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A Report of Service to Our Community - 2010


Covenant Community Care and Beaumont help those in need Every day, Detroiter Linda Goings cares for her bed-bound mother who has a feeding tube and also for her son who lost his leg to cancer. Her other son, who was blind, recently died. Still, Linda has a smile on her face. She’s a remarkable woman with a positive attitude and an easy-going personality. In order to take care of her debilitated mother and her ill children, Linda had to quit her job. She became a full-time caretaker for her loved ones, but she neglected one person—herself. After not seeing a doctor because of her financial situation, family issues and not taking time for herself even though she was diabetic, Linda’s health declined. Her blood sugar levels skyrocketed due to the diabetes.

On the cover: Linda Goings shops for healthy food at Hiller’s Market, Berkley. Above: Linda takes online classes in health care administration and is pursuing a degree. Right: Dr. Abbo discusses with Linda the results of her recent medical tests.

A television story about the opening of Covenant Community Health Center in Royal Oak changed Linda’s life. When Linda heard about the clinic near her Detroit home, she made an appointment with Marisa Abbo, D.O., who diagnosed the sores on her leg as diabetic ulcers. Linda now sees Dr. Abbo regularly at Covenant. Recently she was admitted


to Beaumont Hospital, Royal Oak for a blood clot. “I know that doctors have huge patient loads, but I receive personal phone calls from Dr. Abbo,” says Linda. “She also gave me the knowledge of where to go for more assistance.” For Linda, Covenant became more than a place to receive health care. Covenant became a support system, a medical home and a community for Linda. Covenant professionals help Linda fill out the proper forms so she can qualify for free medicine through a patient assistance program run by pharmaceutical companies.

at the poverty level in Oakland County rose by nearly 14,000 or 13.7 percent from 2001 to 2009. By working with Beaumont, patients in Oakland and Wayne counties are able to get the routine care they need.

Covenant Royal Oak Operating Report July 1, 2010 – March 31, 2011

Whether helping her mother with her feeding tube, assisting her amputee son get around the house or recalling how she described the sunset to her blind son, Linda is able to carry out her work with a smile knowing she’s loved. She is currently pursuing a degree in health care administration and is on course to graduate this December. To the team at Covenant and to Dr. Abbo, “Linda is an unsung hero and a truly humble soul.”

n $118,804 worth of lab tests donated by Beaumont

n 1,144 medical patients n 1,343 medical visits

“Encounters continue to increase each month indicating Covenant Community Health Center is becoming a medical home for many residents of the Royal Oak community.” — Paul Propson, executive director at Covenant Community Care

As a nonprofit organization and federally qualified health center, Covenant Community Care Inc., which includes offices in Southwest Detroit and Royal Oak, partners with Beaumont Health System to provide uninsured and underinsured patients access to primary and specialty medical care. Covenant also provides care for insured patients.

For Linda, Covenant became more than a place to receive health care. Covenant became a support system and a community.

Covenant Community Health Center in Royal Oak opened in November 2010 because of a growing need in the area. According to an analysis of census data by the Brookings Institute, people living

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About Beaumont Health System Beaumont opened on Jan. 24, 1955, as a 238-bed community hospital in Royal Oak, Mich. Today, that hospital is a 1,061-bed major academic and referral center with Level I trauma status. It was Michigan’s first Magnet-designated hospital for nursing excellence and it is an associate member of the National Association of Children’s Hospitals and Related Institutions. A second Beaumont hospital opened in Troy in 1977 as a 200bed acute care community teaching hospital. It is now among the nation’s highest-volume community hospitals with 394 beds. In 2009, Troy received Magnet status for nursing excellence. In October 2007, Beaumont became a regional health provider when it acquired a third community hospital with 289 beds in Grosse Pointe. Ninety-one medical and surgical specialties are represented on Beaumont’s medical staff of more than 3,700 physicians.

