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Bear in mind... May 2023


Beaumont Children’s Chief Update


A message from Matthew Denenberg, M.D., Chief, Beaumont Children’s
Hello Spring. As we say goodbye to wintry weather, snow, long nights and RSV, we eagerly welcome warmer days, fresh blooms, graduations, and of course, Mother’s Day. So many new things are sprouting up this Spring.
As we begin year two as Corewell Health, we welcome new leaders: Corewell Health East CNO, Kelly Sadler, MHA, RN, and Corewell Health System COO, Darryl Elmouchi, M.D. Our integration journey is on track as we follow the integration roadmap. Please visit the Corewell Health Integration intranet site to learn more about our incredible efforts to achieve our mission to improve health, instill humanity and inspire hope
Our own Corewell Health East Beaumont Children’s communities are hurting from recent events in Oxford and MSU. Children are harmed everyday by firearms across Michigan. CDC data released in 2022 establishes that the current number one cause of death in children and adolescents in the United States is firearm related. Firearm injuries have now surpassed injuries from motor vehicle crashes. Despite national challenges passing firearm violence prevention efforts, Michigan is one of the first states to pass legislation to help keep our kids safe. Similarly, our Corewell Health Pediatrics teams are joining forces in a systemwide firearm injury prevention strategy. We are also developing a systemwide approach to firearm safety including anticipatory guidance, resources (i.e., gun locks) and improved standardized models of care. We are joined by APP and children’s hospitals and health systems across the country. As pediatricians, we are experts at keeping children safe. We must be out front in reducing the number one cause of childhood and adolescent deaths.
"Every generation of children offers mankind the possibility of rebuilding his ruin of a world… Save the Children is often told that its aims are impossible - that there has always been child suffering and there always will be. We know. It's impossible only if we make it so. It's impossible only if we refuse to attempt it."
Eglantyne Jebb, founder Save the Children in 1919. 


New team members


Please welcome our newest physicians.
Silvestre "Tito" Duran, M.D., joins our pediatric cardiology team as the medical director for Pediatric Cardiology. He will oversee our ambulatory clinic expansion including Dearborn, Livonia and Lennox to start.


Acute care


Please review the hyperbilirubinemia updates in response to the 2022 AAP hyperbilirubinemia guidelines. Thank you to nursing education and leadership as well as Digital Services for collaborating in a swift roll out once in Epic across CHE in February. 
And the winners for the 2023 Nursing Excellence Awards are.... Congratulations to the nominees and winners of the 2023 awards! We have the most amazing nurses. Our very own Beaumont Children’s Mindi Johnson was recognized as this year’s Exemplary Professional Practice Nurse. Read Mindi’s nomination story.
Congratulations to our Nurses and team members at Corewell Health’s Beaumont Hospital, Royal Oak for being awarded Magnet Status for the fifth time, having been the first Magnet Hospital in Michigan in 2004. Magnet is the highest and most prestigious distinction a health care organization can receive for nursing practice and quality patient care. The hospital is among just fifteen facilities in Michigan (seven are Corewell Health hospitals) and fewer than six hundred facilities around the world have earned Magnet status.
Explore the interactive Digital Services Integration Roadmap
Beaumont Children's PATCH (Palliative Team & Children's Hospice) program was relicensed as the only pediatric hospice program in the Midwest since August 2021. They care for Corewell Health East and other Southeast Michigan children with life-limiting conditions in their homes often with associated medical technology. They are available for referral at 947-522-3455




Thank you to our Beaumont Children’s Diabetes Team for their hard work the past two years on an info-packed video series for children with new onset diabetes, available in English, Spanish and Arabic. Bravo, wonderful job! We follow 1,200-1,300 type 1 diabetics with 100 -110 new patients annually. The new onset classes and videos help prepare children and families through education, blood glucose control, coordinate prescription and supplies within a week of diagnosis. We also offer diabetes continuous glucose monitor and pump classes. We collaborate with the greater diabetes community including the JDRF to provide caregiver classes for babysitters, family and grandparents. Our college life program assists in the transition to college and adulthood with confidence through self-management.
Read this incredible story of a nurse who now cares for patients in the same pediatric oncology clinic she was diagnosed and treated in.
Over the next few months and into next year, we will be expanding access to our specialty services across Southeast Michigan including increasing specialty providers in Troy, Dearborn, Lennox and Livonia. More to come in future communication. 


