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Botsford News Release

Botsford Commons COO Elected Chair of Assisted Living Organization

Farmington Hills, MI (October 3, 2007)--- Margaret Lightner, COO of Botsford Commons Senior Community in Farmington Hills, was elected as the Chair of the Michigan Center for Assisted Living (MCAL) Board of Directors, effective November 2007.

MCAL is an organization that supports Assisted Living Providers throughout the State of Michigan, providing education and quality initiatives to positively impact the lives of the elderly and aging, as well as participating in legislative and regulatory changes.

Lightner has served on the MCAL board for seven years and held various offices including Secretary/Treasurer, Vice Chair and leadership positions including Chair of the Education Committee. She also serves as the Michigan State Representative for the National Center for Assisted Living and is a member of the NCAL Quality Committee.

Lightner arrived at Botsford in 1998 to open the Botsford Commons Senior Living Center. She has a Master Degree in Healthcare Administration and is a licensed nursing home administrator and a registered dietitian.

Botsford Health Care is an integrated system of care, which includes Botsford Hospital, the Botsford Physician Network, Community Emergency Medical Service, the Botsford Continuing Care Corporation and the Botsford Center for Health Improvement. The Botsford site on the Internet is www.botsford.org.

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