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Botsford Hospital Signs Aggregation/Affiliation Agreement with DMC Sinai-Grace Hospital

Farmington Hills, MI (August 2, 2007)--- Botsford Hospital and DMC Sinai-Grace have signed an aggregation/affiliation agreement to benefit current and future training programs that enhance the medical education programs at both institutions. The agreement allows Botsford and Sinai-Grace to cost share the money allotted from the federal government for post-graduate positions.

Paul LaCasse, D.O., President and CEO of Botsford, says, "This agreement allows Botsford to expand the range of specialty concentrations available to physicians in training who come to Botsford to complete the next stage of their medical education. The agreement also allows the DMC to expand their medical education programs and to continue to receive their allotted funding."

Botsford Hospital and its predecessor Zieger Osteopathic Hospital have been training physicians for over 50 years, and Botsford is proud to be a part of the Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine Statewide Campus System with 240 teaching faculty members.

"Our affiliation with Botsford allows Sinai-Grace to offer the rotating medical students access to great teachers and a variety of important patient care experiences," Conrad Mallet Jr., president of DMC Sinai-Grace, says. "Sinai-Grace aspires to be a great teaching facility as well as a first-class community hospital."

The agreement started on July 1 and will be reviewed each year. The relationship will open the door for new programs and will allow trainees to benefit from two Michigan hospitals.

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.

Sinai-Grace Hospital is a full-service hospital with 404 licensed beds and nearly 800 physicians, 900 nurses and 2,000 health care professionals. Services and capabilities include cardiology, emergency medicine, obstetrics/gynecology, urological services, psychiatry, radiation oncology, gerontology, physical medicine and orthopaedic surgery.

Sinai-Grace operates more than 25 ambulatory sites and surgery centers, including the Lahser and Berry Surgery Centers. With more than 214,000 patients annually, Sinai-Grace serves as a teaching facility to more than 200 medical students each year. Sinai-Grace Hospital is one of nine hospitals operated by the Detroit Medical Center (DMC). The DMC is proud to be the Official Healthcare Services Provider of the Detroit Tigers, Detroit Red Wings, Detroit Pistons and Detroit Shock.

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