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HealthyGiving SUMMER 2018



The Danto Family


Dear Friends of Beaumont Health Foundation,


hope this issue of Healthy Giving finds you enjoying the weather as well as good health. In the following pages, we are highlighting a gift from the second generation of the Danto family, who continues to support Beaumont efforts so generously. Their gift will name the Marvin and Betty Danto Comprehensive Geriatric Emergency Medicine Program at Beaumont, Royal Oak. We also have a story about additional generous gifts to support the construction campaign at Beaumont, Farmington Hills. You’ll see, too, what an exceptional evening we had at the annual Beaumont, Farmington Hills Autumn Gala last November, a celebration held at the MGM Grand Detroit. I would like to express my heartfelt thanks to the nearly 100,000 donors and the many volunteers, physicians, administrators and hospital employees for their gifts to Beaumont Health services and programs in 2017. You have clearly shown your trust and demonstrated your willingness to invest in Beaumont Health and the care we provide for our patients. Philanthropy is the thread that connects us with each other, our patients and the communities we serve. It also reminds us of where we’ve been and prepares us for where we want to go. In the months and years ahead, there will be opportunities to enhance patient You are part of the thread with every care and outcomes through research, technology, new gift you make to Beaumont. We cannot facilities, patient programs and wellness efforts. You are do this without you. part of the thread with every gift you make to Beaumont. We cannot do this without you. We look forward to continuing to work with our friends and benefactors as we invest in Beaumont and see the incredible results that philanthropy can make possible. On behalf of the Foundation and Beaumont Health, 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 Chief Development Officer, Beaumont Health President, Beaumont Health Foundation


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16 Contents 2

Letter from John Fox, Beaumont Health


President and CEO

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Office of Donor Relations In Brief A Generous Gift to Provide Special

Physician Supports Renovation

John Schaefer: A Generous Partner for Heart and Vascular Services


Relocation of Breast Care Center

14 Making a Planned Gift from the Heart 16 C hildren’s Miracle Network Hospitals Update 18  Beaumont Health Foundation Board of Directors /

Emergency Care for Geriatric Patients The Importance of Giving Back

Pomeroy Living / Giving Is a Wonderful Feeling

S  upporting Troy NICU / Physicians Help Support

In Memoriam: Edward A. Loniewski, D.O.

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Beaumont Health Trustees Meeting, October 2017 In Memoriam: Henrietta Weisberg Events In Memoriam: Eugene Applebaum In Memoriam: Dominic S. Moceri

Beaumont Health gratefully relies on support from the community. If you would prefer not to receive future fundraising mail from the Beaumont Health Foundation, please reply by email to, or call (248) 551-5330.


Dear Friends of Beaumont Health,


here is a lot of ambiguity in the health care industry today.

Our organization faces ongoing challenges surrounding

government funding and insurance reimbursements, rising

pharmaceutical costs and other market concerns.

I assure you we are moving in the right direction. Beaumont Health

is weathering these difficulties and performing well compared to our competitors. We have been able to keep costs down, realize efficiencies and meet our budget plan. By focusing on patient and family-centered care, we continue to improve patient satisfaction, enhance quality and safety, and engage with the people and communities we serve. With your continuing support, we can do so much more. Philanthropy remains vitally important to Beaumont’s ability to

Philanthropy remains vitally important to Beaumont’s

innovate and fulfill our mission of providing

ability to innovate and fulfill our mission of providing

compassionate, extraordinary care every

compassionate, extraordinary care every day as a non-profit institution.

day as a non-profit institution. Your investment in the work of our physicians, surgeons and researchers helps us achieve

excellence and ensures that everything we do for our patients is on the leading-edge of medicine. Thank you for all you do to help our patients, their families, our communities and all of Beaumont. With much gratitude,

John Fox Beaumont Health President and CEO

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Office of Donor Relations 24/7/365 Service For Donors One of the most valued benefits of Beaumont Health Society membership is the exclusive access to the Beaumont Health Foundation Office of Donor Relations. The Beaumont donor relations professionals, Senior Director Steven Barber and Associate Directors Pri Austin and Cindy Hamilton, have a combined 78 years of customer service, hospitality and guest services experience. The Beaumont Health Society membership provides exclusive 24-hour service from the Beaumont Health Foundation Office of Donor Relations. Membership provides services to adults and dependent children under 26 years of age. Services include assistance with: • Providing the best available room

during your stay • Emergency Center visits • Inpatient stays and outpatient procedures • Physician referrals • Scheduling diagnostic testing

After hours, our dedicated staff is available for emergencies that include a visit to one of the Beaumont emergency centers (EC). Although Donor Relations cannot secure faster care for Beaumont Health Society members in the EC, they can explain delays and processes that take longer than anticipated.

Pri Austin, Cindy Hamilton, Steven Barber

“What we can do during an EC visit is provide comfort and understanding about the process in a non-clinical manner,” said Steven. Although the names of donors to Beaumont Health are coded in our system-wide software and should be recognized upon registration, we still recommend that donors call the Office of Donor Relations telephone number on their membership cards [(248) 551-1101] as well to activate the services of the Donor Relations team prior to inpatient or outpatient activity. While hospitalized, donors may receive personalized visits, daily newspapers upon request, magazines and

a courtesy packet. The packet contains two coupons for meals, two valet passes and a business card with contact information. While the Donor Relations staff does not impact the care provided by clinical staff, they do work seamlessly in the background to ensure communication and service needs are met. “A positive experience for our donors is our utmost priority. We are available 24 hours a day, every day of the year to assist Beaumont Health Society members with services at our eight Beaumont Health hospitals,” said Steven. For more information about becoming a Beaumont Health Society member, please contact the Office of Donor Relations at (248) 551-5322.

