The Genius of Radiology

Rochester Hills Public Library to Host One of a Kind Educational Speaker On Thursday, September 26 join Dr. Peter Littrup of Ascension Providence Hospital (Crittenton Hospital) at the Rochester Hills Public Library to discuss the history and development of the science of radiology. Whether it be through an x-ray, CT scan, or MRI, radiology is one of the most prominent diagnostic tools in a Doctor’s arsenal. However, few people are versed in the rich and fascinating history of how these … [Read more...]

Neighborhood House Hosts Third Annual Blast Off 2 School Event

Neighborhood House, Ascension Providence Rochester (Crittenton Hospital), and the Assistance League of Southeastern Michigan have teamed up to host their annual Blast off 2 School back-to-school event on August 17 at the Neighborhood House main office (1720 S. Livernois, Rochester Hills, MI). Since opening their new facility in 2016, Neighborhood House has been able to expand all of their services, including the Blast off 2 School program. At this event, eligible children will receive … [Read more...]

Notre Dame Prep Student to Bring Fresh Foods to Those in Need

Notre Dame Prep Student Partners With Ascension Crittenton Hospital to Bring Fresh Foods to Those in Need Ascension Crittenton Hospital volunteer Antonio Gonzales has spent weeks planning, planting, watering and harvesting vegetables for those in need. The ‘Unlimited Potential’ Employee Giving Committee of Ascension Crittenton Hospital has maintained raised vegetable garden beds at the hospital for over five years. Gonzales, a Notre Dame Preparatory High School senior seeking a school project, … [Read more...]

Dear Crabby, Is Crittenton Hospital Really Changing its Name … Again?

Dear Crabby, Is Crittenton Hospital Really Changing its Name ... Again? Sincerely, John Pine   Dear Mr. Pine, It sure is. Soon, Crittenton Hospital will be called ... wait for it ... "Ascension Providence Rochester Hospital." A cumbersome name, yes. Too long, yes. Stupid idea, yes. Whatever marketing genius thought that was a good idea should check themselves into the psych ward. Seriously, I've never understood why a new owner changes a landmark name. I would think, part … [Read more...]

Looking for 1967 Crittenton Babies

Were you or someone you know born at Crittenton Hospital in 1967? Rochester Media and the Community Edge are gathering information to run a story on "Where are they today." To celebrate Crittenton turning 50 years old next month, we would like to hear from as many of those born in 1967 at Crittenton as possible. Email us at editor@RochesterMedia.com with your date of birth and we'll be in touch soon. … [Read more...]

How Crittenton Hospital Came to Rochester

Crittenton Hospital in Rochester Hills Celebrates its 50th Birthday on August 15 It took ten years to be born. In April 1957, a group of local business and professional people formed a committee to discuss bringing a new hospital to the area. At the time, Rochester had only a small osteopathic facility called Avon Center Hospital, located near the corner of Rochester & Avon roads. Avon Center opened in 1954 with 20 beds – and later expanded to 40 – but lacked many of the services that the … [Read more...]

Healthcare in Rochester with Doctor Siffring Before Crittenton Hospital

Dr. Loren Siffring Remembers Small-Town Medicine Later this summer marks the 50th anniversary of the day that Crittenton Hospital opened its doors to its very first patient. Today, area residents have a wide array of state-of-the-art healthcare facilities and practitioners available nearby. The situation was very different, however, when Dr. Loren W. Siffring first came to town. A friendship forged in the Air Force brought Dr. Siffring to Rochester. He was a native of Colorado, where he … [Read more...]

Rochester-opoly Now Available, Just in Time for the Holidays

This holiday season the places of Rochester will be spaces on a customized board game, Rochester-opoly. The game will feature all of the fun and memorable places in our community, including Leader Dogs for the Blind, Oakland University, Rochester Hills Public Library and many more. The game was created by Lynne Vettraino, a local entrepreneur, after she was inspired by a similar game in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, “While visiting my hometown, I saw a custom city-based ‘opoly’ game and was … [Read more...]

Rochester Junior Woman’s Club is looking for New Members

The Rochester Junior Woman’s Club (RJWC) is actively seeking new members. RJWC is a volunteer service organization which has been a part of the Rochester community for 60 years. RJWC is committed to supporting numerous area charities and non-profit organizations through hands-on volunteering as well as fund-raising. Since its inception, the Rochester Junior Woman’s Club has more than 1 million hours of community service and raised more than $910,000 to support the local community. The … [Read more...]

Wet and Wild Wednesdays in July

Rochester Hills Museum Hosting Wet and Wild Wednesdays in July The Rochester Hills Museum at Van Hoosen Farm is hosting Wet and Wild Wednesdays every Wednesday in July from 12:00 – 2:00 p.m.  Family entertainment in the gazebo runs from 12:00 -1:00 p.m. and then water fun runs from 1:00 – 2:00 p.m. including slip and slides, fire truck spray, creek wading and various activities hosted by the Clinton River Watershed Council.   Entertainment this year includes Tom Plunkard on July 6, … [Read more...]