Doc in the D – Living Wall Interview with Audrey Bondar

In the next edition of the new Doc in the D segment, “Interviews in front of the Living Wall,” Dr. John Popovich spends a few minutes getting to know Henry Ford Hospital Sladen Librarian Audrey Bondar who is retiring this month.

The “Interviews in front of the Living Wall” segments were filmed in the hospital’s atrium as indicated – in front of the Living Wall – and offers a glimpse into the lives of Henry Ford Hospital Physicians and staff outside of the normal environments in which you may be used to seeing them. To view past videos, click the “Living Wall Interviews” tag at the bottom of this post.

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Interviews in front of the Living Wall

We created a new Doc in the D segment to help you get to know our Henry Ford Hospital physicians and staff outside of the normal medical and academic environments in which you may be used to seeing them. “Interviews in front of the Living Wall” was filmed in the hospital’s atrium as indicated – in front of the Living Wall. Our team put together this fun video to give you a taste for what’s to come. Watch for full interviews with each staff member over the next few months. Enjoy!

To view other “Interviews in front of the Living Wall” segments, click the “Living Wall Interviews” tag at the bottom of this post.

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Workplace violence in a sanctuary of healing

The unfortunate but extraordinarily serious problem.

The emotions that are heightened during health care encounters and the
number of patients with behavioral issues make healthcare workers at a significantly increased risk for workplace violence. In fact, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) reported from 2002 to 2013 that serious workplace violence resulting in an injured worker requiring days off to recuperate were four times more common in healthcare than in private industry.

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Farewell to the one who made things happen

Our individual professional success is greatly dependent on the many people who assist and partner with us along the way. To arrange our days, to keep us on track, and to serve to make us more effective in what we do. To represent us and to cheerlead for us. To make us far better than we can be when left to our own devices.

My great fortune is to have had Pat Pillon as my right hand. No one has had a greater impact on my ability to get things done during my HFH career.

Pat Pillon (front row, fifth left) is pictured with her husband and colleagues at her retirement party.

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Doc in the D’s sixth anniversary at Henry Ford Hospital

In this edition of Doc in the D, I am reflective as I celebrate my sixth anniversary as Henry Ford Hospital’s President and CEO. We have accomplished so much and I’m proud of what our team does every single day to provide superior medical care for our patients. Learn more about what we’ve done recently in the video below.

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Shoutout: Safety Huddle results in solutions!

Every Monday through Friday at 10 a.m. we conduct a Safety Huddle at Henry Ford Hospital. One of the first things we do at the meeting is to give shoutouts, a collective praise given to team members who have gone over and beyond the usual.

This is my shoutout to the Safety Huddle.

The Safety Huddle is conducted to get problems reported and identified for correction.

Henry Ford Hospital conducts a daily Safety Huddle to report problems and identify solutions, and to share information.

The Safety Huddle is conducted to get problems reported and identified for correction. Some components are recurrent, such as looking at sentinel events, healthcare associated infections, patient satisfaction rounds, borders in the emergency department, beds available or anticipated, or femoral lines that are presently in patients. Others are episodic. An event, equipment breakdown, parking problem, you name it. Each part of the house is methodically asked to report issues or levels of activity, like occupancy in the newborn nursery or numbers of ventilators being used.

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The leading edge of precision medicine research

I wanted to share some very exciting news as a follow up to my previous blog about Henry Ford Hospital’s investment in precision medicine. Last month, the National Institutes of Health announced that Henry Ford Health System is leading a five-member research consortium to expand the geographic reach and diversity of the NIH’s Precision Medicine Initiative (PMI) Cohort Program.

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Reduce barriers to health care with a “yes vote”

Cars. This is how we get to work, run errands, visit family and take our kids to school.

A “yes vote” for the Regional Transit Authority Master Plan will improve access to health care for everyone.

A “yes vote” for the Regional Transit Authority Master Plan will improve access to health care for everyone.

Well, not all of us.

Approximately 26 percent of Detroit households are without a vehicle.

So how do they handle the basics like shopping for healthy food, attending doctor appointments or filling prescriptions?

That’s the $3 billion question and one we hope to solve with a regional transportation plan.

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