Hospital Medicine Program Overview
The Henry Ford Division of Hospital Medicine is the largest medical division within the Henry Ford Medical Group's Department of Medicine. With more approximately 50 hospitalists at four hospitals in the Henry Ford Health System, we manage the medical care of hundreds of hospital patients every day,. Our group of are devoted to the care of the hospitalized patient, with a special focus on research, medical education, and innovation in patient safety and quality improvement.
Hospitalists across southeast Michigan
Typically, our hospitalists provide 24 hour coverage every day of the week for approximately 120 beds at Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit, 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.
Quality hospital care 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 provide clinical education for physicians-in-training (residents and fellows), nurses, and other health professionals at all four hospitals. Our hospitalists provide supervision and training to residents who rotate through the various patient care units managed by Hospital Medicine faculty. For example, the teaching service for residents includes a focus on development of core competencies in hospital medicine, quality improvement and an opportunity to gain autonomy in patient management.