Holiday safety tips

Tis the season to deck the halls and celebrate family traditions. However, with the lighting of festive candles and yule logs come potential dangers. By taking precautions, many holiday dangers can be eliminated. Safety City U.S.A. is offering "Decking the Halls Safely" on Tuesday, Dec. 11. This free, interactive education program

Beaumont on national list of top heart hospitals

Beaumont Hospitals in Royal Oak and Troy have recently been named to the nation's 100 Top Hospitals for heart care by Thomson Healthcare. The annual Thomson Healthcare award is based on hospitals' performance treating congestive heart failure and heart attacks. This marks the fifth time Beaumont, Royal Oak has been recognized with this honor

Shoppers beware: there's trouble in toyland

Safety City U.S.A. recently hosted the Public Interest Research Group in Michigan's toy safety news conference. Aaron Pinkston of PIRGIM, along with Holly Bair, R.N., Beaumont's Trauma Care coordinator, announced the results of the 22nd annual Trouble in Toyland report to consumers. For 22 years, the PIRGIM Trouble in Toyland report has offered

Beaumont awarded 2007 organ donation Medal of Honor by HHS

Beaumont Hospital, Royal Oak, in collaboration with Gift of Life Michigan, was recently recognized for achieving outstanding organ donation rates by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. The Medal of Honor was presented to hospital representatives at the Third National Learning Congress on Organ Donation and Transplants held Oct. 10

Beaumont study: deer hunting can strain hearts

  The great orange army, comprised of more than 500,000 hunters, are eagerly preparing for Thursday, Nov. 15. - the opening of another firearms deer hunting season in Michigan. Many bag a deer, but along with success comes firearm accidents and tree stand mishaps. Beaumont researchers have identified another hunting danger- the hidden danger of

$30 million gift from J. Peter and Florine Ministrelli

J. Peter and Florine Ministrelli, long-time Detroit-area philanthropists, have designated a $30 million bequest through their estate to endow programs and research at Beaumont Hospitals. The bequest will benefit the Beaumont Heart and Vascular Institute and the J. Peter and Florine Ministrelli Urology Institute. The Ministrellis' cumulative

Tips on preparing turkey for the holidays

With Thanksgiving just around the corner, executive chef Gordon Bowman at Beaumont Hospital in Royal Oak offers some tips on preparing your turkey. Cooking a Thanksgiving meal can be intimidating for first-timers or for people cooking for the extended family. Chef Bowman says the key is to get the cooking started off safely. "When it

Beaumont, Grosse Pointe adds digital mammography

Beaumont Hospital, Grosse Pointe is now offering digital screening mammography through its newly established mammography service. The new digital mammography service is in the Beaumont, Grosse Pointe first-floor Diagnostic Imaging department, 468 Cadieux Road (north of Jefferson Avenue). Appointments can be arranged by calling 800-328-8542. Free

Beaumont offers high-tech imaging at St. Clair Shores medical center

The Beaumont Medical Center, St. Clair Shores has added high-tech imaging to its many services. The new 64-slice computed tomography scanner improves imaging of the heart and other organs. The use of this noninvasive, scanner technology is faster, more accurate and cost effective in diagnosing many conditions, including heart disease, head

Beaumont Hospitals acquires Bon Secours

Beaumont Hospitals and Bon Secours Health System Inc. have reached a final agreement to transfer ownership of Bon Secours Hospital in Grosse Pointe and its affiliated Michigan nursing and assisted living facilities to Beaumont on Oct. 1, 2007. The agreement followed the dissolution of a joint venture between BSHSI and Henry Ford Health System