Botsford News Release
Farmington Hills, Mich. (October 13, 2011)---Leonard A. Kruszewski of Milford and George F. Riley of Farmington Hills have become members of The Botsford Foundation's Board of Directors. The Botsford Foundation solicits philanthropic support for Botsford Hospital's services and programs.
Kruszewski's connection to Botsford began with the compassionate care his parents received at Botsford Hospital as patients, which made a lasting, and very positive, impression on his family.
Kruszewski is president of RF Connect, L.L.C., which provides engineering, design and project expertise for wireless applications and networks. He also serves as a trustee for Detroit Public Television (DPTV).
George Riley's Botsford connection also began with his parents, who met while both were working at what is now the Botsford Commons Senior Community and was then the Michigan Hospital School for Crippled Children. In 2009, a gift from The Riley Foundation to The Botsford Foundation established the George F. Riley Healing Garden, which is located on Grand River Avenue between the Botsford Cancer Center and the Botsford Inn. When he made the commitment to fund the garden, Riley said he wanted to give cancer patients the opportunity to benefit from the serenity of a beautiful, natural space.
Riley and his late wife, Dolores, established The Riley Foundation after the 1998 sale of his company, Clover Technologies. He is currently chair and cofounder of RF Connect. Riley left high school at 16 and served a four-year enlistment in the Navy during the Korean War. After his 1952 discharge, Riley built on his naval skills and started Clover TV Repair in Plymouth. He grew the business over time to a 400-person enterprise. Riley and his wife were lead donors in the campaign to create what is now DPTV's Riley Broadcast Center in Wixom where he also serves as a trustee.
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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