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.
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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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