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

Health tips for travelers to China

In just one month a ceremonial torch will light the Olympic flame to open the 2008 Beijing Summer Games. It 's estimated nearly 2.5 million visitors will attend the games in China, which run from August 8-24. If you're heading to Beijing, you should be aware of the latest tips to ensure healthy and safe travels. Beaumont's InterHealth program

Fireworks: better seen from a distance

Red, white and BOOM! Some say it wouldn't be the 4th of July without fireworks - a dangerous tradition that injures nearly 10,000 Americans each year. According to the American College of Emergency Physicians, nearly half of those injured by fireworks are children. Fireworks may be beautiful, but they're best seen and heard from a distance.

Beaumont Medical Center, West Bloomfield offers new services

Beaumont Medical Center, West Bloomfield has expanded its medical services for area residents.  Through a $40 million expansion, new services include same-day surgeries, cardiac rehabilitation, coronary computed tomography heart scans and nuclear SPECT/CT imaging. Along with these new services, the adult orthopedic rehabilitation area has

Beaumont, Royal Oak appoints new chief of pediatric neurosurgery

Holly S. Gilmer, M.D., has been named the chief of pediatric neurosurgery at Beaumont Hospital, Royal Oak. "Dr. Gilmer is a most welcome addition to our neurosurgery team," says Charles Shanley, M.D., senior vice president, Surgical Services and chairman, department of Surgery. "Her surgical skills, leadership and breadth of

Beaumont researching nonsurgical heart valve repair

Beaumont is the first hospital in metro Detroit to treat patients in a clinical study evaluating the MitraClip® system to repair the mitral valve without open-heart surgery. The MitraClip® device is used for patients with moderately severe to severe mitral regurgitation, the most common type of heart valve problem. With the clip,

Beaumont Hospital, Grosse Pointe announces new chiefs

Beaumont Hospital, Grosse Pointe has announced the appointment of several medical and surgical chiefs who will take on administrative responsibilities in their respective areas. "We are very pleased to have these talented, skilled physicians at Beaumont," says Larry Lloyd, M.D., senior vice president and director of Surgical

Beaumont opens offsite center for urologic care

Beaumont Hospitals is opening an offsite Urology Procedure Center to enhance convenience for patients undergoing outpatient urologic procedures. The $4-million center, which is in the Beaumont Comprehensive Urology Center at 31157 Woodward Ave. (north of 13 Mile Road) in Royal Oak, will open June 17. Some of the treatments to be performed

Beaumont patients with diabetes reduce heart risk

More than half of patients with diabetes and high blood pressure at the Beaumont Weight Control Center who enrolled in a national research study reduced their blood pressure to normal levels. As a result, they've lowered their risk for serious heart and vascular problems, including eye and kidney damage. Three hundred Beaumont patients were