Stuart H. Blanck, a Birmingham resident and owner of Wallside Windows, has donated $21 million to support emergency medicine and future unmet needs of Southfield-based Beaumont Health. The Beaumont Hospital, Royal Oak emergency center will be named the Stuart H. Blanck Emergency Center in recognition of the gift.
“I gave this gift because Beaumont means so much to this community and to my family,” says Blanck. “My mother is 98 years old. Knowing the Beaumont, Royal Oak emergency center is there for us comforts my family and supports our community. The physicians, nurses, and staff provide exceptional care, day and night. I am proud to have my name associated with the phenomenal Beaumont team. Supporting education, training, and program development is my way of saying thank you. Supporting Beaumont has become the primary objective of my philanthropy.”
The center is the only Level 1 trauma center in Oakland and Macomb counties, providing care for the area’s most traumatic and life-threatening cases and receiving referrals from other hospitals in the region.
“We are very grateful for Mr. Blanck’s extraordinary philanthropy,” says John Fox, CEO of Beaumont Health. “His gift will help us continue to deliver exceptional patient care in our Royal Oak emergency center and will significantly help Beaumont meet the future unforeseen needs of our health system.”
Beaumont, Royal Oak completed a three-year, $120.8 million expansion and renovation of the emergency center in February, doubling its size and adding state-of-the-art technology, more privacy, and more comfortable amenities.
“Mr. Blanck’s exceptional gift will make an indelible difference for the tens of thousands of people who depend upon our Royal Oak emergency center,” says Margaret Cooney Casey, chief development officer of Beaumont Health and president of the Beaumont Health Foundation. “As health care continues to evolve, Mr. Blanck’s commitment to supporting future unmet needs will help ensure our ability to provide the best in care to the families and communities we serve.”
Beaumont Health has a total net revenue of $4.7 billion and consists of eight hospitals with 3,429 beds, 145 outpatient sites, nearly 5,000 physicians, 38,000 employees, and 3,500 volunteers. In 2018, it had about 178,000 inpatient discharges, 18,000 births, and 573,000 emergency visits.