Detroit Health Care Centers

Detroit, the most populated city in Michigan, is home to one of the leading health care economies in the United States. A network of extensive health care providers are headquartered within the city of Detroit, and many of these hospitals and medical centers are undergoing considerable expansions in research, facilities, and medical services. In this section, we’ll provide information about the largest medical centers available in Detroit, Michigan and briefly explain some of the specific programs related to cerebral palsy, neonatal medicine, and child development.

1. Detroit Medical Center (DMC)

Located in Midtown Detroit, the Detroit Medical Center (DMC) employs over 12,000 medical professionals and hails as southeast Michigan’s largest health care provider. The DMC offers a variety of medical services, many of which are offered through one of DMC’s eight specialized hospitals, which we’ve itemized below.

  • DMC Sinai-Grace Hospital: The largest hospital in the DMC health care system, DMC Sinai-Grace is a full-service hospital with medical services including cancer care, obstetrics and gynecology, and more.
  • DMC Huron Valley Sinai Hospital: Located in Oakland County, DMC Huron Valley-Sinai offers obstetrical medical services through the Harris Birthing Center. Other health care services include cardiac service, women’s health, pediatrics, diagnostic care, and cancer treatment.
  • Children's Hospital of MichiganDMC Children’s Hospital of Michigan: The DMC Children’s Hospital of Michigan offers over forty clinical services to children and adolescents. Services include surgery, imaging, rehabilitation, neonatal and perinatal medicine, and more. The Children’s Hospital of Michigan has a number of Specialty Centers located throughout Michigan that offer particular medical services and technologies specifically tailored to children. The Children’s Hospital Specialty Centers are located in Birmingham, Bloomfield Hills, Canton, Clinton Township, Dearborn, Detroit, Southfield, Troy, and Novi.
    • DMC Pediatric Neurology: The Neurology and Neurosurgery programs at the Children’s Hospital at the Detroit Medical Center are ranked among the top American children’s hospitals and neurology departments. DMC’s Pediatric Neurology program is a Level 4 epilepsy center, provides advanced imaging tactics, and utilized leading research techniques. Some of the many specialized services and treatments available at DMC’s Pediatric Neurology department include ADD/ADHD, autism, brain trauma, cerebral palsy, craniofacial injuries, developmental and behavioral issues, epilepsy and seizure disorders, hydrocephalus, neuromuscular diseases, brachial plexus injuries, neuropsychological testing, pediatric stroke, spinal cord injuries, surgery, and more. Locations for DMC Pediatric Neurology include Bloomfield Hills, Canton, Clinton Township, Dearborn, Detroit, and Southfield.
  • DMC Detroit Receiving Hospital: The DMC’s Receiving Hospital is a Level 1 Trauma Center with a nationally-recognized burn center, a 24/7 hyperbaric oxygen therapy facility, and other emergency medicine services.
  • DMC Surgery Hospital: Detroit Medical Center’s Surgery Hospital specializes in surgical services for both adults and children. For children that require pediatric outpatient services, the Surgery Hospital works in association with the Children’s Hospital of Michigan.
  • DMC Harper University Hospital: The DMC Harper University Hospital is a specialty referral hospital that offers neuroscience services, bariatric surgery, vascular services, and more.
  • DMC Hutzel Women’s Hospital: Detroit Medical Center Hutzel Women’s Hospital specializes in research in high-risk obstetrics, neonatology, maternal fetal medicine, advanced newborn care, and other areas of women’s health. Founded over 140 years ago, DMC Hutzel Women’s Hospital was Michigan’s first (and only) hospital for women. Expectant mothers in Detroit can read more about Hutzel Hospital’s Birthing Center here.
  • DMC Rehabilitation Institute of Michigan: The DMC Rehabilitation Institute of Michigan specializes in rehabilitation medicine and research. The DMC Rehabilitation Institute runs the Center for Spinal Cord Injury Recovery and the Southeastern Michigan Traumatic Brain Injury System (SEMTBIS) and offers medical services including brain injury, spinal cord injury, pediatric rehabilitation, women’s rehab, and more.
2. St. John Providence Health System Detroit Hospitals
  • St. John Hospital & Medical Center Detroit: St. John Hospital & Medical Center Detroit is a teaching hospital known for services in women’s services (such as the St. John Hospital Birthing Center), pediatrics, surgery, neurosciences, and more. In instances of birth injury, newborn babies are sent to St. John’s Special Care Nursery and St. John’s NICU.
  • St. John Providence Children’s Hospital Detroit: St. John Providence Hospital expanded its children’s medical services and created the St. John Providence Children’s Hospital Detroit. The Children’s Hospital is located on the same campus and offers a variety of pediatric services within its PICU and inpatient pediatric unit.
3. Henry Ford Health System
4. Beaumont Hospital Grosse Pointe
  • Boll Center for Human Development: In 2013, Beaumont Hospital at the Grosse Pointe campus opened the Boll Center for Human Development, a center offering diagnostic and therapeutic medical services to patients in the Beaumont Children’s Hospital. Since the Children’s Hospital is located at Beaumont’s Royal Oak location, children with cerebral palsy from the Detroit area can benefit from the Boll Center’s resources. The Boll Center for Human Development offers development assessments, occupational and physical therapy, speech-language therapy, and behavioral psychology services. Grosse Pointe’s Beaumont Hospital is located about ten miles away from Midtown Detroit.
5. Select Specialty Hospital Northwest Detroit