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In Brief

Charles Nagy


When Charles Nagy passed away last year from frontal temporal deterioration (FTD), his wife and adult children wanted to make a gift to Beaumont, Troy that focused on education about FTD and other brain disorders that are often difficult to diagnose. The gift will support education regarding FTD and other brain diseases and includes training for nurses and care team members. It will also help enhance care by supporting the implementation of the Nurses Improving Care for Health System Elders (NICHE) model at the Troy hospital.

Oakland University William Beaumont School of Medicine future residents at Beaumont


One hundred and one members of the OUWB Class of 2018 participated in Match Day on Friday, March 16. This national event occurs every March for graduating medical students to find out where they will be fulfilling their residency requirements. OUWB alumni have been matched to some of the most prestigious residency programs in the United States, including the University of Michigan, Stanford, Yale and Harvard. The students pictured will begin their residency training at Beaumont Health later in the year.

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March 30th marked the annual observation of National Doctors’ Day and this year nearly $87,000 was raised at Beaumont. Doctors’ Day was established to recognize physicians, their work and contributions to society and the community. With more advancements, tools and information at their fingertips, doctors have an overwhelming job to diagnose and treat their patients every day. On National Doctors’ Day, we say “thank you” to our physicians for all that they do for us and our loved ones. To make a donation in honor of a Beaumont Health physician, visit



Beaumont Hospitals in Royal Oak, Troy, Grosse Pointe and Farmington Hills have received grants from the Respiratory Foundation of Southeast Michigan. The funds will be used for ongoing support for respiratory equipment needs at all four sites.

Art Therapy — Sue Majewski Mosaic

Respiratory Foundation of Southeast Michigan


We would like to thank the Steve Toth Jr. Family Foundation for their recent donation of Patience Please to the pediatric inpatient unit at Beaumont, Royal Oak. The game provides much-needed joy and fun for our pediatric patients, helping them focus on being kids and easing stress and anxiety over their hospital stays.



A gift from the Manoogian Foundation has supported many developments within the Beaumont Arts for the Spirit programs, including:

State of Michigan grants of more than $2.2 million have been received for Beaumont Teen Health Centers. The centers provide primary, preventive and mental health care for teens. The centers are located in or near schools to make it easy for young people to access quality health care services without missing class or causing a parent to miss work. Health care services are available to youth ages 10-21; special education students receive services through age 26.

•  A partnership with the Detroit

Symphony Orchestra, offering performances at all Beaumont hospitals. •  A partnership with the Detroit

Medical Orchestra to also perform in all of our hospitals. •  A piloted art therapy program

for mothers in the antepartum unit at Beaumont, Dearborn. •  Continued art therapy at

Beaumont, Royal Oak. •  Art therapy sessions with patients

in pediatrics at Beaumont, Dearborn and Beaumont, Royal Oak.

Peggy Toth

Teen Health Center

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Geriatric care has become a top priority for all health care institutions. At Beaumont Hospital, Royal Oak, a very generous gift from James Danto, Joanne Danto and Gail Danto of the Marvin and Betty Danto Family Foundation created the Marvin and Betty Danto Family Foundation Comprehensive Geriatric Emergency Medicine Program to address the unique medical needs of the older population.

“The Giver Is the Biggest Receiver” — Marvin Danto DANTO FAMILY FOUNDATION

“Many times, we took our parents to the Emergency Center for various age-related issues. As anyone knows who has had that experience, it is not easy. Although we had good outcomes at the Beaumont Emergency Center in the past, I can see how the new construction Joanne Danto and design of the center, along with the new focus on geriatric care, will have a significant impact on our community,” said Joanne Danto. The Dantos credit their parents’ long history of philanthropy for inspiring their decision to give. “The family foundation that our parents set up is a great teaching tool for us,” said Joanne. “It has truly helped my siblings and me gain an even better understanding of the importance of philanthropy. My parents were always philanthropic, but now we can move that spirit

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of generosity into the future. We hope to inspire others the way our parents inspired us.” A FOCUS ON GERIATRIC EMERGENCY CARE

“This program will play a vital role in providing exceptional care to our aging patients who come to our new and expanded Emergency Center, the busiest in the state and one of the busiest in the country,” said Terry Kowalenko, M.D., chairman of Emergency Medicine for Beaumont Health. Treating geriatric patients can be challenging given that so many older patients have multiple medical issues, take multiple medications and have complex physiological changes that are inherent to aging. This program will make it possible to train physicians, nurses and residents in dedicated geriatric protocols and on specialized equipment to promote safety and comfort in older patients.


Gail Danto


The Marvin and Betty Danto Family Foundation Comprehensive Geriatric Emergency Medicine Program will focus on three key areas of clinical and academic excellence: •  The design and implementation

of a Geriatric Emergency Medicine Fellowship program •  Advanced geriatric training

for Emergency Center nurses and technicians •  A dedicated Emergency Center

to all Emergency Center nurses and technicians, addressing such topics as the physical changes of aging, functional status, sensitivity to ageism, pain management and fall risks,” said Rosanna Morris, president of Beaumont, Royal Oak. The dedicated Emergency Center Geriatric Resource Team will have geriatric-trained clinicians to help coordinate inpatient and outpatient services. This team will seek to effectively determine which patients will benefit from inpatient care and when to implement outpatient services. In addition, a social worker will be available 24 hours a day in the emergency center to assist older patients with discharge planning and home health assessments and needs, such as physical and occupational therapy, home health aides, hospice or palliative care needs or long-term care. A pharmacy technician will review medications with the patient and family members to determine potential problems with medication interactions and ensure appropriate prescribing.

to our ability to meet the unique needs of the communities we serve. This gift will support a program that will make an extraordinary difference for parents, grandparents and all the older loved ones who mean so much to us.

