Beaumont Health is pleased to announce the following recognitions:
Erin O’Mara, director, Volunteer Services at Beaumont Hospital, Troy, will serve as president-elect of the Michigan Healthcare Volunteer Resource Professionals. She has served on the organization’s board as Professional Development chair and Legislative chair. The MHVRP works closely with the Michigan Health & Hospital Association to develop volunteer programs.
Edward C. Bush, M.D., affiliated with Beaumont Hospital, Dearborn and Beaumont Hospital, Trenton, was recipient of the “Michigan Family Physician of the Year” award presented by the Michigan Academy of Family Physicians. The annual award exemplifies the tradition of the family physician and the contributions of family medicine specialists.
George A. Williams, M.D., director, Beaumont Eye Institute and chair, Ophthalmology at Beaumont Hospital, Royal Oak, was elected president-elect of the American Academy of Ophthalmology and will serve as the organization’s president in 2019. He is the academy’s past secretary for Federal Affairs and a former at-large trustee.
Richard Grucz Jr., M.D., has been appointed as physician executive for Primary Care, Beaumont Medical Group. He has served in a variety of leadership positions in Oakwood Physicians Integrated and BMG, most recently as the regional director of primary care. In his new role, Dr. Grucz will report to Daniel Frattarelli, M.D., president, BMG.
Peter Y. Chen, M.D., a radiation oncologist at Beaumont, Royal Oak, will be one of 35 being honored as a fellow by the American Society for Radiation Oncology at their October annual meeting in San Antonio. ASTRO honors fellows, like Dr. Chen, for their far-reaching contributions to radiation oncology and for their individual work to advance and improve cancer care.
George D. Wilson, Ph.D., a radiobiologist at Beaumont, Royal Oak, will serve on the American Society for Radiation Oncology’s nominating committee. Dr. Wilson will begin his term during the ASTRO Annual Meeting held in October in San Antonio. Dr. Wilson has previously served as vice-chair of the ASTRO Scientific Committee; chair of the Clinical, Translational and Basic Science Advisory Committee; and chair of the Radiation and Cancer Biology Committee.
Kathleen S. Pawlicki, R.Ph., vice president and chief pharmacist, Beaumont Health, has been elected president-elect of the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists. Her term with ASHP will begin in June 2019. She has previously served as a member of the ASHP board of directors. Pawlicki is also a member of the Michigan Board of Pharmacy and was named “2018 Michigan Pharmacist of the Year.”
Neha Desai, Pharm.D., director of Pharmacy, Beaumont Hospital, Dearborn, will serve as president-elect for the Southeastern Michigan Society of Health-System Pharmacists. Her responsibilities as the organization’s president will begin in November.
Sandra Taylor, R.Ph., director of Pharmacy and administrator of Operations at Beaumont Hospital, Wayne, is president of the Michigan Pharmacists Association. She will serve as the MPA’s president through 2018 and in 2019 will become chair of the organization’s executive board. The MPA represents nearly 9,000 pharmacists and 15,000 pharmacy technicians in Michigan.
Orthopedic Network News: Beaumont, Royal Oak ‘Top 10’ for hip and knee procedures
The Orthopedic Network News reports Beaumont Hospital, Royal Oak as a “top 10” joint replacement hospital nationwide. This is based on Medicare hip and knee replacement procedures for 2017. Beaumont, Royal Oak has appeared on this list for 10 consecutive years.
Beaumont Health earns four dotComm awards
Beaumont Health’s Web Marketing team has been recognized for web content and creativity by dotComm. The international competition honors excellence in web creativity and digital communication. The four awards: Instragram Content/Gold; Blog Overall/Platinum; Podcast/Platinum; and Website-Medical/Platinum.