Farmington Hills, Mich., October 14, 2007 - Botsford Hospital has received the 2006 Governor's Award for Improving Patient Safety and Quality of Care in the Hospital Setting. The award acknowledges Michigan hospitals that are performing quality improvement and patient safety initiatives.
"Award recipients are committed to providing Michigan citizens with high quality health care," said Governor Jennifer M. Granholm. Botsford was recognized for its performance in meeting the criteria established for the Appropriate Care Measure Award. The clinical topics addressed by Botsford have been designated as national health care priorities by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. Botsford's standards of care in three clinical areas - treatment of acute myocardial infarction (heart attack), heart failure and pneumonia - were analyzed and measured for the award.
The Governor's Award has been presented annually since 2003. This marks the fourth consecutive year that Botsford Hospital has received the award.
Botsford Hospital, an independent 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 2006 Governor's Award for Improving Patient Safety and Quality of Care in the Hospital Setting, and, in 2007, a three-year recertification as a Chest Pain Center from the Society of Chest Pain Centers. Botsford's Web address is www.botsford.org.
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