A Parent’s Decision: Emergency Center or Urgent Care?

A fall from the backyard tree house, gash on the forehead, or a worrisome fever. As a parent, you're looked upon to make important decisions on behalf of your child- that includes health care. And when they become sick or injured, you've got to quickly decide where to take them- hospital emergency center or urgent care? If it's during your

BEAUMONT RECOGNIZED AMONG 2012 ‘MOST WIRED’ HOSPITALS

Beaumont Health System has been named among the nation's "Most Wired" hospitals, according to Health Care's "Most Wired" 2012 survey released today in the July issue of Hospitals and Health Networks, a publication of the American Hospital Association. The "Most Wired" survey gauges hospitals' progress in the adoption,

Beaumont's Graduate Medical Education program reaccredited with commendations

The Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education, or ACGME, recently reaccredited Beaumont Health System's Graduate Medical Education program. "We were fully reaccredited for the maximum five years, with zero citations and two commendations," explains Jeffrey Devries, M.D., M.P.H., director, Graduate Medical Education, Beaumont

Beaumont names new health system chairman for pediatrics

Ananias Diokno, M.D, executive vice president and chief medical officer, Beaumont Health System, has announced the appointment of Brian Berman, M.D., as chairman, department of Pediatrics, and pediatrician-in-chief, Beaumont Children's Hospital, effective Aug. 31. Dr. Berman comes to Beaumont from University Hospitals Rainbow Babies and

Summer Eye Protection Tips

Have you picked out the perfect pair of sunglasses this summer? While stylish shades are a must for strutting your stuff on the beach or cruising down the highway with the top down, it's important to remember that they provide much more than good fashion sense. Protecting your eyes from the sun is just as important as protecting your

Beaumont names new health system chairman for pediatrics

Ananias Diokno, M.D, executive vice president and chief medical officer, Beaumont Health System, has announced the appointment of Brian Berman, M.D., as chairman, department of Pediatrics, and pediatrician-in-chief, Beaumont Children's Hospital, effective Aug. 31. Dr. Berman comes to Beaumont from University Hospitals Rainbow Babies and

Some Men With Prostate Cancer Can Opt for 1-Dose Radiation Treatment

When Jimmy Coppins was diagnosed with what he calls "very non-aggressive" prostate cancer in October, his doctor gave him three options: keeping an eye on the tumor, radiation, or surgery. Coppins ruled out surgery because of possible after-effects, and the traditional eight weeks of radiation seemed cumbersome. That was particularly