ASCENSION ST. JOHN HOSPITAL
Fontbonne Auxiliary hosts spring fundraiser
Like other nonprofits that have weathered the COVID-19 storm and adapted to changing circumstances, the Fontbonne Auxiliary also has carried on. “We still have board meetings, we have a healthy membership and we’re willing to work,” said Camille Cracchiolo, chairwoman of the organization’s spring fundraiser, “Spring into Action.”“We traditionally have a spring event,” she added. “Most typically, it’s not covered by private insurance and it’s expensive to pay out of pocket,” said Lorna Zalenski, president of the Fontbonne Auxiliary. Checks may be mailed to Fontbonne Auxiliary, c/o Lorna Zalenski, 1200 N. Renaud, Grosse Pointe Woods, MI 48236. “Donations (are welcome) in any amount.”Throughout the pandemic, the Fontbonne Auxiliary has benefited from the generosity of supporters in the community.grossepointenews.com
Norman Gerald DeFauw
Longtime Grosse Pointe Farms resident Norman Gerald DeFauw, 89, passed away Saturday, Feb. 6, 2021, at Ascension St. John Hospital. He was born Sept. 30, 1931, in Detroit, to August and Marie (nee Ameel) DeFauw, both now deceased. Raised in Detroit, Norman graduated from Denby High School in 1949. Norm was the loving husband of the late Judith DeFauw; Judith passed away in 2020. A funeral Mass was celebrated Feb. 15, at St. Paul on the Lake Catholic Church in Grosse Pointe Farms.grossepointenews.com
Metro Detroit frontline worker gets free trip to Super Bowl LV in Florida
DETROIT – Rob Foster worked tirelessly for months as a medical resident on the frontlines at Ascension Hospital. He’s getting rewarded for it in a big way -- Foster is headed to Super Bowl LV in Tampa as a special guest of the NFL. While he lives in Metro Detroit, Foster grew up in Tampa and rooted for the Buccaneers. “They did win the Super Bowl once in 2010,” Foster said. When his dad, a Buccaneers season-ticket holder since 1976, heard the Super Bowl was sending vaccinated health care workers to the big game, he called his ticket rep.
Mary Ellen O'Connor
Grosse Pointe Woods resident Mary Ellen O’Connor, 85, passed away Sunday, Jan. 10, 2021, at Ascension St. John Hospital. She was born Dec. 2, 1935, in Grosse Pointe, to Ralph and Pearl Beaupre (nee Moran). A 1952 graduate of St. Paul Catholic High School, Mary Ellen had a career in property management at Comerica Bank in Detroit. Mary Ellen was an excellent knitter; she gave knitting lessons and created amazing sweaters, hats and mittens. Mary Ellen is survived by her sons, James III (Cynthia), Daniel and Hugh (Anne); grandchildren, Allison (Daniel), Daniel (Evie), Keely, Callaghan, Quinn, Iyla and Finnian; and great-grandchildren, Zachary and Kyle.grossepointenews.com
Man drives to Detroit hospital after being shot on I-94, MSP investigating
DETROIT – Michigan State Police opened an investigation into a shooting on I-94 Christmas night. According to authorities, a 47-year-old man drove himself to Ascension St. John Hospital on Moross Road, where he is being treated for a gunshot wound. Police said the man told staff in the emergency department of the hospital that he had been shot while on the eastbound lanes of I-94. His vehicle was towed to a Michigan State Police post for processing. Anyone with information is asked to contact the Michigan State Police at 734-287-5000.
Warren restaurant gets unexpected sales boost, donates to frontline workers
WARREN, Mich. – Vote 4 The Best is Local 4′s hunt for the best of the best across Metro Detroit and this year, it will be a little different. Editor’s Pick is different from our main Vote 4 The Best contest. To see the winners of our main contest click here. Our Sponsor -- We’d like to thank Wallside Windows for their longtime sponsorship of Vote 4 the Best and their support of southeast Michigan’s local businesses. in addition to our main contest and the pets edition, we created our special Editors Pick edition of Vote 4 The Best.
A life-saving gift: Detroit woman donates kidney to husband with COVID-19
Natisha Fudge said shes the reason her husband contracted COVID-19, and now shes giving him a kidney to save his life as he deals with complications from the virus. Fudge is a former Certified Nursing Assistant who has seen her fair share of patients -- especially amid the coronavirus pandemic. They initially told us that he was in stage three kidney disease and now were dealing with seizures and the COVID, Natisha Fudge said. Aside from giving her husband the virus, the mother of three is giving him a kidney as well. When I started doing it, I realized the weight started coming off, Fudge said.
