Henry Ford Macomb in Warren Remains Open for Rehab Patients

March 30, 2012

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

DETROIT – Henry Ford Health System announced today that inpatient and outpatient rehabilitation services will continue to be offered at its Warren hospital. The hospital will close other services Saturday.

The facility, to be renamed Henry Ford Macomb Physical Rehabilitation Center, will be staffed by a team of experienced specialists to care for patients who require inpatient rehabilitation and outpatient physical and occupational therapy.

The team includes physicians, nurses, physical and occupational therapists, speech and language pathologists, social workers, neuropsychologists, pharmacists and support staff.

Henry Ford Macomb Physical Rehabilitation will also feature:

  • Full-time physiatrist and Internal Medicine physician staff.
  • Specialty physician consultations as needed 24/7.
  • Advanced Cardiac Life Support certified staff onsite 24/7.
  • Adherence to Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities and the Joint Commission standards.
  • Customer-focused, secure environment, with special family and patient amenities and private patient rooms.

Maintaining rehabilitation services at the facility, located at 13355 E. 10 Mile Road at Schoenherr, is the first step of Henry Ford’s strategy to partner with a nationally recognized industry leader in order to repurpose the facility.

“Henry Ford Macomb Physical Rehabilitation will continue to offer superior care and support to our patients and their families,” says Barbara Rossmann, president and CEO of Henry Ford Macomb Hospitals. “While we are very optimistic about the future of our facility, we also honor and recognize the remarkable contributions of staff and physicians during the years we served as a traditional community hospital.”

Rossmann says potential partners have been touring the Warren facility and working with Henry Ford leaders to determine the most appropriate long-term use that best meets the needs of the community and the health system.

Last January Henry Ford announced plans to close the 203-bed Henry Ford Macomb Hospital-Warren March 31. The hospital, which opened in 1966 as Bi-County Community Hospital, had lost more than $70 million over the last five years, and its inpatient occupancy rates averaged below 50 percent.

“We are so proud of the Warren leadership and employees for maintaining their focus on patient care during this transition,” says Bob Riney, president and chief operating officer of the health system.

“We’re pleased to have been successful in placing the majority of Warren staff in other open positions across the health system. This speaks volumes of how Henry Ford takes care of our own.”

Of the 700 full- and part-time employees impacted by the changes at the Warren hospital,
more than 90 percent received comparable employment opportunities within the health system, resigned or will remain on staff to support the transition to rehabilitation care. Fifty-three employees were laid off.

Hospital leaders and physicians implemented a comprehensive plan to wind-down services to ensure continuity of care and minimize the impact to patients. Patients hospitalized at Warren who required medical care other than rehabilitation services beyond Saturday were transferred Wednesday to other hospitals. Warren’s Emergency Department will accept its last patient at 11:59 p.m. Saturday.

The health system remains committed to serving Warren area residents, and a number of Henry Ford services will continue to be offered nearby. These include:

  • The clinic for uninsured Macomb County residents, which remains open on the Warren hospital campus, and the Wound Care Center, located just north of the Warren facility on Schoenherr.
  • Digital mammography and cardiac and pulmonary rehab services, which have been relocated from Warren to the Henry Ford Macomb Health Center, 15717 15 Mile Road, just west of Utica Road. This center also offers extended hours for urgent care and other outpatient services.
  • Outpatient and 24-hour emergency care at Henry Ford Medical Center-Sterling Heights, 3500 15 Mile Road, and Henry Ford Medical Center-Cottage, 159 Kercheval, Grosse Pointe Farms.
  • Henry Ford Macomb physician offices in Warren continue to offer Family Medicine, Internal Medicine, Gynecology and Orthopedics services.

Patients who have questions or comments may call 1.800.532.2411 or visit www.HenryFordMacomb.com/Warrenpatients