POH Medical Center has created a dynamic and responsive health care system for North Oakland County residents and businesses. As one of the largest osteopathic teaching hospitals in the United States, POH is recognized for its outstanding academic and practical training in graduate medical education.
The medical staff at POH is supported by the latest advances in medical technology, including the most recent CT and MRI improvements, a newly renovated Medical Imaging Department and laser surgical instrumentation for coronary, urological, opthalmological and gall bladder/appendix procedures.
The Community Health Care Center (CHCC), located 20 miles from our main campus in the community of Oxford, is an integral component of the Health System. Established in 1980 as a Family Practice and Urgent Care facility, the Center has expanded its services to include Specialists and Subspecialists in Cardiology, Orthopedic surgery, Physical Medicine, Obstetrics/Gynecology, Opthalmology, Dermatology, Otolaryngology, General Surgery, and others.
POH has responded to the community need for rehabilitative services by providing physical and occupational therapy in Oxford and Pontiac. In addition, medical equipment for patient's use in the home is available through the POH subsidiary, Home Health Care of Michigan. In 1989, POH acquired the Lake Orion Nursing Home to provide services to patients requiring extended, non-acute care.
For special needs of businesses and corporations, the POH Division of Occupational Medicine operates Occupational Health Clinics in Oxford and Pontiac. Our custom-designed Mobile Health Unit is equipped for x-rays, laboratory tests, EKG's and additional services for on-site examinations. POH also operates the unique reconditioning program, WORKWIZE. Housed near the hospital, this program simulates the worker's various job activities in order to help rehabilitate those on medical leave and prevent further health care risks.
Prompt access to health care is perhaps the most single, most important factor supporting our quality of life. POH is proud of the many Family Practice physicians we have trained over the past 40 years. These men and women provide personal medical care based on time-tested osteopathic principles of wellness and preventive medicine. These concepts have been adopted by the entire medical community (both D.O.'s and M.D.'s)) as the most responsible and effective approach to family health care.
Located in the heart of Oakland County, Pontiac Osteopathic Hospital (POH) Medical Center serves one of the fastest growing regions in the State of Michigan. Surrounding the hospital are communities ranging from small townships and villages to established suburban cities, spanning the spectrum from urban to rural. This diversity not only provides broad-based medical experiences, but also offers a variety of attractive living options.
Scenic rolling woodlands and over 400 lakes create a graceful, relaxing landscape. Fishing, swimming, water-skiing and sailing are literally at your doorstep. Horseback riding, hiking, tennis and more than 40 private and public golf courses make this area especially appealing to active people. As the weather turns cooler, downhill and cross country skiing, skating, tobogganing and ice-fishing dominate the outdoor agenda. No matter what the season, the area remains unrivaled in accessible, well-managed recreational facilities.
The region features an equally varied choice of cultural and entertainment attractions. One of the nation's greatest architectural treasures, Cranbrook Education Community welcomes people from all over the world to visit its Art Museum, Institute of Science and Cranbrook House and Gardens. the renowned Meadow Brook Theater offers professional stage productions, and the Meadow Brook Music Festival is the summer home of the internationally acclaimed Detroit Symphony Orchestra.
The award-winning Palace of Auburn Hills, home to the NBA champion Detroit Pistons, is recognized as the premier indoor venue for entertainment. Exceptional performers are coupled with unlimited amenities and special patron services. The New Pine Knob, recently renovated by Palace management, presents internationally known artists, theater productions and family shows throughout the summer in a stellar outdoor amphitheater. POH provides on-site Emergency Medical Services to the Palace of Auburn Hills and the New Pine Knob.
The Detroit Lions play in the Pontiac Silverdome, the world's largest covered indoor stadium with seating for 80,000 fans. Just 45 minutes away in downtown Detroit, the Detroit Red Wings skate at Joe Louis Arena and the Detroit Tigers run the bases at Tiger Stadium.
Public and private education thrives in Oakland County. Strongly supported by residents, the 28 public school districts offer an excellent range of educational and extra-curricular activities for students in grades K through 12. There are also 73 private, parochial, preschool and special schools serving nearly 25,000 students. Surpassing both the national and Michigan averages for school years completed, the residents of Oakland County place a high priority on providing students with well-rounded, multi-disciplinary educational experiences.
Opportunities for undergraduate and graduate education are equally accessible. Within minutes from POH are Oakland University and four community colleges. Wayne State University and the University of Detroit are just one half-hour away. The University of Michigan in Ann Arbor is an hour from the Hospital; While Michigan State University in East Lansing is a short 90-minute drive. Recognizing the needs of working professionals and adults, these institutions offer many evening classes and support extensive adult education programs for personal enrichment.
With its blend of living choices, recreational facilities, cultural attractions and educational resources, POH and Oakland County offer you an engaging environment and the strong personal support you need to achieve your professional goals.