Beaumont Hospitals Announces Formation of Children's Hospital

Beaumont Hospitals announced today the formation of a new entity called the Beaumont Children's Hospital located at its Royal Oak (Mich.) hospital. The Beaumont Children's Hospital offers 36 different pediatric medical and surgical subspecialties with 83 pediatric sub-specialists, a dedicated children's surgical team with board-certified pediatric

10 Tips for Communicating with Someone Whose Brain is 'Sick'

(One of an occasional series on how to grow and maintain a healthy brain, from pregnancy through old age.) Some people with normal hearing can develop difficulty understanding what is said to them due to a brain injury, illness or dementia. The following ideas from Beaumont speech pathologist Susan Howell Brubaker can help enhance your

Imaging 101: A Primer on Ways Doctors 'Look' Inside the Body

When questions and answers and a physical exam aren't enough, your doctor may send you for an imaging procedure to have a "look" inside your body. Because the array of imaging techniques can seem like an unintelligible string of letters, Beaumont radiologist Shashin Doshi, M.D., offers the following primer: METHOD: MRI (magnetic

Social Worker Uses Sign Language and Videophone for Tele-Counseling

When social worker June Walatkiewicz of Beaumont Hospitals' Center for Human Development wants to talk with some of her clients, she turns to a television monitor in her office instead of her phone. That's because Walatkiewicz's TV monitor is equipped as a videophone, thanks to a VRS Sorenson system that's attached to it. With it, Walatkiewicz

Cancer Centers Add Kiosks for Information, Access

The cancer centers at Beaumont Hospital in Royal Oak and Troy will add touch-screen kiosks with information about the disease and related hospital services. The free-standing kiosks - which are at the center's entrances - will also enable the user to make an appointment with a Beaumont doctor on the spot during business hours. For appointment

Heart Surgeons Reduce Blood Loss with use of Advanced Bypass Technology

Advanced technology used by Beaumont Hospital cardiac specialists to temporarily stop the heart during surgery is resulting in reduced blood loss during bypass procedures. This is an important advancement for patients who may object to having a blood transfusion for religious reasons or out of fear of contracting a blood-borne illness, or for

Geriatrics Expert Offers Tips on Keeping Brain Fit Into Old Age

(One of an occasional series on how to grow and maintain a healthy brain, from pregnancy through old age.) The fitness-obsessed are turning their attention to their brains as well as their muscles, if sales figures for brain fitness software are any indication. The industry's revenue more than tripled between 2005 and 2007, from $250 million

Turnaround Efforts Continue at Beaumont Hospitals

Beaumont Hospitals is taking additional actions in implementing its financial turnaround plan announced in November, in response to the deepening economic recession: identifying performance improvement teams to review Beaumont's billing, collecting and bad-debt management so that all appropriate revenue is being captured; similar

Radiation Cancer Treatment Specialists Rank High in Nation for Research

Beaumont Hospitals (Royal Oak, Mich.) radiation oncologists are ranked among the top 20 in the nation for their research and its impact, according to a recently published study. When considering academic productivity among individual physicians and its impact, Beaumont ranks No. 1. "One of the reasons I came to Beaumont from (the) Mayo

Heart Failure Rehabilitation Program Offered at Beaumont, Troy

The new cardiac rehabilitation program at Beaumont Hospital, Troy (Mich.), Living with Heart Failure, is a unique, low-cost, self-referral program to provide heart failure patients a supervised exercise plan combined with education (and lectures) to help them successfully manage their disease.    The Living with Heart Failure program