Women’s Health Symposium

STAYING HEALTHY IN A CULTURE THAT’S ANYTHING BUT!
SUNDAY, OCTOBER 18, 2015 | 2:00-5:00 PM
Check-in begins at 1:30 pm

WASHTENAW COMMUNITY COLLEGE, MORRIS LAWRENCE BUILDING
4800 E. Huron River Dr., Ann Arbor, MI 48105

  • Breakout sessions on important health topics including: breast health, heart health, pelvic floor disorders and menopausal health
  • “Speed dating” where you can ask questions one-on-one with a provider
  • Nationally recognized keynote speaker Zonya Foco, RD, CHFI will give us simple strategies and lifestyle changes on how we can “stay healthy in a culture that’s anything but”
  • Vendor tables, giveaway items, light refreshments and more!

 

 

Registration is closed! We appreciate your interest, and can send you information about future health events.

 


sponsors
Keynote Speaker Sponsor

 

                     
      

 

 

Table Vendors
Arbonne International Independent Consultant, Paula Palmer Burns

Ariosa Diagnostics

Blood Pressure Body Mass Index – St.Joseph Mercy Ann Arbor Cardivascular Services

Breast Cancer Awareness – St. Joseph Mercy All Arbor

Breast Friends = Life Program – St. Joseph Mercy Ann Arbor

Center for Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery

dōTERRA Wellness Advocate

Food Addict in Recovery Anonymous

Grounded Here LLC

IDS

IHA Nutritionists 

Hologic

Pure Barre Ann Arbor

Sapphire Therapeutic Spa

Sequenom

Zonya Health International, Inc.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Thank you from IHA

Dear Patients:

IHA recently registered a significant milestone in the history of our physician group practice. We reached our 10 millionth patient visit since our founding on February 1, 1994.

What a legacy of service to our community! And, what a commitment by the people in the communities we serve to support IHA. It goes hand in hand. The more we give (access – quality – patient satisfaction – value), it seems the more we get back. We get the message! You can expect that we will continue to look for ways to grow and expand to meet your needs.

Ten million is an impressive number and accomplishment. We pledge to continue our commitment to providing each and every IHA patient with outstanding care, because we understand that patients have many options for their health care needs. We greatly value the lasting relationships that we have developed and are humbled by the trust you have placed in each and every member of the IHA team for your health care.

We have shaped IHA to become one of the best groups in America and have done so along the way with your support.

Many thanks,

 

  Bill Fileti
  President & CEO
  IHA
 

 

 

 

Stuffed Animal Clinic at Dexter Daze

Join us at Dexter Daze on August 14 & 15 for a stuffed animal clinic! We’ll be in the Family Fun Zone at Mill Creek Park North (behind the fire station). IHA providers will give your stuffed animal an X-ray, bandage them adn get them ready to play again! Parents can learn more about IHA’s local practice locations and Urgent Care locations.

Providers will be on hand from:
IHA Chelsea Family & Internal Medicine
IHA Chelsea Pediatrics
IHA Child Health – Ann Arbor
IHA Nurse Midwives
IHA Pinckney Family Medicine
IHA Internal Medicine – Livingston

IHA Milan Summer Fest 5K

IHA is proud to help bring back and serve as the lead sponsor of the 2015 IHA Milan Summer Fest 5K. The race is a 3.1 mile run though the north side of Milan and will start and finish at IHA Milan Medical Center located on 870 E. Arkona Road.

The IHA Milan Summer Fest 5K is a great event for the entire family and the serious runner.  We are bringing the community together for a morning of health and fitness.The run starts at 8:00 am on Saturday August 1, giving participants the opportunity to visit the rest of the Milan Summer Fest activities.

Race proceeds will go towards a running/walking map of the local trails around Milan. This will be placed in the downtown area making it highly visible for residents and visitors to see.

 

Event Details and Schedules
Registration is open! To sign up please arrive on race day at 7:00 am.

