Beaumont installs hand hygiene stations

Mom always told you to wash your hands. She was right. Poor hand hygiene is the most frequent contributing factor in the spread of hospital-acquired infections, leading to 90,000 deaths annually and a $5 billion cost to the U.S. economy. To combat the spread of infections, Beaumont Hospitals is one of the first area hospitals installing a

Commerce Township approves site plan for Beaumont medical center

Beaumont Hospital has received site plan approval from the Commerce Township Planning Commission for the development of a medical center on 35 acres located on Maple Road between M-5 and Welch Road. The $70-million project, at approximately 159,000 square feet, will include a freestanding emergency center, physician offices, rehabilitation

Link between hole in heart and migraines

Researchers from Neurology and Cardiovascular Medicine at Beaumont Hospital are recruiting 14 volunteers to study if patching a hole in one's heart reduces the number of migraine headaches better than medication. The hole in the heart, called a patent foramen ovale, normally closes at or shortly after birth. When it doesn't, blood leaks from

Beaumont researchers studying treatments for irregular heartbeat

Beaumont Hospital, Royal Oak is one of just 20 centers nationwide enrolling volunteers in a research clinical trial to compare a new, catheter-based treatment to standard drug therapy when treating an irregular heartbeat, known as atrial fibrillation. During atrial fibrillation, the heart's two small upper chambers quiver instead of beating

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