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Oakwood Physicians, Nurses and Caregivers to be Featured in New Radio Program
Date:3/7/2008

"Champions of Care" will debut March 9 on News/Talk 760 WJR

DEARBORN, Mich., March 7 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Oakwood Healthcare System (OHS) physicians and nurses will be featured in a new radio program entitled Champions of Care, beginning Sunday, March 9. This one-hour weekly radio program will highlight the work of accomplished Oakwood physicians, nurses and other healthcare professionals through stories of compassionate care, physician profiles, patient testimonials and other healthcare topics of interest. The program will air on Detroit's premiere news/talk radio station News/Talk 760 WJR every Sunday at 10 a.m. and will be hosted by WJR Assistant News Director, Lloyd Jackson.

"For years, Oakwood's clinical care has long been the best kept secret in the region," said Brian Connolly, president and CEO, Oakwood Healthcare, Inc. "This radio program will allow us to recognize the exceptional care provided by our physicians, nurses and other clinicians in a very public and meaningful way, and it's an excellent opportunity to tell Oakwood's story to tens of thousands of listeners every week."

Champions of Care will be comprised of four standing segments, which include:

-- Health Watch, featuring Oakwood physicians speaking about topics of interest such as diabetes and heart health

-- Everyday Heroes, recognizing nurses or other healthcare professionals for their remarkable care, including on-air patient testimonials

-- Champions of Care, profiling physicians highly regarded for their remarkable care

-- Oakwood Making News, providing a calendar of upcoming events, awards and recognition for the system, and a Roving Reporter story spotlighting Oakwood facilities, events and services

"We look forward to the launch of this new program on WJR that will not only provide useful medical information to our listeners, but will also showcase the passion that Oakwood has for quality health care and all the remarkable people who make it happen each day," said Mike Fezzey, WJR President & General Manager.

For program details, tune into News/Talk 760 WJR or visit their site at http://www.wjr.com. Podcasts of previously recorded Champions of Care programs will be available at http://www.oakwood.org/championsofcare. In addition, Oakwood patients can also submit personal stories for the program by visiting the Oakwood Web site.

About Oakwood Healthcare System

Oakwood Healthcare System (OHS) is one of the most comprehensive healthcare delivery systems in southeastern Michigan. Oakwood is an academic teaching facility that serves more than 1.2 million residents over a 500-square-mile area. OHS operates four acute care hospitals, several health centers and a vast number of specialty services, including four centers of excellence. More than 1,300 physicians, representing nearly every medical, surgical specialty and subspecialty, are affiliated with OHS. In addition, numerous outpatient facilities and healthcare centers are dedicated to fulfilling patient needs across several communities. For more information on OHS hospitals, healthcare center locations, physician referrals and appointment scheduling, visit on line at http://www.oakwood.org or call 800.543.WELL.

Contact: Paula Rivera-Kerr

313.791.4817


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