Local surgeon first in world to perform latest knee replacement design: Crittenton to broadcast live surgery globally Thursday

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This week, Crittenton Hospital’s Chief of Orthopedics and Surgery will replace a patient’s knee. But it’s certainly not the first time Jeffrey DeClaire, M.D., of DeClaire LaMacchia Orthopaedic Institute has done this procedure. In fact, DeClaire was the first surgeon in the world to perform a bicruciate retaining total knee arthroplasty with a Vanguard XP-Total Knee System. And according to the press release, DeClaire currently holds the record when it comes to these surgeries—with … [Read more...]

Rochester Celebrates Founder’s Day

City of Rochester Historical Commission Annual Founder’s Day Event The City of Rochester Historical Commission invites the public to attend the annual Founder’s Day program in the multipurpose room at the Rochester Hills Public Library from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. on Sunday, March 16. The program, “We are all Founders” features award winning local artist Gerry Post who will share the story of his life and his work. Post grew up on a dairy farm in Wisconsin, served in the U.S. Navy and … [Read more...]

Crittenton debuts South Tower this week

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The beginning of the year always seems to hold grand plans for the community and Rochester is no exception. We were excited to cover the details of the project in May (check out our story here) when plans were full-steam. But now, the new addition to Crittenton Hospital Medical Center will make its debut. Known as the Cornerstone South Tower, the Crittenton community will host a special event this week to officially announce the opening of the new wing—And you are cordially … [Read more...]

Oh, baby! Fair comes to Crittenton Hospital

Wait! Do not skip this article just because you aren’t pregnant or don’t have a baby! Do not miss the Baby Fair either. I’m serious! You’ll be really disappointed if you do. I went last year and was so excited. Yes, Whole Foods was there, I was 6 months pregnant and they gave me free food. However, it still would’ve been awesome without that. I gathered a ton of information and met a lot of people who are involved in various aspects of pregnancy, birth and child rearing. If you have a … [Read more...]

Lynn Orfgen, former CEO of Crittenton Hospital passed away June 13, 2013

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We are sad to hear the news that Lynn Orfgen has passed away at 66 years old this week. Legacy.com reports: Lynn Charles Orfgen, 66 years old, of Rochester Hills, Michigan passed away June 13, 2013. Lynn was "born at a very young age", December 16, 1946, the youngest of four children to dairy farmer Leonard Charles and Della Martlett Orfgen in Menomonie, WI. Lynn attended 13 different schools, including a one-room schoolhouse in Missouri and a high school in the Philippines, before graduating … [Read more...]

Lynn Orfgen, former CEO of Crittenton Hospital passed away June 13, 2013

We are sad to hear the news that Lynn Orfgen has passed away at 66 years old this week. Legacy.com reports: Lynn Charles Orfgen, 66 years old, of Rochester Hills, Michigan passed away June 13, 2013. Lynn was "born at a very young age", December 16, 1946, the youngest of four children to dairy farmer Leonard Charles and Della Martlett Orfgen in Menomonie, WI. Lynn attended 13 different schools, including a one-room schoolhouse in Missouri and a high school in the Philippines, before graduating … [Read more...]

Preparing for healthcare changes this fall

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As October nears, how will the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA) affect you and your family? “The reform will affect different people in different ways,” said David K. Jones, a doctoral candidate at the University of Michigan's School of Public Health, whose dissertation research examines the role of states in implementing the new healthcare law. This week, local experts explain some of the basics of healthcare reform to help you understand some of the changes. More … [Read more...]

Privatizing hospital rooms

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With the new Cornerstone South Tower addition wrapping up this coming fall, Crittenton Hospital Medical Center will offer more private rooms to its patients. The hospital will continue to hold its 290 licensed patient beds, but instead of housing predominantly semi-private rooms, there will be more space for all-private accommodations. Semi-private rooms contain two patients—an A- and B-bed, divided by a curtain—whereas all-private rooms house one patient and offer more space for … [Read more...]

One for all: Clinical trial participants hope to expedite treatment for future patients

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Last month, the Capitol hosted its first Clinical Trials Awareness Day showcasing some of the state’s 3,400 ongoing studies in an effort to educate the public. While there are varied risks involved with each program, “These trials can speed the healing time or even cure a disease,” State Rep. Gail Haines said in a press release. Haines is the chair of the House Health Policy Committee and hopes to encourage future legislation making Michigan further research-friendly. What is a … [Read more...]

The Measure of Success

Remember measuring yourself as a kid on the doorframe to see if you grew? We all let our hands angle up a little extra to give the impression we grew even more than we really did. Lately I've noticed that all around Rochester our community is having measurable growth, and we don't need a giant ruler to see it. As you drive around our hilly streets these days, you can see quite a few large cranes dotting the horizon. It's more reminiscent of what is common around the ever-growing boomtown of … [Read more...]