Compassionate, Committed People

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Henry Ford Health System is proud of the thousands of compassionate, committed team members who help improve people’s lives every day. System employees and physicians are dedicated to patient care, and often give their time and financial support to make a positive impact in the communities Henry Ford serves. The following are highlights of this heart-felt work from 2018.


Game On Cancer Funds Alleviate Barriers on Road to Recovery

Henry Ford employees are enthusiastic supporters of Game On Cancer. In fact, nearly half of all participants in Game On Cancer 2018 were employees, and 51 of the 125 teams that took part represented Henry Ford Health System or Health Alliance Plan (HAP). Learn More

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Game on Cancer Stats


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An Avenue for Escape from Human Trafficking

Michigan has the sixth highest rate of reported human trafficking cases among all states (National Human Trafficking Hotline). Danielle Bastien, DNP, APRN, FNP-BC, Henry Ford Hospital, took on this issue for a doctoral project, then created formal training and hospital policy for all emergency room doctors and nurses across the System. She discovered 90 percent of trafficked victims have direct contact with healthcare providers, but fewer than one percent are identified in a healthcare setting. By developing guidelines and assessment tools for nurses and a mechanism to connect potential trafficking victims with a Henry Ford social worker, Bastien and Henry Ford emergency department staffs have made a difference: In one year, the System helped 17 victims, including four minors, escape the world of human trafficking. Learn More


Henry Ford Employee and Physician Giving

The 2018 Physician and Employee Giving Campaign supported a variety of Henry Ford programs, raising $3,492,125. Almost 9,000 team members gave to the campaign, earmarking their contributions for specific areas that were most meaningful to them. These include:


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Neo-Natal Intensive Care Unit

The NICU serves more than 500 vulnerable newborns annually. The employee fund provides resources for new equipment, seed money for pilot projects, new technology and educational tools that support the NICU. Learn More

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HFHS Green Fund

This fund supports the efforts of the Office of Sustainability through environmentally sustainable and fiscally responsible initiatives and partnerships.

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SandCastles Camp

At no cost, more than 1,100 children, teens and family members received emotional support as they grieved the death of a loved one, including a weekend summer camp for youth. Learn More


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HAP Move Fuels Collaboration

More than 1,100 HAP employees moved to a newly renovated building in Troy, gaining greater opportunities for collaboration between employee teams, customers and business partners in a more flexible space. HAP headquarters remains in Detroit, in close proximity to Henry Ford's services in the Midtown, Downtown, and New Center areas. An additional HAP facility is located in Flint. Learn More


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FreeBikes4Kidz

Henry Ford partnered with FreeBikes4Kidz, operating collection centers at 23 Henry Ford Medical Centers and two Health Alliance Plan offices in October to collect 80 percent of the organization’s overall goal of 1,000 bikes. Employee volunteers offered hands-on help, and the System provided financial and logistical support to the community organization, which provides bikes and helmets to kids unable to buy their own. Learn More


Power of One Award Winners Exemplify Compassion and Commitment

The Power of One Award is given to a team member who has created or demonstrated excellence in exceeding patient and customer expectations. It recognizes an individual who is a role model and inspiration, an individual who encourages and challenges others to achieve an exceptional experience for patients, members or other customers.

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Wilma Moore, Employee Health Program Assistant and Power of One Award Winner, Offers Exceptional Customer Service to Team Members

“I believe when people come to Employee Health they should feel welcome. People don’t necessarily want to come here, so we need to make them comfortable,” says Wilma Moore. She coordinates pre-employment health screens and calls it more of a “concierge service” and a way to make a great first impression. Due to her efforts, employees have the convenience of on-site flu shots. Moore embodies the concepts of radical convenience and exceptional customer experience with new and existing colleagues to ensure their health and safety.

Terrie Colvard, R.N.

Nephrology Nurse Navigator and Power of One Winner, Empowers Patients to Make Treatment Choices

Working closely with home dialysis patients, Terrie Colvard, R.N., from Greenfield Health Systems, Henry Ford’s provider of dialysis services, developed a plan to thoroughly prepare patients for dialysis and give them a voice in choosing the type of dialysis they receive. Her goal was to give patients with kidney failure a better experience. “Patients knew the basics of dialysis, but they didn’t know enough to choose which modality would fit their lifestyle,” she says. Using education, creativity, empowerment and support, she is helping patients live their best lives.

Tina Devine, R.N., Weekend O.R. Charge Nurse and Power of One Award Winner, Encourages Emotional Connection with Patients

Working weekends in the Henry Ford Hospital operating room, Tina Devine, R.N, tells her colleagues, “Don’t be afraid to show emotion. The tiniest things matter – making eye contact or holding a hand.” Through serious trauma and critical cases, she consistently goes above and beyond to make sure patients, families and colleagues are coping, even if it means crying with the patient and family members.

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