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My Remarkable Recovery from Traumatic Injuries

A recent graduate of Ohio University’s Honors Tutorial College, Spencer Smith moved to Detroit for a career position with Teach for America. This young man was working as a teacher and making a difference at a public charter school in … Continue reading

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The Botsford Breast Center – CBS EcoMedia Partnership

Thirty-six uninsured and underinsured women came to Botsford’s Lucille and Dr. Louis Spagnuolo Breast Center for mammograms at our fourth annual Breast Screening Day. CBS EcoMedia Inc. funded our event as the lead sponsor.  Watch a great video here from … Continue reading

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The Angel Pillow Project

When Sabrina Mayhew was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2011, she was confident doctors would care for her medical needs, but she knew that with such a diagnosis also comes emotional pain. While recovering from a double mastectomy, someone gave … Continue reading

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Making A Difference Brings Joy to Botsford Employees

“The purpose of life is not to be happy. It is to be useful, to be honorable, to be compassionate, to have it make some difference that you have lived and lived well.” ― Ralph Waldo Emerson, 1803-1882, American essayist, … Continue reading

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Nurse’s Generosity Swayed Patient to Take Lifesaving Medication

I want to share a special story about Lori Mesko, RN, who works on Botsford Hospital’s 2 South Progressive Care Unit. Sometimes nurses don’t get recognized for all they do. I want to make sure Lori does, because she gave … Continue reading

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Botsford Cancer Center Offers National Clinical Trials to Patients

Of course you wouldn’t want to receive a diagnosis of cancer from your physician. It would be an overwhelming time of new terms, tests, procedures and treatment to face in the weeks, months and years to come. You might even … Continue reading

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Celebrate World Diabetes Day Nov. 14 at Botsford

Thirty years ago, about 30 million people were living with diabetes. Today, this number has multiplied more than ten times to 371 million worldwide. An additional 280 million people are at high risk of developing the disease. Furthermore, by 2030, … Continue reading

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Cancer Patients Go Green! For Health

Pssst… thankfully, you don’t have to have cancer to reap solid nutritional advice from this blog post. The meaning of Go Green! changes from person to person. A fan of Michigan State University chants Go Green! and waits for the … Continue reading

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One Day, Many Lives Forever Changed For The Better in Botsford’s ER

This true story tells how an amazing team of physicians and nurses who work in Botsford Hospitals’ Emergency and Trauma Center saved a five-month old baby boy from certain death. While at daycare, Cameron Herrick of Redford swallowed his whole … Continue reading

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Q&A With Dr. Brodsky About Using Single-Site da Vinci Robotic Hysterectomy To Treat Benign Conditions

You may have recently seen Dr. Burton Brodsky, an obstetrician-gynecologist at Botsford Hospital, in a feature story that appeared in the Observer & Eccentric Newspapers. If you missed this exciting story on the First Single-Site Robotic Hysterectomy in Michigan, check … Continue reading

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