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Botsford News Release

Botsford Names New Chief Medical Officer

Farmington Hills, MI (February 5, 2008)--- David Walters, D.O., has been named Vice President and Chief Medical Officer for Botsford Hospital.  A board-certified emergency medicine physician, Dr. Walters served as Botsford Hospital’s Department Chairman of Emergency Medicine and Medical Director of the Emergency Department for more than seven years and has been on staff at Botsford since 1991.

“We are very fortunate to have Dr. Walters in this leadership position for our organization,” says Paul LaCasse, D.O., Botsford Hospital’s President and CEO.  “This advancement to Chief Medical Officer will be an appreciated expansion of his clinical and administrative leadership throughout the hospital.”

Botsford Hospital, an independent 330-bed community teaching 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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