Botsford News Release
Farmington Hills, Mich. (April 9, 2010)---At Botsford Hospital, safety is a top priority for healthcare workers providing personal and compassionate care to their patients. For Shauna DiPasquo, R.N., and Barbara Smith, R.N., safety and injury prevention is a major focus of their jobs at Botsford. As employees of the Trauma Services department, the two women work to provide safety and injury prevention education to the community. In recognition of this, DiPasquo and Smith have been selected as recipients of a Botsford Hospital 2010 Safety Excellence Award for contributing to the hospital’s safety initiatives.
Thanks to DiPasquo and Smith, Botsford Hospital educated more than 3,000 community members about safety and injury prevention last year. They participated in multiple health fairs and school programs. They also plan Botsford’s annual Safety and Injury Prevention Fair that provides activities and tools for families in the Botsford service area.
Marge Hasler, R.N., Botsford Hospital’s vice president and chief nursing officer and chair of the hospital’s Safety Board, says, “Shauna and Barb are dedicated to educating the community about safety and injury prevention. As part of their initiatives, they devoted much of the past year preparing for Botsford to become a verified trauma center. Thanks to their efforts, Botsford is the first Level II Trauma Center serving western Oakland County. The ability to care for critically injured patients with life-threatening conditions sets us apart from other area hospitals. Shauna and Barb should be very proud of the work they have done as they make a difference in the lives of thousands.”
Barbara Smith, R.N., and Shauna DiPasquo
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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 beaumonthealth.org.
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