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.
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Beaumont Health is Michigan's largest health care system, based on inpatient admissions and net patient revenue. A not-for-profit organization, it was formed in 2014 by Beaumont Health System, Botsford Health Care and Oakwood Healthcare to provide patients with the benefit of greater access to extraordinary, compassionate care, no matter where they live in Southeast Michigan. Beaumont Health consists of eight hospitals with 3,337 beds, 168 outpatient sites, nearly 5,000 physicians and 35,000 employees and about 3,500 volunteers. In 2015, the organization had $4.1 billion in net revenue with 177,934 inpatient admissions, 17,151 births and 530,860 emergency visits. For more information, visit beaumont.org.
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