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

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 clinical … [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...]

Make Rochester a Stop on your Holiday List

Black Friday and Cyber Monday started it, catalogs continue to pile up on coffee tables, and the malls have extended hours. The holidays are here and Christmas shopping is in full swing. There are so many options, but you have a busy schedule. And, you want to impress those on your gift list. What to do?  Downtown Rochester offers unique shops and a variety of options. Here are just a few places that you may want to put on your list of stops along the holiday path that wraps up the … [Read more...]


ROCHESTER, MI – Would you like to learn how to delay or prevent Type 2 diabetes? Join us in learning more about this rapidly increasing condition. One family member or significant other is welcome. The cost is $40, and you will receive a free glucose meter. The next program takes place Tuesday, November 1 from 6 to 8 p.m. and the cost is $40. Please meet at the 441 S. Livernois, Suite 100 building. Call 248-652-5660 for information and registration. … [Read more...]

Young at Heart- Crittenton Hospital

With University of Michigan Heart Surgeons on staff and a full Cardiovascular protocol in place, Crittenton Hospital Medical Center is rapidly changing the landscape of local cardiac care. In the past 12 months Crittenton has earned The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval™ for received certification as a Primary Stroke Center and received Chest Pain Center Accreditation from the Society of Chest Pain Centers. It was the latter designation that mattered most to Alice Palmer of Rochester. … [Read more...]


The Gourmet Gala, now in its 35th year, will take place Sunday, November 6 at the Royal Park Hotel.  Featuring signature dishes and wine samplings from more than 40 of the area’s finest restaurants, the event is a benefit for Crittenton Hospital Medical Center. Proceeds from this year’s Gala will support Crittenton’s Cornerstone Campaign – a community-wide effort to raise funds to build a new patient tower.  The 165,525 square foot tower will provide much needed space for private patient … [Read more...]

Support Group for those Suffering from Biopolar Disorder

ROCHESTER, MI – This support group is for those with bipolar disorder and depression.  Learn more about this disorder and meet others who can provide support and understanding.  The meetings are free and are held the first and third Wednesdays of the month from 7p.m. to 9 p.m. at the hospital.  For more information, call 248.652.5269.    … [Read more...]

Crittenton Hospital Gourmet Gala Benefit November 6, 2011

The Gourmet Gala Benefit, now in its 35th year, promises to be the highlight of the upcoming holiday season.  The highly anticipated, elegant food and wine tasting will be held in Rochester at the Royal Park Hotel, for the first time in the event’s history.  The benefit will take place on Sunday, November 6 from 5 until 8 o’clock in the evening. Forty of the area’s finest restaurants will offer tastes of their signature dishes in the Grand Ballroom while adjoining parlors feature an array of the … [Read more...]


ROCHESTER, MI – This course is designed for medical professionals – physicians, nurses and nursing students, EMS personnel and dental and allied health professionals who are in need of a credentialed CPR class.  An American Heart Association completion card is provided upon successful completion.  The next class will be held September 15 from 7 a.m. to 11 a.m. at the hospital.  The cost is $69 for initial training and $59 for renewal training.  Please call 248-652-5269 to register or register … [Read more...]


ROCHESTER, MI – Crittenton and The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society are collaborating to bring social and emotional support to anyone in the community who is touched by a blood cancer diagnosis.  Meetings are free, and are held the second Wednesday of every month from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at the hospital.   Come and enjoy the support and caring of others who share your situation.  Please call 248-581-3885 for more information or register online at … [Read more...]