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Botsford Nurse Recognized for Improving Communication during Changing Shifts

Farmington Hills, Mich. (May 11, 2012)---Tiffiny Kruse, RN, a staff nurse working in 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. Safety is a pillar on which the hospital has built its clinical care. 
 
Kruse was recognized for increasing communication among the staff from one shift to the next regarding current patients’ conditions and requests. Her efforts not only have led to a safer environment for patients, but also patient satisfaction with Botsford’s ER has increased. 
 
Taking the initiative, Kruse built a team of coworkers from the ER to outline information that should be included in a new bedside report.

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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