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This article is about the medical system in Michigan. For the U.S. Army medical center, see William Beaumont Army Medical Center. For the public hospital in Ireland, see Beaumont Hospital, Dublin.
Beaumont Health
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Location Dearborn, Farmington Hills, Grosse Pointe, Royal Oak, Taylor, Trenton, Troy and Wayne, Metro Detroit, Michigan, US
Funding Non-profit hospital
Hospital type Teaching
Network Beaumont Health
Emergency department Level I Trauma Center[1]
Helipad 32MI, Royal Oak,[2][3] KVLL, Troy [4] and KDET, Grosse Pointe [5]
Beds (1,070 in Royal Oak campus), (418 in Troy campus), (250 in Grosse Pointe campus)
Founded 1955

Beaumont Health is a not-for-profit organization formed by Beaumont Health System, Botsford Hospital and Oakwood Health System to provide patients with the benefit of greater access to the highest quality, compassionate care, no matter where they live in southeast Michigan. The organization has net revenue of $4.1 billion and consists of eight hospitals with 3,337 beds, 168 outpatient sites, nearly 5,000 physicians, more than 35,000 employees and about 3,500 volunteers. In 2014, the combined organizations had 174,675 inpatient admissions, 16,229 births and 492,148 emergency visits.[6]

Beaumont Hospital, Royal Oak, with 1,070 beds, has been recognized by the University HealthSystem Consortium (UHC) as No. 4 nationally in the 2014 UHC Quality and Accountability Study.[7]



Groundbreaking began in 1953 for "Oakland Hospital," but because of a delivery mix-up and to further distinguish itself from nearby Oakwood Hospital it was decided to change the name of the new hospital. The new name was William Beaumont Hospital (WBH), the doors were officially open on January 24, 1955 with 238-beds in Royal Oak, Michigan in 1955.[8] The hospitals, the overall health system and the school of medicine are all named for William Beaumont, a U.S. Army surgeon who became known as the "Father of Gastric Physiology" following his research on human digestion started at Fort Mackinac on Mackinac Island, Michigan.[8][9][10][11]


In 1965, Botsford General Hospital opened with 200 beds adjacent to the historic Botsford Inn, a former stagecoach stop on Grand River in Farmington Hills. The hospital opened as an expansion to Zieger Clinic Hospital in Detroit, opened by Dr. Allen Zieger in 1944.


Oakwood Hospital opened on Jan. 5, 1953 and grew to include four hospitals and ambulatory centers in and around Dearborn.[12]

The decision to build a "voluntary" hospital on land donated by Henry Ford II and Ford Motor Company was controversial at the time, as Dearborn mayor Orville L. Hubbard supported a competing proposal for a municipal facility. After months of contentious debate, the voluntary hospital plan was approved, with the ground-breaking taking place in August 1950.

Beaumont Health

In March 2014, the Beaumont Health System, along with Botsford Health Care and Oakwood Healthcare, signed a letter of intent to merge their operations.[13]


Beaumont Hospital – Dearborn[edit]

For more than 60 years, Beaumont Hospital – Dearborn, formerly Oakwood Hospital – Dearborn, has proudly served residents across southeastern Michigan at 18101 Oakwood Blvd, Dearborn, Michigan 48124. Beaumont – Dearborn, a 632-bed hospital, is also a Level 2 trauma center and has been recognized for clinical excellence and innovation in the fields of orthopedics, neurosciences (Stroke Center of Excellence,) women’s health, heart and vascular and cancer care.

Beaumont Hospital – Farmington Hills[edit]

Beaumont Hospital – Farmington Hills, formerly Botsford Hospital, is a 330-bed health care facility serving communities in southern Oakland and western Wayne Counties. It is located at 28050 Grand River Ave., Farmington Hills, Michigan 48336.

Beaumont Hospital – Grosse Pointe[edit]

Beaumont Hospital, Grosse Pointe, is a 250-bed hospital located at 468 Cadieux Rd, Grosse Pointe, Michigan 48230. On October 1, 2007 it was acquired by Beaumont Health System from Bon Secours Health System Inc.

Beaumont Hospital – Royal Oak[edit]

The largest Beaumont hospital is an academic medical center located at 3601 W. Thirteen Mile Road in Royal Oak, Michigan, near Woodward Avenue, and houses 1,070 inpatient beds. The complex also includes cancer, renal, vascular, heart, radiology and neuroscience centers as well as a research institute and a medical building with private practices and other Beaumont services. This location is a Level 1 Trauma Center and has a dedicated heliport. This hospital has been recognized for excellence including University Healthcare Consortium’s (UHC) Quality Leadership Award,[7] U.S. News & World Report 2015 "Best Hospital" [14] rankings in nine medical specialties and Michigan’s first hospital to receive Magnet recognition by the American Nurses Credentialing Center.[15]

Beaumont Hospital – Taylor[edit]

Beaumont Hospital – Taylor, formerly Oakwood Hospital – Taylor, has been committed to making customer satisfaction its top priority since opening its doors in 1977. Beaumont – Taylor is a 189-bed hospital located at 10000 Telegraph Rd, Taylor, Michigan 48180.

