Beaumont Health team members receive recognition

Friday, June 09, 2017

Beaumont Health is pleased to announce the following recognitions recently received by nine employees:

Gibson Fountain becomes president of Michigan State Medical Society
Cheryl Gibson Fountain, M.D.,  an obstetrician and gynecologist with Beaumont Hospital, Grosse Pointe and Royal Oak, has been named the Michigan State Medical Society’s first African-American, female president. Dr. Gibson Fountain took office May 6. She is past president of the Wayne County Medical Society of Southeast Michigan.

Getzinger honored as Athena Award recipient in Macomb County
Kimberly Kress Getzinger, M.D., emergency medicine physician, Beaumont Hospital, Troy, was recognized by the Macomb Community Foundation as winner of the 2017 Athena Award. The annual award is presented for exemplary leadership and giving back to the community. Along with leading medical missions to Haiti, Brazil and Bolivia, Dr. Getzinger co-founded a free medical and dental clinic for the uninsured, Trinity Community Care, in Shelby Township.

Glines appointed to Michigan Board of Osteopathic Medicine and Surgery
Craig Glines, D.O., an obstetrician and gynecologist with Beaumont Hospital, Farmington Hills and Trenton, was appointed by Gov. Rick Snyder to the Michigan Board of Osteopathic Medicine and Surgery. The 11-member board assists the Michigan Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs with overseeing the practice of more than 8,200 osteopathic physicians. Dr. Glines is director of Medical Education at Beaumont, Farmington Hills and Trenton. He also serves as the OB-GYN residency director at Beaumont, Trenton.

Bakhsh receives MHA’s ‘Speak Up!’ Award
Gaiti Bakhsh, D.O., emergency medicine specialist, Beaumont Hospital, Taylor, demonstrated her commitment to safety and was recognized by the Michigan Health & Hospital Association. She was the recipient of their Keystone Center Speak-up! Award. This statewide recognition celebrates patient and staff safety efforts.

Merson recognized by Michigan Speech Language Hearing Association
Richard Merson, Ph.D., speech pathologist, Beaumont Hospital, Royal Oak, received the Michigan Speech Language Hearing Association “Honors of the Association Award” for 2017. He has been with Beaumont since 1989, and served as the MSHA president in 2011. He is currently treasurer of the Michigan Speech-Language Hearing Foundation board.

Tech receives medal from Michigan Radiological Society
Kurt E. Tech, M.D., director of Quality and Safety for the department of Diagnostic Radiology, Beaumont Hospitals in Royal Oak, Troy and Grosse Pointe, has been awarded the Gold Medal by the Michigan Radiological Society, a chapter of the American College of Radiology. The medal is the Society’s highest honor. He has been active with the chapter and served on several national ACR committees.

Taggett awarded two scholarships by Michigan HomeCare and Hospice Association
Angeline Taggett, RN, care manager, Beaumont Home Health Services was awarded the Rosemary Mayes Scholarship and Kitch Nursing Scholarship by the Michigan HomeCare and Hospice Association.

Rutkowski recipient of Lions Club Lynam Award
Kristine Rutkowski, director, Speech Pathology and Children’s Services, Beaumont Hospital, Royal Oak was the recipient of the “Ralph A. Lynam Award” given by the Lions Club for outstanding work in the club, district and state.

Brinks awarded fellowship status from AACVPR
Jenna Brinks, manager, Preventive Cardiology and Rehabilitation, Beaumont Hospital, Royal Oak, was awarded fellowship status from the American Association of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation.

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About Beaumont Health
Beaumont Health is Michigan’s largest health care system, based on inpatient admissions and net patient revenue. A not-for-profit organization, it was formed in 2014 by Beaumont Health System, Botsford Health Care and Oakwood Healthcare to provide patients with the benefit of greater access to extraordinary, compassionate care, no matter where they live in Southeast Michigan. Beaumont Health has total net revenue of $4.4 billion and consists of eight hospitals with 3,429 beds, 174 outpatient sites, nearly 5,000 physicians and 36,000 employees and 3,500 volunteers. In 2016, Beaumont Health had 177,508 inpatient discharges,17,536 births and 567,658 emergency visits. For more information, visit