Caring for Patients is the Greatest Gift You Can Give

 “Coming together is a beginning. Keeping together is progress. Working together is success.”

As I reflect on 2010, those words from our founder Henry Ford take on a special meaning.

This year we celebrated the 95th anniversary of our hospital.

But it is so much more than a celebration of bricks and mortar or longevity.

Our success is truly a measure of our people; our health care teams – from the valet and grounds keepers to the nurses and physicians – working together each day to build on our 95-year commitment to provide the best care to our patients. 

It is teamwork, supported by hard work and dedication that gives us greater purpose. Like I’ve said before, everyone plays a role in patient care.

As you celebrate the holidays and the New Year with loved ones, take a moment to reflect on how you have made a difference in the lives of others – our patients and your colleagues.

In the short time that I’ve been President and CEO of Henry Ford Hospital, I can say with certainty that everyone at Henry Ford Hospital has made a difference in my life.

I come to work every day in awe of your skills and passion for your work.  That is why I believe so strongly in The Henry Ford Hospital and Medical Group.

Your support for me is one of the greatest gifts that I could receive.

And your care for our patients is one of the greatest gifts you can give.

My energy is high, my commitment is strengthened and my optimism for our future is boundless. 

This holiday season, I want to thank you for enriching the lives of your team members and our patients.  Please accept my most humble appreciation for the work you do, the talents you offer and the friendship you extend.

Happy Holidays!

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