Italy Ambassador

Italy Ambassador

Ambassador Umberto Vattani, Christine Skandis & Lorenzo Wolfgang Fuller (SHOWN HERE at The Newport Rosecliff Mansion ~ A Taste of Italy at Rosecliff Gala, with Ambassador Umberto Vattani, President, Italian Trade Commission)

Hour Detroit Celebrates the 2006 Top Docs

The October issue of Hour Detroit magazine, hitting newsstands Oct. 2, reveals the highly anticipated results of the sixth annual Top Docs survey, naming the best doctors and hospitals in metro Detroit. The doctors recognized in the annual bestseller — and biggest issue ever — will be celebrated in an hour-long special on WDIV Local 4 and at a private event at the Max M. Fisher Music Center.

Hour Detroit asked nearly 6,000 medical professionals to name metro Detroit’s best doctors in more than 70 specialties, and to select the best hospitals for 17 areas of treatment. The survey results are paired with seven stories of medical miracles, including a pre-birth fetal surgery and cutting-edge hypothermia therapy performed by members of the Detroit medical community.

At 7 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 23, the Local 4 & Hour Detroit Top Docs & Medical Miracles one-hour special will bring the pages of Hour Detroit’s October issue to life.

The Local 4 & Hour Detroit Top Docs & Medical Miracles program will introduce you to the people and technologythat make medical miracles a reality in our region. Join us to hear the stories of metro Detroit’s doctors who are saving — and changing — lives every day.

A private celebration to honor those doctors who made the list of Hour Detroit’s 2006 Top Docs will be held from 7-10 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 18, at the Max M. Fisher Music Center.

Hour Detroit’s Top Docs celebration is sponsored by Lexus, Jules R. Schubot Jewellers, Trinity Health, WDIV Local 4, WJR News/Talk 760, Henry Ford Health System, Beaumont, Central Medical Imaging, The Institute for Individual and Group Psychotherapy, Bombay Sapphire, Bacardi Superior, Dewar’s, Grey Goose, Martini & Rossi, Cazadores Reposado, Rémy Martin, and Vitamin Water.

For a complete list of Hour Detroit’s 2006 Top Docs, an in-depth look at the medical miracles taking place in Detroit, and contact information for the area’s best hospitals, pick up the October issue, on newsstands Oct. 2. To subscribe, call 866-660-MAGS, ext. 6247, or visit

Hour Detroit is brought to you by Hour Media, publishers of Detroit Home, DBusiness, Metro Detroit Bride, New York Home, and Absolute New York magazines. Hour Media also publishes the Metropolitan Detroit Guest and Resource Guide, the Metropolitan Detroit Menu Guide, Very Important Promotion (V.I.P.), and numerous custom publications.

Dionysian Society


Christine Skandis, founder of SKANDIS FINE WINES, inducted into the DIONYSIAN SOCIETY, INTERNATIONAL ~ The World’s Oldest Wine Tasting Society, Est. in 698 B.C.

Pictured are Michael A Schaefer, CWE; Christine J. Skandis; John J. Mahoney, Ph.D., C.W.E. (Chancellor of the Dionysian Society) and Alan Hess.