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Botsford Participates in National 'Get Smart About Antibiotics' Week

Farmington Hills, Mich. (November 16, 2011)--- Botsford Hospital is joining healthcare facilities around the country this week in an awareness campaign to improve quality of care and patient safety through the appropriate use of antibiotics. 
Get Smart About Antibiotics Week is an initiative through the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to raise awareness about the use – and misuse – of antibiotics. Patients, physicians, hospital administrators and the public are receiving targeted messages about strategies for improving antibiotic use.  
"Antibiotics are powerful tools when we are combating life-threatening bacterial diseases," said David Walters, D.O., Botsford Hospital Executive Vice President and Chief Medical Officer. "However, antibiotic resistance is one on the world's most pressing public health threats." 
The CDC program places a spotlight on the development of drug-resistant bacteria caused by antibiotic overuse. "We want antibiotics to work when we need them so efforts to decrease antibiotic resistance are vitally important," said Walters. 
To learn more about this national program, visit http://www.cdc.gov/getsmart/ 
 
 
 
 

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