Entries by Philippa Levenberg

Faces on the Frontline: Valerie Begian

The Faces on the Frontline series highlights Beaumont Health team members and how they provide compassionate, extraordinary care every day – in their own words. This week, we chat with Valerie Begian, an applied behavior analysis tutor at the Ted Lindsay Foundation HOPE Center, about what her role entails, how she connects with her patients and how her younger sister influenced her career choice.

Eagle Eye Jaime Puchalski, CRNA, Corrects Medication Dosage Error

Jaime Puchalski, CRNA at Beaumont, Grosse Pointe believes nurses have the ultimate responsibility to advocate for patients to keep them safe. Working at Beaumont since 1999, Jaime has been assisting patients in the operating room for the past eight years. As a Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist, Jaime is an advanced practice nurse who specializes in […]

Farmington Hills OR Wall Paintings Build Teamwork

After surgical tech Kenneth Baier shared the idea of having staff paint their hands onto the main Surgical Services hallway, clinical nurse manager Karen Dulka had the idea sanctioned as a teambuilding exercise. “It brought staff members together from all areas of Surgical Services, including surgeons and anesthesiologists,” Karen said. The hallways, which are part […]

Leah Speights – Testimonial

When Leah Speights was 35 years old, she had one of the most devastating days of her life. It just so happens it was also one of the most joyous. Leah was a frequent migraine sufferer since her teens. In February, she was hit with a headache like she’d never had in her life, causing her to vomit. She felt weak, so she ate a bowl of cereal but vomited again.