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Oakwood Annapolis Hospital

Compassion: Providing care with sincerity, sensitivity and dignity for

those we serve.

The Volunteer Vibe

Respect: Working with integrity and honor in all our relationships. Excellence: Delivering superior results in the areas of Clinical Quality,

Service Excellence, People, Market Growth and Profitability.

Diversity: Creating an environment where individual differences

maximize our collective capabilities as a team.

Ownership: Demonstrating personal responsibility for our pride in

Oakwood through our behaviors and actions.

Back to School and Harvest Time Highlights for July ­ August ­ S eptember 2011

CEO Newsline - Brian Connolly Quiet Time Oakwood Donates EKGs Spinach Salad with Dried Cranberries Volunteer Recognition Events Red October Run Flu Season Update

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Oakwood Needs You Looking for Volunteers

Volunteer Positions Open at OHMC

Palliative Care and Family Matters Services - Needed ASAP Need 1 Volunteer to work Monday, Wednesday, and Friday for approximately 2 to 3 hours. Daytime (flexible). Read and speak English; Ability to understand advance directive and be able to explain to others. Contact Nancy Gorski 313-593-8016.

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The CEO's Newsline


Brian Connolly

Palliative Care and Family Matters Services - September 29 Need 2 Volunteers to work Thursday from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Read English

To our Oakwood Volunteers Palliative Care and Family Matters Services - October 24. Oakwood's patients, families and communities benefit greatly from your donations of time and talent ­ and by volunteering, your own health benefits, too. Research conducted by the Corporation for National and Community Service demonstrated that volunteers have "greater longevity, higher functional ability, lower rates of depression and less incidence of heart disease." The sense of purpose, connection and accomplishment you get from volunteering go a long way to boosting your health and wellness. That's just one more reason to feel good about your contributions to Oakwood. Thank you for all you do, and here's to your health! Sincerely, Need 2 Volunteers to work Monday from 10:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Read English

Palliative Care and Family Matters Services - November 7. Need 2 Volunteers to work Monday from 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Read English

Palliative Care and Family Matters Services - November 14. Need 2 Volunteers to work Monday from 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Read English

Brian M. Connolly President & CEO Oakwood Healthcare, Inc.

It's hard to make a comeback when you haven't been anywhere.

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Welcome New Volunteers

April, May, June, July

Oakwood Annapolis Farhan Ahmad Mahmood Ahmad Laneetra Austin Gwendolyn Bonnie Baker Jim Baxter Andrew Berner Donna Berry Sarthak Bhandari Kajal Boyina Muhammad Burhan Lisa Butzin Quiana Carmona Punyacha Chuanchom Alexander Driessche Elmaze Gjocaj Saira Hoda Alyaa Hussien Georgine Jeziorowski Ayushi Jharia Henna Krishana Maria Lebron Hope Lu Taylor Mayes Bonita Meeks Ashley Moss Jeeyoung Nham Brenda Ozog Bernadette Sawyer Derek Sears Sarav Shah Maha Siddiqui Megan Singh Farheen Syed Talha Syed Pranvera Sylaj Robin Tennille Oakwood Hospital & Medical Center Jasmine Aburouman Amanda F. Achour Shadia N. Alawamleh Laylia K. Ali Maha M. Alkuhali Christina G. Baker Aseile K. Bazzi Kathleen S. Beydoun Ronald R. Booth Lewis W. Carlson Oakwood Southshore Tom Bush Corrine Carter Michael Chrusciel Natasha Gandhi Mary Graves Michelle Hawthorne Rachael E. LaBonte David Li Mari Mann Roger Salinas Jerry VanVolkenburg Tetiana Veremieiva Debra L. Wise Annapolis ­ cont'd Dorothy Wong Sukaina Zaidi Kulpreet Thind Aji Thomas Marilyn Thomas Chante Tipton Elizabeth Tomjack Veronica Waugh Lindsay Westphal OHMC Cont'd Patrick Carney Michelle S. Carter Darlene Cox Erica Crawford Armani Dabaja Jordan D. Dix Alan R. Doll Alycia N. Drake Evan J. Ewing Mohamed M. Fakih Jonathon R. Fey Ericka F. Filipowicz Annie Fu Bradley Garden Lonnie D. Gartin Linda Goy Tammy M. Guyton Jacob S. Hamad Maha N. Hamid Dunia Ilayian Tanim Islam Monique R. Jackson Farah Jalloul Zeinab M. Jamil Navyatha Joginpalli Cheryl L. Jones Elizabeth Jones Rami H. Kadouh Yasmeen H. Kadouh Jennifer Kiel Kim M. Linton Gabriel V. Lupu Claire E. Madro Danylle Malloy Emma C. Marsack Amanda K. McCurdy OHMC Cont'd Kevin M. McDonald Daniel Michalak Andrew R. Mikolaizyk Michelle G. Moore Maricruz Moya Farah Muslemani Sarien Nassar Sandra M. Paynter Jennifer K. Peter Andrea Plawecki Jossy P. Pottakkai Justin J. Puccio Scott Rzepka Meena Sadaps Meaghan R. Sample Mohammad K. Sharara Aimon J. Shareef Marissa A. Sharkey Bernard I Simpson Alex J. Smith Samantha M. Thacker Nicholas P. Toupin Janos A. Uzonyi Kimberly A. Verellen Amanda Wahab Jamie A. Warunek Terrance Whittaker Anese Yaffai Abeer N. Yassine Louis V. Yun Jane P. Zemba

