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.
Drug cocktail offers new hope for hepatitis C patients
A three-drug cocktail can eliminate the hepatitis C virus in patients far more effectively than the current two-drug regimen, according to researchers at Henry Ford Hospital.
Study shows link between vitamin D, skin cancer
A Henry Ford Hospital study has shown a link between Vitamin D levels and basal cell carcinoma, a finding that could lead researchers to better understand the development of the most common form of skin cancer.
Nationwide smoking ban would help reduce heart attack admissions, slash costs
A nationwide smoking ban would save more than $90 million and significantly reduce hospitalizations for heart attack, according to a Henry Ford Hospital study.
Energy drinks may be harmful to people with hypertension, heart disease
People who have high blood pressure or heart disease should avoid consuming energy drinks, according to a Henry Ford Hospital study to be published online Wednesday in the Annals of Pharmacotherapy.
Treating the aging knee as an organ
The human body is made up of several organs composed of tissues that enable them to perform a particular function. The heart circulates blood; the brain is the micro-neuro center of the body; the lungs bring in oxygen and ...
Exercise intensity and duration linked to improved outcomes for heart failure patients
The level of exercise is linked with the reduction of hospitalization and death in patients with chronic heart failure, according to a Henry Ford Hospital study.
Surgery for obstructive sleep apnea reduces daytime drowsiness
Patients with obstructive sleep apnea who undergo surgery to improve their breathing get a better night's sleep and therefore are less drowsy during the day, according to a new study from Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit.
Long-term study: Robot-assisted prostate surgery is safe
In the first study of its kind, urologists and biostatisticians at Henry Ford Hospital have found that robot-assisted surgery to remove cancerous prostate glands is safe over the long term, with a major complication rate ...
Donor race may impact recurrent hepatitis C in liver transplant patients
The race of liver donors may affect recurrent hepatitis C in patients after liver transplant, according to a study by Henry Ford Hospital.
Study identifies 5 risk factors for late-stage head and neck cancer
Developing a molecular fingerprint for head and neck cancer tumors could help improve diagnosis and treatment for this deadly and often-times disfiguring form of cancer, according to researchers at Henry Ford Hospital in ...