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Henry Ford Health System
Henry Ford Health System is one of the nation's leading health care providers, offering a seamless array of acute, primary, tertiary, quaternary and preventive care backed by excellence in research and education.
Founded by auto pioneer Henry Ford in 1915, Henry Ford Hospital was located at what was then the edge of the city of Detroit at Hamilton and West Grand Boulevards. Today the Henry Ford Health System (HFHS) is one of the nation's leading comprehensive, integrated health systems, an approximately $4.5 billion organization with over 23,000 employees. It provides health insurance and health care delivery, including acute, specialty, primary and preventive care services backed by excellence in research and education. HFHS is committed to improving the health and well-being of diverse communities throughout southeastern Michigan and to serving patients who come to its physicians and facilities from across the region, nation, and abroad.
HFHS is a not-for-profit corporation managed by Chief Executive Officer Nancy M. Schlichting and governed by a 21-member Board of Trustees, with advisory and affiliate boards comprising 151 trustee volunteer leaders who provide vital links to the communities served by the system. In 2011, HFHS was awarded the Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award, and the system continues to innovate in the management of the cost and quality of health care delivery.
HFHS delivers care through its hospitals, medical centers and the Henry Ford Medical Group, with over 30 practice sites in southeast Michigan, in addition to 2,000 affiliated private-practice physicians. The system's flagship institution, Henry Ford Hospital (HFH), is an 802-bed tertiary care hospital, education and research complex in Detroit's New Center area. The hospital is recognized for clinical excellence and innovation, particularly in the fields of cardiology and cardiovascular surgery, neurosurgery, neurology, orthopaedics and sports medicine, organ transplantation, and treatments for brain, prostate, breast and lung cancers. HFH is a Level 1 trauma center.
The other hospitals within the health system are as follows:
In total the Henry Ford Health System operates thirty-three multispecialty ambulatory care centers; affiliated physician practices; extensive research and education; the Health Alliance Plan, providing health coverage to companies and individuals; and 91 community care operations including outpatient behavioral health, nursing homes, hospices, dialysis centers, and a broad range of retail operations offering services such as optometry and home medical products. The 140 sites with HFHS facilities serve a diverse community spread throughout a three-county region in southeast Michigan encompassing Detroit and its suburbs, in addition to referrals from across the state, region, country, and the globe.
Henry Ford Health System has one of the largest research operations outside of a university setting in the country, with $64.5 million in total research funding across 1700 studies in 2011.
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