Beaumont Hospital, Royal Oak Earns Chest Pain Reaccreditation: Beaumont Hospital, Royal Oak has earned reaccreditation as a chest pain center with percutaneous coronary intervention from the Society of Chest Pain Centers, an international organization focused on improving care for heart patients. The three-year accreditation signifies that Beaumont has the expertise and commitment to provide high quality chest pain care by meeting or exceeding stringent SCPC criteria that includes coordinating chest pain care with local EMS agencies, assessing, diagnosing and treating patients quickly, effectively treating low-risk patients with no definitive cause for chest pain symptoms, continually improving processes, ensuring staff competence and training, supporting community outreach programs that educate the public on promptly seeking medical care for chest pain symptoms. Beaumont is a recognized leader in the use of CCTA (coronary computed tomography angiography) to diagnose chest pain in the Emergency Center. Beaumont’s published research (Journal of the American College of Cardiology, 2007) proved that CCTA is accurate, definitive, and much faster and less costly than the standard diagnostic testing for emergency room chest pain patients. As a result, patients go home more quickly with a definitive diagnosis and unnecessary admissions are avoided. Beaumont research was also instrumental in proving that emergency angioplasty is the most effective way to treat heart attack. Along with ensuring prompt, effective treatment within Emergency Centers, SCPC’s goal is to reduce heart attack mortality by teaching the public to recognize and react to the early symptoms of a possible heart attack.
Oneupweb Wins Stevie Award in 9th Annual American Business Awards: The philanthropic documentary from Traverse City’s Oneupweb that advocates music education has been awarded top honors from The Telly Awards, Communitas Awards, Communicator Awards, Videographer Awards, and now it’s added an official Stevie Award to its winning streak. Oneupweb took on competitors from large metros such as Los Angeles, Chicago and New York City, as they won the Stevie for Public Relations Non-profit Fundraising. More than 2,800 entries from organizations of various sizes and industries were submitted. Step & Close is a 45 minute documentary created and donated by Oneupweb. The film features Traverse City West High School Titan Marching Band and assists music educators all over the country with recruiting and retaining band students. To view the official Step & Close trailer, purchase DVDs and peruse the complete list of awards, please visit www.StepAndClose.com. Stevie Awards are conferred in four programs: The American Business Awards, The International Business Awards, the Stevie Awards for Women in Business, and the Stevie Awards for Sales & Customer Service. Honoring companies of all types and sizes and the people behind them, the Stevies recognize outstanding performances in the workplace worldwide. Learn more about The Stevie Awards at www.stevieawards.com.