Referred to Detroit: Our Video Tribute to the City

Many of us were inspired by the recent Super Bowl ad for Chrysler featuring Eminem. The combination of the uplifting portrayal of Detroit while acknowledging the grit, determination and soul of our city and our people was unique in its captivation of Detroiters, as well as much of the nation.

All of this got me thinking about our great industry, our great institution, and the people who create The Henry Ford Hospital – same grit, same determination and same soul.

Through the artistic genius of J.C. Whitelaw of OR TV fame at Henry Ford Hospital, and the collective creative talents of Emily Solecki and Krista Hopson, the video posted above is our homage to the Chrysler ad and our tribute to you.

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BELIEVE: Reflection, Renewal & Resolution in 2011

New Year’s Day is one of my favorite holidays. I have great memories of a day full of football, and my Grandma Mary’s roast pork and Romanian sausage dinner.

I don’t want to hear from my food blog responders about the cholesterol content of those items. It was tradition and only once a year. And according to Grandma, if you ate any poultry on New Year’s Day, you were going to itch for the entire year.

The other part of New Year’s Day that I continue to love is that it is a point in time for reflection and renewal, as well as resolution.

I have made my share of failed resolutions: the weight loss target that seemed to be lost by Super Bowl Sunday; the promise to stop using four-letter words while yelling at the televised football game, which generally lasted through the first quarter of the Michigan game; and so on.

One resolution that I have kept every year is to thank, challenge and hopefully inspire my family, friends and colleagues, as well as myself, to reaffirm what are our core values and beliefs.


I’m a big “belief” person.

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