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DMC Docs First In U.S. To Use New Heart Pump During Artery Repair

The Detroit Medical Center announced that the hospital group’s Cardiovascular Institute has conducted the nation’s first artery-repair procedure using a new high-tech, catheter-delivered tool designed to pump up to four liters of blood per minute through a patient’s circulatory system. The new device allows the heart to rest while repairs are made to damaged arteries.

WWJ Newsradio 950–09/26/2012


New Detroit Medical Center Hiring Policy Begins

The Detroit Medical Center is expected to begin screening job applicants for nicotine.

WWJ Newsradio 950–07/01/2012

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The Detroit Medical Center announced today that it has signed an agreement to purchase ProCare Health Plan Inc., a Detroit-based health maintenance organization that offers health care coverage to Medicaid beneficiaries in Wayne County.

WWJ Newsradio 950–06/28/2012


Detroit Medical Center To Stop Hiring Smokers

The DMC announced Wednesday that it’s implementing a “nicotine-free” hiring policy, effective July 1st.

WWJ Newsradio 950–06/13/2012

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Wayne State Doc Publishes Breakthrough Study On Cooling Blanket For Newborns

After more than 10 years of study, investigators in the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development Neonatal Research Network, led by a pediatric researcher at Wayne State University and the Detroit Medical Center, have proven an effective way to significantly reduce death and physical and mental disability caused by reduction in oxygen and blood flow to the brain at birth.

WWJ Newsradio 950–05/31/2012


Researchers Look To Lower Serious Risks To Newborns

A local study appearing in this week’s New England Journal of Medicine supports the use of whole-body hypothermia in full-term, oxygen-deprived newborns.

WWJ Newsradio 950–05/30/2012

WWJ Reporter Vickie Thomas interviews Detroit Medical Center CEO Mike Duggan. (credit: WWJ)

DMC Chief Needs More Time To Consider Mayoral Run

Does Mike Duggan think a white man can win a mayoral race in a predominately black city?

WWJ Newsradio 950–05/30/2012

DMC Demonstrates Ekso ‘Wearable Robot’

The hope of walking again is becoming a reality for many thanks to a new piece of technology at a local hospital.

WWJ Newsradio 950–05/27/2012

Former Detroit firefighter Brendan Milewski, paralyzed in a 2010 arson fire, became the first patient at DMC Rehabilitation Institute of Michigan to walk with Ekso. Ekso is a wearable, robotic exoskeleton that allows people with lower extremity paralysis or weakness to stand and walk. RIM was instrumental in the final development and testing of the device manufacturing by Ekso Bionics, and is one of the first hospitals in the U.S. to receive the exoskeleton. Photo: DMC Rehabilitation Institute of Michigan

Wearable Robot At DMC Allows Wheelchair Users To Stand And Walk

This week, DMC Rehabilitation Institute of Michigan became the eighth rehabilitation hospital in the United States to receive Ekso, a wearable, robotic exoskeleton that powers people with lower extremity paralysis or weakness to get them standing up and walking.

WWJ Newsradio 950–05/10/2012


DMC Cardiovascular Institute In New PAD Clinical Trial

The DMC Cardiovascular Institute announced Wednesday that it will participate in Connect II, a global clinical trial conditionally approved by the FDA that gives physicians access to Ocelot, a new imaging technology tool to fight Peripheral Arterial Disease.

WWJ Newsradio 950–05/09/2012