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Botsford Holds Open House for New Medical Fitness Center

Farmington Hills, MI (October 26, 2006)--- The Botsford Center for Health Improvement (BCHI), the first medical model fitness center in metro Detroit, is hosting an open house on Saturday, November 18 from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Members of the community are invited to tour the new facility and learn more about BCHI’s customized programs tailored for an individual’s unique fitness profile. Visitors will get a sneak peak of the 30,000 square foot facility and will be able to see areas such as the aerobics center, locker rooms and pool area. They will also have the opportunity to speak with staff about the services offered including how BCHI can help you with its personalized health, fitness and education programs.

This December, when Botsford General Hospital opens the Botsford Center for Health Improvement, they will join the growing number of hospitals around the country that have embraced medically-supervised physical activity as an enjoyable form of treatment and prevention. More than a health club, BCHI will offer a “medical-model” approach to all of its programs, integrating fitness, lifestyle and behavior management with medical and clinical practices. Jay Berry, BCHI’s Director, says, “Our facility is unique because it emphasizes the importance of working with doctors and physical therapists in creating a personalized exercise program.” BCHI is specifically designed for anyone who would like to experience a new approach to health and fitness.

The Botsford Center for Health Improvement will offer a full spectrum of care with personalized programs in weight management, risk factor reduction, stress management, pre- and post-natal exercise, arthritis, disease management services and more. The center will feature an aquatics center with warm-therapy and lap pool, aerobics center with floating floor to reduce strain on joints, tai-chi, yoga, pilates, walking track, spacious locker rooms and certified specialists.

To learn more, please join the BCHI staff at the open house on November 18 or contact the Botsford Center for Health Improvement at (248) 473-3100 to receive membership information or to schedule a tour. The Botsford Center for Health Improvement is located at 39830 Grand River Ave. in Novi.

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 Department Settings. Botsford’s Web address is www.botsford.org.

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