Chairman's Statement


Welcome to Henry Ford Health System's Department of Psychiatry. We are delighted that you are interested in learning more about our health system and its superb training opportunities in mental health.

Henry Ford Health System is one of the nation's largest integrated health care systems, with an international reputation for excellence in both the science and art of health care and healing. We are home to the Henry Ford Medical Group, with over 900 salaried physicians in practice.

Henry Ford Health System is one of the nation's largest medical training programs, with more than 700 residents and fellows trained annually, and well over 300 medical students from 10 different medical schools. Our formal educational affiliation with the nation's largest medical school, Wayne State University School of Medicine, allows us to work collaboratively with our University colleagues on both graduate and undergraduate medical education programs.

Henry Ford's Department of Psychiatry is one of the largest academic mental health systems in the country and has won numerous awards for excellence in mental health and substance abuse services, including the Joint Commission's Ernest Amory Codman Award (2006) and the Gold Achievement Award of the American Psychiatric Association (2006). Our size, clinical excellence, patient diversity, broad array of treatments, superb teachers, and research opportunities, make our department an ideal choice for learning the "art and science" of medicine in the setting of a large medical group practice. We are committed to your development as a person, a physician, and a leader in the medical community. Of note, , the Health System was awarded the Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award in 2011. Our site visitors from the Foundation commented that our well integrated Psychiatric Services set us aside from like-sized health systems, and contributed highly to their selection decision.

Please consider a visit to our department and health system, during which I will be delighted to meet with you personally. And don't hesitate to contact me if there is anything I can do to help you with your selection of a training program. This is one of the most exciting times in your professional career, and we look forward to helping you achieve your professional and personal goals, while having a little fun along the way.

Cathrine Frank, M.D.
Behavioral Health
Henry Ford Health System

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