Farmington Hills, MI (April 5, 2007)--- Congressman Joe Knollenberg, an advocate of wellness and prevention programs, received a special tour of the Botsford Center for Health Improvement, the first medical model fitness center in metro Detroit, on April 4.
Knollenberg recognizes the importance of promoting wellness and preventative medicine, which is also the focus of the Botsford Center for Health Improvement (BCHI). His new proposed bill called the Wellness and Prevention Act of 2007 is designed to encourage wellness programs in the workplace by offering tax incentives to firms and individuals. Knollenberg and the staff at BCHI are working to prevent chronic diseases and to promote wellness in the Metro Detroit area.
Botsford 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 2005 Governor’s Award of Excellence for Improving Care in the Hospital and Emergency Department Settings. Botsford’s Web address is www.botsford.org.
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