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

HEALTHY Family Program Teaches Families how to Eat Better, Move More - for Free!

Families wanting to learn how to eat better and move more - and who may not have the budget to do so - may want to take a cue from Nicole Sage of Madison Heights (Mich.) and her children, Tiffany and Joseph. The threesome took part in a recent free healthy breakfast cooking class for parents and children 6 and older at the Beaumont Weight

Active Senior Citizens 'Pump Up,' Make Connections with Others in Optimal Aging Exercise Program

Can you ever be too old to start exercising? If there is such an age, Delores "Dee" Decker of Royal Oak, Mich. hasn't found it. She's 81 and just marked her one-year anniversary in the Optimal Aging exercise program at the Beaumont Health Center. "You feel better," she says. "And my balance is better too."

Pregnant? Give Your Baby an I.Q. Advantage

(One of an occasional series on how to grow and maintain a healthy brain, from pregnancy through old age.) You're trying to have a baby and while you may not think of him as a future Einstein, you want to give him every chance for a healthy brain so he can shine in school and grow up to be a happy, productive adult. Dave Seubert, M.D.,

Beaumont Hospital, Grosse Pointe Surgeon Does 1st Surgery Using da Vinci Robot

Beaumont Hospital, Grosse Pointe now has a state-of-the-art da Vinci® Surgical System. Dinesh Telang, M.D., chief of Surgery at Beaumont, Grosse Pointe recently performed a radical prostatectomy -- the hospital's first surgery using the da Vinci.  "The da Vinci Surgical System combines the knowledge and skills of the surgeon with

Medical Emergency or Mishap? Knowing How to Get the Help You Need

You shoveled snow this morning, felt something "pop" in your back and now you're sore. Your doctor's office is closed. Do you try to seek medical attention right away or wait until the morning when your doctor is in? "It's not always easy to determine when to go to your physician's office, an urgent care center or a hospital

Beaumont Heart Experts' Editorial Supports Advisory by Heart Association on Omega-6 Fats

Like the workings of Wall Street or the mechanics of rocket science, the role of Omega-6 fatty acids in the diet hasn't been fully understood. But the American Heart Association just declared Omega-6s - found in vegetable oils, nuts and seeds - a beneficial part of a heart-healthy eating plan. People really didn't understand the benefits of

Electrical Stimulation Helps Swallowing Problems, Facial Nerve Damage

Nerve damage after a 2008 accident while clearing downed trees from a windstorm left Karl Gubert with left-side facial weakness. His eyelid wouldn't close, his speech was slurred and he had difficulty swallowing. But the 21-year-old Metamora, Mich. man is back to college and his co-op job thanks in part to therapy that uses mild electrical