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Botsford Hospital Cancer Center Earns Silver LEED Certification from the U.S. Green Building Council
Date:10/6/2009

ved Forest Stewardship Certification
  • All indoor adhesive and sealant products comply with VOC criteria
  • Indoor paint and coating products comply with GreenSeal and other standards
  • Carpeting made from low-emitting materials
  • No urea-formaldehyde used in indoor composite wood and agrifiber materials
  • Green Housekeeping program reducing the use of toxic chemicals
  • Innovative design incorporating an onsite healing garden
  • A highlight of the project is the healing garden designed to bring beauty and serenity to the cancer center. Healing gardens are a vital aspect of the care environment. The garden is accessible through the campus and the facility, providing a place of respite for users and a sanctuary for patients and their families. A LEED innovation credit was achieved for this amenity.

    "Botsford Hospital Cancer Center is an excellent example of the healing environments that can be created with the patient in mind, while maintaining stewardship to sustainability," said Scott Ransom, President of Cogdell Spencer ERDMAN.

    The $18 million cancer center was designed and built by Cogdell Spencer ERDMAN, working with Botsford's staff and physicians. The 30,000 square foot facility houses the Botsford Radiation Oncology Department and includes space for two medical oncology practices.

    About Botsford Hospital

    Botsford Hospital, a 330-bed community hospital in Farmington Hills, Mich., was founded in 1965. Nationally recognized for quality, safety and medical education programs, Botsford received the Governor's Award for Improving Patient Safety and Quality of Care in the Hospital Setting and certification as a Chest Pain Center from the Society of Chest Pain Centers. Botsford's web address is www.botsford.org.

    About Cogdell Spencer ERDMAN(SM)

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