John Lewis, chairman of Beaumont Health’s board of directors, recently announced the appointment of three physicians to the board of Michigan’s largest health system: Dr. Abed Asfour, Dr. Ashok B. Jain and Dr. Robert Welsh. As a result, Beaumont Health’s 16-member board will now increase to 19 directors, six of whom are physicians.
Dr. Asfour is vice chief of staff at Beaumont Hospital, Trenton, as well as Cardiology section chief and director of Interventional Cardiology. He is also clinical assistant professor of medicine at Wayne State University. He has spent his entire career dedicated to Southeast Michigan and lives in Dearborn.
Dr. Jain is the chief medical officer at Beaumont Hospital, Wayne. In addition to having decades of experience in medical leadership roles, he also extensive experience serving on other boards. He has also spent his career in Michigan and resides in Bloomfield Hills.
Dr. Welsh is physician executive for surgical specialty with the Beaumont Medical Group. In addition, he is also a renowned thoracic surgeon and an associate professor at the Oakland University William Beaumont School of Medicine. He lives in Lake Angelus.
Beaumont Health’s board of directors has governing authority and responsibility for the operation of the organization. Beaumont Health’s governance structure also includes 10 board committees.
“We are thrilled to add three physicians to our distinguished board. We made a commitment earlier this year to increase physician representation on our board. Many physicians were nominated, and we went through a comprehensive review process that ultimately led us to select these three esteemed physicians,” Lewis said. “All of our board members volunteer their time and talent to support Beaumont in advancing our efforts to provide compassionate, extraordinary care every day to the communities we serve.”
Beaumont Health is Michigan’s largest health care system and is most preferred for health care in Southeast Michigan, according to NRC Health survey data. The not-for-profit organization was created to provide patients with greater access to compassionate, extraordinary care, every day.
Beaumont Health has a total net revenue of $4.7 billion and consists of eight hospitals with 3,429 beds, 145 outpatient sites, nearly 5,000 physicians, 38,000 employees and 3,500 volunteers. In 2018, Beaumont Health had about 178,000 inpatient discharges, 18,000 births and 573,000 emergency visits.