In the media: Henry Ford Health System, Wayne State University sign letter of intent for expansive partnership

Henry Ford Health System and Wayne State University announced today the organizations have signed a letter of intent (LOI) to expand their long-term partnership and bring two Detroit anchor institutions even closer together. This new partnership will create a collaborative model focused on achieving the highest levels of excellence in patient care, a transformational approach to research and community health, and an innovative curriculum for the education and training of the next generation of medical and health professionals. With a non-binding LOI signed after many months of talks, the two institutions will begin working out the details of the partnership in definitive agreements, which they hope to finalize in early 2019. Governing boards for both organizations have independently expressed their unanimous support to move forward. The enhanced partnership will designate Henry Ford Hospital as the primary institutional affiliate for the WSU School of Medicine, the WSU College of Nursing, and the WSU Eugene Applebaum College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences. Another hallmark will be the creation of a joint Health Sciences Center (HSC) to integrate and fulfill shared education, research and patient care missions. The bottom-line goal is to radically improve the health of the diverse populations of Detroit and the Midwest, including the most vulnerable populations. "With Henry Ford, we have a partner who shares our mission to change medicine as we know it while infusing energy and talent into the community," said M. Roy Wilson, president of Wayne State University. "We believe we are creating something special here."

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