HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius to visit Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit

Sebelius to highlight new national Partnership for Patients Initiative

DETROIT--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- On Friday, June 3, 2011, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius will join hospital officials, doctors, patients, and other key health care advocates at Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit to highlight the Partnership for Patients. Launched on April 12th, the partnership will help save 60,000 lives by stopping millions of preventable injuries and complications in patient care over the next three years and has the potential to save up to $35 billion, including up to $10 billion for Medicare. Over the next ten years, it could reduce costs to Medicare by about $50 billion and result in billions more in Medicaid savings. The Partnership is supported by a $1 billion investment made possible by the Affordable Care Act.

Already, more than 1,500 hospitals, as well as physicians and nurses organizations, consumer groups, and employers - totaling more than 3,000 partners have pledged their commitment to this initiative. Among partners committed to patient safety, Henry Ford Health System and the Greater Detroit Area Health Council Inc. are national leaders in the efforts to ensure that patients receive the highest quality of care. This event is the fourth in a series of hospital visits around the country the Secretary is making to highlight models of excellence as a part of the Partnership for Patients.

For more details on the Partnership for Patients, please go to http://www.healthcare.gov/news/factsheets/partnership04122011a.html.



HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius
Henry Ford Senior Leaders
Greater Detroit Area Health Council officials


Friday, June 3, 2011

Tour 10:00 am

Roundtable Discussion 10:30 am
Media briefing at 11:00 am


Henry Ford Center for Simulation, Education and Research
Henry Ford Hospital
2799 West Grand Boulevard
Detroit, MI

Media should come to the Clinic Entrance of the hospital, located off the Lodge Service Drive between West Grand Boulevard and Pallister.



Keith Maley, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

202-604-2228, [email protected]

David Olejarz, Henry Ford Health System

313-874-4094, [email protected]


Event is open to credentialed members of the media only.

Note: All HHS press releases, fact sheets and other press materials are available at http://www.hhs.gov/news.


HHS Press Office
(202) 690-6343

KEYWORDS:   United States  North America  Michigan

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