Select Specialty Hospital Northwest Detroit specifically provides long-term care for patients with medically complex conditions and longer recovery timelines. Clinical services at Select Specialty Hospital include therapy, care, treatment, and maintenance of the conditions associated with hypoxic ischemic encephalopathy, seizures, cerebral palsy, birth trauma brain injuries. Clinical services include Pulmonary and Ventilator Weaning, Wound Care, Cardiac and Heart Failure Treatment, Renal Treatment and Care, Medically Complex Treatment (post-trauma, sepsis, uncontrolled diabetes, multi-system complications, and more), Neuro and Post-Trauma Treatment (Anoxic Brain Injury, Neuro-Trauma, Seizures, Paraplegia, Stroke, and more), and Infectious Disease Treatment (bacterial infections, viral infections, sepsis, post-surgical wound infections, and more).

Detroit Cerebral Palsy Resources

As evidenced by Detroit’s great quantity of hospitals and medical centers, Detroit is a city full of medical resources, facilities, and services. Nearly every one of the aforementioned health care centers is able to provide specialized care for children with cerebral palsy or other birth injuries. In this section we’ll list a few of these such resources. While we won’t offer a complete list, we hope you gather information about the support options available to you and your loved one with cerebral palsy and where to turn for the resources you deserve.

Care, Finance, and Insurance Resources

1. Michigan Department of Human Services
  • Detroit is home to one of Michigan’s four Disability Determination Services (DDS) offices. Michigan’s DDS is a sector of Michigan’s Department of Human Services (DHS), which provides family welfare and public assistance throughout the state. The DDS determines the eligibility of Michigan citizens to collect benefits under the Social Security disability programs, which include Supplemental Security Income (SSI) and the Social Security Disability Program.

Below is the contact information for Detroit’s DHS and DDS office:

Otis Kern, Area Administrator
P.O. Box 345
Detroit, MI 48231
Phone: 1-800-383-7155

2. United Cerebral Palsy (UCP) Detroit Representative Payee Program
  • When a disabled person cannot manage his or her finances independently, the Social Security Administration (SSA) will appoint a UCP Detroit representative to receive and organize Social Security and/or Social Security Income (SSI) benefits on behalf of the disabled person. The representative payee will use the benefits for the beneficiary’s present and future needs, save the benefits not necessary to meet current needs, and keep expense records.
3. United Cerebral Palsy Detroit Benefit Counseling 
  • Benefit Counseling is a UCP Detroit program that helps Social Security beneficiaries understand and use work incentive programs. The Benefit Counseling employment team works with Employment Networks, Michigan Works One Stop Career Centers, local Michigan Rehabilitation Services (MRS) offices, Commission for the Blind, and other community programs in order to help those currently working or seeking employment navigate work incentives and plan for a financially secure future.

