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Botsford Hospital Names Clinic System Executive and Director of Nursing

Farmington Hills, Mich., May 9, 2007---Botsford Hospital has rehired two longtime leaders in the health care field. Constance Fleming, RN, who is celebrating her thirtieth year in nursing, has returned to the Farmington Hills hospital as director of nursing. Ronald Szumski has been named clinic system executive, a newly created position.

Constance Fleming, a 14-year Botsford veteran, is now responsible for the hospital’s Emergency Department and Critical Care Complex. Most recently, she served for 16 months as director of emergency services for William Beaumont Hospital, Troy. Previously at Botsford, Fleming held increasingly responsible positions, including critical care manager and then maternal/child health director. In 1995, her directorship role expanded to include the Emergency Department. In 2001, she was also given responsibility for several medical-surgical nursing units as well as the intravenous team at Botsford.

Fleming holds the Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Northern Michigan University and the Master of Science in Nursing from Madonna University. In 1997, she earned certification as an Advanced Nursing Administrator from the American Nurses Credentialing Center. She is a member of Sigma Theta Tau, the Michigan Organization of Nurse Executives and the Emergency Nurses Association.

Ronald Szumski, a nine-year Botsford veteran, now oversees the hospital’s Medical Administration Department and clinic system that includes 19 physician practices. He returned to Botsford after a three-year interlude during which he served as vice-president of managed care for University Physician Services and then as COO of Molina Healthcare of Michigan. His previous position at Botsford was president of the Botsford Health Plan.

Szumski holds the Bachelor of Science in Healthcare Administration and an MBA degree from Eastern Michigan University. He is a Fellow in Managed Care certified by the Healthcare Financial Management Association.

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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