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Botsford Receives City Approval for Cancer Center Plans

Farmington Hills, Mich., April 20, 2007 – Last night, the Botsford Hospital plan for construction of a Cancer Center was approved by the Farmington Hills Planning Commission. The Commission will review the landscaping plan for the site next month.

“This decision moves us one step closer to making the vision of a comprehensive cancer center a reality for our community,” said Paul LaCasse, D.O., President and CEO of Botsford Hospital.

Botsford will construct the 30,000 square-foot cancer center on the east side of Botsford Inn property on Grand River Avenue. While wings added to the Inn during the late twentieth century will be torn down to provide room for the center, the historic portion of the Inn will be restored and renovated as part of the cancer center construction project.

Construction of the new cancer center will allow Botsford to add radiation oncology to its existing medical oncology services. “Our goal is to offer a full range of state-of-the-art services in a convenient, community location,” said LaCasse.

The construction project is expected to cost $15.5 million dollars. Botsford has contracted with Marshall Erdman & Associates, a Madison, Wisconsin, health care development firm, for the design and construction phases of the project. Finnicum Brownlie Architects, a Franklin, Michigan architecture firm specializing in historical renovation, is designing the renovation of the Botsford Inn.

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

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