Beaumont, Troy announces leadership appointments

Nancy Susick, president, Beaumont Hospital, Troy, has announced the appointments of two new leadership positions. Debra Guido-Allen, R.N., of Sterling Heights, has been named vice president and chief nursing officer at Beaumont Hospital, Troy, responsible for overseeing nursing operations of the 406-bed hospital. She most recently served as

Destination for Healing

At 29 years old, Deborah Baucom wants what so many young woman aspire at her age - to start a family. But following a series of surgeries related to a deformity of both kidneys and ureters, the otherwise healthy, young woman started to experience severe , forcing her to put that desire on hold. "I felt a constant pain. It would worsen

Beaumont expands bariatric and weight loss program in Rochester Hills

Beaumont Health System has opened a second on May 29 to provide medical weight loss and bariatric surgery options for overweight and obese people. The center is located in the Beaumont Health and Wellness Center at 1555 East South Blvd. in Rochester Hills. "Our new location will provide the community with medical and surgical options for

Beaumont Orthopedic Team Conducting Shoulder Implant Wear Research

New research conducted by Beaumont Health System's department of Orthopaedic Research is aimed at improving shoulder replacement surgery by enhancing the durability and life of the implant. This research will help surgeons select the best implant devices for their patients, and aid joint replacement manufacturers in improving new generations of

Beaumont, Royal Oak Offers Video Interpreting Service

When you're not feeling well and scared, having to go to the hospital is bad enough. But when English isn't your primary language, or you use American Sign Language to communicate, the fear can be compounded by frustration. Enter: MARTTI, My Accessible Real-Time Trusted Interpreter. "MARTTI is a video relay interpreting service we've been

National study shows no benefit to pre-operative testing for women with uncomplicated stress incontinence

Women with uncomplicated stress incontinence who undergo invasive, expensive urodynamic testing prior to surgery are no better off than those merely evaluated in a physician office, according to a study published in the May 24 New England Journal of Medicine. Beaumont Health System was one of 11 centers in the country, and the only in

Patient's Stem Cells Show Promise in Treating Female Urinary Incontinence

Findings from a multi-center trial led by researchers at Beaumont Hospital in Royal Oak, Mich. may give urologists another minimally invasive treatment option for women with stress urinary incontinence. The study showed that treating a woman with her own muscle-derived stem cells was both safe and effective. Unlike surgical treatments, this

Saving Face: Beaumont Surgeons Reconstruct Boy’s Nose

When Adan Mejia Zavala was a baby, he became very sick. To help them determine the nature of his illness, doctors in his native Honduras placed tubes in his nose. When they removed the tubes, his nose tissue tore. To make matters worse, the tissue then became infected. To stop the spread of infection, his nose and part of his upper jaw were

Beaumont offers new bowel incontinence therapy

A surgical team at Beaumont Hospital, Royal Oak has performed Southeast Michigan's first InterStim® Therapy to treat bowel incontinence. This treatment, commonly called Bowel Control Therapy, is a minimally invasive procedure that sends electrical impulses to stimulate the sacral nerve, located near the lower part of the back and

Three Beaumont nurses named 2012 Nightingale Award winners

Seven Beaumont Health System nurses were honored by Oakland University's School of Nursing and Board of Visitors at its 24th Annual Nightingale Awards for Nursing on May 10. The Nightingale Awards recognize the exemplary contributions of registered nurses. Winners are selected through nominations by peers, supervisors, friends or patients for