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INSIDE Rose Cancer Center – More than 25 years of service to the community

Warren and Carol Ann Rose


Dear Friends of Beaumont Health,


hope this first issue of Healthy Giving 2017 finds you in good

health and spirits. In this edition, we are highlighting the generosity of the Rose

family and the Skandalaris family for their exceptional giving to the Oncology Program at Beaumont Hospital, Royal Oak. We’re fortunate to have one of the finest and most comprehensive cancer care programs in the state and the support from these families has helped make our program so renowned. We also have a story about a very generous gift from Mary and Don Kosch to Beaumont Hospital, Dearborn, one that will support healthy lifestyles as well as senior living in their community. For the past few months, we’ve been working hard to bring three separate foundations together. At this time, we are on track

You have clearly shown

to form one Beaumont Health Foundation to serve all eight hospitals

your trust and demonstrated

pending, of course, final regulatory approval. A very special thank

your willingness to invest

you to all volunteers, trustees, board members and community

in Beaumont Health and

members who gave their time and efforts to combine three legacy

the care and services we provide for our patients.

foundations – quite an undertaking. I would especially like to express my heartfelt thanks to the donors, volunteers, nurses, physicians, administrators and hospital employees for their gifts to Beaumont Health services and programs. Your support helped us raise a total of $44.5 million in 2016. You have clearly shown your trust and demonstrated your willingness to invest in Beaumont Health and the care and services we provide for our patients. On behalf of the Beaumont Health Foundations, I wish all of you a healthy and happy summer, and extend my deepest gratitude for your generous support. With warmest regards,

Margaret Cooney Casey Senior Vice President and Chief Development Officer Beaumont Health




Directions 2

L  etter from John Fox, Beaumont Health President and CEO

Beaumont Health Proud 3

W  hat’s Happening On Beaumont Health’s Campuses

Power of Philanthropy 4 6 8 10 12 13

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A  Legacy of Giving

B  elieving In A Cause O  verview of Cancer Services Providing  Comfort for Surgical Patients Supporting a Healthier Dearborn D  octors Support Renovations at Beaumont, Farmington Hills

14 Community Affairs Overview 16 W  hat Is Planned Giving? 18 Children’s  Miracle Network Hospitals Update 20 F arewell to Outgoing Chair of Grosse Pointe Development Committee

22 B  eaumont Health Trustees

Healthy Living 24

Ask the Doctor: Marija Grahovac, M.D.

Connections 26 29


Around Town and News In Brief Association for HealthCare Philanthropy Awards

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Dear Friends of Beaumont Health,


s I begin my third year here at Beaumont, I can say that I truly appreciate your generous support of our patients and families through your contributions to Beaumont Health. In these rapidly changing times,

we are only able to provide the best in high quality, compassionate care every day because of the philanthropic investments made in our facilities, programs, research and technology. We have some new challenges as well, particularly a more competitive marketplace with both established, high-profile brands and new players, including urgent care clinics and retail pharmacy chains. We do, however, remain the health care market leader in Southeast Michigan. We recognize that people heal faster and better when they are directly involved in their care decisions along with family members and care

As treatments continuously

partners — what has become known as our initiative for Patient- and

change and improve,

Family-Centered Care. Patients are consumers who define their families

our patients depend on educational and research opportunities, new programs,

as parents, partners, children, neighbors and clergy. At Beaumont, we are expanding the definition and encouraging the participation of the patient’s support system to enhance better outcomes. I am sure many of you will be interested to learn how Beaumont will

better equipment and

respond to anticipated changes in the Affordable Care Act. While the ACA

improved facilities. None

is not perfect, we seek to work with lawmakers to improve it while preserving

of these would be possible

vital programs like Healthy Michigan. These programs help make a meaningful

without philanthropy.

difference in the lives of our patients while strengthening our clinicians’ abilities to provide patient- and family-centered care and wellness. We will implore our elected leaders to work closely with the health care community in determining the basic formula of improving quality, reducing cost and focusing on patient- and family-centered care that will ensure our continued success. As treatments continuously change and improve, our patients depend on educational and research opportunities, new programs, better equipment and improved facilities. None of these would be possible without philanthropy. Your gifts help to provide compassionate, extraordinary care every day. We could not do this without you. With much gratitude,

John Fox Beaumont Health President and CEO

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Beaumont Health Pr oud



Mass excavation for the patient and critical care towers has started and the earth retention systems have been completed. Demolition of the existing ambulance canopy will begin shortly and most site utilities are in place. The tower additions are scheduled to be completed in the fall of 2018.

Beaumont Health has received final approval from the Royal Oak City Commission on a zoning change that clears the way for redevelopment of the former Northwood Shopping Center at Woodward Avenue and Thirteen Mile. Groundbreaking for a new, 183,000-square-foot commercial retail development on the 15-acre property is expected to take place this summer. The plan calls for a grocery store, five-story hotel, and an array of restaurants and other retail offerings in an attractive setting that includes green space, landscaped gardens and community gathering areas where festivals and fairs can be held.


Proton therapy is an advanced form of radiation treatment that utilizes protons instead of X-rays to accurately treat cancer. A proton is a positively charged particle that at high energy is able to combat cancer cells. A machine called a cyclotron helps the protons achieve this high energy. The protons travel to a specific depth in the body where they can deposit the specified radiation dose in the tumor to destroy the abnormal cells and spare the healthy surrounding tissue. The first of its kind in Southeast Michigan, Beaumont’s Proton Therapy Center will be a two-story, 25,000-square-foot center. Patients will begin to undergo treatment at the Proton Therapy Center later this year.


The new Beaumont Medical Building at Grosse Pointe houses services that were moved from the main hospital to create space for more private rooms. At this time, 50 percent of the patient rooms at Beaumont, Grosse Pointe are private. The services in the new building include: Wound and Ostomy Treatment; Beaumont Laboratory; Center for Pain Medicine; Cardiovascular Services including EEG and EMG; Pulmonary Function Testing; X-ray and Ultrasound; and Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy.


Oakland University William Beaumont School of Medicine seniors once again received their Match Day results at a celebration held at the Townsend Hotel in Birmingham on March 17. Every March, medical school seniors hope to match with their hospital of choice to complete their residency training. Eighty-eight students matched altogether and 11 students matched with Beaumont. Congratulations to the Class of 2017 — the third OUWB Medical School class of graduate physicians.