In 2010, Beaumont Health System delivered more than $173 million in community benefit Sponsorships and Donations: $125,386 Each year, Beaumont provides financial sponsorships and donations to other worthwhile organizations who share our mission of promoting health in our community.

page 4 Programs for the Community: $35,589,018

A major teaching facility, Beaumont has 37 accredited residency and fellowship programs with more than 400 residents and fellows and partnered with Oakland University to establish a medical school, with classes that began in August 2011. Beaumont will be the exclusive teaching site for the new medical school.

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Beaumont staff and physicians donated hundreds of hours in service to our community in 2010. Their efforts included health education classes, support groups and programs that address essential community needs.

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page 10 Unfunded Costs of Government Health Plans and Programs: $60,179,254 Beaumont, Royal Oak is third in the United States for the number of Medicare inpatients we serve.

page 8 Charity and Other Unpaid Care: $34,216,290 Beaumont takes care of everyone, whether or not they have insurance. Last year, Beaumont provided more than $34 million in care to patients for which we received no payment.

And while many government programs help offset the cost of the care, not all costs are covered. Beaumont provided more than $60 million in direct patient care to recipients of Medicare, Medicaid or other federal, state and local government health programs in 2010 for which we were not paid.

page 12 Unfunded Cost of Research and Medical Education: $43,889,000 Beaumont invests in a healthier tomorrow with a strong commitment to medical research and education. Today, at the Beaumont Research Institute, more than 900 active research studies in 43 medical specialties are being conducted by more than 280 principal investigators. At any given time, more than 81,000 Beaumont patients are involved in leading edge treatment options. Hospital costs for medical research and for training physicians, nurses and other medical professionals are partially funded by Beaumont.

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Beaumont’s bike day builds confidence and muscles Although sunny blue skies set the scene, the day was all about the color purple for Ali Plummer. She received her new, custom-fit bike at Beaumont Children’s Hospital sixth annual Bike Day funded by Children’s Miracle Network. Since 2004, Beaumont pediatric rehabilitation therapists have volunteered to hold annual bike days to provide families with the rare opportunity to have their child professionally evaluated for a customized bike free of charge. Nearly 50 bikes are given as gifts to children with special needs, who are recommended by their physical therapist, occupational therapist or physician. Insurance doesn’t cover the cost for the bike or the specialized evaluation. These custom-fitted bikes can range from $160 to $3,500, and can even reach $6,000 for larger ones. Ali was born prematurely with cerebral palsy and a seizure disorder that leaves her dizzy and causes balance issues. Since birth, she has experienced tight leg muscles that require botox injections, leaving her in leg casts for several weeks at a time. “The big thing with Ali has been balance,” say Ali’s mom, Cheryl Plummer. With all the out-of-pocket expenses for medical needs like orthopedic leg braces, having a bike to meet Ali’s needs wasn’t a possibility until now. “This is such an incredible gift on so many levels,” says Cheryl. Before her purple bike, Ali’s friends would come to her house and walk their bikes to the park with Ali so she wouldn’t feel bad. “Now I can ride with my friends to the park and it feels awesome,” says Ali. “It’s nice because she will be more like a normal kid,” says Cheryl. This new bike also gives her room to grow because it’s a regular mountain bike minimally adjusted with specialized stabilizing wheels. Deborah Adsit, supervisor of pediatric rehabilitation at Beaumont Children’s Hospital, says bike riding offers numerous physical and psychosocial benefits to children including strengthening muscles and participation in age-appropriate activities. “These bikes build confidence and provide children with independence never experienced before,” says Deborah.

Left: Ali gets fitted for a bike helmet by a Beaumont pediatric rehabilitation therapist. Right: Ali proudly rides her bike.

