Botsford News Release
Farmington Hills, Mich. (March 28, 2013)---At a special luncheon this month, Botsford Hospital named two officers of the Farmington Hills Police Department, Brian Bastianelli and Larry Luttrell, as recipients of its Safety Award. Usually the award recognizes hospital employees' contributions to Botsford's safety initiatives, but these officers earned this honor for helping the hospital become a safer place for all. Safety is a pillar on which Botsford has built its clinical care.
With the growing danger of violence intruding into the health care setting, Botsford's Emergency Preparedness Committee embarked last year on a program to train hospital staff how to respond to situations involving an armed intruder. Sergeant Bastianelli and Training Officer Luttrell served as FHPD liaisons to Botsford. During numerous working sessions at the hospital, these men completed risk assessments, shared policies and procedures, and recommended protocols. As a result of their efforts, Botsford Hospital developed a comprehensive response plan in the event of an armed intruder.
In June, Bastianelli and Luttrell took hospital staff to the next level of preparedness. They coordinated a drill with an armed gunman in the hospital, requiring departments to implement their protocols. After the drill, hospital staff participated in a debriefing to further reinforce the response principles. The strong working relationship between Botsford and the FHPD has made for a safer environment for the hospital's employees, its patients, and the entire community.
Photo caption: From the left, Sergeant Brian Bastianelli and Training Officer Larry Lutrell of the Farmington Hills Police Department received Botsford Hospital's Safety Award.
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