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Botsford Hospital’s Chapel Named in Memory of Physician

Farmington Hills, MI (December 19, 2007)--- Botsford Hospital dedicated its chapel in memory of Robert F. Schirmer, D.O., a Botsford physician, during The Botsford Foundation’s annual reception for donors.















Dr. Schirmer, a physician specializing in internal medicine at Botsford Hospital, passed away in February of 2006.  He is remembered not only for his clinical expertise in adult medicine, but also for caring deeply about his patients, colleagues and charitable causes.  A devout Roman Catholic, Dr. Schirmer was devoted to many charitable causes and had a true humanitarian personal mission.  He was a longtime member of St. Michael Catholic Church.  For years, Dr. Schirmer provided medical care to the Cloistered Dominican Nuns at the Monastery of the Blessed Sacrament in Farmington Hills.

Edward Loniewski, D.O., Chairman of The Botsford Foundation, says, “It is fitting that the hospital chapel is named after a man that was so compassionate and profoundly concerned about his patients physical, psychological and spiritual health.”

Botsford Hospital, an independent 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 2006 Governor’s Award for Improving Patient Safety and Quality of Care in the Hospital Setting, and, in 2007, a three-year recertification as a Chest Pain Center from the Society of Chest Pain Centers.  Botsford’s Web address is

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