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A LEGACY OF GIVING In 1990, when the three sons of Lillian and Edward Rose named the Rose Cancer Center at William Beaumont Hospital, they could not have known the impact their gift would have. Sheldon, Irving and Leslie Rose proudly chose to honor their parents by placing the family name on the new cancer center that had been built on the Royal Oak campus.


he Rose Cancer Center began as a very modest facility. My uncles chose to support oncology because my grandfather had been treated numerous times at Beaumont. Cancer touched our family as it does with most families,” said nephew Warren Rose, spokesman for the family. 25 Years of Cancer Care During the first year of operation of the Rose Cancer Center, 1,914 new cases were diagnosed. In 2015, nearly 7,000

new cancer cases were diagnosed — a 366 percent increase since the center opened in 1989. “I’ve had friends call me and thank me for the care they received at Beaumont because our name is there on the building. That’s a humbling experience,” said Warren. “The feedback is poignant.” To acknowledge 25 years of cancer care for the community, once again the Rose family made an exceptionally generous gift to help renovate the building and enhance the programs and services. Construction began in

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2016, and should be finished later this year. “The continued generosity of the Rose family has provided a home for cancer care Craig W. Stevens, at Royal Oak for M.D., Ph.D. over 25 years. Their latest gift continues this legacy,” said Craig W. Stevens, M.D., Ph.D., health system chair, Radiation Oncology.


Left to right: Liz Rose, Cindy Anderson, John Fox, Leslie Rose, Janice Ross, Warren Rose, Carol Ann Rose

Convenience for Patients The Roses have made it possible to house all of the outpatient cancer care in one place, under one roof. “I’m so proud that the Rose name is on the building and also to be part of such a caring family that is dedicated to treating cancer,” said Carol Ann Rose, wife of Warren. The newly renovated building will house the cancer resource center, physician offices, Integrative Medicine, Clinical Trials Office, nurse navigator offices, multidisciplinary clinics, and a laboratory. Imaging is easily accessible for the patients via an interior hallway. The Beaumont Difference The Rose family and physicians at the center realize that patient care is about more than the clinical and environmental aspects. “Beaumont is different than other health systems because of our advances in technology like proton therapy, minimally invasive surgeries and looking at genomes of the tumors. We are looking at the genetic defects

that are responsible for normal cells changing into cancer cells. We then target those defects by using very specific drugs, which Adil Akhtar, M.D. is an extremely effective method. These targeted agents can control the disease and there are new drugs every day,” said Adil Akhtar, M.D., chief of Clinical Operations, Rose Cancer Center. New drugs, therapies and excellent results bring hope to patients treated at the Rose Cancer Center. The continued generosity of the Rose family has had a profound effect

on the research and clinical advantages for our surrounding communities. The changes are tangible. “I look at our dedication and focus on cancer and how it affects everyone. Think about Dr. Charles Main (retired chief of Pediatric Hematology/ Oncology) and what he has seen during his career as far as the impact on children. When he started in 1968, children had a 5 percent survival rate for leukemia. Now it’s 95 percent. This improvement is phenomenal. This is what it’s all about,” said Warren. “It’s the quality of care and the results. As we go forward, I think Beaumont will be a destination site for research and treatment. That’s how you give hope to everyone who needs our help every day.” “We are all very proud of our association with this distinguished family and their continued investment in Beaumont. On behalf of the thousands of patients who visit the Rose Cancer Center each year, a heartfelt thank you to the Rose family for their support,” said Margaret Cooney Casey, senior vice president and chief development officer, Beaumont Health.

Warren Rose, the late Irving Rose, Leslie Rose and Sheldon Rose

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Skandalaris family

BELIEVING IN A CAUSE – A GIFT FROM THE SKANDALARIS FAMILY When a child or adolescent is diagnosed with cancer, the whole family begins a journey through treatment that can last several months to years. That is why the atmosphere and environment where they are treated is so important.


hile almost all pediatric oncology patients spend some time in the hospital, most therapy is delivered in an outpatient setting, where clinic visits can range from one hour to an entire day, at times several days each week. Sometimes kids feel great, sometimes they don’t — and having clinic space that is warm, comforting and inviting contributes to their well-being.  Expanded Clinic Space An exceptional gift from the Julie and Bob Skandalaris family

has established a center that will meet these needs and more. Located in the Proton Therapy Center at Beaumont, Royal Oak, an entirely new, expansive clinic is being built and will be named the Skandalaris Family Center for Children with Cancer and Blood Disorders. The Skandalaris Center will be twice the size of the current pediatric hematology/oncology clinic and offers a beautiful, spacious and relaxing setting for patients and families. The new center will have more than double the number of exam rooms to optimize efficiency.

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In addition to a shared infusion area, there will be single infusion rooms to afford much needed privacy to patients who don’t feel well or who have a particularly long day of treatment ahead. “Facing months to years of cancer treatment, or even a lifetime of therapy for a non-malignant blood disorder, is a physical and emotional burden for the patients and families alike. We are deeply grateful to the Skandalaris family for the provision of this splendid clinic space. Superior family-centered care will preside and patients from


“We are deeply grateful to the Skandalaris family for the provision of this splendid clinic space. Superior family-centered care will preside and patients from infancy to young adulthood will receive leading-edge care and be cured of disease while entire families are supported on their child’s path of treatment and beyond.” — Kate Gowans, M.D.

infancy to young adulthood will receive leading-edge care and be cured of disease while entire families are supported on their child’s path of treatment and beyond,” said Kate Gowans, M.D., section head, Pediatric Hematology/Oncology at Beaumont, Royal Oak. Located in New Proton Therapy Center The Skandalaris Center will not only allow pediatric cancer and hematology specialists and their patients to move out of the cramped and outdated current space, but it will also allow easy access to state-of-the-art radiation treatment with its location on the second floor of the new Proton Therapy Center, scheduled for completion in 2017. Proton therapy is extremely effective for a variety of pediatric and young adult patients and, at present, there are fewer than 50 proton therapy centers worldwide. “We believe in Kate Gowans and what she’s doing. Money is spent on cancer, but not enough on pediatric cancer. We want her and her team to have the resources they need,” said Bob Skandalaris.

The Inspiration to Give Like so many generous donors who support areas that have touched their lives, Julie and Bob Skandalaris were inspired to give by the experiences of Anne Skandalaris, their daughter-in-law who lost a brother to childhood cancer when he was only 12. “What Bob and Julie have done for the kids and families who need their help is immeasurable. It’s amazing,” said Anne.

Patients are offered support from the full spectrum of Beaumont Children’s services and facilities, including dedicated pediatric oncology pharmacists and certified child life specialists who help reduce patient anxiety and ensure comfort every step of the way. Furthermore, the center will provide comprehensive support from a social worker, nutritionist, and others to each patient during their stay. “We’re so proud to be part of this cancer center, helping families with children who have cancer. We know people with children who have cancer and it’s so traumatic for everyone,” said Julie.

Comprehensive Children’s Cancer Center The children’s cancer and blood disorders specialists offer comprehensive diagnosis and treatment for infants, children, adolescents and early young adults with nearly every type of childhood cancer or blood disorder. Dr. Gowans and her team have decades of collective experience and offer the most advanced approaches to treatment of these conditions. In addition to the latest therapies and technology, Beaumont physicians are committed to offering each patient personalized care and unparalleled compassion in an atmosphere that is patient- and family-centered.

