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Detroitman
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Ford to upgrade flagship hospital

Officials tout plans to update, expand midtown facility as health system's largest investment.

Sharon Terlep / The Detroit News
http://www.detnews.com/apps/pb cs.dll/article?AID=/20060319/B IZ/603190372/1001

While this is good news, it seems that the Detroit News doesn't know the difference between midtown and new center.
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Chow
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Or they just can't make up their mind:

"sweeping plans to update and expand its midtown campus."

"the hospital, a 903-bed operation in the city's New Center area"
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Corktownmark
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This sounds like pretty good news. The Oakland county hospital may not be their only focus after all.
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Naturalsister
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It's just across the freeway from New Center, and New Center IS in midtown, so what's the issue? Wayne State, Cultural Center, New Center -all Midtown when I asked some longtime residents (74 years).

Stop threadjacking with this pettiness. Now back to the subject at hand.

They're upgrading and expending - that's the good news.

Glad the DetNews covered it.

later - naturalsister
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Detroitman
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Naturalsister, I wasn't trying to make an issue out of it. I just thought it was strange that they used Midtown and New Center in the same article. You are right though this is great news for the city.
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Mackinaw
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Great news.

Traditionally we refer to the cultural center as midtown, but geographically and from an urban planning standpoint, I'd say midtown goes from Mack to Boston-Edison.
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Naturalsister
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My point Mackinaw, Thanks.

This seems to be the thought pattern in the way the article was written.

later - naturalsister

P.S Most of all glad to see more 'development' in the city, no matter what side of town. HFH has been a mainstay and the recognized importance of it is welcomed.
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Detroitman
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Thanks Mackinaw for the explanation, Once you think about it does make sense to call it Midtown.
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Merchantgander
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Why does everyone assume the development is going to be in Midtown? Maybe they are going to build a new hospital and close the old one.
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Eric
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quote:

Henry Ford Health System will lay out Monday details of sweeping plans to update and expand its midtown campus."




That's what it says in the article. I'm glad HFHS is continuing it's investment in Detroit it was a little disconcerting to think that they we're just going to focus on the burbs

As for the whole New Center-Midtown thing they're separate neighborhoods. The Midtown name was only coined 10-15 years ago because of the negative connotations of the Cass Corridor. New Center has described that area for a much longer time. So IMO the News was wrong to call it Midtown

(Message edited by eric on March 19, 2006)
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Lmichigan
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Just to continue the Midtown/New Center thing, New Center would technically be an "uptown." But, semantics don't matter, here. What matters is that HFH is going to be growing its central campus. I expect to see some new jobs, and possibly new towers, come out of this expansion, and maybe some extra housing.
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Shave
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Yadda, yadda, yadda Midtown...
Yadda, yadda, yadda New Center...





[crickets chirp]






[crickets chirp]



Oh yeah, this is great news for the city! LOL
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Gistok
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Getting in on this pettiness.... isn't New Center just the area bound by the 3 freeways and the Boston-Edison Area to the north? Or does New Center continue west across the Lodge? Downtown doesn't go west of the Lodge.

I'm sure that Henry Ford Hospital advertises itself as being in New Center. That may explain some of this confusion.
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Alexei289
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Uptown would be more like the state fair grounds area along with palmerwoods...


HF is a really nice hospital.. Im absolutely jumping for joy that they are expanding on an already world class facility.
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Jjaba
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Some history of Henry Ford Hospital.
1915: Henry Ford funds his hospital on the edge of the City of Detroit, at Hamilton Ave. and West Grand Blvd. They could accomodate 48 patients on 20 acres. It is conveniently located on the Dexter busline.

The hospital is staffed with a closed staff of physicians and surgeons, mostly from John Hopkins Medical College, Baltimore.

1918: Hospital given to Military as Army Hospital Number 36.

1921: Modern Bldg. opens in 1921, 500 beds, 50,000 square feet.

