William Hamman Statement

10/17/2013

MEDIA STATEMENT

WILLIAM HAMMAN

William Hamman resigned from his Medical Simulation and Research position at Beaumont in June. A credentials check revealed discrepancies in the academic degrees (M.D. and Ph.D.) claimed on his resume.

During his year at Beaumont, he was an educator and researcher who taught communication and team performance skills through simulations using computer mannequins or actors. He was never involved in clinical care of patients.

As a result of this incident, we have strengthened our credentials verification process for those hired for administrative positions. We have also notified all appropriate parties, including Hamman's educational institutions, other employers, state and federal agencies, research grantors and co-investigators.

We want to reassure the public that we have a rigorous credentials verification process for those who provide patient care at Beaumont.