Detroit Lifestyle Resources

1. Educational Resources
  • Henry Ford Learning Disabilities Information: Learning disabilities are a common complication associated with cerebral palsy. Within this Henry Ford Health System resource you’ll find support information regarding diagnosis, coping, and succeeding with a learning disability.
  • EduTech 4 Learning: EduTech provides individualized learning interventions and cognitive training for students with learning impairments. Educators at EduTech develop the underlying neurological processes that interfere with students’ learning abilities. EduTech has a campus in Detroit and a campus in Oak Park, Michigan.
  • Detroit Public Schools Foundation for Early Learners: The Michigan Head Start Association (MHSA) is a nonprofit organization that orchestrates early education experiences for special needs children. Detroit Public Schools has two Head Start Programs that provide early learning experiences for special needs students in Detroit—the Great Start Readiness Program (GSRP) and Title 1. Both pre-kindergarten programs prepare special needs students for the public school curriculum and foster disability education, advocacy, communication, and collaboration.
 2. Care
  • Henry Ford Pediatrics Medical Home for Children: Henry Ford’s Medical Home for Children program assists families with children facing chronic conditions like cerebral palsy. The program aims to identify chronic conditions early, prevent further complications, and provide ongoing medical management for the child into adulthood.
  • Department of Human Services (DHS) Child Care Directory: The Michigan DHS provides a statewide directory for locating child care centers and homes around Michigan.
  • Detroit Central City Adult Foster Care services provide residential services to residents with disabilities. Services include treatment planning, case management, health evaluation, educational services, employment services, and support groups.
3. Housing
  • Lutheran Social Services of Michigan provides hundreds of subsidized apartments and homes for seniors, families, and Michigan residents living with disabilities. Services aim to find care and permanent housing for people with developmental disabilities all over Michigan. The Detroit affordable housing units at Gateshead Crossing are available to seniors and people with mobility limitations that meet the HUD income guidelines. To read more about the community benefits and apartment amenities at Gateshead Crossing, visit their site here.
  • Detroit Central City Housing Services provides housing support programs for Detroit residents with mental health issues and disabilities. Services include the Supportive Housing Program (SHP) and the Supported Housing Initiative.
4. Employment
  • Jewish Vocational Services offers vocational services for Detroit residents with developmental disabilities. Specific programs and services for disabled individuals include skill building, job assessment, vocational training, job placement and retention, job search services, therapeutic work services, pre-vocational training, the Activities Program, and adult day care.
  • Services to Enhance Potential (STEP) provides skills training, self-determination, and integrated employment services to individuals with developmental disabilities. STEP has locations in Detroit, Livonia, Dearborn, Wayne, and Wyandotte.
5. Transportation
  • The Detroit Department of Transportation offers two specialty transportation services around Detroit:
    • ADA Services: The DDOT provides the Special Services Program, a program that offers specialty transportation based on individual clients’ mobility needs.
    • Metrolift Paratransit Service, in which three combined companies provide curb-side transportation service 24/7.
  • Lakeside Division Inc: Headquartered in Detroit, Lakeside Division Inc provides personalized transportation to all people throughout Wayne, Oakland, Macomb, Washtenaw, and Monroe counties.
6. Adaptive Equipment and Assistive Technologies
  • DMC Rehabilitation Institute of Michigan (RIM): The Detroit Medical Center Rehabilitation Institute runs a program that provides assistive technologies, adaptive equipment, and rehabilitation devices for people with disabilities like cerebral palsy. Available technologies include speech devices, environmental controls, adaptive equipment for computer access, and more. RIM also provides information and instructions for operating assistive technologies. Detroit residents requiring adaptive equipment can go to one of Detroit’s two RIM locations—the RIM Main Campus or the Children’s Specialty Center for pediatrics. Other RIM facilities are available in Clinton Township and Novi.
  • QuickRamps: Sponsored by UCP Detroit, QuickRamps is a program dedicated to increasing disabled children’s mobility within their communities. The QuickRamps program provides free portable wheelchair ramps to families around Metro Detroit with children who have cerebral palsy or another mobility-limiting condition.
  • Assistive Technology Training and Information Center (ATTIC): This Detroit Public Schools program provides assistive technology support, assistance, consultation, and training to parents and students in Detroit, Grosse Pointe, Hamtramck, Highland Park, and Harper Woods Schools.
  • Wayne State Student Disability Services (SDS): Wayne State University’s SDS provides a number of assistive technologies for Wayne State students with cerebral palsy or other disabilities.
  • Henry Ford Health System’s directory of available assistive technologies for hearing can be found here.
  • Michigan Loan Closets: More assistive technology and adaptive equipment resources are available to Detroit residents than we can list here. A great resource for navigating the many available options is to peruse the Wayne adaptive equipment loan programs here.
7. Accessible Playgrounds
  1. Dad Butler Playfield: Located at 2034 East 8 Mile Road, Detroit, MI 48234, this playground features smooth surfaces perfect for wheelchair accessibility.
  2. Delray Community House Playground: This playground provides smooth and cushioned surfaces for wheelchair-friendly use and can be found at 420 Leigh Street, Detroit, MI 48209.
  3. Winship Elementary School: Located at 14717 Curtis Street, Detroit MI 48235, this playground has transfer stations, which are wheelchair lifts designed to give disabled children access to playground equipment. Additionally, a safety fence encloses the playground for child protection.