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Welcome New Volunteers

April, May, June, July

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Oakwood Heritage Jason R.Atkari Justin Atkari Myneisha R. Austin Nicol Booth Monique Carpenter LaToya Davis Rev. Dr. Geoffrey G. Drutchas Tamara Fetter Joan Herbert Marnishia Jernigan Timothy Kaul Bita Khatibshahidi Drita Manaj Hung Nguyen Alyssa Saclayan Virginia Sanchez James M. Stecki Marica Taylor Shamika Taylor Rosemary Toporek Ruchita Vashi Oakwood Skilled Nursing Gerry Bauer Phyllis Brim Betty Brown Maryanne Brown Rebecca Deason Steven Delaney Annette Desloover Mary Dietrich Robert Durham Tammy Fetter Jack Fitzpatrick Florence Frierson Loice Funderburg Jim Glinski Pat Glinski Kelly Greenwald

Oakwood Skilled Nursing Cont'd Annabel Griffiths Richard Gulyas Kenneth Hasper Judith Henn Eleanor Hillebrand Eleanor Jean Johnston Velma Kendrick Sheron Kennedy Terrance Kerner Rosemarie Kieffer Evelyn Kieronski Patsy Knoop Patricia Kosmyna Mary Lenart-Kirchoff Janet Ley Ila Long Sanaa Majedi Gwendolyn McIntyre Victoria Mejia John Merenda Rosemary Miller Mohamed Molhy Maricruz Moya Richard Paisley Helen Petricko Princess Phifer Margaret Rombach Gloria Rusin Dolores Savchetz Clara Simons Pamela Smith-Richmond Martha Tamaroglio Eve Toohey Rosemary Toporek Janet Traut Margaret Urban Donald Walker Fr. James Weiging Francis Westrick Brennan Wilson

Parish Nursing is Looking for new recruits

Oakwood's core values of compassion, respect, excellence, diversity and ownership are demonstrated by Parish Nursing. Parish Nursing links licensed, registered nurses to a church of their choosing where they volunteer their time and expertise, empowering church members to be accountable for their health. If you are interested in serving as a liaison to your faith community through Oakwood's Parish Nursing Program, two opportunities for training are available. September 2 ­ St. Louis online parish nurse preparation September 13 ­ University of Detroit Mercy parish nurse. Candidates must have at least two years of experience to serve in this very special volunteer role. If interested call Cathy Stock 313-586-4996.

