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HEALTHYGIVING Spring 2010

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Message from the President

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Honors Beloved Wife’s Memory

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Continuation of Matzick and Ernst stories

Shery L. & David B. Cotton, M.D. Family Birth Center

You’re Just Too Good to Be True

A Newsletter for Donors and Friends of Beaumont Hospitals

Beaumont CEO Kenneth Matzick Announces Retirement Michalski Named as Successor

After 41 years with the system, Beaumont Hospitals president and chief executive officer Kenneth J. Matzick announced his retirement effective May 31. Matzick has served the last five years as chief executive. Beaumont’s Board of Directors has appointed Gene Michalski, executive vice president and chief operating officer, as Beaumont’s new president and CEO, effective June 1.

Oh What a Night

Dancer’s Gift Speaks Volumes

B is for Beaumont Children’s Hospital Bright is for Healing Now Playing

Don’t Leave Home Without It

A Surgical Services Renaissance Calendar of Upcoming Events

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Matzick joined Beaumont as an assistant director in 1969, later becoming the first director of Beaumont Hospital, Troy when it opened in 1977. He then moved to Beaumont Hospital, Royal Oak, first as director, and then vice president and hospital director. He served as executive vice president and chief operating officer for the corporation from 1997 to 2005, when he was named Beaumont’s president and CEO. Under Matzick’s leadership, there were many accomplishments, including the following: • Beaumont became a three-hospital system with the acquisition of the former Bon Secours Health System of Michigan in Grosse Pointe in 2007. It also created an ambulatory care division that expanded its geographic reach with a network of community-based medical centers in Oakland, Macomb and Wayne counties. Continued on page 4

You’re Just Too Good to Be True Event Benefits Betty Nederlander Healing Fund and Beaumont’s Campaign See story on page 6


Dear Friends of Beaumont Hospitals, I hope this issue of Healthy Giving – one of the many benefits you receive as a donor and Beaumont Society member – finds you well.

As many of you already know, Ken Matzick has announced his retirement as president and CEO of Beaumont Hospitals, effective May 31. Ken has truly been invaluable to the success of the Foundation during his tenure and has worked closely with us in securing leadership and major gifts for the campaign. He has brought a “culture of philanthropy” to Beaumont and we have shared in his many successes.

In this issue, too, we will recount the successful December announcement of the public phase of The Campaign for Beaumont Hospitals at the elegant Fisher Theatre production of Jersey Boys. This Detroit premiere event was made possible to us through the generosity of Fred Nederlander and his family to honor the memory of Fred’s wife, Betty. The event gave us the ideal audience for announcing the campaign and to raise awareness for Beaumont’s Oncology Services program.

Through your extraordinary generosity, we have achieved 86 percent of our $170 million campaign goal with more than $146 million raised as of March 1, 2010. Our goal is to complete the campaign by the end of 2011. We could not have achieved such success without the leadership of our Campaign Chair, Walter Wolpin, and a very dedicated Campaign Executive Committee. I am deeply grateful for their commitment to Beaumont Hospitals and this campaign.

On behalf of the Foundation, I wish each of you a wonderful spring season and hope that you enjoy this first issue of 2010!

With warmest regards and sincere appreciation,

Margaret Cooney Casey President, Beaumont Foundation


The Ernst Family Heart & Vascular Assessment Center In Memory of Ellen Ernst

“This is like a dream, not just for me, but for the surgeons, cardiologists and everyone here at Beaumont. This tremendous gift equips Beaumont with something no one else has and at an ideal time,” says Marc Sakwa, M.D.

