe Mullany for his support of this fitting tribute,” said Erica Gerson, chair of the Children’s Hospital of Michigan Board of Trustees.

Smiling, healthy, happy children joined officials from Oakland County, the City of Troy and DMC executives, physicians and staff Thursday morning at the groundbreaking for the new Children’s Hospital of Michigan – Troy, David K. Page Building.

DMC CEO Joe Mullany and Children’s CEO Larry Gold helped welcome everyone to the ceremony. Parents whose children had been treated at Children’s Hospital were among the guests and speakers.

The $42 million, 3-story, 63,000 square-foot facility will be prominent on West Big Beaver Road and will bring the expertise of Children’s Hospital to patients in and around Oakland County.

The hospital is named for long-time board member and friend to the Children’s Hospital of Michigan, the late David K. Page. “Having the building carry his name will be a lasting legacy to his leadership and commitment to children, and we are grateful to DMC CEO Joe Mullany for his support of this fitting tribute,” said Erica Gerson, chair of the Children’s Hospital of Michigan Board of Trustees.

The new hospital will be completed in just over a year and will provide a 24/7 pediatric emergency room, day surgery and multiple pediatric medical and surgical specialties especially for children, including cancer and infusion therapy, cardiology, neurology, orthopedics, urology, imaging and lab services.

“Having Children’s Hospital of Michigan services like these located closer to home for so many of the patients we serve will help make the lives of many families just a bit easier,” Larry Gold said.

“Having Children’s Hospital of Michigan services like these located closer to home for so many of the patients we serve will help make the lives of many families just a bit easier,” Larry Gold said.

“Mama Palooza” event to help expectant mothers prevent preterm births

IMG_1872Organizers to introduce 1st Make Your Date baby and new ad campaign in partnership with the March of Dimes
Detroit mothers and mothers-to-be can ensure the best possible healthy start for their children by attending the Mama Palooza on Saturday, Sept. 6 at the Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History.

The event, which will run from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., is sponsored by Make Your Date, the citywide initiative launched by Detroit Mayor Mike Duggan to help Detroit’s expectant mothers deliver healthy full-term babies and reduce the rate of premature birth.

Mothers and expectant mothers will be able to learn more about the Make Your Date program, sign up as patients in the program and sign up for appropriate insurance coverage. There will be free ice cream, giveaways, museum tours and valet parking. Mayor Duggan will be at the event as well to welcome guests.

Make Your Date welcomes first new baby!

The Make Your Date program already is delivering results. Daniella Page, one of the first women to enroll in Make Your Date, delivered her healthy, full-term baby boy on Thursday, August 28th. As a participant in the program, Daniella received cervical length screening and group prenatal care. She and her baby, Daniel, will be at the Mama Palooza event to share her positive experience with prospective Make Your Date mothers.

“I’m so proud of Daniella for signing up for the program and thrilled that Make Your Date has helped her to deliver a happy, healthy baby,” Mayor Duggan said. “Any woman who is expecting and who may be risk for pre-term delivery should come out to hear Daniella’s story and enroll in Make Your Date.”

“We want mothers-to-be in Detroit to know that Make Your Date is here to help ensure their baby has the healthiest start possible in life,” said Sonia Hassan, M.D., Associate Dean for Maternal, Perinatal and Child Health at the Wayne State University School of Medicine, who leads the Make Your Date program with Detroit Public Health Director Vernice Anthony. “Mama Palooza serves as a day of hope, introducing the city’s women to this groundbreaking program and the vital resources they should all take advantage of through contact with our dedicated civic and health care partners, who are all passionate about lowering the city’s unacceptable pre-term birth rate.”

In Detroit, 18 percent of babies are born prematurely, a rate nearly 6 percent higher than the state average. Studies show that low birth weight accounts for almost 50 percent of the city’s infant mortality rate of 14 deaths in every 1,000 births, twice the national average.

The Make Your Date campaign launched in May provides a consistent approach among local health care providers in how they deliver support and care to expectant mothers.

Expectant mothers who sign on to Make Your Date will have access to a range of support and evidence-based medical services made available at no additional cost through the DMC, St. John Providence and Henry Ford Health System, including connecting future mothers to prenatal care providers; preterm birth prevention education classes; regular ultrasounds for all pregnant women, which can identify the potential need for progesterone, a treatment that may reduce the risk of preterm birth by 45 percent in women with a short cervix; and group prenatal care for expecting mothers.

The Make Your Date campaign asks expectant mothers to do three things:

• Make a doctor’s appointment to begin regular checkups.

• Work with Make Your Date and their provider to develop a “healthy mother, healthy baby” plan, which includes everything from testing and treatment to nutrition and rest.

• Join group prenatal care or pregnancy education classes, where they get support and information and can share questions, ideas and concerns.

Make Your Date is a not-for-profit organization.

To learn more about Make Your Date visit http://www.MakeYourDate.org or call 313-577-1000.

