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Rx for Wellness: Henry Ford West Bloomfield Hospital Opens
Date:2/25/2009

DETROIT, Feb. 25 /PRNewswire/ -- When the doors to the new Henry Ford West Bloomfield Hospital open March 15, patients, their families and the community will find a health care experience unlike any other, offering the latest in medicine, technology and patient safety, integrated with wellness and prevention programs all under one roof.

The new $360 million hospital with all-private rooms - attached to the existing Henry Ford Medical Center-West Bloomfield - will provide convenient care close to home for thousands of Oakland County residents. It is the first new hospital Henry Ford Health System - one of the country's largest health care systems - has built since its flagship hospital in Detroit opened in 1915. This represents the seventh hospital in Henry Ford's regional hospital network.

"Creating a medical campus to best serve the needs of the rapidly growing population of western Oakland County has been a part of our long-range vision since opening the Henry Ford medical center in West Bloomfield in 1975. We're proud to now offer a full-service hospital that provides the community with the kind of care experience that they have told us they want," says Nancy Schlichting, president and chief executive officer, Henry Ford Health System.

The 730,000-square-foot hospital will be staffed by 2,300 medical professionals, including 500 primary care physicians and specialists, once complete. In all, the opening of Henry Ford West Bloomfield Hospital will create 1,200 new jobs in Michigan.

"We have completely changed the hospital paradigm by combining the best in clinical care with the most innovative, comprehensive wellness philosophy integrated into every aspect of patient care," says Gerard van Grinsven, president and CEO of Henry Ford West Bloomfield Hospital. "We hope to revolutionize health care."

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