March of Dimes and Flagstar Bank partner to donate infant items to Hutzel

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Today, the infants born at Hutzel Women’s Hospital received a special gift from the March of Dimes and Flagstar Bank.

Both entities delivered a large pallet of baby items to the labor and delivery floor of Hutzel. As part of their annual drive for babies, each year, Flagstar encourages their employees to purchase new infant items (bottles, clothes, diapers, wipes, receiving blankets, strollers, etc.) and donate them to a local birthing facility. This year, Hutzel was the recipient of the baby items. Pictured  here are the nurses of the Hutzel Labor and Delivery Units along with representatives from Flagstar Bank and March of Dimes.

Need Health Insurance? The DMC can help!

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Thousands of people right here in our own community still don’t know they can get health insurance under the nation’s Affordable Care Act. So DMC is taking to the streets to provide information and help them get enrolled.

Join the DMC Path To Health‬ Team and KISS-FM’s Angie Starr TOMORROW, from 7:30-9:30am for free breakfast and free help with enrollment in the Healthy MI Plan:

TOMORROW, Tuesday April 21st, we’ll be at:

Noni’s Sherwood Grille
19700 Livernois, btw 7 & 8 Mile
Detroit, MI 48221

You can also visit us at the following locations on the following dates:

Thursday 4/23 – 7:30-9:30am

Grandy’s Coney Island
3570 Mt. Elliott, & Mack
Detroit, MI 48207

Tuesday 4/28 – 7:30-9:30am

Onassis Coney Island
1501 Michigan Ave., & Trumbull

Detroit, MI 48216

Thursday 4/30 – 7:30-9:30am

Hollywood Coney Island
20240 Grand River & Evergreen
Detroit, MI 48219

Spring Into A Healthy Golf Season With The DMC

DMC Sports Medicine hosts Golf Fitness Bootcamp

Spring into a healthy golf season

 

The DMC’s Sports Medicine specialists will host an 8-week Golf Fitness Bootcamp, starting Friday, March 13 from 5 to 6 p.m. The bootcamp will be held in the lower level of the Franklin Athletic Club’s DMC Sports Performance Academy, location at 29350 Northwestern Highway in Southfield.
Many golfers experience injuries when they hit the course because they don’t realize they need to train or condition themselves in advance of the season like other athletes. With spring golf season right around the corner, now is the time to:

  • Learn golf-specific exercises to improve your game;
  • Learn a proper golf warm-up to avoid injury;
  • Understand the demands required of your body to make a solid swing;
  • Condition now for the demands of the sport later.

 

Attendees will learn a dynamic warm-up and proper golf-specific exercises to improve the elastic quality and body motion when striking the ball from Titlest Performance Institute (TPI) Certified Instructors from the DMC Sports Performance Academy.

Interested in registering?

VISIT: www.regonline.com/golfwithDMC or call DMC Sports Medicine Outreach Manager Allison Cortellini at (313) 910-9328. Attendees should bring an old club for exercises to learn how to hit the ball long and straight while preventing injury.
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Two DMC cardiovascular experts present at major conference in Germany

Germany%203_thumbDMC’s Dr. Mahir Elder and Dr. Amir Kaki were among the renowned presenters in January at LINC 2015, a global vascular expert exchange forum held in Leipzig, Germany.

The LINC (Leipzig Interventional Course) is designed to expand systematic scientific evaluation and interdisciplinary discussion of new methods, allowing conclusions for daily interventional practice.

The four-day conference attracted attendees and presenters from around the world. Dr. Elder presented on the ground breaking pulmonary embolism program and Dr. Kaki presented on limb salvage.

LINC is an interdisciplinary live course, designed to provide a global platform, permitting the discussion of the “vascular patients” by integrating colleagues of different specialties who are performing endovascular interventions.

Alta Gordon’s CNOtes: ​​ “A Year in Review”

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The year, 2014 has come to an end. It has been a year filled with achievements as well as challenges. We can be proud of the recognitions received, while not an exhaustive list; a few examples are:

• Leapfrog Group Top Hospital for Safety and Quality
• MPRO Governor’s Award – Prevention of Surgical Site Infection in Hip and Knee Arthroplasty
• Influencing the Patient’s Perception of Pain Management, Medication Reconciliation in the Geriatric Center
• AHA Stroke Excellence – Silver Performance Award
• Level 1 Trauma re designation
• Opening of the Senior Emergency Room
• Nurses Improving Care for Health System (NICHE) Award re designation

In the beginning of 2014, we struggled with compliance on several of our core measures, such as VTE, Stroke and SCIP. Through due diligence and perseverance, aligned with your continued dedication to provide quality care to all patients and families, with steady collaboration and partnership with the medical staff; we were able to overcome the challenges and achieve the targeted performance.

In the third quarter of 2014, we had the opportunity to complete the Employee Engagement Survey. Thank you to all who completed the survey. DRH’s participation rate was stellar. Your feedback will guide our next steps, and to that end, I am eager for us to review the results and begin the dialogue and action planning together. This process will aid our journey towards a healthy and supportive work environment for all staff and a patient focused healing environment.