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Shhh!!!...IT'S `QUIET TIME'

Quiet Time is an initiative developed by the OHMC PACE Team Members. Its purpose is to provide a daily period of reduced controllable noise and daily period without distractions which benefits patients, visitors and staff. The established time frame for ,,Quiet Time will be 1:30 to 3:00 pm and will affect all inpatient units: (Medical/Surgical, Critical Care, Women and Children). All departments (Inpatient care units and all Ancillary departments supporting patient care) will participate. The Process . . . Patients and family members are informed of "Quiet Time" and what to expect at the time of admission Signs regarding QT are posted around patient rooms and in the main lobby 15 minutes prior to QT, the hospital operator will make the following announcement: "Good afternoon patients, guests, and staff. It is now time to begin therapeutic quiet time for our patients to rest, recover and heal. Please dim the lights and keep the noise level to a minimum. Thank You." 30 minutes prior to ,,QT, clinical staff will round on all patients: prepare patients, turn/reposition, toileting, assess for any needs, offer blankets to make them more comfortable as they try to rest/take a nap. Encourage visitors to leave Lower voices; move conversations away from patients rooms No labs or x-rays, etc. unless absolutely necessary Housekeeping chores must be minimized Observe "quiet heels"

Music & Meditation

Observing Quiet Time . . . Close doors unless patient is high risk Dim the lights and close the blinds Turn cell phones and pagers to vibrate Refrain from overhead paging Refrain from using unit intercom

The Spiritual Support department invites you to join them for Music & Meditation at Noon on the third Thursday of each month in the OHMC sanctuary. Take a few minutes of `me time' out of your busy day to relax and reflect with soothing music and meditative thoughts. Come do something nice for your body and soul. All are welcome.

Quiet Time Education and Communication . . . Patients, Family Members, Visitors: Brochures will be included in admission packets and placed in waiting rooms Signs will be posted in the main lobby and around patient rooms Clinical staff will conduct one-on-one teaching with patients and visitors All departments and clinical staff will be informed: via weekly line-up, flyers, Huddles, clinical alerts, and department and staff meetings. The tentative implementation date for Quiet Time is September 20, 2011.

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Oakwood Donates Heart Attack Treatment Units to Dearborn Fire Department

Oakwood Healthcare System donated five portable 12-lead EKG units to the Dearborn Fire Department, furthering a commitment to reduce heart attack treatment times throughout the Detroit metro area. The units, which represent an investment of $165,000 by the healthcare system, are capable of transmitting EKG information directly to the smart phones of attending physicians, dramatically reducing the treatment times for heart attack victims. It's part of a commitment from Oakwood to provide the equipment and training to paramedics throughout the 500-square-mile area serviced by Oakwood. "This is a huge commitment, not only to the City of Dearborn, but to the entire region," said Jeffrey Beutner, Battalion Chief, Emergency Medical Services for the City of Dearborn. "This is a wonderful thing the hospital has done." Healthcare systems rate the time between the arrival of heart attack patients at an emergency room and when they can receive an emergency catherization--it's referred to as door-to-balloon time. The national average is about 90 minutes. Since the new technology has been implemented at the Oakwood Hospital & Medical Center (OHMC) in Dearborn, the average is about 53 minutes--and far less if patients are transported by the Dearborn Fire Department, rather than going to the hospital on their own. "We've consistently seen 30 minutes or less when patients are transported by our agency," said Beutner. That's because doctors can make the diagnosis as soon as the information is transmitted to their phones, said Joe Murray Ph.D., manager of the Critical Care transport Team at Oakwood Hospital & Medical Center. "By the time the fire department gets to the hospital, our staff is ready to go," said Murray. Beutner said the units would find regular use in Dearborn. The four ambulance units in the city respond to about 10,000 calls every year. They go on at least three cardiac runs every day, he said. The Dearborn Fire Department has used the technology since 2009, according to Beutner. The new units will replace old ones that have seen plenty of use for the department. "It's been a great partnership," said Dearborn Mayor Jack O'Reilly. "It's huge," said Fire Chief Richard Miller of the donation, which comes at a time when many municipalities are operating under tight budget conditions. "This is a big help for the department and the community as a whole." Volunteer Vibe ­ 3rd Quarter Page - 7 -

Michael Geheb, MD, division president of Oakwood Hospital & Medical Center, said the project was a team effort from the healthcare system, the Oakwood Foundation and the OHMC Guild, volunteers who helped generate donations for the Lifepak units. "It's been a great collaborative effort," said Geheb. Murray said Oakwood hopes to provide the equipment and training to departments throughout the healthcare system's service area this year. Dearborn has been transmitting ECGs for about two years now, but their current cardiac monitors are older and rapidly approaching their expiration. The new Life-Pak units in Dearborn will replace machines that are five years old. "Oakwood is committed to this process because of the successes we've had," said Murray. "We're looking forward to getting everyone on board."