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Sponsorships and Donations: $125,386 Bike Day 2004-2010 n 265 bikes donated to children with

special needs

n $369,850 spent on customized bikes n 955 hours donated by pediatric

rehabilitation therapists

n One of 43 Beaumont Children’s Hospital

“Now I can ride with my friends to the park, and it feels awesome.”

programs supported by Children’s Miracle Network

Beaumont Children’s Hospital is one of 170 preferred hospitals affiliated with Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals in the U.S. and has been the only Children’s Miracle Network hospital in Southeast Michigan since 1988. In 2010, Children’s Miracle Network raised $3,023,929.23 impacting more than 50,000 children.

Reaching beyond our doors to serve our community Beaumont sponsors and supports hundreds of initiatives to educate and inform school children, religious groups, senior citizens and area businesses. We partner with organizations like fire and police departments, the American Heart Association and the Boys and Girls Clubs of America. Our doctors and staff speak to community organizations each week about such concerns as domestic violence, the obesity epidemic and heart health for women. When we provide donations and in-kind services to the community, like our Bike Day, we know we strengthen the fabric of the neighborhoods we serve.

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Tar Wars: The battle to keep kids from smoking The “aha” moment for students at Tyrone Elementary School in Harper Woods was the black lung. Family Medicine physicians Azrael Paredes, M.D., and Iman Zeidan, M.D., inflated two lungs—one pink and healthy, the other black and diseased for the finale of the Tar Wars tobacco cessation program. The pink lung rose, while the black lung remained limp. Teacher Brenda Crane seized the opportunity to say to the fifth-graders, “When someone asks you to smoke, remember this visual and say no.” This educational program, developed by the American Academy of Family Physicians, promotes a tobacco-free lifestyle, shows students how smoking and tobacco use harms their health and provides tools to make healthy choices. Students watch a slide show about the physical effects of smoking, such as wrinkles and aging. Then they participate in activities like running in place, while breathing through a straw to experience how it feels to have diseased lungs. The free, 50-minute session also teaches about handling peer pressure and the pitfalls of tobacco advertising where images are often enticing.

“When someone asks you to smoke, remember this visual and say no.”

Beaumont Health System partners with CARE of Macomb, an agency that promotes empowerment of individuals and families through relationships with community-based organizations, to present Tar Wars. “Prevention education in the elementary years is an essential element in raising drug-free kids,” says Anne Nearhood, of CARE of Macomb. Anne gives all students a pre- and post-test to measure the learning process. Many students are surprised to learn that they are harmed when others smoke nearby. When asked to describe smokers during this interactive program, the students responded: “Short of breath, coughing, yellow fingers, smelly clothes.” The best testimonial is from students like Matthew Tate. When confronted with a black lung he replied, “I’m never, ever, ever, going to smoke.” Above: Dr. Azarel Paredes talks with the students about the dangers of smoking. Right: Tryone Elementary students (left to right) Kellee Colon, La Rissa Tchwanto and Savannah Sams, view the effects of smoking.

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Programs for the Community: $35,589,018

Teaching Tar Wars 2010 n Three school districts: Grosse Pointe,

Harper Woods, Troy

n Approximately 1,190 students from

18 classes

n More than 80 percent of adult smokers

begin smoking before 18 years of age.1

n During 2007, 20.3 percent of Oakland

County residents surveyed reported that they are currently cigarette smokers. 2

1http://www.cdc.gov/tobacco/datastatistics/fact_ sheets/youth_data/tobacco_use/index.htm 2

Oakland County Community Health Profile

Building a healthier tomorrow At Beaumont, we’re committed to investing in health, wellness and prevention programs that add to the quality of life for our patients. The process starts with our physicians and health care providers educating elementary school children, like those participating in the Tar Wars program, and continues with teen mentorships like the Oak Park Business and Education Alliance (OPBEA), an organization preparing students for success in college and the workplace through internships at institutions like Beaumont. Our commitment to health education and awareness is paramount, whether it’s a blood pressure screening at a local health fair or training the next generation of doctors and nurses in our surgical learning center and operating rooms. From our education programs like Tar Wars to our Sharing & Caring network for breast cancer patients to our Laryngectomee Club for those who need to learn a new way to speak after larynx-removal surgery, Beaumont supports and educates people in the community.

