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Beaumont, Royal Oak breaks ground on Proton Therapy Center to treat cancer

Construction has begun on a new Proton Therapy Center at Beaumont Hospital’s Cancer Institute in Royal Oak. Proton therapy is a newer, high-tech alternative to treating certain cancers. The benefits: a scanning beam of proton radiation with online image guidance offers greater precision to destroy cancerous cells, sparing healthy tissue with fewer side effects. This will be the first single-room proton treatment center of its kind in Michigan.

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Beaumont, Royal Oak receives magnet redesignation

The American Nurses Credentialing Center has redesignated Beaumont Hospital, Royal Oak as a Magnet hospital, the highest designation for nursing excellence. The Royal Oak hospital was the first in Michigan to receive Magnet status, in 2004. "Attaining Magnet status recognizes our nurses for what they are - the most-preferred,

Beaumont, WSU to retrain returning military surgeons

Beaumont Hospitals and Wayne State University's Smart Sensors and Integrated Microsystems program will collaborate on research for retraining surgeons returning from active military duty with an innovation award from the Department of Defense's Telemedicine and Advanced Technologies Research Center. Researchers led by Beaumont's Charles Shanley,

Comfort bears create smiles

With just a few dollars, one man is making hundreds of children smile. Gary Wachler remembers being in the hospital when he was a boy, lying in the hospital bed, bored and not feeling well. But when his mother brought him some puppets, he put on a show for the other kids, making them laugh, which kept his mind off being in the hospital.

Beaumont appoints medical director of pediatric services

Ananias Diokno, M.D., executive vice president and chief medical officer, Beaumont Hospitals, has appointed Jeffrey Maisels, M.D., to medical director of Pediatric Services to coordinate the integration of all pediatric services at Beaumont Hospitals including ones in Grosse Pointe, Royal Oak, and Troy, and all ambulatory sites. "Dr. Maisels'

Beaumont research: check young kidney patients' hearts

A Beaumont Hospitals researcher is urging heart screenings for young and middle-aged people with chronic kidney disease, based on his research among more than 31,000 participants that is published in the August edition of the American Heart Journal. The research study was led by Dr. Peter McCullough, consultant cardiologist and chief of