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Feb 22 2012
DMC Blog "Under Construction"

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The DMC Social Media Team would like to thank everyone for your continous support and viewship here on our DMC Blog page. We are currently in the works of re-doing our site's look and format for 2012. The changes should done soon and we expect the site to be relaunched in the next few months.

So we apologize for the delay on our lack of new blog posts here and in the meanwhile, we invite you to visit our other DMC Social Media sites such as our Facebook page (www.facebook.com/dmcheals), Twitter site (www.twitter.com/DMC_Heals) and YouTube channel (www.youtube.com/detroitmedicalcenter). Thanks again and we'll be back here soon!



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Jun 9 2010
DMC ER Wait Times - "Know Before You Go"

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This week on the DMC Blog, we are featuring a special behind-the-scenes look at how the DMC launched and currently maintaines its 29 Minute ER Guarantee in the video "29-Minute ER Guarantee: How We Do It" hosted by our own Emery King. Click on the video below to view or click here to watch on our ER Wait Times page on DMC.org.



 

And did you need to know the current wait time at a DMC ER? There's an app for that! Visit iTunes to download the free DMC ER App to your iPhone or iTouch, and you'll always know before you go. The app also provides key phone numbers, and mapping to any DMC ER from any location, using a special GPS-like program. Click here to check out and download the app.

Or, if texting is more your style, simply text "ER" to 42660, and receive a quick reply listing ER wait times at  Children's Hospital of Michigan,  Detroit Receiving,  Huron Valley-Sinai,  Sinai-Grace, and DMC Surgery Hospital.

 



This new app is the latest element in DMC's ongoing initiative to provide current ER wait times, so you know up front what to expect.  DMC is the only hospital system in Michigan that will tell you how long you'll have to wait in the emergency room, before you arrive. The wait times for each hospital can also be found at dmc.org. And now they are even more mobile on your iPhone or iTouch, using the DMC ER App.

And for more information about our overall ER Wait Times, please visit
www.dmc.org/erwait



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Apr 7 2010
Launch of "DMC Top Clinicians" Facebook Page

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New "DMC Top Clinicians" Facebook Fan Page

This week, the Detroit Medical Center (DMC) launched a Facebook Fan Page called “DMC Top Clinicians”. The page was constructed by the DMC Human Resources Recruitment and Workforce Planning Department, as a new way to reach out to potential applicants for our hard to fill jobs.

The purpose of our Top Clinicians at DMC fan page is to provide a forum for our recruitment and management team to interact with top clinicians across the country who are interested in career opportunities at Detroit Medical Center. 

We encourage our DMC employees to check out the new Facebook Fan Page (from their home / personal computers) and everyone out there and tell their friends and family about it!



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Mar 30 2010
Happy Doctors Day

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A Special Message from Dr. Safwan Badr, M.D. to the Doctors of the DMC

The Detroit Medical Center would like to take this time to express our great appreciation, on behalf of our employees, patients and community.

Thank you for your dedication and determination to continue to provide quality healthcare to our community. Thank you for entrusting us with your patient's care. Thank you for helping create some of America's best hospitals.

Thanks to you, DMC has had an exceptional year. With your dedication, DMC Detroit Receiving Hospital and DMC Harper University Hospital met the stringent standards of the Leapfrog Group and have received honors as top hospitals in the nation for quality and safety.

With your skill, DMC has three hospitals -- DMC Children's Hospital of Michigan, DMC Harper University Hospital, and DMC Sinai-Grace Hospital -- ranked among the nation's best in multiple specialties by U.S. News & World Report.

With your collaboration, DMC Children's Hospital of Michigan, DMC Detroit Receiving Hospital and DMC Huron Valley-Sinai Hospital have received American Nurses Credentialing Center MAGNET Recognition for nursing excellence, and our other hospitals are currently on the path to be recognized, as well.

And thanks to your willingness to embrace Electronic Medical Records in the name of patient safety, for the third consecutive year, DMC has been named to the nation's MOST WIRED list, according to the results of the 2009 Most Wired Survey and Benchmarking Study in Hospitals & Health Networks magazine.

You are a pivotal and critical point to our health system. Your work today provides us with a solid foundation to forge the future of healthcare, and get down to the work of creating it.

At the DMC, you can be assured we will provide your patients exceptional care and service. Your patients will always be cared for graciously and professionally. If there is anything we can do to assist you, please do not hesitate to contact us.

Saluting you on this day,

Safwan Badr, MD
DMC Chief Medical Officer

To see all of the great blog posts so far from some of our DMC doctors, please check out our "Physician Spotlight" section here.



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Mar 24 2010
DMC ER Wait Time Campaign Launch

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This past week, the Detroit Medical Center (DMC) had launched a new "Current ER Wait Times" advertising campaign. This campaign is all about the new feature on the DMC.org website that displays the most current ER wait times (via the on-screen digital ER clocks) for the hospitals of DMC Children's Hospital of Michigan, DMC Detroit Receiving Hospital, DMC Surgery Hospital, DMC Huron Valley-Sinai Hospital, and DMC Sinai-Grace Hospital.

Starting this week, the DMC will be rolling out radio ads on our local Michigan stations and also will have some of Michigan's favorite on-air talent periodically provide current wait times during the morning and afternoon drives. Also this week, one of the five hospital wait times will flash on electronic billboards on the major freeways of I-96 and M-39. Additional campaign elements, including TV and transit advertising, will be rolled out next week.

Detroit Medical Center is the only hospital system in Michigan providing this information on-line because we think it's important to know before you go to the ER what your wait time will be, and if we are backed up, the online current wait times will let you know.

For more information, please visit
www.dmc.org/erwait

To hear the ER radio ad now, click on this link.

Or, listen for the spot on these local Michigan stations:

92.3 FM WMXD
97.9 FM WJLB
1200 AM WCHB
105.9 FM WDMK
950 AM WWJ
760 AM WJR
97.1 FM WXYT
 
  96.3 FM WDVD
93.1 FM WDRQ
100.3 FM WNIC
95.5 FM WKQI
101.1 FM WRIF
94.7 FM WCSX
99.5 FM WYCD



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The Detroit Medical Center is known for cutting-edge health technology, high quality medical service and expert care. By using social media sites such Facebook, Twitter and YouTube, and creating our own DMC Blog, we hope to extend awareness of our hospital services, top doctors, expert medical treatments and also increase brand awareness to interested persons worldwide.



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