Botsford Medical Imaging is a physician group that specializes in diagnostic radiology at Beaumont, Farmington Hills. Dating back to 1944, BMI has been providing imaging services from the beginning of the hospital’s history when it was known as Botsford General Hospital.
“Our group has been a vital part of the hospital since the start and looks forward to continuing a positive relationship in the future. We have given generously in the past and are proud to continue supporting our institution,” said Michael Schwartz, M.D., chair, Department of Radiology, Beaumont, Farmington Hills.
The added space created through the expansion will provide a more welcoming and comfortable atmosphere in which to provide the high quality care that patients and families have come to know and expect. As a major teaching hospital, the expansion also will provide advanced facilities for Beaumont, Farmington Hills to train the next generation of physicians.
Beaumont, Farmington Hills President Connie O’Malley said, “This expansion represents our commitment to those who depend on our hospital for care and will better prepare us to handle the needs of our growing communities. The generosity shown by Botsford Medical Imaging and Oakland Surgical Specialists reflects the dedication and compassion for which our physicians are known.”
The commitment of Beaumont, Farmington Hills physicians is personal as evidenced by the outpouring of support from those directly involved in providing care.
“I joined the staff almost 20 years ago as an allopathic physician [M.D.] in an osteopathic community [D.O.] During these past decades, I have witnessed the dedication and compassionate care provided by the best of the osteopathic community,” said Dr. Schwartz. “The Radiology Department historically has recruited the best and brightest residents from the nation’s top osteopathic training programs. This combination of superb, compassionate care along with outstanding medical education made it very easy for me to ask my colleagues for their support.”
Oakland Surgical Specialists is a group of three physicians who respond to trauma cases and also perform general surgery at Beaumont, Farmington Hills. The group consists of Beaumont Hospital Senior Vice President and Chief Medical Officer Michael Rebock, D.O., Jeffrey Gerken, D.O., and Kelly Dinnan, D.O.
“I joined Oakland Surgical Specialists in 1995, but the group has been in existence since Botsford first opened,” said Dr. Rebock. “My colleagues Drs. Gerken and Dinnan joined me in 2008 and in 2014, respectively. Both trained here as residents. We made this gift out of loyalty to our patients and the hospital, which has given us our careers and afforded us the opportunity to support this worthwhile initiative. This expansion is going to give patients what they deserve. And, as physicians, we’ll have the facilities to better match the quality and type of care we provide.”
Beaumont Health Senior Vice President and Chief Development Officer Margaret Casey said, “The gifts from Botsford Medical Imaging and Oakland Surgical Specialists will have a powerful impact on patient care and will serve as a lasting reminder of the important role physicians can play in creating a strong future for Beaumont. We deeply appreciate their leadership and desire to support Beaumont in such a transformational and meaningful way.”
$1 million pledge in 2016 kicked off the $10 million capital campaign
These latest gifts were preceded by a $1 million pledge by a group of physicians last fall to launch a $10 million capital campaign for the expansion and renovation at Beaumont, Farmington Hills. The gift from the 16 physician-members of Farmington Emergency Medicine Associates PLC gave a kick start to the capital campaign.
At an estimated cost of $160 million, the expansion project represents a significant investment in the Farmington Hills hospital, and is Beaumont Health’s largest capital project since forming its new eight-hospital system in 2014. While Beaumont Health is funding $150 million of the project, it is relying on support from the community for the remaining $10 million.
To learn more about the $10 million capital campaign for the expansion of Beaumont Hospital, Farmington Hills, including naming opportunities, contact Nancy Gray at 248-442-2219 or nancy.gray@Beaumont.org.
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