Garden 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.
Garden 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.
Garden 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, Emergency Medicine, Family Practice, Internal Medicine, Neurology, Neurological Surgery, Obstetrics and Gynecology, Orthopedics, General Surgery and Urological Surgery.
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