 

DMC Sports Medicine Symposium

Annual Detroit Regional Sports Medicine Symposium

DMC Sports Medicine, in partnership with the Wayne State University School of Medicine, is hosting the 6th Annual Detroit Regional Sports Medicine Symposium Thursday, July 24 and Friday, July 25 at the Westin Book Cadillac, located at 1114 Washington Blvd. in Detroit. The DMC Sports Medicine program hosts the annual symposium to provide orthopaedic and sports medicine physicians, as well as fellows, residents, physical therapists, athletic trainers and students an opportunity to come together and share best practices. The event includes discussions of current trends in the diagnosis and management of complex orthopaedic injuries, including non-surgical and surgical options, research and evidence-based review, surgical and musculoskeletal ultrasound demonstrations, and breakout sessions.

Registration includes all educational programming, from 7 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Thursday and 7 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Friday. Breakfast, lunch and social events are included on Thursday and breakfast is included on Friday. Valet parking is also included and a block of rooms is reserved at the hotel for any participants from out of town needing accommodations. Pre-registration is required by July 18, 2014. Online Registration will be available in June at www.regonline.com/sportssymposium.

Full conference brochure with speaker line-up.

Printable flyer.

Those will questions should call EJ Rozek at (586) 558-2871.

Click here to view photos from last year’s event.

Click below to view and download presentations for the event.

Bicos – DMC Sports Symposium Proximal Biceps Copy
Bishai – Shoulder Instability- Outcomes and What Do The Numbers Show Bishai
Crawford – Pitching Study Grand Rounds Presentation 07.03.2014
Delongchamp – Graston Technique Intro 2014
Donahue, Johns – Common Dance Injuries and Rehabilitation
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Kweon – RTC allocation DMC
DMC RTC Patch 2014
Breakout 2 – DMC Sports Medicine Symposium Breakout 2014.ppt-final

Dr. William Meyers – DMC Sports Medicine Visiting Lecturer Series

DSC01244This morning Dr. William Meyers from Philadelphia presented the following lectures at the DMC:  “Anatomy of the Musculoskeletal Core”  and “Advancements in Diagnoses & Treatments of Core Muscle Injuries”.

In 2013, Dr. Meyers established Vincera Institute, a center dedicated to the prevention, diagnosis, treatment, rehabilitation, research and education of core injuries. He has dedicated 25 years to pioneering the diagnosis, treatment, rehabilitation and prevention of core muscle injuries, formerly known as athletic pubalgia or sports hernia. Dr. Meyers led the awareness that the whole core muscle complex, inclusive with the hip joint, contributes to the injury which has advanced old terminology such as athletic pubalgia or sports hernia. Treating patients with abdominal or groin injuries stemmed from a unique experience in the 1980s with the U.S. National Soccer Team, Miami Dolphins, and various Olympic athletes. Since then, he has developed a number of variants of the surgical repair for core muscle injuries (athletic pubalgia/sports hernia) and their relationship to the ball and socket hip joint. He has evaluated over 15,000 patients, including professional players from the National Football League, National Hockey League, National Basketball Association, Major League Baseball, Major League Soccer, Professional Tennis, Professional Golf, Professional Bull Riding, Swimming, Olympic Track and Field, collegiate and recreational athletes.

Dr. Meyers received his B.A. from Harvard University and his M.D. from Columbia College of Physicians and Surgeons. He completed his residency and fellowship at Duke University, subsequently serving 14 years as Chief for various divisions of surgery. Prior to moving to Philadelphia, Dr. Meyers was Chairman of Surgery and Surgeon-in-Chief at University of Massachusetts-Worcester. He served as Professor, Chairman of Surgery and Senior Associate Dean at Drexel University College of Medicine from January 2001 until November of 2010. Dr. Meyers has been funded by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and has received various industry grants for research. He has authored and co-authored over 300 peer reviewed medical publications, and has authored chapters and edited texts. He also has authored two books.

 

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DMC Children’s Hospital of Michigan’s Dr. David Rosenberg to appear on ABC’s 20/20

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David Rosenberg, M.D., Chair, Department of Psychiatry & Behavioral Neurosciences, Miriam L. Hamburger Endowed Chair of Child Psychiatry, Psychiatrist in Chief Wayne State University and the Detroit Medical Center, will be a featured guest on ABC’s “20/20″ this week.

Scheduled to air tonight, Friday, May 23, at 10 p.m. (EST), the segment will feature ABC’s David Muir interviewing Dr. Rosenberg about groundbreaking developments in brain imaging genetic research in pediatric obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD) and anxiety.

“Unlike the rest of us, children with OCD never get the all-clear signal because abnormalities in the brain’s light switch, glutamate, disrupt the structure, chemistry and function of the brain’s arousal center, the anterior cingulate cortex causing it to misfire and go haywire.. Instead it warns children with OCD that the situation is getting more dangerous and more unsafe,” Dr. Rosenberg said.

