Detroit hospital ranked No. 2 pediatric care facility in Michigan
Children’s Hospital of Michigan announced Monday that U.S. News & World Report had ranked the hospital in six pediatric specialties, including cancer, gastroenterology and gastrointestinal surgery, nephrology, neurology and neurosurgery, orthopedics and urology.
2 years of Michigan pandemic: Takeaways from Beaumont official’s review of COVID, its impact
Beaumont Health official Dr. Nicholas Gilpin held a news briefing on Thursday to mark the second anniversary of COVID in Michigan, how it has affected health care workers and the industry, and what to expect as we move forward.
Get Caught Up: Takeaways from expert’s Metro Detroit COVID update amid ‘4th virus surge’
A Beaumont Health expert provided a concerning update about COVID and hospital trends in Metro Detroit, calling this the “fourth surge” and sharing three reasons why he believes numbers are once again on the rise.
The Michigan Connection: How a near-fatal shooting on Mackinac Island changed medical knowledge forever
Have you ever noticed that there’s always a Michigan connection in nearly every major story? Or that when you go on vacation, you always seem to meet other people from Michigan? Whether it’s some sort of statistical bias of some kind or not, it feels right, right?
Nightside Report March 30, 2021: Mental health care backlog leaves 12-year-old stuck in emergency room for 26 days, Demand for appointments at Michigan SOS offices high as extension on renewing IDs to
Beaumont responds to mental health care backlog that left child stuck in emergency room for 26 daysMental health care backlog leaves Lake Orion child stuck in emergency room for 26 daysDETROIT – For months, school administrators have been sounding alarms about a growing mental health crisis amongst students who feel isolated and depressed as a side-effect of the coronavirus pandemic. Her 12-year-old son, who battles depression, was overwhelmed and announced he was ready to end it all. She believed COVID and the changes the pandemic exacerbated the stresses of a boy who was already going through changes. WATCH Local 4 News at 11Metro Detroit weather: Miserable Opening Day forecast, but better weekendIt’s one-and-done for the unseasonable warmth, and Opening Day looks downright miserable. As you will see the demand is high because we are approaching a significant date and many may have been procrastinating.
Beaumont Hospital-Royal Oak president leads way through COVID pandemic
Nancy Susick was the first in her family to graduate from college. But that’s just a small note in her long, inspirational story that leads to this moment amid the COVID pandemic at Beaumont Hospital-Royal Oak. Watch the full story above. View: Nancy Susick, RN, profile from BeaumontCORONAVIRUS RESOURCES
Newsweek names several Michigan hospitals as best in the country, world in 2021
Several Metro Detroit and Michigan hospitals have been recognized as some of the best in the country and in the world by American news magazine Newsweek. For its third consecutive year, Newsweek has published its list of the “World’s Best Hospitals 2021,” in which global data is used to identify the top 2,000 hospitals across 25 countries, including the U.S., Japan, Germany, the U.K., India, Australia, Thailand and more. Michigan did not breach the top five, or the top ten, in the world, but it has breached the world’s top 30, with the University of Michigan Hospital’s Michigan Medicine ranking as 23rd in the world. AdNo other Michigan hospitals were among the top 200 in the world -- but several were still included on Newsweek’s list. But if you do, this ranking of the World’s Best Hospitals 2021 can help you feel confident as you make a critical choice about medical care.”Click here to see Newsweek’s entire “World’s Best Hospitals 2021″ list.
Beaumont Health cancels 1,884 second dose vaccine appointments due to unexpected low supply
DETROIT – As a result of an unexpected supply shortage Beaumont Health is canceling 1,884 second dose appointments scheduled for Thursday, Feb. 18. According to Beaumont Health, it was notified about the significant reduction in Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine allocation from the State of Michigan on Friday. Beaumont is also seeking more clarity from the state on these much needed second doses,” a statement from Beaumont Health read. The health system will not be able to open any more Pfizer first dose vaccine appointments at the Beaumont Service Center until additional vaccine is received. Our teams worked around the clock and throughout the weekend with the state to try and secure the second dose vaccine we requested,” Beaumont Health Chief Operating Officer Carolyn Wilson said.