Oakwood Recipe

Spinach Salad with Dried Cranberries, Almonds, And Julienne Turkey

INGREDIENTS 3 quarts fresh baby spinach 4 tbsp sliced toasted almonds 3 ounce Onions, red, fresh, diced 9 ounces of poppy seed salad dressing 6 ounces dried cranberries 1- 1/8 lb low salt roasted turkey breast Directions: 1. Toss spinach, cranberries, almonds, red onions, and poppy seed dressing in a bowl 2. Cut turkey into julienne strips. To serve, place the salad in a bowl and top with julienne turkey. Serves 6.

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Volunteer Recognition Events

Oakwood Hospital & Medical Center

Oakwood Hospital & Medical Center celebrated volunteers with a recognition event on Tuesday, August 16, 2011. The theme chosen for this year's event, "Volunteers, touching lives, lifting spirits" was printed on the cover of notebooks that were distributed as gifts. Dina Johnson, Manger Volunteer Services and Interim Manager of Service Excellence, Bryce Rosche, Senior Vice President, Service Excellence, Greg Bock, Chief Operating Officer, Oakwood Hospital & Medical Center and Beverly Beltramo, Director, Spiritual Support Services were among the guests

Oakwood Hospital & Medical Center

who addressed and thanked the OHMC volunteer core. Nine Oakwood Hospital & Medical Center Student volunteers were awarded the volunteer services high school student scholarship of $1,000. (winners are located on page 15). A good time was had by all!!

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Oakwood Heritage Hospital

Oakwood Heritage Hospital's Volunteer Services recognition luncheon was held in the cafeteria and patio area on Wednesday, July 13, 2011 from 2 ­ 4 p.m. What a wonderful time to celebrate so many volunteers who touch so many lives and lift spirits of patients, family, staff, and etc. The weather was picture perfect; sunny but breezy and live entertainment from the Groove Unit Jazz band. As a token of our appreciation, the volunteers received journals, a delicious buffet, and

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a raffle ticket for a chance to win a prize at the end of the program. John Bauer, a Welcome Center greeter and trainer was recognized for his outstanding service to our patients. He received a Service Excellence award and took pictures with our SVP of Service Excellence Bryce Rosche and COO Joe Diederich of the Oakwood Healthcare System. John has been mentioned by Heritage's leadership team, and patients acknowledging him on our Press Ganey survey.

Oakwood Heritage

Oakwood Southshore Medical Center

Oakwood Southshore Medical Center Volunteer Services recognition luncheon was held in the Nasir Auditorium and Community room on August 3 from 2 ­ 4 p.m. Our Southshore volunteer's influence service and commitment by having a "patient comes first" attitude. Six volunteers received outstanding Service Oakwood Heritage Excellence awards and also took pictures with the VP of Service Excellence and Division President Edith Hughes. They were Helen Breil, Norma Horvath, Laura Carpeaux, Kay Cozzi, Patrick Doute, and Shirley Matthews. Both Norma and Helen received a "Take a Bow" award several months earlier. Helen was also recognized for her time and dedication as a Red Cross volunteer. Norma has helped with the coordination of the Tree of Lights (TOL) events for 10 years. She also provides support to Care Management and maintains hours for the auxiliary pins, etc. Laura is very organized and assists Volunteer Services to help accomplish the department's mission and goals. Kay is an Emergency Deparatment greeter and trainer that provides support to patients, family, emergency room staff, and training volunteers for the ED department. Without a doubt, Kay enjoys putting a smile on the many patients' who she visits. Patrick is an Outpatient Imaging greeter

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who also helps with training volunteers in the department. Patrick has been mentioned by Southshore's leadership team, patients, other volunteers, and even our Press Ganey survey. Shirley is a Welcome Center greeter and trainer. She assists the Admitting receptionist with escorting patients, families, and visitors to various departments. She demonstrates a service first attitude by training volunteers for the welcome center area. We personally thank our Southshore volunteers for their countless time and dedication to all ithey encounter.

