Beaumont Health is pleased to announce the following recognitions:
Williams selected MSU-CHM’s ‘Community Faculty of the Year’ Award
Joseph Williams, D.O., a family medicine physician at Beaumont Hospital, Farmington Hills, was named Michigan State University College of Human Medicine’s “Community Faculty of the Year.” Third-year medical students selected Dr. Williams, a clinical assistant professor with the college, for the honor.
Walker recipient of NKF and Gift of Life Michigan awards
Susan Walker, social worker, Multi-Organ Transplant Program, Beaumont Hospital, Royal Oak, will be recognized for her involvement with the National Kidney Foundation and Gift of Life Michigan. Walker was selected to receive the Merit Award from the National Kidney Foundation’s Council of Nephrology Social Workers for her activity in the organization, and the only social worker in Michigan chosen to receive Gift of Life Michigan’s 2019 Champion Award for promoting organ and tissue donation.
Healthy Dearborn Coalition receives ‘2019 Hometown Health Hero’ award
Beaumont’s Healthy Communities will receive its fourth award in the past 10 months when Healthy Dearborn is recognized with a “2019 Hometown Health Hero” award from the Michigan Public Health Week Partnership on April 10 at the State Capitol. The award recognizes individuals and statewide organizations working tirelessly to maintain and improve the health of their local communities.
Farmington Hills proclamation thanks retiring physician executive
Paul LaCasse, D.O., outgoing Beaumont Health executive, was recently honored by Ken Massey, mayor of Farmington Hills, and the city council with a proclamation. The proclamation expressed thanks to Dr. LaCasse for his many years of dedicated service to the medical profession and loyalty to the community. Dr. LaCasse practiced as an emergency medicine physician and served as president and CEO of what is now named Beaumont Hospital, Farmington Hills. Most recently, he was Beaumont’s executive vice president of Post-acute Care and Diversified Business Operations.
Wilson honored with graduate medical education award by ACGME
Sharon Wilson, MS, director, Graduate Medical Education Administration at Beaumont, was the recent recipient of the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education’s GME Institutional Coordinator Award. Wilson was recognized for her in-depth knowledge of graduate medical education and the process for internal review. In addition, she was recognized for managing the roles of administrator, counselor, enforcer, coordinator, organizer and scheduler.
Dabrowski recipient of Brain Injury Association’s Professional Service Award
Edward Dabrowski, M.D., director of Pediatric Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Beaumont Children’s, will be honored by the Brain Injury Association of Michigan at their Legacy Society Dinner on April 13. Dr. Dabrowski will receive the organization’s Professional Service Award at the Novi event.
Armstrong elected to board of Society for Oncology Massage
Karen Armstrong, manager, Clinical Massage with Beaumont’s Integrative Medicine Program, has been elected to the board of directors of the Society for Oncology Massage. She has supported S4OM for years as a preferred provider and a recognized education provider. Armstrong also served on the organization’s education and forum planning committees.
Platis accepts AMTA conference scholar award
Holly Platis, music therapist, Beaumont Children’s, accepted a scholar award at the National Conference of the American Music Therapy Association in Dallas. The AMTA’s purpose is the progressive development of the therapeutic use of music in rehabilitation, special education and community settings. Platis has a master’s degree in child and adolescent developmental psychology. She uses music to help children reach their clinical goals, including pain management and coping.
Beaumont, Troy wins ‘Cultivate Michigan’ award
The Nutrition Services team at Beaumont Hospital, Troy was recognized with a “Cultivate Michigan Award.” The hospital was one of four institutions honored by the Michigan Farm to Institution Network. The MFIN’s goal is to get more local food to area organizations. Five percent of the food offered at Beaumont, Troy is from Michigan farms.
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Beaumont Health is Michigan’s largest health care system and is most preferred for health care in Southeast Michigan, according to NRC Health survey data. The not-for-profit organization was created to provide patients with greater access to compassionate, extraordinary care, every day. Beaumont Health has total net revenue of $4.7 billion and consists of eight hospitals with 3,429 beds, 145 outpatient sites, nearly 5,000 physicians, 38,000 employees and 3,500 volunteers. In 2018, Beaumont Health had about 178,000 inpatient discharges, 18,000 births and 573,000 emergency visits.