Dr. Fadi Baidoun, general surgery director at Henry Ford Wyandotte Hospital, has given a donation to fund the creation of a “state-of-the-art” conference center at the facility.
“He’s a leader in our medical education program, so he talked about spaces that might be able to honor his gift,” said hospital President and CEO Denise Brooks-Williams. “Dr. Baidoun has been generous to HFWH for a number of years, so clearly this is not the first gift, but I think the magnitude of this gift is something extremely special.”
Baidoun said, “HFWH is my second home and the Downriver area is my community. I have been practicing in the area for about 15 years and I see the needs that our health care facility may have.”
The new conference center is on the hospital’s fourth floor, where a medical library once was. The library has been moved to a space next to the conference center, now known as the Baidoun Conference Room.
Contributing to the future of healthcare is something the doctor said is extremely important to him, according to a HFWH press release.
“It is a great feeling to give back to your community, and especially if the cause is the education of healthcare providers for generations to come,” Baidoun said.
He also is president-elect of the hospital’s medical staff and assistant professor of surgery at Michigan State University. He earned his doctor of medicine degree at Wayne State University.
“As a child, my father had always wanted to become a doctor, so I grew up with that idea,” Baidoun said. “In college, I explored a couple of options, and I chose medicine as a career that I really enjoy.”
A celebration to dedicate the new conference center was held Dec. 11.
John Kill, president of the hospital’s Board of Trustees, said: “It’s really important the show how we — as part of the hospital system and part of Wyandotte — can make a difference. And this really makes a difference.”