Ben Carson Reading Room Event

I was happy to be at the Dr. Benjamin Carson High School of Science and Medicine ribbon cutting ceremony this past Wednesday, as students at BCHS celebrated their new Reading Room.

This Ben Carson Reading Room is the 101st such room across the nation thanks to the Carson Scholars Fund. The importance of this is illustrated by the fact that in 2013 students logged over 15 million minutes of independent reading in Ben Carson Reading Rooms, a truly impressive number.

Special thanks to IKEA for the sponsoring the room and congratulations BCHS students!

You can read more about this event HERE, and learn more about the the Carson Scholars Fund by clicking HERE.

As well as myself, attendees at the ribbon cutting ceremony included:
• Karen Ridgeway, Superintendent of Academics, Detroit Public Schools
• Amy Warner, Carson Scholars Fund, Executive Director
• Amanda Preston, Marketing Manager, IKEA Canton

Rest in peace Rev. Angelo Henderson

After learning that Detroit lost a friend, an activist and an informer, my thoughts immediately went to the lyrics sang by Michael Jackson and brothers in 1976. The song was called “Good Times” and that is exactly what Angelo Henderson gave Detroit as he served her tenaciously.
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I think about the good times
Nothing but the good times
I think about the good times
We shared together
It’s funny things don’t always
Go the way you want them to
Although we’re not together
(Although we’re not together)
I treasure our experience with you
Rest in peace Rev. Henderson
Max White at WXYZ Detroit has written an excellent piece on Rev. Henderson’s life and achievements, which is well worth looking at, as is the accompanying video. You can see both by clicking HERE.

Angelo Henderson was a genuine, vibrant and talented man and we will remember him always. He graciously welcomed myself and other physicians into his studio on many occasions. Below are some photos from our many visits to WCHB.

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Harper-Hutzel/CVI Hosts Benjamin Carson High School of Science and Medicine Medical Job Shadow Day

As medical professionals, it is our responsibility to train the next generation of physicians and clinicians. Experiences like the one below provide practical and realistic applications to learning medicine that tremendously enhance the student experience.

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Last week, sixty “future docs” from the Benjamin Carson High School of Science and Medicine visited DMC Harper-Hutzel and CVI. This tremendous career opportunity, done in partnership with the MSU School of Osteopathic Medicine, provided aspiring future medical students with “hands on” experiences in hospital education. 

Students who want to be either a physician, nurse, physician assistant, pharmacist or other health care professional, were exposed to the day-to-day expectations of professionals in these roles.

“We’re enormously proud of our Future Docs program and our partnerships with Ben Carson High School and the DMC,” says MSUCOM Dean William Strampel. “We are committed to activities like Medical Job Shadow Day that help connect Detroit’s young people with our students and graduates and expose them to the possibilities for careers in health care.”

The day’s activities included physician and other healthcare professionals/student interaction in the Emergency Department, Operating Room and Cardiac Catheterization Lab.

Click here for more photos from the event.

I Have A Feeling

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Dr Eadie’s Sinai-Grace Hospital Emergency Department Grand Opening Speech
January 31, 2014 10:00am

238 years ago, the Declaration of Independence was signed stating: WE ALL have the inalienable right to LIFE.

11 years later, the preamble of our constitution was written as:

We the People of the United States, in Order to form a more perfect Union, establish Justice, insure domestic Tranquility, provide for the common defense, and promote the general Welfare – and that Detroit…. suggests that Healthy living for all is a right! NOT A PRIVILEDGE!

Yet, 173 long years after that, the Rev Dr Martin Luther King Jr was heard saying:

“Of all the forms of inequality, injustice in health care is the most shocking and inhumane.”

But today I smile. I smile for our Forefathers,
I smile for Rev Dr Martin Luther King Jr,
I smile for this Community
And I smile for our physicians at Sinai-Grace Hospital

I have a feeling today!

I have a feeling this morning, Detroit!

I have a feeling that the ideals of our forefathers are finally being addressed,
I have a feeling!
I have a feeling that the dreams of Dr Martin Luther King Jr are finally coming true,
I have a feeling!
I have a feeling the healthcare needs of this community are finally being met,
I HAVE A FEELING THIS MORNING!

This feeling is that the emergency room physicians that work at this great institution will FINALLY have the space and technology they need to continue to provide the high quality and safe care they have done for years with very little, I have a feeling!

I have a feeling and this feeling feels very very very good!

I have a feeling that with the passing of the Affordable Care Act, and the Governor agreeing to the expansion of healthcare in Michigan, WE are getting closer to the PROMISED LAND.

Because, WE, the people of the Detroit Medical Center-Sinai-Grace hospital, believe that in order to form a more perfect Detroit- WE, MUST DO OUR PART TO PROMOTE THE GENERAL WELFARE OF THIS GREAT CITY

Under the direction of Justice Conrad Mallett, I have a feeling that WE will now be able to provide navigators to connect the uninsured … with insurance.

In partnership with the county, Mayor Duggan and spiritual leaders like Pastor Solomon Kinloch, WE, will go to the churches, go to the schools and go out into the community and prove this land to not only be the land of the free and the home of the brave, but as a land free without unnecessary death and diseases like obesity, high blood pressure, diabetes, stroke and heart attacks.

I have a feeling!

I have a feeling that under the leadership of Joe Mullany, WE, will maintain an unwavering commitment to the largest city in the state of Michigan.

Settled in 1701, We were here before the declaration of independence was signed and before the construct of the preamble of the constitution and with the right to LIFE and the promotion GENERAL WELFARE,WE will be here living longer and healthier lives.

I have a feeling!

That today symbolizes the end to the over crowdedness of our emergency department
Today symbolizes the end to less than ideal patient privacy
Today symbolizes the end for Detroiters to have to leave this neighborhood in order to experience a state-of-the art emergency department with continued high quality and safe care

AND BECAUSE YOU DESERVE MORE DETROIT-

We now have special treatment rooms for our pediatric and aging community

And, there are still more improvements to come:

  • Like our new Intensive Care Units
  • A new radiology department
  • And a new main entrance and front lobby

Detroit, WE, the people of the DMC have always and will always be here for you!

Detroit Medical Center Cancer Program

Here is some important information about the Detroit Medical Center’s Cancer Program, including details of our cutting-edge treatments and advanced cancer services. Scroll down and you’ll also find the locations of the DMC Sinai-Grace  and DMC Harper University Hospital Cancer Centers.

The Detroit Medical Cancer Center offers comprehensive, cutting-edge cancer treatment and genetic testing for adult cancer patients. The Center’s new and improved chemotherapy options and radiation oncology treatment makes cancer treatment more effective, while reducing unpleasant side effects.

Our advanced cancer services include:
• Oncology Consultation
• Oncology Simulations
• Radiation Oncology
• Mammograms
• Chemotherapy

The multidisciplinary team at DMC’s Cancer Center is comprised of radiation oncologist, medial oncologist, fellowship trained surgical oncologist and nurse navigators who have extensive experience in cancer as well as specialized oncology training. Plus, we have an expert team of social workers, dieticians and support staff whose sensitivity, kindness and dedication helps cancer patients and their families cope with a difficult cancer diagnosis.

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