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Botsford Hospital Names Director of Planning

Farmington Hills, Mich., January 19, 2007---Botsford Hospital has promoted Jim Smith, FACHE, to director of planning. Smith has served in increasingly responsible positions during his six-year tenure at the Farmington Hills hospital. His scope includes the hospital’s strategic plan development and new projects related to Botsford’s growth objectives.

Smith has also been recently accorded the status of Fellow in the American College of Healthcare Executives. A longtime resident of Grand Blanc, Mich., Smith earned the Master of Business Administration in Leadership Studies and his undergraduate degree from Baker College, Flint, Mich. Before coming to Botsford, Smith served as project manager for the Greater Flint Health Coalition.

He is a member of the American College of Healthcare Executives, the Michigan Society for Healthcare Planning and Marketing, and the Society for Healthcare Strategy and Market Development.

Botsford 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 Setting (for treatment of heart attack, heart failure and pneumonia) and in the Emergency Department Setting (for treatment of heart attack and pneumonia). Botsford’s Web address is www.botsford.org.

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