Beaumont Participates in Landmark NIH Stroke Prevention Study

Beaumont Hospital, Royal Oak was one of six Michigan hospitals to participate in one of the largest stroke prevention trials in North America. The National Institutes of Health study compared the results of treating blockages in the carotid arteries with surgery or stenting. Explained O. William Brown, M.D., principal Beaumont investigator and

Preventing Heart Attacks in Women is Goal of New Beaumont Cardiac Prevention Program

Beaumont Hospitals is combining the resources of two of its highly regarded heart programs to create a new women's cardiac prevention program called W.E.L.L. an acronym for Women Exercising to Live Longer. It's a program that is free of charge that should help women from developing heart disease or other related diseases. A collaboration between

Beaumont Hospitals CEO to Retire May 31; Successor Named

Beaumont Hospitals President and Chief Executive Officer Kenneth J. Matzick has announced his retirement effective May 31 after 41 years, the last five as chief executive. Beaumont's Board of Directors has appointed Gene Michalski, executive vice president and chief operating officer, as Beaumont's new president and CEO effective June 1.

Beaumont Children's Hospital Recognizes Young 'Hero of the Month'

The staff at Beaumont Children's Hospital is looking for a few good heroes. In fact, they're seeking 12 a year, now that they've partnered with Kids Wish Network's "Hero of the Month" program. The new program is designed to recognize patients who are little heroes, ages 3 to 18, who have had to face some of life's unfortunate

Beaumont Doctor to Support Paralympic Athletes in Vancouver

Inspired by the spirit of the Olympic Games, Peter Donaldson, M.D.a Beaumont Hospitals sports medicine specialist, will assist the U.S. Paralympic Team as a team physician in March at the Paralympics Games in Vancouver, Canada. "These athletes are amazing and inspiring, fully giving it their all and they're a really appreciative

Flu Remains Potential Threat to Michigan Residents

This past November the cases of influenza-like illnesses, or ILI, spiked across Michigan closing schools in the Upper and Lower Peninsula. Since then, the incidence of the H1N1 influenza virus and seasonal influenza has been spotty. However, like the calm before the storm, infectious disease experts, like Beaumont's Julie Jordan, R.N. are warning

Study to Test Using Progesterone for Treating Traumatic Brain Injuries

Four Detroit area hospitals are participating in a national research study that will evaluate the effectiveness of using the hormone progesterone to treat traumatic brain injuries without first obtaining patients' informed consent. Federal regulations allow research to be performed during emergency conditions without the informed consent of

Beaumont, Royal Oak Named Kidney Transplant Center of Excellence

The Clinical Sciences Institute of OptumHealth recently named Beaumont Hospital, Royal Oak as a Center for Excellence for adult kidney transplant. OptumHealth, formerly United Resource Network, identifies organizations that provide, safe, successful and cost-effective management of patients with complex health conditions. Their Centers of

Oakland University William Beaumont School of Medicine Reaches Development Milestone

The Liaison Committee on Medical Education has awarded preliminary accreditation to the Oakland University William Beaumont School of Medicine. The LCME is the national accrediting authority for medical education programs in the United States and Canada. To obtain preliminary accreditation, Oakland University filed an application with the