Heart & Vascular Center Honors Beloved Wife’s Memory Words do not come easily for Max Ernst in trying to describe his late wife, Ellen. “She was a wonderful wife, mother and friend,” he says. After 40 years of a loving marriage, two children – son Dr. Robert Ernst and his wife Deborah; daughter Julie Neff and her husband Steven; and six grandchildren – and now nine years after her death, Max still wanted to find a special way to honor Ellen’s beloved memory. Max turned to his longtime friend, Dr. Marc Sakwa, chief of Cardiovascular Surgery at Beaumont, Royal Oak. After discussions with Dr. Sakwa and with support and encouragement from his second wife, Debra, Max found the project he wanted to name in Ellen’s memory. “Max has always been a very generous man,” says Dr. Sakwa. “When he saw the wonderful things we’re doing here in cardiovascular medicine, he quickly became excited about our vision.” With a desire to save lives, Max and Debra Ernst and family have made a substantial $3 million gift to expand the existing Heart & Vascular Assessment Center at Beaumont, Royal Oak. This will build upon the success of the current center, which recorded nearly 6,000 patient visits in its first two years.

Named The Ernst Family Heart & Vascular Assessment Center In Memory of Ellen Ernst, the expansion will more than double the current size to a 4,537 square-foot facility and will feature the latest in 3-D echocardiography equipment. The assessment center will enhance Beaumont’s position as a destination site for complex surgical care and chronic disease management, as well as its reputation as a regional referral center, according to Dr. Sakwa. “This is like a dream, not just for me, but for the surgeons, cardiologists and everyone here at Beaumont. This tremendous gift equips Beaumont with something no one else has and at an ideal time,” says Dr. Sakwa. The need is critical, he adds. Heart disease remains the number one killer in both Michigan and the nation. With the opening of the expanded Heart & Vascular Assessment Center this fall, Beaumont is poised to save more lives by addressing the heart health needs of multiple generations – including young athletes. continued on page 4

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Commenting on Matzick’s many contributions, Beaumont Board Chair Thomas Denomme stated, “The last five years have been some of the most exciting in Beaumont’s history. Ken Matzick’s drive and spirit of innovation have moved the organization forward in new strategic directions to ensure future success.”

Ken Matzick, president and CEO (left), and Gene Michalski

Ernst continued from page 3

Matzick continued from cover

“Max wanted to make sure athletes, especially kids, are safe, so he’s particularly excited about the preventive screening we will offer both adults and children. He likes having something unique that gives Beaumont the opportunity to provide the highest quality care for our community.”

n Beaumont launched The Campaign for Beaumont

Hospitals, the first comprehensive campaign ever undertaken by Beaumont. This $170 million fundraising effort, scheduled for completion in 2011, has raised more than $146 million and achieved 86 percent of the campaign goal. Gifts have established clinical centers, supported groundbreaking research and advanced excellence in patient care services. n During his tenure, Beaumont also developed a

medical-school partnership with Oakland University. The new Oakland University William Beaumont School of Medicine received preliminary accreditation in early February and is on track to begin its first class of students in fall 2011. n Beaumont has continued to rank among the top 50

hospitals in the nation, with all three hospitals being listed on the prestigious U.S. News & World Report “America’s Best Hospitals” list. Beaumont also currently ranks as the largest employer in Oakland County. Matzick has been active in professional organizations at the local, state and national level, including the American Hospital Association, the Michigan Health and Hospital Association, the Detroit Wayne County Health Authority, the Detroit Regional Chamber of Commerce and the Michigan Chamber of Commerce. He was named CEO of the Year by Automation Alley in 2008.

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Located on the first floor of the Royal Oak Hospital, adjacent to the east lobby, the center will accommodate six multidisciplinary clinics and will include following: n Structural Valve Disease Clinic n Aortic Aneurysm Clinic n Atrial Fibrillation Clinic n Heart Failure Clinic n H  eart and Vascular Screening (cardiac, peripheral

and stroke) n Adult/Student Screening (sudden cardiac death)

“This will have an immediate impact on patient care,” says Ernst, former executive vice president and chief operating officer of Arbor Drugs. “What excites me most is the leading-edge care and the world-class approach to helping people before they have a heart attack. As honored as we are to do something worthwhile, in five years, when we look back at the lives that have been saved at this center, the results will be even more exciting.” “We have a real interest in supporting the expansion of the center because heart and vascular disease can be so devastating,” says Ernst. “When the assessment center opens, we are confident it will save many lives.”