Oakwood Southshore

Oakwood Annapolis Hospital

On Thursday July 21st OAH recognized its volunteers by having a barbequed theme luncheon. Of course the day of the party was recorded as the hottest day of the year! Nonetheless we had a great time and we were able to move the festivities indoors. OAH management and executives from Oakwood thanked the volunteers for putting in countless

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hours that service the community, patients and visitors. Natalie Garner, a gift shop volunteer, was presented as the winner of the 2011 Student Volunteer Scholarship. Year after year the volunteer recognition luncheon provides a great opportunity to thank our volunteers who do so much for the hospital.

Why is the third hand on the watch called the second hand?

Oakwood Annapolis

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To: All Patient Care Staff From: Department of Infection Prevention and Control Date: 08/30/2011 Re: Clostridium difficile on the rise

The following reminders are proven techniques to reduce the spread of C. diff. (Clostridium difficile (C. diff) infections.)

Important Reminders:

It is critical that all healthcare workers follow strict hand hygiene and isolation protocols. We are all partners in patient safety ­ it is essential to take the time to educate patients, visitors, and even your colleagues/fellow health care providers on the importance of hand hygiene. o C. diff is spread by ingestion of bacteria and can infect healthy people. Patients and healthcare personnel are at risk of C. diff disease, so it is important to be vigilant. o Encourage patients to wash their hands or to use alcohol hand wipes before eating meals. o Anyone touching the patient, equipment, or environment can spread C. diff o If you see someone who has not washed their hands or used alcohol-based hand rub when they should have, address the situation in a professional and courteous manner. Examples include: "Have you remembered to wash your hands?" "I am requesting that you wash your hands for our patients safety." Wash your hands with soap and water immediately after removing gloves when caring for a suspected or confirmed C. diff patient or touching the patient environment. o If no clean sink is available in the room, use alcohol hand rub then wash with soap and water as soon as possible. Do not touch equipment or the environment on the way to a clean sink ­ this causes C. diff spore contamination. o Use a clean paper towel to turn off the faucet to keep your hands clean. Wear gloves and gown to enter the room every time. o Personal protective equipment must be worn correctly for it to work. Gowns must be fastened in the back at the waist and neck to prevent contamination of clothing. A recent Joint Commission survey resulted in a citation for healthcare workers not wearing gowns properly. Gloves must be pulled over the cuffs of the gown to prevent contamination of clothing and hands. Use the yellow, disposable stethoscopes for Contact Precautions patients. o If you must use a non-disposable stethoscope it must be thoroughly disinfected with a bleach wipe upon exiting the Contact Precautions room. o The stethoscope must be rubbed with the bleach wipe to create friction and stay wet with bleach for a total of 5 minutes in order to kill the C. diff spores. Watch for C. diff symptoms in all patients o Symptoms include more than three (3) episodes of diarrhea a day, abdominal pain, fever, and foul stool odor. o Recent exposure to antibiotics is frequently a predictor of C. diff-associated diarrhea. o If you suspect a patient has C. diff, start Contact Precautions immediately.

