Botsford News Release
Farmington Hills, Mich. (February 2, 2011)---A comprehensive advance planning effort for severe weather served Botsford Hospital patients and staff well as functions here proceeded seamlessly this morning despite the snowstorm.
Steps were taken in advance to help employees overcome hurdles that might have made it difficult to get to work on time. The hospital’s Child Care Center was made available for children of employees in the event of school closings. A discount rate for employees was arranged at a local hotel so employees could stay in the immediate area if they did not want to drive long distances. Transportation service to and from work was available through Botsford affiliate Community EMS. Designated rest areas were set up for employees who might be working extra hours.
In an e-mail congratulating staff for their dedication and teamwork, Paul LaCasse, D.O., Botsford Health Care president and CEO, announced that a complimentary meal would be served to all Botsford employees today in the hospital cafeteria.
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 and a comprehensive care cancer center. Botsford Hospital is also home to an extensive medical education program and is part of Michigan State University's statewide campus system. Botsford Hospital each year cares for approximately 16,000 inpatients and more than 60,000 emergency and trauma patients with a team of 2,500 employees, 300 volunteers and more than 600 physicians. A not-for-profit hospital, Botsford provided almost $10.5 million in community benefit during its 2011 fiscal year.
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