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Nurse Wins Award for Testing Botsford Hospital's Readiness for Mass Inoculations

Farmington Hills, Mich. (April 15, 2010)---Tina Marinucci, R.N., employee health nurse at Botsford Hospital in Farmington Hills, has been selected as a recipient of a Botsford Hospital 2010 Safety Excellence Award. The award recognizes employees’ contributions to the hospital’s safety initiatives. 
Marinucci received the award for organizing and coordinating the hospital’s first employee mass vaccination drill for the seasonal flu vaccine that was held on September 30. The three-part drill vaccinated 2,000 hospital employees in one day and tested the hospital’s ability to cope with a communicable disease outbreak. The first part of the drill consisted of a mass inoculation of all employees. The other two components included lockdown of the hospital at shift change and a screening process for employees coming on to campus to check for symptoms of illness. All employees had to be vaccinated or sign a declination. 
Marinucci, says, “The drill could not have happened without the help of my colleagues throughout the hospital. Infection control, pharmacy, security, nursing, volunteer services and environmental services staff were all there to assist me. Nurse managers, who had not given shots for years, were given refresher courses to assist in providing shots to the employees. It was truly a team effort.”

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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