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Botsford Nurse Recognized for Halting Would-Be Impersonator

Farmington Hills, Mich. (May 4, 2012)---Christine Thompson, RN, education coordinator for the Emergency & Trauma Center (ER) at Botsford Hospital in Farmington Hills, has been selected as a recipient of a Botsford Hospital 2012 Safety Excellence Award. The award recognizes employees' contributions to the hospital's safety initiatives. 
Thompson, a resident of Redford Township, was recognized for due diligence in halting the progress of someone trying to gain clinical access to the hospital. The incident occurred last July, during an orientation class for new employees of Botsford’s ER. The person showed up without an identification badge, which violates hospital policy. Thompson, who was coordinating the class, personally escorted this would-be “employee” to Botsford’s Human Resources Department to obtain a badge. The person had not been hired and was trying to gain access to the clinical setting at Botsford. 
Thompson’s insistence on following the hospital’s policies and procedures for employee identification directly helped to avert a potential security breach. Her efforts illustrate the importance of proper identification for all hospital employees.

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