Nursing has partnered with physicians, Clinical Resource Management and other clinical support department to implement Rapid Rounding, an approach to enhance patient discharge planning. Other tactics in progress at DRH which helps in the enhancements of our patient experiences include “Quiet time”, No Pass Zone and rounding on patients and staff by management. These plans will be included in the updated DRH Patient Care Service Strategic Plan with Magnet as a key component.

Success is not a singular result but rather the result of the intricate mixture of staff empowerment and leadership support. My commitment as your CNO is to be visibly accessible, approachable and communicate effectively in an environment of mutual respect that results in DRH Nurses’ knowing that their voices are heard, their input valuable and their nursing practice supported.

I foresee 2015 as the year of continued great accomplishments for DRH Nurses and look forward to our journey for nursing excellence together.

Join us for a LIVE Web Chat on Incontinence, Thursday at Noon

Are you or a loved one having
problems with a leaky bladder?
Do you suffer from an urgent need to urinate?

More than 13 million women and men in the United States, young and old, have urinary incontinence issues. Urinary incontinence is the loss of bladder control. Many suffer in silence because they are too embarassed to talk about it. There are many effective treatments. Learn more during a FREE one-hour web chat on Thursday, Dec. 11 at noon. Visit www.wxyz.com and click on the web chat button at noon. Get the facts from DMC incontinence experts so you can get relief and stop letting incontinence affect your daily activities.

Moderated by DMC Communications Director Emery King.

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5517Conrad Maitland, M.D., is a urologist at the DMC, an Assistant Clinical Professor in Urology at Michigan State University College of Medicine and currently the Director of Urology Residency Program at DMC Sinai-Grace Hospital. He has been successfully treating urological problems for patients for more than 35 years.

11490Serge Marinkovic, M.D., is a urologist at the DMC. He is fellowship trained in both neuro-urology and uro-gynecology, and he is double board certified in general urology and female pelvic medicine and reconstructive surgery. Over the last several years, Dr. Marinkovic has written many research papers on incontinence.

‘Make Your Date’ program gives moms-to-be and babies help and hope

In observance of November as Prematurity Awareness Month and World
Prematurity Day on Nov. 17, Wayne State University and the Detroit Medical Center are
encouraging area moms-to-be to take advantage of a powerful and free nonprofit
program that is helping moms throughout the city deliver healthy full-term babies on or
after their due date.

Premature babies can face serious health challenges throughout their lives. The city’s
Make Your Date program provides a consistent approach among local health care
providers in how they deliver support and care to expectant mothers to help them carry
their babies to full term. The initiative was launched in May by Mayor Mike Duggan,
Wayne State University, Detroit’s leading health systems and other key partners.
Sign up is easy: Visit www.makeyourdate.org or call 313-577-1000.

The Make Your Date campaign asks expectant mothers to do three simple things:
• Make a doctor’s appointment to begin regular checkups.
• Work with their Make Your Date Provider to develop a healthy mom, healthy
baby plan, which includes everything from testing and treatment to nutrition and
rest.
• Join group prenatal care or pregnancy education classes, where they can share
questions, ideas and concerns and learn more about their pregnancy.

In celebration of Prematurity Awareness Month, individuals and organizations are
encouraged to further the mission and donate to this important program. Go to
http://www.makeyourdate.org/donate/ to make a tax-deductible contribution.

“The Make Your Date program already has shown its effectiveness in getting women
connected to help them carry their babies to full term. Every at-risk expectant mother
should take advantage of the medical and peer support this wonderful program
provides,” said Mayor Duggan.

“Being born full term is critical to long-term health,” said Sonia Hassan, M.D., associate
dean for Maternal, Perinatal and Child Health for the Wayne State University School of
Medicine and co-leader of the Make Your Date program. “Babies born preterm have a
higher risk of breathing complications, cerebral palsy and difficulty in school. We want
Detroit moms to know they can get the care they need, to give their babies the greatest
chance at a healthy start.”

In Detroit, 18 percent of babies are born prematurely, 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.

Researchers at the Perinatology Research Branch (PRB) of the of the Eunice Kennedy
Shriver National Institute for Child Health and Human Development of the National
Institutes of Health, which is housed at Wayne State University and Hutzel Women’s
Hospital in the Detroit Medical Center, have made seminal discoveries in the prevention
of preterm birth over the past 22 years.

“The prevention of preterm birth is a major priority for the PRB,” said Dr. Roberto
Romero, Chief of the Perinatology Research Branch. “We are committed to supporting
the efforts to reduce preterm birth in the City of Detroit and abroad.”
Learn how your business or organization can get involved to make a real difference to
our moms, families, and neighborhoods. Inquire at info@makeyourdate.org.

About Make Your Date
The mission of the Make Your Date campaign is to implement evidence-based strategies
to reduce the rate of preterm birth. This strategy is executed through education,
collaboration and partnerships with health care systems, universities and other
established programs. For more information, visit http://www.makeyourdate.org or call 313-577-1000.