Beaumont Health revises pandemic visitation policy, makes exceptions for patients without COVID-19
DETROIT – Beaumont Health has updated COVID-19 visitation guidelines across the health system. Beginning 8 a.m. Monday, Feb. 15, visitation will be permitted for patients who do not have or are not suspected of having COVID-19. “If the number of cases climbs at Beaumont or in the community, the health system will adjust its COVID-19 visitation guidelines as appropriate,” the news release read in part. No one is permitted to visit patients with pending or positive COVID-19 tests, except for:End-of-life. To read the complete text of Beaumont’s newly updated visitation guidelines, click here.
Beaumont Health revises pandemic visitation policy, makes exceptions for patients without COVID-19
In a news release issued Sunday, the hospital system stated the policy change, “supports Beaumont’s commitment to on-site family presence and care planning discussions.”DETROIT – Beaumont Health has updated COVID-19 visitation guidelines across the health system. Beginning Monday, Feb. 15 at 8 a.m. visitation will be permitted for patients who do not have or are not suspected of having COVID-19. “If the number of cases climbs at Beaumont or in the community, the health system will adjust its COVID-19 visitation guidelines as appropriate,” the news release read in part. No one is permitted to visit patients with pending or positive COVID-19 tests, except for:End-of-life. To read the complete text of Beaumont’s newly updated visitation guidelines, click here.
Online ‘backdoor’ used by 2,700 to schedule vaccinations in Michigan
(AP Photo/Paul Sancya, File)ROYAL OAK, Mich. – Michigan’s largest health care provider canceled COVID-19 vaccine appointments for about 2,700 people after learning they jumped the line while registering online. “This allowed 2,700 people to ‘cut in line,’” the eight-hospital health system said Sunday. AdThe issue will not affect properly scheduled vaccine appointments, it added. Epic’s corporate office also was notified so it could communicate with other health systems to prevent this from occurring elsewhere. “We are also notifying the Michigan Hospital Association and other Michigan health systems about the issue.”
Beaumont shuts down scheduling vulnerability that allowed people to ‘cut in line’ for vaccinations
Beaumont Health System’s IT team detected and shut down unusual activity Saturday related to online COVID-19 vaccination scheduling, the hospital announced Sunday. The Beaumont team determined a user took advantage of an Epic scheduling tool vulnerability and shared an unauthorized scheduling pathway publicly that allowed 2,700 people to “cut in line” and register for an unauthorized vaccine appointment. AdBeaumont notified the national Epic corporate office so it could communicate with other health systems to prevent this from occurring elsewhere. We regret 2,700 people in our community became victims of this unfortunate incident,” said Beaumont Health Senior Vice President and Chief Information Officer Hans Keil. We are also notifying the Michigan Hospital Association and other Michigan health systems about the issue.”READ: Michigan COVID-19 vaccinations: How to find appointments, info on phases
Beaumont COVID-19 scheduling system back up and running after crashing due to demand
DETROIT – Demand to get the COVID-19 vaccine was so high that it crashed Beaumont’s scheduling system over the weekend. Gretchen Whitmer has requested to purchase 100 thousand doses of the COVID-19 vaccine. Beaumont officials said they need at least 34,000 COVID-19 vaccine doses to keep going. Beaumont’s Chief Operating Officer Carolyn Wilson had to give the order to increase computer service after the scheduling system went down due to so many COVID-19 vaccination requests. READ: Tracking Michigan COVID-19 vaccine dataRead More:Questions about coronavirus?
Beaumont ups server capacity as demand for COVID vaccine increases in Michigan
Beaumont Health is assuring the public that its server capacity has been broadened to account for an influx of patients interested in scheduling appointments for COVID vaccinations after its system crashed Friday night. See: Michigan enters new vaccine phase Monday amid lagging rolloutAvailability of the COVID vaccine in Michigan varies depending on the region. The expansion of eligibility criteria creates an even higher demand for the vaccine -- which has already been struggling to meet demand since its nationwide authorization. On Wednesday, Michigan Chief Medical Executive Dr. Joneigh Khaldun told Michigan residents that when it comes to getting vaccinated, they’ll need to be patient. Eligible residents should not go to any of the clinics for a vaccine without an appointment.