Detroit Organizations, Support, and Information Resources

1. Foundations and Charities
  • CATCH (Caring Athletes Team for Children’s & Henry Ford Hospitals): CATCH is a charity that raises funds to support the well-being of pediatric patients at the Children’s Hospital of Michigan and Henry Ford Hospital.
2. Disability Organizations
  • Developmental Disabilities Institute (DDI): The DDI, located on the Wayne State University Campus, provides statewide programs intended to improve the well-being of disabled people and their families. The DDI offers programs of interdisciplinary education, community support and services, research and information distribution.
  • The Disability Network of Wayne County-Detroit is a non-profit disability organization dedicated to promoting independent living and community inclusion among disabled residents. Located in Detroit’s Samaritan Center, the Disability Network of Wayne County-Detroit’s myriad services include advocacy, peer counseling, information, referral, employment, independent living skills, personal assistance training, assistive technology, support groups, housing referrals, volunteer programs, nursing home transition, ADA technical assistance, school to community transition, outreach, and assistive technology loan fund assistance. Other resources available through the Disability Network of Wayne County-Detroit include rent and utility assistance, social security guidance, electric and gas services, food access, and legal aid.
  • The Greater Detroit Agency for the Blind and Visually Impaired: Many children face visual impairments as a resultant complication of cerebral palsy. The Greater Detroit Agency for the Blind and Visually Impaired, a nonprofit developed in 1961, aims to minimize the impacts and origins of visual impairments. The organization provides services, classes, and technologies to improve the overall well-being of the visually impaired residents of Detroit, Michigan.
  • Merrill Palmer Skillman Institute for Child & Family Development (MPSI): Wayne State University’s MPSI aims to improve the health, development, and well-being of urban children and their families. Through research, education, and outreach, MPSI focuses its energies on those with environmental, biomedical, or psychological challenges. Detroit children with cerebral palsy can benefit from MPSI’s development programs.
  • United Cerebral Palsy Association of Metropolitan Detroit (UCP Detroit): UCP Detroit is a non-profit that assists those affected by cerebral palsy or disability by providing access to information, services, and support. UCP Detroit offers information and referral services, employment programs, support services, community inclusion, education, and independent living support.
  • VSA Michigan (VSAMI): VSA Michigan is the Michigan chapter of the International Organization on Arts and Disability, the nation’s coordinating agency for arts programs for people with disabilities. VSA Michigan promotes creativity in people with disabilities as a means to stimulate societal inclusion, learning experiences, therapy, and recreation. VSA Michigan holds classroom workshops, exhibitions, festivals, and public awareness events. VSA Michigan’s three major programs include Artist in Residence (AIR), Artsjam, and Touring Exhibition.
  • Behavioral Health Professionals, Inc. (BHPI) is a Detroit non-profit organization dedicated to creating and coordinating behavioral health healthcare and supports for residents and their families. BHPI is partnered with The Children’s Center, Development Centers Inc., The Guidance Center, Hegira Programs, Neighborhood Service Organization, New Center Community Mental Health, Northeast Guidance Center, and Southwest Solutions in order to ensure quality, consumer-centered healthcare for Detroit residents with behavioral health needs.
  • Detroit Central City is a non-profit community mental health agency that provides a number of services to Wayne County residents. Programs and services include the Health Center, ACCESS Services, Outpatient Treatment Services, life skills and life management, housing, outreach, and more.
3. Research Organizations
4. Support and Informational Groups
  • Person Centered Advocacy: Supported by UCP Detroit, the Person Center Advocacy program aims to instill self-determination and independence in any child with a mental or emotional disability. The Person Centered Advocacy Program’s network of agents provide parents with the moral and emotional support necessary to advocate for their children’s rights. Other Person Centered Advocacy services include intake and referral, specialized training, support group meetings, and assisted access community services.
  • The Neighborhood Service Organization (NSO), a nonprofit human services agency aimed at serving metro Detroit’s vulnerable individuals, offers a disability support program called Life Choices. Life Choices provides comprehensive outpatient support services for people living with developmental disabilities–some services include therapy, educational assessment, consultation for community programs and resources, planning, guardianship assistance, residential placement and monitoring, crisis intervention, art therapy, parenting skills training, and socialization and play therapy.
  • Latino Family Services is a Detroit non-profit that provides counseling, family support, case management, and outpatient services for individuals with developmental disabilities.
  • Neighborhood Service Organization (NSO) is a Detroit human services agency that provides support services to vulnerable residents of Wayne County. Their Life Choices program provides support and independent living services to children and adults with developmental disabilities like cerebral palsy. Specific services include community program assessment, therapy, evaluation and planning, guardianship planning, residential placement, parenting skills, art therapy, play therapy, and at-home training.
  • Synergy Partners is a Detroit agency that provides a range of person-centered support services for children and adults with developmental disabilities. Programs and services include supports coordination, family support services, respite, community living supports, residential options, skill building, behavioral and mental health care, therapy (physical, occupational, and speech), transportation assistance, hospitalization coordination, school to work transition, benefits coordination, home monitoring, and more.
  • The Wayne Center, located in Detroit, provides services to individuals with developmental disabilities—services include advocacy, behavioral management training, diagnosis and evaluation, home care and development, individual health care planning, therapy, care placement, referrals, guardianship coordination, nutrition services, psychological support, and more.
  • Community Social Services of Wayne County is a Detroit human services agency that aims to provide guidance and support to vulnerable residents of Wayne County. Programs and services include child welfare (adoption, foster care, and semi-independent living), behavioral health and community services, education services (Teen Infant Parenting Services, Teen Empowerment Programs, and Worthy Able and Ready), and senior/volunteer services.
5. Parent and Family Resources
  • Michigan Alliance for Families: Michigan Alliance for Families, a program supported by UCP Detroit, aims to increase the involvement of families in their children’s educations by providing information, education, and support for those families with children in special education programs. The program is a Michigan Department of Education Mandated Activities Project and serves as Michigan’s federally funded Parent Training and Information Center.
  • TLC (Together Let’s Cope) Family Support Group: TLC is a group of volunteers who have had newborns (or have known newborns) in the NICU or the Special Care Nursery. These volunteers offer support to the families of current NICU babies through meetings, personal conversations, and bedside visitation. Together Let’s Cope also has a family lending library in which families can borrow informational and counseling literature.
  • Children’s Hospital of Michigan Sibshops: The Sibling Support Project is a national program that aims to address the needs and concerns of the siblings of children with disabilities, special health needs, or mental health concerns. Local community “Sibshops” are the peer support groups for school-aged children with disabled siblings. To learn more about the Detroit Sibshop program at the Children’s Hospital, call 1-313-745-5364.

