The Barbara Ann Karmanos Cancer Institute is designated by the National Cancer Institute as among the very best cancer centers in the United States. They are ranked by the National Research Corporation as metro Detroit’s most preferred cancer center. Based in midtown Detroit, the Barbara Ann Karmanos Cancer Institute is committed to a future free of cancer. The Meyer L. Prentis Comprehensive Cancer Center of Metropolitan Detroit, operated by the Institute, is one of 39 National Cancer Institute-designated comprehensive cancer centers in the United States. The Barbara Ann Karmanos Cancer Institute cares for more than 6,000 new patients annually on a budget of $200 million, conducting more than 400 cancer-specific scientific investigation programs and clinical trials, the Institute is among the nation’s best cancer centers. The Institute strives to prevent, detect and eradicate cancer through 1,200 staff including 300 faculty members supported by hundreds of volunteers and thousands of financial donors.
Source: The Barbara Ann Karmanos Cancer Institute Website
The Detroit Medical Center provides medical services through nine world-class specialty hospitals. The hospitals listed below are part of the DMC family. Together, they combine to be one of the most diversified and capable medical systems in the state, with the shared goal of providing better ways to get better.
- Children’s Hospital of Michigan (CHM)
CHM is a 260-bed hospital run by the Wayne State University Department of Pediatrics. CHM has a Positron Emission Tomography (PET) scanner unit. Its director is a member of the Division of Child Neurology. Pediatric neurology functions as a distinct division within CHM. That division's attendings hold Wayne State faculty appointments in both Pediatrics and Neurology. All senior residents spend at least three months at CHM, handling both inpatient and outpatient duties. The pediatric neurology service has an average of 400 admissions annually and performs approximately 750 consults. Residents see all types of neurological complaints, including those unique to children.
- Detroit Receiving Hospital
Detroit Receiving Hospital, Michigan’s first Level I Trauma Center, is an adult specialty hospital offering expertise in emergency medicine, complex trauma, critical care, neuroscience and gerontology. As the region’s leader in emergency medicine, Receiving’s emergency department treats more than 85,000 patients annually, and nearly 60% of Michigan’s emergency physicians are trained at Receiving. Receiving also features the state’s largest burn center, Michigan’s first hospital-based 24/7 hyperbaric oxygen therapy program, and Metro Detroit’s first certified primary stroke center.
- Harper University Hospital
Harper University Hospital is one of the nation’s premier health care centers providing extraordinary care to patients from around the world. Harper University Hospital Neurology Program is the top ranked program in Michigan and the 21st ranked program in the country according to the U.S. News & World Report 2013-2014 rankings.The hospital offers award-winning services in a broad range of clinical areas, including the neurosciences, hypertension and heart failure, vascular and organ transplant.
Researchers and clinicians at Harper are making dramatic strides in the treatment and management of neurological diseases and disorders. And, since each patient is unique, so is the Harper approach to patient care. Depending on the specific case, the neurology team at Harper calls on specialists from a wide variety of disciplines to provide the right care at the right time. With all this going for it, it's easy to see why U.S. News & World Report considers Harper University Hospital's Neurosciences program one of the best in the nation.
Hutzel Women's Hospital
Hutzel houses the medical center's Departments of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Orthopedics, Rheumatology, and Ophthalmology. The ophthalmology department runs the Kresge Eye Institute. Neurology residents provide consultations to those departments.
Senior residents spend at least one month providing neurological consults for obstetrical and gynecological patients. The average number of consults per year is 100. Residents may also do electives in neuro-ophthalmology.
The Rehabilitation Institute of Michigan
The Rehabilitation Institute is the Midwest's largest specialty hospital and treatment center for adult physical medicine and rehabilitation. Its specialties include many related to neurological problems: traumatic brain injury, spinal cord injury, multiple sclerosis and stroke. Neurology provides consultant services and its residents may take a physical medicine and rehabilitation rotation.
Source: The Detroit Medical Center Website
The John D. Dingell VA Medical Center is a 108-bed full service medical center that provides primary, secondary and tertiary care. The medical center provides acute medical, surgical, psychiatric, neurological, and dermatological inpatient care. Primary care, medical and surgical specialties are also provided by the VAMC as well as mental health clinics that include substance abuse treatment, a day treatment center, and a community based psychiatric program with the goal of maintaining patients in their home community. The medical center also operates an 109-bed nursing home care unit and a Health Care for Homeless Veterans (HCHV) program. The medical center administers two contract Community Based Outpatient Clinics (CBOC) located in Yale, Michigan and Pontiac, Michigan as well as two veteran outreach centers in Dearborn, MI and in downtown Detroit. The VAMC serves approximately 330,994 veterans in Wayne, Oakland, Macomb and St. Clair counties.
The John D. Dingell VAMC is affiliated with the Wayne State University School of Medicine and supports 75.2 resident FTE. Other major training programs at the medical center include Audiology & Speech Pathology, Dietetics, Nursing, Psychology, Rehabilitation.
Medicine, Social Work, Surgical Auxiliaries and a Compensated Work Therapy (CWT) program. The John D. Dingell VA Medical Center has a strong and diverse program of research with a FY 2006 budget of $3.5 million dollars in VA grant funding.
Source: The John D. Dingell VA Medical Center Website