Beaumont website crashes due to demand for COVID-19 vaccine
SOUTHFIELD, Mich. – Michigan officials said adults 65 and older are eligible for the COVID-19 vaccine starting Monday, Jan. 11. For now, people will be required to have an online appointment to get a vaccine. Beaumont Health sent out 900,000 emails to seniors already enrolled in myBeaumontChart Thursday night, alerting them that appointments were available. At Beaumont Health, once you’ve secured the appointment, you will be directed to the hospital’s Southfield service center. “We have found this is the safest way to vaccinate the most people at once.”Phone appointments could be possible in the future.
Pregnant women urged to discuss vaccine risks, benefits with doctor
DETROIT – One of the groups carefully weighing the risks and benefits of the COVID-19 vaccines is pregnant women. Pregnant and breastfeeding women are not excluded from receiving the vaccine, but health experts are urging those women to speak with their doctors beforehand. She said pregnant and breastfeeding women were not included in the vaccine clinical trials. “My guidance to my patients is that while the vaccine wasn’t studied specifically in pregnant women, women who did become pregnant after receiving the vaccine had outcomes that were similar to those who were not vaccinated,” Whitten said. “I am more anxious about what getting COVID would mean versus what the unknowns of a vaccine would mean,” Houston-Jones said.
Gov. Whitmer lays out plan to expand COVID-19 vaccinations to Michiganders 65 and older
Gretchen Whitmer announced that people 65 and older will be eligible to receive the COVID-19 vaccine starting Jan. 11. The list also includes essential workers such as school and child care workers, first responders as well as jail and prison staff. READ: Michigan moving to new phase of COVID vaccinations, including teachers, first responders, residents age 65But how will you know when to get vaccinated? READ: Tracking Michigan COVID-19 vaccine data6 takeaways from Whitmer’s COVID briefing: Michigan’s restrictions, metrics concerns, vaccinesMichigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer provided an update Wednesday on COVID-19 in Michigan, talking about whether restrictions will be loosened or strengthened, a concerning trend in the metrics and a new phase of vaccinations.
Beaumont Hospitals start administering second dose of COVID-19 vaccine to healthcare workers
DETROIT – On Tuesday, some of the first Metro Detroit frontline workers who got Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine were able to receive their second dose. Three weeks ago Dr. Nick Gilpin, Beaumont Health Director of Epidemiology, was the first at Beaumont to get the COVID-19 vaccine. “We want to get all of our healthcare workers and employees vaccinated as quickly as possible. Half of those are the second doses for frontline workers who already received the first dose. READ: Tracking Michigan COVID-19 vaccine dataRead More:Questions about coronavirus?
When can we realistically expect schools to reopen?
DETROIT – There could be some good news on the horizon in terms of reopening schools and getting back to normal. During a Harvard webinar, Dr. Anthony Fauci told a group that transmission in schools is lower than originally thought. Read: Michigan high schools allowed to reopen today as part of revised COVID order“When you look at it, the number of children getting it is less than you would have expected, which is good news for keeping the children in school,” Fauci said. “If it spreads in the school, the kids brings it home, parent brings it to work and spreads it there,” Sims said. “We have teachers who are ill, teachers quarantined from home and there’s a substitute shortage,” Roberts said.
2020 is over: When can we realistically expect things to improve?
As the vaccine rollout continues, many people are excited that 2020 is finally in the past. While that doesn’t mean coronavirus disappeared at midnight, experts are weighing in when it’s realistic to expect things to get back to normal. He said mask wearing, social distancing and other precautions will stay in place until at least 70% of the population is vaccinated. Those things will affect how long it takes to reach broad public immunity.”The same thoughts are held on a national level too. Dr. Anthony Fauci said masks, social distancing and other precautions will have to stay in place until the majority of people are vaccinated.
How the COVID pandemic is impacting sleep, health
For many people, an unfortunate consequence is the inability to sleep -- and that can have a serious impact on your health. Dr. Gary Trock, a sleep specialist at Beaumont Hospital, said stress can rob you of a good night’s sleep and the benefits sleep offers. And what should you do to get a better night’s sleep? “Healthy sleep for the average adult should be between seven and eight hours a night,” Trock said. We surveyed our Morning Report newsletter subscribers to learn more about sleep habits during the pandemic.
