The “Let’s Talk” CKD class is an introduction to Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD). You will learn about the kidneys and Chronic Kidney Disease. The class covers the kidney’s “jobs”, the stages of kidney disease, how to understand your lab reports; anemia, phosphorous, potassium and calcium; and how they impact the health of your kidneys. The class reviews ways to slow down the progression of Chronic Kidney Disease, including medication and diet. You will also be introduced to all the treatment options for Stage 5 Chronic Kidney Disease including transplant, home dialysis and in-center dialysis. The class is two hours long, meets one time, and is available to patients and their significant others. The class is free and you do not have to be a Henry Ford patient to attend. Please call Victoria at 248.642.5038 for class times and to register.
This year’s Kidney Walk took place on May 21st. The Zoo was bursting with fun activities, smiling team members, and a community coming together that even a few raindrops couldn’t keep away. The picnic grove area was certainly a site to see. Children were getting their faces painted, team members were dancing the cool morning away, and the zoo animals were waiting to make their grand appearances after the Walk began. Greenfield was out in numbers and for those of you who made it out that day, thank you and we hope you enjoyed yourself. For everyone who has donated, participated, and took charge and held a fundraiser, thank you. This day was a success because of you, your talents, and generosity. We are patiently waiting for grand totals to come in and will share those once we receive them. From what we know now, the numbers are not going to disappoint. Here is a brief glimpse at what took place this year at the Zoo…
On March 9, we celebrated World Kidney Day with a festive celebration at Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit. Many different teams came together to make this a day that wouldn’t be forgotten. Information was displayed and members from GHS, the division of Nephrology and Hypertension, Transplant, HAP, and the National Kidney Foundation were available for questions from hospital staff and visitors. In honor of this years theme, Kidney Disease and Obesity, Yoga, Tai Chi, and Zumba demonstrations were given by trained instructors who got the crowd moving and on their feet. Dr. Yee gave a presentation on kidney disease to coincide with this special day. A special thanks to Dr. Soman, Dr. Yee, and all of the supporting team members who helped make this a successful day of learning and fun.
Please click the link below to view a recording of a speaker presentation from our 2015 Renal Care Symposium
This year’s Symposium, People, Connections, and Value took place on November 9th and 10th at the lovely Inn at St. Johns in Plymouth. We had the privilege of welcoming many remarkable speakers up to the podium. Interesting topics and stories were shared, which included new trends in CKD Mineral and Bone Disorder, the culture of safety, and the brave new world of pay for value. Home patients, Thomas Holmes and Bishop Vann and his wife and care partner Sheila shared their heartfelt stories and perspectives and answered many questions from the audience, which had them both in smiles and tears. The laughter from the photo booth was contagious and the day was a beautiful display of GHS and the renal community as a whole. GHS is very pleased to hold this event year after year to provide a unique educational and enjoyable experience to all that attend. We hope that everyone who partook in this event has gained something from it. A big thank you to everyone who helped make this year’s Symposium one of the best!