 Treatment and Therapy Resources

1. Physical Therapy
2. Recreational TherapyTherapy Info and Resources for Cerebral Palsy (CP) in Detroit, Michigan
  • Art Therapy: VSA Michigan (VSAMI) coordinates a number of workshops, classes, exhibitions, events, and programs supporting artistic pursuits in people with disabilities. Children (and adults) with cerebral palsy enjoy the therapeutic and recreational benefits of VSA Michigan’s arts initiatives.
  • Aquatherapy: The Detroit Medical Center’s Rehabilitation Institute of Michigan provides pool therapy in order to restore and rehabilitate mobility and motor skill impairments in children who cannot tolerate rehabilitation on land. Aquatherapy classes offer the opportunity for children with painful mobility limitations to participate in an enjoyable form of therapy. The DMC offers aquatherapy in Detroit, Oak Park, Novi, Romulus, Sterling Heights, and Mt. Clemens.
  • Special Needs Camps: The EduTech tutoring program offers the opportunity for disabled children to participate in four to six week summer camps. Additional information regarding EduTech’s summer camps can be found here.
  • The Midwest Blind Bowling Association, located in Detroit, Michigan, provides blind individuals with the opportunity to learn and practice bowling. For the many Detroit residents with visual impairment as a result of cerebral palsy or another birth injury, blind bowling offers an opportunity for recreation, therapy, personal fulfillment, and social interaction.
3. Occupational Therapy
  • Henry Ford Health System’s Rehabilitation Services: Henry Ford’s occupational therapy sessions restore independence and mobility in children and adults that have suffered an illness or injury like cerebral palsy. Occupational therapy focuses on improving the skills necessary for performing daily activities by focusing on services like neurological rehabilitation, hand therapy, pediatric rehabilitation, and more.
  • Beaumont Children’s Hospital Physical Therapy—Boll Center for Human Development: The pediatric occupational therapy program available at Beaumont Children’s Hospital is tailored specifically to the patient’s needs and conditions. The Boll Center for Human Development also provides group programs that involve parents and other caregivers in order to enhance the child’s development at home, school, and in public.
4. Speech and Language Therapy
  1. DMC Children’s Hospital—Marie Carls Communication Disorder Center: Children with cerebral palsy are often diagnosed with speech and hearing impairments. The Marie Carls Communication Disorder Center provides therapy, diagnosis, and assistive technologies for a wide range of these communication impairments.
  2. DMC Children’s Hospital—Audiology: Audiologists at the DMC Children’s Hospital assess, diagnose, and manage hearing loss in children in order to maximize communication skills. Medical professionals at the DMC control hearing loss, a common side effect of cerebral palsy, through screening, diagnostic testing, and the use of hearing aids.
  3. Henry Ford Speech-Language Pathology: Henry Ford provides speech and language therapy for children with language, swallowing, or oral motor impairments from conditions like cerebral palsy.
  4. Beaumont Children’s Hospital Physical Therapy—Boll Center for Human Development: Children from one to ten years old are eligible for the Boll Center’s speech and language therapy program. For families with limited income, the Boll Center offers the Treatment Scholarship Plan, a program supported by Lions and Lioness clubs of Southeast Michigan that helps local children obtain the care they need.
5. Conductive Education