– Early registration fee is $20 – and ends at midnight on Wednesday, July 29
– Race day registration is $25 from 7:00 am -7:45 am Saturday, August 1
– Race packet pick up will begin at 7:00 am on race day
– Race happening rain or shine

Awards
– All participants will receive race shirt and a water bottle
– Overall male/female awards
– Age group awards will be handed out

Printable Flyer
Click here to learn more

Sponsor/Contact Information
Race Director: Cynthia Larson, MD
Race Coordinator: Devin O’Neill
Email: devin_oneill@ihacares.com

March of Dimes March for Babies

IHA and Saint Joseph Mercy Health System are proud to sponsor March of Dimes March for Babies! Look for St. Joseph Mercy walkers on May 3 at Kensington Metropark. The IHA OB/GYN Division walkers will be on hand at Hudson Mills Metropark for the May 17 walk. Sign up today and join a walk! Please note that both Metroparks require a park entry fee, unless you have a recreation pass on your vehicle. Both walks will take place along the paved exercise paths at the Metroparks.

IHA names Chief Quality Officer

News Release
April 9, 2015
For Immediate Release
For more information, contact:
IHA
Amy Middleton
734-327-0877
Amy_Middleton@IHAcares.com

IHA names Chief Quality Officer

ANN ARBOR, MI – (April 9, 2015) – IHA is pleased to announce that Martha Walsh, MD, FACOG, an obstetrician and gynecologist with IHA since 2007, has been selected as IHA’s Chief Quality Officer (CQO). Dr. Walsh will assume her new role effective July 1, 2015.

Dr. Walsh received an undergraduate degree in Chemistry and Political Science from Albion College.  She later earned a medical degree from the Michigan State University College of Human Medicine and completed her residency in obstetrics and gynecology with St. Joseph Mercy Hospital in Ann Arbor.

Following her medical training, Dr. Walsh worked as an attending physician in a private practice in the mid-Michigan area before joining IHA as an attending physician in Associates in Gynecology and Obstetrics in 2007, where she practices in both their Ann Arbor and Brighton locations.  In 2013, Dr. Walsh was named Associate Division Head for Clinical Quality Improvement, and has participated in numerous clinical quality improvement initiatives and was instrumental in the creation of the OB/GYN Shared Call program and the formation of IHA’s Certified Nurse Midwife practice.  

“Dr. Walsh has been a valuable and well-respected member of the Clinical Quality Improvement and the Evidence-Based Medicine committees for the past two years.  Her contributions were instrumental to the successful completion of several initiatives,” notes Richard Duffy, Vice President for Quality and Performance Improvement. “Dr. Walsh is a strong advocate for improving quality while simultaneously improving the patient experience of care.”

In her new IHA wide role, Dr. Walsh will work with IHA’s Quality and Performance Improvement Department to develop and implement a comprehensive quality improvement and patient safety program.  She will also focus on working collaboratively both within and across IHA’s primary care and specialty divisions, as well as with other health care organizations with whom we share responsibility for patient populations.

“Dr. Walsh is an outstanding physician and will immediately impact IHA’s Quality and Performance Improvement team,” notes Mary Durfee, MD, Executive Vice President & Chief Medical Officer for IHA. “Her enthusiasm for working with our primary and specialty care divisions will ensure that IHA has a strong, innovative and effective clinical quality program.”

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About IHA
IHA is one of the best and largest multi-specialty groups in Michigan. IHA employs more than 1,600 staff members, which includes 450 providers consisting of: physicians, nurse practitioners, physician assistants and midwives across 55 practices in southeast Michigan. IHA provides high-quality medical care and excellent service to more than 355,000 active patients. Recognized as one of Michigan’s top performing medical groups, IHA also ranks in the top quartile for patient satisfaction nationally. Offering extended office hours, Urgent Care, and access to clinical research studies, IHA demonstrates that it cares by bringing safe, high-quality, comprehensive and affordable care to its patients. For more information about IHA, visit www.ihacares.com.