Beaumont employees receive first doses of COVID-19 vaccine
ROYAL OAK, Mich. – A group of Beaumont Health Care Heroes received the first doses of the COVID-19 vaccine Tuesday afternoon. This virus has claimed too many lives and put incredible strains on health care workers and our health care systems around the world. Beaumont Health Director of Epidemiology and Infection Prevention Dr. Nick Gilpin was the first person to receive the vaccine at Beaumont Health. Beaumont Health leaders recommended Dr. Gilpin and approximately 15 other health care workers in the 1A high priority group to receive the vaccine first. All other Beaumont health care workers who met the 1A high priority criteria were randomly selected to receive an invitation to get the vaccine.
Metro Detroit COVID vaccine rollout plans: Follow updates here
Michigan will receive about 84,000 doses of the COVID-19 vaccine in the first round. Here we have a running list of COVID-19 vaccine distribution plans from Metro Detroit health departments and hospitals:Health departmentsWayne County:The Wayne County Health Department is holding a virtual news conference at 11 a.m. Monday. They expect to move to 14,000 Pfizer vaccine doses a week as production kicks into high gear. Henry Ford hospitals:The Henry Ford Health System said it has only been told to expect delivery sometime between Tuesday and Thursday and, of course, they are waiting for an update. This includes Henry Ford Detroit, Henry Ford Wyandotte, Henry Ford Macomb, Henry Ford West Bloomfield and Henry Ford Jackson.
Metro Detroit essential workers push for vaccinations
PORTAGE, Mich. – With the shipments of the Pfizer vaccine out of Portage on the way, Michigan’s essential workers -- especially those in the food industry -- are hoping they will be next in line after medical workers to be vaccinated. For months, workers in grocery stores and the food industry have been subjected to some of the worst outbreaks during the pandemic. essential workers are urging they should be next -- as stores continue to fill with holiday shoppers. Michigan’s covid outbreak tracker shows the food industry and retail shops account for nearly 40 current outbreaks statewide. They are still part of the first wave with hundreds of thousands of other workers in essential industries all looking to get vaccinated.
Beaumont, Henry Ford, Ascension hospitals prepare to administer vaccines to staff
Michigan healthcare officials will start distributing the vaccine to frontline workers. Ascension Hospital in Warren and five hospitals in the Henry Ford Health System will be able to store the vaccines in super cold freezers once they arrive. Henry Ford Health System CCO Dr. Adnan Munkarah said the they will be storing the vaccines at its hospitals in Detroit, Wyandotte, Macomb, West Bloomfield and Jackson. They have about 11,000 frontline workers who need vaccines, so a lottery system was set up and the first 1,000 workers know who they are. Frontline workers are asking for all the help they can get to keep that number down.
Metro Detroit hospitals prepare timeline for vaccine distribution
PORTAGE, Mich. – The shipments of the Pfizer vaccine out of Portage set in motion the largest vaccination effort in American history. Nearly 3 million doses of the vaccine will be delivered to all 50 states. In Metro Detroit, that includes Ascension Hospital in Warren and Henry Ford Health System in Detroit, which is expecting just under 1,000 initial doses. Beaumont Health is estimating they’ll get about 1,000 doses in the first batch before moving up to about 14,000 Pfizer vaccines as production kicks into high-gear. They have about 11,000 frontline workers who need vaccines, so a lottery system was set up and the first 1,000 workers know who they are.
Michigan hospitals discuss plans for COVID-19 vaccine distribution
DETROIT – Metro Detroit hospitals have been preparing for weeks for a potential COVID-19 vaccine. Over at Henry Ford Health System, Dr. Adnan Mukarah said his five hospitals are gearing up as well. The first to receive the vaccine are the people who have put their lives at risk throughout this pandemic, health care workers. Four of the Henry Ford Hospitals have freezers prepared to store the Pfizer vaccine. He said there is fatigue setting in and he’s also facing a front line health care worker shortage.