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Beaumont treats everyone with dignity and respect John Wynn, 25, dreaded business lunches, because every time he swallowed food it just wouldn’t go down. “The feeling was horrendous,” says John. “You can’t talk, you can’t interact, and it certainly doesn’t make for the best social hour.” As his condition deteriorated, he couldn’t even sip water without vomiting. He called his mom in Ohio, who is a nurse, and she told him to immediately go to the hospital. “I live in Warren, and I went to Beaumont because of its reputation.” The diagnosis was achalasia, a disorder of the esophagus that prevents normal swallowing. When the doctors informed him that he needed surgery, he only thought of one thing: Money. “At that time, the cost was more important to me than my health.” A recent graduate from the Center for Creative Studies, his father’s insurance carrier stopped his coverage when he completed his degree. His two part-time jobs hardly paid for his living expenses. Without insurance and living in a city without family, John was depressed and anxious, but after meeting with the financial assistance team at Beaumont, he realized there was help. “They answered many of my questions, and I felt comforted.” He and his mother are impressed with the physicians and the nursing care. “Being uninsured, I can’t believe I was treated so well.” Throughout the ordeal, barely eating before surgery and not having a big appetite afterwards, John lost 50 pounds. At first he was so weak that going to the hospital required an exorbitant amount of energy. “Some days my only accomplishment was going to an appointment at the hospital.” At Beaumont he enjoyed looking at the art collection. To him, the art was calming and provided nourishment. Today John is healthy, committed to staying in Detroit and pursuing his art career. “I was so sick. I had no life, and Beaumont became a symbol of hope.”

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“I went to Beaumont because of its reputation.”


Charity and Other Unpaid Care: $34,216,290

Special help for patients without insurance Beaumont’s policy provides free and discounted care to patients who demonstrate they qualify including:

n financial assistance for patients prior to or

after receiving care

n financial resources to patients who do

not have insurance or qualify for any other financial assistance programs or do not have sufficient assets to pay for a portion or all of the services or items they receive

n a 40 percent discount for patients

without insurance

Beaumont provides medical care and assistance to the uninsured Beaumont Health System has a long tradition of healing in the community and helping patients without insurance. In our struggling economy, many families find themselves without health care. Beaumont believes that all patients should be treated with dignity and respect regardless of their financial circumstances. As part of our commitment to patients in need, we help them navigate the health care system and gain access to the programs that offer benefits such as Michigan’s MIChild program, Medicaid and Medicare. Beaumont partners with many non-profit organizations to help those who are in need. We work with Covenant Community Care, Inc., providing primary health care to the uninsured and underinsured of Southwest Detroit and the greater Royal Oak area. (See cover story.)

John Wynn sits next to the black and white modern wall sculpture by Detroit artist Charles McGee.

Beaumont also works with the S.A.Y Clinic in Detroit that serves the homeless (see page 15) and provides free care at the Newton Health Center, a school-based clinic funded by Beaumont at the Clara W. Rutherford Academy in Detroit.

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Transportation gives seniors independence It’s Tuesday and Audrey Perry, 83, is playing bridge with her friends at the Troy Community Center. She confides she is slowing down due to her arthritis. “I have trouble moving around, and I no longer drive, but my tongue works just fine,” says the Troy resident laughing. She shows off her purple nail polish and admits she is a bit disappointed in the color. Then, she switches the conversation from fashion to psychology and talks about how beneficial it is for seniors to leave the house. “You don’t have to be a couch potato,” she says. This Salvation Army volunteer, former teacher and psychologist credits the Troy Medi-Go Plus transportation system for giving her the opportunity to socialize with friends and keep her doctor appointments. Troy Medi-Go Plus provides transportation for Troy residents age 60 and older and for people with disabilities age 18 and older. The program offers rides for medical services, community center activities, shopping destinations, nursing home visits, work and educational trips. The cost is one dollar each way. “Troy Medi-Go Plus provides vital transportation services for older adults and those with disabilities who may otherwise not get the medical care they need,” says Ron Ristau, president of the board of directors, Troy Medi-Go Plus. “As a private non-profit organization we deliver the most service for the least cost, while always being sensitive to the special needs of our passengers,” he adds. Beaumont Health System is one of the financial sponsors of the program. Audrey is thankful for the door-to-door service. “It’s convenient, and it’s a safety factor in the bad weather.” In addition to riding the bus to the Troy Community Center, Audrey also takes the bus to her Beaumont physicians. She enjoys aquatic therapy at the Beaumont Health Center and travels to the Rose Cancer Center for leukemia treatment. She might be slowing down physically, but she is as energetic as ever. Audrey has made so many friends at the Troy Community Center. She is even giving the transportation dispatcher, Eugenia, piano lessons. “I love music and I’m young-at-heart.” To Audrey, “Age is just a number.”