IHA appoints new Department of Surgery Chair

News Release
March 31, 2015
For Immediate Release
For more information, contact:
IHA
Amy Middleton
734-327-0877
Amy_Middleton@IHAcares.com

IHA appoints new Department of Surgery Chair

ANN ARBOR, MI – (March 31, 2015) – IHA is pleased to announce that Andrew Pruitt, MD, FACS, a cardiovascular surgeon with IHA, has been named the next Department of Surgery Chair. Dr. Pruitt will succeed Walter M. Whitehouse, Jr., MD, FACS, who has served in this role since 2013. Dr. Whitehouse will retire effective June 30, 2015.

Dr. Pruitt received his undergraduate and medical degrees from the University of Kentucky, graduating with highest distinction as a member of Alpha Omega Alpha. He then completed his residency in general surgery and a fellowship in cardiovascular and thoracic surgery at the Indiana University Medical Center in Indianapolis, during which he received numerous prestigious awards during his training.

Following his fellowship, Dr. Pruitt relocated to Michigan where he joined the St. Joseph Mercy Ann Arbor medical staff and began practicing with the Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgeons of Ann Arbor. Dr. Pruitt and his partners integrated with IHA in 2013. Dr. Pruitt has served in many leadership roles during his medical career in Ann Arbor, including Section Head for Cardiothoracic Surgery, Department of Surgery from 2002 – 2011 and Vice Chair of the Department of Surgery from 2009 – 2013. He also served on the board of Michigan Multispecialty Physicians and as President for a two-year term.

After medical school, Dr. Pruitt joined the U.S. Army Reserves and retired from the service in 2009 as a Lt. Colonel. Dr. Pruitt and his wife, Jenny Cotton Pruitt, MD, PhD, a dermatopathologist with IHA, reside in Ann Arbor with their children.

“Dr. Pruitt is recognized as an outstanding surgeon and colleague,” notes Mary Durfee, MD, Executive Vice President & Chief Medical Officer for IHA. “His extraordinary surgical skills and high ethical character give him the credibility necessary to integrate diverse groups for the delivery of a remarkable patient experience. We are thrilled that he has accepted this positon. He understands how to work within physician organizations and will bring new perspectives and ideas to IHA.”

In his new role, Dr. Pruitt will be responsible for overseeing quality initiatives, developing innovative service delivery methodologies and creating cross-functional teams focused on delivering terrific surgical care. He will also focus on identifying and developing future divisional and departmental leaders.

“On behalf of IHA’s Governing Board and Surgery Department, I want to thank Dr. Whitehouse for not only his many years of dedicated service to his patients, but also for the outstanding leadership he has demonstrated during the past three years as IHA’s first Surgery Department Chair,” says Bill Fileti, president and CEO for IHA. “His commitment to building one of the best surgical divisions in the region has been truly exemplary and we congratulate him on his well-deserved retirement.”

“IHA continues to evolve into one of the largest and best multi-specialty group practices in Michigan,” adds Fileti. “A number of exceptional surgeons were interviewed for this position and our search committee was impressed with the high quality of candidates. We are confident that Dr. Pruitt is the right person for this role and will expand our surgical capabilities in order to provide patients with truly outstanding care.”

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About IHA
IHA is one of the best and largest multi-specialty groups in Michigan. IHA employs more than 1,600 staff members, which includes 450 providers consisting of: physicians, nurse practitioners, physician assistants and midwives across 55 practices in southeastern Michigan. IHA provides high quality medical care and excellent service to more than 355,000 active patients. Recognized as one of Michigan’s top performing medical groups, IHA also ranks in the top quartile for patient satisfaction nationally. Offering extended office hours, Urgent Care, and access to clinical research studies, IHA demonstrates that it cares by bringing safe, high quality, comprehensive and affordable care to its patients. For more information about IHA, visit www.ihacares.com.