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Valley Hill Patients To Use Breathing Techniques During 2nd Annual Gardening Day

Redford, MI (May 19, 2008)--- Valley Hill Therapy Center, Botsford Hospital’s premier outpatient Pulmonary Rehabilitation Program, is hosting the 2nd Annual Gardening Day on Friday, May 30 at 10:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. for current patients at their new Redford facility.  The event is an extension of their patients’ supervised exercise treatments, allowing them to use their breathing technique during an everyday activity, such as gardening.

The outpatient pulmonary rehabilitation program at Valley Hill focuses on improving functional capacity and quality of life for persons with asthma, emphysema, chronic bronchitis, pulmonary fibrosis and other chronic lung conditions.  The Respiratory Therapists work with patients on controlling their symptoms, slowing the progression of their lung disease, increasing their ability to live independently, and building their endurance.  John Darin, RRT, Botsford’s Director of Respiratory Care Services, says, “The therapists at Valley Hill work to control patient’s symptoms that limit their activities and quality of life.  The Gardening Day gives our patients a fun, practical application for using their learned breathing techniques so they can participate in an activity that they enjoy and might not have been able to perform prior to their therapy.”

Valley Hill Therapy Center is located at 26905 Grand River Avenue in Redford, just a few short blocks east of Inkster Road.  To learn more about the Valley Hill Therapy Center services, please call (313) 387-3800, or go to www.botsford.org/valleyhill.

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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