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SATURDAY, OCTOBER 1, 2011 10K RUN · 5K RUN · 5K WALK · 1 MILE JR. OCTOBER Oakwood Annapolis Hospital, 33155 Annapolis St., Wayne, MI 48184 GREAT SHIRTS - GREAT SWAG - GREAT FOOD - GREAT FUN - GREAT MEMORIES 10K/5K Event Highlights Long sleeve shirts Drawstring backpacks & randomly distributed swag Medals for 10K & 5K event finishers Awards in running and walking events Outstanding "Oktoberfest" refreshments including hot dogs, cider, doughnuts, bagels, fruit and more Bountiful prize drawing for 10K/5K registrants o $100, $75, $50 certificates from Hansons Running Shop o Adidas Digital Candy red chronograph watch Volunteers needed for the Red o Stainless Red October Run water bottles October Run: To act as food runner o Red October Run polar fleece for the food tent, at the Registration o ...and more! desk, and "Something old something new" Red October retro gear/new gear sale Volunteers needed for fire/safety tent B-tag timing & mat starts (dress up in costumes). 10K run/5K run courses certified (recertification pending) Race photography services Early set-up (5-5:30 am) Arts & Scraps Scrapmobile for kids to "make & take" art project Neighborhood Flyer distribution (Wed. Sept. 28th @ 9 am) Kids' Jr. October Mile Free, non-competitive mile for kids 12 yrs. & under Closed course. (Skimping permitted & parents may accompany little ones) Please contact Anita Tatla if you are All kids win ribbons and receive snacks and prizes interested 734-467-4183 Jr. Run is free, but registration is required. (Parent registers child) Youth shirts available for nominal fee Schedule of Events Friday night packet pick-up & late registration 3:30- 6:30 p.m. in Oakwood Annapolis Hospital Surgery Center Race day registration & packet pick-up 8:00 a.m. ­ 9:40 a.m. on Oakwood Annapolis Hospital front lawn Kids' Jr. October Mile 9:00 a.m. 10K run 9:50 a.m. 5K run & 5K walk 10:00 a.m. Awards presented immediately upon availability of event place-winner results A lot of race for the buck! Great early bird pricing ­ register today! 10K run, 5K run, 5K walk: $15 through June 30 $20 July 1 ­ September 25 $25 @ Friday Night packet pick-up & on race day Kids' Jr. October Mile: Free, but registration is required. (Advance registration appreciated) Optional youth (12 years and under) shirts available for $5. Supply may be limited Volunteer Vibe ­ 3rd Quarter Page - 13 -

DavE's CornEr

Like many volunteers, I give my time, talents, and financial support to organizations I believe are making a difference to those in need. The Special Events and Fundraising Committee of the Volunteer Council has been discussing the subject of volunteer financial giving for some time. In fact, it recently came to our attention that we are unable to track the financial support given to Oakwood by our Oakwood volunteers. Moreover, some of you are solicited a number of times each year for various giving opportunities within Oakwood. Accordingly, the Special Events and Fundraising Committee of the Volunteer Council has partnered with the Volunteer Services Department and the Oakwood Foundation to address these issues. The result is that we will be conducting an ANNUAL direct mail Oakwood Volunteer Giving Campaign. The campaign will run each year in the fall and align with the Oakwood Employee Giving Campaign. THIS WILL BE THE ONLY SOLICITATION YOU WILL RECEIVE FROM OAKWOOD ON AN ANNUAL BASIS. More information will be coming at the September Volunteer Council Meeting including a full listing of giving options designed to meet the concerns of our volunteers for specific program areas designated by each site. Your generous donations will go exactly where you want them to go when you select one of the listed opportunities. We believe this is a wonderful opportunity for the volunteers of Oakwood to be able to show the extent of their support and for us to be able to track just how much we really give to the causes we care so deeply about. Please join us in supporting the new Oakwood Volunteer Giving Campaign. Best regards, Dave DeVore Chairman, Volunteer Council

FLU Season Is Coming!

Beginning Monday, September 26, 2011, the flu vaccine will be available to ALL EMPLOYEES, PHYSICIANS AND VOLUNERS of Oakwood. Employees must either receive the flu shot or sign a declination form. Employees with direct patient contact who decline receipt of the shot will be required to wear a mask. OHMC Adray B Tuesday, September 27 6:00 am ­ 10:00 am. Monday, October 3 2:00 pm ­ 6:00 pm Thursday, October 13 8:00 am ­ 12:00 pm Monday, October 17 6:00 am ­ 10:00 am Annapolis Conference Room 3 Monday, September 26 6:30 am ­ 4:00 pm Heritage Mobile Cart Monday, September 26 10:00 p.m. ­ 2:00 a.m. Wednesday, September 28 7:30 a.m. ­ 4:00 p.m. Thursday, September 29 4:00 p.m. ­ 8:00 p.m. Friday, September 30 10:00 p.m. ­ 2:00 a.m.

Other sites see the EHS schedules at your location or call EHS (313) 593-8067.

