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Botsford Nurse Recognized for Improving Safety for Pediatric Patients

Farmington Hills, Mich. (May 25, 2012)---Amy Osterman, RN, a surgical nurse at Botsford Hospital in Farmington Hills, has been selected as a recipient of a Botsford Hospital 2012 Safety Excellence Award. The award recognizes employees' contributions to the hospital's safety initiatives. Safety is a pillar on which Botsford has built its clinical care. 
 
Osterman, a resident of Chesterfield, was recognized for improving safety for pediatric patients. While working in the Postoperative Recovery Unit, she observed that there were no specific admission and discharge processes to pair young pediatric patients with their parents or legal guardians. A child received an armband upon admission; however, the parent did not. Osterman developed an admission process that gives matching ID bands to both a pediatric patient and his or her parent or legal guardian. At discharge, the nurse compares the two armbands and releases the child to the proper adult. 
 
She not only identified the potential risk of not having a clear process, but also took the initiative to develop the process. Osterman collaborated with coworkers and management to create and implement this solution.

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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