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Botsford Hospital Honors Board Members’ Leadership

Farmington Hills, Mich. (September 7, 2010)---Botsford Hospital’s board of directors now boasts five members who have completed an intensive nine-month training program called the Excellence in Governance Fellowship. Chairman of the Board Steve Barnaby; and members Max McKinney, D.O.; Jacqueline Shadko, Ph.D.; and Jack I. Wayne, Ed.D., completed the fellowship in previous years. The most recent graduate is Kenneth Massey, Ph.D., who finished in June. Developed by the Michigan Health & Hospital Association (MHA), the fellowship’s curriculum transforms good board members into exceptional assets by broadening their knowledge of the rapid changes facing health care, hospitals and health systems and training them to think strategically about Botsford Hospital’s mission and its future. Participants examined the principles of effective governance, learned about the board’s role in quality and patient safety, and explored the strategic partnership between Botsford Hospital and its medical staff. 
During the August meeting of the board, Botsford Health Care President and CEO Paul E. LaCasse, D.O., MPH, presented each of these five members with a plaque that recognizes his or her high level of commitment to the hospital’s mission and to the community at large.  
“Our hospital board is strongly focused on Botsford’s promise of an uncompromising commitment to excellence and quality in the delivery of personal and compassionate health care,” LaCasse says. “With the training these members received from MHA, they bring an unparalleled ability to advance the hospital’s vision to be a leader in personalized, quality health care. I look forward to working with our energized board.” 
PHOTO CAPTION: Botsford Hospital board members Ken Massey, Jack Wayne, Dr. Max McKinney and Steve Barnaby were given plaques by Dr. Paul LaCasse that honor each for completing the Michigan Health and Hospital Association’s Excellence in Governance Fellowship.

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