Center for Women's and Children's Health

During 30-plus years as an OB/GYN physician, David L. Wolf, D. O. saw the need for medical care beyond his scope of his practice. He was particularly concerned about a lack of care and social services for low-income women and children. Dr. Wolf, as Program Director of the Obstetrics and Gynecology Residency Program at Henry Ford Wyandotte Hospital, founded a steering committee in 2010 consisting of physicians, nurses, mental health professionals and passionate community members to gather resources to address underserved-patients′ critical needs.

This committee became the nucleus of the Center for Women’s and Children’s Health (CWCH).

For more information contact Dr. Wolf via email or at (734) 284-3195


The Center for Women’s and Children’s Health is dedicated to serving Southeast Michigan’s women and children for health screening and newborn care.

The Center will assist in elevating public awareness of issues affecting women’s and children’s health by identifying and leveraging resources to address these issues, one person at a time.


To improve the health and wellness of under-served women and children in Southeast Michigan by linking them with quality medical providers.


CWCH focuses on two projects to serve women and children in Southeast Michigan:

  • "Yes, Ma'am"
  • Safe Sleep

"Yes, Ma'am"

One in eight women in the U.S. will be diagnosed with breast cancer in their lifetime. Nearly 325,000 new breast cancer cases in the U.S. are diagnosed annually and approximately 42,000 will die from the disease. The most effective way to increase breast cancer survival rates is through screening mammography.

The "Yes, Ma'am" program helps women in the Southeast Michigan community take steps toward prevention and early detection of breast cancer by:

  • Providing free screening mammograms
  • Participating in women’s health community events
  • Providing community education about breast cancer

For those with abnormal screening mammograms the following services are offered:

  • Breast MRI
  • Breast ultrasound
  • Breast ultrasound guided biopsy
  • Breast stereotactic biopsy

For those that have been diagnosed with breast cancer the following are offered:

  • House cleaning services
  • Comfort bags
  • Lymphediva sleeves
  • Paxman hair cooling treatments to help prevent and decrease hair loss from chemotherapy
  • Genetic testing
  • Mastectomy bras
  • Wigs

In need of a screening mammogram

  • Contact Henry Ford Wyandotte Hospital scheduling department at 734-246-9601and ask about the "Yes, Ma'am" program.

Safe Sleep

According to the Michigan Department of Health, a baby dies every three days in Michigan related to unsafe sleep environments. ″Safe Sleep‶ is the practice of ensuring the infant is in a protected sleep environment. Infants should always sleep alone in a crib. The mattress should be firm with tightly fitted sheets and the baby should be placed on his/her back. A sleep sack is a wearable blanket and infants who wear them are less likely to turn face-down or become entrapped in loose blankets.

The Safe Sleep program provides:

  • Sleep sacks for all newborns born at Henry Ford Wyandotte Hospital and HenryFord Hospital
  • Educational material for new parents in safe infant sleep position and patterns

Safe Sleep resources


The Center for Women’s and Children’s Health and its "Yes, Ma'am" and Safe Sleep programs are funded from private donations. Your donation may be directed to one or both programs. The donations for each program are kept separate.

To donate, please contact Paula M. Rodriguez, Senior Development Officer. She can best direct you how to make a donation toward the program of your choice. The CWCH is 501(c)(3) approved.

Paula Rodriguez, Senior Development Officer
Address: Attn: HFWH Development Office

Henry Ford Wyandotte Hospital
2333 Biddle Avenue
Wyandotte, Michigan 48192
Phone: 734-287-1384

Additional questions can be directed to Dr. Wolf at:


David L. Wolf, D. O.
Office phone: 734-284-3195

Philanthropy Chair
Paula M. Rodriguez
Office phone: 734-287-1384
Address: Attn: HFWH Development Officer
Henry Ford Wyandotte Hospital
2333 Biddle Avenue
Wyandotte, Michigan 48192

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