Two individuals committed to enhancing the patient care experience while engaging employees have taken on top leadership positions at Henry Ford Wyandotte Hospital.
Peter Karadjoff is the hospital’s chief operating officer and senior vice president while Cathy Osgood serves as chief nursing officer and vice president of patient care.
Karadjoff takes on operations support and key projects, bringing 30 years of healthcare experience to the hospital, including holding executive positions at local, regional and national health systems. He most recently was president of Providence Park Hospital. Previously, he led Trinity Health-St. Joseph Mercy Port Huron as president and CEO.
Cathy Osgood, MSN, RN, CENP, brings more than 20 years of experience in patient care management roles to Henry Ford Wyandotte, much of it as a senior leader. She most recently served as executive director of Patient Care Services for ProMedica Monroe Regional Hospital. She has also worked as a quality and regulatory specialist and staff nurse during her career.
“Having these proven and successful leaders on board is a win for patients and the hospital as a whole,” says President and CEO Denise Brooks-Williams, “and adding them to the leadership team will lead to a greater effect on patient care and experience by increasing services and treatment options, maintaining high quality in every facet of the hospital and ensuring Henry Ford Wyandotte Hospital takes the best care of the Downriver community it serves.”
Osgood oversees all nursing functions from inpatient care and surgery to emergency and quality services.
“I look forward to working arm in arm with Henry Ford Wyandotte nurses - and all staff - to maintain and improve on the high-quality care the hospital provides,” Osgood says. “Nurses are often the key link between doctors, patients and families and knowing what the nurses need to do their jobs well is essential to giving patients and their families an experience that is first rate.”
Karadjoff, whose key accomplishments include launching the development of a 60,000-square-foot ambulatory facility and expanding clinical programs at Providence Park Hospital, wants to drive innovative projects and programs to engage all who are touched by health care at Henry Ford Wyandotte Hospital.
“There is a solid foundation and a momentum here that will help us see what the needs are and move quickly, if need be, to meet them,” he says. “The team in place at all levels of the hospital seem ready to help make that happen.”
Brooks-Williams is excited to see Osgood’s and Karadjoff’s approaches shape the hospital.
“Cathy Osgood, her experience, understanding and sensibilities make her an ideal leader to our wonderful, hard-working nurses,” says Brooks-Williams. “And Peter has the big picture view needed to analyze what’s working well and what can work better.”
“While their jobs may be behind the scenes for patients,” she says, “what they do will be vital to the well-being of patients and employees.”
Henry Ford Wyandotte Hospital, ranked as one of America’s 100 Best Hospitals by Healthgrades, is a 401-bed acute care hospital that serves the Downriver region and surrounding communities of southeast Michigan. More than 600 primary care physician and specialists are affiliated with the hospital. Its areas of medical excellence include bariatric surgery, cancer, cardiology, neurosurgery, orthopedics, robotic surgery and women’s health. The non-profit hospital also provides a birthing center, rehabilitation, adult behavioral health and an emergency department. Henry Ford Health Center - Brownstown offers medical imaging, ambulatory surgery, 24-hour emergency care, a sleep studies lab and other services. Established in 1926, Henry Ford Wyandotte Hospital is a member of Henry Ford Health System. The hospital is managed by CEO Denise Brooks-Williams.
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