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					Autumn 2007

A leading national chemical
dependency residential and
outpatient treatment center

                                   Safe, Clean and Sober Living for Recovering Women
                                   Women’s Halfway House Serves Region and Nation
                                                                                                The new 16-bed facility has the look and feel of a
                                                                                                comfortable home. A full time therapist is on site, and
In This Issue:                                                                                  the complete resources of the hospital are available to
Women’s Halfway                                                                                 residents at all times. Residents have access to the
House Opens                  1
                                                                                                medical clinic, classes, therapy, training and 12-step
Introducing                                                                                     programs. While the average halfway house stay is
Colleen Conklin              2
                                                                                                90 days, women can stay up to six months.
Trustees Join Board          2
Brighton Hospital
                                               ith the opening of the Brighton Hospital Women’s

Annual Golf Classic          3-6
Coming Events                7                 Halfway House, graduates of rehabilitation treatment
Challenging Statistics       7                 programs no longer face the obstacle of finding sober
                                   housing options. They now can solidify the progress made during
                                   treatment before returning home or finding new long-term living
Brighton Hospital Board
                                   arrangements in their communities.
John A. Wise, Chair                “The Brighton Women’s Halfway House addresses a lack of such
Sister Xavier Ballance, DC
                                   facilities for women, who comprise 40 percent of the hospital’s                           Denise Bertin-Epp with new
Robert Casalou
Lynn R. Evans                      patient population,” says Denise Bertin-Epp, Brighton Hospital                              trustee Marion Ginopolis

J. Theodore Everingham             president. “Michigan and nationwide demand has proved so strong
Marion Ginopolis                   that within the first few weeks of operation, we have filled every
Judge Harold Hood                  bed and a waiting list is growing.”
Debra Erickson Jay
Ivan Ludington, Jr.                The fundraising drive for the Women’s Halfway House has already
John Malasky                       raised more than $300,000 toward construction and scholarship
William J. O’Neill                 funds. The hospital seeks additional major gift and grant support
Sam Passalacqua                    to add a wing for children, enabling mothers to bring their young
Richard J. Suhrheinrich            children with them. Minivans also are needed to transport                       Making it official, from left, Brighton President
Robert C. Wachter                                                                                                  Denise Bertin-Epp, Trustee Sr. Xavier Ballance,
                                   women and children to school, church, vocational training and                           and Board Chair John Wise.
William L. Matthews,
   Emeritus Trustee                other activities.

Brighton Hospital                  For information about how to support
Executive Team                     aftercare services at Brighton Hospital,
                                   please contact our development
Denise Bertin-Epp, President
                                   department, at 810-225-2590, or visit
Marissa DeLisle, Secretary
                                   our website at
Jackie Hill, CFO
John Hopper, MD                                                                     Dining Room provides a         Addiction Fellow Dr. Nalini Velayudhan and
  VP Medical Affairs
    ,                                                                              comfortable area for meals.     Nurse Practitioner Christine Weber welcome
                                                                                                                     the new addition to Brighton’s campus.
Richard Kramer,
  VP Development
    ,                                                            The $51,000 raised by Brighton Hospital’s rapidly growing
                                                                  Golf Classic helps supports the Women’s Halfway House.
                                                                          See Inside for more on the August event.

