2016 Symposium Speaker Recordings

Please click the link below to view a recording of a speaker presentation from our 2015 Renal Care Symposium

Dr. Tamara Kear -Culture of Safety Begins and Ends with You

Dr. Laura D. Byham-Gray – Weight, What?: Patient-Centered Approach to Fluid Management

Judy Beto, Ph.D, RD – New Trends in CKD Mineral & Bone Disorder

Mr. Thomas Holmes and Bishop Edgar and Mrs.Sheila Vann – Tales from Home: Patient & Care Partner Perspectives

Dr. Naima Ogletree – CKD: Giving Patients a Voice and a Choice about Future Healthcare

Dr. David Nerenz – The Brave New World of Pay for Value: How is it Working for Safety Net Providers?



2016 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!








2016 CKD Classes

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 Jill at 248.642.5038 for class times and to register.


2016 NKFM Kidney Walk

This year’s Kidney Walk, held on May 15, 2016 was certainly one to remember! A snowy morning turned into a sunny and refreshing day. The picnic grove   area was filled with face-painted children, excited team members participating in the activities, and energy from corner to corner. The NKFM did an amazing job of planning out the event that allowed for an enjoyable morning to be had by all. A huge thank you to all who attended, fundraised, helped spread the word, and helped make this a year to remember. Here is a brief glimpse at what took place this year at the Zoo.

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2016 Kidney Walk Kick Off


Greenfield Health Systems is a proud participant in the System’s sponsorship in the National Kidney Foundation of Michigan’s 2016 Kidney Walk. The Walk will be held on Sunday, May 15 at the beautiful Detroit Zoo. This is one of our favorite events and we are excited to raise funds and awareness for this great foundation. Please contact trozews1@hfhs.org for more information or to join our team.