Value-based Care

Pages 26 – 27

Despite all the changes in health care, a few things remain constant: Doctors want to deliver exceptional services to make people feel better, and patients want to get the best treatment available.

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A Medical Mentor

Pages 20 – 23

Gene Michalski, CEO of Beaumont Health, snared his first job with Royal Oak-based Beaumont while still in college at Wayne State University. A couple of college buddies were working in a lab there and told him there might be an opening for the biology major – who was working on a master’s degree in biology with a concentration in physiology – as a phlebotomist.

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Eds and Meds

Pages 14 – 18

Patients receiving care through Henry Ford Health System (HFHS) already know what innovation looks and feels like – not to mention what it conceals. Their very attire while in residence represents the promise the Henry Ford Innovation Institute holds.

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A Unique Vision

Pages 10 – 13

Henry Ford Health System CEO Nancy Schlichting is on a glide path to retirement after 16 years with HFHS and four decades in health care, with stops in New York City, Chicago, Akron, Columbus and Philadelphia.

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The Roads and Michigan’s Health

Page 6

When it comes to your health, there are things you sometimes have to do in the interest of your well-being. Whether it is taking a pill or an exhausting treatment regimen, you do them because they positively impact your quality of life – not because you necessarily want to.

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The Cadillac Tax

Pages 28-29

Perhaps one of the more controversial and least discussed aspects of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA) has been what is commonly referred to as the Cadillac tax. The reason it has been under the radar is two-fold: One, it doesn’t go into effect until the plan year’s beginning on or after Jan. 1, 2018, and two, to date employers have been more focused on implementing and dealing with the other regulatory requirements of the ACA.

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Detroit Scholarship Fund

Page 31

While access to free community college education is drawing attention following President Obama’s State of the Union address, a program that could serve as a model for the nation is already underway in Detroit thanks to the leadership of Gov. Rick Snyder. The Detroit Scholarship Fund (DSF), administered by the Detroit Regional Chamber, provides any graduate of a Detroit high school a tuition-free path to an associate degree.

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