Henry Ford Health System

The Henry Ford Health System was founded by automobile pioneer, Henry Ford in 1915 in the Detroit, Michigan area. Today, the Henry Ford Health System is a mega-medical center which includes numerous hospitals, labs and medical education. The Henry Ford Health System collectively has more than 21,500 medical professional employees including over 3,000 nurses from Canada. The Henry Ford Health System is a fully accredited Trauma Center and treats more than 3-million patients annually. A significant number of patient's medical charges, ($1.72 million) are uncompensated by insurance. Nonetheless, the Henry Ford Health System is able to improve and expand the facilities and was able to show a small net profit of about $105 million for 2008.

Address
Public Relations Department One Ford Place, Suite 3B Detroit, MI 48202
Website
http://www.henryford.com/
Wikipedia
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Henry_Ford_Hospital

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Study identifies potential fix for hospital star rating program

Allowing for more quality measures in the federal government's Quality Star Rating program would create a fairer and more equitable model for assessing the level of quality at U.S. acute-care hospitals, according to a Henry ...

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Social risk factors and readmission penalties

New research shows that U.S. safety net hospitals could benefit substantially from a new model that accounts for social risk factors like poverty and living in a disadvantaged neighborhood in determining how the federal government ...

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Study: Keloids linked to early onset and late stage breast cancer

Findings from a new study conducted by researchers at Henry Ford Health System suggest a link between keloids and increased risk of being diagnosed with breast cancer, particularly among African Americans. Keloids are benign ...

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