‘Petticoat Surgeon’ play to debut at Rochester College

Our local history comes to life starting tomorrow when Rochester College debuts the play - Petticoat Surgeon: The Life of Dr. Bertha Van Hoosen, dramatized by Dr. David Keller. Born in Avon Township (Rochester Hills) in the midst of the Civil War, Bertha overcame the prejudices against women physicians to become a world-renowned surgeon, teacher, and researcher who practiced medicine for more than 60 years. The founder of the American Medical Women's Association, Bertha was inducted into … [Read more...]

Registration Opens for Demonstration Alley at Medical Main Street’s INNO-VENTION 2014

According to s recent press release, registration is now open for life science and health care companies who want to showcase their innovative products and technologies at Demonstration Alley as part of INNO-VENTION 2014 – a Medical Main Street Conference. Conference organizers have expanded Demonstration Alley for the 2014 health care and life science event. They are looking for exhibits that have a demonstrable “wow” factor. INNO-VENTION 2014 is set for Oct. 21-22 at the Suburban Collection … [Read more...]

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

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 130 on … [Read more...]

Springtime Fun!

Did you catch a glimpse of spring earlier this week? It was so nice to splash around outside. Even though the time change has wreaked havoc on many little one's sleeping habits, we are really enjoying the added daylight hours at the end of the day. I figure if I keep myself busy over the next several weeks then I won't be so consumed with our crazy weather. There are a lot of different things going so make sure you get involved in our wonderful community. I compiled a list of a few fun … [Read more...]

Medical Main Street Sets Dates for INNO-VENTION 2014 Conference

Medical Main Street’s INNO-VENTION 2014 conference is set for Oct. 21- 22. INNO-VENTION 2014, now in its third year, will feature an expansion of the overwhelmingly popular Demonstration Alley, with companies exhibiting the latest medical technology innovations. Also expanding will be one-on-one meetings, where attendees can schedule face-to-face meetings with purchasing agents from major health care providers. The event location is being finalized and will be released soon. “Each year … [Read more...]

Check out these seminars at Crittenton

Free Weight Loss Fair and Seminar  Let us help you create healthy habits to lose those extra pounds and improve your overall health. Join us on Thursday, January 30 from 6:30 to 8:00 p.m. for a mini health fair that includes free blood pressure screenings, a body mass index check, a body fat analysis and bariatric information. We also invite you to a seminar: "Coach Yourself This New Year with Techniques for Success! A New Take on Weight Management." Find out more here: … [Read more...]

Oakland County’s Medical Main Street Seeks Nominations for “INNO-VATOR of the Year” Award

Oakland County’s Medical Main Street is seeking nominations for its 2013 “INNO-VATOR of the Year” award that honors the creators of a medical device which demonstrates the most dramatic change in the medical device industry in Michigan. The award will be given on Nov. 7 during Medical Main Street’s INNO-VENTION 2013 Conference in Troy. The deadline to submit an entry is Sept. 17. Forms and conference registration information can be found at www.MedicalMainStreet.org. “Some of the most … [Read more...]

Rochester Fall Bucket List

Fall is a great time of year. Michigan summers are so wonderful, but I truly enjoy the fun of visiting cider mills, the changing leaves on the trees, and all the great events in the area. Here is my Fall Bucket List of 20 things you should try this fall. Enjoy! Take a bite out of the Art & Apples Festival, Friday, September 6 through Sunday, September 8 Ride your bike or take a walk down the Paint Creek Trail and collect different colored leaves. Visit the Rochester Cider Mill. They … [Read more...]

Crittenton Hospital named presenting sponsor of the Stony Creek “Back to the Beach”

Crittenton Hospital has been named the presenting sponsor of the annual Stony Creek “Back to the Beach” half marathon, 10K & 5K. “Back to the Beach,” which takes place May 19 at Stony Creek Metro Park, is in its third year with an anticipated record field of participants. “Crittenton realizes the importance of local events like “Back to the Beach” not only for their community impact, but for the promotion of healthy living that they encourage.  We’re proud to be a sponsor and look … [Read more...]

Crittenton Celebrates Two-Year Anniversary of Robotic Surgery, Epicenter Status

Robotically-assisted minimally invasive surgery represents a third generation of surgery, one which builds upon the advances of open surgery that were introduced by minimally invasive surgery. Robotic technology takes surgery beyond the limits of the human hand, introducing precise, versatile instrument movement combined with three-dimensional visualization of the operative site. “This is a big home run for the patient.  There are small skin incisions, precise surgery, less pain, less … [Read more...]