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Botsford Statement on Announcement from Farmington HIlls Police Dept.

Farmington Hills, Mich. (March 30, 2010)---Statement from Botsford Hospital CEO 
The following statement is from Botsford Hospital President and CEO, Dr. Paul LaCasse. This release comments on the Farmington Hills Police Department statement issued today regarding the January 6, 2010 fire at Botsford Hospital that resulted in the death of Walter Gajewski on January 8, 2010. 
“First, on behalf of the entire Botsford Hospital family, I again offer our prayers and sincere condolences to Mr. Gajewski’s family. As a result of the best efforts and hard work of the Farmington Hills police, today’s release appears to answer many of the questions that have been difficult to determine in this extraordinarily puzzling case. It is important to note the police investigation assigns no criminal activity either to Botsford Hospital or to our staff. While that finding is comforting to all other patients at our hospital and their families, it does not diminish the result of this profoundly tragic event, the likes of which has never occurred before at Botsford. We will continue to cooperate fully with all future activities related to what the police accurately present as a tragic incident caused by complex circumstances.” 

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