The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services estimates that there are nearly 600,000 residents of Wayne, Oakland and Macomb counties who are age 65 and older as of July 1, 2016 (the latest official data).

Geriatric Resource Team The fellowship program will prepare future generations of physicians in geriatric emergency center care by providing advanced, experiential training for new doctors who have a passion for helping the elderly. Research will also play a prominent role in the success of this program, helping to develop and share best practices that will influence the care of older patients not only at Beaumont, but across the country. The nurse training component of the gift will include access to Geriatric Emergency Nursing Education (GENE), a comprehensive program by the Emergency Nurses Association that establishes evidence-based geriatric practices and provides patient and family education. “This training is delivered

“The Danto family clearly appreciates the importance of caring for some of our most fragile patients during the physical and emotional stress of a health emergency,” said Margaret Cooney Casey, chief development officer, Beaumont Health and president, Beaumont Health Foundation. “For that, we are deeply grateful.” James Danto


The Danto family’s past generosity toward Beaumont has made a lasting impact on research in hematology/ oncology, cardiology and the Beaumont BioBank. As the geriatric population grows, the Dantos’ gift will become transformative and increasingly vital

Said Joanne, “Our father grew up in a family that was very poor and he worked hard to help support his family, so it was very important to him once he was a successful businessman to give back to the community and help others. We are so thrilled to support this program. My dad had a great saying, and I believe it’s true—'the giver is the biggest receiver.’”

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Shirley and Mike Kojaian

Research is at the heart of all medical discoveries, from taking an idea to transforming it into a method of care that improves and saves lives. C. Michael and Elizabeth Kojaian recently made a gift to Beaumont Hospital, Royal Oak to establish the Mike & Shirley Kojaian Endowed Chair in Cardiovascular Research and Education, in memory of Michael’s parents and to support the research work of cardiologist James Goldstein, M.D. as well as the educating of cardiology residents and fellows.


“We are deeply grateful for the support of C. Michael Kojaian and are so pleased that he has chosen to honor his parents in this way,” said Simon Dixon, MBChB, chairman of the Department of Cardiovascular Medicine at Beaumont, Royal Oak. “This investment in the work of Dr. Goldstein and our team will go a long way in helping to prevent heart attack and sudden cardiac death, something that will help patients not only at Beaumont, but around the world.” Simon Dixon, MBChB

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Dr. Goldstein has dedicated much of his career not only to treating patients, but also to research work designed to address the role that vulnerable plaque plays in causing sudden cardiac death. Vulnerable plaque is the buildup of plaque — or fatty deposits — that James Goldstein, M.D. occur within the walls of the coronary arteries. Although vulnerable plaque can also slowly narrow the arteries and reduce blood flow to the heart, it is not always visible during diagnostic testing because of its location inside the actual arterial wall. When present, the reduced blood flow can trigger heart attacks or sudden cardiac death. GIVING BACK TO COMMUNITY

“My father grew up in this community and loved it. He created his family, business and life in this community. As a second-generation Armenian-American, whose family supported Armenian immigrants to the United States, the importance of giving back was instilled in him from a young age. Over the years, my father developed a close relationship with his Beaumont physicians and they had a deep mutual respect for one another and some became great friends,” said son C. Michael.

The Mike & Shirley Kojaian Endowed Chair in Cardiovascular Research and Education will provide ongoing resources for Dr. Goldstein’s work, now and in the future. All agree, it would please Mike Kojaian to know his legacy will support physicians and research at Beaumont. “Mike Kojaian was a special man. He was my patient first and then he became my friend. It is my honor to hold the chair that bears the names of Shirley and Mike Kojaian,” said Dr. Goldstein. CONTINUED INNOVATION

In 2017, the Heart & Vascular program at Beaumont, Royal Oak ranked second in Michigan and among the top 30 in the nation, according to U.S. News &

World Report’s “Best Hospitals” list. This represented the 22nd consecutive year the program has been nationally ranked. Beaumont offers a comprehensive, state-of-the-art heart and vascular program dedicated to the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of heart problems. Our physicians are internationally recognized for establishing patient care protocols that have transformed the practice of cardiovascular medicine around the world. These include: • groundbreaking research

and discoveries into the use of coronary artery angioplasty and stenting; • heart rhythm

control devices; •  curative catheter

ablation procedures.

my father’s wish to create this endowed chair to honor those relationships that he developed with his Beaumont physicians as well as in gratitude for all the care he received throughout his life,” said Michael. “We are so proud to be honoring my parents by partnering with Beaumont in this endeavor.” WITH GRATITUDE

“The support of C. Michael Kojaian and his commitment to helping others will make a tremendous difference in furthering the work of Dr. Goldstein and Beaumont’s Department of Cardiovascular Medicine,” said Margaret Cooney Casey, chief development officer, Beaumont Health and president, Beaumont Health Foundation. “We deeply appreciate his investment

Elizabeth and C. Michael Kojaian

“My father was always impressed with how Beaumont physicians were leaders and innovators in medicine — both in terms of delivering world-class patient care and through the advanced training of residents and fellows. It was

and that of other visionaries who support research and the training of residents and fellows to advance the field of medicine and ultimately make a meaningful difference for patients.”

