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ISSUE 0108

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Michigan’s first and most experienced addiction treatment facility.
12851 Grand River Rd., Brighton, MI 48116
Clean + Sober
2 Words. 12 Steps. 30 Days. = A New Start.

BRIGHTON HOSPITAL - A leading national chemical dependency residential and outpatient treatment center.

IN THIS ISSUE Denise Bertin-Epp Wins Florence

• Denise Bertin-Epp Wins
Florence Nightingale Award
Nightingale Award In Administration
• Excellent Brighton Oakland University’s School of Nursing and its Board of Visitors as well
Cuisine Honored as over 700 other healthcare workers from all over the state of Michigan
celebrated 20 years of excellence as they honored current and past nurses
• Virginia June Receives
Hospital Marketing Award who put forth so much effort, time and patience into the care of others.
This year’s awards ceremony was held on Thursday, May 8th at the San
• Chapel Re-Dedicated AsThe Marino Club in Troy, MI. In the category of Administration, the winner was
Ludington Peace Center
Denise Bertin-Epp, Brighton Hospital’s President and Chief Nursing
• Dr. Mark Menestrina Officer. Presenters honored her for the success of Brighton’s 30-Day
Named A Fellow of The Program Of Recovery, and for the growth and innovation the hospital has
American Society of
Addiction Medicine demonstrated under her leadership. Brighton President and Chief Nursing Officer Denise Bertin-Epp

• Upcoming Events
Excellent Brighton Cuisine Brighton’s Historic Chapel
• Brightons National honored with plaque for Brighton Re-Dedicated As The Ludington
Addiction Foundation
Dietician Joanne Reid Peace Center
• Alumnus Michael Burke
Congratulations to Joanne Reid, Brighton Hospital announces the
gets book published by
American Bar Association Clinical Dietician, for receiving re-dedication of its chapel in honor
the Southeastern Michigan of Ivan Ludington, Jr. and in
• Brighton Launches
Dietician’s Association (SEMDA) memory of his father, Ivan
Chief Executive Outreach
Program (CEO) Distinguished Service Award for Ludington, Sr. The Ludingtons’
2008. Joanne attended Michigan passionate leadership, with
• Brighton Graduates
State University, graduating with two generations of service on
first physician in its The Ludington Peace Center
nationally- leading a B.S. in Dietetics. She joined the Brighton Hospital Board of
Addiction Fellowship SEMDA in 2000 and has held Trustees, continues to make
Program a number of BOD positions outstanding treatment available to
Clinical Dietician Joanne Reid including: Membership Chair, those suffering from the disease of
Brighton Hospital Board Treasurer, Corresponding Secretary, and currently addiction. Generous gifts, given in
John A. Wise, Chair is the Chairperson for the Case Study Awards tribute to the Ludingtons’, have
Sister Xavier Ballance, DC competition. helped Brighton Hospital create
Robert Casalou
Lynn R. Evans The Ludington Peace Center, a
Ivan Ludington Jr.
J. Theodore Everingham Director Of Business Development beautiful and serene setting for
Marion Ginopolis Virginia June Receives Aster patients, families and the community to meditate and
Judge Harold Hood express their spiritual connections. The addition of
Debra Erickson Jay Award for Hospital Marketing
state-of-the-art media equipment provides access
Ivan Ludington, Jr. Brighton Hospital received a
John Malasky to addiction recovery programs for patient education
Gold Recognition in this year’s and staff training. Closed circuit large-screen monitors
William J. O’Neill
Sam Passalacqua Aster Awards Competition. bring didactic presentations to patients’ bedsides for
Richard J. Suhrheinrich The Aster Awards, one of the those still too ill to attend meetings.
Robert C. Wachter largest competitions of its kind,
William L. Matthews, EmeritusTrustee is hosted by Marketing Healthcare
Today and Creative Images, Inc.,
Dr. Mark Menestrina
Brighton Hospital and recognizes outstanding Named Fellow of The
Executive Team healthcare professionals for American Society
Denise Bertin-Epp, President of Addiction Medicine
Marissa DeLisle, HR Director excellence in their advertising
Jackie Hill, Treasurer Director of Business Development /marketing efforts. Thank you Dr. Menestrina was named Fellow
Virginia June to Dion Clark from WHMI radio,
John Hopper, MD VP, Medical Affairs at a ceremony that took place
Richard Kramer, VP, Development for creativity, ingenuity and at the ASAM awards luncheon on
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amazing talent!
Brighton, MI

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12851 Grand River Rd., Brighton, MI 48116

