Employees Demonstrate Hospital Ambassadorship

December 08, 2011

We want our patients, their families and friends to know that the Hospital is here to serve their needs. We care about our community, and it's important we demonstrate that, not only through large-scale events but also individual contributions. Below are just a few examples of efforts undertaken by our employees:

Community service is a way of life

Jan Goodell, a transcription clerk in the Medical Records Dept., really does her part in giving back throughout the year. In addition to crocheting baby blankets for patients and participating in the Hospital’s “Meals on Wheels” program, she also lends her time at the Wyandotte Salvation Army and the soup kitchen at the All Saints’ Church in Detroit.


Raising stroke awareness

It’s important that members of the community know the warning signs and their risks as it relates to stroke, so every May the hospital hosts its “Stroke Seminar.” An educational lecture is offered, as well as free risk assessments, which include cholesterol and blood pressure testing. Pictured is dietician Barbara Samu with stroke prevention information.


Riding for a reason

Marc LaDuke, a clerk in the HFWH Linen Dept., represented “Team LaDuke” for the 2nd Annual Tour De Ford. Henry Ford Hospital’s ER Dept. sponsors this event, which benefits the Tom Groth Patient Medical Needs Fund. LaDuke is pictured with his nine-year-old sister, Grace.


Lending a hand to health/wellness

Duane Villarin RN (red shirt) is shown volunteering his time at the starting line for the 35th edition of the Free Press Marathon. The marathon has been called an “invigorating event” that inspires health/wellness within the community.