Kate Gowans, M.D. and patient

Senior Vice President and Chief Development Officer, Beaumont Health Margaret Cooney Casey said, “On behalf of the children, adolescents and young adults receiving treatment for cancer and blood disorders at Beaumont, we are most grateful for this exceptional commitment from the Skandalaris family.”

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ROSE CANCER CENTER – MORE THAN 25 YEARS OF SERVICE TO THE COMMUNITY The partnerships developed with donors to support the Rose Cancer Center programs and services have made a tremendous impact on the communities served by Beaumont. Their continued investments help us secure the resources necessary to meet the ever-changing needs of our patients now and future generations as well.


he Beaumont difference is the personalized, compassionate and holistic care we offer. We have a strong clinical program complemented by strong education and research. We take care of the whole patient — mind, body and spirit. We have multidisciplinary teams working together to treat every patient with a unified approach for care. In years past, the patient’s treatment care plan was determined by one physician. Now, several physicians have a robust discussion about what is best and the patient’s course of therapy is determined by this team of experts,” said Adil Akhtar, M.D., chief of Clinical Operations, Rose Cancer Center. “This leads to our successes in treatment.”

symptom management and quality of life. The studies are in partnership with Beaumont experts in medical and radiation oncology, surgery, integrative medicine and nutrition services. The Clinical Trials Office also partners with the American College of Surgeons Oncology Group, the American College of Radiology Imaging Network as well as commercial pharmaceutical firms to ensure that Beaumont patients have access to the latest treatments and drugs. “Imaging impacts nearly every facet of patient care in Radiation Oncology from diagnosis, treatment planning, daily treatment delivery and response

Research Is the Cornerstone Another strength of the Rose Cancer Center is research, which is the cornerstone of any successful oncology program. The scientists and researchers at Beaumont excel in this area. Since 1999, the Cancer Clinical Trials Office has provided studies on the broad range of cancer, including prevention, treatment,

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assessment. The ability to translate investigational studies into clinical reality is dependent on being able to perform realistic studies in experimental systems. “The generosity of the Rose family has helped to create a state-of-the-art clinical and preclinical research facility, the Adaptive Oncology Imaging Suite (AOIS), that has already seen ideas taken from mouse into man. Their benevolence will allow Beaumont to take a leading role in the next generation of precise and personalized cancer care,” said George Wilson, Ph.D., chief, Radiation Biology, Scientific Director, Beaumont BioBank.


Research is the cornerstone of any successful oncology program and at the Rose Cancer Center, the Cancer Clinical Trials Office manages studies on cancer care, including prevention, treatment, symptom management and quality of life.

Patient Care Support Very generous gifts named the Nancy and James Grosfeld Cancer Genetics Center and the Cunnington Family Comprehensive Lung Cancer Center, which are also located within the Rose Cancer Center. The Grosfeld Cancer Genetics Center services help identify families with a hereditary susceptibility to cancer because in many cases they may take steps to reduce their risks or prevent cancer from occurring. The Cunnington Comprehensive Lung Cancer Center staff provides a dedicated multidisciplinary space for the diagnosis, treatment planning and follow-up care for patients with lung cancer. Numerous funds have been created by very generous donors to support research and cancer care as well.

When the diagnosis of cancer changes a person’s life, there is always hope and help. Beaumont patients and their families can rely on the resources and personnel at the Rose Cancer Center to help navigate through diagnosis and treatment. Most importantly, patients know that they are not alone in this experience.

At Beaumont, we also recognize that there’s more to cancer care than treatment options and medications. The Beaumont difference includes personalized, compassionate and holistic care. We have a strong clinical program complemented by equally strong educational and research components. Our patients are treated as a whole – mind, body and spirit. Programs and services include:

Donor generosity has paid for renovations, equipment, research, and program support that benefits thousands of patients each year. On behalf of the tens of thousands of people who have had their care at the Rose Cancer Center during the past 26 years, we thank our donors for their continued investment and trust in what we do. • s urgery, including minimally invasive procedures • medical oncology • radiation oncology • diagnostic radiology • interventional radiology • nuclear medicine • genetic counseling • research & clinical trials • support services • integrative medicine services

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GIFT FROM VALLEES ESTABLISHES NEW SURGICAL INTENSIVE CARE UNIT AT BEAUMONT, GROSSE POINTE Starting earlier this spring, surgical patients at Beaumont, Grosse Pointe began their recoveries in the new Robert G. & Virginia Vallee Surgical Intensive Care Unit.


he four-bed unit was built adjacent to the hospital’s current Critical Care Unit and offers large private rooms with sliding glass doors and in-room accommodations for family members. The unit is the result

of a generous gift from long-time Beaumont, Grosse Pointe supporters Robert and Virginia Vallee. “We are deeply grateful to the Vallees for their extraordinary investment in creating this unit,” said Rick Swaine, president of Beaumont,

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Grosse Pointe. “For many years now, they have been strong supporters for this hospital, our programs and our patients. Truly, this is a family that cares deeply for the well-being of others and we thank them for that.”


“Truly, this is a family that cares deeply for the well-being of others and we thank them for that.” — Rick Swaine, president of Beaumont, Grosse Pointe

Ease of Design The rooms in the Robert G. & Virginia Vallee Surgical Intensive Care Unit are spacious, open and filled with light. They include layout designed to allow staff to move about freely and bring in large pieces of equipment without constraints. In addition, the physicians and nurses involved in the design of the rooms wanted to ensure that a patient’s family members would be able to spend the night or wait comfortably by their loved one’s side throughout the day. All patient rooms are visible from a shared work station where practitioners, nurses and staff are located. A surgical mid-level provider

also is stationed within the unit as is the chief of the department. Having all of these experienced professionals on site not only ensures direct access to patients, it also increases the opportunities for collaboration and consultation, ultimately enriching care. “This unit permits us to focus our efforts on this specific patient population,” said Kelly Adams, the unit’s administrative manager. “Working shoulder to shoulder with the mid-level providers will result in new cooperative efforts and dialogue on a continuous basis.” The unit welcomes patients who have undergone a broad range

of surgeries, including cranial, thoracic, bowel and other complex procedures. Depending on the severity of their cases, patients remain in the unit anywhere from a day or two to several weeks. During their stay, they benefit from the skills of nurses and physicians who specialize in post-surgical care. Prior to the establishment of the Robert G. & Virginia Vallee Surgical Intensive Care Unit, the space was dedicated to dialysis and wound care. Dialysis has since moved to a different area within the hospital while wound care is now located in the hospital’s new Medical Office Building.

