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Charlotte Ponce New Ear Surgery Complete

Kongkrit Chaiyasate, M.D., pediatric plastic surgeon, Beaumont Children’s Hospital, has attached a new ear he created for 12-year-old Charlotte Ponce of Spring Lake, Mich.

On April 15, 2014, Dr. Chaiyasate removed pieces of Charlotte’s ribs to create a new ear. He placed the molded pieces of the ribs under Charlotte’s forearm to allow skin to grow around the new ear. On July 10, 2014, Dr. Chaiyasate removed the ear from the child’s arm and attached it to her head.

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American Arab Professional Network names Beaumont recipient of Champion of Diversity Award

The American Arab Professional Network, part of the American Arab Chamber of Commerce, honored Beaumont Health System with its 2014 Champion of Diversity Award at its May 14 “Celebrating Success” banquet in Dearborn.

Pediatric neurosurgery patient pays it forward with gifts

Fourteen-year-old Hana Ferguson is a bright, creative and talented teen who hasn’t let Chiari malformation, a congenital abnormality, stand in her way. After successful surgery, a grateful Hana has paid it forward by helping others at Beaumont Children’s Hospital.

Study: Response to heart attacks at Michigan golf courses isn’t up to par

Despite more than a decade of advocacy about defibrillator use, response to heart attacks at Michigan golf courses is still not up to par, a recent Beaumont Health System study finds. Use of defibrillators in cardiac arrest cases at golf courses was rare, the study says, and preparedness and response wasn’t as good as it could be.

Local teenager battles rare form of cancer

A large lump on the side of 13-year-old Alyssa Kukla’s neck was the first warning something was wrong. “They initially thought it was just her body fighting off a virus,” Teri Kukla, Alyssa’s mother, says. Then, the lump grew larger. Alyssa’s parents brought her to Beaumont Children’s Hospital in Royal Oak for testing.

4 Beaumont nurses receive Oakland University Nightingale Awards

Beaumont Health System nurses were honored by Oakland University’s School of Nursing at the 26th Annual Nightingale Awards on May 8. The awards recognize the exemplary contributions of registered nurses. Winners are selected from nominations by peers, supervisors, friends or patients.