DEARBORN — Oakwood Healthcare Inc’s. health education radio program “Champions of Care” received the Merit Award for Feature Programming from the Michigan Association of Broadcasting at its annual award ceremony March 12.
Airing at 10 a.m. Sundays on WJR-AM 760, “Champions of Care” provides information and advice about a wide range of health and wellness topics. Since 2008, the program has featured hundreds of interviews with Oakwood-affiliated physicians, clinicians and community partners.
The award-winning interview showcased Oakwood nurse colleagues of Trina Miller, who was chosen for ABC Television’s “Extreme Weight Loss” show. While Miller worked with the ABC team to reach her own weight loss goal, these nurses set their own path and achieved remarkable results, through support from Oakwood and each other.
Three members of “Team Trina” joined host Lloyd Jackson in studio last June to share their stories: Kristin Quint and Ebony Gibson from Oakwood Hospital-Wayne and Jamie Fineran from Oakwood Healthcare Center in Garden City. Their interview is available online at www.oakwood.org/Video/View.aspx?videoID=2025.
“We are so pleased to partner with WJR to produce ‘Champions of Care’ each week,” said Mary Zatina, senior vice president of Government Relations & Corporate Communications. “Lloyd Jackson and the exceptional production team at the station help us serve our communities by providing the kind of information listeners need to take better care of themselves and their families.”
“Oakwood physicians are true ‘Champions of Care’ in both the exceptional care listeners provide to patients and their ability to educate WJR listeners on a variety of health related issues,” said Tom O’Brien, WJR vice president and market manager. “One of the unique aspects of the show is listeners not only get advice from the doctors and nurses, but hear an inspiring story from a patient every week. WJR is proud to have Oakwood as one of our key content partners.”
For a library of past “Champions of Care” interviews, go to www.oakwood.org/champions.