Beaumont Hospital-Wayne restricts visitation as coronavirus spreads rapidly in Michigan
WAYNE, Mich. – The Beaumont Hospital in Wayne is restricting patient visitation to help prevent the spread of coronavirus as cases and hospitalizations continue to rise throughout Michigan. COVID patients will be allowed visitors if they are nearing the end of life. The Beaumont Hospital in Wayne is the latest of the Beaumont hospitals to issue visitation restrictions as coronavirus spread increases across Michigan. A number of other medical centers have also recently ramped up visitation restrictions as COVID-19 cases climb throughout Michigan. On Wednesday, the state reported 4,273 new COVID-19 cases and 73 new deaths in Michigan since Tuesday.
Beaumont hospitals in Dearborn, Farmington Hills and Trenton limit visitation to prevent spread of COVID
Beaumont Hospitals in Dearborn and Farmington Hills are limiting the visitation of family and friends effective Wednesday, Nov. 18 at 8 a.m. to protect patients, staff and community as COVID-19 cases in the region and state continue to rise. “We’ve had a notable rise in COVID-19 cases in Metro Detroit,” said Dr. Nick Gilpin, medical director of Infection Prevention and Epidemiology for Beaumont Health. Please note that while every site allows a support person to escort a patient into the Emergency Center, there is site-to-site variation regarding whether the support person may stay after the patient is registered. Our COVID-19 Data section tracks many of the key data points health officials are watching closely every single day. Track key COVID-19 data points in Michigan:
Beaumont Hospital-Taylor reinstates visitor safety restrictions as COVID cases rise
Beaumont, Grosse Pointe, Royal Oak and Troy already reinstated visitor restrictions on Tuesday, Nov. 10. “We’ve had a notable rise in COVID-19 cases in Metro Detroit,” said Dr. Nick Gilpin, medical director of Infection Prevention and Epidemiology for Beaumont Health. Visitors with a person receiving care at Beaumont, Grosse Pointe, Taylor and Troy must leave after bringing that person into the Emergency Center. Our COVID-19 Data section tracks many of the key data points health officials are watching closely every single day. Track key COVID-19 data points in Michigan:
COVID-19 exhaustion at Michigan hospitals: ‘We got through first surge on adrenaline, now it’s a marathon’
Michigan hospital leaders are worried about health care workers becoming exhausted by eight months of battling COVID-19 as hospitals start to fill up with patients once again. As state officials announce 6,000 new COVID-19 cases daily in Michigan, hospitalizations are starting to trend in wrong direction. During a virtual discussion with the presidents and CEOS of major Michigan health systems, the most pressing concern isn’t space, but staff availability. “It may not be access to a facility need, it may actually be staffing,” Decker said. So that has clearly been our top concern.”LOCAL: Macomb County a ‘pocket’ of Michigan that struggles with mask wearing, Henry Ford Health CEO says
Macomb County a ‘pocket’ of Michigan that struggles with mask wearing, Henry Ford Health CEO says
The president and CEO of Henry Ford Health System said Macomb County is a “pocket” of Michigan that struggles with COVID-19 mask compliance. Wright Lassiter spoke about the importance of following COVID-19 safety protocols during a virtual panel conversation among Michigan hospital leaders. He said while most people in the state wear masks, there are “pockets” where compliance isn’t up to par. “I would say that while we do see mask usage in many places, there are pockets where there is not good compliance,” Lassiter said. “In the Henry Ford system, our Henry Ford Macomb Hospital has the highest volume by far.
Hospital association CEO: Michiganders who don’t believe in COVID-19 protocols aren’t going to follow them
The head of the hospital association in Michigan said one of the main problems with the spread of COVID-19 statewide is that people aren’t convinced certain safety measures are necessarily, so they aren’t going to follow them. Brian Peters, the CEO of the Michigan Heath and Hospital Association, joined top hospital officials Thursday for a virtual discussion about the state of Michigan’s COVID-19 pandemic. Yet Michigan is still seeing its largest spike in COVID-19 cases since the pandemic began, with case totals and test positivity rates rising statewide. LOCAL: Macomb County a ‘pocket’ of Michigan that struggles with mask wearing, Henry Ford Health CEO saysHe compared COVID-19 protocols to wearing seat belts on the road, saying people won’t follow rules unless they genuinely believe they are saving lives. He and Beaumont Health president and CEO John Fox both said visitors have even resisted simple COVID-19 safety measures while physically inside hospitals.
