“Back to the Future” Part 3

In the final segment of our three-part vodcast series on the history of Henry Ford Hospital and Health System, HFHS CEO Nancy Schlichting and I discuss what’s ahead for Henry Ford and our goals for the future.

Undoubtedly, we believe our rich history will continue to inspire the future at Henry Ford – through cutting-edge medical innovations and collaborative partnerships, to our deep commitment to the city we’ve called home for 100 years, in good times and often challenging times.

Henry Ford stood with Detroit for 100 years and has proudly been a part of its resurrection – not only as a provider and beacon for what’s good about health care institutions, but also as a very strong economic engine to the city.

We certainly have a lot to look forward to as we look back on our incredible history in celebration of Henry Ford’s 100 Year Anniversary. Continue reading

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“Back to the Future” Part 2

In the second part of my three-part vodcast interview with Henry Ford Health System CEO Nancy Schlichting, we continue our discussion about the history of Henry Ford by taking a closer look the first physicians and nurses at Henry Ford Hospital.

Nancy and I talk about the formation of the Henry Ford Medical Group and the evolution of physician education and training, as well as our first physicians at Henry Ford Hospital – Physician-in-Chief Dr. Frank Sladen and Surgeon-in-Chief Dr. Roy McClure.

We again highlight Clara Ford’s important influence during the hospital’s formative years, and her great belief in the caring nature of nursing and its pivotal role in the medical care provided to patients.

She was a driving force in developing the School of Nursing on the hospital campus in 1925. Continue reading

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“Back to the Future”

I recently had the opportunity to sit down and talk with Henry Ford Health System CEO Nancy Schlichting about one of my favorite topics: The History of Henry Ford Hospital and Henry Ford Health System.

As many of you may know, Nancy regularly produces vodcasts for our employees and physicians, discussing with special guests a wide variety of topics related to our System and the health care industry.

In honor of our 100th anniversary this year, Nancy decided to kick off her 2015 vodcast series by going back in time to 1915, when Henry Ford Health System started as Henry Ford Hospital.

In the first of a three-part vodcast, Nancy and I look back to the early 1900s in Detroit, not too long before Henry Ford took over the Detroit General Hospital to support the increasing population in the city of Detroit.

We even talk about Clara Ford’s great influence on her husband Henry’s ideas about health and the approaches that needed to be taken to support the health of individuals in Detroit.

 

Come back next week for the second part of the vodcast, where Nancy and I continue our discussion about Henry Ford Health System’s 100-Year Anniversary.

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