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HistoryGarden City Hospital began as the vision of six local physicians in March of 1947. Committed to a high level of healthcare, the physicians pooled their own money and rented a building on Ford Road to provide a more attentive healthcare facility for the community. Built around the family practitioner, the hospital was named Garden City Maternity Hospital even though it also treated sick and injured persons. After a few years, the physicians realized they needed to hire someone who could help them maintain their vision. Allan Breakie, Assistant Administrator at Holy Cross Hospital in Detroit, was hired to oversee the day-to-day operations. With Breakie in place, the hospital purchased Leland Sanitarium (renamed Ridgewood Hospital) in Ypsilanti and broke ground in 1959 on the current facility, which is located at 6245 Inkster Road in Garden City. The doors opened August 1960 and grew to what is today a state-of-the-art medical facility with 323 licensed beds. 

Awards and Recognition

Garden City Hospital has been:

  • Designated Thomson 100 Top Hospital status, ranking in the Top 100  in the nation for teaching hospitals with 200 or more acute-care beds.
  • Recognized as one of 101 Best and Brightest Companies to Work For   in southeast Michigan four years running.
  • Granted voluntary three-year accreditation from the Healthcare Facilities
  • Accreditation Program (HFAP) of the American Osteopathic Association.
  • Awarded three consecutive Governor’s Quality Awards.
  • Featured in Vitals health magazine as a leader in southeast Michigan  for Medicare quality initiatives.

Community Outreach

  • Milestone anniversary celebrations for Garden City, Garden City Hospital and the hospital Guild led by hospital staff,  including first-ever 5K run in Garden City in 2006.
  • American Red Cross blood drives held on site quarterly. Garden City remains a leader among southeast Michigan  hospitals for per employee donations.

Patient and Visitor Satisfaction

  • Garden City Hospital was the first hospital in nation to install 24-hour Fast Track deli and convenience store.
  • Free wireless internet accessible throughout hospital.
  • New patient beds installed in every inpatient room.
  • HAP insurance engaged and new physician network established.
  • Patient pay processes upgraded: 
    • Introduced self-pay discount
    • Enabled point-of-service payment 
    • Enhanced assistance for Medicaid-eligible patients

Employee Health and Satisfaction

  • C2E service excellence program initiated to provide leadership development and enhanced patient and employee  satisfaction.
  • Recognized by the American Heart Association with National Gold Achievement Award, designating Garden City  Hospital as a “fit friendly” company.
  • Continued growth and participation in Employee Wellness Programs: 
    • 400 employees participated in third annual Pedometer Challenge, increasing health awareness and staff fitness. 
    • Employee Wellness Fair held annually for three consecutive years.

Medical StaffGarden City Hospital has a total of 365 physicians in 47 specialties: Addiction Medicine, Allergies/Immunology, Anesthesiology, Cardiac Electrophysiology, Cardiac/Thoracic Surgery, Cardiology, Critical Care, Dermatology, Electrodiagnostic Medicine, Emergency Medicine, Endocrinology, Family Practice/Primary Care, Gastroenterology, General Surgery, Hematology/Oncology, Hospice/Palliative Care, Infectious Diseases, Internal Medicine, Neonatology, Nephrology, Neurology, Neurosurgery, Obstetrics/Gynecology (OB/GYN), Oncology, Ophthalmology, Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery, Oro-Facial Plastic Surgery, Orthopedic Surgery, Otolaryngic Allergy, Otorhinolaryngology (Ear, Nose & Throat), Pain Management, Pathology, Pediatric Cardiology, Pediatric Neurology, Pediatrics, Physical & Rehabilitative Medicine, Plastic/Reconstructive Surgery, Podiatry, Psychiatry, Psychology, Pulmonary Medicine, Radiation Oncology, Radiology, Rheumatology, Sleep Medicine, Sports Medicine, Urology/Surgery, and Vascular Surgery. 

Medical Education at Garden City HospitalGarden City Hospital is a teaching hospital, offering medical education to students, interns, residents and fellows from across the country. The residency and internship programs offer more 100 positions in specialties including Cardiology, Diagnostic Radiology, Emergency Medicine, Family Practice, Internal Medicine, Neurology, Neurological Surgery, Obstetrics and Gynecology, Orthopedics, General Surgery and Urological Surgery.

For more information, visit www.gchmeded.com.