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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.

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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