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Above: Audrey converses with the Troy Medi-Go Plus driver. Right: Audrey knows when to hold them... and fold them.


Unfunded Costs of Government Health Plans and Programs: $60,179,254

Troy Medi-Go Plus 2010 n 11,670 total rides n 2,091 rides to work n 1,179 rides for medical services or for

education

n 95,884 miles

For older adults, Beaumont is a valuable resource

“Seniors don’t have to be couch potatoes.”

For seniors, health needs become more critical. The U.S. Census Bureau notes that Michigan has more than 1.2 million seniors, and Oakland County is experiencing an unprecedented growth in the older adult population. According to “Preparing for the Silver Tsunami,” a report of the Oakland County Senior Planning Coalition, the number of seniors will double by 2030, representing 25 percent of the population. That’s why Beaumont Health System has innovative geriatric services dedicated to serving older adults and their families. Our Geriatric Assessment Program develops individualized treatment plans that address patients’ medical, functional and emotional needs. Beaumont’s Older Adult Services assists by providing information on programs and services within Beaumont Health System as well as in the community. For questions, call 1-800-328-2241.

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Beaumont participates in landmark stroke study Someone in the United States has a stroke every 40 seconds, and strokes are the third leading cause of death in our nation, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Beaumont is a leader in clinical trials where the outcome of the research – such as how to prevent strokes – can immediately be applied to patient care. Beaumont Hospital, Royal Oak was one of six Michigan hospitals to participate in the Carotid Revascularization Endarterectomy vs. Stenting Trial, called CREST, one of the largest randomized stroke prevention trials ever. CREST compared the safety and effectiveness of carotid endarterectomy, a surgical procedure to clear blocked blood flow and considered the gold standard prevention treatment, with carotid artery stenting, a newer and less invasive procedure that involves threading a stent and expanding a small protective device in the artery to widen the blocked area and capture any dislodged plaque.

Beaumont is on the forefront of research that improves patient care.

Beaumont was the top Michigan site for patient enrollment. The clinical trial, involving 2,502 participants, took place at 117 centers in the United States and Canada over a nine-year period. The trial was funded by the National Institutes of Health. In CREST, approximately half of the patients had recent symptoms due to carotid disease, such as minor stroke, indicating a high risk for future stroke. The other half did not have symptoms, but were found to have narrowing of the carotid artery. The overall safety and efficacy of the two procedures was largely the same, with equal benefit for both men and women and for patients who previously had a stroke and for those who had not. However, the study found that the age of the patient made a difference. For patients age 69 and younger, stenting results were slightly better and for patients older than 70, surgery was slightly superior to stenting. “This is an important study. It confirms the safety and effectiveness of carotid artery stenting in selected patients with carotid artery disease,” says O. William Brown, M.D., Beaumont principal investigator and director of vascular surgery. “The study also confirms that of all treatment options, carotid endarterectomy is associated with the lowest incidence of stroke, but it’s important that treatment be individualized for each patient,” he adds. According to Dr. Brown, Beaumont Health System offers both options by highly qualified vascular specialists. Beaumont, along with the Mayo Clinic and the Cleveland Clinc, has been recently chosen for a new research study. Beaumont Health System will be one of only 25 institutions across the country to treat complex aortic aneurysms with a brand-new minimally invasive technique.