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INSPIRED BY FAMILY AND COMMUNITY: KOSCH FAMILY GIVES $1.2 MILLION TO SUPPORT ELDERLY, HEALTHY LIVING For more than two decades, Donald and Mary Kosch have been active supporters of Beaumont Hospital, Dearborn, giving generously to pediatric programs, including the Center for Exceptional Families.


ow, they are doing even more through a new $1.2 million gift that will create the Mary & Donald Kosch Memory Care Unit at the Skilled Nursing and Rehabilitaion Center in Dearborn. They will also invest significantly in the expansion of the Healthy Dearborn initiative to promote healthy living and lifestyles. “The gift from Mary and Don will play a vital role in improving the health and well-being of individuals and families throughout the Dearborn community. We are so proud to partner with them in this initiative,” said Margaret Cooney Casey, senior vice president and chief development officer, Beaumont Health. Aging With Dignity The gift in support of the memory care unit will renovate all of the shared spaces within the facility, giving residents a warm, comforting environment that is also specially designed for the needs of individuals with Alzheimer’s disease and dementia. For Mary Kosch, the decision to invest in the center was a personal one, inspired by her 89-year-old mother Naudean, who was diagnosed with dementia seven years ago. “My husband and I have been donors to Oakwood, and now Beaumont, for 23 years. Our hearts have always been with children in need and their families. Now, we need to take care of people who are aging and help them do it with pride and dignity,” said Mary. “Seeing the need and speaking with others in the community has shown what a great

The renovated unit will include: •  day spaces designed to

engage residents and provide expanded views of the outdoors and exposure to natural light •  an activity kitchen that will

allow for more comfortable dining experiences and social interaction •  a dedicated entrance for

patients and staff to minimize disruption for residents •  a redesigned nursing station •  a lobby refresh •  advanced training and

certification opportunities for staff need there is for better care for the elderly in our lives.” Healthy Dearborn The Kosch family has dedicated the other half of their gift to the health and wellness of thousands of Dearborn residents through the Healthy Dearborn program, part of Beaumont’s Healthy Communities initiative. The effort is designed to inspire people of all ages to make healthier choices through exercise, diet, nutrition and group

Donald and Mary Kosch

fitness activities. “I have lived here for the last 75 years and I am delighted to give back to the community by supporting Healthy Dearborn,” said Donald. “It’s about educating children in schools, to teach them a healthier way of life through diet and exercise.” The Kosches’ gift will support a bike sharing program and a safe, enjoyable, six-mile bike lane in Dearborn. Also included is a family-oriented healthy eating and active living program that will be available over the course of five years. Donald added, “It feels good to give, but more importantly it does good. When you can do that, it’s a great combination.”

The Healthy Dearborn program also will support: •  kids’ nutrition programs,

including the CATCH kids club, in six elementary schools •  “Cooking Matters” classes

for both kids and adults

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•  a regularly scheduled Dearborn

family bike ride on the new route •  walking groups •  a healthy activities day at Dearborn’s

annual Homecoming event


PHYSICIANS GIVE BACK TO THEIR COMMUNITY AND HOSPITAL Support from the community has played a vital role in the expansion currently underway at Beaumont Hospital, Farmington Hills. A gift of $500,000 from Botsford Medical Imaging as well as a gift of $100,000 from Oakland Surgical Specialists will help fund construction and enhance care for patients and families.


otsford Medical Imaging (BMI) is a physician group that specializes in diagnostic radiology at Beaumont, Farmington Hills. Dating back to 1944, BMI has been providing radiology services from the very beginning of the hospital’s history. Physician Support “Our group has been a vital part of Beaumont, Farmington Hills since the start and looks forward to continuing a positive relationship in the future. We have given generously in the past and are proud to continue supporting our institution,” said Michael Schwartz, M.D., chair, Department of Radiology at Beaumont, Farmington Hills. The added space will provide a more welcoming and comfortable atmosphere in which to provide the high quality care our patients and families have come to know and expect. It is an important step in meeting both current and future needs of our growing population. As a major teaching hospital, the expansion also will allow Beaumont, Farmington Hills to continue providing world-class training for the next generation of physicians. Beaumont, Farmington Hills President Connie O’Malley said, “This expansion represents our commitment to those who depend on our hospital for care and will better prepare us to handle the needs of our

growing communities. The generosity shown by Botsford Medical Imaging and Oakland Surgical Specialists will make a meaningful difference in our ability to complete the project and reflects well the dedication and compassion for which our physicians are known.” For Beaumont, Farmington Hills physicians and caregivers, this project is personal, as evidenced by the outpouring of support received from those directly involved in providing care for the community. “The Radiology Department historically has recruited the best and brightest residents from the nation’s top osteopathic training programs. This combination of superb, compassionate care along with outstanding medical education made it very easy for me to ask my colleagues for their support,” said Dr. Schwartz. A Gift Out of Loyalty Oakland Surgical Specialists is a group of three physicians that responds to trauma cases and oversee general surgery at Beaumont, Farmington Hills. The group consists of Chief Medical Officer Michael Rebock, D.O., Jeffrey Gerken, D.O. and Kelly Dinnan, D.O. “I joined Oakland Surgical Specialists in 1995, but the group has been in existence since Botsford first opened,” explained Dr. Rebock. “My colleagues Drs. Gerken and Dinnan joined me

Michael Rebock, D.O., Michael Schwartz, M.D.

in 2008 and in 2014, respectively. Both of them were trained here as residents. We made this gift out of loyalty to our patients and also out of loyalty to the hospital, which has given us our careers and afforded us the opportunity to support this worthwhile initiative. This expansion is going to give patients what they deserve. And, as physicians, we’ll have the facilities to better match the quality and type of care we provide.” Senior Vice President and Chief Development Officer of Beaumont Health Margaret Casey said, “The gifts from Botsford Medical Imaging and Oakland Surgical Specialists will have a powerful impact on patient care and will serve as a lasting reminder of the important role physicians can play in creating a strong future for Beaumont. We deeply appreciate their leadership and desire to support Beaumont in such a transformational and meaningful way.”

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A PASSION FOR BUILDING HEALTHY COMMUNITIES For Beaumont Health Vice President of Community Health & Outreach Betty Priskorn, building healthy communities is more than a job; it’s a personal commitment that stems from a passion for helping others.


riskorn joined Beaumont in 2012, as corporate director of Community Outreach for the Oakwood Healthcare system. She was appointed to her current position in 2015, where she is responsible for overseeing community health initiatives across the entire system. “As a not-for-profit organization,” said Priskorn, “we are charged with improving the health of the community. These improvements require solutions both inside and outside the walls of the hospital.”

