Botsford News Release
Farmington Hills, Mich. (December 30, 2013)---Sometimes, charity really does begin at home. On Christmas Eve, Botsford Hospital's security officers expressed their human kindness by delivering complete Christmas dinners to two local needy families. These two families---each with several children---have a special connection to Botsford in that each has a young breadwinner currently undergoing treatment at Botsford Cancer Center who is unable to work.
"I asked around to see if we had any families within Botsford who needed help this Christmas," said Michael Geldmacher, director, Botsford's Security Department. "The staff at Botsford Cancer Center told me about these two families. I know how tough it can be to support a family even in the best of times, but these two cancer patients are unable to work to support their families. My security officers and I wanted to do something that would bring them some happiness."
The security officers pooled their money, purchased complete dinners including dessert for these two families, and delivered the meals to the patients' homes on Christmas Eve.
PHOTO CAPTION: Botsford Hospital Security Officer Joseph Cleveland and Security Director Michael Geldmacher pack up the complete dinners they and their fellow officers purchased to deliver to two families each with a young breadwinner being treated at Botsford Cancer Center who is unable to work.
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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