Natural Birthing Center Opens at Beaumont Hospital

ROYAL OAK, Mich. — The Karmanos Center for Natural Birth opened on Nov. 3 at Beaumont Hospital.

The hospital calls it a safe and natural birthing alternative for expectant moms in metro Detroit. It combines the comforts of a high-end home with the safety net of a high-tech hospital. The birthing center was built as part of the Danialle & Peter Karmanos Jr. Birth Center at Beaumont through a $6 million gift from Danialle and Peter Karmanos Jr. Karmanos has four sons who were born naturally, including two who were born at Beaumont, Royal Oak.

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Health Care Systems to Eliminate Flame-Retardant Furnishings

CHICAGO — Several major U.S. health systems have committed to purchasing furniture made without toxic, flame-retardant chemicals, building sector-wide momentum to eliminate what these systems now consider an unnecessary health threat.

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