Philosophy of Care

We will provide the highest quality health care services to all of our patients efficiently, effectively and compassionately, regardless of where they live or their financial circumstances.

Our Vision

The health care team at the Beaumont Health System, through innovations and daily improvement, will provide a patient experience that is a national model for exceptional outcomes, high consumer value and caring service, supported by progressive teaching and medical research.

Our Standards

Our standards are known, owned and energized by all who wear the Beaumont badge.

Service - We make those we serve our highest priority.
Ownership - We are positive ambassadors who take responsibility for creating the "Beaumont Experience".
Attitude - We demonstrate and encourage positive behaviors with the highest degree of integrity.
Respect - We treat everyone with dignity and respect.

Our History

Beaumont has grown from a single 238-bed hospital - opened in 1955 to serve a small community in Royal Oak, Michigan - into a three-hospital regional health care system.

In 1977, Beaumont expanded into Troy with what is now a 394-bed community and teaching hospital that is ranked among the nation's busiest smaller community hospitals. In October 2007, Beaumont acquired a third, community hospital with 250 beds in Grosse Pointe. The original Beaumont Hospital, Royal Oak facility has evolved into a 1,040-bed tertiary care, teaching, research and referral hospital that is the largest inpatient hospital in the country. Today, our medical staff includes more than 3,100 physicians representing more than 91 medical and surgical specialties.

How Beaumont Got its Name

Beaumont is named for William Beaumont, M.D., who - in 1822 at an isolated army outpost on Mackinac Island, Michigan - made a breakthrough in the study of human digestion and physiology. After a French Canadian trapper suffered an abdominal wound that healed with a permanent opening, Dr. Beaumont took the opportunity to study digestion, both inside and outside the stomach. He conducted 238 experiments and published several reports that were considered the most important work on human digestion at that time.