Botsford News Release
Farmington Hills, Mich. (April 29, 2013)---Botsford Hospital has named Security Officer Frank Lapasinskas as a recipient of its Safety Award. Hospital security officers perform preventive functions 24/7/365. They help prevent fires, accidents, disorder, and theft for example. You could say they're in the prevention business.
Though this save made by Officer Lapasinskas was rather unusual. While making his normal security check through the hospital's many parking lots on a windy day, he observed a light pole in the visitor lot that seemed to be swaying more than it normally would, even on a windy day. On closer inspection, this 37-year veteran employee discovered that an anchor bolt was broken on the pole's base. Lapasinkas placed an emergency call to Botsford's Plant Management Department, and the pole was immediately secured.
Then, it was discovered that a second bolt was on the verge of pulling through this pole's base. Lapasinskas' actions prevented potential loss of life or serious injury to pedestrians and considerable vehicular damage. Botsford's Safety Award recognizes employees' contributions to the hospital's safety initiatives. Safety is a pillar on which Botsford has built its clinical care.
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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