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Beaumont’s heart and vascular team perform surgery with the latest technological advances and expertise.


Unfunded cost of research and medical education $43,889,000

National Institutes of Health CREST Study n Began in 2003, findings published in February, 2010

n Largest randomized trial comparing

two interventions to date

n 2,502 patients from 117 U.S. and

Canadian centers

n Findings: Two excellent options to treat

patients to prevent strokes

Investing in new ways to improve patient care Research and education are core missions at Beaumont. As not-for-profit hospitals, a significant part of our revenue is reinvested in hundreds of studies and clinical trials that seek to find new ways to detect and treat life-threatening illness and improve the quality of care for our patients. Educating the next generation of physicians is another way Beaumont cares for the community. The new Oakland University William Beaumont School of Medicine’s inaugural class began in August, 2011. “Our involvement in the medical school will help to ensure that as our population ages, there will be an adequate supply of physicians to care for Michigan residents,” says Ananias Diokno, M.D., chief medical officer, Beaumont Health System.

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Beaumont partners to provide community service Arts, Beats, & Eats. . . and Health Ford Arts, Beats & Eats, a Labor Day weekend festival presented by Citizens Bank, moved to Royal Oak in 2010, and Beaumont Health System provided a first-aid station for the more than 400,000 visitors. The event featured hundreds of live performances on multiple stages, a juried fine art show and food from several local eateries.

Anthony Porta, Emergency Center technician at Beaumont Hospital, Royal Oak applies a bandage to Audrey Schutte’s knee at Beaumont’s first aid tent. Audrey and her mom, Whitney Schutte, who works in Corporate Communications for Beaumont, spent the entire day at the festival.

The $3 admission fee supported 12 regional nonprofit groups, including the HOPE Center, part of Beaumont Children’s Hospital’s Center for Human Development. “Ford Arts, Beats & Eats is extremely grateful for the sponsorship collaboration with Beaumont,” says Jon Witz, producer of the event. “Beaumont has offered and provided many in-kind resources including staff and materials for first aid, parking, promotion to employees and other critical resources, which combined make Beaumont one of the festival’s top sponsors.”

Heartfelt Donations Beaumont Health System and the American Heart Association have teamed up to help save lives by placing automated external defibrillators, or AEDs, in key community locations. An AED is an emergency medical device that delivers an electrical charge to a person who is experiencing a life-threatening heart attack. In 2010, AED devices were donated to the Bon Brae Center in St. Clair Shores, the Center Line Community Center and the Athletic Stadium of Romeo Community Schools. “We have seen the statistics and it’s proven that having and using an AED can

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Present at the donation ceremony at Romeo’s Barnabo Field were Brian Tyrell, Washington Township fire marshal; Nancy Campbell, Romeo superintendent; Carla Schwartz, community affairs director at Beaumont Health System; Greg Bynaert, Romeo athletic director; Heather Kinder, executive director, American Heart Association, and John Clark, Washington Township assistant fire chief.

really make a difference in survival rates of people who have sudden cardiac arrest,” says Brian Williamson, M.D., director, Heart Rhythm Center, Beaumont Hospital, Troy. Now, proud parents and sports fans can watch the games with an added assurance of safety, say Romeo Community Schools athletic director Greg Brynaert, “This brings a huge layer of protection and security to the people here in the stadium.”

Super All-Year Long Cynthia Beasley of Warren knows the meaning of the S.A.Y. Detroit Clinic, dedicated to homeless children and


women. S.A.Y stands for Super All Year. To Cynthia, this clinic became a health care center, a place to socialize and a place to begin a new life. “They brought me out,” says Cynthia. “I couldn’t even look people in the eye before I came here.” The Warren resident, without insurance, went to see Dr. Peggy Richardson at the S.A.Y. Clinic. “My blood pressure and my weight were out of control,” explains Cynthia. The S.A.Y. staff educated Cynthia on weight management, nutrition and wellness. She takes classes at the clinic and now has a new best friend.

