I love Motown.
Both the City and the music.
Smokey, Marvin, Supremes, Mary Wells, Four Tops, Temptations. I grew up on this music. It gave me pride, and I listened and danced to it when I was a kid (in a previous century).
How great is it that Hitsville USA (the Motown Museum) is down the street from Henry Ford Hospital on the Boulevard? The Motown sound defines Detroit and is a rich part of the history of the city. Just like Henry Ford Hospital.
So when we were looking for a song to use in this year’s employee video for the annual Grand Ball hospital fundraiser, a Motown hit was an obvious choice.
I know one of our competitors has used a Four Tops number to be part of their marketing program. I applaud their taste and their use of “Detroit Products, Detroit Pride.”
But for our video, we found a hit that is enduring and not only highlights our Motown connection, but signifies the future of health care at Henry Ford, in that:
– Change is coming
– We are ready
– We are Henry Ford
– Get ready, ‘cause here we come!’
The above video received laughs, cheers and applause at last weekend’s Grand Ball. And it’s no surprise; the video features members our talented, positive and amazing health care team at Henry Ford Hospital.
Before you comment on the dancing of the CEO, I want to point out:
– It is hard to dance wearing a lab coat
– It is even harder to dance while holding a ball
– I couldn’t hear the music
– No one wants a CEO who can dance better than they can
– I sing just as good as I dance
– Dr. Dre can’t dance either
So enjoy our dance number.
Who knew we had so many great dancers walking our hallways! By the way, standing on a Segway isn’t dancing.
Thanks to all who participated in this video.
I hope you enjoy the subtle tribute to Korean rapper PSY that I provide in the video.