38 Friday, November 23, 1984 THE DETROIT JEWISH NEWS
Sinai Hospital's new Goldin Center in West
Bloomfield provides convenient rehabilitation
medicine for suburbanites.
BY ANNE Y. MEYERS
Special to The Jewish News
Neil Biederman checks his pulse while riding an exercise bike.
nce thought of exclusively as
a place to go when one is sick,
the hospital is now a place to
go to maintain your "well-
ness." It's all part of the new
strategies of the health-care revolu-
A local example of this trend is
Sinai's new Nathan I. and Betty Gol-
din Center in West Bloomfield. With
its emphasis on health-maintenance,
is able_to bii .t.tr serve. ±c
in a loca-
tion convenient to them.
According to Sue Kaine, a
Franklin resident and a patient there,
the Goldin Center is a great asset to
the community, "a much needed
facility." A contribution from former
builder Nathan I. Goldin made the
center a reality.
The new center, located at Far-
mington and Maple Roads, contains
more than 27,000 square feet of offices,
examination and treatment rooms and
two gymnasiums. Services include
cardiovascular fitness and rehabilita-
tion, rehabilitation medicine and psy-
chiatry services, all for outpatients.
These services are offered at
Sinai's northwest Detroit campus, but
the location of the Goldin Center
makes it very popular with patients
who live in the northwest metropoli-
tan area. According to Marianne Kes-
tenbaum, public affairs coordinator,
proximity to the facility is sometimes
the chief motivating factor in getting
the patient to visit the - center reg-
ularly. "So many things stand in the
way of medical treatment — people let
geographic barriers make a decision
for them," Kestenbaum explained.
This is the general consensus,
among the doctors, staff and patients.
'People can incorporate a visit here
into their daily routines," enthused
Dr. Susan Silk, clinical psychologist.
Marilyn Klein, a physical therapy
patient confirms that. This center is
five minutes from home. It (treatment)
works perfectly into my day," Klein
Cardiovascular fitness and re-
habilitation is an important aspect of
the philosophy of "wellness" at the
Goldin Center. The core of the pro-
gram is to demonstrate that people
with heart disease can exercise and
that they can benefit from it," ex-
plained Dr. David Wrisley, medical di-
rector of that program.