Beaumont Health System celebrates Earth Day in a big way

April 22, 1970 marked the beginning of the environmental movement in the United States, when a group of 20 million Americans rallied for a healthier environment. Today, it is recognized as Earth Day, a worldwide demonstration supporting environmental protection and preservation. Each year, organizations around the world participate in Earth Day by

Beaumont recipient of 2013 Dove Award from The Arc of Oakland County

Beaumont Health System's participation in Project SEARCH was recently recognized by The Arc of Oakland County with its "Employer/Contractor of the Year Award." The presentation took place April 12 in Troy. The program acknowledged the recipients of the Arc's 2013 Dove Awards for outstanding contributions to the lives of children and

Beaumont Health System appoints seven trustees

Seven community residents were recently elected as trustees of Beaumont Health System. Beaumont has 103 trustees who meet twice a year and serve on committees to make recommendations to Beaumont's board of directors. Ashley Crain, Bloomfield Hills, is a stay-at-home mother, freelance golf journalist and philanthropist. She has a bachelor's degree

Beaumont offers support group for women with pelvic pain

Beaumont is offering a new monthly support group for women with chronic pelvic pain, including interstitial cystitis, starting May 2. The meetings will emphasize the importance of actively coping with pain and urogenital problems in an atmosphere of care and support. Thursday, May 2, 6 to 7:30 p.m. Beaumont Hospital, Royal Oak Administration

Beaumont hosts community walking seminars April 16-19

After a long winter, Beaumont Health System is encouraging area residents to get up and start walking. The benefits of walking are well-documented, including enhancing heart health. To motivate area residents to incorporate walking in their fitness routines, Beaumont is hosting author and walking/wellness expert Robert Sweetgall April 16-19. He

Challenge Detroit fellows present childhood obesity plan

Challenge Detroit fellows presented a plan March 29 for Beaumont to combat childhood obesity in the Detroit area, marking the culmination of their month-long collaboration to address the issue. "Childhood obesity is one of the most pervasive issues in Metro Detroit," says Gene Michalski, president and CEO of Beaumont Health System. One of every

Beaumont offering sharps drop-off in West Bloomfield April 26

There is a growing concern about the improper disposal of sharps used by community residents. In response, the Beaumont Medical Center, West Bloomfield is partnering with West Bloomfield Township and Stericycle, a medical waste disposal company, to offer a sharps drop-off event on April 26 for proper disposal of needles, syringes and lancets used

Beaumont Hospital, Grosse Pointe and community partners sponsor walking program for people of all ages and fitness levels

If you are ready to get up and go after a long, hard Michigan winter, Beaumont Hospital, Grosse Pointe has a program that can help. "Walk with Spirit," sponsored by Beaumont's Spirit of Women program, the Beaumont Community Health Coalition and Shore Pointe Nursing Center, is a six-week walking program to help set and maintain walking

St. Clair Shores woman undergoes incredible third surgery for rare bone cancer

Her heart sank. After two surgeries and many years, Mary Ann Jarrett's aggressive, bone tumor reappeared. The cancer at the base of her skull had to be removed. But, because of scarring and complications from previous procedures, most surgeons thought the tumor could no longer be reached from the base of her skull. If the tumor continued to grow,

More ups than downs: Huntington Woods woman copes with Lynch syndrome

This past nine months have been like a roller coaster ride for Anita Harris, 48, of Huntington Woods. After experiencing occasional stomach aches and a change in bowel movements in July, she had a colonoscopy. The mother of three posted on Facebook, "I exercise and live a healthy lifestyle." Diagnosis The colonoscopy detected a tumor.