Hyperbaric oxygen therapy and outpatient services including cardiovascular services, pain management, and X-ray services are now available at Beaumont Hospital, Grosse Pointe’s newly opened Medical Building. The two-story 60,000 square foot facility is the largest construction project throughout the city of Grosse Pointe since the mid-1950s.
“Hyperbaric oxygen therapy nourishes the affected tissue, improves the ability of the white blood cells to kill bacteria, stimulates the growth of new blood vessels and boosts the body’s own natural healing process,” says Jay Winters, technical and safety director for hyperbaric services at the hospital. “The need for amputation declines significantly and overall patient outcomes improve.”
Winters adds that for many patients, infected wounds don’t heal because they don’t receive enough oxygen under ordinary circumstances. Additionally, the Medical Building will offer services such as: laboratory and ostomy services, echocardiogram and vascular testing, clinical neurophysiology services and testing, pain management, X-ray and ultrasound, and pulmonary function testing.
The building’s opening has also freed up space for additional private, inpatient rooms within the hospital.
Hospital president Rick Swaine says being able to provide private rooms for patients recovering from stroke, spine, joint, and bariatric surgery was a priority for Beaumont.
“For many patients, having a private room is a priority,” says Swaine. “We are proud to provide this to them and also create a better atmosphere for our patient, his or her family members, the clinicians and staff.”