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?
Mental health care backlog leaves Lake Orion child stuck in emergency room for 26 days
READ: U-M Mott Children’s poll: Nearly 50% of parents say pandemic negatively impacted their teens’ mental healthFor Leah, it was a desperate situation. She believed COVID and the changes the pandemic exacerbated the stresses of a boy who was already going through changes. Every facility is full.”AdFor 26 days, Leah, her wife and their son lived inside a hospital cubical inside the emergency room. READ: Tracking Michigan COVID-19 hospitalization data trendsAdLeah had enough Friday and demanded her son be released from the emergency room, believing the wait for the psychiatric evaluations was doing more harm than good. I’ve also seen in my practice in the emergency department, patients who are staying sometimes for days in the emergency department, waiting for beds.
Beaumont updates visitation guidelines
Beaumont Health Systems has updated their COVID-19 visitation guidelines effective Monday, Feb. 15 at 8 a.m. for all facilities in the system. COMMUNITY – Beaumont Health Systems has updated their COVID-19 visitation guidelines effective Monday, Feb. 15 at 8 a.m. for all facilities in the system. Visitation will now be permitted for patients who do not have or are not suspected of having COVID-19. Beaumont Health Chief Nursing Officer Susan Grant said that having visitors benefits patients’ health. Beaumont is encouraging staff to continue to provide daily updates on patients’ health to key family members and continue to offer opportunities to connect patients with their families virtually.arabamericannews.com
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 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?
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.
Fight against COVID becomes personal for Beaumont employee
A Beaumont Royal Oak employee learned firsthand how heartbreaking coronavirus can be. Erin Fuson is a hospitality worker at Beaumont Royal Oak. “It’s hard because my daughter would normally be in my room, but I understood no one could come in that room,” Doan said. Wayne County Sheriff Benny Napoleon is in the hospital due to COVID-19 complications, according to a family member. The longtime serving leader’s oxygen levels were low which is why he was sent to the hospital.
Beaumont Health offers curbside vaccinations to keep kids up-to-date
Beaumont Health had a solution Thursday by bringing it all to the curbside. Thursday was the first time Beaumont Health has offered curbside vaccinations. Murphy, a nurse practitioner at Beaumont Teen Health Center, said it’s a great option for those trying to social distance. READ: Here’s what Michigan school districts have planned for the fall amid the pandemicThe Beaumont Teen Health Center will be offering curbside vaccines in Taylor on Aug. 5. More information can be found on the official Beaumont Health website here.