The Shery L. & David B. Cotton Family Birth Center

“My dad spent his life taking care of mothers and babies, and now both of our parents are fully committed to improving the care of our community through their work,” says Jon Cotton.

Michael Cotton, David Cotton, M.D., Shery Cotton, Jon Cotton, Sean Cotton

Shery L. & David B. Cotton, M.D. Family Birth Center A True Labor of Family Love Jon, Michael and Sean Cotton watched their father, one of the nation’s foremost specialists in maternal and fetal medicine, build a legacy for mothers and children. Now, they have joined The Campaign for Beaumont Hospitals by making a legacy gift, creating the Shery L. & David B. Cotton, M.D. Family Birth Center at Beaumont Hospital, Grosse Pointe. Their original $1 million gift, made in March 2009, to name the Family Birth Center in honor of their parents is now joined by an additional $700,000 pledge commitment to help complete the renovations. Their gifts will create a comfortable, soothing environment with home-like amenities in the Family Birth Center, establishing a beautifully appointed facility for new parents and their babies. The substantial gifts by the brothers are reflective of their father’s lifelong commitment to others. “He’s a high-risk obstetrician, so when we were younger, he was either at the hospital saving lives or giving lectures across the country,” says Jon. A highly respected obstetrician, Dr. Cotton rarely spoke of his accolades at home, so his sons discovered them by accident. “His awards were in the basement. He wrote the textbook on high-risk births, but I never knew it until I saw it up on a bookshelf one day. I went to him and said, ‘What’s this?’ laughs Jon. “He was so invested in the lives of others, he didn’t think about the honors it brought.”

Dr. Cotton, listed among the “Best Doctors in America” since 1994, is now CEO and majority owner of Health Plan of Michigan, which is owned and managed by the family. All three brothers work for the company, and their mother, Shery Cotton, is chief operating officer. Under their leadership, U.S. News & World Report rated the company 10th in quality among all Medicaid plans in the nation in 2008, and it has been in the top 15 since 2007. Such an accomplishment is indicative of his father’s commitment to health, says Jon, who serves as director of Finance. “We are responsible for the lives of 250,000 members. He’s dedicated to giving the best care possible. It’s a philosophy borne of his medical training.” Anne Marie McCarren, M.D., chief of Obstetrics and Gynecology at Beaumont, Grosse Pointe, recalls her years as his student. “Personally, I’m a much stronger clinician and physician because I trained under him,” she says. For brothers Jon, Sean and Michael, this is an opportunity to acknowledge the sacrifices of their parents. “My dad spent his life taking care of mothers and babies, and now both of our parents are fully committed to improving the care of our community through their work,” says Jon. “What they have accomplished is amazing, so honoring them through the Family Birth Center makes perfect sense. This was an important gift for us.”

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Bruce & Jane Burton, Betty & G. John Stevens

David Nederlander, Fred Nederlander, Liz Nederlander Coden, Lisa Nederlander Robinson, Amy Nederlander

You’re Just Too Good To Be True Event Benefits The Betty Nederlander Healing Fund and Beaumont’s Campaign Beaumont Hospitals and the Nederlander Family turned the opening night of the Broadway hit Jersey Boys into an opportunity to honor Fred Nederlander’s late wife, Betty, and to publicly announce The Campaign for Beaumont Hospitals. The successful benefit for The Betty Nederlander Healing Fund was a very personal tribute for Mr. Nederlander. “I never saw so much emotion from so many people who knew her. The number of people who were moved that night was just remarkable,” he says. The fund was established by Betty and Fred Nederlander, members of an iconic family in the entertainment industry, to thank Beaumont physicians, nurses and other caregivers for their exceptional care and compassion during Mrs. Nederlander’s long illness with cancer. “This event honored the life of Betty Nederlander and, at the same time, benefited Oncology Services at Beaumont,” says Ken Matzick, Beaumont Hospitals president and chief executive officer. “We are deeply indebted to Fred, his family and the show’s producers for giving us this exceptional opportunity and superb venue in which to also announce the campaign.”

