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Lung Nodule Center Aims for Early Diagnosis and Treatment

Farmington Hills, Mich. (July 26, 2010)---While it may not seem likely that a visit to an Emergency Department for an unrelated medical condition would lead to expedited treatment of lung cancer, that’s exactly what’s happening at Botsford Hospital. With the opening of the Lung Nodule Center earlier this year, Botsford is providing a new avenue for diagnosis and treatment of serious lung conditions says Nicholle Mehr, Director of the Botsford Cancer Center. 
Patients being treated in the Botsford Emergency Department who are found to have suspicious growths of abnormal tissue that are noticed by chance on a chest x-ray taken for another reason are referred to the center. Experienced staff help the patient through the process of diagnosis, evaluation and treatment recommendations. 
“We are committed to maintaining a link with the patient’s primary care physician who will receive updates on the patient’s condition while assuring that the patient receives timely referrals to a specialist and treatment,” Mehr said.”It is all about moving quickly when diagnostic information becomes available.” 

Beaumont Health is a not-for-profit organization formed by Beaumont Health System, Botsford Health Care and Oakwood Healthcare in 2014 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 budgeted net revenue of $4.1 billion and consists of eight hospitals with 3,337 beds, 168 outpatient sites, nearly 5000 physicians and 35,000 employees and about 3,500 volunteers. In 2014, the combined organizations had 175,675 inpatient admissions, 16,229 births and 492,148 emergency visits. Beaumont Health is the largest health system in Michigan for inpatient admissions and net patient revenue. For more information, visit, twitter, facebook, blog

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