Beaumont Hospital – Trenton[edit]

Beaumont Hospital – Trenton, formerly Oakwood Hospital – Southshore, continues to provide the most comprehensive medical care to its patients in an environment that supports the delivery of patient and family centered care in a 193-bed hospital setting. It is located at 5450 Fort St, Trenton, Michigan 48183.

Beaumont Hospital – Troy[edit]

The 458-bed campus of the Beaumont Hospital, Troy is located at 44201 Dequindre Road in Troy, Michigan south of South Blvd/20 Mile Road. Built in 1908 on an Indian burial ground, this hospital location offers inpatient and outpatient services as well as private practices. This location has a pedestrian bridge to a medical office building across Dequindre Road. This puts this campus in two cities and two counties, the City of Troy, Michigan and the City of Sterling Heights, Michigan, as well as Oakland and Macomb Counties. This hospital has been recognized by the American Nurses Credentialing Center as a Magnet hospital for nursing excellence.[15]

Beaumont Hospital – Wayne[edit]

Since 1957, Beaumont Hospital – Wayne, formerly Oakwood Hospital – Annapolis, a 215-bed hospital, has provided western Wayne County residents with a combination of top-quality care and state-of-the-art technology. Beaumont – Wayne is located at 33155 Annapolis St, Wayne, Michigan 48184.

Beaumont hospitals

In addition to these eight hospitals, Beaumont Health also offers 168 ambulatory/outpatient sites including, emergency and urgent care, outpatient and medical centers, outpatient laboratory centers, outpatient pharmacies, physical therapy centers, imaging centers, senior living and nursing homes and wellness and fitness centers.[16]

Awards and Recognition[edit]

  • Beaumont Hospital – Royal Oak recognized by U.S. News and World Report in nine medical specialties (2015). The hospital ranked number two in Michigan and in Metro Detroit in its 21st consecutive year of national recognition by U.S. News.[17]
  • Beaumont Hospital – Troy earned "high-performing" regional rankings in eight medical specialties in the U.S. News and World Report 2015 Best Hospital report.[18]
  • Beaumont Hospital – Grosse Pointe earned "high-performing" regional rankings in two medical specialties in the U.S. News and World Report 2015 Best Hospital report.[19]
  • Beaumont Hospital – Dearborn (formerly Oakwood Hospital – Dearborn) earned a "high-performing regional ranking in Nephrology in the 2015 Best Hospital report.[20]
  • Beaumont Hospital – Royal Oak has been recognized by the University Healthsystem Consortium (UHC) as No. 4 nationally in the 2014 UHC Quality and Accountability Study.[21]
  • Beaumont Hospital – Royal Oak and Troy recognized by the American Nurses Credentialing Center as a Magnet hospital.[22]
  • Beaumont Hospital – Dearborn designated by the Michigan Business and Professional Association as one of Metro Detroit’s 101 Best and Brightest Companies to work for
  • Beaumont Hospital – Royal Oak designated a Best and Brightest Sustainable Company by Corp! Magazine.[23]
  • Beaumont Hospital – Royal Oak earned the Consumer Choice Award from National Research Corporation in 2014, for the 19th consecutive year.[24]
  • Beaumont Hospital – Grosse Pointe, Royal Oak, Troy, Taylor (formerly Oakwood Hospital – Taylor) and Wayne (formerly Oakwood Hospital – Wayne) recognized as a Top Performer on Key Quality Measures by The Joint Commission.[25]

Beaumont One: Air Medical Transportation[edit]

In 2012, Beaumont Health System contracted with PHI Air Medical to provide air medical service. Beaumont One, an American American Eurocopter EC135, provides inter-hospital and scene transport for critically ill and injured patients. The team includes highly trained flight nurses and flight paramedics, each with at least five years of critical care and emergency experience. The Beaumont One medical crew can perform high acuity medical treatments and procedures, including advanced airway procedures, hemodynamic monitoring, IV medication titration, blood product transfusion and inter aortic balloon pump.

Beaumont also has the only Level I Trauma Center[26] in Oakland and Macomb counties, providing care to serious trauma injuries in a large geographic region of approximately 2 million people.[27][28]

Medical School and Teaching Hospital[edit]

In 2010, Oakland University and William Beaumont Hospital opened an allopathic medical school called Oakland University William Beaumont School of Medicine (OUWB) admitting its first class of 50 students.[29] The school was granted full accreditation by the Liaison Committee on Medical Education and graduated its first class in 2015. The school currently accepts 125 students per year.

