Botsford News Release
Farmington Hills, Mich. (May 25, 2012)---Steve Barnaby, chairman of the Board of Directors for Botsford Hospital in Farmington Hills, was awarded the Walter F. Patenge Medal of Public Service by the Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine (MSUCOM) on May 22. According to a statement released by MSUCOM, Barnaby was selected for this high honor for his positive approach to complex problems, his demonstrated commitment to enhancing healthcare in his community and abroad, and his leadership of Botsford, which is a longstanding partner of the college.
At Botsford, he has been a positive change agent in healthcare governance. Barnaby has provided leadership during the development of the hospital’s top-notch cancer center and its designation as a Level II Trauma Center. The hospital is one of the few remaining independent hospitals in Southeast Michigan.
Active as a healthcare advocate for more than three decades, Barnaby played a key role in introducing the concept of hospice to the state as a charter board member and chairman of Hospice of Michigan. He also serves as a trustee of Botsford Health Care, the parent organization which encompasses the hospital, Community Emergency Medical Services and the Botsford Commons Senior Community. Barnaby was the founding board chairman of Community EMS, which has grown into one of the nation’s most innovative and successful medical transport companies.
Barnaby has served as a member of the American Hospital Association Leadership Development Committee and the AHA Committee on Governance. He designed protocols to aid individuals and organizations in overcoming barriers to success, working in collaboration with the University of Michigan Institute for Social Research. He also served as a consultant to the People’s Aid Coordinating Committee of Vietnam to improve that nation’s healthcare.
Barnaby, president of Century Communications Group, is a corporate and government mediation specialist who enables clients to integrate and activate financial imperatives with institutional missions.
Photo caption: Botsford Hospital Board Chairman Steve Barnaby accepting the Walter F. Patenge Medal of Public Service from Dr. William D. Strampel, Dean, Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine.
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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