Botsford News Release
Farmington Hills, Mich. (April 9, 2010)---At Botsford Hospital, safety is a top priority for healthcare workers providing personal and compassionate care to their patients. For Shauna DiPasquo, R.N., and Barbara Smith, R.N., safety and injury prevention is a major focus of their jobs at Botsford. As employees of the Trauma Services department, the two women work to provide safety and injury prevention education to the community. In recognition of this, DiPasquo and Smith have been selected as recipients of a Botsford Hospital 2010 Safety Excellence Award for contributing to the hospital’s safety initiatives.
Thanks to DiPasquo and Smith, Botsford Hospital educated more than 3,000 community members about safety and injury prevention last year. They participated in multiple health fairs and school programs. They also plan Botsford’s annual Safety and Injury Prevention Fair that provides activities and tools for families in the Botsford service area.
Marge Hasler, R.N., Botsford Hospital’s vice president and chief nursing officer and chair of the hospital’s Safety Board, says, “Shauna and Barb are dedicated to educating the community about safety and injury prevention. As part of their initiatives, they devoted much of the past year preparing for Botsford to become a verified trauma center. Thanks to their efforts, Botsford is the first Level II Trauma Center serving western Oakland County. The ability to care for critically injured patients with life-threatening conditions sets us apart from other area hospitals. Shauna and Barb should be very proud of the work they have done as they make a difference in the lives of thousands.”
Barbara Smith, R.N., and Shauna DiPasquo
Beaumont Health is a not-for-profit organization formed by Beaumont Health System, Botsford Health Care and Oakwood Healthcare to provide high-quality, efficient, accessible services in a caring environment for southeastern Michigan residents and beyond. As one of Beaumont Health's eight hospitals, Botsford Hospital is a multi-specialty 330-bed hospital and verified trauma center located in Farmington Hills, Michigan. The campus also houses an imaging center, a comprehensive care cancer center and an extensive medical education program---part of Michigan State University's Statewide Campus System. Annually, Botsford cares for about 16,000 inpatients and more than 60,000 emergency and trauma patients with a team of approximately 2,500 employees, 300 volunteers and 600 physicians.
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