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Betty Nederlander

The intimate evening symbolized the bond shared by this generous couple. The depth of their relationship was extraordinary, leading to the creation of the fund. “I did this for my wife,” says Mr. Nederlander. “She was a classic, just magnificent. That kind of relationship happens only once in a while, and it happened to me.” On the night of the performance, one seat remained unsold. Graced with beautiful flowers, the empty seat was next to Mr. Nederlander to honor Betty’s memory.


Evan Weiner, Jeff Hockman, Jim Rosenthal, Tom Celani, Hon. Deborah Tyner, Walter Wolpin

Fred Nederlander, Margaret Cooney Casey

Oh What a Night for the Jersey Boys Premiere It may have been a cold December evening, but warm memories of the Four Seasons drifted through Detroit for the opening night of the hit musical Jersey Boys during “Beaumont’s Broadway Premiere Night.” The sold-out event at the Fisher Theatre was a benefit for The Betty Nederlander Healing Fund. The December 17 event was generously made possible by Fred Nederlander and his children – David, Liz, Amy and Lisa – as well as many other family members, friends and associates of the Nederlander organization. Special appreciation also goes to the producers of Jersey Boys. Earning four Tony Awards, including Best Musical, Jersey Boys tells the amazing story of the Four Seasons, one of the most successful rock groups to emerge in the 1960s. The classic songs of Frankie Valli – from Sherry to Rag Doll – made the evening unforgettable, while the remarkable generosity of ticket holders, donors and sponsors ensured that the Oncology Services Program at Beaumont would benefit long after the music ended. Curtain Call Sponsors Kelly A. Allen & John E. Tower, D.O. Karen & Mickey Shapiro The Producer Sponsors AFLAC - Trudeau & Associates Bodman LLP & Buhl/Freuhauf Rudrick E. Boucher, M.D. Ellen Firestone Janet & Dick Freuhauf Patty & C.J. Ghesquiere The Oakland Medical Group, P.C. Division of Clinical Hematology & Medical Oncology Right Management

Dinesh Shaf, M.D. & Michigan Physicians Group Frank A. Vicini, M.D., F.A.C.R. The Director Sponsors Christopher Brochert & Family Chris & Gary Cameron Anne & Jim Dingeman Genentech Hoot McInerney & Star Lincoln Mercury Meijer Philanthropy Sponsors Fred & Betty Nederlander & Family James M. Nederlander Sr. and James L. & Margo Nederlander Robert Nederlander

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Dr. Michael Rolnick, Ph.D., seated with Mrs. Schaaf

“I am so happy that we did it because it’s a wonderful program. I hope it lasts forever,” Mrs. Schaaf says.

Dancer’s Gift Speaks Volumes to a Spirited Life With twinkling eyes and lithe steps that belie her age, Frances Schaaf reminisces about years ago when she and her sister Virginia opened a little business of their own, the Borgo Sisters School of Dance. It was during the Great Depression in metro Detroit when times were as tough as they are today. As an instructor, Mrs. Schaaf taught tap, jazz, ballet and ballroom dancing while Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers were at the height of their popularity. As a businesswoman, she promoted the dance studio by word of mouth.

1990. Since that time, her gift has helped more than 400 children with speech disabilities receive needed help. “Their endowment has helped us treat hundreds of children who could not otherwise afford it,” says Michael Rolnick, Ph.D., director of the Speech and Language Program at Beaumont Hospitals.

With the urging of a local Catholic priest, the sisters taught dance and ballet to more than 800 students at a nearby parochial school. Incorporating exercise, gymnastics and etiquette as well into the lessons, Mrs. Schaaf says proudly, “Years later, that first class of boys turned out to be the best football team that school ever had.” Their business continued to grow with hard work, long hours and teaching students of all ages.

