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Article ID: 714507

Henry Ford Cancer Institute Treats its First Patient with Innovative ‘Living Drug’ Therapy

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Henry Ford Cancer Institute has treated its first patient with CAR T-cell therapy, an approach that uses engineered cells from a patient's immune system to destroy cancer. The altered cells remain active for years after the treatment, acting as a 'living drug' Only specially-certified trained hospitals can offer CAR T-cell therapy to patients with B-cell acute lymphocytic leukemia (ALL) and diffuse large B-cell lymphoma (DLBCL).

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18-Jun-2019 7:05 AM EDT
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Article ID: 714040

Henry Ford Stroke Centers Earn American Heart Association Quality Awards

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All five of Henry Ford Health System's hospitals that are equipped to treat stroke recently earned an American Heart Association/American Stroke Association Get With The Guidelines™ recognition, which recognizes the hospitals' commitment to ensuring stroke patients receive the most effective treatment according to nationally-recognized, research-based guidelines.

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6-Jun-2019 12:05 PM EDT
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Article ID: 713808

Henry Ford Cancer Institute Earns Full 3-Year Accreditation from National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers

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The Henry Ford Cancer Institute has earned a full three-year accreditation designation by the National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers (NAPBC), a program of the American College of Surgeons. Henry Ford Hospital, Henry Ford Macomb Hospital and Henry Ford West Bloomfield Hospital each earned full re-accreditation, along with new accreditation for Henry Ford Wyandotte Hospital and Henry Ford Allegiance Health, meaning each hospital program within Henry Ford Cancer Institute is now fully-accredited.

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3-Jun-2019 10:05 AM EDT
Newswise: Space Travel and Your Joints

Article ID: 713272

Space Travel and Your Joints

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A novel Henry Ford Hospital study of mice aboard a Russian spaceflight may raise an intriguing question for the astronauts of tomorrow: Could traveling in space be bad for your joints? Researchers found early signs of cartilage breakdown in the mice, suggesting that the reduced biomechanical forces of spaceflight are at play on the musculoskeletal system. While it’s premature to translate the finding to humans, this first-of-its kind study adds to a growing body of research about the health effects of spaceflight on the musculoskeletal system.

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21-May-2019 4:00 PM EDT

Article ID: 712986

Henry Ford Health System's Artsy Investment

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Henry Ford Health System’s newest investment in the city of Detroit features just about every color on the color wheel. The artwork on the walls is splashy and spirited and the floor is the original – scruffy and worn – from days of a bygone era.

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16-May-2019 10:15 AM EDT

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Newswise: Three Michigan Health Systems Collaborate on $48 Million Laundry Service Facility

Article ID: 712034

Three Michigan Health Systems Collaborate on $48 Million Laundry Service Facility

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Henry Ford Health System, Michigan Medicine and Saint Joseph Mercy Health System have formed a joint venture to build and operate a $48 million modern medical laundry service facility in Detroit. The collaboration brings together three prominent Michigan health care systems in a major economic investment in the state’s largest city and represents the latest health care development in the ongoing revitalization of the Northwest Goldberg neighborhood north of I-94 and west of the Lodge Freeway.

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29-Apr-2019 11:15 AM EDT
Newswise: Study Identifies Potential Fix for Hospital Star Rating Program

Article ID: 710654

Study Identifies Potential Fix for Hospital Star Rating Program

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Allowing for more quality measures in the federal government’s Quality Star Rating program would create a fairer and more equitable model for assessing the level of quality at U.S. acute-care hospitals, according to a Henry Ford Health System study. The study is published online in the American Journal of Medical Quality

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2-Apr-2019 4:35 PM EDT
Newswise: Collaboration Aims to Reduce Racial and Ethnic Disparities in Clinical Trials

Article ID: 710007

Collaboration Aims to Reduce Racial and Ethnic Disparities in Clinical Trials

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Spencer Hoover, vice president and executive director of the Henry Ford Cancer Institute, is co-author of a manuscript published in the Journal of Oncology Practice aimed at establishing best practices to promote diversity in clinical trials. In-depth interviews were conducted with leaders from U.S. cancer centers with above average recruitment of racial and ethnic minority groups into clinical trials, with the goal of identifying specific strategies that were used to facilitate participation among racial and ethnic minorities.

Released:
21-Mar-2019 8:55 AM EDT
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Article ID: 709804

First in Michigan: Patient-Controlled Tissue Expanders for Breast Reconstruction After Mastectomy

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Henry Ford Cancer Institute is the first in Michigan to offer a needle-free, patient-controlled tissue expansion system for women undergoing breast reconstruction after mastectomy.  The FDA-approved AeroForm Tissue Expanders eliminate the need for weekly saline injections at the physician’s office, improves patient comfort and may decrease the rate of expander infection.

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19-Mar-2019 8:05 AM EDT
Newswise: New Study Shows How Adjusting for Social Risk Factors 
Can Impact Readmission Penalties for Safety Net Hospitals

Article ID: 709640

New Study Shows How Adjusting for Social Risk Factors Can Impact Readmission Penalties for Safety Net Hospitals

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New research shows that U.S. safety net hospitals could benefit substantially from a new model that accounts for social risk factors like poverty and living in a disadvantaged neighborhood in determining how the federal government penalizes hospitals financially for their readmission rates.

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14-Mar-2019 12:30 PM EDT

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