Employee Giving

Little Help, Big Difference

Little Help, Big Difference allows you to help the foundation reach out to those in our workforce and patients in our care who need special assistance and have nowhere else to turn. It also gives an opportunity to support programs and services in the Bronson Healthcare system that are important to you and your family. 

Impact Stories

Theresa, employee"As an employee, whose department was shut down during the beginning of the pandemic, I was grateful to have childcare assistance as we got back to normal.  I had used most of my savings during the time off and returning to childcare for my 6 year old was not in the plans.  I did not need much but the assistance that I got, I am eternally grateful for.  I did not need to disturb family and friends to aid with watching her due to the monetary help I received from the foundation."

-Kirstey Jones, Bronson Battle Creek


"I am forever grateful for the assistance that the childcare program gave me, it allowed me to not have to stress about how I was going to pay for additional childcare due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Thank you for the help and comfort of being able to do my job without having to worry about my kids or the additional bill."

-Carrie Robinson, Bronson Battle Creek

 

 


  

Gignac Family

“Having the CISM team is an absolutely vital resource, and right now it’s needed more than ever. Whatever you have on your mind or in your heart, you can freely share. You are talking to another human being who is compassionate and educated.”

-Lindsay Gignac, Bronson Methodist Hospital

Read Lindsay's Full Story

Just a month into her nursing career, the unit Lindsay Gignac was working in at Bronson became one of the hospital’s COVID units. She knew the patients she would be helping to care for were facing serious medical challenges due to COVID. “It was very scary to hear I’d be working in the COVID Unit. I knew the gravity of it, but I knew it’s what we had to do.” Lindsay worried about her two young children and husband at home, and the physical and emotional strain her new assignment might bring.

Just a few weeks in to her new assignment a patient in their sixties who Lindsay had been caring for died. It was a situation that was particularly challenging for the team. “You go home and think about all the things you did, and wonder if there was something you could have done differently,” says Lindsay. Over the next few days, Lindsay received check-ins from Bronson’s Critical Incident Stress Management team (CISM). The team is made up of specially trained employees from departments across the system who intervene to provide a safe environment for participants to talk about a traumatic event and their reactions to it. CISM is supported by Bronson Health Foundation and complements the professional counseling services also available to employees.

“I was able to freely talk to them and not worry about judgment. They helped provide me good direction, to help give me a different perspective, and help me to realize that I did everything I could have done for the patient,” explains Lindsay. “We have to be strong, we aren’t supposed to take it home with us, but it’s difficult not to. Sometimes you are spending a lot of time with patients, holding their hands and answering their questions.

“Having the CISM team is an absolutely vital resource, and right now it’s needed more than ever. Whatever you have on your mind or in your heart, you can freely share. You are talking to another human being who is compassionate and educated.”


Ways to Give

As an employee, here are ways to give to the Bronson Health Foundation:

PAYROLL DEDUCTION

PTO DONATION

CREDIT CARD DONATION

   

 


If you would prefer, you can fill out the Little Help, Big Difference Print Gift Form.

For assistance, contact the Bronson Health Foundation at (269) 341-8100 or email us at healthfoundation@bronsonhg.org.

Bronson Employees who made a 2020 donation are recognized in our Little Help, Big Difference Employee Giving Circle.


The Impact of Your Gift


Volunteer Experience

Through the Volunteer Experience, Bronson employees help carry out our mission. You can see through the smiling faces in this video, that it comes from the heart. Together, we advance the health of our communities.

Research indicates employees are more engaged in their work when they are presented with employer-sponsored volunteer opportunities in their communities. At the same time, we know that health outcomes for our community are only partially impacted by the care we provide on our campuses. The Bronson Health Foundation, along with Bronson Community Health and Bronson Human resources invite you to take part in the Bronson Employee Volunteer Experience as part of the Little Help, Big Difference Campaign.

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Please visit the Community Health Department Intranet Page for more information.

Click here to indicate your interest in volunteering on behalf of Bronson within the community.

The healing power of kindness is present in every gift. It is our privilege to pass it on.

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I am forever grateful for the assistance that the childcare program gave me, it allowed me to not have to stress about how i was going to pay for additional childcare due to Covid. Thank you for the help and comfort of being able to do my job without having to worry about my kids or the additional bill.