The Children's Hospital at Bronson will receive more than $70,000 from Kohl's Department Store, through the Kohl's Cares(r) cause merchandise program, on Thursday, September 23 during the Child Passenger Safety Week Celebration. The donations were collected from Kohl's stores located in the Kalamazoo area. Since 2005, Kohl's has gifted more than $338,000 to the Children's Hospital at Bronson for community outreach programs focused on injury prevention and health education.
"Kohl's has been a great partner of The Children's Hospital at Bronson," says James L. Loker M.D., medical director of The Children's Hospital at Bronson. "In conjunction with Safe Kids Kalamazoo County, this gift will our allow us to continue health education and injury prevention programs."
Car Seat Safety: Hands-On Instruction
Safe Kids Kalamazoo County will have certified child passenger safety technicians available to provide hands-on instruction on installing child safety seats at Christian Life Center, 1225 W. Paterson, on Thursday, September 23 from 1 to 5 p.m.
Four out of five car seats are used wrong. The lives of 8,325 children under age 5 have been saved by the proper use of child restraints during the past 30 years, according to National Highway Traffic Safety Administration research.
About Bronson Methodist Hospital
Bronson Methodist Hospital, located at 601 John St. in downtown Kalamazoo, Mich., is the flagship of Bronson Healthcare Group, a not-for-profit healthcare system serving all of southwest Michigan and northern Indiana. With 380 licensed beds and all private rooms, Bronson Methodist Hospital provides care in virtually every specialty - cardiology, orthopedics, surgery, emergency medicine, neurology, oncology - with advanced capabilities in critical care as a Level I Trauma Center; in neurological care as a Joint Commission certified Primary Stroke Center; in cardiac care as the region's first accredited Chest Pain Emergency Center; in obstetrics as the leading BirthPlace and only high-risk pregnancy center in southwest Michigan, and in pediatrics as one of only five children's hospitals in the state.
Bronson serves the largest percentage of Medicaid patients in the area and provides a substantial benefit to the community through outreach and charitable care. It is the recipient of the 2005 Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award, the nation's highest presidential honor for quality and organizational performance excellence. In 2009, the hospital received the AHA McKesson Quest for Quality Prize awarded annually to only one U.S. hospital, was named one of the nation's 100 Top Hospitals by Thomson Reuters, and joined the top five percent of hospitals in the nation to be designated a Magnet Hospital for Nursing Excellence. Bronson is also ranked in the top five percent of hospitals in the nation as a 2009-10 HealthGrades Distinguished Hospital for Clinical Excellence. For more information, visit bronsonhealth.com.
Safe Kids Kalamazoo County
Safe Kids Kalamazoo County works to prevent accidental childhood injury, the leading killer of children ages 2-14. Safe Kids Kalamazoo County is a member of Safe Kids Worldwide, a global network of organizations dedicated to preventing accidental injury. Safe Kids Kalamazoo County was founded in 1989 and is led by The Children's Hospital at Bronson.
Kohl's Department Stores
Based in Menomonee Falls, Wis., Kohl's (NYSE: KSS) is a family-focused, value-oriented specialty department store offering moderately priced, exclusive and national brand apparel, shoes, accessories, beauty and home products in an exciting shopping environment. By the end of September, Kohl's will operate 1,089 stores in 49 states with a commitment to environmental leadership. In support of the communities it serves, Kohl's has raised more than $150 million for children's initiatives nationwide through its Kohl's Cares(r) cause merchandise program, which operates under Kohl's Cares, LLC, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Kohl's Department Stores, Inc. For a list of store locations and information, or for the added convenience of shopping online, visit www.kohls.com.
Kohl's commitment to the Children's Hospital at Bronson is made possible through the Kohl's Cares(r) cause merchandise program. Through this initiative, Kohl's sells $5 books and plush toys where 100 percent of net profit benefits children's health and education programs nationwide, including hospital partnerships like this one. Kohl's has raised more than $150 million dollars through this merchandise program.