Michigan hospitals don’t plan to shut down elective surgeries again, but it’s a possible last resort
As the number of Michiganders hospitalized with COVID-19 rises again, hospitals aren’t planning to shut down elective surgeries. But if the health care system gets overwhelmed, that might be a measure of last resort. Most importantly, health care workers don’t want Michiganders to have to delay necessary care. While all the hospital leaders agreed they don’t want to shut down elective procedures, it’s possible the spread of COVID-19 could reach a point where that’s the only option. That means Michigan hospitals won’t easily be able to transfer patients elsewhere if they reach capacity in terms of space or workers.
Here’s where COVID-19 positivity rate, ICU capacity stand in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula
Michigan’s Upper Peninsula is seeing its most rapid spread of COVID-19, and hospitals are trying to keep up without the same resources as the more populated areas of the state. Gar Atchison, the CEO of UP Health System-Marquette and market CEO of UP Health System, joined a discussion among state hospital system leaders Thursday to talk about how COVID-19 is being handled in the Upper Peninsula. “We are seeing some pretty rapid increases, some pretty alarming case rates.”Some hospitals and testing centers in the Upper Peninsula are seeing test positivity rates of 30% multiple days in a row, Atchison said. UP Health System-Marquette is the safety net hospital for the Upper Peninsula, so what happens when the region hits capacity is a major concern for Atchison. ICU capacity outside of Marquette is fairly limited, so that’s the number that I’m paying most attention to.”He said 61% of patients in ICU beds in the Upper Peninsula are COVID-19 patients.
What is the level of concern about Michigan hospitals getting overwhelmed again due to COVID-19?
Michigan’s top health officials are concerned about hospitals becoming overwhelmed again as the COVID-19 numbers across the state reach new levels. Early in the-19 pandemic, one of the major problems for Michigan was hospital capacity, as COVID-19 patients filled beds and the state was forced to set up alternate sites. “That’s one of the general concerns,” said Wright Lassiter, president and CEO of Henry Ford Health System. Decker said another concern is staff members who have been fighting COVID-19 for the better part of eight months. LOCAL: Macomb County a ‘pocket’ of Michigan that struggles with mask wearing, Henry Ford Health CEO says“Our team -- they’ve been dealing with this for a very long time, so they are tired,” Decker said.
Henry Ford Health CEO: If ration, science aren’t enough in COVID-19 fight, other steps may be needed
The president and CEO of Henry Ford Health System wants Michiganders to follow the simple safety measures in place to stop the spread of COVID-19, but if they can’t, he said other steps might be necessary. “If doing the right thing and using ration and science isn’t sufficient, then there may be other steps that end up being necessary,” said Wright Lassiter, president and CEO of Henry Ford Health System. LOCAL: Macomb County a ‘pocket’ of Michigan that struggles with mask wearing, Henry Ford Health CEO saysThey said Michiganders should just follow four simple rules: Wear masks, practice social distancing, wash hands frequently and avoid large gatherings. Wright Lassiter, president and CEO of Henry Ford Health System, during a COVID-19 discussion on Nov. 12, 2020. MORE: Hospital association CEO: Michiganders who don’t believe in COVID-19 protocols aren’t going to follow themLassiter said a broad-based shutdown of the state likely would not be effective.
Are stricter government COVID-19 rules inevitable as cases spike in Michigan? Top hospital officials weigh in
As COVID-19 trends worsen dramatically across Michigan, are stricter government regulations inevitable? The presidents and CEOS of Henry Ford Health System, Beaumont Health, Spectrum Health, Munson Healthcare and UP Health System-Marquette joined the discussion to highlight the alarming trajectory of COVID-19 numbers statewide. John Fox, president and CEO of Beaumont Health, said the tools to slow the spread of COVID-19 are already in place. LOCAL: Macomb County a ‘pocket’ of Michigan that struggles with mask wearing, Henry Ford Health CEO says“The tools to control it are there. MORE: Hospital association CEO: Michiganders who don’t believe in COVID-19 protocols aren’t going to follow them“They’ve been much more targeted, where government did intervene,” Anderson said.