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2011 Volunteer Student Scholarship Winners

This year we were again able to award ten $1,000 scholarships to young adult volunteers who participated in the Volunteer Student Scholarship Process. The scholarship process is competitive. Awardees are selected by a committee of educators using a weighted criteria system that includes: references (both school and personal), academic performance, volunteer hours of service and a comprehensive essay.

Chelsea Ravasani-Asi ­ Chelsea graduated from Edsel Ford High School in Dearborn with a 3.63 GPA. She has

provided 379 hours of service at Oakwood Hospital & Medical Center in the Gift Shop. She has been accepted at University of Nevada, where she will study nursing.

Emmel Marini ­ Emmel graduated from Edsel Ford High School in Dearborn with a 3.19 GPA. She provided 317

hours of service at Oakwood Hospital & Medical Center at the Welcome Center. She has been accepted at the University of Michigan, Dearborn, where she will study pre-pharmacy.

Hanie Basma ­ Hanie graduated from Dearborn High School in Dearborn with a 3.95 GPA. She provided 311

hours of service at Oakwood Hospital & Medical Center in the OR Waiting Room and Welcome Center. She has been accepted at Wayne State University where she will study pharmacy.

Lindsey Ravasani-Asi ­ Lindsey graduated from Edsel Ford High School in Dearborn with a 3.51 GPA. She

provided 308 hours of service at Oakwood Hospital & Medical Center at the Welcome Center and Gift Shop. She has been accepted at University of Nevada where she will study nursing.

Jennifer Ferranti ­ Jennifer graduated from Edsel Ford High School in Dearborn with a 3.897 GPA. She

provided 292 hours of service at Oakwood Hospital & Medical Center in the Gift Shop. She has been accepted at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor where she will study business.

Mona Kasim Ali ­ Mona graduated from Edsel Ford High School in Dearborn with a 3.4 GPA. She provided 306

hours of service at Oakwood Hospital & Medical Center in the Gift Shop. She has been accepted at Wayne State University where she will study radiation therapy.

Layan K. Charara ­ Layan graduated from Fordson High School in Dearborn with a 3.91 GPA. She provided 282

hours of service at Oakwood Hospital & Medical Center in the Welcome Center. She has been accepted at Wayne State University where she will study mathematics.

Shannon Kingsbury ­ Shannon graduated from Edsel Ford High School in Dearborn with a 3.375 GPA. She

provided 298 hours of service at Oakwood Hospital & Medical Center in the Gift Shop and OR Waiting Room. She has been accepted at Henry Ford Community College, where she will study nursing.

Natalie Garner ­ Natalie graduated from Calvary Christian Academy in Ypsilanti with a 3.83 GPA. She provided

259 hours of service at Oakwood Annapolis Hospital in the Gift Shop. She has been accepted at HannibalLaGrange University in Hannibal, Missouri where she will study English.

Tammy Lakkis ­ Tammy graduated from Crestwood High School in Dearborn Heights. She attends Wayne State

University where she studies Nursing and maintains a 3.47 GPA. She provided 255 hours of service at Oakwood Hospital & Medical Center at the Welcome Center and in the Emergency Department.

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Oakwood Women's Healthcare Classic

Friday, July 15, 2011 - Women's Healthcare Classic exceeds fundraising goal

Dearborn, Mich. ­ June ­ A picture perfect day greeted the more than 200 golfers who gathered "fore" the 19th annual Women's Healthcare Classic on June 13. Proudly presented by Drs. Harris, Birkhill, Wang, Songe and Associates, P.C. the Women's Healthcare Classic exceeded this year's goal by generating more than $302,000 to support women's programs throughout Oakwood.

"The proceeds from this event significantly help in responding to the needs of women who might not otherwise be able to receive programs and services that could change the quality of their life," said Carla O'Malley, executive director of the Oakwood Foundation.