                                    Admitting: 800-523-8198 • Inpatient: 810-227-1211 • Outpatient: 810-225-2530
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                                                 Tune-Up: Huge Alumni                                                    Coffee Cart
    Brighton’s Board
                                                 Gathering Fills Several Tents
      Enhanced by                                                                                                        Has it All
                                                 Brighton alumni and their
     New Members                                 families enjoyed warm                                                   How about a cup of coffee to
                                                 weather, good food and lots                                             jumpstart your day or a
                  Marion Ginopolis has an        of activities for the kids at                                           bagel, fruit salad or yogurt?
                  outstanding reputation         the August 11th Family
                  for education and
                                                 Tune-Up. The next                                                       Open to the public Mondays,
                  technology and a
                                                 Alumni Tune-Up is sched-                                                Wednesdays and Saturdays,
                  passion for preventing
                  addiction/drug use among       uled for Sunday, November                                               from 6:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., the
adolescents. She is an education consultant      4, 2007. Please check our                                               Coffee Cart provides both
to Microsoft Partners in Learning, the           website,, for more information..               regular and decaf coffee as
Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation,
Intel Teach to the Future and others.                                                                                    well as tea. All proceeds
                                                                                                                         support the Patient Extended
Debra Erikson Jay is internationally known      Colleen Conklin, RN, MS, Heads
as an addiction specialist,                                                                                              Care Fund. Coffee Cart
interventionist and                             Clinical and Patient Care Services                                       hours support the schedule
author. She is co-founder
of Jeff & Debra Jay                                                                                                      of Brighton’s highly acclaimed
Associates, a private                            “It is an honor to join the professional and                            Friends and Family program.
practice that includes                           leadership staff at Brighton Hospital,” says
interventionists from
                                                 Colleen Conklin, RN, MS, Brighton’s new
throughout the United
States and Europe. Her latest book is            director of clinical & patient care services.
“No More Letting Go: The Spirituality            “I am proud to be part of the strategic
of Taking Action Against Alcoholism and
Drug Addiction.” Debra is a volunteer            thinking, dedication to patients and service excellence
lecturer at addiction programs nationally,       model at Brighton.” Ms. Conklin has extensive
and is well known at Brighton for her
                                                 experience in senior management, hospital and
family retreat lectures.
                                                 ambulatory care operations management, strategic
Sam Passalacqua is a certified public
                  accountant at Ted Funke
                                                 planning, core systems process redesign and change
                  and Associates, PC, in         management. Before coming to Brighton Hospital,
                  Troy, Michigan. He is a
                                                 Ms. Conklin was site director of St. John Detroit
                  member, lector and                                                                                     Brighton employees John Kornowski and
                  Eucharistic minister at        Riverview Hospital Behavioral Health Services.                           Rosa Quezada enjoy a snack from the
                  St. Thomas More                                                                                                     Coffee Cart.
                  Catholic Church in Troy,
Michigan, and has served on various Troy          Volunteers Foster New Beginnings
school committees. His presence on
Brighton’s board serves to broaden financial
                                                Since Brighton’s volunteer program
knowledge at the governance level.              began, hospital volunteers have
Richard J. Suhrheinrich,                        played a significant role in fostering
who continues the                               new beginnings for patients and
devoted service of his                          families. Volunteers generously
father, Judge Richard F .                       contribute their time to make
Suhrheinrich, on Brighton’s                     Brighton Hospital a center of hope,
board of trustees, is a                         healing and motivation.
health care attorney and
professor. With both a JD                       Volunteer schedules are flexible
and MBA, Richard brings significant ability     and you can commit to as little
to partner for statewide presentations          as one day per month. For more
and legal assistance programs nationally.       information on volunteering,
                                                contact Nate Sjogren, volunteer
                                                coordinator, at 810-225-2527, or go
                                                to schedule an interview and                           Some of Brighton Hospital’s volunteers
                                                campus tour.

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                                                                        You’re Invited!
Upcoming Brighton Hospital Events
Please call 810-227-1211 to confirm date,              REGULARLY AT BRIGHTON HOSPITAL
time and location.                                     Please call 810-227-1211 to confirm date,
                                                       time and location.
Friends and Family Program                                                                                        Montel Show Revisits
Family and friends of Brighton Hospital patients       Alcoholics Anonymous                                       Brighton Success
are encouraged to join our lectures, discussion        12-step program for individuals
groups and one-on-one sessions.                        with a desire to stop drinking.                            Media coverage of Brighton
Ongoing each Wednesday and Saturday                    Every Sunday, Monday, Wednesday,                           Hospital continued in August
Noon to 5:30 p.m.                                      Friday and Saturday, 7:30 p.m.                             when follow-up to the initial
Brighton Main Building                                 Brighton Hospital Main Building                            Montel Williams Show (see story
Chit Chat Support Group                                Narcotics Anonymous                                        featured the successful early
An informal weekly discussion group for                12-step program for individuals                            recovery of a mother and
those who have addicted loved ones                     with a desire to stop using narcotics.                     daughter. They had received
Every Wednesday, 7:30 p.m.                             Every Sunday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday,              an on-air intervention on a
                                                       7:30 p.m.                                                  prior Montel broadcast in
Tune-Up                                                Brighton Hospital Main Building                            which Brighton Hospital
Welcomes Brighton Hospital alumni for talk,                                                                                   President Denise
camaraderie, coining and celebration of sobriety.      Al-Anon                                                                Bertin-Epp appeared.
Sunday, November 4, 2007, 8:30 a.m. to noon            Support group for family members
Sunday, May 4, 2008, 8:30 a.m. to noon                 and friends of those addicted to alcohol                               The younger family
Saturday, August 16, 2008, noon to 4 p.m.              Every Friday, 7:30 p.m.                                                member has since
Watch for more information.                            Brighton Hospital Main Building.                                       delivered a healthy
                                                                                                                              baby who avoided
BRIGHTON HOSPITAL                                      Co-Dependents of Sexual Addiction                                      drug withdrawal
FUNDRAISING EVENTS                                     Every Tuesday, 7:00 p.m.                                               as a result of the
                                                                                                                              rehabilitative care she
“Gimme Shelter:” An All-Day                                                                                                   received at Brighton
Yoga Event for Brighton Hospital                       Kleptomaniacs & Shoplifters Anonymous
                                                       Every Tuesday, 7:30 p.m.                                   Hospital during her pregnancy.
Sunday, February 24, 2008                                                                                         Due to the strength of the ob/gyn
The Yoga Shelter of West Bloomfield                                                                               program at nearby Providence
Watch for more information.                            Sex Addicts Anonymous
                                                       Every Tuesday, 7:00 p.m., and Saturday, 5:00 p.m.          Park Hospital, Brighton can
                                                                                                                  provide rehabilitation during
Brighton Hospital Annual Golf Classic                                                                             pregnancy that is not offered
Monday, August 11, 2008, 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.               Note: Meeting times and dates for all programs           by some other leading substance
Lakelands Golf and Country Club                                                                                   abuse facilities. The result:
                                                         are subject to change. Please call 810-227-1211
For information, call Maya McElroy,                                                                               healthy and happy mothers and
                                                          to confirm date, time and room assignments.
810-225-2531                                                                                                      infants and a new generation
                                                            For regularly scheduled evening meetings,
                                                                   please use the side entrance.
                                                                                                                  with better chances for life
                                                                                                                  and sobriety.