1925: Clara Ford Nurses Home accomodates 300 nurses. In 71 years, 5,000 nurses graduate, known by their unique hats.

1947: Edsel B. Ford Institute of Medical Research.

1955: 17 storey clinic on main site. 35,000 volume medical library, 14 specialty outpatient clinics.

1971: Opens Troy, Mich. clinic.

1975. New outpatient clinics in Dearborn and W. Bloomfield, Mich. 5 more clinics added.
Benson Ford Educational Center.

1982. Eleanor Clay Ford Pavilion.

1990. Now up to 25 suburban clinics and centers.
Mergers with other hospitals.
2.5 million patients, 12,600 employees, 800 physicians on closed staff.

From inception, Henry Ford did not allow smoking in hospital. Restriction eased in 1947 after Ford's death.

1935: Dr. Roy Mc Clure invented iodized salt.

1942: Research on penicillin.

1956: Michigan's first open heart surgery.

1960: Michigan's first HMO is started by HFH.

1995: Walter and Josephone Ford Cancer Center.

1998. Pavilion II opens. 185,000 square feet.

2002: Josephine Ford Cancer Center, W. Bloomfield.

2002: One of 50 best hospitals (US News and World Report Magazine.)

Hospital Address: One Ford Place, Detroit Michigan.

jjaba, research dept.
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Bvos
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Notice that midtown was spelled with a lower case m, so the author is not refering to it as "the" Midtown, just referencing its location within the city of Detroit as a whole.

If the author had said midtown with a capital M, then it would have be incorrect.

I went to HS with the author. She's a very intelligent person who understands Detroit very well. She would not refer to HF hospital as being in the Midtown neighborhood.
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Detroitman
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Thanks Bvos, sorry about getting the whole thread off track with the Midtown/New Center debate.
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Jjaba
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Detroitman shows the strength of this Forum. We know so much about Detroit, we can have dialogue about small points.

There is no debate that Henry Ford hospital has always been on the Dexter busline and that it is one of the best in the country, if not the World.

jjaba.
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Detroitman
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$300 million in renovations, expansion planned for Henry Ford Hospital

By Sheena Harrison
March 20, 2006 2:07 PM

Henry Ford Health System plans to spend more than $300 million in the next five years to renovate and expand its flagship Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit.

Among the projects: $100 million for renovations and replacements, including new patient beds and X-ray machines; $50 million for infrastructure, including an emergency power system upgrade; and $40 million to upgrade its electronic medical record system.
Henry Ford plans to spend $35 million to build a two-story addition to the West Pavilion of the main hospital, which will house 80 new private patient rooms. The plans also include expanding the emergency room, the intensive-care unit and the operating rooms.

At a news conference Monday morning, President and CEO Nancy Schlichting said the upgrades are needed to accommodate a growing number of patients: Hospital admissions grew 13.4 percent from 2003 to 2005.


Money for the projects will come from hospital profits and donations. Donations have more than doubled in the past two years to $20 million a year, up from $9 million in 2003, Schlichting said. She said the expansion plans will not cause patient costs to increase.
http://www.crainsdetroit.com/c gi-bin/news.pl?newsId=8205
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Motorcitymayor2026
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how many stories is West Pavillion currently?
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Jjaba
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Many famous Detroit architects have worked on Henry Ford Hospital projects.

Among them are Albert Kahn (Ford's factory architect), Malcomson and Higginbotham, Rossetti, Skidmore, Owings, and Merrill.

Noteworthy is the 1924, Albert Kahn Nurses Education Building, soon ending it's useful life, and generally forgotten in the huge maize of The Ford Hospital complex. By itself, it would have stood out more.

The 1959, the modernist Henry Ford Hosp. Parking Structure by Albert Kahn Associates differs from the functional with its sculptural grilles.

The Detroit AIA recognizes the above captioned bldgs. as important in Detroit arch. history.
That's good enough for jjaba.

jjaba, trying to find a parking space.

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