They also helped her receive the medicine she needs. As a community service, Beaumont provides the clinic with laboratory and diagnostic testing.

Cynthia participates in classes and lectures at S.A.Y. Clinic. Here she uses food cans as barbells to keep in shape.

“Dr. Richardson encouraged me to pick a partner to go walking and shopping,” she says.

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Beaumont Health System at a glance, 2010: Total patient care admissions: 94,199 Total outpatient visits: 1,884,664

Beaumont, Troy team member top fundraiser at Undy 5000

Beaumont employees reach out to help Haitian earthquake survivors

Anita Kalabat, Patient Registration at Beaumont, Troy (above), was the top fundraiser of the Undy 5000 Walk to raise funds for colon cancer awareness and research.

John Kripli, supervisor in Materials Management at Royal Oak, sorts supplies donated by employees to World Medical Relief to help Haitians following the earthquake.

Total emergency visits: 218,371 Total surgeries: 80,239 Total births: 9,082 Number of employees: 14,543.3* * Number of full-time equivalents

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Our dedication to the community Programs provided by Beaumont and its employees Child immunization programs Center for Human Development Community Health Improvement Advocacy Covenant Community Care Emergency and trauma services Family Medicine Center Hospice Inpatient mental health services Legal Aid for Children myOptimal Health programs Neonatal Intensive Care Unit Newton Health Clinic Obstetrics/Gynecology Clinic Older Adult Services Department Parenting Program Pediatric and Adult After-Hours Clinic Physician Referral Service Rehabilitation services Safety City S.A.Y. Clinic Speakers Bureau

Community Education Advanced directives education Bereavement support Breast Care Centers Breastfeeding education Baby-sitting classes Cancer Resource Centers CPR classes Diabetes education Domestic violence awareness Ethnic/diversity education Fertility education Fitness/exercise Heart disease & stroke classes

Infant massage Integrative Medicine Legal document preparation Medicare Part D education Minority Cancer Prevention Nutrition/weight management Orthopedic education Osteoporosis education Prenatal preparation Pre-surgical classes Safety/emergency education School-based programs Senior education and outreach Smoking cessation Transplant education

Health Screenings Blood pressure Breast and cervical cancer Concussion baseline screenings Depression Student heart screenings Vascular screening Women’s heart assessment

Community Support AED donations Ambulance services Blood drives Community health education Cover the Uninsured participation Economic development Flu shots Food and clothing donations Junior Achievement Medical missions Community group sponsorships Transportation sponsorships

Support Groups Bariatric Bereavement Cancer-breast, ovarian, prostate Cardiac rehab and wellness Caregivers Childbirth and pregnancy Diabetes-adult and youth Eating disorders Fibromyalgia Fragile X syndrome Head and neck cancer Heart and stroke Infertility Interstitial cystitis Laryngectomee rehabilitation Lung disease NICU parents Ostomy care Parkinson’s disease Polycystic kidney disease Postpartum adjustment Pulmonary Sarciodosis Social work Stroke and traumatic brain injury Care giving Stuttering Transplant Trigeminal neuralgia Vision

Back cover: (right to left) Victoria Johnson, R.N.; Jim Ellison, mayor of Royal Oak; Gene Michalski, Beaumont President and CEO; Paul Propson, executive director at Covenant Community Care; Senator Debbie Stabenow; Lydia Best, M.D., Covenant Community Care Medical Director; Marisa Abbo, D.O., Beaumont physician at Covenant Community Health Center in Royal Oak.


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Beaumont Health System - 2010 Community Benefit Report  

Beaumont is investing in a healthier tomorrow with a commitment to medical research and education. We delivered over $205 million for commun...