Southeast Michigan Donations Give New Life to Three-Year-Old Patient of Beaumont Children’s Hospital

Generosity of community provides invaluable resources to change lives of local children The sound of a child’s laughter and voice have been said to be magical. Like every child, three-year-old Troy Jones wanted to play, talk and express his feelings. But, unlike his peers, the Royal Oak toddler was suffering from severe verbal apraxia preventing

Beaumont Health System appoints new chair for Radiation Oncology

David Wood, M.D., chief medical officer, Beaumont Health System, has announced the appointment of Craig Stevens, M.D., Ph.D., health system chair, Radiation Oncology. Dr. Stevens joins Beaumont from Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa, Fla., where he served as senior member and chair of Radiation Oncology. He is an expert in the treatment of thoracic

Beaumont Hospital, Troy opens new pediatric subspecialty clinic

Beaumont Hospital, Troy has opened a new Pediatric Subspecialty Clinic to meet the growing need for pediatric care in northern Oakland and Macomb counties. Dr. Ayas performs a routine check-up. Beaumont Children’s Hospital physicians at the new outpatient clinic specialize in a variety of pediatric services including gastroenterology,

Clarkston man using Beaumont’s EECP therapy to help his heart

Jerry McNally, 81, of Clarkston, thinks of his enhanced external counter pulsation therapy, or EECP, as an aid for his heart, like glasses might be for his eyes or a hearing aid might be for his ears. McNally, who had a triple heart bypass surgery in 1999, is using EECP therapy to control his chest pain and improve blood flow to and from his

Beaumont’s new catheterization lab enhances patient care while protecting caregivers

Lab offers advanced cardiovascular imaging and first-in-world, made-in-Michigan radiation shielding system Radiation safety officer Cheryl Schultz testsfor radiation exposure in the cardiac cath labwith the shielding system in place. A new heart catheterization laboratory at Beaumont Hospital, Royal Oak features advanced cardiovascular

Beaumont Children’s Hospital opens Sickle Cell Anemia Center

Beaumont Children’s Hospital has opened a Sickle Cell Anemia Center offering comprehensive, specialized care for infants, children and adolescents with sickle cell anemia and sickle-thalassemia syndromes. Dr. Kate Gowans The Royal Oak-based clinic’s medical director, Kate Gowans, M.D. is section head, Pediatric Hematology and Oncology,

Beaumont Children’s Hospital partners with ‘Give Miracles,’ a CMN Hospitals fundraising program, to fulfill holiday wish list provides donors options to support Beaumont Children’s Hospital Donations help fund activities, like bingo,for Beaumont Children's Hospital patients. The most important gift you can give this holiday seasons doesn’t require special wrapping, but provides hope and courage to thousands of local hospitalized children at

Brother’s wish: take care of yourselves first

Two brothers have bariatric surgeries on same day, by same surgeon Dennis Lazorka, a Westland resident, remembers when he weighed 464.4 pounds, “I won’t forget that number. I was disgusted. I was in denial.” He was not alone. His brother Mike, of Plymouth, also weighed over 400 pounds. In the spring of 2012, with their younger brother, Tom, dying

Consumers beware: survey finds dangerous toys on store shelves

PIRGIM presents Trouble in Toyland report at Beaumont Children’s Hospital Safety City U.S.A. Shopping for toys this holiday season? Parents and gift-givers beware, the Public Interest Research Group in Michigan today announced dangerous toys can still be found at retailers nationwide. Right to left: Eric Mosher, Sen. Roger Kahn andErica

Minimally invasive heart valve procedure helps those at high risk for surgery

Beaumont first in area to offer new FDA-approved MitraClip for mitral regurgitation Steve Shammas has his life backafter having the MitraClip procedure Steve Shammas of Scottsdale, Arizona was afraid he would never live to see his grandkids. With a history of heart disease that included a diagnosis of mitral valve regurgitation, a heart