Bronson Heart & Vascular
Bronson Heart & Vascular delivers a seamless continuum of comprehensive, high-quality care for patients throughout southwest and south central Michigan. From prevention and detection to treatment and home care, we offer patient-centered care using the most advanced treatment options and therapies.
We know that better results are achieved through partnering among specialists, referring physicians, hospitals and other healthcare providers. This approach places the needs of our patients above all else.
Our teams of heart specialists are on staff 24/7, ready to diagnose and treat both adults and children. Bronson's excellent quality, state-of-the-art technology and clinical expertise mean you can be confident that you or your loved one will receive some of the best heart care available - all in an environment that promotes healing and helps you get back to enjoying your life.
You can be confident in choosing Bronson for your family's heart care needs. After all, in addition to being rated Best in Region for cardiac surgery, Bronson Methodist Hospital also received a five-star rating, the highest possible, for valve surgery (2013) by HealthGrades®,one of the nation's leading authorities on hospital performance. Bronson has earned five stars for the treatment of heart attack three years in a row (2011-2013).
A 2011 survey conducted by a third-party organization, Professional Research Consultants, Inc., revealed that consumers in Kalamazoo County prefer Bronson for heart treatment, open heart surgery and treatment of chest pain.
Bronson was one of only 135 hospitals in the nation to receive the NCDR® ACTION Registry®-GWTG™ Gold Performance Achievement Award in 2011 for implementing a higher standard of care for heart attack patients. The treatment guidelines are established by the American College of Cardiology and the American Heart Association. Bronson also received Get With The Guidelines®Heart Failure Gold Performance Award in 2010 for treating heart failure patients in compliance with the core standard levels of care issued by the American College of Cardiology and the American Heart Association.
Bronson Methodist Hospital has been designated a UnitedHealth PremiumSM cardiac specialty center (2012), reflecting national recognition of its cardiac care services. Bronson was the first hospital in the state of Michigan to receive this designation.
The UnitedHealth PremiumSM cardiac specialty centers program identifies hospitals nationwide that are leaders in providing cardiac care. Select hospitals in the UnitedHealthcare network are invited to apply for designation. Hospitals are selected for designation as cardiac specialty centers based on scope of services and quality outcomes.
The 2008 Thomson Reuters 100 Top Hospitals®: Cardiovascular Benchmarks for Success study identifies 100 hospitals in the United States that set the highest national performance levels for both clinical and managerial excellence in heart care. Bronson was the only recipient in southwest Michigan in 2008. Read more about what it means to be a Top 100 Heart Hospital.
Bronson Advanced Cardiac Healthcare
Bronson Methodist Hospital and Advanced Cardiac Healthcare, PLC formed Bronson Advanced Cardiac Healthcare on June 1, 2012. This premier cardiology partnership will strengthen patient care in Southwest Michigan through close collaboration on quality and combining the strengths and resources of both organizations. For more information, click here.
Chest Pain Treatment
Bronson offers special expertise in treating chest pain. Bronson was southwest Michigan's first accredited Chest Pain Center and has full Cycle III accreditation with PCI (2010), the highest level possible. To earn this distinction, a hospital must meet or exceed a wide set of stringent criteria and complete onsite evaluations by a review team from the Society of Chest Pain Centers.
Bronson's healing environment, inclusion of patients and families in the care process and all-private rooms contribute to high satisfaction ratings that are unparalleled in the area. According to a 2010 Press Ganey survey, our cardiology unit's patient satisfaction rating is in the top eight percent in the nation.
Heart Risk Assessments
Bronson offers many free online health assessments, including heart risk assessments. Visit www.learnyourrisk.com.
Our Heart Care Team
For profiles of physicians specializing in cardiology, cardiac surgery and other related areas, visit our Find a Doctor section.
*Region is Southwest Michigan as defined by Michigan Department of Transportation - http://www.michigan.gov/mdot/0,4616,7-151-9623-25518--,00.html