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Botsford News Release

Botsford To Expand Medical Services in Redford

Farmington Hills, MI, (October 12, 2006) – Botsford General Hospital has announced plans for construction of a new primary care and ancillary medical services facility in Redford Township.

At its meeting on Tuesday, Redford Township Trustees approved the sale of township property on Beech Daly just north of Five Mile Road to Forrest Co. LLC, the Novi, Mich., firm that is developing the project. Forrest will purchase and build on the site and then lease the facility to Botsford. Forrest is working with Citizens Bank for project financing.

The 12,000 square foot facility will initially accommodate two primary care physicians along with support staff. Space will be available to eventually provide offices for four physicians, up to 10 supporting staff members for the practice and potentially other services.

“Botsford and Redford Township have sustained a vital partnership over the years,” said Paul LaCasse, D.O., Botsford president and CEO. “Locating a medical practice in the township represents a strategic investment in the community.”

The new primary care physician office complements Botsford’s already strong existing presence in Redford. The hospital operates Botsford Center for Rehabilitation and Health Improvement-Redford, a physical and occupational therapy facility on Grand River, and Valley Hill Therapy Center, a pulmonary rehabilitation clinic on West Six Mile Road.

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 2005 Governor’s Award of Excellence for Improving Care in the Hospital and Emergency Departments Settings. Botsford’s Web address is www.botsford.org.

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