Henry Ford Hospital
Henry Ford Hospital, the flagship facility for Henry Ford Health System, is an 805-bed tertiary care hospital, education and research complex located in Detroit (Henry Ford Hospital). The hospital is staffed by the Henry Ford Medical Group, one of the nation's largest and oldest group practices with 1,200 physicians in more than 40 specialties. The hospital, which opened in 1915, is a Level 1 trauma center, recognized for clinical excellence and innovations in the fields of cardiology, cardiovascular surgery, neurology, neurosurgery, orthopedics, sports medicine, organ transplants, and treatment for prostate, breast and lung cancers. The hospital annually trains more than 500 residents and 125 fellows in 46 accredited programs. More than 400 medical students train at the hospital each academic year. In 2009, Henry Ford Hospital received more than $70 million in research funding. The Detroit hospital and campus is led by President & CEO John Popovich Jr., M.D.

1915: Henry Ford Hospital opens its doors to patients. The hospital is financed and built by automotive pioneer Henry Ford, who organized a closed staff of physicians and surgeons, many of whom came from Johns Hopkins. It is one of the first U.S. hospitals to use a standard fee schedule and favor private or semi-private rooms over large wards. It also is the first hospital in the country to form a closed, salaried medical staff. And, because of founder Henry Ford's concern that tobacco is unhealthy, the hospital is one of the first hospitals in the U.S. to institute a total ban on smoking. 1923: Under the direction of Dr. Thomas J. Heldt, Henry Ford is one of the country's first general hospitals to establish a psychiatric unit. 1935: Dr. Roy McClure begins adding iodine to kitchen salt to prevent the development of endemic goiters. Eventually salt for human use is iodized by law. 1940: Dr. Conrad Lam is the nation's first physician to administer purified heparin to treat clotting of veins. 1942: Henry Ford is one of a few U.S. hospitals selected by the National Research Council as a trial site to test penicillin. 1943: Henry Ford’s Dr. Frank Hartman develops the liquid Oxygen Tent. 1944: Henry Ford becomes the first hospital to use the now-routine technique of multiple lead electrocardiograms. 1951: Drs. Conrad Lam and Edward Munnell developed a technique for the correction of mitral valve stenosis, using a special six-finger glove with a knife attached to the sixth mid-palm finger. 1952: Henry Ford vascular surgeon Dr. D. Emerick Szilagyi performs one of the world's first grafts of an abdominal aortic aneurysm. 1956: Henry Ford cardiothoracic surgeon Dr. Conrad Lam performs the first successful open heart surgery in Michigan using the heart-lung machine. That same year, Henry Ford’s Dr. James Barron develops the Barron Food Pump, a device used to deliver pureed food through a small nasal gastric tube. 1967: Dr. George Mikhail performs Detroit's first Mohs Micrographic Surgery, a procedure to remove skin cancers. 1968: The first allogenic kidney transplant is done in Detroit by Drs. D. Emerick Szilagyi, Joseph P. Elliott and Roger F. Smith. 1973: Michigan’s first renal transplant to a diabetic patient is performed by Dr. Stanley Dienst. 1979: Henry Ford is one of the pioneers in performing coronary angioplasty, revolutionizing cardiology care for patients with coronary disease. 1980: Drs. Fred W. Whitehouse and Dorothy A. Kahkonen are the first physicians in Michigan and the second in the country to administer human insulin to a patient with diabetes. 1985: Drs. Fraser Keith and Donald Magilligan perform Detroit's first heart transplant. That same year, the first extracorporal shock wave lithotripsy in Michigan is performed at Henry Ford. This non-invasive procedure breaks kidney stones into sand-like grains which are easily passed from the body. 1987: Dr. Charles Jackson and other Henry Ford and Yale researchers identify the location of a gene on chromosome 10, linked to hereditary medullary thyroid cancer. In 1993, the gene itself is identified. Also that year, Henry Ford is the first in Michigan to use iodine radium implant seeds to combat cancerous cells in the prostate. 1988: Detroit’s first liver transplant is performed at Henry Ford. 1994: Henry Ford performs the first lung transplant in metro Detroit, making it the only facility in metro Detroit to perform all solid organ transplants. 1995: Henry Ford conducts Michigan's first radiosurgery treatment for patients with inoperable tumors using the three-dimensional x-knife system. 1996: Henry Ford performs the state's first split-liver transplant, during which a donor's liver is split in two and the halves are transplanted into two patients. 1998: Henry Ford is the first in Michigan to offer genetic testing for breast cancer. 2000: Henry Ford Hospital performs Michigan's first adult-to-adult, living donor liver transplant. 2001: The Vattikuti Urology Institute, under the direction of Mani Menon, M.D., is the first in the country to perform surgery using a robotic system for the treatment of prostate cancer. It performs the first outpatient robotic prostatectomy. That same year, Henry Ford doctors become the first in the state to use gene therapy for the treatment of brain tumors. 2005: Scott Dulchavsky, M.D., Ph.D., chair of the department of Surgery at Henry Ford Hospital, expands uses for ultrasound technology for physicians and non-medical personnel that can be used on Earth and in outer space. The ultrasound procedures can be used as an accurate diagnostic tool when coupled with the Internet, a telephone or wireless transmission of ultrasound images to experts at a location remote from the patient in rural areas That same year, Henry Ford Medical Group begin using e-prescribing to cut prescription costs and improve quality. HFMG physicians now write more than 20,000 electronic prescriptions weekly, helping improve their overall generic use rate by 7.3 percent. 2008: Henry Ford is the first hospital in southeastern Michigan to perform a new, minimally invasive procedure for back pain that spares the nerves from being nicked and back muscles from being cut. 2010: Henry Ford performs Michigan’s first intestine transplant. The composite multivisceral transplant procedure included transplant of the patient’s small bowel, stomach and pancreas. Henry Ford Hospital History.

