Beaumont Health is pleased to announce the following recognitions:
Cancer rehabilitation program recipient of ACCC’s ‘Innovator Award’
Dr. Christopher Wilson, program director for the Beaumont Oncology Physical Therapy Residency, Beaumont, Troy, and his team have won a 2020 Association of Community Cancer Centers “Innovator Award.” The Beaumont Cancer Rehabilitation program was recognized for improving the patient experience; reducing hospital length of stay; and facilitating early identification of physical impairments, functional limitations, and/or treatment restrictions. Other key outcomes include reduction of cancer-related fatigue, lymphedema, falls and non-opioid pain management.
Graham appointed endowed chair and director of Alzheimer’s research
Stewart Graham, Ph.D., director of Metabolomics Research, Beaumont Research Institute, has been appointed the John and Marilyn Bishop Charitable Foundation Endowed Chair and director of Alzheimer’s Disease Research. Dr. Graham’s current research focuses on neurodegenerative disease, predominantly Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s and Huntington’s disease, resulting in more than 60 peer-reviewed manuscripts. His research is currently supported by the National Institutes of Health, Alzheimer’s Association and Michael J. Fox Foundation.
Sutton appointed to Governor’s Return to School Advisory Council
Stephanie Sutton, a central clinical infection preventionist, was selected to serve on Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s COVID-19 return to learn advisory council. The group of experts from health care and education will work closely with the governor to develop safety guidelines during the pandemic. Her appointment will conclude Dec. 31, 2020.
Beaumont, Royal Oak recognized by MDHHS with maternal health award
Dr. Samuel Bauer, chief, Women’s and Children’s Clinical Care Program, announced Beaumont Hospital, Royal Oak is the recipient of a 2019 Michigan Alliance for Innovation on Maternal Health Designation Award based on the staff’s dedication to improving care of mothers and babies. The quality improvement award is given by the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services.
Rocher honored by OUWB School of Medicine with Distinguished Recognition
Oakland University William Beaumont School of Medicine’s Honors Convocation annually recognizes the school’s distinguished academic achievements. Dr. Leslie Rocher, retired OUWB associate dean for Clinical Affairs and professor of Internal Medicine, was the recipient of an inscribed chair for the Recognition of Distinguished Service “in gratitude of exceptional commitment and service to OUWB.” After 41 years as a physician and 30 years with Beaumont Health, Rocher, senior vice president and chief medical officer at Beaumont, Royal Oak, retired from his leadership roles at Beaumont and OUWB.