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Karmanos Center for Natural Birth media open house
Gift creates one-of-a-kind birth center at Beaumont, Royal Oak

When:
Thursday, Oct., 30 at 10 a.m. until noon

Where:
Beaumont Hospital, Royal Oak
South Tower entrance (escorts will take you to the center)
3601 W. Thirteen Mile Road
Royal Oak, MI 48073

Park in the South Parking Deck (green signs). TV crews with lots of gear can park in the short-term lot outside the front entrance to the South Tower.

Who:        

  • Peter Karmanos Jr., donor
  • 3 pregnant mothers planning to deliver naturally  (Clinton Twp., Howell, Southfield)
  • Birth specialists: Mark Redman, M.D., maternal fetal medicine; and Paula Fishbaugh, M.D., OB-GYN
  • Patricia Knudsen, RN, administrative manager, Danialle and Peter Karmanos Jr. Birth Center; and Karmanos Center for Natural Birth
  • Margaret Cooney Casey, president, Beaumont Foundation
  • Geraldine Drake, interior designer, Jones Lang LaSalle at Beaumont

What:
The new Karmanos Center for Natural Birth combines the comforts of a high-end home and the safety of a high-tech hospital. Specially trained nurses help navigate childbirth using holistic techniques.

Visuals/Inverviews:
Tour the center. Some may think they’re in a luxury hotel. Check out the amenities in each private suite. See the walking paths and rooftop gardens. Talk with expecting mothers and caregivers- doctors and nurses. Learn about natural birth - a growing trend and choice for pregnant women.

Contact:
Beaumont’s Corporate Communications Department at 248-551-0740 for more information.