         Challenging            Non-medical use of prescription drugs among                   of 12- to 17-year-olds who had a major
                                young adults increased from 5.4 percent in 2002               depressive episode in the past year had used
   Statistics Show              to 6.4 percent in 2006, due largely to an increase            illicit drugs – as opposed to 18.2 percent of
                                in the non-medical use of pain relievers.                     youths who had not experienced a major
Why Your Support                                                                              depressive episode during this period. In 2006,
                                An estimated 22.6 million persons (9.2 percent of             3.2 million youth, ages 12 to 17, had at least one
is so Important in              the population ages 12 and older) may have had                major depressive episode.
  Brighton’s Fight              either substance abuse or dependency problems in
                                the past year. Of these, 3.2 million were depend-             Statistics are from the National Survey on Drug
Against Addiction               ent on or abused both alcohol and illicit drugs; 3.8          Use and Health, which surveys approximately
                                million were dependent on or abused illicit drugs,            67,500 people annually, including residents of
                                but not alcohol; and 15.6 million were dependent              households, non-institutionalized group quarters
                                on or abused alcohol, but not illicit drugs.                  and civilians living on military bases. The complete
                                                                                              survey findings are available on the web at
                                Problems of substance abuse and mental illness      
                                are often intertwined. For example, 34.6 percent

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The Brighton Beacon is a regional and national awareness publication
of Brighton Hospital. Comments and questions should be directed
                                                                           Brighton’s Gift Shop for
to Brighton Hospital, Office of Development, 12851 Grand River           Recovery and Holiday Items
Rd., Brighton, MI, 48116. Telephone: 810-225-2590, or e-mail:                                                                                   The Brighton Hospital Gift Shop,
                                                                                                             now located on the garden
Brighton is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization and relies on the
                                                                                                             (lower) level of the main
generosity of individuals, corporations, foundations, organizations
                                                                                                             building, in the Burdick Room,
and special events to advance its mission through new programs
                                                                                                             is open to patients and the
such as our halfway houses.
                                                                                                             public. Recovery literature and
Please write to us at the address above if you no longer wish
                                                                                                             inspirational reading, greeting
to receive fundraising requests supporting Brighton Hospital.
                                                                                                             cards, snacks, phone cards,
                                                                                                             laundry supplies, personal items,
                                                                                                             jewelry, clothing and seasonal
Check out                                                                   Volunteer Julie Henson, behind
                                                                             the counter, enjoys working in
                                                                                                             items are among the items
                                                                                                             available. The Gift Shop is open
                                                                                    the Gift Shop.
our new                                                                                                      Sunday-Saturday; please
                                                                       call Brighton Hospital at (810)-227-1211 for store hours. Gift Shop
Website!                                                               proceeds, along with funds raised through associate giving by Brighton
                                                                       Hospital employees, and through the Brighton Hospital Golf Classic,
                                                                       support the Patient Extended Care Program. This program provides
                                                                       scholarship-type funds to support additional days of rehabilitation                                          for patients who have no insurance or are underinsured.

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