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Botsford News Release

Botsford Emergency Department at the Top in the Standings

Farmington Hills, Mich., August 18, 2006 – The Botsford Emergency Department staff has hit the equivalent of a home run in the hotly contested hospital customer service arena with patient satisfaction survey scores that placed the department in the top 99th percentile of emergency departments nationwide.

Patient satisfaction survey results for the two-week period July 16 through 29, compiled by Press Ganey, a national company that performs surveys and analysis of patient satisfaction levels for thousands of hospitals across the country, were the best that the department has achieved to date.

“This is extraordinary performance,” said Paul LaCasse, D. O., Botsford General Hospital President and CEO and an emergency medicine physician himself. “The Emergency Department staff, physicians and management deserve special recognition for this level of performance. We can truly call ourselves the 'best in class' compared to southeastern Michigan hospital emergency departments.”

Botsford patients were surveyed about their perceptions of the care they had received. Key issues included:

Nurses’ concern for patient’s privacy 96th percentile rank nationally
99th percentile rank local hospitals
Patients were informed about delays 96th percentile rank nationally
94th percentile rank local hospitals
Staff cares about patient as a person 99th percentile rank nationally
99th percentile rank local hospitals
Likelihood of referring others to
this hospital
98th percentile rank nationally
98th percentile rank local hospitals

The Botsford Emergency Department treats nearly 60,000 patients each year, making it one of the busiest hospitals in Oakland County.

Botsford General Hospital, an independent, acute care, 330-bed community hospital in Farmington Hills, Mich., was founded in 1965. Nationally recognized for quality, safety and medical education programs, Botsford has received the 2005 Solucient 100 Top Hospitals: Performance Improvement Leaders award and the 2004 Governor’s Award of Excellence for Improving Care in the Hospital Setting (for treatment of heart attack) and Improving Care in the Emergency Department Setting (also for heart attack treatment). Botsford’s Web address is www.botsford.org.

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