Beaumont serves as a teaching hospital through an exclusive partnership with Oakland University William Beaumont School of Medicine and also through partnerships with Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine, Michigan State University Allopathic Medicine and Wayne State University School of Medicine.

Beaumont Health has approximately 870 residents and fellows and offers 86 residency and fellowship programs.[30] Research opportunities are also available through the Beaumont Research Institute.[31]


John T. Fox currently serves as President and Chief Executive Officer of Beaumont Health, a not-for-profit organization formed by Beaumont Health System, Botsford Health Care and Oakwood Healthcare in 2014[32] to "provide high quality, efficient, accessible services in a caring environment" for Southeastern Michigan residents and beyond.

In January 2015, the Beaumont Health Board of Directors announced the appointment of Fox as president and chief executive officer of Beaumont Health. Fox joined the organization in March 2015.[33] Fox succeeded Gene Michalski, initial president and CEO of Beaumont Health since June 2014, and president and CEO of Beaumont Health System since 2010.

Fox has more than 30 years of experience leading large, complex integrated health systems and academic medical centers. He joined Emory Healthcare in 1999 as chief operating officer and became CEO in 2002. Emory Healthcare is the largest and most comprehensive health system in Georgia with $2.7 billion in revenue.[34]

Prior to joining Emory, he was executive vice president of Clarian Health, now known as IU Health, in Indianapolis. Before that, he served as vice president and chief financial officer at the Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore. Fox, who has an MBA and CPA, began his career at Coopers and Lybrand, working in health care consulting. He earned his bachelor's degree from Washington University in St. Louis and his MBA from the University of Cincinnati.

His professional memberships have included the American Health Plans Association, the American College of Healthcare Executives, the Council of Teaching Hospitals and Health Systems Board, the Health Care Systems Governing Council of the American Hospital Association, the Healthcare Institute, MedShare Board, the United Healthcare Executive Advisory Committee, the Atlanta Committee for Progress, the Metro Atlanta Chamber of Commerce and the Atlanta Rotary Club. He is former chair of the Georgia Hospital Association.

Executive Team[35]

  • John Fox, President and Chief Executive Officer
  • Margaret Cooney Casey, Chief Development Officer
  • J. Paul Conway, Chief Human Resources Officer
  • Dawn Geisert, Senior Vice President & Chief Compliance Officer
  • Susan Grant, Executive Vice President & Chief Nursing Officer
  • John Keuten, Chief Financial Officer
  • Paul LaCasse, D.O., MPH, Executive Vice President, Post-Acute & Diversified Business Integration Officer
  • Subra Sripada, Executive Vice President, Chief Transformation Officer & System Chief Information Officer
  • Gordon Walker, Chief Legal Officer
  • Carolyn Wilson, Executive Vice President & Chief Operating Officer
  • David Wood, M.D., Chief Medical Officer
  • Mary Zatina, Senior Vice President, Government Relations and Community Affairs

Key Statistics*[edit]

Dearborn[36] Farmington Hills[37] Grosse Pointe[38] Royal Oak[38] Trenton[36] Taylor[36] Troy[38] Wayne[36]
Admissions 30,675 14,819 11,147 58,539 9,218 8,059 33,759 8,459
Births 4,067 815 808 5,259 608 - 3,626 1,069
Surgeries 20,908 9,261 6,759 48,387 14,699 4,686 18,787** 5,913
Emergency Visits 74,358 62,411 38,807 124,570 31,490 31,571 86,934 42,007
Outpatient Visits 109,040 - 245,862 1,283,189 46,084 36,158 813,952 49,883
Employees 4,028 2,513 1,507 8,890 1,009 1,105 4,451 1,068
Physicians 951 617 834 2,130 498 495 1,348 495
Volunteers 365 307 373 826 107 99 631 167

*2014 data
**includes two months of surgeries in the Beaumont Medical Center in Macomb

See also[edit]


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  3. ^ "32MI, William Beaumont Hospital Heliport Royal Oak, Michigan". Retrieved 6 November 2013.  horizontal tab character in |title= at position 6 (help)
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  5. ^ "KDET, Coleman A. Young Municipal Airport Detroit, Michigan, USA". Retrieved 6 November 2013.  horizontal tab character in |title= at position 6 (help)
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  9. ^ Beaumont, William (1838). Experiments and Observations on the Gastric Juice and the Physiology of Digestion. Edinburgh: Maclachlan and Stewart. ISBN 0-486-69213-2. 
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  29. ^ "Oakland University William Beaumont School Of Medicine Welcomes First Class". 2011-08-08. Retrieved 2015-10-09. 
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  37. ^ "Beaumont Hospital - Farmington Hills : Facts & Figures" (PDF). Retrieved 2015-10-09. 
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