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Botsford News Release

Halloween Safety Tips

Farmington Hills, MI (October 9, 2006)--- The smell of fall is in the air, and for many children looking forward to Halloween is the best part. Halloween is a fun time for kids, but it is also important to for parents to remind their children about staying safe and having fun this October 31.

Courtney Mehock, D.O., a family doctor from Botsford General Hospital says, “As a kid, dressing up in scary costumes and getting lots of candy is the best time of the year. To continue the enjoyment of Halloween, it is essential that parents and children know the precautions necessary to have a safe and fun trick or treating experience.”

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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