Botsford News Release
Farmington Hills, Mich. (November 22, 2011)---The Botsford Foundation's 2011 Fall Gala established new records for the event in terms of sponsors, attendees and fundraising for the organization.
The Foundation held its sixth annual Autumn Gala at the MGM Grand Hotel on Saturday, November 12. The black-tie event attracted more than 550 guests who were treated to an evening of fine dining, dancing and a silent auction. The Gala raised more than $260,000 to support Botsford Hospital programs and services.
A highlight of the event was the presentation of the Botsford Hospital Medical Staff Distinguished Service Award to William D. Strampel, D.O., Dean of the Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine (MSUCOM) with appreciation for his vision and leadership in creating an invaluable partnership between MSUCOM and Botsford that has enhanced osteopathic medical education and health care delivery. The event also honored eight members of the hospital's Medical Staff who completed 25 years of service at Botsford during 2011.
The evening's theme was George Gershwin's "Rhapsody in Blue," which was reflected in the music, lighting, and table decorations selected for the event. Describing the event, Gerson I. Cooper, President, The Botsford Foundation, noted, "The success of the Gala is a tribute to the generosity of our physicians and physician practices, our medical partners and vendors, and all of our friends who share a commitment to Botsford Hospital and the communities we serve."
Photo Caption: Botsford Health Care President and CEO Dr. Paul LaCasse, right, presents a distinguished service award to Dean of MSU's College of Osteopathic Medicine Dr. William Strampel at Botsford's black-tie fundraiser earlier this month.
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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