Children in Detroit, Michigan can participate in Conductive Education programs in Sterling Heights, Michigan at the Conductive Education Center of Metro Detroit.

6. Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy (HBOT)
  • The DMC Receiving Hospital provides the state’s leading 24/7 hyperbaric oxygen therapy program. Hyperbaric oxygen physicians and nurses remain on-site to ensure quality care for patients.
  • Henry Ford Hospital offers hyperbaric oxygen therapy through the Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine.
  • St. John Hospital Detroit offers two HBOT centers in Detroit, which you can read more about here.
7. Stem Cell Therapy
  • The Karmanos Institute Cord Blood Program is a non-profit, public stem cell bank with over 1,200 umbilical cord blood units. The Karmanos Institute accepts cord blood donations from hospitals around Detroit.
8. Complementary and Alternative Therapies
  • St. John Providence Valade Healing Arts Center: St. John provides a range of alternative and complementary therapeutic programs for people with conditions like cerebral palsy. Such programs include massage therapy, reflexology, Reiki, Tai Chi, yoga, and medical hypnotherapy.
  • Henry Ford Specialty Programs: People with cerebral palsy can choose to complement their traditional treatment plans with Henry Ford Hospital’s specialty programs. Henry Ford offers massage therapy and Tai Chi.
  • The Michigan Associates of Acupuncture and Integrative Medicine provides a directory for alternative and complementary therapists in the Detroit area. Services include CranioSacral therapy, oriental bodywork, and others.
9. Behavioral Therapy and Emotional Counseling
  • Beaumont Boll Center for Human Development: The Boll Center runs the Ted Lindsay Foundation HOPE Center, a team of behavioral consultants that assess and treat behavioral problems including aggression, anxiety, noncompliance, school concerns, social skills, toileting problems, and more.
  • Detroit Central City Outpatient Services provide mental and emotional healthcare services to vulnerable residents with the aim of minimizing mental illness, preventing hospitalization, and enhancing personal skills.

Detroit Medical Resources

1. Diagnostic Testing
2. Surgery
  • DMC Children’s Hospital: The Department of Pediatric Surgery at the Children’s Hospital hails as the largest pediatric surgery program in Michigan. Children with cerebral palsy can seek surgical treatments at the DMC Pediatric Surgery facilities in Detroit, Bloomfield Hills, Canton, Clinton Township, and West Bloomfield.
  • St. John Children’s Hospital Pediatric Surgery: St. Johns pediatric surgery services cover specialties including trauma, tissue disorders, vascular anomalies, and more.
3. Hypothermia Treatment

It is now the standard of care for modern physicians to quickly diagnose hypoxic ischemic encephalopathy (HIE) and begin hypothermia treatment, so modern hospitals are expected to have hypothermia treatment resources in-house or nearby. The Detroit Medical Center, St. John, Henry Ford, and Beaumont are all advanced medical centers and have the resources to treat hypothermia. In fact, a Detroit scientists from Wayne State and the DMC was on the forefront of newborn hypothermia treatment research and helped prove the treatment’s successes.

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