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.