Beaumont patients with diabetes reduce heart risk

More than half of patients with diabetes and high blood pressure at the Beaumont Weight Control Center who enrolled in a national research study reduced their blood pressure to normal levels. As a result, they've lowered their risk for serious heart and vascular problems, including eye and kidney damage. Three hundred Beaumont patients were

Beaumont, Grosse Pointe names 1st Daisy Award winner

Kelly Benoit, R.N., of Grosse Pointe Woods, is the first recipient of the DAISY Award for Extraordinary Nurses at Beaumont Hospital, Grosse Pointe. The award, supported by the DAISY Foundation, an organization dedicated to fighting diseases that attack the immune system, recognizes the efforts of nurses. Benoit, who works in the Women's and

Vision benefit to feature futurist Ray Kurzweil via hologram

Tickets are available for the on at the Detroit Institute of Arts. Artificial vision researcher Mark Humayun, M.D., Ph.D., from the University of Southern California, will be honored as the recipient of the 2008 Children's Vision Award. The event will benefit ROPARD, The Association for Retinopathy of Prematurity and Related Diseases, and

Beaumont can test for heart-attack prone plaques

Heart doctors at Beaumont Hospital, Royal Oak are first in the world with a laser imaging device that identifies the makeup of plaque deposits on artery walls. As these plaque deposits accumulate, they reduce blood flow to the heart, possibly causing intermittent chest pain called angina, and increasing the likelihood of a heart attack. This

Beaumont volunteers reach 7 million hours of giving

Volunteers at Beaumont Hospital, Royal Oak and Troy have provided comfort, service and aid for 54 years when people are feeling their worst and may be scared. During that time, members of the Volunteer Service Committees have collectively given 7 million hours of community service.  It is an astounding achievement, one that thousands of

Beaumont's transplant program expands, has new leader

Alan J. Koffron, M.D., has been named director of multi-organ transplantation at Beaumont Hospital, Royal Oak. Beaumont currently has a kidney transplant program. It is adding liver and mutli-organ transplants with the arrival of Dr. Koffron. "We're very pleased Dr. Koffron has agreed to lead Beaumont's new multidisciplinary

Beaumont Hospital, Grosse Pointe opens renovated pediatrics unit

Beaumont Hospital, Grosse Pointe has opened a newly renovated, seven-bed inpatient unit for pediatric care that features state-of-the-art technology and all-private rooms in a child and parent friendly environment. "We are excited about renewing out commitment to Pediatric services," says Jeanne Lewandowski, M.D., chief of Pediatrics at

Beaumont trauma center receives reverification

The American College of Surgeons recently reverified the Level I trauma center at Beaumont Hospital in Royal Oak. Level I-designated trauma centers provide the highest level of surgical care to trauma patients in the United States. "This achievement recognizes our trauma team's dedication and expertise in providing optimal care for

Beaumont sees results in nation's 1st urinary nerve rewiring surgeries for spina bifida patients

View video from the press conference. Seven children from across the United States are gaining bladder control through a revolutionary, first-in-the-nation nerve rerouting surgery for patients with spina bifida. The surgeries were conducted in 2007 at Beaumont Hospital in Royal Oak, Mich. The children previously required the insertion of a

Beaumont breaks ground for Commerce Twp. medical center

Today Beaumont Hospitals officially broke ground for its new medical center in Commerce Township on a 35-acre site located on Maple Road between M-5 and Welch Road. The $70-million project, at approximately 175,000 square feet, will include a freestanding emergency center, physician offices, rehabilitation services, diagnostic imaging, nuclear