Henry Ford Hospital is an 805-bed hospital located in Detroit’s New Center area. The hospital is staffed by the 1,200 physicians and scientists in the Henry Ford Medical Group. The model for the Henry Ford Medical Group is the same model used at the Mayo Clinic, Johns Hopkins Hospital and the Cleveland Clinic. Henry Ford Hospital operates a Level 1 Trauma Center and has one of the busiest emergency rooms in Michigan, treating nearly 100,000 patients annually. Henry Ford Hospital performs organ transplants in many areas, including heart, lung, kidney, bone marrow, pancreas and liver. Henry Ford Hospital's Vattikuti Urlology Indstitute operates the largest robotic prostatectomy program in the world. The robotic prostate surgery was created at Henry Ford and more than 5,000 men have has successful robotic prostate surgery. In 2009, Henry Ford Hospital opened 24 new private intensive care rooms, bringing its total to 156 intensive care rooms at the Detroit campus, more than any hospital in Michigan. The opening of the new floor is the final piece of a two-story, $35 million addition at the hospital. Henry Ford has a robust medical education program, where more than 500 residents in 40 specialties train every day. One-third of all physicians in Michigan receive training at Henry Ford, and its post-graduate medical education enterprise is among the largest in the country. Research programs at Henry Ford Hospital have total annual funding exceeding $70 million. The National Institutes of Health is the primary funding source for Henry Ford's research programs. Henry Ford physicians and researchers are currently involved in more than 1,700 research projects, including those focused on stroke and traumatic brain injury, hypertension and heart disease, cancer, bone and joint diseases, the immunological basis of disease, and population studies of allergy, asthma and cancer prevention. Much of Henry Ford Hospital research is translational in nature - from bench to bedside. To this end, basic science studies run the gamut from whole animal physiology to cell and molecular biology to bioengineering with an emphasis on studies that can directly impact patient care. In 2009, Henry Ford researchers published more than 450 articles in peer-reviewed medical journals and attracted $57.4 million in external funding. Henry Ford Hospital is part of the Henry Ford Health System, one of the country's largest health care systems and a national leader in clinical care, research and education. It includes the 1,200-member Henry Ford Medical Group, six hospitals, the Health Alliance Plan, 32 primary care centers and many other health-related entities throughout Southeast Michigan. In 2009 alone, Henry Ford provided more than $173 million in uncompensated care. Henry Ford also is a major economic driver Michigan: the health system plans to invest $500 million to expand the Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit, and employs more than 23,000. The system is governed by 24-member board of trustees. Advisory and affiliate boards include 150 volunteer leaders, who provide vital links to the communities served by the System. Henry Ford is managed by President and Chief Executive Officer Nancy Schlichting. More than 23,000 total Henry Ford Health System employees provide care during the more than 3.1 million annual patient contacts. Henry Ford health care providers perform more than 81,000 ambulatory surgery procedures each year. More than 102,000 patients are admitted to Henry Ford’s six hospitals annually.

Henry Ford Hospital was been ranked in three medical specialties in U.S. News & World Report's 2010-11 issue of America's Best Hospitals. The magazine, which features the top 50 of American's Best Hospitals in 16 specialties, ranked Henry Ford in the following three specialties: Digestive Disorders, Neurology & Neurosurgery, Respiratory Disorders, Urology. The survey assesses hospitals based on an index related to quality of care, reputation, mortality, volume, nurse proficiency and technology.