Mrs. Schaaf’s gift has brought happiness as it changed the lives of so many people in her community. There’s a unique heartfelt feeling that comes from making a gift you know will improve someone’s life. Your actions may also inspire others to do the same, allowing you to “spread the wealth” in so many ways.

Although the business was doing well, in the late 1980s, illness struck and three members of their family were admitted to Beaumont Hospital, Royal Oak. Mrs. Schaaf was so grateful that everyone pulled through, she wanted to give back to the hospital that saved their lives and to the children who filled her life with joy. Learning of the program designed for children who could not speak, Mrs. Schaaf and her sister established the Borgo Sisters Pediatric Speech and Language Endowment in

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“I am so happy that we did it because it’s a wonderful program. I hope it lasts forever,” Mrs. Schaaf says.


B is for Beaumont Children’s Hospital In 2008, the National Association of Children’s Hospitals and Related Institutions designated Beaumont Children’s Hospital as a “children’s hospital within a hospital.” This is similar to the children’s hospitals at Cleveland Clinic, Mayo Clinic and the Massachusetts General Hospital for Children. Beaumont, Royal Oak is also the only Level I Pediatric Trauma facility in Oakland and Macomb counties. Children are brought to us from all over the metropolitan area – children who often have life-threatening injuries or complex medical conditions requiring the unique expertise of our pediatric specialists and nationally recognized surgical teams.

Thanks to the generosity of The Carls Foundation, the William & Marie Carls Children’s Medical Center is located within the Beaumont Children’s Hospital at Royal Oak. This 80,000 square-foot facility includes a 40-bed Pediatrics Unit, an eight-bed Pediatric Intensive Care Unit and a 61-bed Neonatal Intensive Care Unit. All Beaumont Pediatric programs are services of the Beaumont Children’s Hospital, which offers advanced technology with specialized nursing staff and board-certified pediatricians in child- and family-friendly environments.

Bright is For Healing In lieu of construction beginning on the North Pavilion at Royal Oak, which will be the site of the Suzanne & Herbert Tyner Pediatric Emergency Center, a series of upgrades and improvements were completed at the current Emergency Center. This interim solution creates a child-friendly, dedicated Pediatric Emergency Center in the North Tower. The colorful new look was achieved with the support of very generous gifts from Marjorie Rose in memory of her son James A. Rose; the Estate of A. Lane Mackay; the Estate of Ruth and Frank Theyleg; The Rodney Fund; and the Children’s Miracle Network. According to Linda Reetz, R.N. director of Emergency Services, “More than 30,000 children came to our EC last year and we need to be sensitive to that population. Colors help heal and we used lots of color to promote healing and wellness. The art that we selected suggests an uplifting environment as well as distractions for our kids.” The purpose of an exclusive Pediatric Emergency Center is to separate sick children and their parents from the adult population in the EC. The Pediatric EC reflects a space that is safe, less intimidating and more conducive to recovery. According to Reetz, “This is the worst day of their lives, for the children and parents – no matter what the situation.” Ceiling tiles have helicopters, kites and balloons painted on them. Light covers are hand-painted with fish and underwater scenes. Bright blues and greens and yellows are used throughout the unit. The next phase of the renovation will include enhancements to a family lounge and consultation room.

Now Playing Within the William & Marie Carls Children’s Medical Center at Beaumont, Royal Oak, there is a new Beaumont Children’s Hospital Movie Room. A gift from Betty Chu, M.D., president of the Medical Staff at Beaumont, Troy, and her husband, Navot Shoresh, president of Spire Integrated Systems, Inc., created a mini-theater that will give our pediatric patients hours and hours of enjoyment. The entire equipment and technology side of the project was completed with their generous support and in-kind contributions from Spire Integrated Systems, Onkyo Integra, Monitor Audio and AMX Corporation. “Our pediatric patients will be able to take part in ‘new release’ movie nights with others in their age group and, at the same time, see movies appropriate for their ages,” noted Kathleen Grobbel, director of recreational therapy. They will also have a more private setting in which to view films. Patients who are experiencing high levels of anxiety will have access to therapeutic DVDs used by the recreational therapists to offer art therapy, guided imagery, deep breathing exercises and other techniques for relaxation and stress relief.

