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Respiratory therapist receives Botsford Hospital's Safety Award

Farmington Hills, Mich. (April 2, 2014)---Botsford Hospital has named Respiratory Therapist Nicole Davis as a recipient of its Safety Award. Her quick thinking, professional response, and humanity almost certainly saved a woman's life. 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. 
 
On one of the coldest days of this past winter, Davis, clocked out after her shift and left the hospital to retrieve her car from the employee parking lot. She encountered a confused woman, who asked for help and complained of being cold. She wore only a hoodie for a jacket. Davis began to help the woman, trying to coax her into the hospital. Then, the woman became upset, swearing and striking out---sure signs of hypothermia. 
 
Davis used her mobile phone to call for assistance. Botsford Hospital's security officers, as well as a coworker of Davis, responded immediately with a wheelchair. Davis stayed with the woman to offer comfort until she was safely transported to Botsford's Emergency & Trauma Center.

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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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