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Physician Supports Renovation Thanks to support from physicians and others in the community, progress continues at Beaumont Hospital, Farmington Hills and Beaumont Hospital, Trenton, where expansion and renovation projects are currently underway. A gift from Beaumont physician Craig Glines, D.O. will help keep the momentum strong and provide additional resources. CONSTRUCTION MILESTONES

For Dr. Glines, the decision to invest in these projects was an easy one. Dr. Glines serves as the director of Medical Education at Beaumont, Farmington Hills and at Beaumont, Trenton and he is also the residency director and chief of Obstetrics at Beaumont, Trenton. “At the Farmington Hills campus, we’re going to have all single rooms which will benefit patients and families by giving them more privacy, more rest and more opportunities for one-on-one care,” said Dr. Glines. “There is going to be a new trauma center, more up-to-date equipment and there is going to be more emphasis on comfort for patients.” In February, construction workers and staff at Beaumont, Farmington Hills celebrated the “topping off” of the South Tower when the final steel beam was raised and put in place. The five-story building will include 80 private rooms, a new lobby and reception area and dedicated units for orthopedic, oncology and respiratory care patients. In addition to the South Tower, renovations continue on the East Pavilion to include a larger emergency center, a new observation unit, additional operating rooms and a 20-bed critical care unit with private rooms. Both buildings are expected to be completed in January 2019.

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Craig Glines, D.O.

Beaumont, Farmington Hills President Connie O’Malley said, “We’re very excited to reach these milestones with the help of our physicians and to see our vision for the Farmington Hills hospital take shape. In March, we completed a new, 30 percent more efficient energy center. This was a key piece of infrastructure needed to support the expansion along with the new parking structure that opened in October 2016.” EXPANDING OBSTETRICS UNIT AT TRENTON

At Beaumont, Trenton, efforts are underway to accommodate an increase in patient volumes. In addition to the recently updated cardiac catheterization lab, the Obstetrics unit will be expanded and brought up-to-date. The project will double the amount of patient rooms and make it easier for physicians to perform deliveries and other surgeries. Chief Development Officer, Beaumont Health and President, Beaumont Health Foundation Margaret Cooney Casey said, “We are very fortunate to have such dedicated and compassionate physicians who invest generously to support our patients and families. I know I speak for many when I say that we look forward to the incredible resources these projects will provide for those in our surrounding communities.” “In life, it’s nice to give things back. We all want to help out our community and be good people and good citizens,” said Dr. Glines.


John Schaefer and Simon Dixon, MBChB

John Schaefer: A Generous Partner for Heart and Vascular Services For the past 30 years, Birmingham attorney John Schaefer has partnered with Beaumont as both a donor and trustee. His gifts have covered a wide range of clinical areas and programs, from orthopedics to urology research to animal assisted therapy. However, most of his giving has been in support of Heart and Vascular services at Beaumont Hospital, Royal Oak. This comprehensive, state-of-the-art program is nationally recognized, with U.S. News & World Report ranking Beaumont among the nation’s top one percent of heart programs for 22 years in a row. The program’s cardiologists, cardiac surgeons and vascular surgeons perform tens of thousands of procedures each year, while pioneering minimally invasive approaches, reducing open surgeries for better outcomes, and shortening hospital stays for more rapid recoveries.

“I served on different committees during my time as a trustee and it helped me develop relationships within the hospital that inspired me to give,” Schaefer explained. “I enjoyed contributing my time to Beaumont, so I decided to begin expanding on that role by making philanthropic gifts to areas that I felt drawn toward.”

Schaefer chose to support the Heart and Vascular program because of his relationship with Dr. Simon Dixon, chairman of the Department of Cardiovascular Medicine and holder of the Dorothy Susan Timmis Endowed Chair of Cardiology. His gifts have allowed Dr. Dixon to invest in projects that otherwise would not have had the necessary funding to complete. For example, he supported the creation of the Cardiac Care Unit’s Family Room, providing a comforting environment in which doctors can have sometimes difficult discussions with patients and their families. “This important gift is an excellent example of Beaumont Health’s mission to be a leader in patient- and family-centered care,” Dr. Dixon explained.

In addition, Schaefer’s gifts allowed the department to acquire state-of-the-art patient monitoring equipment for the heart catheterization lab. This technology is crucial for ensuring the health of patients before and after potentially lifesaving procedures. “John’s generosity has had a direct impact on our ability to create a healing atmosphere not just in the clinical sense, but also on a personal, emotional level,” Dr. Dixon added. For John, giving is simply a part of recognizing the relationship between the hospital and the people that it serves. “Beaumont makes a huge contribution to the community,” Schaefer said. “The fact that we have this wonderful institution is a tremendous benefit, so I believe it’s only reasonable and fair to give back.”

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Pomeroy Living A recent gift of $100,000 from Pomeroy Living will establish a fund to help enhance care for elderly patients at Beaumont Hospital, Troy. “Mr. Pomeroy and his businesses’ commitment to improving geriatric care through best practices was the inspiration behind this gift,” said Alan Funk, chief strategy officer and spokesperson for Pomeroy Living. “Quality care and quality service is a priority at Pomeroy Living. We are always looking for opportunities to Keith Pomeroy help make that happen. Sometimes it’s through programs and services we develop. In this case, it’s supporting a program we believe will benefit seniors and in particular, their families.” A large number of patients admitted to the hospital are 65 or older and often have multiple medical conditions that can lead to complex needs. The Pomeroy Living Geriatric Resource Fund will allow staff at Beaumont, Troy to implement a new program geared toward improving care for the elderly through advanced training and certification. “Thanks to the generosity of Pomeroy Living and its health centers, we’ve been able to establish this fund to help provide support for nurse training and education and meet the specific needs of Beaumont’s elderly patients.

