Botsford News Release
Farmington Hills, Mich. (February 26, 2010)---Botsford Hospital has been verified as a Level II Trauma Center by the Committee on Trauma (COT) of the American College of Surgeons (ACS). This achievement recognizes Botsford’s dedication to provide optimal care for injured patients and makes Botsford the first Level II Trauma Center serving the western portion of Oakland County.
A multidisciplinary team of healthcare professionals at Botsford Hospital has been working for many months to assure that all aspects of the trauma program met the expectations of the ACS. The hospital’s trauma program offers a full range of surgical procedures around the clock with entire teams of medical professionals on site or available within 15 minutes of notification for most critically injured patients. A general surgeon specializing in trauma care leads the trauma response team.
“The ability to care for critically injured patients with life-threatening conditions sets Botsford apart from other hospitals in the area,” says, Paul LaCasse, D.O., president and CEO of Botsford Health Care. “It’s a coordinated effort among multiple departments at Botsford and emergency medical service providers to ensure a rapid response for delivering care to injured patients.”
Botsford has met the essential criteria that ensure trauma care capability and institutional performance, as outlined by the American College of Surgeons’ Committee on Trauma in its current Resources for Optimal care of the Injured Patient manual.
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Beaumont Health is a not-for-profit organization formed by Beaumont Health System, Botsford Health Care and Oakwood Healthcare in 2014 to provide patients with the benefit of greater access to the highest quality, compassionate care, no matter where they live in southeast Michigan. The organization has budgeted net revenue of $4.1 billion and consists of eight hospitals with 3,337 beds, 168 outpatient sites, nearly 5000 physicians and 35,000 employees and about 3,500 volunteers. In 2014, the combined organizations had 175,675 inpatient admissions, 16,229 births and 492,148 emergency visits. Beaumont Health is the largest health system in Michigan for inpatient admissions and net patient revenue. For more information, visit beaumonthealth.org.
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