Hospital Medicine Division
Interim Division Head: Heidi Gunderson, D.O., FHM, FACP
Our Division has nearly 45 hospitalists. Our hospitalists provide 24/7 coverage for approximately 120 beds at Henry Ford Hospital, 60 beds at Henry Ford West Bloomfield Hospital, and 45 beds at Henry Ford Wyandotte Hospital. We also provide general medical consultation for any patient at these hospitals.
Our hospitalists manage patients in the General Practice Unit, Observation Unit, Cardiac Telemetry Unit, and Progressive Care Unit. We provide inpatient medical consultation services at all sites and also provide ambulatory preoperative medical consultation in the Optimization Clinic at Henry Ford Hospital. At Henry Ford Hospital we serve as the admitting physicians for patients with advanced heart failure, many of whom are receiving therapy with a left ventricular assist device (LVAD), as well as patients admitted for management of advanced structural heart disease.
Quality and patient safety
The general medical units managed by our Division feature a unique team model of collaboration to improve patient safety and quality care. We participate in a broad array of quality and safety initiatives at each hospital and throughout the Henry Ford Health System.
Our hospitalist faculty provides clinical education for residents and fellows, nurses, and other health professionals at Henry Ford hospitals as well as supervision and training to residents who rotate through the various units managed by our group. For example, the teaching service for residents includes a focus on development of core competencies in hospital patient care, quality improvement and an opportunity to gain autonomy in patient management.