Leaders from 4 major hospital systems in Michigan share harrowing COVID-19 numbers
Leaders from four major hospital systems in Michigan came together Thursday to share the alarming trends they’re seeing as COVID-19 cases increase drastically statewide. “Our state is now in a phase of exponential increases in both COVID-19 cases and COVID-19 hospitalizations,” said Gerry Anderson, executive chairman at DTE Energy and a member of Gov. “Over the last five weeks, cases in Michigan are up more than five-fold,” Anderson said. Leaders of Henry Ford Health System, Beaumont Health, Spectrum Health and Munson Health shared some of the COVID-19 trends they’re seeing in their hospitals. Henry Ford Health SystemThe story is the same in Henry Ford hospitals, according to Wright Lassiter, the president and CEO of Henry Ford Health System.
‘The health care system can capsize’: Michigan hospitals rapidly filling with COVID-19 patients
Michigan hospitals are rapidly filling with COVID-19 patients once again, and experts are warning residents that if this trend continues, it will be disastrous for the state’s health care system. The MHA represents all the hospitals and health systems throughout Michigan. “Our hospitals are rapidly filling with COVID-19 patients at a very alarming rate,” Peters said. He and other state health care leaders are concerned about what’s ahead for hospitals if the trends don’t reverse. The health care system can capsize if you don’t keep it under control.”
Beaumont hospitals in Royal Oak, Troy and Grosse Pointe reinstate visitor safety restrictions as COVID cases rise
DETROIT – Beaumont hospitals in Royal Oak, Troy and Grosse Pointe are limiting the visitation of family and friends beginning Tuesday, Nov. 10 at 8 a.m. to protect patients, staff and community as COVID-19 cases in the region and state continue to rise. Related: Beaumont Hospital-Taylor reinstates visitor safety restrictions as COVID cases rise“We’ve had a notable rise in COVID-19 cases in metro Detroit,” said Dr. Nick Gilpin, medical director of Infection Prevention and Epidemiology for Beaumont Health. Patients should continue to go to any Beaumont Emergency Department for medical issues that need urgent attention. The local medical leadership at each Beaumont hospital makes the determination about when to implement visitor restrictions. According to Johns Hopkins University, more than 3.8 million have recovered in the U.S., with more than 9.9 million cases reported across the country.
Here are important facts about the flu
The advertiser paid a fee to promote this sponsored article and may have influenced or authored the content. The flu usually appears with symptoms like headaches, fever, running nose, cough, and body aches. Dr. Shajahan says that the number one thing you can do to avoid getting the flu is to get your flu vaccine and social distance from others. Dr. Shajahan suggests that as soon as your temperature starts reaching 101, you will want to take medication such as Ibuprofen to bring it down. Those with the flu are usually contagious the day before they show symptoms and 5 to 7 days after.
Beaumont Hospital in Farmington Hills won’t allow visitors due to rise in COVID-19 case
FARMINGTON HILLS, Mich. – Because of a recent rise in coronavirus (COVID-19) cases at the Beaumont Hospital in Farmington Hills a no visitor policy has been implemented. The policy was made out of an abundance of caution, officials said. All other visitors are also restricted until further notice. Exceptions may apply if a visitor screens negative for symptoms of respiratory infection. Approved visitors will be required to wear PPE at all times and cannot leave the patient room.
Gold in secret vault is traced to Hugo Chvez's former nurse
So Daz allegedly turned to one of the oldest ways of moving vast sums of money anonymously: buying gold. She radically denies having had any gold ingots or any bank account in Liechtenstein, Oliver said. Wire transfers from Panamanian shell companies were routed through CBH to Greenhill and Amblia's accounts at the state-owned Liechtensteinische Landesbank in 2012, according to the Liechtenstein court. However, U.S. prosecutors in their exchanges with Swiss authorities in 2018 suggest the bank had itself been defrauded by Beaumont. The gold bars allegedly belonging to Daz represent just a small fraction of the total amount looted from Venezuela.
