Rapid Response Fund

COVID-19 Community Support

How you can support Bronson during this time.

Community support will help Bronson during this moment of need. Every type of gift directly supports our ability to provide care and empowers our front line staff.

Community Support Thank You Page

Wilmanski $30,000 Match Challenge

A small group of Bronson Battle Creek physicians and community leaders have generously pledged to match up to $30,000 in donations to COVID-19 response efforts at Bronson Battle Creek Hospital.

The matching gift was originated by Dr. Charles Wilmanski and his wife, Nuala. It grew to $30,000 when several healthcare colleagues and a community member offered to join their effort. The Wilmanskis have a longstanding presence and many relationships in Calhoun County.  They know first-hand the helping nature of their community and were inspired to support their local healthcare system during the pandemic. A match gift means every new gift made to the Bronson Health Foundation Rapid Response Fund (designated to Bronson Battle Creek) will be doubled up to $30,000. The group says it wants to help ensure that Bronson Battle Creek has everything it needs to continue to respond to the pandemic while maintaining the high quality care the community relies on.

Match The Gift Today!

1. Donate to Bronson's COVID-19 Rapid Response Fund

The Bronson Health Foundation Rapid Response Fund has been created to support Bronson's immediate response to the fast-moving global spread of COVID-19. As the local healthcare system in southwest Michigan, Bronson is delivering on its responsibility to manage the COVID-19 outbreak.


The COVID-19 Rapid Response Fund helps Bronson secure resources to address needs like:

  • Childcare support for eligible front line staff
  • Materials and supplies for front line care teams
  • Technology to facilitate mobile and remote care
  • Ventilators and emergency beds for critical response
  • Equipment needs for Lab testing
  • Appreciation meals for healthcare workers
  • Increased funding for Bronson’s Employee in Crisis Fund

2. Sponsor a Respite Room

Help support the well-being of Bronson staff during this challenging time through a weekly Respite Room Sponsorship. Sponsors will be recognized in the room(s), in our e-newsletter and on Bronson Health Foundation social media.

Click Here to Learn More

3. Donate Personal Protective Equipment

Due to the critical shortage of personal protective equipment (PPE) and disinfecting supplies nationwide, Bronson Healthcare is turning to the community for donations of specific new or unused items, as well as home-sewn face masks.

Click here for all the information of what, when and how to donate.

4. Share a Message Thanking Our #BronsonHeroes

If you'd like to send a card or message, they can be mailed to:
Christy Trepanier
Bronson Customer Service
601 John Street, Box 50
Kalamazoo, MI 49007

Click here to see messages of thanks and positivity from more community members.

What Bronson is doing to address COVID-19:

  • Established Bronson COVID-19 Task Force to coordinate response
  • Doctors, clinicians, and caregivers keeping patients healthy, comfortable and safe across the system
  • Launched mobile screening sites to support the community
  • Created sites to receive donations of medical personal protection equipment (PPE)

For more information about what Bronson is doing to address COVID-19, click here.

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