Work Beyond Our Walls

If you follow Doc in the D, you know that I talk a great deal about Henry Ford Hospital being “more than a hospital.”   

In my talks about Henry Ford, I often speak of the academic health sciences center that we represent. The values that are deeply imbedded in Henry Ford are learning and innovation.

Over the last several years, we have created a great deal of the underpinnings to support those values. 

Our relationship with Wayne State University, especially our major affiliation with its School of Medicine, has allowed us to tap into the creativity, enthusiasm and the academic culture driving a learning organization such as ours. 

The Henry Ford Innovation Institute was born from an idea, with our imagination as the only limitation of what can be created. 

It asked the question of all of us at Henry Ford:
“What would you build for the world?”

The short video posted above from the World Health Student Organization of Wayne State University School of Medicine shows the power of learning and innovation, as well as the importance of Henry Ford serving as a facilitator of great work beyond our walls.

In the video, you’ll see how a donation of Aquapaks from the Henry Ford Innovation Institute to the World Health Student Organization made an incredible impact on the village of Agua Blanca in Ecuador.

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