Collaborative Initiatives In its recently completed Community Health Needs Assessment, Beaumont identified three significant health elements — obesity, cardiovascular disease and diabetes — to address across all the communities served by the eight Beaumont Health hospitals. “This process allows us to successfully engage in collaborative, innovative initiatives to improve the health of the whole community with a particular emphasis on reaching vulnerable and underserved populations that experience the

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Betty Priskorn

highest burden of chronic diseases,” said Priskorn. To advance community health, Priskorn and her team take a collective


approach to addressing the priority needs of each community through evidence-based programs such as Healthy Communities, a multi-year initiative that integrates primary care, public health and community interventions to improve the overall health of populations and reduce health care costs. It was the work of Healthy Communities in Dearborn that inspired a multi-year philanthropic commitment from Mary and Donald Kosch to support Healthy Dearborn, a program to promote healthy eating and active living in new ways. As a result of their generosity, the city of Dearborn and Beaumont will be able to implement a bike sharing program and construct a new bike trail within the Dearborn community. In addition, after school programming that focuses on physical activity will be expanded along with support for walking and biking programs. “The ability to obtain and coordinate various funding streams is critical to community health improvement and achieving long-term impact,” said Priskorn. “This type of philanthropy can be transformative in the work that we do to improve health in the community with our partners.” While measurable results are not yet available for these specific programs and their impact may not

PROGRAMS THROUGH COMMUNITY OUTREACH Diabetes Personal Action Toward Health (PATH) Provides the skills and tools necessary for individuals to manage their type 2 diabetes. Cooking Matters A six-week class that teaches individuals and families how to budget, shop for and prepare healthy, affordable meals. Coordinated Approach to Child Health (CATCH) Kids Club Promotes physical activity and nutrition for elementary school-aged children in an afterschool social setting.

be fully realized for years to come, Priskorn is optimistic and looks forward to implementing similar strategies across Beaumont Health. She also would like to expand current programs throughout Southeast Michigan. Wellness and Prevention Priskorn said, “An important priority for 2017 is to expand the Healthy Communities initiative across Wayne, Oakland and Macomb counties. Also, we have been working with the American Medical Association to

Healthy Communities A multi-year initiative that integrates primary care, public health and community interventions to improve overall health of the populations and reduce health care costs. Child & Adolescent Health Centers There are six child and adolescent health clinics located in Taylor, River Rouge, Romulus, Wayne, Inkster and Redford. The centers are designed to provide primary care, psychosocial and health promotion, and disease prevention services for teens.

increase knowledge and capacity of the National Diabetes Prevention Program. We would like to provide support for our physicians and patients by utilizing our electronic medical record system for referrals to this program. We also would like to expand our Prescription for Health program and the Power of Produce program at local farmers’ markets.” “As we begin to move our health system from one based on treating sickness to one based on wellness and prevention, we must rethink how we coordinate care to address non-medical factors that impact health,” Priskorn added. While there is much work to be done to initiate a systematic change in how we approach the health of our communities, Betty Priskorn has the drive and the devotion necessary to make a difference. To learn more about supporting community outreach programs at Beaumont, visit or call 248-551-5330.

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WHAT IS PLANNED CHARITABLE GIVING? You may have a desire to make a difference for people in need. Specifically, you may have an interest in helping Beaumont deliver extraordinary care in a particular area of health care.


ou can plan for meeting your philanthropic goals at the same time that you plan the financial needs of your family. • A  planned gift can be simply

accomplished with a designation of assets in your will or other financial planning documents • Y  our personal legacy of giving

will continue and you will be remembered for your contribution • Y  ou will be assured that you have

provided for your family and also that you have made a difference in other people’s lives • Y  ou will also help us in our planning

to fulfill the mission of Beaumont In the broadest sense, the term planned gift suggests thinking ahead by the person making the gift. A planned gift is usually made as part of an overall financial plan and is often referred to as a deferred gift. However, the term is too narrow because a planned gift can, in some circumstances, benefit a charity sooner rather than later. A current gift is an outright gift of cash or property (e.g., a gift of appreciated securities or distributions from retirement assets). A current gift is sometimes paid in installments, as part of a pledge, over a period of years (usually not more than five).

The simplest explanation is that a planned gift is made as part of a donor’s financial plan that is not a current gift. A great example is naming Beaumont in a will. The gift will not be received by Beaumont until the passing of the donor, whether 10 days or 10 years.

Many donors make blended gifts, also generally in the form of a pledge, which is a combination of a current gift

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and a planned gift. A blended gift can leverage the legacy and recognition of the donor.


Now that some of the terminology has been clarified, hopefully, you might ask: What are the characteristics of a planned gift?

Family Participation and Intergenerational Gift Planning Not only is a gift generally made pursuant to a plan, but it is often made with family participation and takes into consideration intergenerational gift planning. The planning generally involves making sure that the donor and the donor’s family are provided for first before determining how to meet the donor’s philanthropic goals. Family participation will help promote a legacy of giving for future generations. Gift an Asset But Keep Enjoying It A planned gift can be structured so that a donor continues to enjoy the benefits of an asset that will ultimately be conveyed to a charity. The gift can take effect at death or during a donor’s lifetime and it can be revocable or irrevocable. Great flexibility can be built into a planned gift so that a donor and a donor’s spouse get income or “just-in-case income” during their lifetimes while, at the same time, conveying a benefit to a charity. A revocable gift allows a donor to change his or her mind. In other cases, a donor can convey an asset that creates distributions over a period of years to a charity that begin immediately and have the asset returned to the donor or the donor’s family. Income and Estate/Gift Tax Savings In many situations, income and/or estate/gift tax benefits can be derived that will substantially reduce the “cost”

of a gift. If income and estate/gift tax savings are both available, the savings can be as much as 64 percent of the value of the gift. Tax savings can take on an even greater significance after the occurrence of certain “life” events, such as the sale of a family business. In 2017, some potential government proposals would reduce tax rates and/ or provide other limitations that would reduce the tax benefits of charitable gifts. A gift made in 2017 would have the advantage of measurable benefits under known and certain tax rules.

the trust or the donor or the donor’s heirs enjoy the remainder of the trust. Gift Agreements The documentation of a planned gift often includes the creation of a gift agreement. The agreement will not only provide the terms of the gift but will also provide specific information about the obligations of the charity as to how to use and recognize the gift. Hopefully, the foregoing discussion has provided some insight into planned giving. In all cases, a donor

Simplicity vs Complexity The act of making a planned gift can be simple to accomplish. Examples include: • Providing for a charity in your will

or other estate planning documents (i.e., a bequest). • Designating a charity as a beneficiary

or partial beneficiary (i.e., beneficiary designation). • Life insurance. • A retirement asset (e.g., 401(k) plan

or IRA). A charitable gift annuity is a simple contract that provides a lifetime annuity to a donor and a remainder to a charity each representing approximately 50 percent of the value of the asset. Other more complex gifts involve trust arrangements. The charity either benefits from the remainder of the trust (charitable remainder trust) or from distributions for a term of years from the trust (charitable lead trust). Vice versa, the donor either enjoys income for the donor’s lifetime from

contemplating a planned gift should consult with his or her financial, legal, and tax advisors. We can help with any of your questions and participate in discussions with your financial, legal and tax advisors. Please contact Terry Lang, vice president Planned Giving at 248-551-9825 or

