Top 10 of 2018

2018 was an exciting year at Henry Ford Health, punctuated by new project announcements, visible construction progress, funding milestones, innovative products, celebrations and awards.

West bloom med center

1. Two Major Medical Centers Coming Soon

Primary Care Expands in Oakland County

A $38 million, two-story, 83,000 square foot medical center, part of the Village of West Bloomfield development, will open in 2019. Initial services will include primary care and women’s health, as well as a walk-in clinic, pharmacy, OptimEyes and other retail services. Further specialty services will be added. Learn More

Henry Ford Health Royal Oak Medical facility

Henry Ford Joins Robust Business Community

A six-story, 145,000 square-foot, high-tech outpatient medical center in Royal Oak is scheduled for a 2020 opening. Patients can receive women’s health care, pediatrics, sports medicine, rehabilitation, radiology, primary care and outpatient surgery. A walk-in clinic, retail eye care services, and a retail pharmacy also are part of the center. Learn More

Henry Ford Health Cancer Institute Takes Shape

2. Detroit Development Continues

Cancer Institute Takes Shape

Henry Ford celebrated completion of the steel construction for the Henry Ford Cancer with a “topping off” ceremony in June 2018. The Brigitte Harris Cancer Pavilion, backed by a $20 million gift from Detroit businessman and philanthropist Mort Harris, will open in 2020. Learn More
Pistons Workout Facility construction progress

Henry Ford Detroit Pistons Performance Center

Construction moved ahead on the corporate office and training center for the Pistons, which also will house Henry Ford’s own William Clay Ford Center for Athletic Medicine. The center is scheduled to open in fall 2019. Learn More

Henry Ford Health research funding tops $86 million 

3. Research Funding Tops $86 Million

Research funding in 2018 reached the highest amount Henry Ford has ever received in a single year. National Institutes of Health and other federal funding topped $45 million, pharmaceutical and industrial awards totaled almost $37 million, and state, local and foundation awards reached nearly $4 million. Learn More

Transplant Institute Celebrates 50 Years

4. Transplant Institute Celebrates 50 Years

Since the first transplant in 1968, the Henry Ford Transplant Institute has performed more than 6,150 solid organ transplants and 1,250 bone marrow stem cell transplants. Today, the Institute is the most comprehensive transplant center in Michigan, offering transplantation of liver, kidney, intestine and multivisceral organs, pancreas, heart, lung and stem cells with superior patient outcomes. Henry Ford uses the most effective clinical advances to increase transplant rates, such as minimally invasive transplant procedures, including robot-assisted kidney transplants, living donor liver transplants, advanced organ preservation techniques, and many more practices that increase organ acceptance rates. Watch our story: 50 Years of Making Miracles Happen


5. Financial Gifts Top $53.5 million in Total Commitments

More than 13,000 donors generously contributed to Henry Ford's mission in 2018. Learn More

6. Health Alliance Plan (HAP) Gains Medicare Market Share

HAP created a new $0 Medicare HMO plan and offered cost-saving benefits for its Medicare members that included an over-the-counter allowance, Florida visitor/travel benefit, $0 annual physical exam, $0 telehealth services and enhanced vision, dental and hearing benefits. HAP’s Medicare Advantage market share increased for the first time since 2010. Focusing on the important Medicare population, HAP saw a 92 percent improvement in Medicare Advantage sales over the previous year. Learn More

Allegiance new building ribbon cutting ceremony

7. Brand New Patient Tower

A new three-story, 59,000 square-foot patient tower opened at Henry Ford Allegiance Health in Jackson, creating 66 new private rooms. Learn More

GM logo

8. First-of-its-kind agreement in Michigan with General Motors

A first ever direct-to-employer healthcare contract based in Michigan was offered to General Motors (GM) Detroit-area salaried employees. This ConnectedCare healthcare option was made available to the leading automaker’s employees and dependents to receive health care and health management services with Henry Ford in 2019. GM employees enrolled in ConnectedCare have lower monthly premiums, access to a dedicated Henry Ford concierge team to help them find a provider and schedule appointments within guaranteed timeframes, and receive ongoing communications to guide them to the most effective and efficient use of their healthcare choice. Learn More

sonifi electronic medial record device

9. Customized Patient Experience with SONIFI

Inpatients at Henry Ford hospitals now can receive customized instructions and educational material based on their electronic medical record. SONIFI automates content based on the patient’s condition, creating reliable, consistent and individual information that patients can access conveniently from their rooms through the TV or tablet. Brigham & Women’s Hospital, after using SONIFI, revealed that 89 percent of patients said using the SONIFI Health system improved their education. Learn More

leap frog grade 2018

10. Awards

Highlights include health system, hospital and department awards. Learn More


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