Comfort bears create smiles

With just a few dollars, one man is making hundreds of children smile. Gary Wachler remembers being in the hospital when he was a boy, lying in the hospital bed, bored and not feeling well. But when his mother brought him some puppets, he put on a show for the other kids, making them laugh, which kept his mind off being in the hospital.

Beaumont appoints medical director of pediatric services

Ananias Diokno, M.D., executive vice president and chief medical officer, Beaumont Hospitals, has appointed Jeffrey Maisels, M.D., to medical director of Pediatric Services to coordinate the integration of all pediatric services at Beaumont Hospitals including ones in Grosse Pointe, Royal Oak, and Troy, and all ambulatory sites. "Dr. Maisels'

Beaumont research: check young kidney patients' hearts

A Beaumont Hospitals researcher is urging heart screenings for young and middle-aged people with chronic kidney disease, based on his research among more than 31,000 participants that is published in the August edition of the American Heart Journal. The research study was led by Dr. Peter McCullough, consultant cardiologist and chief of

Beaumont Hospital, Royal Oak opens new epilepsy monitoring unit

A new Epilepsy Monitoring Unit has opened at Beaumont Hospital, Royal Oak. This specialized inpatient unit is designed to evaluate, diagnose and treat children and adults with seizures. "Our unit will help distinguish between false and true epileptic seizures in the pre-surgical workup of patients with difficult-to-control epilepsy,"

Safety City U.S.A. offering free car seat safety checks

On , Safety City U.S.A. is offering area residents Certified child passenger safety technicians will check and teach parents how to properly install car seats at . The event begins at 11 a.m. and ends at 3 p.m. Safety City U.S.A. is in the Northwood Shopping Center, 30955 N. Woodward Ave. (at 13 Mile Road), Royal Oak. Safety City U.S.A. will

Beaumont, Oakland University name dean of new medical school

Oakland University's Board of Trustees today approved the appointment of Robert Folberg, M.D., as the founding dean of the allopathic medical school Oakland will open with Beaumont Hospitals. Oakland and Beaumont also announced the official name of the school - Oakland University William Beaumont School of Medicine - and that philanthropic

Beaumont speeds up care for liver and pancreas cancer patients

Beaumont Hospital, Royal Oak has a better option for people diagnosed with liver or pancreas cancer, diagnoses that traditionally lead to a long, frustrating medical journey, including phone calls, tests and trips to various doctors' offices before treatment begins. The hospital opened a multidisciplinary liver/pancreas clinic July 1 where

Imaging at Beaumont lets surgeons 'see' inside body like never before

New imaging technology at Beaumont Hospital lets surgeons "see" internal anatomy during surgery like never before. This allows for less invasive surgeries, faster recovery times and improved outcomes for patients. The technology - Medtronic's O-Arm® Multidimensional Imaging System - is used by orthopedic surgeons and

Beaumont named one of U.S. News and World Report's 'Best Hospitals'

Beaumont Hospital in Royal Oak is ranked in eight categories in the prestigious 2008 U.S. News and World Report "Best Hospitals" lists. The Royal Oak hospital has had a presence on the annual listings for 14 years. For the first time, it is ranked as the top orthopedic hospital in the state and is again honored as the top heart/heart

Beaumont Hospitals approved for proton center

Beaumont Hospitals today received approval from the Michigan Department of Community Health to develop the state's first proton therapy center. The center is expected to be operational by 2010. Beaumont filed a Certificate of Need application on March 3 for approval to develop the $159-million facility. The hospitals' next steps will be to