Their gift will also advance the professional practice of nursing through the implementation of the Nurses Improving Care for Health System Elders (NICHE) program at the Troy hospital,” said Debra Guido-Allen, chief nursing officer, Beaumont Hospital, Troy. “We are all aware there is an increase in the number of older patients admitted to acute care beds in the hospital,” said Funk. “We want to ensure that when these patients finish their acute care stay and transition into a new setting, whatever that setting may be, they are doing so in the best possible condition.” Chief Development Officer, Beaumont Health and President, Beaumont Health Foundation Margaret Cooney Casey said, “We are so very grateful for this investment on behalf of Pomeroy Living and for the ways in which it will benefit the patients and families, particularly at the Troy hospital.” Pomeroy Living provides rehabilitative care and living opportunities for seniors in need of assistance. Founded in 1980, by Keith Pomeroy, the organization is the parent company for state-of-the-art, post-acute care providers Boulevard Health Center in Rochester Hills and Cherrywood Nursing & Living Centers in Troy.

Giving Is A Wonderful Feeling Native Detroiters Nancy and Anthony “Tony” Hopp always thought Beaumont was the best hospital and health care system in the area. “We chose Beaumont doctors — remember the commercial about that? Hands down, it’s the best care available,” said Tony, former chairman and CEO of Campbell Ewald. Their very generous gift to Beaumont will be used to promote Integrative Medicine (IM) programs and services. Integrative Medicine, sometimes referred to as holistic medicine or complementary medicine, combines traditional and holistic approaches. Beaumont Health’s Integrative Medicine modalities directly affect the body’s physiological healing process while assisting the mind-body-spirit connection to enhance the healing process. These services are available for both adults and children. “We want to help get the word out about IM. It also gives us a wonderful feeling to help people and make their lives better,” said Tony. “We will continue to use IM techniques for ourselves.” "We are so very grateful to Nancy and Tony Hopp for this generous gift. The money will allow Integrative Medicine 12 | Beaumont Health Foundation Healthy Giving Summer 2018

to more effectively educate others on this unique and nurturing style of medicine. We admire and appreciate this couple's creative insight into helping others see the benefits of a holistic approach," said Gail Elliott Patricolo, Tony and Nancy Hopp director, Integrative Medicine Program at Beaumont Health. The gift from the Hopps will support the production of an educational video that highlights the services of Integrative Medicine and includes stress reduction, guided imagery, massage, acupuncture, yoga and pain control among others. “The guided imagery CD should be handed out to everyone with a movement disorder,” added Nancy.


Supporting Troy NICU Tom and Cindy Fabbri’s grandchildren are all “Beaumont babies.” Tom is also a Beaumont Health trustee, so making a gift to the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) at Beaumont Hospital, Troy, was an easy choice. “The current NICU is located in the original unit that included our Special Care Nursery in the late 1990s,” said Nancy Susick, president of Beaumont, Troy. “In 2008, our program was elevated to a Level III NICU, which allows us to care for infants born at less than 32 weeks gestational age, but we’ve stayed in the same physical space.” Today, the hospital’s births number 3,750, out of which an estimated 250 infants require care in the NICU. Because they often suffer from multiple medical conditions, NICU infants may stay in the hospital for days, weeks or even longer, requiring 24-hour attention and care. The outdated, crowded space consists of four basic rooms that, because of their size and configuration, can offer little comfort or privacy for families. The new NICU will be 15,000 square feet, more than tripling the size of the current unit. But, in order to complete this important project, we need the support of people like the Fabbris.

The Fabbris’ gift will name one of the new, private rooms. Parents are crucial members of the care team, and the private rooms will give them the personal space and amenities they need to bond with their newborns. These rooms will include a recliner chair, refrigerator and bathroom. Cindy and Tom Fabbri “Premature and ill infants are different from any other patient by the very fact that they are still developing, making the physical environment so important to their immediate health and future development,” said Susick. “We are so grateful to Tom and Cindy Fabbri for helping us create just such an environment here at Beaumont, Troy.”

Physicians Help Support Relocation of Breast Care Center For Beaumont physicians, providing the best quality of care isn’t just business, it’s personal. That’s why Ashok Jain, M.D. has chosen to invest in the Breast Care Center at Beaumont Hospital, Wayne with a generous gift. “The relocation of the Breast Care Center will allow us to better meet the needs of the community and our patients and provide more options for those who are undergoing treatment,” said Ashok Jain, M.D., chief medical officer, Beaumont Hospital, Wayne. “Most of us know someone who has been touched by breast cancer. We want to Ashok Jain, M.D. ensure that these families have convenient access to the services they need.” Currently at Beaumont, Wayne, breast care services are located across the street from the hospital. Relocating the breast care center will consolidate services, making it easier for patients to receive the care they need and

minimize stress for them and their families. When completed, it will feature two exam rooms, mammography suites and ultrasound rooms along with a bone density suite, family conference room and a private patient lounge and dressing area. In addition to Dr. Jain, Beaumont physicians Dr. Mohamad Raslan and Drs. Surekha and Bhimsen Rao have also contributed to the Breast Care Center. “We are pleased to have the support of our physicians for this project,” said Margaret Cooney Casey, chief development officer, Beaumont Health and president, Beaumont Health Foundation. “The new Breast Care Center at Beaumont, Wayne truly will be a modern and welcoming space that matches the quality of care provided within it.”

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Robert Harries and David Bernier

Making a Planned Gift from the Heart After calling Beaumont Hospital, Royal Oak his home for nearly 40 years, former employee and current South Tower Lobby front desk volunteer Robert Harries, along with husband David Bernier, decided it was time to answer the tough questions and make an estate plan. With Robert’s very close connection to Beaumont, the couple chose a simple bequest that would benefit Beaumont in the future.

