Each year children from a nine-county area in southwest Michigan receive treatment and care at Bronson. In fact, Bronson is the only hospital that provides pediatric inpatient services in the Kalamazoo and Battle Creek areas. Transport services for patients referred to Bronson from 19 regional hospitals and other institutions are conducted by ambulance under the supervision of a specially trained transport nurse.
Bronson Children's Hospital is the only hospital in southwest Michigan that is a member of the National Association of Children's Hospitals and Related Institutions (NACHRI).
We've built a child-friendly environment just for children. Murals with an "Explore Michigan" theme cover the walls. Each nurse's station is built at a child's eye level, helping create a child-friendly atmosphere. In addition, our staff and physicians are trained in how to best care for and support children and their families.
Our children's hospital philosophy of care also extends throughout our outpatient services, including outpatient testing, radiology, and rehabilitation.
Bronson Children's Hospital offers:
This unit with 24 all-private rooms offers babies, children and adolescents medical care, including surgical recovery, orthopedic, cardiac, neurological, and oncology care. Pediatric hospitalists, who are pediatricians with advanced training in caring for hospitalized children, and specially trained pediatric nurses provide care on the unit.
Pediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU)
This eight-bed unit is the area's only PICU. It is staffed by a team of pediatric intensivists, pediatric critical care specialists, and pediatric nurses who specialize in caring for critically ill and injured children. Using state-of-the-art technology, the team provides patients with life-saving care.
Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU)
This specially equipped unit has 45 all-private rooms. It offers care 24 hours a day for sick and premature babies. Neonatologists, who are pediatricians with advanced training in caring for high-risk newborns, and specially trained neonatal nurses provide care on the unit. It is the highest level of neonatal care in southwest Michigan.
Trauma & Emergency Center
Bronson's Trauma & Emergency Center provides 24-hour-a-day treatment in life-threatening emergency situations. As the only Level I Trauma Center in southwest Michigan, we feature a team of pediatric critical care specialists, trauma surgeons, emergency medicine specialists, other medical specialists, and highly trained staff members care for seriously ill or injured children.
Giving to Bronson
To learn more about the philanthropic needs in children's health at Bronson, view our children's philanthropy brochure. Visit the Bronson Health Foundation page to learn more.