FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS (updated 12/1/13)
Q: Is Doctors’ Hospital of Michigan (DHM) the same as the old North Oakland Medical Centers (NOMC)?
A: Actually, no. DHM was purchased, renamed and opened on November 7, 2008 after NOMC filed for bankruptcy and closed its doors on October 31, 2008. A group of physicians purchased the hospital building and its assets, originally in partnership with McLaren Healthcare Corporation. Effective February 7, 2011, the 42 physicians bought out McLaren's stake in the hospital and it is now 100% owned by physicians, many of whom work on the medical staff.
Q: Is Doctors’ Hospital still located in Pontiac, Michigan?
A: The main campus of DHM is located at 461 W. Huron St., Pontiac, Michigan, 48341; the same site of Oakland County’s first hospital which opened in 1910, and the same location of the former NOMC. In addition, there is an off-site Urgent Care center, Waterford Ambulatory Care Center, 1305 N. Oakland Blvd., Waterford, MI that provides a walk-in Urgent Care, X-Ray, CT Scan, Occupational Medicine, and Physical Therapy services.
Q: Is there still an Emergency Center at Doctors’ Hospital?
A: As of September 30, 2013, the Emergency Center at Doctors' Hospital became an Urgent Care Center, opened Monday-Sunday 11am-11pm. The Urgent Care setting is able to provide better, more timely care to our patients while reducing their health care costs.
Q: What other services does DHM offer?
A: At DHM’s Main Campus: 461 W. Huron: Urgent Care, 10-room ICU, 8-suite surgical unit for most surgeries, Endoscopy, Radiology (including X-Ray, Mammography, CT Scan, & Nuclear Medicine testing), 30-bed Behavioral Medicine unit, on-site Lab, an award-winning Family Medicine Residency program, Physical Therapy (out-patient), and med/surg patient unit. They also operate The Pain Relief Center
, a specialty clinic for treating chronic pain.
Q: Who is running the hospital?
A: Effective July 2013, John Ponczocha was appointed as President & CEO by the Board of Directors.
The Board of Directors consists of: Dr. Yatinder Singhal, Chairman of the Board/Director of DHM's Behavioral Medicine Program; Dr. Surindar Jolly, a Bloomfield Hills-based Neurologist; and Dr. Michael Short, Psychiatrist. Dr. Ray Breitenbach, a family medicine physician based out of Waterford, is DHM's current Chief of Medical Staff.
Q: How many physicians practice at DHM?
A: As of November 2013, there were 197 credentialed physicians on the medical staff
Q: How many inpatient beds is DHM licensed for?
A: DHM is currently licensed for 321 beds
Q: How many employees work at DHM?
A: As of November 2013 DHM had approximately 300 employees
Contact information to schedule interviews: Anne Mancour: (248) 857-6979.
For recent press releases on DHM visit the press releases page.