Botsford Hospital
28050 Grand River Ave.
Farmington Hills, MI 48336-5919
(248) 471-8000
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History

Zieger Osteopathic Hospital

Our History

Botsford Hospital's strong commitment to improving the health of the communities we serve extends back to the earliest days of the organization.

Our roots were established in 1944 when the Zieger Osteopathic Hospital was opened in Detroit by Dr. Allen Zieger.

In 1965, Zieger Osteopathic opened Botsford at its current location in Farmington Hills. For more than 40 years, Botsford has grown and changed to meet the needs of the community we serve.

 

 

 

Highlights and Milestones

1944 Dr. Allen Zieger opens the 20-bed Zieger Clinic Hospital in Detroit, which later becomes Zieger Osteopathic Hospital.
1963 Fifteen acres of land is purchased on Grand River in Farmington Hills behind the historic Botsford Inn at a cost of $9,000 an acre for the future site of Botsford General Hospital.
1965 Zieger Osteopathic opens Botsford General Hospital, a 200-bed facility, on Grand River in Farmington Hills.
1972 Botsford's South Tower is completed which adjoins the main building and adds 110 hospital beds.
1977 The new North Professional Building opens with a state-of-the-art ambulatory surgical facility, which expands the campus.
1981 The Edgewood School is purchased and renovated to become the Allen Zieger D.O. Administration and Education Building.
1982 Community Emergency Medical Services (Community EMS) opens in Farmington with 20 employees and four ambulances.
1984 Botsford buys Farmington Nursing Home, located on 30 acres a mile west of the hospital. This is later transformed into a senior residence, Botsford Commons Community.
1987 Major expansion and renovation opened two specialized patient care units; Rehabilitation and Geropsychiatry. This brings the hospital to its present licensed capacity of 330 beds.
1987 The South Professional Building opens, offering two floors of professional offices on botsford's main campus. Botsford Family Health Center in Livonia opens to treat patients of all ages.
1988 Inside the hospital, a new cardiac catheterization lab opens.
1988 Total Rehabilitation and Athletic Conditioning Center (TRACC) opens on Grand River in Novi to provide physical and occupational therapy and health improvement programs.
1989 Emergency Center is refurbished to meet the increasing need for services.
1991 Botsford Kidney Center opens on Eight Mile in Livonia to treat dialysis patients.
1991 Groundbreaking for first independent living units on Botsford Commons campus, a senior residence between Folsom and Tuck Roads in Farmington Hills, begins.
1992 The hospital's west pavilion opens with expanded ambulatory surgery and endoscopy units.
1993 Community EMS corporate headquarters moves to its current Southfield location.
1993 The east pavilion opens with new emergency, surgery and clinical laboratory facilities and a rooftop helistop for receiving and evacuating emergency patients.
1993 Botsford Commons Community opens, offering those 55 years and older a comfortable place to enjoy their senior years with multiple levels of care.
1994 Botsford unveils its new special Delivery Center; a maternity center with specialized Labor/Delivery/Recovery (LDR) rooms designed to allow the mother to remain in one room while having access to the latest technology. The Center operates a variety of programs including pre-pregnancy education and post-natal home visits.
1996 Botsford Continuing Health Center.
1998 Botsford Assisted Living Center opens on Botsford Commons campus with 68 residential suites. This adds to the 86 condominiums, 51 independent living apartments, a 179-bed long-term care facility as well as the Town Commons building.
1998 Botsford adds a four-bed Sleep Therapy Clinic at the Botsford Commons community.
1999 Botsford purchases property to significantly expand parking near the Administration & Education building.
1999 Botsford General Hospital purchases the historic Botsford Inn, adjacent to the hospital on Grand River in Farmington Hills, for future development.
2002 The Botsford Foundation begins to solicit philanthropic support for Botsford's health care mission.
2004 Botsford refurbishes its chapel, including a new sound system for the hearing impaired, new seating and artwork.
2005 Botsford expands its diagnostic imaging services with a new CT imaging room.
2005 Botsford is the first community hospital in the country to completely install robotic systems for both blood chemistry and hematology testing.
2006 Significant upgrades to the main entrance, lobby and first floor public areas represent the largest renovation project at the hospital in more than a decade.
2006 Botsford opens Botsford Center for Rehabilitation - Infinity on Haggerty Road in Novi offering rehabilitation services.
2006 All maternity rooms are renovated to give new moms more privacy.
2006 Valley Hill adds an off-site respiratory therapy center on Six Mile in Redford to Botsford services.
2007 The hospital changes imaging to a Picture, Archiving and Communications system, replacing imaging films, so physicians can view from computers. This improves patient care quality and productivity.
2007 Botsford Hospital drops the word "General" from its name and adopts a new logo.
2007  Botsford updates and renovates its cardiac catheterization lab, adding state-of-the-art technology for emergency angioplasties.
2007 Renovation on the historic Botsford Inn begins with plans to add a 30,000 square foot cancer center to the Botsford Inn property on Grand River.
2007 Botsford adds a new waiting room for its Emergency Center, freeing existing space to expand the triage area and handle emergency patients more efficiently.
2007 Redford Medical Center opens on Five Mile near Beech Daly in Redford Twp. offering family medicine, ob/gyn services and physical therapy.
2007 Botsford offers a new treatment option for offering relief from sinus problems called balloon sinuplasty, which uses a balloon catheter guided through the nostrils into the blocked sinus. The balloon is then inflated just enough to expand the sinus area, causing the opening to become wider and allowing for easier breathing.
2008 Botsford adds a Geriatric and Palliative Care Program designed to improve the quality of life for patients and their families facing life-threatening illness.
2008 The Botsford Foundation receives a $500,000 gift from The Riley Foundation, the largest community gift it has received, to build the George F. Riley Healing Garden at the Botsford Cancer Center.  The garden was built in 2009.
2008 Botsford expands its Emergency Department triage for more capacity and easier patient flow.
2009 Botsford opens the Dr. Louis and Lucille Spagnuolo Breast Center, providing a convenient and comfortable setting for total breast care with the latest technologies, including digital mammography. 
2009 Botsford Hospital Cancer Center earned the first LEED Silver level rating for a health care facility in southeastern Michigan by the U.S. Green Building Council.
2009 Botsford treats its first High Dose Rate radiation therapy patient with brachytherapy. By inserting a radioactive source into the tumor or tumor cavity, radiation therapy is delivered directly.  Healthy tissue is spared and a more effective dose of radiation is delivered faster and more accurately.
2009 Botsford completes its 30,000 square-foot cancer center, located on the north side of Grand River in Farmington Hills.
2010 Botsford is verified as a Level II Trauma Center by the Committee on Trauma (COT) of the American College of Surgeons (ACS), an achievement recognizing Botsford’s dedication to provide optimal care for injured patients.  It makes Botsford the first Level II Trauma Center serving the western portion of Oakland County. 
2010 Botsford offers a nurse navigator who works with women dealing with breast cancer. Nurse navigators provide women the guidance they need to better understand their health care issues through mammograms, medical oncology, radiation oncology, surgery and other testing.
2010 Botsford adds the da Vinci robotic surgery system, a sophisticated robotic platform designed to expand a surgeon’s capabilities and offer a minimally invasive option for major surgery, such as minimally-invasive cancer surgery for both prostate cancer and endometrial cancer.
2010 Botsford partners with the South Redford School District in bringing a new health care alternative for families in the school district. The South Redford School Based Health Center serves the health care needs of the 10-to-21-years- old population of the school district at John D. Pierce Middle School.