Beaumont Hospitals acquires Bon Secours

Beaumont Hospitals and Bon Secours Health System Inc. have reached a final agreement to transfer ownership of Bon Secours Hospital in Grosse Pointe and its affiliated Michigan nursing and assisted living facilities to Beaumont on Oct. 1, 2007. The agreement followed the dissolution of a joint venture between BSHSI and Henry Ford Health System

Beaumont Hospitals receives Governor's Award

Beaumont Hospitals in Royal Oak and Troy has received MPRO's 2006 Governor's Award for Improving Patient Safety and Quality of Care in the Hospital Setting. Gov. Jennifer Granholm's staff recently presented the awards to 79 Michigan hospitals in partnership with MPRO, Michigan's Medicare Quality Improvement Organization. "Award recipients are

Next generation of radiation treatment

Cancer patients at Beaumont Hospitals are the first in the world to be treated with the next generation of radiation therapy that is painless, faster, more accurate and precise than other treatments. The treatment, called Omnibeam, is powered by the technology of Elekta Axesse. Beaumont doctors and physicists invented and patented the new

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