MIS learning center opens at Beaumont

Surgical teams from the U.S. and around the world will learn advanced robotic and minimally invasive surgical techniques at the newly opened Marcia and Eugene Applebaum Surgical Learning Center at Beaumont Hospital (Royal Oak, Michigan).

The 5,500-square-foot, $4.5-million center is believed to be the first of its kind in the world, the hospital said. It was funded in part by a $2.5-million donation from the Applebaums, of Bloomfield Hills, Michigan, and Palm Beach, Florida. Eugene Applebaum is the founder of Arbor Drugs , the nation's eighth-largest drugstore chain before being acquired by CVS in 1998.