Botsford News Release
Farmington Hills, Mich. (June 13, 2011)---How do health care professionals get over the fear of giving injections and a host of other medical interventions? Practice, practice, practice. Now at Botsford, an osteopathic teaching hospital in Farmington Hills, Mich., medical education and patient safety are being enhanced with the opening of its Skills Lab. This new facility is a special place where residents, nursing students, emergency medical technicians, registered nurses, attending physicians and others can learn, practice and master clinical skills, such as starting IVs, suturing, giving CPR, intubating, giving tracheotomies and performing laparoscopic surgery.
The focus of the Skills Lab is will be on clinical skills competency training and evaluation, and training in new procedures.
The Skills Lab was made possible through generous charitable donations from Raimundo Pastor, D.O., a general surgeon at Botsford, and from Botsford’s Medical Staff.
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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