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Botsford Hospital Announces New Chairman of Internal Medicine

Farmington Hills, Mich. (July 6, 2010)---Botsford Hospital’s Board of Directors has appointed Armen Korkigian, D.O., as the new Chairman of Internal Medicine. Dr Korkigian completed his internship and residency at Botsford Hospital and has been on staff at Botsford since 1982. He is seen as a leader within his department and has won Botsford’s Teacher of the Year award numerous times. He is board certified in Internal Medicine and Geriatrics. 
 
Dr. Korkigian has also accepted the role as Champion of the Electronic Medical Record (EMR) implementation for Internal Medicine and its subspecialties. The new clinical EMR system will provide a comprehensive suite of clinical applications including clinical documentation, care plans, closed loop drug administration and computerized physician order entry. 
 
David Walters, D.O., Botsford Hospital’s Vice President and Chief Medical Officer, says, “His leadership skills and experience will be an enormous contribution to Botsford. We look forward to working with Dr. Korkigian in his new role as we fulfill the missions and goals of the hospital.” 
 
Dr. Korkigian replaces Gerald Blackburn, D.O., who served as Chairman of Internal Medicine for nearly five years.

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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