Beaumont Hospital in Wayne reopens, welcomes 1st baby

Beaumont hospital exterior
Posted at 2:22 PM, May 06, 2020
and last updated 2020-05-06 14:23:15-04

WAYNE, Mich. (WXYZ) — Beaumont Hospital in Wayne welcomed its first baby born after the hospital reopened Tuesday.

A video posted on Youtube shows a proud doctor holding up the baby boy, whose siblings were also born at the hospital.

The facility closed suddenly in April, causing controversy over why Beaumont would close a hospital during the COVID-19 pandemic. At the time, Beaumont said the hospital was in "pause" mode and would be kept in reserve in case it was needed to treat coronavirus patients.


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Phase one services, along with staff include:

  • The Emergency Center

Note: Beaumont, Wayne’s Level III Trauma Center will not be open; Beaumont is working to reopen trauma services in a later phase

  • Obstetrical services that were offered pre-COVID-19
  • Observation/Inpatient medical surgical beds and support services (pharmacy, laboratory, food services and environmental services)

The health system adds that some outpatient surgical and diagnostic services, including the infusion center, will be offered, in compliance with Executive Orders, to meet the time sensitive needs of patients.

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With phase II, more inpatient and critical care capacity will be added.

Until Phase II happens, patients at Wayne Beaumont who might need critical care, will be transferred to another Beaumont facility.

As additional services come online and are approved by regulators, Beaumont will notify the community, a press release states.