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    Doctor’s donation inspires new conference center at Wyandotte Hospital

    A doctor who recently made a big donation to Henry Ford Wyandotte Hospital is being credited with supporting generations of physicians to come.

    Colleagues formally thanked Fadi Baidoun during a recent celebration to dedicate a new conference center that bears his name.

    Baidon’s donation allowed the hospital to renovate its former medical library into a state-of-the-art conference center. The fourth-floor space is known as the Baidoun Conference Room.

    The donation from Baidoun, general surgery program director and president-elect of the hospital’s medical staff, funded work on the renovated library — now relocated to a space adjacent to the conference room.

    A celebration to dedicate the new conference center took place Dec. 11.

    Hospital President and CEO Denise Brooks-Williams thanked Baidoun for his commitment to the hospital and its physicians, both current and future.

    “Dr. Baidoun has been generous to Henry Ford Wyandotte for a number of years, so this clearly is not the first gift, but I think the magnitude of this gift is something extremely special,” Brooks-Williams said.

    “I remember when Dr. Baidoun came into my office and said, ‘Denise, I want to do something special and significant.’ He talked about being able to give a gift that would help meet our purpose. He’s a leader in our medical education program so he talked about spaces that might be able to honor his gift.”

    The repurposed library space now is “an amazing contemporary place to teach, learn and have our meetings,” she added.

    Adding to the appreciation was John Kill, president of the hospital’s Board of Trustees.

    “It’s really important that we show how we — as part of the hospital system and part of Wyandotte — can make a difference,” Kill said. “And this really makes a difference. We want to thank you for your generosity — not only that, but for the way you take care of patients and commit your time to the hospital.”

    Contributing to the future of healthcare is something Baidoun said is extremely gratifying to him.

    “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,” he said.

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