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Botsford News Release

BCHI Celebrates First Anniversary

Novi, MI (December 5, 2007)--- Last December, when Botsford Hospital opened the Botsford Center for Health Improvement in Novi, they joined the growing number of hospitals around the country that have embraced medically-supervised physical activity as an enjoyable form of treatment and prevention. More than a health club, the Botsford Center for Health Improvement offers a "medical-model" approach to all of its programs, integrating fitness, lifestyle and behavior management with medical and clinical practices.

Friday marks the one-year anniversary of the Botsford Center for Health Improvement, the first medical model fitness center in metro Detroit. To celebrate, the Botsford Center for Health Improvement is offering one-week trial memberships to any guest who is referred by a member through the month of December.

After one year of service and close to 1,000 members, the Botsford Center for Health Improvement has had more than 43,000 visits with members walking more than 23,000 miles, burning over 2.5 million calories and losing over 650 pounds.

To learn more about the Botsford Center for Health Improvement, please call (248) 473-3100 or visit www.botsford.org/bchi.

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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