Dr. Rosenberg said that he and his researchers believe that within the next ten (10) years there will be ten (10) different subtypes of OCD identified. “We can’t lump and treat all OCD the same, especially since there are distinct brain abnormalities,” Dr. Rosenberg said.

Dr. Rosenberg also discussed the research of Vaibhav Diwadkar, Ph.D., associate professor of psychiatry and behavioral neurosciences at Wayne State University School of Medicine, who uses functional MRI to examine neural network dysfunction in children with OCD.

“His work is the new frontier and puts the Detroit Medical Center and the Children’s Hospital of Michigan and Wayne State University on the cutting edge,” Dr. Rosenberg said. Full Story 

 

Detroit Rising

This morning Detroit had a positive smile on its face with news that America’s biggest bank, J.P. Morgan Chase is to invest $100m in the city of Detroit. Below is a quick sweep of Twitter with some of the reaction.

 

 

 

DMC Hospitals Receive Governor’s Awards of Excellence

GAE_Web_BadgeWe’re pleased to announce multiple DMC hospitals have received MPRO’s 2014 Governor’s Awards of Excellence for achievements in improving health care associated infections and outstanding inpatient clinical achievement in the acute care hospital setting.

DMC Detroit Receiving Hospital, DMC Harper University Hospital/Hutzel Women’s Hospital, DMC Sinai-Grace Hospital and DMC Huron Valley-Sinai Hospital are receiving this honor for improving health care associated infections as a result of exhibiting attainment of thresholds for catheter associated urinary tract infections, Clostridium difficile and surgical site infection reduction projects.

DMC Detroit Receiving Hospital and DMC Huron Valley-Sinai Hospital are also receiving this honor for outstanding inpatient clinical achievement as a result of improving the quality and efficiency of the health care delivery system in four clinical topic areas (acute myocardial infarction, heart failure, pneumonia and surgical care) and in eight patient experience of care measures (nurse communication, doctor communication, hospital staff responsiveness, pain management, medicine communication, hospital cleanliness and quietness, discharge information and overall hospital rating). In addition, acute care hospitals were required to meet additional overall criteria including the submission of a process improvement plan.

DMC Detroit Receiving Hospital’s Rosa Parks Wellness Institute for Senior Health was also recognized for achievements in reducing adverse drug events.

This award demonstrates Michigan’s deep commitment to providing high quality, safe and efficient health care,” said Governor Snyder. “By using proven, evidence-based practices, these organizations are making sure individuals get the right care at the right time.”

The Governor’s Award of Excellence was developed in 2003. The current award is based upon work from 2012-2014 in the following areas:

  • Reducing health care associated infections
  • Reducing health care acquired conditions in nursing homes
  • Reducing adverse drug events
  • Integrating care for populations and communities through improving care transitions and coordination
  • Improving preventive care and early diagnosis through immunizations and screening
  • Improving clinical quality measures associated with improving cardiac health
  • Improving clinical quality measures among acute care and critical access hospitals
  • Reducing disparities of care in cardiac health

The award criteria are based on the National Quality Strategy, Partnership for Patients and Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) Quality Improvement Organizations’ 10th Statement of Work. The preventive care metrics also align with the Governor’s Healthy Michigan 4X4 plan.

For more information about the Governor’s Award of Excellence, including a list of winners, go to http://bit.ly/OCbcRD.

 

About the Detroit Medical Center

 

The Detroit Medical Center operates DMC Children’s Hospital of Michigan with nine specialties centers, DMC Detroit Receiving Hospital, DMC Harper University Hospital, DMC Huron Valley-Sinai Hospital, DMC Hutzel Women’s Hospital, DMC Rehabilitation Institute of Michigan with more than 30 outpatient locations, DMC Sinai-Grace Hospital, DMC Surgery Hospital, and DMC Cardiovascular Institute with new heart hospital coming in 2014. Detroit Medical Center is proud to be the official Healthcare Services Provider of the Detroit Tigers, Detroit Red Wings, Detroit Pistons, Detroit Grand Prix and the Detroit Free Press Marathon, with six DMC Sports Medicine clinics and Sports Performance Academy locations.

 

For more information, visit www.dmc.org. “Like” DMC on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/dmcheals, follow DMC on Twitter at @dmc_heals or visit the DMC YouTube page at www.youtube.com/DetroitMedicalCenter.

 

About MPRO

MPRO is an independent nonprofit and a national leader in health care quality improvement and medical review. MPRO serves as the federally designated Quality Improvement Organization (QIO) for Michigan under contract with the U.S. Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS). MPRO also provides consultative services, medical and utilization review, data analysis and health information technology education and technical assistance to federal agencies, state Medicaid and public health agencies, health care facilities, private health plans and other third party payers. For more information, visit http://mpro.org.

 

 

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