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From left, Linda Coulter and Laura Town

“It was over the top,” Debbie Erb beams. “It was so gracious of them to help us out, especially because I was in so much pain. It was a reminder to us why we support such an exceptional hospital.”

Don’t Leave Home Without It

Donor Relations Provides “Small Miracle” for Beaumont Society Members Beaumont donors John and Debbie Erb were on their way to their daughter’s dance competition in Dublin, Ohio, and from there to Canada for a long-planned vacation when they received a call from their physician. Test results from an earlier appointment showed that Debbie Erb’s elbow was fractured. To keep her arm immobilized, the physician prescribed a specific type of sling. During a break in the competition, John Erb began searching and soon realized that no local pharmacy, orthopedic store or medical equipment facility in the area carried the sling. “He called everywhere in Dublin and Columbus, and even visited the first-aid station at the recital. We tried everything,” recalls Debbie Erb. “We didn’t know what to do.” Then the couple thought about their Beaumont Society membership card, which lists a dedicated phone line that offers 24-hour access to the Foundation’s Donor Relations staff. Laura Town, associate director of Donor Relations, answered their Saturday call for help. “They remembered the card and figured they would use it,” she says. “Mr. Erb wanted to know if we could do anything. Seeing his wife in pain and not being able to help was very difficult for him.”

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After several calls, Laura located the sling at Beaumont’s medical supply store and, after the doctor called in the prescription, drove it to the home of Mr. Erb’s parents in Birmingham. “Beaumont Society members receive a card listing a direct phone number,” says Linda Coulter, director of Donor Relations. “This is just one way we can show our appreciation for the major gifts that have helped us build one of the most prestigious and highly regarded health systems in the nation.” The Donor Relations staff provides assistance with hospital services, such as physician referrals, Emergency Center visits, valet coupons and securing available rooms for inpatient stays. “We’re here to make their visit a little less difficult and a little more pleasant. We want everyone’s stay to be exceptional,” she says. For Debbie Erb, the personal touch was a small miracle. “It was over the top,” she beams. “It was so gracious of them to help us out, especially because I was in so much pain. It was a reminder to us why we support such an exceptional hospital. They want to serve their patients, with no limitations. There is no better hospital for our needs.”


A Surgical Services Renaissance with the daVinci System ®

Beaumont Hospital, Grosse Pointe

The Elizabeth A. & G. John Stevens Center for Minimally Invasive Surgery has been an important part of building a better Beaumont, Grosse Pointe. “It has been a privilege to support our community,” says G. John Stevens. The center opened in 2009, and 93 procedures were performed by the end of the year, which is double the expected number. One of the center’s ® patients who underwent a procedure with the daVinci happened to be a friend of Mrs. Stevens. “A few days ago a friend called and said, ‘Betty, your gift to Beaumont saved my life!’ Wow! Having received more details as to the why and when of her surgery, I have no doubt that the ® daVinci robot saved her from a lot of pain, agony and recovery time. My husband, John, and I wanted to share our blessings with our family, friends and neighbors in Grosse Pointe. It is my

understanding that our gift to Beaumont has made a positive impact for doctors and on patients, even greater than anticipated. That is wonderful. When you can give and then do give, life is good.” According to Larry Lloyd, M.D., vice president of Quality and Safety at Beaumont, Grosse Pointe, “The Stevens Family brought the era of high technology to Surgical Services at Beaumont, Grosse Pointe. We’re not just a little hospital any more – look at what we’re doing. We offer to the community the highest level of surgical care that the robot allows us to do. The talent was already there at the hospital, but the generous ® gift by Mr. and Mrs. Stevens made the daVinci Surgical System possible.”

