Beaumont conducts community health assessment

To better understand and identify community health concerns, Beaumont Health System conducts community health needs assessments every three years. In 2012, an assessment was completed for each of the three hospitals and the communities they serve: Beaumont Hospital, Grosse Pointe Beaumont Hospital, Troy Beaumont Hospital, Royal Oak

Beaumont and Henry Ford health systems end merger talks

Beaumont Health System and Henry Ford Health System have ended discussions of a proposed merger to combine their operations into a new health system. "We have benefitted greatly from our merger discussions and have great respect for our colleagues at Henry Ford,"says Gene Michalski, president and CEO, Beaumont Health

Safety City U.S.A. to host summer camp for kids

Safety City U.S.A., the first nonprofit, injury prevention/safety education center in Michigan, is hosting a summer camp program for children ages 6 to 9 in Royal Oak. Three one-week camp sessions are available. Each session runs Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. until 12:30 p.m. and is $125 per camper. The camp fee includes all activities, a

Beaumont announces retirement of chief medical officer; successor named

Ananias Diokno, M.D., ending distinguished career; David Wood, M.D., named new chief medical officer Beaumont Health System's executive vice president and chief medical officer since September 2006, will step down from his administrative role effective June 1 and retire on Sept. 1. He will be succeeded as CMO on June 1 by David Wood, M.D.,

Beaumont Health System and Oakland County unveil new bike map

A new bicycle-friendly, is hot off the presses, just in time for the League of American Bicyclists' national "Bike to Work Day" on Friday, May 17. Oakland County Executive L. Brooks Patterson and Beaumont CEO Gene Michalski unveiled the new bicycle map at Beaumont Hospital, Royal Oak on May 17. The map was developed by Oakland County and Beaumont

Beaumont Nurse Receives Oakland University Nightingale Award

Four Beaumont Health System nurses were honored by Oakland University's School of Nursing at the 25th Annual Nightingale Awards on May 9. The Nightingale Awards for Nursing® recognize the exemplary contributions of registered nurses. Winners are selected from nominations by peers, supervisors, friends or patients for superior service and

Beaumont cardiologist Kavitha Chinnaiyan, M.D., receives excellence in research award

Kavitha Chinnaiyan, M.D., director of Advanced Cardiac Imaging Education at Beaumont Hospital, Royal Oak, has received the Frank J. McDevitt, D.O., Award for Excellence in Health Policy Research for Physicians. The award is presented annually by the Blue Cross Blue Shield Foundation to a Michigan-based researcher or doctor who has published

Beaumont Hospital, Troy opens new inpatient oncology unit

Beaumont Hospital, Troy has opened a $12.5 million inpatient oncology unit with 44 private rooms to meet the growing need for cancer care at the hospital and in northern Oakland and Macomb counties. The 44,000-square-foot unit has many patient-centered amenities such as: adjustable temperature and lighting; built-in computer stations for bedside

No limits: Bariatric surgery re-energizes St. Clair Shores woman

Michelle Pierce, a self-professed carboholic, vividly remembers January 2011. Then, 44, the St. Clair Shores resident was scared and withdrawn. Her efforts to lose weight were like a bad dream. She was following Weight Watchers, but after a week, Michelle was shocked to learn that despite her best efforts, she was actually gaining weight. "I've

Beaumont Children’s Hospital NoBLE program honored at Pinatas for Peace event

The NoBLE anti-bullying program at was named one of six honorees at the Oakland Mediation Center's 2013 Piñatas for Peace event held at the Troy Marriott on May 3. The Cinco de Mayo themed dinner, dance and silent auction was hosted by radio show personality "The Appliance Doctor" Joe Gagnon. Meanwhile, Oakland County Executive L.