Doctor campaigns for PPE donations in spare time
I put some phone calls out to different offices around town to say, Hey, I work at this hospital. Were in need of PPE. Every coworker she reached out to in the foot and ankle division of Henry Ford donated as well. While she is no longer actively seeking donations, anyone who has PPE and would like to see it get to the right place can reach out at email@example.com. Its a good feeling to know that were at that point now in all of our health systems and everyone is good, Brouyette said.grossepointenews.com
First responders process by Ascension
DETROIT A procession stretching from Kerby Field to I-94 and led by the Farms K-9 unit, as well as the Detroit Mounted Police passed by the Ascension St. John Hospital campus at 5 p.m. Monday, May 4, in an effort to honor both hospital personnel and first responders. What were looking to do is we want to continue with morale boosters for the hospital employees, said Sean Lane, vice president of the St. John Guild, based out of the Moross campus, and organizer of the event. It was a good turnout, Lane said. There was a good showing of hospital staff out in front of the hospital, cheering it on. (St. John employees) were clearly in shock and very appreciative, Lane said.grossepointenews.com
Photo Gallery: Ascension Michigan Shining Moments
Scroll through this roundup to see how love and support are displayed for and by the Ascension Michigan healthcare heroes. A temporary market program was rolled out across the Ascension Michigan Market. Kids spread a little cheer for our healthcare heroes at Ascension Southeast Michigan Hospitals. Daily updates are posted by the clinical nurse manager of the COVID unit at Ascension Providence Hospital in Southfield. Master Gardener, Lisa, and her husband planted flowers at Ascension Providence Rochester Hospital to spread good cheer.detroit.cbslocal.com
ERs see sharp decline in patients
Maybe the perception in the mind of the patient is, Maybe my abdominal pain or my chest pain is not that bad. Im going to see, because I dont want to go to the emergency room, Takla explained. Its a public health emergency both ways, Takla said. Especially with strokes and cardiovascular disease, Takla emphasized, it is critical to get treatment in a timely manner to avoid long-term effects. I dont think this is going away, Takla said.grossepointenews.com
Photo Gallery: Ascension Michigan Shining Moments
Scroll through this roundup to see how love and support are displayed for and by the Ascension Michigan healthcare heroes. Healthcare heroes at Ascension Providence Rochester Hospital are greeted daily with this poster. Kids spread a little cheer for our healthcare heroes at Ascension Southeast Michigan Hospitals. Daily updates are posted by the clinical nurse manager of the COVID unit at Ascension Providence Hospital in Southfield. Master Gardener, Lisa, and her husband planted flowers at Ascension Providence Rochester Hospital to spread good cheer.detroit.cbslocal.com
Generous Patient Supports Hybrid Catheterization Lab at Ascension St. John
DETROIT, Mich. (CBS DETROIT) Ascension St. John Hospital is getting a new hybrid catheterization laboratory to enhance services for heart patients, thanks to the donation from a generous community member. Mackey has received healthcare from Ascension St. John for years, and he decided he wanted his gift to be a catheterization lab because when he had a heart attack cardiologist Marc Gosselin saved his life. A hybrid catheterization lab brings together the traditional functions of a cath lab with the surgical abilities of an operating room. This new cath lab will enhance the services currently offered by the Gretchen C. Valade Cardiovascular Hybrid Operating Room and Minimally Invasive Structural Heart Program. We have always prided ourselves on delivering state-of-the-art cardiovascular care to our patients, said Thomas LaLonde, MD, chief, Cardiology and Cardiovascular Services, Ascension St. John.detroit.cbslocal.com
Grosse Pointe News
Ann Chevalier (nee Coughlin), 72, died Saturday, Dec. 21, 2019, at Ascension St. John Hospital. Ann was born Nov. 20, 1947, in Detroit, to Francis and Ellen Coughlin. She graduated from Dayton University in 1969, and worked in air quality control for the state of Michigan. A funeral Mass took place Dec. 27, at Our Lady Star of the Sea Catholic Church. Elliott St., Detroit, MI 48207.grossepointenews.com
Ascension Announces New Emergency Therapy For Critically Ill Patients
DETROIT, Mich. (CBS DETROIT) Ascension St. John Hospital announced a new emergency therapy for patients presenting at the hospital in a severe health crisis. This program not only benefits Ascension St. John Hospital patients, but also allows the provider to receive and care for critically ill patients from other healthcare facilities. The implementation of an ECMO program is a significant advancement for Ascension St. John Hospital and the community at large. ECMO therapy may help save a patients life, but it does not treat the patients disease or injury. Healthcare providers will always work to get patients off the ECMO therapy as soon as possible.detroit.cbslocal.com
Fall-like stretch of weather begins | I-696 project update
Amazing photo here from Ascension St. John Hospital looking Downtown -- you can see the skyline way back there. Photo: @melodia11/InstagramIt will feel considerably more fall-like today around town and it'll stick around for a while. Getting close: MDOT has released an update on the ongoing I-696 project in Oakland and Macomb counties. Newspaper Carrier Appreciation Day This day commemorates the hiring of the very first newspaper carrier. In September 1833, 10-year-old Barney Flaherty became the first newspaper carrier.
Grosse Pointe News
Robert L. Dube, 88, passed away Monday, July 15, 2019, at Ascension St. John Hospital in Detroit. He was the beloved husband for 67 years to Elizabeth (Betty Owens) and father to Richard (Patty), Cheryl Dodt (Rick), Mark Kay Giambrone (Jim), Thomas and William (Donna). Born Dec. 21, 1930, Robert served honorably in the U.S. Navy. He was the founder of Bob Dube Plumbing & Heating in the City of Grosse Pointe. A memorial service will be at 10 a.m. Friday, August 2, at Our Lady of Hope, 28301 Little Mack Ave., St. Clair Shores.grossepointenews.com