The Medical Staff at Oakwood Hospital & Medical Center (OHMC) in Dearborn MI will soon offer medical care to recently laid-off Ford Motor Company workers at no cost. Doctors plan to operate a clinic at least two half days per week in the Charlotte Woody Cancer Center located on the first floor of OHMC.
The motivation for starting this program stems from the longstanding relationship between Oakwood Healthcare and Ford Motor Company in the Dearborn community. Oakwood physicians have provided a significant amount of care to Ford employees over the years, and this is one way they could lend a helping hand during these challenging economic times.
Doctors will volunteer time to staff the clinic, while Oakwood will contribute the clinic space and necessary personnel. Former Ford workers eligible for the care must have documents to verify their previous work status.
Details on the specifics of the program and a start date are still forthcoming, but in the interim, laid-off workers interested in submitting their information can call 313.593.7817.
**Update on 7/14/2009: Here is a link that contains all the information on the clinic: Oakwood Medical Staff Clinic