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Botsford Program Helps Patients and Families Communicate

Farmington Hills, Mich. (May 28, 2010)---A partnership between Botsford Hospital and CaringBridge, a non-profit service, now provides free websites to patients and families when someone is facing a serious medical condition or a prolonged treatment and recovery period.  
The CaringBridge service enhances Botsford’s patient and family support system by simplifying communication and reducing stress for patients and caregivers by providing a centralized location for posting updates, as well as a place for friends and family to send messages of love and support.  
A CaringBridge website can be created by visiting www.Botsford.org and clicking on the CaringBridge logo. By following a few simple steps, a personalized website complete with privacy options can be started in just minutes. Friends and family members can receive automatic updates when journal entries have been made, and can leave messages of love, support and encouragement in the “Guestbook.” 
 
 

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 and a comprehensive care cancer center. Botsford Hospital is also home to an extensive medical education program and is part of Michigan State University's statewide campus system. Botsford Hospital each year cares for approximately 16,000 inpatients and more than 60,000 emergency and trauma patients with a team of 2,500 employees, 300 volunteers and more than 600 physicians. A not-for-profit hospital, Botsford provided almost $10.5 million in community benefit during its 2011 fiscal year.

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