Quality and Safety


The purpose of the Integration Management Office is to understand the strengths of legacy Spectrum Health and Beaumont Health as we leverage opportunities to collaborate across our organization as Corewell Health. Please take time to visit the IMO website to learn more about integration and how you can join the collaboration to provide exceptional care to children across Michigan.
Health care organizations that incorporate evidence-based medicine deliver better outcomes at a lower cost to their patients. Best practices exist for clinical conditions that contribute to better outcomes. Clinical pathways represent hours of work from local, regional and national experts who certify best practice and explore ways to bring the most recent evidence-based care to our local clinical teams. We have begun the exciting journey with our pediatric partners across Corewell Health to unify best practices for children across Michigan. Please reach out to your clinical leaders to join our efforts. Corewell Health Clinical Care Pathways
Transgender 101 virtual session: Part 1 recording
Learn about terminology, the gender spectrum, pronoun usage and how to create a more supportive, welcoming culture for transgender patients and family members. Trans challenges in the workplace, including statistics, will also be shared.


Corewell Health Foundation Southeast Michigan and Children's Miracle Network oppotunities


For 40 years, Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals has been a valued fundraising partner of the Corewell Health Foundation Southeast Michigan, formerly Beaumont Health Foundation, raising donations of more than $80 million to help Corewell Health’s Beaumont Children’s pioneer new health care solutions for children and provide access to the latest research and technology. Twice a year, February and August, Beaumont pediatric nurses, physicians and clinical leaders at all eight Corewell Health East sites request grants to support new or existing pediatric initiatives. In February, CMNH provided support for Corewell Health’s Beaumont Children’s of more than $1.7 million dollars in grants for spring/summer 2023. More than sixty programs received funding.
Superheroes of all ages are invited to Beaumont Children’s Walk for Miracles at the Detroit Zoo. Join us on Saturday, June 10, beginning at 8 a.m., and enjoy the zoo for the day. Proceeds benefit pediatric programs and services through the Children’s Miracle Network at Beaumont Children’s.
Feldman Automotive Children’s Miracle Celebrity Invitational, Monday, August 28, 2023, at Detroit Golf Club. Benefitting Children's Miracle Network at Beaumont Children's and the Mark Wahlberg Youth Foundation.


Education and Research


 We had an excellent match this year! Thank you to everyone who helped with the recruiting process. A special thanks to the residents and faculty who provided intensive individual recruiting, written evaluations and verbal feedback as we filled all our pediatrics, med/peds and pediatric emergency medicine positions. 
Our Pediatrics, Med/Peds and Pediatric EM programs all received continued accreditation with commendation. Magnificent work!
Racial Residential Segregation and the Health of Black Youth with Type 1 Diabetes. Magnificent work, Dr. Dekelbab. Thank you. 
Association of the COVID-19 Pandemic with Adolescent and Young Adult Eating Disorder Care Volume. Incredible work to our team at the Hough Center for Adolescent Health
PLOS ONE, congratulations Dr. Bishara on becoming an academic editor.
Human inherited complete STAT2 deficiency underlies inflammatory viral diseases, Dr. Bishara, The Journal of Clinical Investigation.
Spontaneous Pneumomediastinum is Not Associated with Esophageal Perforation: Results from a Retrospective, Case-Control Study in a Pediatric Population. Amazing work by our pediatric surgeons and OUWB team. 
Dr. Ayesha Fatima (PI), Dr. Paras Khandhar (sub-PI), Beth Kring (R-RN) and Christine Batchelder (R-RN) enrolled the first patient in the U.S. in Arena/Pfizer Pharmaceutical’s international study with Ethrasimod, a novel biologic for treating severe resistant ulcerative colitis. 
The PICU team was recognized for successful participation in the Society of Critical Care Medicine’s Discovery Viral Infection and Respiratory Illness Universal Study COVID-19: VIRUS Registry.
Not Your Ordinary Teenage Girl with Chest Pain. Interesting case report from Drs. Goyal, Joseph and El-Wiher. 


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