NAACP donates tablets, speakers to
Bronson Battle Creek Hospital
Pictured from the left, Sam Gray, first vice president of NAACP Battle Creek branch; Carey Whitfield, president of NAACP Battle Creek branch; Kirk Richardson, senior vice president for community care at Bronson Healthcare; Dorothy Malcolm, vice president and chief nursing officer for Bronson Battle Creek.
The Battle Creek branch of the NAACP has presented Bronson Battle Creek Hospital with 12 Amazon Fire tablets and several Bluetooth speakers for COVID-19 patients to use to communicate with their loved ones while they are in the hospital.
The donation comes after the branch's president, Carey Whitfield, spent nearly a month at Bronson Battle Creek Hospital last fall fighting COVID-19. “I was so glad to have my cell phone and laptop to keep in contact with my wife since she was unable to visit in person,” he said. “I wanted to make sure other patients were able to stay in touch with their family and friends as well.”
Kirk Richardson, senior vice president for community care at Bronson, says, "For patients in the hospital, an important part of healing is staying connected with their family and loved ones. We are thankful to Mr. Whitfield and the NAACP for their generosity and partnership in improving the health of our community."