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Last November, Cumulus Media’s WDVD-FM (Detroit) held a day-long radiothon to benefit Beaumont Children’s patients through Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals. Beaumont provides advanced care for thousands of children from Southeast Michigan and the region with help from CMN. WDVD’s Blaine Fowler, from the Blaine Fowler Morning Show, along with other hosts did a live broadcast from 6 a.m. to 7 p.m. to raise awareness and support for CMN. The event raised $100,000, benefiting 140,000 children. Margaret Cooney Casey, senior vice president and chief development officer for Beaumont Health said, “This year’s 96.3 WDVD Cares for Kids Radiothon was a great success as listeners from our radio partner called in to help the families in our community who rely on Beaumont Children’s for programs and services. We were fortunate to have patient families speak about the great care they received at Beaumont and the programs that impact the Metro Detroit community.”

“This year’s 96.3 WDVD Cares for Kids Radiothon was a great success as listeners from our radio partner called in to help the families in our community who rely on Beaumont Children’s for programs and services.” — Margaret Cooney Casey

6 a.m. to 7 p.m. WDVD’s Blaine Fowler, from the Blaine Fowler Morning Show, along with other hosts did a live broadcast

$100,000 raised during the event



corporate partners and miracle family members in attendance



raised on this day in 2017

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140,000 children benefited




t birth, Elise Bromund was diagnosed with an extremely rare chromosomal disorder. She has been under the care of 15 Beaumont subspecialties in genetics, hematology, urology, endocrinology, neurology, gastroenterology, ophthalmology, and audiology. When only 2 years-old, she had already endured multiple surgeries on her kidney, bladder, and both eyes. When she was feeling up for it, she enjoyed the amenities in the Children’s Miracle Network Garden that included toys, wagons, video games, books, children’s movies on flat screen televisions, and special crafts with Child Life Specialists. Elise’s family spent more days at Beaumont than they can count while being comforted by the tremendous care of physicians and nurses. Elise continues to make significant progress and is truly a remarkable little girl.



Laura Shullman went into labor at 23 weeks and 6 days and gave birth to triplets, Stella, Lillian and Charlie. All three babies were only 9 inches long and 1.5 pounds with only a 10 percent chance of survival. On the third day, one of the NICU doctors told them one or more of the babies wouldn’t make it through the night. Charlie was not doing well and was taken off life support when he was two weeks old. This was the first time Laura and Graham Shullman held their son. The remaining twins continued to struggle and spent the next 130 days in the NICU. They had multiple surgeries, lung issues and frequent CPR episodes. Much of the equipment needed to keep these little girls alive came from CMN. Today, they are doing well. Laura and Graham were given a bereavement box, partially funded by CMN, with mementos to remember Charlie. Later on, the Shullmans performed a concert in Charlie’s honor to help support the NICU and raised over $15,000 in five weeks. Now there are two brand new blanket warmers in the NICU honoring Charlie.

Evan Findling is a 10-year-old pediatric cancer survivor. At age 5 ½, his parents noted that he had a distended belly. Evan was diagnosed with Burkett’s Lymphoma at Beaumont Children’s and started chemotherapy three days later. While Evan was at Beaumont Children’s, he received comfort from the child life specialists who help children deal with the fears that arise from being hospitalized. CMN proudly supports the Child Life Program and without their support, the program could not continue. Evan participated in the Bravery Beads program — after every milestone during his treatment he added a new bead to a chain symbolizing he obstacles he overcame while beating cancer. Evan is now in remission and has the chance to play basketball and baseball. He loves Detroit sports and Michigan State University.

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T George Haggarty and Edward J. Russell III

COMMUNITY LEADER STEPS DOWN AFTER YEARS OF SERVICE AT BEAUMONT, GROSSE POINTE For more than 35 years, George Haggarty has been an active supporter of Beaumont Hospital, Grosse Pointe, starting in the late 1980s when it was still known as Bon Secours. In recent years, he has served as chairman of the Development Committee for the Grosse Pointe hospital, encouraging philanthropic support for innovative programs, expansive capital projects and other high-priority initiatives.


his past March, Haggarty stepped down from his position on the committee while reassuring colleagues and staff who have come to rely upon his wisdom, judgment and dedication that he will continue to serve Beaumont as a trustee,

advocating for the health system throughout the community. Dedicated Supporter “We feel so fortunate and grateful to have had George at the helm of our development committee for so many years,” said Margaret Cooney

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Casey, senior vice president and chief development officer, Beaumont Health. “His knowledge of and commitment to the Grosse Pointe community is unparalleled and he has been a steadfast advocate in seeking partners to enrich and enhance care at Beaumont, Grosse Pointe.”


In the months and years ahead, Russell hopes that he and his fellow committee members will continue to encourage and inspire the support of the Grosse Pointe community to help a growing hospital do even more for the patients and families it serves.

Haggarty has chaired the Grosse Pointe Development Committee since 2007. With his previous tenure as a member of the Bon Secours board of directors, Haggarty is deeply familiar with what it takes to run a successful hospital and a large part of that goes back to philanthropy. “Philanthropy and the people who support Beaumont, Grosse Pointe are critical to its success,” Haggarty said. “They demonstrate to the community the importance of the hospital. People like the Cottons, the Fruehaufs, the Vallees and the Stevenses — they all have had a tremendous impact on this hospital. My hope is that we can continue to recognize the very special niche we have here and continue to support it as the hospital develops and offers more services to the Grosse Pointe community.” Making It a Better Place For Haggarty, the decision to become involved with the Grosse Pointe Development Committee centered on a desire to give back. “I’ve lived in Grosse Pointe all my life,” Haggarty said. “The people at Bon Secours and then at Beaumont have always been so compassionate, caring and helpful that it was easy to help make it a better place in some small way.” Haggarty particularly appreciated the way the members of the development committee worked together in support of the hospital, its patients and their needs. “I

want to thank the Grosse Pointe Development Committee members,” he said. “It’s a committee of really faithful and active community leaders who have worked diligently to engage the rest of the community in support of Beaumont.” One of those fellow committee members is Edward J. Russell III, who generously agreed to assume

now serves as a trustee for Beaumont Health. He looks forward to adding to those duties as the new chair of the Grosse Pointe Development Committee. “George has done an outstanding job and I see my role as chair as being a steady cheerleader, to engage members and continue to create awareness of the opportunities for giving in our community.”

