Medical Education at Providence Hospital
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As a community-based, teaching system involved in research, Providence Hospital reaches a diverse population with equally diverse needs. Providence Hospital is a member of St. John Providence Health System locally, and a member of Ascension Health nationally, the largest Catholic and not-for-profit health system in the country.
Today, we are a 365-bed hospital in Southfield, Michigan with ambulatory sites throughout metropolitan Detroit supported by more than 900 physicians in over 50 specialties. Over 25,000 patients are admitted each year, and over 20,000 inpatient and outpatient surgical procedures are performed annually.
The Emergency Departments in Southfield and Novi treat over 86,000 patients a year, while the outpatient facilities receive over 900,000 visits annually. Research laboratory facilities are currently being expanded.
Providence Hospital adapts its services to meet the needs of the community. The hospital was the first in the county to establish an Intensive Care Unit. As a major trauma center for southern Oakland County, the Emergency Department is unsurpassed in quality. Providence was the first hospital in the area to develop a fully equipped mobile emergency lift support unit. Its Family Medicine Centers provide essential services to the ever growing population and sponsor a public health lecture series. Twenty-two ambulatory care satellite facilities have been opened in an effort to reach out and provide health care services to rural and suburban areas in western Oakland County.
The residency programs at Providence Hospital are accredited by both the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education and the American Osteopathic Association. Medical Education sponsors 20 total programs and 175 residents and fellows. Academic standards are high, and this is reflected in the success of our graduates in passing their certification board examinations. While the emphasis in our residency programs is on training skilled clinical practitioners, we also require all residents and fellows to participate in the scholarly aspects of the program including completion of at least one research project.
Providence is a hospital which serves the growing needs of a diverse community. Working at Providence provides an enriching practical and educational experience.