Bronson Methodist Hospital Accreditation/Rankings
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Bronson Methodist Hospital Accreditation/Rankings

Level I Trauma Center (1989-2018)
The American College of Surgeons (ACS) verifies Bronson Methodist Hospital as a Level I Trauma Center. This indicates that the ACS recognizes Bronson as providing the highest level of care for critically injured patients. First verified by the ACS as a Level I Trauma Center in 1989, Bronson has successfully met the increasingly difficult re-verification standards every three years since.

Chest Pain Center Accreditation (2005-2017)
In 2005, Bronson Methodist Hospital became the first accredited Chest Pain Emergency Center (CPEC) in southwest Michigan. In 2008, it received Cycle II accreditation from the Society of Chest Pain Centers followed by full Cycle III accreditation with PCI in 2010, then Cycle IV with PCI in 2014 – the highest level of accreditation.

Magnet® Recognition for Nursing Excellence (2009-2022)
Received in 2009, 2014 and 2019, this four-year designation is awarded by the American Nurses Credentialing Center, a subsidiary of the American Nurses Association. Considered the gold standard in nursing care, only seven percent of the nation’s hospitals have achieved Magnet status. 

Phase II Outpatient Cardiac Rehabilitation Program Certification (2001-2017)
Bronson’s Phase II Outpatient Cardiac Rehabilitation program is certified by the American Association of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation. This certification is restricted to rehabilitation programs that demonstrate excellent service and care to cardiac patients and their families.

The Joint Commission's Gold Seal of Approval™ (2013-2016)
Bronson Methodist Hospital, the Bronson Medical Practices, and Bronson Home Health Care were recognized by The Joint Commission with its Gold Seal of Approval™. These three entities demonstrated compliance with national standards for healthcare quality and safety and performed better than their national counterparts.

Comprehensive Stroke Center Certification (2015-present)
Bronson Methodist Hospital earned Comprehensive Stroke Center Certification from The Joint Commission in 2015. Previously certified by The Joint Commission as a Primary Stroke Center (2005-2015), we now provide an even higher level of stroke care. Comprehensive Stroke Center Certification recognizes the significant resources needed to treat the most complex stroke patients, validating why our health system is the region’s preferred destination for neuroscience care. 

American Institute of Ultrasound Medicine (AIUM) Accreditation (2015-2018)
The AIUM ultrasound practice accreditation is a voluntary peer review process that allows practices to demonstrate that they meet or exceed nationally recognized standards in the performance and interpretation of diagnostic ultrasound examinations. Bronson Maternal Fetal Medicine holds accreditation in first, second and third trimester obstetrics.

Cardiac Specialty Center (2004-2010)
Bronson Methodist Hospital is designated a UnitedHealth PremiumSM cardiac specialty center, reflecting national recognition of its cardiac care services. Select hospitals in the UnitedHealth nationwide network are invited to apply for designation and are selected as leaders in providing cardiac care. To receive this designation, Bronson met extensive evidence- and consensus-based quality and efficiency criteria, including breadth of care, depth of care, staff experience, emergency care, and quality and data management. In 2004, Bronson was the first hospital in Michigan to be designated a UnitedHealth Premium cardiac specialty center.

Echocardiography Accreditation (2019-2022)
The Intersocietal Accreditation Commission accredited Bronson Advanced Cardiac Healthcare (adults), Bronson Battle Creek (adults) and Bronson Methodist Hospital (pediatric and adults). This accreditation recognizes the commitment to high quality patient care and the provision of quality diagnostic testing. In 1998, Bronson Methodist Hospital became the first hospital in Michigan to receive Pediatric Echo Accreditation. Today, Bronson Methodist Hospital is accredited in both pediatrics and adult, in addition to Bronson Advanced Cardiac Healthcare and Bronson Battle Creek receiving adult accreditation.

Neurodiagnostics Lab Accreditation (2013-2018)
Bronson Methodist Hospital's Neurodiagnostics Laboratory was accredited by the American Association of Neuromuscular & Electrodiagnostic Medicine. This accreditation recognizes the lab's  diagnostic services and clinical operations, equipment, protocols, quality of test reports and policies for ensuring the health and safety of every patient.

The Leapfrog Group’s Hospital Quality and Safety Ranking (2004-2010)
Bronson has been recognized by Leapfrog for implementing practices and policies that keep the hospital environment safe for patients. Bronson scored 96 percent in 2010. (

Stroke Center of Excellence (2007-2009)

Bronson Methodist Hospital is one of only 68 hospitals in the nation designated as a Stroke Center of Excellence by NeuStrategy, a Chicago-based think tank. Bronson was recognized for the quality of its clinical programs, medical staff, and education and outreach for stroke care.

Breast Imaging Center of Excellence (2008)
Bronson Center for Women named a Breast Imaging Center of Excellence by the American College of Radiology (ACR) in recognition of providing comprehensive breast imaging and diagnostic services exceeding required standards. Bronson Center for Women is one of only 187 breast imaging centers in the United States earning Breast Imaging Center of Excellence, and one of three in the state. There are 309 accredited mammography sites in Michigan.

Cardiovascular Mark of Excellence Award (2007)
Bronson Methodist Hospital awarded the 2007 Mark of Excellence Award from Byrne Healthcare. The award recognizes Bronson as one of the few hospitals in the U.S. that has successfully sustained cardiovascular disease awareness in the public through ongoing communication about HeartAware – a cardiovascular patient referral program offered throughout the U.S.

The Joint Commission Accreditation (2007)
Bronson Methodist Hospital and Bronson Vicksburg Hospital achieved re-accreditation from The Joint Commission as a result of their demonstrated compliance with the Joint Commission's nationally recognized healthcare standards. This survey is conducted every 3 years.

National Rankings for Orthopedics (1999-2004)
HCIA, Inc. and The Health Network named Bronson Methodist Hospital an award winner in their 1999 100 Top Hospitals Orthopedic Benchmarks for Success study, identifying hospitals that provide the greatest value in delivering orthopedic care. Bronson was one of just 20 hospitals from a field of 2,200 in the US to be recognized as a top orthopedic specialty hospital for knee replacement surgery.

Quality Comparison by the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (2003)
Bronson Home Health Care (BHHC) was the highest ranked home health agency in Michigan, according to 2003 quality comparison by the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services. The figures compare 214 Medicare-certified home health agencies in the state. BHHC ranked above the national average in ten out of eleven categories measured.

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