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“Beaumont has been a major part of my life. I was born at this hospital and my mother volunteered here for 39 years. Everything that happened in my family, happened at the Royal Oak hospital,” said Robert, who grew up about a mile from the hospital. Robert was diagnosed with colon cancer at the age of 50 and feels that Beaumont doctors and nurses saved his life. “He got great care here,” said David, who retired after 35 years at General Motors Truck & Bus. “I probably would not have thought of leaving a gift to a hospital if it weren’t for Robert and his history here. Someday, when you’re gone, it’s good to know that you just might live on a little bit by giving back.” “We are so pleased that Robert and David made this decision. They are part of the Beaumont family and we are so grateful that they made this gift,” said Chief Development Officer, Beaumont Health and President, Beaumont Health Foundation Margaret Cooney Casey. Having met in 1999, the couple married in 2014. “We are very blessed and we have security. It made sense to give to Beaumont,” said Robert. “I know Beaumont will put the gift to good use.”


A planned gift is any major gift made in a lifetime or at death as part of a donor’s overall estate plan. Planned giving is sometimes also referred to as gift planning or legacy giving. It supports your favorite charity in a way that maximizes the gift, allows you to benefit from your assets during your lifetime, and can provide tax savings. Just as it happened for Robert and David, the time may come when you realize that you’d really like to make a difference for people in need. The Planned Giving Program at the Beaumont Health Foundation uses various financial instruments to help donors achieve the type of legacy they desire. A gift to the Beaumont Health Foundation is an excellent way to partner with us to help people years from now. Giving makes everyone feel better and inspires others to give as well.

WHAT ARE FOUR TYPES OF PLANNED GIFTS? •  First, outright gifts that use

appreciated assets as a substitute for cash •  Second, gifts that return income

or other financial benefits to the donor in return for the contribution •  Third, gifts from unneeded

retirement savings in a donor’s lifetime for the tax benefits or a designation upon the donor’s death •  Fourth, gifts payable upon

the donor’s death


Beaumont Health’s Planned Giving staff can help with everything from bequests to gifts of retirement plan assets, real property, appreciated securities, and a complete range of life income gifts, including charitable remainder trusts, and gift annuities. Please contact Terry O. Lang, vice president of Planned Giving, at (248)551-9825 or by e-mail at to find answers to questions you may have about how you might include Beaumont in your estate plan. Your gift, regardless of size, helps us continue our mission of providing the highest quality health care services.

WHY LEAVE A BEQUEST? •  You leave a lasting legacy •  It is simple to accomplish •  You continue to enjoy the benefits

of your assets during your lifetime •  You may receive tax savings A BEQUEST CAN BE MADE IN SEVERAL WAYS: •  You can gift a specific dollar

amount or asset •  You can gift a percentage

of your estate •  You can gift from the balance

or residual of your estate •  You can make a beneficiary

designation of certain assets

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Children’s Miracle Network’s 30th Anniversary and All-Partner Kickoff In early 2018, more than 250 people attended this event held at Ford Field to celebrate Beaumont Children’s 30-year relationship with Children’s Miracle Network. In addition, this was an opportunity to thank top performing corporate partners for all of their hard work in 2017 and prior to their fundraising campaigns for 2018.


Anthony Karagosian, a pediatric cancer survivor in his 30s, was helped by Beaumont and came back for a live panel discussion with current patient Jonny Hendricks.






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1. Jonny Hendricks; 2. Speedway district managers: Richie Coleman, Ada Thomas, Larry Wilson; 3. Jonah Pearsall; 4. Roop Raj, Jonny Hendricks; 5. Jonny Hendricks, Anthony Karagosian; 6. miracle kids; 7. top corporate partners

> 30 corporate partners raise funds for Beaumont Children’s

> $70 million attendees pledged to make 2018 their highest fundraising year to help Beaumont kids

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raised by CMN over 30 years for Beaumont Children’s


RE/MAX of Southeastern Michigan RE/MAX of Southeastern Michigan recently celebrated its 25-year partnership with Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals®. RE/MAX agents and brokers gathered at the RE/MAX Communication Preschool Program, part of Beaumont Children’s Hospital, to commemorate the occasion while presenting additional gifts and donations to the school. Over the last 25 years, RE/MAX brokers and agents have contributed nearly $600,000 to fund the RE/MAX Communication Preschool Program. The program, located in Royal Oak, is Michigan’s first hospital-based preschool program for children with speech and language difficulties. The program is designed for ages three through five who have been


diagnosed with speech or language impairments. Scholarships are available for qualified students because of RE/MAX’s contributions.

Please Buy Cheerios at Costco This Summer 2018 CMN Ambassador Elise Bromund has spent more hours at Beaumont Children’s than her family can count. The 2016 CMN Champion from Michigan will have her face on the Cheerios box sold at Costco throughout the U.S. this summer. A portion of the sales will go to Beaumont Children’s.

This year and going forward, we are partnering with 104.3 WOMC to host the WOMC Turn Up the Miracles Radiothon to benefit Beaumont Children's

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Beaumont Health Foundation Board Begins Anew! The first meeting of the Beaumont Health Foundation Board of Directors took place on Thursday, November 9, 2017 in the Beaumont Health Corporate Office Board Room. After many months of working together, the new Beaumont Health Foundation became a reality in 2017 and this board, formed during the following months, began its work anew. Foundation Board Chair Geoffrey Hockman opened the meeting by thanking the newly appointed Foundation board members for their hard work, in-depth analysis, thoughtful reflection — as well as their willingness to continue their service — over the past several years. Together, Foundation team members and volunteers endeavored, as CEO John Fox had asked, “to envision the future of philanthropy for Beaumont Health.” John Fox and Beaumont Health Chief Financial Officer John Kerndl presented system updates and fielded questions from the directors. As at every Foundation board meeting, there was much business to accomplish, and this meeting covered more than usual. Two additional members were appointed to the Beaumont Health Foundation Executive Committee —

Dr. Neelam Kumar and Mr. Warren Rose, rounding out its membership. The Executive Committee also includes the Foundation Board Chair Geoffrey Geoffrey Hockman Neelam Kumar, M.D. Hockman, President and CEO John Fox, and Chief Development Officer, Beaumont Health and President, Beaumont Health Foundation Margaret Cooney Casey. The Foundation raises funds for the clinical needs (capital, operations and research) of Beaumont Health, while also working to raise philanthropic dollars for the specific fundraising needs of each of the eight Beaumont Hospital sites.