Beaumont, staffing agencies sued for allegedly neglecting to investigate sexual harassment by hospital executive
The sexual harassment lawsuit claims that Beaumont -- along with Crossfire Managed Services, LLC and Med-National Staffing Solutions, Inc. -- neglected to investigate reports of sexual harassment by the hospital’s Director of Environmental Services Gerald Lynch. Dickey began work on April 5, 2019, and notified her Crossfire/Med-National recruiter about the director’s sexual harassment on the same day. Beaumont and the staffing agencies allegedly told Dickey that she could not return to work under these conditions after notifying her recruiter of Lynch’s behavior. According to the lawsuit the staffing agencies allegedly “attempted to coerce (Dickey) to withdraw her sexual harassment complaint” and refused to allow her to return to work until she did. We take all allegations regarding sexual harassment seriously and are committed to providing a safe, non-discriminatory workplace for all staff.
Beaumont Wayne Hospital to begin reopening today after closing in midst COVID-19 pandemic
WAYNE, Mich. – Officials said Beaumont Wayne Hospital will begin reopening Tuesday. The hospital was a COVID-19-only care facility from the end of March until it closed in April. MORE: Representatives condemn temporary closure of Beaumont WayneWhen the hospital closure was revealed, officials said it was temporary and that it would remain a COVID-19-only hospital in the event that cases spiked. Officials with Beaumont Health announced last week that the health system will reopen to patients with and without coronavirus after receiving the necessary regulatory approvals. Beaumont said all plans are subject to change depending on orders from the government and “the public’s willingness to observe social distancing protocols.”
Beaumont Wayne Hospital expected to reopen soon for both COVID-19 and non-coronavirus cases
WAYNE, Mich. – Officials said Beaumont Wayne Hospital is expected to reopen soon to both patients with and without coronavirus (COVID-19). Officials with Beaumont Health said Friday that the health system will reopen to patients with and without the virus after receiving the necessary regulatory approvals. The hospital will reopen in phases as staff are brought back; some were laid off and others were moved to different locations. “Beaumont Health has cared for more COVID-19 patients than any other health system in the state. With the number of COVID-19 patients seeking care at Beaumont decreasing a bit recently, it is now appropriate to begin re-opening the Wayne campus in phases as we carefully prepare for another potential COVID-19 surge,” Beaumont Health Chief Operating Officer Carolyn Wilson said.
City of Wayne says it never approved makeshift morgue at Beaumont Hospital
WAYNE, Mich. – Officials with the city of Wayne say they didn’t approve a makeshift morgue at Beaumont Hospital during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. Health Department inspectors, along with Wayne County sheriff’s deputies, found the temporary morgue with about 50 bodies in it while visiting the hospital Tuesday. The city says it referred the hospital to the Building and Engineering director, who would address permitting requirements. Then, in mid-April, the hospital contacted the city’s Building and Engineering Director regarding the placement of a temporary morgue in the former laundry building. The city is working with Beaumont, as it does all its businesses, to ensure any facility is safe for use.”Last week, Beaumont Wayne announced that the hospital had no patients.
City denies claim that it approved temporary morgue for COVID-19 deaths at Beaumont Wayne Hospital
WAYNE, Mich. – The city of Wayne released a statement Wednesday that refutes claims that it approved a temporary morgue at Beaumont Hospital in the midst of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. Health Department inspectors, along with Wayne County sheriff’s deputies, found the temporary morgue with about 50 bodies in it while visiting the hospital Tuesday. The city says it referred the hospital to the Building and Engineering director, who would address permitting requirements. Then, in mid-April, the hospital contacted the city’s Building and Engineering Director regarding the placement of a temporary morgue in the former laundry building. The city is working with Beaumont, as it does all its businesses, to ensure any facility is safe for use.”Last week, Beaumont Wayne announced that the hospital had no patients.
Investigation into makeshift morgue at Beaumont Wayne reveals 50 bodies in vacant building
WAYNE, Mich. – It all started with a call to the Wayne County Health Department claiming bodies were being inappropriately stored at the now-shuttered Beaumont Wayne Hospital. Health Department inspectors, along with Wayne County sheriff’s deputies, were allowed on the property. Bill Nowling, Wayne County Spokesman released the following statement:“Yesterday the Wayne County Health Division received a report that Beaumont Wayne was storing dead bodies in a vacant building on its campus. After being initially turned away by the hospital administrators today, county health inspectors were allowed access to the building and discovered a makeshift morgue in operation containing approximately 50 bodies. READ: Michigan representatives condemn temporary closure of Beaumont Wayne in midst of COVID-19 pandemic