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Botsford Nurse Recognized for Medication Safety Leadership

Farmington Hills, Mich. (May 25, 2011)---Sarah Hickey, R.N., who cares for emergency patients at Botsford Hospital in Farmington Hills, has been selected as a recipient of a Botsford Hospital 2011 Safety Excellence Award. The award recognizes employees' contributions to the hospital's safety initiatives. 
 
Hickey, a resident of Brighton, was recognized for leading a team that improved the medical administration process in Botsford’s Emergency Center. Charged with merging emergency patients’ electronic medical records with the center’s electronic medication dispensing cabinets, the team devised a process that reduces the risk of medication errors. Now, medication printouts are provided for Botsford’s ER nurses to use at the patient’s bedside. This extra measure increases medication safety during the 60,000 emergency patient visits annually at Botsford Hospital.

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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