The Henry Ford Medical Group, as part of the Henry Ford Hospital and Health Network, will select a Division Head for Palliative Medicine. The Division Head will be charged with providing overall direction; goal setting and input to key strategic, clinical, and operational issues facing Palliative Medicine across the Henry Ford Health Network. The leader will provide vision, leadership, organization, and direction to the Division.
The Palliative Medicine service provides inpatient and outpatient care at Henry Ford Hospital. The system's flagship institution, Henry Ford Hospital (HFH), is an 877-bed tertiary care hospital, education and research complex in Detroit. Henry Ford Hospital has had an inpatient Palliative Medicine consult service for 16 years, ranking it as an early adopter and advocate for palliative medicine. The Palliative Medicine service provides care and support to a variety of complex care patients including: advanced heart failure and LVAD (left ventricular assist device), transplant (cardiac, lung, kidney, liver and pancreas), neurosurgical, and oncologic. The service also provides pivotal support in the ICU setting. Henry Ford Hospital is the largest ICU facility in MI and one of the largest in the nation with 156 ICU beds.
The Division has a well-established fellowship program that graduates two fellows annually. The team has regular multidisciplinary didactic sessions and has a strong history of academic production both regionally and nationally. The team is also responsible for educating residents and fellows in a variety of specialties in the principles of palliative medicine.
Recently, the Division of Palliative Medicine has been collaborating with Population Health Management initiatives. Opportunities exist to refine the integration of palliative medicine in the management of identified complex care patients through the Population Health care delivery model. Exciting growth opportunities also exist for the Division with the new Brigitte Harris Cancer Center expected to open early 2020. The cancer center will be located directly across from Henry Ford Hospital and will be a premier, destination ambulatory cancer care center providing precision medicine, clinical trials and research and enhanced support services for cancer patients. Palliative medicine will be integrated into care pathways for a variety of oncologic patients.
Henry Ford Health System
Founded by auto pioneer Henry Ford in 1915, Henry Ford Hospital was located at what was then the edge of the city of Detroit at Hamilton and West Grand Boulevards. Today the Henry Ford Health System (HFHS) is one of the nation's leading comprehensive, integrated health systems, an approximately $5.5 billion organization with over 23,000 employees. It provides health insurance and health care delivery, including acute, specialty, primary and preventive care services backed by excellence in research and education. HFHS is committed to improving the health and well-being of diverse communities throughout southeastern Michigan and to serving patients who come to its physicians and facilities from across the region, nation, and abroad.
HFHS is a not-for-profit corporation managed by Chief Executive Officer Wright Lassiter. In 2011, HFHS was awarded the Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award, and the system continues to innovate in the management of the cost and quality of health care delivery.
The Division Head will provide oversight for the Palliative Medicine Division within the Department of Internal Medicine for the Henry Ford Medical Group. S/he will work closely with the Palliative Medicine Service, Department of Internal Medicine Division Heads, Medical Director of Population Health Management, Community Care Services leaders, and other Chairs and leaders within the Henry Ford Medical Group and Henry Ford Health System to develop and implement best practices for inpatient and outpatient palliative care. The Division Head will be a practicing member of the Palliative Medicine Service.
Operations and strategy:
Palliative Medicine Service at Henry Ford Hospital
Strategic Program Development and Planning
Team Development and Management
Clinical Performance/Quality Improvement