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Botsford Program Helps Patients and Families Communicate

Farmington Hills, Mich. (May 28, 2010)---A partnership between Botsford Hospital and CaringBridge, a non-profit service, now provides free websites to patients and families when someone is facing a serious medical condition or a prolonged treatment and recovery period.  
The CaringBridge service enhances Botsford’s patient and family support system by simplifying communication and reducing stress for patients and caregivers by providing a centralized location for posting updates, as well as a place for friends and family to send messages of love and support.  
A CaringBridge website can be created by visiting www.Botsford.org and clicking on the CaringBridge logo. By following a few simple steps, a personalized website complete with privacy options can be started in just minutes. Friends and family members can receive automatic updates when journal entries have been made, and can leave messages of love, support and encouragement in the “Guestbook.” 
 
 

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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