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Botsford Hospital Receives Governor�s Award

Farmington Hills, MI, November 11, 2008 — Botsford Hospital has received MPRO’s 2007 Governor’s Award for Improving Patient Safety and Quality of Care in the Hospital Setting. Botsford Hospital received the accolade for improving patient care for:

“Award recipients are committed to providing Michigan citizens with high quality health care,” said Governor Jennifer M. Granholm. Award criteria align with improving care in a number of clinical areas. Botsford Hospital chose from pre-selected clinical areas. These clinical areas are designated as national health care priorities by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services.

Botsford Hospital established multidisciplinary teams to spearhead improvement measures using proven, evidence-based practices.

“Together, our staff is demonstrating that we are providing the very best in medical treatment and care — the right care, each and every time. Our efforts have been enhanced through our collaborations with MPRO, Michigan’s Medicare Quality Improvement Organization,” said Paul E. LaCasse, D.O., MPH, Botsford Hospital’s President and CEO.

The Governor and MPRO have partnered since 2003 to honor hospitals for their efforts to embrace best practices to improve systems and health outcomes. This marks the fourth consecutive year that Botsford Hospital has received the Governor’s Award of Excellence.

The Governor’s Award has been enthusiastically supported by a variety of Michigan organizations and professional associations, including the American Cancer Society, American College of Physicians-Michigan Chapter, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan, Greater Detroit Area Health Council, Michigan Academy of Family Physicians, Michigan Academy of Physicians Assistants, Michigan Association for Healthcare Quality, Michigan Association of Health Plans, Michigan Association of Osteopathic Family Physicians, Michigan Health Council, Michigan Osteopathic Association, Michigan Primary Care Association, National Kidney Foundation of Michigan, Michigan Nurses Association, Michigan Pharmacy Association, Michigan Quality Improvement Consortium and the Michigan State Medical Society.

MPRO and the Governor honored Botsford Hospital at an award ceremony on October 29, 2008, at the Radisson Plaza Hotel in Kalamazoo, Michigan.

Botsford Hospital, an independent 330-bed community teaching hospital in Farmington Hills, Mich., was founded in 1965. Nationally recognized for quality, safety and medical education programs, Botsford has received not only 2007 Governor’s Award but also, and, in 2007, a three-year recertification as a Chest Pain Center in 2007 from the Society of Chest Pain Centers. Botsford’s Web address is www.botsford.org.

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