Beaumont Hospital, Royal Oak named among top 10 academic medical centers for quality leadership by UHC

University HealthSystem Consortium, an alliance of the nation's leading nonprofit academic medical centers, has selected Beaumont Hospital, Royal Oak as one of 10 winners of its 2013 UHC Quality Leadership Award. The award is given to academic medical centers that have demonstrated excellence in delivering high-quality care as measured by the

4 Appointed to Medical Leadership at Beaumont, Troy

Roger Howard, M.D., senior vice president and medical director, recently announced the appointments of four medical leaders at Beaumont Hospital, Troy. "We are very fortunate to have these talented and dedicated individuals to lead their medical specialties at Beaumont, Troy," said Dr. Howard. Richard Easton, M.D., is the new division director of

A Step-by-Step Guide to Proper Handwashing

Soap up hands thoroughly. No need to use antibacterial soap. Should take 15 seconds. Make sure you scrub between your fingers, including the sides and in the creases. Rub your palm on the top of the opposite hand. Scrub your nails against the opposite palm. Use a brush or nail file for visible dirt under nails. Rinse

Is long distance running too much of a good thing?

Come Sunday, Oct. 20, more than 20,000 people will participate in the Detroit Free Press Marathon. Given the popularity of the sport and the well-publicized deaths of athletes at running events, Beaumont researchers did a study to assess heart risks in marathon runners. They wanted to know: Is running 26.2 miles too much of a good thing? Dr.

Beaumont Health System donates AED to Waterford Church

Beaumont Health System and the American Heart Association have donated an Automated External Defibrillator, or AED, to Waterford Church of Christ on Williams Lake Road in Waterford. An AED is an emergency medical device that delivers an electrical charge to a person who is experiencing a life-threatening, abnormal heart rhythm or sudden cardiac

Beaumont named ‘Healthiest Employer’ in Metro Detroit

Beaumont Health System has been named Metro Detroit's Healthiest Employer by Crain's Detroit Business. The three-hospital health system will be recognized at the Oct. 29 Health Care Leadership Summit at the San Marino Club in Troy. The award identifies Michigan businesses in Wayne, Oakland, Macomb, Livingston and Washtenaw counties whose

Southfield cancer survivor credits guided imagery with reducing stress

After seven surgeries, 28 rounds of radiation and six rounds of chemotherapy, Laura Squillace credits her guided imagery CDs with reducing stress and keeping her on an even keel. Two years ago, she had a routine mammogram. The results led to a breast biopsy. The Southfield resident was told she had cancer, but her medical team could not identify

Destination medicine times five

Five women from five states traveled a collective 5,742 miles to Beaumont Health System's Women's Urology Center seeking relief from years of urologic symptoms including severe pelvic pain, urinary frequency and urgency. All five came to see Kenneth Peters, M.D., Urology chief and director of Beaumont's Women's Urology Center, on the same day -

Beaumont’s Michalski named a ‘CEO to Know’ by Becker’s Hospital Review

Gene Michalski, president and chief executive officer of Beaumont Health System, has been named to Becker's Hospital Review's national list of "130 Nonprofit Hospital and Health System CEOs to Know." Explains Molly Gamble with Becker's Hospital Review, "The presidents and CEOs on this list have not only led their health care

Six Beaumont Health System physicians and former CEO recognized for outstanding service

The accomplishments of six Beaumont Health System physicians and a retired CEO were honored at a Sept. 30 reception. The Outstanding Doctors' Awards were created six years ago by Beaumont's retired chief medical officer Ananias Diokno, M.D. to recognize those who have made a big difference in the lives of patients and contributed to community