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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DMC Path to Health Campaign Hosts Third Community Health Care Insurance Enrollment Event

Large Participation Expected with Medicaid Expansion now in Effect, Healthy Michigan Plans Available

The DMC will be hosting another free health care Enrollment Festival event this weekend as part of the DMC Path to Health campaign, launched in January. With the launch of the campaign, we committed to work with more than 100 Detroit-area local organizations and elected officials to provide Detroiters basic education and assistance with accessing affordable health insurance under the new (federal and state) health care laws.

The event will be held on Saturday, April 26 at Cass Technical High School, located at 2501 2nd Avenue in Detroit. From 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., local families are invited to join DMC to get enrolled in Michigan’s new Healthy Michigan Medicaid program. Attendees can also participate in an outdoor celebration with music, fitness breaks and a kids play zone. Food trucks will also be on hand to provide delicious food at a reasonable price. Participating food trucks include Pita Post, Dago Joe’s and Rolling Stove.

”This is a major step for health care in Michigan and for the health of our residents in the city of Detroit,” said DMC Chief Administration Officer and DMC Path to Health Campaign Chair Conrad Mallett. “As of April 1, President Obama and Governor Snyder’s Healthy Michigan plan went into effect and hundreds of thousands more people in this state our now eligible for affordable health care. The DMC is looking forward to this next event turning out our biggest crowd yet.”

Those who attend and work with a counselor to enroll must bring with them status/legal residency (social security number, passport, immigration document status number), state residency (driver’s license or utility bill), income for all family members (W-2 forms, pay stubs, or proof of unemployment).

DMC is hosting enrollment events in Metro Detroit through June. For more information, call 1-888-DMC-2500 or visit www.dmc.org/pathtohealth.

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 www.facebook.com/dmcheals, follow DMC on Twitter at @dmc_heals or visit the DMC YouTube page at www.youtube.com/DetroitMedicalCenter.

 

Health Care Enrollee Gets the Surprise of Her Life

S-JenkinsWhen Stephanie Jenkins decided to take advantage of a DMC-sponsored assistance program designed to help uninsured Detroit-area citizens apply for affordable health insurance passed into law by President Obama, this hard-working Detroiter got “a wonderful surprise.”

It happened on a Saturday afternoon in early January – after Jenkins dropped by her neighborhood Second Ebenezer Church in order to participate in a “Bridging the Gaps” outreach program aimed at helping local residents to better care for family members and loved ones with chronic health conditions.

Co-sponsored by the church and the DMC’s free-of-charge “Path to Health” affordable health insurance-enrollment assistance service, the community initiative linked dozens of Detroiters in search of health coverage under the new Affordable Care Act with a team of Certified Application Counselors. With the help of the Counselors and lots of educational materials supplied by Path to Health, many of the Ebenezer attendees were delighted to see how quickly – and how easily – their applications for the new healthcare coverage could be successfully completed.

For the determined Jenkins, who hadn’t been able to obtain health insurance before the Ebenezer event, the process was uncomplicated . . . and also “very easy on my pocketbook”.

“When they put my data into the computer ad added everything up, they told me that the total cost of healthcare coverage for me and my family would be 11 cents a month,” said the amazed Jenkins. “I couldn’t believe my eyes and I nearly panicked. I thought, something has to be wrong!

“But it wasn’t. I now have very good health insurance coverage . . . for the grand total of 11 cents a month. As I understand it, this is why this new law was created – to help people find an accessible and affordable solution to health care.”

For DMC CEO Joe Mullany, meanwhile, the positive outcome experienced by Stephanie Jenkins at the Ebenezer/Path to Life event is a “great example of how the DMC is helping people all across Southeast Michigan to successfully enroll in Obamacare. Open enrollment is now fully underway,” noted Mullany, and thousands of Michiganders have been signing up for it in recent months.

“At the DMC, we’re very pleased to know that our Path to Life assistance program is helping to educate – and also enroll – patients who need health insurance by providing them with educational materials and personal assistance wherever possible.”

To learn more about DMC Path to Life and how you can use it to obtain low-cost health insurance, just click on http://www.dmc.org/pathtohealth, or call 888-362-2500.