Botsford News Release
Farmington Hills, Mich. (August 10, 2011)---Botsford Hospital and the Farmington Hills Nature Center at Heritage Park are partnering to promote health and wellness in a series of events called A Walk with a Doc.
Carolyn Nelson, D.O., and Kathleen Hannon, D.O., of Farmington Village Family Practice will kick off the first walk at 11 a.m. on Thursday, August 25, discussing women’s health. A free program, open to the entire community, A Walk with a Doc is for those who want to maintain or improve their health and learn more about the healing powers of nature.
Health care professionals will be available for discussions, blood pressure monitoring and more. The 30- to 60-minute walk begins at the nature center and continues on a variety of trails throughout the park. Walkers of all ages and skill and fitness levels are welcome to attend.
A Walk with a Doc is a national program created by a cardiologist in Columbus, Ohio. Botsford Hospital is the first hospital to introduce the program in Michigan. National funding for the program is provided by Blue Cross/Blue Shield.
The 211-acre Heritage Park includes subtle hills, open meadows, wetlands and hardwood forest along the Rouge River located on Farmington Road between 10 and 11 Mile Roads in Farmington Hills.
To register in advance for the August 25 walk or to obtain a list of other scheduled Walks, call 248-473-1800.
ABOUT BEAUMONT HEALTH
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.
MEDIA CONTACT: Lynn C. Anderson, Director, Marketing & Public Relations or Beth Montalvo, Publications & Media Relations Coordinator
PHONE: (248) 442-7986
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