'Champions of Care' wins Michigan Association of Broadcasting Merit Award

Oakwood’s health education radio program Champions of Care received the Merit Award for Feature Programming from the Michigan Association of Broadcasting (MAB) at their annual award ceremony on March 12.

Airing on Sundays at 10 a.m. on News/Talk 760 WJR, Champions of Care provides information and advice about a wide range of health and wellness topics. Since 2008, the program has featured hundreds of interviews with Oakwood-affiliated physicians, clinicians and community partners.

The award-winning interview showcased Oakwood nurse colleagues of Trina Miller, who was chosen for ABC Television’s Extreme Weight Loss show. While Trina worked with the ABC team to reach her own weight loss goal, these nurses set their own path and achieved remarkable results, thanks to support from Oakwood and from each other. Three members of “Team Trina” joined host Lloyd Jackson in studio in June 2013 to share their stories: Kristin Quint and Ebony Gibson from Oakwood Hospital-Wayne and Jamie Fineran from Oakwood Healthcare Center in Garden City. Their interview is available online.

“We are so pleased to partner with WJR to produce Champions of Care each week,” said Mary Zatina, Senior Vice President of Government Relations & Corporate Communications. “Lloyd Jackson and the exceptional production team at the station help us serve our communities by providing the kind of information listeners need to take better care of themselves and their families.”

“Oakwood physicians are true ‘Champions of Care’ in both the exceptional care listeners provide to patients and their ability to educate WJR listeners on a variety of health related issues,” added Tom O’Brien, Vice President/Market Manager, WJR News/Talk 760. “One of the unique aspects of the show is listeners not only get advice from the doctors and nurses, but hear an inspiring story from a patient every week. WJR is proud to have Oakwood as one of our key content partners.”

CUTLINE: Three members of “Team Trina” joined Lloyd Jackson, host of the Champions of Care radio show in studio in June 2013 to share their stories: pictured are Ebony Gibson (left), Jamie Finernan (back) and Kristin Quint, along with Media Relations Manager Paula Rivera-Kerr, who worked behind the scenes for Oakwood to coordinate Team Trina’s Extreme Weight Loss journey.