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Botsford Hospital Joins Statewide Collaborative Focused on Safer Care for Emergency Patients

Farmington Hills, Mich. (December 9, 2009)---As part of a continuing series of initiatives to improve patient safety, Botsford Hospital has joined Michigan Hospital Association’s Keystone Center for Patient Safety and Quality collaborative to address care in the Emergency Department. 
Botsford is one of 71 hospitals across the state of Michigan participating in the ER collaborative. 
“This Keystone collaborative will help us build upon existing processes by bringing large numbers of hospitals together in a single improvement initiative. We expect see additional improvement in areas where we already excel and to make fast track progress on issues that have been a challenge in the past,” said Sanford Vieder, D.O., Medical Director of the Botsford Emergency Center. 
“We treat about 60,000 patients a year in the fast-paced Emergency Center environment,” Vieder said. “The Keystone collaborative provides the opportunity to take a focused look at what we do and how we can apply evidence-based best practices.”  
The goal of the MHA Keystone ER collaborative is to prevent patient harm in hospital emergency rooms by improving safety, reducing overcrowding, and treating sepsis (Blood poisoning) in the early stages. Keystone interventions will help ensure that the most critically ill patients receive treatment first and reduce the likelihood that a patient will leave a hospital before receiving appropriate care. 
It is expected that patients treated at hospitals participating in the collaborative will receive more efficient, higher quality and safer care and that both patient and staff satisfaction will increase. 

Beaumont Health is a not-for-profit organization formed by Beaumont Health System, Botsford Health Care and Oakwood Healthcare in 2014 to provide patients with the benefit of greater access to the highest quality, compassionate care, no matter where they live in southeast Michigan. The organization has budgeted net revenue of $4.1 billion and consists of eight hospitals with 3,337 beds, 168 outpatient sites, nearly 5000 physicians and 35,000 employees and about 3,500 volunteers. In 2014, the combined organizations had 175,675 inpatient admissions, 16,229 births and 492,148 emergency visits. Beaumont Health is the largest health system in Michigan for inpatient admissions and net patient revenue. For more information, visit, twitter, facebook, blog

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