Michigan’s first and most experienced addiction treatment facility.
For a confidential assessment call: 1-800-523-8198
Clean + Sober
Visit us on the web at: 2 Words. 12 Steps. 30 Days. = A New Start.
Clean + Sober
Summer Tune-Up Under The Big Top Michigan’s Substance Abuse Program For Medical
Sat., Aug. 9th, 2008 from 12 p.m. - 5 p.m. on Brighton Hospital grounds. The band Professionals
Latitude comprised of Pete Perez and Al Sutterfield will perform at the Tune-Up event. Michigan’s Health Professionals Recovery Program is for licensed medical professionals
Between them they have over 40 continuous years of recovery from drugs and alcohol. at risk for losing their license due to substance abuse. The HPRP fundraising event is
Save the date! Fall Tune-Up at Brighton, Sunday, Nov. 9th, 9 a.m. - 12 noon Thurs., Oct. 16th, 2008 at Meadowbrook Country Club, in Northville, MI. Proceeds from
this event will provide scholarships for medical professionals who are a part of the HPRP
Brighton Hospital Annual Golf Classic program and cannot afford inpatient treatment. Call: (810) 225-2531 2 Words. 12 Steps. 30 Days. = A New Start.
Your Sponsorship Is Welcomed!
Mon., Aug. 11th, 2008 at Lakelands Golf and Country Club in Brighton. Proceeds benefit Gimme Shelter! Yoga Event Benefiting
the Brighton Hospital Patient Extended Care fund and teen program. Tickets are $200/ Brighton Hospital’s Adolescent Program
golfer. To register please visit our website at: or call: Join Brighton Hospital and the Yoga Shelter in West Bloomfield on Sun., Nov. 2, 2008
(810) 225-2531. from 1 p.m. - 3 p.m. for a full hour of Vinyasa Yoga while raising money for Brighton’s
program for teens.
Judges And Lawyers Assistance Event
This event will raise money for attorneys who cannot afford treatment. Weds., Sept. 24th, Sponsorships are available for all of these events. Please contact Maya McElroy
2008 at Meadowbrook Country Club in Northville, MI from 6 p.m. - 8 p.m. For more for more information at: (810)-225-2531.
information call: (810) 225-2531.

Brightons National Addiction Foundation

The Brighton National Addiction Foundation and Joseph Nuyen,
Chair, welcome William S. Hammond, Jeffrey G. Heuer, and
Terrance J. Manning as members of the Foundation’s Board
Of Trustees. They join Chair Joe Nuyen, President, Richard
Kramer, Treasurer, William M. Kuhn, and Trustees At Large
Susan M. Karr, Earl LaFave, Mary Lyneis, Jeffrey Mark, and Philanthropic individuals, companies and families often
Anita Penta. deter or delay seeking help for their addicted persons. The
Chief Executive Outreach program gives these individuals
More than an equation, the CEO Outreach program has
Hammond is Associate General Counsel of access to our President and Chief Nursing Officer Denise
Wal-Mart Stores, Inc., Bentonville, Arkansas. Bertin-Epp. We hope that direct access to our President been personalized to include the expertise of Brighton’s
He received his B.A. in Economics and will open the door promptly and discreetly, to save families
Political Science from Colgate University,
Hamilton, New York and he graduated cum
much unneeded suffering. Our President is so experienced CEO as a part of your solution. We understand the value
and welcoming, that she is making herself available so that
William S. Hammond laude from the University of Michigan Law
School in 1995.
individuals nationwide can get what is needed to start the
process of recovery and healing as soon as possible.
of a hands-on approach from someone who knows how
Heuer graduated cum laude from the
University of Michigan Law School in 1967. Brighton Graduates First Physician in its
important recovery is to you and your family.
He is coordinator of the Jaffe, Raitt, Heuer & Nationally Leading Addiction Fellowship
Weiss, PC’s Litigation group and served as Program
managing partner from 1997 until 2003. In June 2006, Brighton Hospital demonstrated
Jeffrey G. Heuer He is listed among the Best Lawyers in its position as a national leader in the
America, 2005, 2006 and 2007. clinical education of chemical dependency Denise Bertin-Epp • Confidential
specialists by launching its fellowship
Manning graduated with a BBA from the
University of Michigan and received his JD program in addiction medicine. President and Chief • Patient/family support
from Wayne State University School of Law.
The fellowship program provides one or two
Nursing Officer • Intervention liaison
He joined the firm of Ernst & Young in Grand
Rapids as a tax consultant and was Vice years of experiential learning at Brighton my cell phone: • Evaluation
President of Finance at Fabex, Inc, Novi Hospital and through the St. John Health
Terrance J. Manning
before joining Stone, Biber & O’Toole, PC, System. Dr. Nalini Velayudhan, the first 734-476-9931 • Admission
Dr. Nalini Velayudhan
Troy and Osprey of Brighton. fellow at Brighton Hospital, began the
nationally recognized fellowship program under the direction • Advocacy/counsel
of Dr. John Hopper. The Addiction Fellowship Program is
Please donate today: open to physicians who hold an unrestricted license to practice
• Referrals
Gifts can be made to the Brighton National Addiction Foundation
via Brighton’s website: medicine in the state of Michigan and are board certified in a • Concierge services
For more information call: 810-225-2542 specialty recognized by the American Board of Medical Specialties.
or e-mail:

Brighton Alumnus Michael Burke gets book published by American Bar Assoc. Brighton Hospital • 12851 Grand River Rd. • Brighton, MI 48116
Never Enough is a succinct, powerful book that will open your eyes to the reality of gambling and alcohol addiction and
what it can do to any professional’s life – even in the happiest and most successful of situations. This is the shocking, true Michigan’s first and most experienced addiction treatment facility.
story of Michael J. Burke, who went from being a successful lawyer, loving father, husband, and respected member of his
community to a gambling addict to the tune of $1,600,000 using client’s trust account funds. “Never Enough” represents Visit us on the web at
Burke’s rise from his addiction into recovery and service.

12851 Grand River Rd., Brighton, MI 48116

Michigan’s first and most experienced addiction treatment facility. Clean + Sober Leading the way in personalized substance
For a confidential assessment call: 1-800-523-8198
Visit us on the web at: 2 Words. 12 Steps. 30 Days. = A New Start. abuse, intervention, treatment and aftercare.