Edward A. Loniewski, D.O. 19 3 2 - 2 018 Beaumont lost an ambassador and friend when Edward A. Loniewski, D.O., FACOS, FAOAO, passed away January 23, 2018, at the age of 86. Dr. Loniewski was the chair of the Botsford Foundation board of directors and a member of the former Botsford Hospital Board of Directors (joining in 1984). Notably, he was the only board chair of the Botsford Foundation, leading the Foundation from its beginnings in 2001, through the affiliation with Beaumont. He was a founding member of the Beaumont Health Foundation Board of Directors, serving as Vice Chair. During his career, Dr. Loniewski established an orthopedic surgery residency program at Beaumont, Farmington Hills in 1966, and chaired the Department of Orthopedic Surgery, where he also served as the residency's founding program director. After leaving the medical field, Dr. Loniewski remained very active in the political and administrative aspects of his profession by serving as president of all major local, state and national osteopathic associations, such as the Michigan Osteopathic Association, the American College of Osteopathic Surgeons, the Wayne County Osteopathic Association, and chairman emeritus of the Department of Orthopedics at Beaumont, Farmington Hills. 18 | Beaumont Health Foundation Healthy Giving Summer 2018


Beaumont Health Trustees Meeting, October 2017 This non-governance group works to support Beaumont Health in achieving its mission by contributing their knowledge, skill, time, and financial resources to the organization. The group is comprised of board members and trustees from legacy health systems Beaumont, Botsford and Oakwood as well as community members. Trustees also serve as advocates for philanthropy and enhance the work of the Foundation as well as ambassadors for Beaumont Health in our surrounding communities.


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1. Barbara Mahone, John Roszak, Jr.; 2. George Haggarty, Susan Haggarty, John Donnelly; 3. John Lewis, Edward J. Russell, III;; 4. Richard Strowger, Judge Maura Corrigan; 5. Ron Hall, Robert Rosowski; 6. John Lewis; 7. David Wood Jr., M.D.; 8. Howard Wolpin, Walter Wolpin; 9. John Fox, Margaret Cooney Casey, Gerald Fitzgerald, Samir Dabbous, M.D.

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Henrietta Weisberg Henrietta and her husband Alvin, who passed away last year at the age of 90, were known for their generosity, courage and love of life. The Weisbergs made a very generous gift to create the Henrietta & Alvin Weisberg Center for Acute Care of the Elderly which opened in 2013, at Beaumont, Royal Oak. The center also includes The Henrietta & Alvin Weisberg Day Room. The Weisberg ACE Unit was one of the first in the region to focus specifically on the needs of older patients. When asked why they chose to support geriatrics, Henrietta said, “We know what it’s like to get old.” Henrietta and Alvin Weisberg were an excellent match, but grew up on opposites sides of the world. He was raised on the west side of Detroit in the 1930s and ‘40s. She spent her childhood in the Warsaw Ghetto as World War II raged around her. During that time, the Nazis separated Henrietta and her little sister from the rest of the family. At the end of the war, after being in three concentration camps and losing their entire family, the two young girls, unable to speak English, were sent to Detroit to live with an aunt they had never met. Henrietta said of the experience, “You know, there is nothing worse than hunger.” The young girls adjusted to life in America and in time, Henrietta met Alvin Weisberg. Three months later they were married. Henrietta stayed home and raised their two children while Alvin worked. She would take the kids to the office to see him because his hours were so long. He would often get home after the kids were in bed and he would be gone again in the morning before they got up. Henrietta and Alvin worked as a team and became very successful. After making their gift to Beaumont, Alvin said, “We’ve had so many successes — in grocery, wholesale grocery and the pet supply business — I don’t need the attention for the gift and neither does Henrietta. The coin is round and it always comes back.” “You know, really, we are just lucky,” said Henrietta. Henrietta passed away on April 12, 2018. Very small in stature and huge in presence, Henrietta will be missed by everyone who had the pleasure of knowing her.

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Beaumont, Farmington Hills Autumn Gala November 11, 2017 | MGM Grand Detroit BENEFITING BREAST CANCER PROGR AMS AND WOMEN’S SERVICES

Each year the Autumn Gala is held to celebrate giving at Beaumont Hospital, Farmington Hills. For 2017, the event benefited the construction and renovation campaign at the main campus. Supported by administration, physician leaders and medical staff, each year the Autumn Gala is a huge success. The 2017 gala was held on November 11 at the MGM Grand Detroit.




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Mickey Shapiro, November 28, 2017 The dedication of The Sara and Asa Shapiro Heart and Vascular Intensive Care Unit and the establishment of The Mickey Shapiro Endowed Chair in Cardiovascular Surgery were celebrated on November 28, 2017. An exceptionally generous gift from Mickey Shapiro to establish the ICU and the endowed chair was made to honor his late parents, Sara and Asa Shapiro.



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1. Nicholas Tepe, M.D., Les Rocher, M.D., Rosanna Morris, Carolyn Wilson, Mickey Shapiro, Marc Sakwa, M.D., John Fox; 2. Marc Sakwa, M.D., Margaret Cooney Casey, Mickey Shapiro, John Fox; 3. Mickey Shapiro, Les Rocher, M.D.