“Philanthropy and the people who support Beaumont, Grosse Pointe are critical to its success. They demonstrate to the community the importance of the hospital.” — George Haggarty

the chairmanship following Haggarty’s departure. “We are so pleased that Ed has agreed to take on the role of chair of the Grosse Pointe Committee,” said Casey. “Ed is a widely respected business and community leader in Grosse Pointe and has a long history with Beaumont, Grosse Pointe through his involvement in the Racing for Kids program.” In addition, Russell and his wife supported a suite in the Cotton Family Birth Center at Grosse Pointe to honor the arrival of their grandson who was born there. Eight years later, friends and colleagues still let him know that their newest loved one was born “in your room.” Russell was appointed a Beaumont Health System Trustee in 2013, and

Growing With the Community Like Haggarty, Russell sees philanthropy as vital not only to the well-being of the hospital and the patients it serves, but to the city as a whole. “Grosse Pointe is blessed with great schools, a rich history, great housing, but without the nonprofits and a great hospital that is part of the fabric of our city, we can’t have a strong community.” In the months and years ahead, Russell hopes that he and his fellow committee members will continue to encourage and inspire the support of the Grosse Pointe community to help a growing hospital do even more for the patients and families it serves.

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BEAUMONT HEALTH TRUSTEES The second meeting of the Beaumont Health Trustees was held on Thursday, May 11, in the Southfield Westin Hotel Algonquin Ballroom. More than 75 members of the Beaumont Health Trustee group heard welcome remarks from Board Chairman John Lewis, introductions by Chief Development Officer Margaret Cooney Casey and a system-wide update from President and CEO John Fox. Guest speakers were Mark Bohen, senior vice president of marketing for Beaumont Health and Barry A. Franklin, Ph.D. A strolling dinner and reception followed the 90-minute meeting. The next meeting will be Thursday, October 19, 2017.

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1. Gail Colwell, Sylvia Hagenlocker; 2. John Fox; 3. Deborah Whiting, Gersh Cooper; 4. Iqbal Nasir, M.D., Ahmad Chebbani; 5. Margaret Cooney Casey; 6. John Roszak, Gerald Fitzgerald, Maura Corrigan; 7. John Lewis

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8. Ashok Jain, M.D., Ram Garg, M.D.; 9. Steve Howard, Jeff Hockman, Dennis Herrick; 10. George Haggarty, Susan Haggarty, Margaret Cooney Casey; 11. John Fox, Samir Dabbous, M.D.; 12. John Schaeffer, Dr. Barry Franklin; 13. Dennis Danville, Hon. Milton Mack, Jr., Richard Astrein, Debbie Astrein, Jeffrey Maisels, M.D.; 14. Steve Howard, Stefan Wanczyk, Tom Fabbri; 15. Mary Kosch; 16. Jane Schwyn, Joyce Suber, Hon. Deborah Tyner

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Healthy Living


MARIJA GRAHOVAC, M.D. ASK THE DOCTOR: ANSWERS TO WOMEN’S HEALTH AT ANY AGE Changes in the appearance and function of the female anatomy are inevitable in every woman’s life up to and after the transition into menopause. Menopause has an effect on every part of your body, including the health and well-being of your heart and bones. We’ve asked Beaumont Hospital, Dearborn Chief of Obstetrics/Gynecology Marija Grahovac, M.D., FACOG to share with us what can be expected and when as well as some general information about screening tests and when they should be performed.

FOR WOMEN 40-50 YEARS OLD: • M  enopause is defined as 12 months without a menstrual cycle and occurs at a median age of 51.4 years in the average woman. Perimenopause, or menopausal transition, begins on average four years before the final menstrual cycle. Menopause also includes several physiologic changes that may affect a woman’s quality of life. Perimenopause is characterized by irregular menstrual cycles and hormonal fluctuations, which result in hot flashes, sleep disturbances, mood symptoms, and painful dryness. In addition, the lipid profile can worsen and bone loss begins. • During your 40s, it is accepted that some women will develop new-onset depression or experience anxiety along with hot flashes and other symptoms of the menopausal transition. Therefore, the changing hormonal status of the patient, along with other life changes can contribute to anxiety/depression, which can lead to some stress. For the most part, it can be expected to be temporary. Anxiety and depression symptoms may also contribute to sleep disturbances – and the lack of sleep can lead to stress and difficulty coping as well.

• T  he hallmark of the menopausal transition/perimenopause and early postmenopausal years is the hot flash. Women may experience a number of other symptoms whose association with the menopausal transition is well established, including joint pain and memory loss. All of these symptoms can be highly variable among women. • Following a well-balanced diet with adequate protein intake and less carbohydrates is recommended during these years. Bone loss is also a concern for women, starting in the premenopausal years – therefore, at least 30 minutes of weight-bearing exercise three times a week is a minimum. In addition, supplementing calcium at approximately 1000mg per day and vitamin D at 800IU per day is recommended. Screening Tests*: • A  nnual checkup • P  AP smear every 3-5 years • M  ammogram baseline at 40 years-old, then every 1-2 years until 50 • L  ipid profile every 5 years beginning at 45 years-old • F  asting blood glucose every 3 years after age 45 • H  IV testing should be offered every year

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FOR WOMEN 50-60 YEARS OLD: • In the early postmenopausal years, women who do not take estrogen therapy typically gain fat mass and lose lean mass. Some, but not all, studies suggest that postmenopausal hormone therapy is associated with a decrease in central fat distribution. Exercises that devote time to both cardiovascular conditioning as well as increasing muscle mass are recommended. • S  everal studies have looked at the length of time that hot flashes are experienced by menopausal women. Although 7-10 years seems to be the average, a small percentage of women can experience bothersome symptoms even longer, some going on 20 years. Holistic is characterized by the treatment of the whole person, taking into account mental and social factors, rather than just the physical symptoms of a disease. • A  ll counseling about managing the bothersome symptoms of menopause should be holistic. • E  ligible patients will be offered hormone therapy for their specific symptoms, but hormones have only a few specific indications: painful dryness, hot flashes, night


• Y  ou can stop seeing your gynecologist regularly when you can no longer participate in the exam, or if any intervention planned will not be possible due to failing health.

sweats. Plant-based therapies (phytoestrogens and herbal remedies) are commonly used by postmenopausal women, but how efficient they are has not been well established. It should be remembered that no matter the source (plant or animal) “bioidentical” hormones still behave as hormones in the body and will have the same risks. • Other strategies to approach some of the bothersome changes associated with menopause are: ■  Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) – CBT appears to be a modestly effective intervention for menopause-associated insomnia but not as effective for hot flashes ■  Hypnosis may be beneficial for hot flashes ■  Other complementary therapies that have been studied with inconsistent results include acupuncture, mind-body-based therapies, paced respiration, weight loss, and exercise • There is limited scientific support for the hypothesis that estrogen preserves overall cognitive function in women. Although women report a change in their memory with menopause, it may simply be attributed to aging.

