Beaumont Staff Vaccinate Own Kids 1st, Hopes To Ease Parents Vaccine Worries As Health System Prepare For Vaccine Clinic Next Week
Beaumont Health will begin offering the FDA/CDC approved Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine at its Beaumont Service Center and Beaumont Hospital, Troy clinics to children 5 to 11-years-old beginning Friday, Nov. 12. Today staff members had their kids...detroit.cbslocal.com
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.
Oakland University, Beaumont Health medical affiliation agreement extended for another 20 years
Oakland University announced on Monday, March 8, 2021, that its medical affiliation agreement with Beaumont Health has been extended through 2041. ROCHESTER HILLS, Mich. – Oakland University announced on Monday (March 8) that its medical affiliation agreement with Beaumont Health has been extended through 2041. With the amended agreement, officials said Oakland University William Beaumont School of Medicine (OUWB) students will continue to train at Beaumont Hospitals in Royal Oak, Troy and Grosse Pointe. (Left to right) OUWB medical school students Mallory Peters, Joshua Volin , Rachel Kaltoff, Brett Friedman and Dean Duane Mezwa MD (Oakland University)According to the university, the affiliation agreement started in the mid-2000s after discussion of building a new medical school. In January 2007, OU and Beaumont Health submitted a letter of intent to the Liaison Committee on Medical Education (LCME) to start the process of accrediting a new allopathic medical school.
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.
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.
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.
COVID-19 survivor gets married to partner of 5 years at Beaumont Royal Oak
ROYAL OAK, Mich. An EMT who was hospitalized for coronavirus (COVID-19) is getting married to his special lady at Beaumont Royal Oak on Friday. READ: Beaumont doctor recovering from COVID-19 hopes people take this pandemic seriouslyOfficials said normal medications didnt work for him. The EMT refers to his partner as his special lady. She wasnt allowed to visit him while he was being treated but she did everything to stay connected. The couple was married Friday afternoon in a conference room in the same nursing unit where he survived. He said he never felt the need to be married, but after everything theyd been through taking this next step felt right.
Berkley stalking suspect dies in crash while fleeing police
BERKLEY, Mich. A stalking suspect involved in a chase with Berkley police officers died in a crash, according to officials. Police said that the suspect blew through a red light at 11 Mile and Greenfield roads. ORIGINAL: Stalking suspect dies after crashing into pole while fleeing Berkley police, officials sayThe situation started at a home on Ellwood Street near Catalpa at 10 p.m. Monday night. At that time the suspect, a Warren man, was charged for bothering the woman and was not allowed on her property. The woman called 911.
‘She meant a lot to me’: Mother dies from COVID-19 after battling virus with daughter
DETROIT – A Metro Detroit mother and daughter both battled coronavirus (COVID-19) together. She meant a lot to me,” Glenda Johnson said. Johnson and her 83-year-old mother, Linda Hopkins, were both diagnosed with coronavirus. “Detroiters, some of them are not taking it seriously -- and I lost my mother,” Johnson said. Johnson would like to thank doctors and staff Beaumont Hospital for being so accommodating.
5-year-old girl becomes the first child to die from COVID-19 in Michigan
ROYAL OAK, Mich. – A 5-year-old girl died Sunday morning at Beaumont Royal Oak, becoming the first child to die from COVID-19 in Michigan. Update April 19 -- Michigan coronavirus (COVID-19) cases up to 31,424; Death toll now at 2,391 with 3,237 recoveries reportedThe family of Skylar Herbert confirmed the information Sunday night. Before Sunday, the youngest person who died from coronavirus in Michigan was 20-years-old. We are heartbroken that COVID-19 has taken the life of a child. More information on coronavirus (COVID-19):