Tuesday, May 21, 2013
Henry Ford board members voted against the multi-billion-dollar deal Tuesday afternoon.
The Beaumont and Henry Ford health systems merger has been called off after "different perspectives" emerged about the $6.4-billion deal. Henry Ford board of trustees' decision Tuesday followed six months of due diligence discussions involving hundreds of Beaumont and Henry Ford team members, according to Beaumont. “We have benefited greatly from our merger discussions and have great respect for our colleagues at Henry Ford,” said Gene Michalski, president and CEO, Beaumont Health System. “However, we found through our discussions that we are not aligned on how to achieve our vision for a model health system due to differences in our structures and business models.” In a letter to employees, Henry Ford CEO Nancy Schlichting wrote the …
Henry Ford ends discussions with Beaumont.
Beaumont Health System and Henry Ford Health System have ended discussions of a proposed merger to combine their operations into a new health system. “We have benefitted greatly from our merger discussions and have great respect for our colleagues at Henry Ford,” says Gene Michalski, president and CEO, Beaumont Health System. “However, we found through our discussions that we are not aligned on how to achieve our vision for a model health system due to differences in our structures and business models.” Today’s announcement followed six months of due diligence discussions involving hundreds of Beaumont and Henry Ford team members. “We are very grateful to our board members, physicians, nurses, leaders and other professionals who worked …
American Red Cross of Southeastern Michigan shares ways local residents can support those affected by the disaster.
Dozens of people – including children – were killed when a massive tornado Monday afternoon ripped through the town of Moore, Okla., a suburb of Oklahoma City, according to the Associated Press. As search-and-rescue crews continue to dig through the rubble, many people are wondering what they can do to help those affected by the disaster. John Mozena, spokesperson for the American Red Cross of Southeastern Michigan, said the organization should know more later today about exactly how much help is needed. "We're still in the assessment phase of what's going on in Oklahoma with our disaster assessment professionals," he said. "You see the photos of the devastation and it's just horrific, and the people in the town have lost everything." …
Emily Kreger, a Wyandotte native, is always looking for her next big challenge. But, why? Sponsored by Post Grape-Nuts.
About this sponsorship: In honor of the 60th anniversary of Sir Edmund Hillary’s historic ascent of Mount Everest, Patch and Grape-Nuts are teaming up to highlight those who inspire people around them to climb their own mountains. Emily Kreger, a Grosse Pointe Park resident and Wyandotte native, says she's never been good at doing just one thing. For instance, just to name a few, Kreger has trained with the U.S. National Rowing team, ran the Boston marathon, practiced medicine in South Africa, graduated from Yale University and notably, swam the last leg of the English Channel on a relay team to raise money for Lou Gehrig's Disease. Here, Kreger shares her zest and motivation for life, and her advice for approaching goals, no matter how …
Tell us what you think of this local business by leaving a review on their Patch directory listing.
The Clawson Patch directory is filled with objective information about hundreds of local businesses, but there's also room for you to tell your neighbors – and the businesses – what you think about their services and products. Today, we're asking customers of Doc Sweets' Candy to share a review. You'd be surprised how interested others are in what you have to say. So click the link and tell us what you think!
Here's a list of Memorial Day parades and ceremonies happening in the area. Have an event? Tell us here.
Monday, May 27 is Memorial Day - a federal holiday that serves as a day of remembering those who have died while serving in the United States Armed Forces. Here is a list of parades and ceremonies happening around the area this year for Memorial Day and what you need to know if you'd like to attend. Know of another local Memorial Day event happening nearby? Please share it with your neighbors by adding it in the comments box below.
Monday, May 20, 2013
Funding for city services to be discussed at Tuesday's meeting.
If you're seeking knowledge on happenings in the Clawson, you won't want to miss the city council meeting at 7:30 Tuesday night. If you're interested in participating, visit the city council chambers and be sure to read the guidelines for the public that are on the agenda (PDF). Streaming video and replays of meetings can be found on municipal cable—be sure to check the city's website for the schedule. Here's a look at what's on the agenda: City Hall is located at 425 N. Main St. in Clawson. For more information, call (248) 435-4500.
The storm watch is in effect until 8 p.m. Monday, according to the National Weather Service.
The National Weather Service has issued a severe thunderstorm watch until 8 p.m. Monday for Oakland County and surrounding areas. The storms may bring damaging winds and large hail to communities across the county, according to the weather report. Dark skies are also expected throughout the week, with thunderstorms likely Tuesday and Wednesday and a 50 percent chance of rainfall Thursday, the weather service states.
The new project at the southeast corner of Maple and Livernois is expected to open in spring of 2014.
The following information was submitted in a press release. MJR Digital Cinemas has announced the all new MJR Troy Grand Digital Cinema 16 coming to the City of Troy. Ground breaking is scheduled for September 2013 and the new MJR Cinema will open in late April or early May of 2014. This new project, located at the southeast corner of Maple Road and Livernois in the City of Troy, will house 16 screens with 3200 seats in 74,000 square feet. MJR Troy Grand will bring 70 new jobs to the area, and the project expects to draw over 800,000 patrons per year to the site. The MJR Troy Grand will have all of the amenities patrons have come to love at MJR, including a preview screen in the lobby showing continuous movie previews, five auditoriums …
Free, 3-day camp for youth who have a loved one with Alzheimer's disease or a related dementia.