Emergency Care at Beaumont Hospital, Grosse Pointe

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

At Beaumont Hospital, Grosse Pointe we're ready for your emergency, 24/7. Our emergency center is staffed and equipped to handle the most severe illnesses and injuries, as well as the bumps and scrapes that also need medical attention. At our center you will find:

  • Fast-track triage - because we know time matters, a nurse will assess your condition immediately upon arrival and quickly get you into the appropriate care. Our patients see doctors and are treated sooner than ever before.
  • Emergency angioplasty treatment for heart attack patients - patients having a heart attack can be now be treated with life-saving, emergency heart treatment including percutaneous coronary intervention (angioplasty).
  • Advanced technology - our board-certified emergency center physicians use the most advanced technology to give you a timely, accurate diagnosis.
  • Excellence in the diagnosis and treatment of chest pain and stroke - as an accredited Chest Pain Center and certified Primary Stroke Center, Beaumont, Grosse Pointe has demonstrated the ability to deliver excellence in the diagnosis and treatment of chest pain and stroke.
  • Michigan's most preferred doctors - if a referral is necessary, you'll have expedited access to Michigan's most preferred doctors - Beaumont specialists in cardiology, orthopedics, neurosurgery, pediatrics and dozens of other services

What is emergency angioplasty treatment?

Angioplasty is a life-saving procedure that opens a coronary artery that is narrowed or blocked during a heart attack and gets blood flowing back to the heart. Emergency angioplasty is performed as soon as possible after a heart attack. The procedure is done using a thin, soft tube called a catheter that is inserted in your artery. Large incisions and anesthesia are not typically required. Most of the time, stents used to keep the artery open are also placed during angioplasty. Beaumont doctors were pioneers in establishing angioplasty as a primary treatment for heart attack.

Having the ability to perform emergency angioplasty on heart attack patients means:

  • Beaumont is able to help save heart muscle and lessen the damage created by the heart attack. Because time is critical in treating a heart attack, patients who are able to be treated at the hospital emergency center where they arrive have a better chance of saving heart muscle as compared to those who are transferred to another hospital.
  • Patients have a better chance of surviving the heart attack

How does having an Accredited Chest Pain Center nearby help you?

Beaumont, Grosse Pointe's accreditation as a Chest Pain Center by the Society of Chest Pain Centers acknowledges the hospital's ability to quickly diagnose heart problems, begin treatment promptly and significantly improve patient outcomes by:

  • integrating the emergency center with the local emergency medical system
  • assessing, diagnosing and treating patients quickly
  • effectively treating patients with low risk for acute coronary syndrome and no assignable cause for their symptoms
  • continually seeking to improve processes and procedures
  • ensuring Chest Pain Center personnel competency and training
  • maintaining organizational structure and commitment
  • having a functional design that promotes optimal patient care
  • supporting community outreach programs that educate the public to promptly seek medical care if they display symptoms of a possible heart attack

What are the benefits of using a recognized Primary Stroke Center?

According to the National Stroke Association, more than 750,000 Americans have a new or recurrent stroke every year, and incidence is on the rise. Stroke is the third leading cause of death in America and the number one cause of adult disability. It is estimated that 1 in 55 Americans are living with the effects of stroke at any given time.

As a recognized Primary Stroke Center by the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations, Beaumont, Grosse Pointe has all the critical elements necessary to deliver high-quality medical care and foster better patient outcomes related to stroke care by:

  • tailoring treatment and intervention to individual needs
  • using a standardized method of delivering care based on the Brain Attack Coalition recommendations for establishment of primary stroke centers
  • supporting a patient's self-management activities
  • promoting the flow of patient information across settings and providers, while protecting patient rights, security and privacy
  • analyzing and using standardized performance measure data to continually improve treatment plans