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Botsford Emergency Doctor Reaches Out to Local School

Farmington Hills, MI (August 31, 2006)--- Botsford General Hospital Emergency physician, Sanford Vieder, D.O., teamed up with Hillel Day School in Farmington Hills to help them purchase, install and learn to use an automated external defibrillator (AED).

An AED, a computerized medical device, can help save lives by checking a person’s heart rhythm and recognizing when a rhythm requires a shock. With voice prompts, lights and text messages to tell the rescuer what steps to take, the AED is accurate and easy to use with the correct training.

On Wednesday, August 30, Dr. Vieder trained the entire faculty and staff at Hillel in the use of the AED. He also assisted them in how to activate the chain of survival in the event of a sudden cardiac arrest on the school property.

Botsford General Hospital, an independent, acute care, 330-bed community hospital in Farmington Hills, Mich., was founded in 1965. Nationally recognized for quality, safety and medical education programs, Botsford has received the 2005 Solucient 100 Top Hospitals: Performance Improvement Leaders award and the 2004 Governor’s Award of Excellence for Improving Care in the Hospital Setting (for treatment of heart attack) and Improving Care in the Emergency Department Setting (also for heart attack treatment). Botsford’s Web address is www.botsford.org.

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