Center for Women's and Children's Health

We work to ensure all women and children in our community remain healthy and safe.

During his 20-plus years as a practicing physician, David Wolf, D.O., saw a need for medical care outside his scope of work. He was particularly concerned about a lack of psychological care and social services for lower-income women and children with limited access to care.

So Dr. Wolf, associate program director of the obstetrics and gynecology residency program at Henry Ford Wyandotte Hospital, formed a steering committee -- including doctors, nurses, mental health professionals, and passionate community members -- to gather resources and address these issues.

This committee was the beginning of the Center for Women’s and Children’s Health (CWCH).

For more information contact Dr. Wolf via email or at (734) 284-3195

Our mission

The Center for Women's and Children's Health is dedicated to serving Southeast Michigan women and children for health screening and newborn care.

The Center will elevate public awareness of issues affecting women's and children's health, and identify and leverage resources to address these issues one person at a time.

Our Vision

To improve the health and wellness of women and children in Southeast Michigan, by linking them with quality medical, psychological and social services providers one person at a time.

Our initiatives

We have developed two projects to serve women and children in our community.

"Yes Ma'am" Program

One in eight women will be diagnosed with breast cancer in her lifetime. Nearly 250,000 new cases are diagnosed each year, and about 40,000 will die from the disease. The most effective way to increase survival rates is through mammography screenings.

The "Yes Ma'am" Program helps women in the Downriver community take steps toward prevention and early detection of breast cancer by:

  • Providing free mammogram screenings through the Downriver Community Clinic
  • Hosting two annual Breast Cancer Health Fairs
  • Participating in women’s health community events
  • Providing community education about breast cancer to save women's lives

Infant Safe Sleep project

In Michigan, more than 140 babies die each year from unsafe sleep conditions.

The project provides:

  • Sleep sacks for all newborns at Henry Ford Wyandotte Hospital and Henry Ford Hospital
  • Educational material for new parents on safe infant sleeping positions and patterns

Meet our committee members

Reaching our goals takes dedicated, caring individuals. Meet the men and women who are working to meet the needs of women and children in our community:

  • David L. Wolf, D.O., FACOOG
    Associate Program Director, OB/GYN Residency Program
    Henry Ford Wyandotte Hospital
    Chair, Center for Women's and Children's Health
  • Andrea Carlson, R.N.C.
    Registered Nurse, Birthing Center
    Henry Ford Wyandotte Hospital
  • Mary DeSana, R.N., B.S.N.
    Clinical Nurse Manager, Birthing Center
    Henry Ford Wyandotte Hospital
  • Susan Schefsky Klotz, M.S., R.N.C.
    Nursing Administrator
    Henry Ford Hospital-Detroit Campus
  • Susan LaCroix, R.N., M.S.H.A.
  • Bernie Nareski, R.T. (R)(M)
  • P. Charles Rossi, Ph.D.
    Consultant, Marketing Communications and Development
  • Traci Snider, R.T, (R)
  • Claudia Van Hill, R.N.C.
  • Diana Wiebusch, M.T. (ASCP)

For more information contact Dr. Wolf at  (734) 284-3195

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