Screening Tests*: • Annual checkup • PAP smear every 3-5 years • Yearly mammogram • Colon cancer screening (every 10 years for colonoscopy) • Lipid profile every 5 years • Fasting blood glucose every 3 years • Thyroid testing every 5 years beginning at age 50 • HIV testing should be offered every year

WOMEN 60-70 YEARS OLD: • The largest study to date on hormone therapy demonstrated the risks associated with starting hormone therapy late in the menopause. Ideally, hormone therapy is initiated early in the onset of symptoms and maintained for the shortest duration possible at the lowest effective dose. Some women may find they need to continue their hormone therapy into their 60’s or longer, but this should be individualized with their physician to continue to weigh the risks and benefits. • Skin changes and estrogen have been studied. The collagen content of the skin and bones is reduced by estrogen deficiency. Changes causing dry hair and nails may be simply attributed to aging. Maintaining adequate hydration, appropriate nutrition, and sometimes supplementation with biotin could

help. Estrogen replacement could improve the appearance of skin and reduce wrinkles. • C  hanges in one’s metabolism with increasing age, as well as the decrease in lean body mass, can make it much more difficult to lose or maintain weight. The postmenopausal experience can have a lot of overlap with natural aging when it comes to changes. Screening Tests*: • Annual checkup • PAP smear every 3-5 years • Yearly mammogram • C  olon cancer screening (every 10 years for colonoscopy) • Lipid profile every 5 years • F  asting blood glucose every 3 years • Thyroid testing every 5 years • Osteoporosis screening at age 65 • U  rinalysis and HIV testing should be offered every year

*For Women of All Ages: It should be remembered that there are many bodies that develop recommendations for screening and preventative care. There will always be some disagreement between societies. In general, my answers will reflect those of the American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists. Also, it should be remembered that guidelines are meant to be applied to the general population, but that all care should be individualized to meet each patient’s specific needs. In general, after a certain age (70+) PAP smears and mammography can eventually be stopped.

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C onnection s


Red Tie Ball May 6, 2017 The Dearborn Inn BeneďŹ ting the Center for Exceptional Families and the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit










1. Christina Bair, Nick Bair, Derek Bair, M.D., Emily Bair, Blaine Rogalski, Karen Rogalski; 2. Marco Rugiero, Patrick Rugiero, Robert Rugiero; 3. Mary Kosch, Donald Kosch; 4. Margaret Cooney Casey, Tom Cunnington, Emily Cunnington, Laurie Cunnington; 5. Scott Hunter, Meg Hunter, Lindsay Wohleen, Corey Wheaton; 6. Car – 1934 Ford and 1920s outfits from the Detroit Historical Society; 7. Tommi White, Pat White; 8. Sitting: Dorothy Nouhan, Don Kosch, Mary Kosch, Gary Stanford; Standing: Abigail Kosch, Dan Smith, Kristin Stanford-Smith, Helene Dombrowski, M.D., Dan Cser, Sandra Cser, Debbie Stanford; 9. Emcee Monica Gayle

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10. John and Julie Fox; 11. Auctioneer Christopher Aslanian; 12. Sitting: Deanna Furlow, John Auffenberg, Nancy Auffenberg, Loretta Lenko; Standing: Travis Furlow, Michael Mualem, Lynda Mualem, Marni Hickey, Matthew Hickey; 13. Live auction; 14. Sitting: Tom Fitzgerald, Gerald Fitzgerald, Kathleen Rosowski, Robert Rosowski; Standing: Patrick Smithbauer, Karen Colina Wilson Smithbauer, Diane Mace, John Mace, Jan Fitzgerald; 15. Kathleen Train, Jay Bonnell, John Fox, Jane Schwyn; 16. Sitting: Lucia Mastromatteo, Rachel Perez Boena, Joanne Tissot, Jane Schwyn; Standing: Pierre-Yves Huguenin, Nick Bair, Derek Bair, M.D., Mandy Barker, Paul Gross, Leutrim Dacaj, Laure Glaus; 17. Sitting: Brenda Halpert, Cheryl Korpela, Thomas Korpela, Rocco Bellino, Cheryl Bellino; Standing: Chuck Halpert, Artil Leo, Caroline Leo, Jennifer Rakolta, J.R. Rakolta

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C onnection s


Autumn Gala November 5, 2016 MGM Grand Detroit Benefiting Campus Expansion at Beaumont, Farmington Hills




1. Connie O’Malley, Michael Rebock, D.O., Michelle Glazer-Zucker, D.O., Eugene Laveroni, D.O., Raimundo Pastor, D.O.; 2. Natalie Cooper, Gerson Cooper, Connie O’Malley, Harris Mainster, D.O.; 3. Farmington Emergency Medicine Associates

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The Association for Healthcare Philanthropy (AHP) is an international professional organization dedicated exclusively to development professionals who encourage charity in North America’s health care organizations. Established in 1967, AHP is the source for education, networking, information and research in health care philanthropy. High performers represent the reporting organizations in the top 25 percentile for net production returns.

Beaumont Foundations has received this award for the second year in a row. Other awardees include Boston Medical Center, Rutgers, UMass Memorial Health Care, Mercy Health Foundations and University of Texas Medical School, to name a few.

TWO YEARS IN A ROW! Association for HealthCare Philanthropy High performers represent the top 25 percent of all reporting organizations.

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Save The Dates

A Round for Life Golf & Tennis Classic July 10, 2017 Orchard Lake Country Club Benefiting the Wilson Cancer Resource Center at Beaumont, Troy

Louis J. Spagnuolo, DO Golf Classic July 27, 2017 Fox Hills Golf & Banquet Center

Beaumont Children’s Miracle Classic July 31, 2017 Detroit Golf Club Benefiting Children’s Miracle Network in Support of Beaumont Children’s

Wine for the Spirit September 17, 2017 Little Caesars Arena Benefiting Beaumont Children’s

Autumn Gala November 11, 2017 MGM Grand Detroit Benefiting Campus Expansion at Beaumont, Farmington Hills

96.3 Cares for Kids Radiothon December 1, 2017 Beaumont, Royal Oak Benefiting Children’s Miracle Network in Support of Beaumont Children’s

Benefiting Greatest Needs at Beaumont, Farmington Hills

Bocce Ball Classic October 14, 2017 Palazzo di Bocce Benefiting the Inpatient Rehabilitation Unit at Beaumont, Troy

EVERY GIFT STAYS AT THE BEAUMONT HOSPITAL OR PROGRAM OF YOUR CHOICE. Beaumont Health gratefully relies on support from the community. If you would prefer not to receive future fundraising mail from the Beaumont Health Foundations, please reply by email to, or call 248-551-5330.

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