Successful Saturday education series for teens expands

Thanks to a partnership between Beaumont Hospitals and Oakland Schools, the successful Beaumont Saturday Series returns this fall with expanded course offerings for teens interested in learning more about careers in health care. High school sophomores, juniors and seniors will have a hands-on opportunity to learn about emerging technologies in

U.S. News and World Report's 'Best Hospitals' lists

Beaumont Hospital in Royal Oak ranks in nine of 16 categories and Beaumont Hospital in Troy ranks in one category on the prestigious 2007 U.S. News and World Report "Best Hospitals" lists. Beaumont, Royal Oak is honored again this year as the top Heart/Heart Surgery center in Michigan. The categories and rankings for Beaumont, Royal

Beaumont researcher principal in Blue Cross pilot studying use of cardiac CT

Gilbert Raff, M.D., director for Beaumont Hospital's Ministrelli Center for Advanced Cardiovascular Imaging and member of the Advanced Cardiovascular Imaging Consortium of Michigan, is medical director in a Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan and Blue Care Network program studying the use of cardiac computed tomography. In partnership with 21

Bariatric surgery program - highest accreditation

The American College of Surgeons Bariatric Surgery Center Network recently named Beaumont Hospital, Royal Oak a Level 1a Accredited Bariatric Center. There are currently just 35 hospitals in the nation with Level 1 accreditation. Beaumont is the second in Michigan. With Level 1a accreditation - the highest conferred by the ACS - patients from

Beaumont research studying neurological emergencies

Stroke, traumatic brain injuries, seizures, meningitis and spinal cord injuries are examples of neurological emergencies. As with any medical emergency, urgent treatment can save lives and reduce long-term complications. Stroke is the leading cause of serious and lasting disability, as well as the third leading cause of death among Americans.

Beaumont, Troy breaks ground for expansion

As it celebrates 30 years of serving its community, Beaumont Hospital in Troy recently broke ground for a major expansion including an Emergency Center addition, a critical care tower, a comprehensive outpatient services center including an expanded Family Medicine program and a professional office building. In addition, plans call for bridging

Heart disease and kidney disease interactions

A study led by Peter McCullough, M.D. of Beaumont Hospital, Royal Oak, published in the June 11 issue of Archives of Internal Medicine, found three markers of chronic kidney disease related to the risk of heart disease. Furthermore, findings from another study, also part of the Kidney Early Evaluation Program, demonstrated heart disease is

Beaumont researchers: surgery advantageous for spinal stenosis and slipped vertebra

Research done at Beaumont Hospital, Royal Oak, along with twelve other sites nationwide, recently published in the New England Journal of Medicine found back surgery for spinal stenosis and a slipped vertebra proved to have better results than nonsurgical remedies. The paper is the second in a series detailing the findings of the Spine Patient

Beaumont vascular and wound care services offered in Macomb County

Beaumont medical centers in St. Clair Shores and Macomb Township now offer area residents vascular testing and wound care treatment. "Residents of Macomb County now have two convenient locations offering proven Beaumont programs- accredited vascular labs and wound care treatment for all chronic wounds," says Eric Hunt, vice president of

Safety City U.S.A. to host children's summer camp program

Safety City U.S.A., the first nonprofit, injury prevention/safety education center in Michigan, is hosting a summer day camp program for children ages 5 to 12. Four one-week camp sessions are available during July and August. The morning program (8 a.m. - noon) is geared to children ages 5 to 8; and the afternoon program (1 p.m. - 5 p.m.) is for