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What do 150 jars of peanut butter look like?

Jif, Skippy, Peter Pan, Smuckers and more!

The Professional Nurse Council at Beaumont Hospital, Grosse Pointe teamed up with Michael Pieh, M.D., internal medicine, to collect more than 150 jars of peanut butter. Dr. Pieh serves as the president of the Taia River Union which provides food, medicine and other necessities in his home country of Sierra Leone. Peanut butter, with additional supplements added, provides calories, protein and a full complement of vitamins and micronutrients to the malnourished children of the region.

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Tips for dealing with election day stress

by Howard Belkin, M.D., Beaumont psychiatrist

Long lines were predicted today as metro Detroiters headed to the polls. Whether you arrived first thing in the morning or plan on voting near the end of the day, it is important to keep a cool head if you’re waiting in line.

Maybe the long lines didn’t bother you but you’re frustrated by the number of political ads on TV? Did somebody take down the sign from your lawn? Or maybe you just can’t wait for all the Facebook comments to end.

Here are a handful of things you can do to make this Election Day as stress-free as possible:

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Beaumont Medical Transportation assisting storm victims in New York

ground_transport_beaumont(Photo courtesy of Yahoo! News)

A photo appearing on the homepage of Yahoo! today shows medical transportation workers from Beaumont Health System assisting in the evacuation of patients from New York’s Bellevue Hospital. According to the article, “About 500 patients at the city hospital near the East River in Manhattan are affected. Bellevue has one of the busiest emergency departments in the city.”

(Notice one of the workers with the Detroit Tigers baseball cap showing some Detroit love.)

Update: We were lucky enough to get some additional photos from some of our transport workers live on the scene. You’ll see some photos of the destruction of the storm as well as the lines of ambulances there to assist.

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All treats at Beaumont Children’s Hospital Halloween party

No one wants to be sick on Halloween. The Halloween party at Beaumont Children’s Hospital helps kids forget about being in the hospital for a while. Children from pediatrics and adults from the inpatient rehabilitation unit participate in games, pumpkin painting, face painting and more! Mariott, a Children’s Miracle Network sponsor, provides the crafts while employees throughout Beaumont, including peds, rehab and dietary donate new costumes and goodies.

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Heard any big news today?

To design a national model for health care, Beaumont Health System and Henry Ford Health System have signed a letter of intent to combine their operations into a new $6.4 billion organization.

Our new organization will be one of the most comprehensive health systems in Michigan, as measured by revenue and patients served. We will have one of the largest residency and fellowship programs and work with some 7,000 physicians across Southeast Michigan.

Integrating these two organizations — already recognized for high value and patient care excellence — will allow us to improve care for our patients throughout Michigan and beyond.

What does today’s announcement mean for patients?
A combined 10 hospitals and 200 other patient care sites will give Henry Ford Health System and Beaumont Health System patients greater access to and better coordination of care with a large selection of medical centers and hospitals near their homes.

Learn more at www.FutureCareForMichigan.com.

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What’s driving your health care decisions? [POLL]

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

According to a survey of more than 7,600 adults across 27 metropolitan areas conducted by Harris Interactive and released by Healthgrades this week, Americans spend more time choosing a new car than they do choosing a physician.

Of those surveyed, 90 percent agreed that they consider choosing a physician or hospital a major life decisions, but most still dedicate more time to car shopping.

  • 42 percent spend 10 or more hours researching a car purchase
  • 34 percent spend less than an hour researching a physician
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