Botsford News Release
Farmington Hills, Mich. (March 22, 2013)---As part of the 2013 capital budget, Botsford Hospital's Board of Directors approved a $7.5 million Facility Refresh Plan.
"Our main goal is to give the hospital a warm and inviting, as well as sleek and contemporary, feel that would be conducive to healing," says James Smith, Botsford Hospital's vice president of strategy and business development. "We are building both functional and aesthetic improvements into the Facility Refresh Plan."
Other goals include improving navigation, keeping Botsford competitive with other area hospitals, and supporting the hospital's uncompromising commitment to excellence and quality in the delivery of personal and compassionate health care.
Smith says that more than 90,000 square feet of space---roughly equivalent to two football fields---is targeted for updates as part of the first phase of the hospital's Master Facility Plan.
He adds, "This will serve to strengthen the hospital and refresh our facility, some of which dates to 1965."
Public areas where patients and visitors circulate, patient rooms, and nurse's stations are the plan's main focus. The new wayfinding system will feature updated signs and material finishes, guiding people more easily to their destinations in the hospital.
Botsford's clinical staff will be providing input about the flow and functionality of the design for patient rooms.
The construction bidding process is ongoing through mid-June. Material procurement then commences. By early July, the contractors will begin going full speed, and the Facility Refresh Plan should be complete within approximately 24 months from then. Affected areas will be taken out of service on a scheduled basis through October 2015.
Botsford has partnered with two outside firms for the Facility Refresh Project. Plante Moran CRESA of Southfield has worked on project feasibility and provided benchmarking and cost analysis. Design work is being performed by HKS Architects, PC, of Northville.
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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