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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 Health announces new structure; names next level of executives

Gene Michalski, president and CEO of newly formed Beaumont Health, has announced an organizational structure that will drive integration and guide the new health organization in achieving its vision for high-quality, high-value health care with a seamless patient experience.

Cold facts: As temperatures fall, potential dangers rise

Old man winter has recently kicked it into overdrive. Forecasters are calling for continued cold, frigid temperature readings through the weekend. As temperatures plummet, the chance of frostbite, hypothermia and other health dangers, such as chest pain are on the rise.

Year in review: Beaumont’s Top 12 stories in 2014

With 2014 winding down, Beaumont’s media relations team is taking a look back at stories that captured local, national and sometimes international media attention over the past year.

Advancing heart care: Local woman dances again after minimally invasive heart surgery

After a lifetime of good health habits, jogging, cycling and hiking, Geraldine Baginski, of Washington Twp., noticed a spike in her blood pressure. Minimally invasive heart valve replacement surgery allowed her to resume her active lifestyle.

Beaumont named a 2014 National Best and Brightest Sustainable Company

Beaumont Health System has been recognized as a 2014 National Best and Brightest Sustainable Companies Winner by the National Association of Business Resources. The honor recognizes organizations from all industries that focus on inspiring sustainability and take the lead on green initiatives.