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Botsford Honors Two Physicians for Teaching Excellence

Farmington Hills, Mich. (August 5, 2009)---Botsford Hospital recently celebrated the graduation of its 59th class of residents and fellows. Over the years, Botsford has trained more than 2,500 residents and fellows in 19 medical specialties and sub specialties. The hospital's values demonstrate the commitment to life-long learning that advances health.  
 
Each year, residents and fellows honor the more than 300 dedicated teaching faculty members who are dedicated to teaching them to grow and succeed in their chosen fields. This year, John Parmely, D.O., Surgery, and Armen Korkigian, D.O. Internal Medicine, were selected as Botsford's Trainers of the Year
 
Dr. Korkigian also received the Robert F. Schirmer Educator and Mentor of the Year Award for his exceptional leadership in training. This award was created as a tribute and memorial to Robert F. Schirmer, D.O., who trained many residents over the years. The nominations were submitted by residents, fellows, medical students and attending physicians.

Beaumont Health is a not-for-profit organization formed by Beaumont Health System, Botsford Health Care and Oakwood Healthcare to provide high-quality, efficient, accessible services in a caring environment for southeastern Michigan residents and beyond. As one of Beaumont Health's eight hospitals, Botsford Hospital is a multi-specialty 330-bed hospital and verified trauma center located in Farmington Hills, Michigan. The campus also houses an imaging center, a comprehensive care cancer center and an extensive medical education program---part of Michigan State University's Statewide Campus System. Annually, Botsford cares for about 16,000 inpatients and more than 60,000 emergency and trauma patients with a team of approximately 2,500 employees, 300 volunteers and 600 physicians.

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