Heart of the Tiger at Henry Ford Hospital


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Tigers at Henry Ford Hospital

The Detroit Tigers traveled across Michigan – through our first “major” winter snow – as part of their annual Winter Caravan to thank fans and get them excited about the upcoming baseball season.

(Spring training and warmer weather are right around the corner!)

Henry Ford Hospital was one of many Detroit-area destinations on the 2012 Winter Caravan route.

We were thrilled to welcome Tigers Vice President and Assistant General Manager Al Avila and players Collin Balester, Brennan Boesch, Miguel Cabrera, Matt Hoffman, Andy Oliver, Ramon Santiago and Tyler Stohr, as well as the “voice of the Detroit Tigers” on Fox Sports Mario Impemba.

Tigers’ team physician Dr. Michael Workings of the Henry Ford Department of Family Medicine was also in attendance.

Henry Ford employees cheer for the Tigers

Our hospital team gave the Tigers an amazing Henry Ford welcome, cheering and swinging Tigers towels in the air.

Some employees even had the chance to ask the Tigers about their most memorable moments during the 2011 season, and a few lucky employees received special prizes from the Tigers.

The visit got me thinking about how  much Henry Ford Hospital and the Detroit Tigers actually have in common when it comes to our long history in Detroit.

Take 1968. It’s the year the Tigers won the World Series AND Henry Ford Hospital performed Detroit’s first kidney transplant. Continue reading

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Celebrating Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

“All labor that uplifts humanity has dignity and importance.”
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Henry Ford Hospital was honored today (Jan. 16) to host a great celebration for Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., not only for the man, but the vision and principles that he continues to inspire in all of us.

The Mosaic Singers perform at Henry Ford Hospital.

This site on West Grand Blvd. has been the home of the Henry Ford Health System for more than 96 years. It houses our flagship, Henry Ford Hospital, a great clinical and academic sciences center in the heart of Midtown Detroit.

One of the reasons we’ve been able to achieve such prominence at Henry Ford is evident each day on our campus; the rich tapestry of our diverse work force is a fundamental advantage in the way in which we conduct our work and view the world around us.

You can see it every day in our hallways, emergency rooms, clinics and operating rooms; individuals within our team working together, as a unit, for one common cause: to restore the health and wellness of those we have the privilege to serve.

We’re far more than just a health care facility; we’re an economic engine for the City of Detroit and a beacon of hope for many of those who have been at disadvantage by financial shackles. Continue reading

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