Rose Family Gives In Support of Cancer Center Renovation

The Rose Cancer Center at Beaumont Hospital, Royal Oak soon will take on a new exterior façade to better serve patients, thanks to another very generous seven-figure gift from the Rose family.

Named for Lillian and Edward Rose 25 years ago, the building will undergo a renovation to gain a new, easily recognizable front entrance that will include a covered drop-off area to protect patients and families from the elements throughout the year. Also outside, a garden area will be added between the center and the new proton therapy building, offering a quiet courtyard respite for patients and visitors.

The long-term vision includes moving the pediatric hematology/oncology clinic into the proton center building and transforming the existing pediatric hematology/oncology space into a patient resource center that will offer information on cancer treatment and care. In addition, lab space within the Rose Cancer Treatment Center will be expanded in order to expedite service for patients and physicians.

“For decades, the Rose family has been among Beaumont’s staunchest and most steadfast supporters,” said David Wood, M.D., chief medical officer for Beaumont Health. “They have been behind some of Beaumont’s most important clinical and research-based initiatives, effecting change that has made a great difference for patients. We are deeply grateful for their decision to continue their support of Beaumont with this renovation of the Rose Cancer Center.”

These changes are just the beginning of significant renovations to the Rose Cancer Center first floor and are designed to enhance and enrich the patient experience through an updated, welcoming and smoothly functional environment. “Sheldon, Leslie and Warren Rose, their spouses, their parents and now their children have done so much on behalf of our patients here at Beaumont,” said Margaret Cooney Casey, senior vice president and chief development officer, Beaumont Health.