Farber Family Foundations An event was held on February 6, 2018, to thank the Farber family for their generous gift to establish the William & Audrey Farber Family Geriatric Nursing Education Program to enhance the patient experience for all elderly individuals treated at Beaumont, Royal Oak.

Les Rocher, M.D., Rosanna Morris, Maureen Bowman, Joan Munchiando, Julie Lichtenberg, Nanci Farber, David Farber, Jennifer Farber, Jeff Farber, Margaret Cooney Casey, Michael Maddens, M.D.

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Skandalaris Family, December 12, 2017 On December 12, 2017, the event to celebrate the very generous gift from the Skandalaris family to build The Skandalaris Family Center for Children with Cancer and Blood Disorders was held. Family, friends and clinical staff gathered to tour the space located in the new Proton Therapy Center at the Beaumont, Royal Oak campus.


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Patient Brandon Matja shared his observation of the new, larger center. "In the old clinic, you could high five the person on each side while getting chemo. The new space makes this step in my life so much easier."




1. Bob and Julie Skandalaris; 2. Rhonda and Charles Main, M.D.; 3. James Skandalaris, Dr. Lee Skandalaris; 4. Geoffrey Hockman, Richard Astrein; 5. Bob Skandalaris, Julie Skandalaris, Kate Gowans, M.D.; 6. Joe, George and Rebecca Skandalaris; 7. Robert Crockett, Lee Skandalaris, Anne Skandalaris; 8. Brandon Matja

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Beaumont lost a dear and valued friend when Eugene Applebaum, long-time benefactor and Beaumont Health Foundation board member, died on December 15, 2017. He was 81. Known for his generosity and leadership, Gene and his wife Marcia made philanthropy a priority throughout his lifetime, creating an extraordinary legacy in health care, the Detroit Jewish community, the arts and more. At Beaumont, they established the Marcia & Eugene Applebaum Simulation Learning Institute at Royal Oak in 2006, the first simulation training center of its kind in the country. From 2005 to 2011, Gene shared his experience and expertise as co-chair of Beaumont Health System’s comprehensive campaign and as a Foundation Board member. In 2016, he became a trustee of Beaumont Health. As a highly successful entrepreneur, Gene Applebaum built the Arbor Drugs chain from a single Dearborn store in 1963 to 208 stores in 1998, when he sold it to CVS. By then, it had become the country’s eighth largest drugstore chain. In addition to Beaumont, the Applebaums generously supported Wayne State University, the University of Michigan, the Detroit Institute of Arts, Detroit Symphony Orchestra, and the Michigan Opera Theatre. In 1999, the Applebaums announced the largest capital gift in the history of metro Detroit’s Jewish community and named the 195-acre Eugene and Marcia Applebaum Jewish Community Campus in West Bloomfield Township. In recognition of his generosity, Gene received the Fred M. Butzel Award, the Jewish community’s highest honor, from the Jewish Federation of Metropolitan Detroit in 2013. He also received the Max M. Fisher Outstanding Philanthropist Award from the Detroit Chapter of the Association of Fundraising Professionals in 2014. Along with his wife, Marcia, Gene Applebaum is survived by his daughters Lisa and Pamela (Gaal Karp) and five grandchildren. Services were held at the Ira Kaufman Chapel in Southfield on December 18.

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Beaumont mourns, too, the loss of Dominic S. Moceri, who passed away on February 7, 2018 at the age of 86. Dominic and his wife Frances began their relationship with Beaumont many years ago with a generous gift to support cardiac services. In 2015, they made the largest philanthropic gift ever received by Beaumont Hospital, Troy. Their gift built the 12-bed Frances and Dominic Moceri Medical Intensive Care Unit and named the Frances and Dominic Moceri Learning Center that provides state-of-the-art physician training, facilitates staff enrichment and expands community education. Dominic Moceri with his father Sebastian, a Sicilian fisherman from Terassini (Frances Moceri’s birthplace), created a family building and development venture in Grand Blanc in the early 1950s. They built distinctive housing with very affordable modern amenities that were considered unattainable for most people due to costs at that time. This innovative approach enabled many families in Michigan to have luxury without the high price tag. This method also launched the Moceris as Michigan’s legendary “dream builder,” credited with more than 55,000 residences in a wide array of styles. The core of the Moceri family philosophy has always been about giving back. Dominic decided long ago that their primary focus would not only be to create neighborhoods that were beautiful, but communities that were healthy, joyful places for families to live and thrive. Dominic embodied that belief in and love of family and made it the core of his business and his life for more than 60 years. In addition to their support of Beaumont, Dominic and Frances were generous donors to the National MS Society, Weizman Institute of Science, National Holocaust Museum, Innovation Hills Special Sensory Playground for the Disabled, various Catholic charities, community parks, Paralyzed Veterans of America Michigan Chapter, Italian American Cultural Society, Oakland University William Beaumont School of Medicine, and Rainbow Connection, to name a few. Dominic is survived by his wife of 60 years, Frances, and by his six sons: Sebastian, Michael (Beverly), Jerome (Deborah), Dominic J. (Anna), Mariano (Maria), Frank, 19 grandchildren and 10 great grandchildren. The funeral mass was held at St. Andrew Catholic Church in Rochester on February 19.

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

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Beaumont Health Foundation Fundraising Events 2018 Special Events

Red Tie Ball October 6, 2018 Motor City Casino

Bocce Ball Classic October 13, 2018 Palazzo di Bocce

Beaumont, Farmington Hills Autumn Gala November 10, 2018 MGM Detroit Grand Hotel & Casino

2018 Children’s Miracle Network Events

Beaumont Children’s Miracle Classic July 30, 2018 Detroit Golf Club

104.3 WOMC Turn Up the Miracles Radiothon September 27, 2018 Beaumont, Royal Oak

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