Calendar of Upcoming Events June 7, 2010

Beaumont’s Drive to Beat Breast Cancer

Beaumont’s golf season tees off with the 15th annual Drive to Beat Breast Cancer, The Dr. John A. Ingold Invitational to be held on Monday, June 7, 2010, at the Bloomfield Hills Country Club. The event is co-chaired by Martha Quay and Barrett O. Brink and will benefit Beaumont’s Comprehensive Breast Care Program. For more information, please contact Janice Crawford at 248.551.5317.

June 14, 2010

The Vattikuti Invitational

This year’s Vattikuti Invitational returns to Oakland Hills Country Club on Monday, June 14, 2010. The outing is a joint effort funding Beaumont’s Vattikuti Digital Breast Diagnostic Center and Henry Ford Health System’s Vattikuti Urology Institute. For more information, please contact Meghan Gruss at 248.551.5396.

June 28, 2010

Beaumont Grosse Pointe Golf Classic

The 27th annual Grosse Pointe Golf Classic will take place at the Country Club of Detroit on June 28, 2010. This event will raise funds for the new Orthopedic Center at Beaumont, Grosse Pointe. For more information, please contact Kim Ritter at 313.343.1077.

July 12, 2010

“A Round for Life” – The Wilson Cancer Center Golf Outing

Benefiting programs of the Wilson Cancer Center at Beaumont, Troy, this 14th annual golf outing will be hosted at Pine Lake Country Club on Monday, July 12, 2010. For more information, please contact Lora Cabarios at 248.964.8173.

August 23, 2010

The Beaumont Children’s Miracle Classic

The 22nd annual Children’s Miracle Classic will raise funds for the Beaumont Children’s Hospital. This year’s event will be held at the Birmingham Country Club on Monday, August 23, 2010. For more information, please contact Meghan Gruss at 248.551.5396.

Sept. 19, 2010

Beaumont’s Backyard Edventure

Pamela Applebaum and Leslie Lewiston Etterbeek will again serve as co-chairs for this year’s Backyard Edventure, scheduled for September 19, 2010. For more information about this event, please contact Donna Lucy at 248.551.9596.

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Your Gift At Work

The Campaign for

The following donors have made generous gift commitments to The Campaign for Beaumont Hospitals: Goal: $170 Million

John A. Hagberg has made a gift to support a Women’s Cardiac Prevention Program at Beaumont, Royal Oak Lois & Eugene Miller have made a gift to underwrite the purchase of cryoablation equipment to be used in the treatment of breast cancer at Beaumont, Royal Oak.

$170M

Lois & Mark Shaevsky made a gift to support the purchase of a Sentinelle table that will enhance the capabilities of the dedicated MRI in the Vattikuti Digital Breast Diagnostic Center at Beaumont, Royal Oak.

$160M

Shirley & Coleman Mopper have made a gift to establish the Shirley A. Mopper Pancreas Cancer Fund. Their gift will support the work of the Liver and Pancreas Multidisciplinary Clinic at Beaumont, Royal Oak.

$146 Million to date

$150M

Mary Jane Newman has established a charitable gift annuity in support of melanoma treatment and research at Beaumont, Royal Oak.

$140M

Gwen & Evan Weiner have made a gift to support vulnerable plaque research. Mr. and Mrs. Weiner are members of the Beaumont Heart & Vascular Campaign Committee.

$130M

Butzel Long has made a pledge to help purchase new sleep chairs and gliders within the Beaumont Children’s Hospital Pediatric and Pediatric Intensive Care units.

$120M

Sally Ann & Gerald Carrier made a gift to support ongoing education and research within the Department of Thoracic Surgery at Beaumont, Royal Oak. Diane & James L. Hughes have made a pledge to support the Beaumont Fund. John E. Thomas made a gift to the Oncology Supportive Care Program at Beaumont, Troy. Anne & Christopher Blake made a gift to Beaumont, Grosse Pointe. Mr. Blake serves on the Grosse Pointe Committee and was recently appointed to the Beaumont Hospitals Board of Directors. Elaine & Richard Pearson made a generous gift in support of Cardiology Services at Beaumont, Troy.

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