Country Club and the Tournament Players Club. Local singing sensation Karen Newman got things going with a rousing rendition of the National Anthem and Judy Rankin, an LPGA golf pro and ESPN commentator, served as honorary chair of the event. Because of the strong community support, physician dedication and Oakwood leadership, this event has generated more than $4.7 million in donations since it began in 1993, allowing Oakwood an opportunity to make a difference to someone's mother, sister, wife, aunt, niece, or best

Those services include: mammograms and heart screenings, finding shelter and support for victims of domestic violence and CUTLINE: David Yates, MD, of Title Sponsor Drs. Harris, Birkhill, Wang, Songe and Associates, P.C.; Ashlee Baracy of WDIV Detroit; Joe providing counseling Diederich, executive vice president and chief operating officer of for a high risk Oakwood Healthcare, Inc. and Bob Zakar, event co-chair along with his pregnancy. A portion of wife, Nancy Zakar (not pictured) celebrate the $302,000 raised through the annual Women's Healthcare Classic this year. proceeds will be directed to the endowment for needy women's programs, too. friend. Oakwood was delighted to have Guy Gordon and Ashlee Baracy of WDIV Channel 4 emceeing the programs and sharing stories at the Dearborn

The plans for the 20th Anniversary are already in the works.

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Medical Specialties

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(Did Ya Know!)

Oakwood Hospital Dearborn, a six floor community-based healthcare facility, opened its doors in January 5, 1953.


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In 1963 four more floors were added to the Oakwood Hospital - Dearborn facility. This expansion more than doubled the bed capacity.

Dealing with disorders of the nervous system Study and diagnosis of disease Takes care of your heart and blood vessels Takes care of kids Specialize in treatment of bones, joints, ligaments, tendons, muscles Special in treatment of cancer Peripheral blood vessels Specialize in female reproductive system

Eye and eye diseases Urinary tracts Takes care of the aging Colorectal disease Lungs and respiratory system Diseases of the mouth Use of radiation in medical imaging and diagnosis (X-Rays) Diagnosis, treatment of emotional, behavioral, and perceptual disorders Studies skin and its diseases

The second major building expansion was completed in 1976. The new Skillman wing housed an oncology unit, radiotherapy and diagnostic radiology departments and expanded out-patient facilities.

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The Oakwood Volunteer Newsletter Volume 3 Number 2 Apr/May/Jun 2011 Published quarterly by: The Oakwood Volunteers

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Oakwood Healthcare System Dina Johnson 313-586-5708 Oakwood Hospital & Medical Center (OHMC) Nancy Gorski 313-593-8016 Oakwood Annapolis Hospital (OAH) Anita Tatla 734-467-4183 Oakwood Heritage Hospital (OHH) Ebony Conner 313-295-5385 Oakwood Southshore Medical Center (OSMC) Ebony Conner 734-362-6774

Deadline for Fall Issue November 15 Deadline for Winter Issue February 15 Production Team and Newsletter Contacts Shirley Bigham - Editor Glenn Lysinger Nancy Gorski Susan Pawlos ­ Assistant Editor Marge Engstrom ­ Research

Mailings If your address changes, please notify your volunteer office immediately. Newsletters delivered to an obsolete address will not be remailed. Articles Submission of Articles and Copyright Policies Submission of articles and photographs are encouraged and will be printed as space permits. The Editor reserves the right to print, edit, or reject any materials received based on appropriateness, length, grammar, or material flow. To submit an article, photograph, or correction, electronic submission is preferred. Email text in Word format and photographs as .jpg files. Hard copy items may be mailed to the Oakwood Volunteer Office Newsletter Editor. All materials submitted become the property of the Oakwood Volunteer Newsletter, and hard-copy items will not be returned unless requested and accompanied by a self-addressed, stamped envelope. All photographs must be accompanied by a note of permission to use from the owner.

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Volunteer Vibe will be published four times a year and is made possible through the hard work of volunteers in your organization. If you have comments or interesting newsworthy items you would like to share, please e-mail them to or send by mail to the Volunteer Services, Guest Relations Suite First Floor, Oakwood Hospital & Medical Center, 18101 Oakwood Blvd., Dearborn, MI 48124-4095, or call Dina Johnson at 313.586-5708.

The Volunteer Vibe staff is always open to suggestions for articles, improvements, any ideas you may have that will make this "your" newsletter better, more appealing, and interesting to you. Please step up with your ideas and contributions. We are always open to hearing from you. Currently we are looking for 1 or 2 reporters, plus another editor who can work within a team environment. This is the best volunteer job of all ­ you set your own hours!

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