Our Story

Barb
Chief Nursing Officer
Oakwood Healthcare, Inc.

"The community spirit, that doing what is best for the patient and for those that we care for is very evident every day."

Barb
Chief Nursing Officer
Oakwood Healthcare, Inc.

"The community spirit, that doing what is best for the patient and for those that we care for is very evident every day."

Why Oakwood - video


Named the nation's 100 Top Heart Hospitals by Thomson Reuters for the eighth time in 10 years and one of the top 100 integrated healthcare networks in the nation, Oakwood Healthcare System has been serving the people of Southeast Michigan with compassion and integrity for decades.

  • Our system operates four acute care hospitals, several health centers and a vast number of specialty facilities (including four Centers of Excellence).
  • With over 1,200 licensed beds and 9,000+ employees, we are the second largest employer in suburban Wayne County.
  • Nearly a million patients across 35 communities rely on Oakwood as their primary source for care.
  • Hundreds upon hundreds of nurses choose Oakwood as their place to enjoy a rewarding career.
  • Our work is ongoing, and we are routinely expanding to meet new patient needs. For example, in 2010, we won funding and approval for a $23 million, 70,000-square-foot outpatient medical center near Southfield, MI.

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OakWell

OakWell is Oakwood's newest employee benefit—and the next step in our hospital story. OakWell formalizes our hospital-wide commitment to employee wellness. It provides the framework for nurses to organize, lead and communicate wellness initiatives.

OakWell makes wellness a key organizational consideration. It represents an important step our Pursuit of Excellence. We believe that increasing our focus on employee wellness for life is yet another way to align our organization more closely with our Mission and Vision. The commitment and participation of our leadership is a key component to developing a strong culture of health and "vitality for life" within our workplace.