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Innovation to reduce hospital visits

Important new technological progress to advance the health care of extended care residents. The Community Mobile Health Initiative was introduced at Botsford Commons Senior Community in March. The initial study, a collaboration among Botsford Hospital, Botsford Commons and Community EMS/Parastar, … Continue reading

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I Work Out To Live

“I work out to live.” Farmington Hills business owner John Randolph, celebrating his 91st birthday, extends life at Botsford Hospital’s Cardiac Rehab Center. “I’m 91. But, I’ve got to tell you, I feel good. And, I feel very fortunate.”

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Botsford Hospital Kicks Off Celebration of 50 Years

It’s hard to believe it’s been 50 years since Botsford Hospital opened its doors. As we prepare to celebrate this important moment in our history while also planning for growth and expansion in the near future, it’s enlightening to look … Continue reading

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Beaumont Health Bands Together To Practice, Prepare For Ebola Possibilities

“Are we prepared to handle an Ebola patient today? Yes we are. Will that preparation improve? Yes, it will,” says Sanford Vieder, D.O., Botsford Hospital’s chair & medical director, Emergency & Trauma Center. “We definitely feel more prepared now that … Continue reading

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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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