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News Archive: 2010

BCHS, Bronson to Form New Regional Health Care System

December 14, 2010 - Battle Creek Health System today announced the selection of Bronson as its new partner. The two have signed a Letter of Intent (LOI) to develop a new regional health care system. The LOI provides a framework for the partnership and begins the formal process of creating the operating model for merging the two organizations.

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Bronson Pediatric Cardiology Welcomes New Nurse Practitioner

December 9, 2010 - Bronson Pediatric Cardiology welcomes Pamela DeMorrow, NP. She joins the Bronson Pediatric Cardiology team of James Loker, M.D. and Robin Fountain-Dommer, M.D.

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Bronson Receives Highest Level of Chest Pain Accreditation

December 6, 2010 - The Bronson Methodist Hospital Chest Pain Emergency Center received the highest possible level of accreditation from the Society of Chest Pain Centers (SCPC) -- Cycle III Accredited Chest Pain Center with PCI (percutaneous coronary interventions). This accreditation was announced on Dec. 2 and is valid through Oct. 14, 2014. Bronson is one of 10 hospitals in Michigan to receive this highest level of accreditation.

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Bronson Cardiac Rehabilitation Program Re-certified

November 9, 2010 - Bronson's Phase II Outpatient Cardiac Rehabilitation recently earned 2010 re-certification by the American Association of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation (AACVPR). This certification is restricted to rehabilitation programs that demonstrate excellent service and care to cardiac patients and their families. Phase II cardiac rehabilitation is defined as a supervised and monitored out-patient program that begins a few days after discharge from the hospital. Phase I cardiac rehabilitation occurs while a patient is still in the hospital. Bronson's program was first certified by AACVPR in 2001 and was re-certified in 2003 and again in 2007.

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Bronson Neuroscience Center Expands Team

November 4, 2010 - Bronson Methodist Hospital welcomes John Collins, M.D. to Bronson Neuroscience Center. Dr. Collins is practicing at clinics located in Coldwater, Marshall and Three Rivers.

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New Physician Joins Bronson Internal Medicine Oshtemo -- Alcaraz

September 27, 2010 - Bronson Internal Medicine Oshtemo has welcomed to its practice Christopher Alcaraz, M.D.

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1400 Pounds Lost During Bronson Athletic Club Weight Loss Challenge

September 17, 2010 - Inspired by the popular television fitness reality show "The Biggest Loser," the Bronson Athletic Club is launching another edition of in-depth, 12-week Weight Loss Challenge on September 20, 2010.

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Bronson Named a 2010 Working Mother 100 Best Company

September 14, 2010 - Kalamazoo's top employer makes the list for a seventh time

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Bronson Receives more than $70,000 Donation from Kohl's

September 13, 2010 - The Children's Hospital at Bronson will receive more than $70,000 from Kohl's Department Store.

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Bronson Adult Critical Care Welcomes New Provider

September 3, 2010 - Bronson Methodist Hospital welcomes Matthew Zaccheo, D.O., to Bronson Adult Critical Care.

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Bronson Cardiothoracic Surgery Welcomes New Provider

August 25, 2010 - Bronson Cardiothoracic Surgery welcomes Paula Young, PA-C.

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Bronson Expands Neurosurgery Team - Sloffer

August 24, 2010 - Bronson Methodist Hospital welcomes Chris A. Sloffer, M.D. to Bronson Neurological Services.

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Bronson Neurosurgery Welcomes New Physicians Assistant

August 9, 2010 - Bronson Methodist Hospital welcomes Michael C. Lahaie, PA-C, to Bronson Neurosurgery.

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Mark B. Atkinson, MD Appointed to Bronson Board of Directors

July 29, 2010 - The Bronson Healthcare Group Board of Directors is pleased to welcome Mark B. Atkinson, M.D. to the Bronson board of directors. Dr. Atkinson is vice chief of staff at Bronson Methodist Hospital and one of five physician representatives on the board. He will serve on the quality oversight committee.

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Bronson Echocardiography Lab Re-Accredited

July 29, 2010 - Bronson Methodist Hospital was recently granted re-accreditation for its adult and pediatric Echocardiography (Echo) Lab by the Intersocietal Commission for the Accreditation of Echocardiography Laboratories (ICAEL), marking the fifth straight ICAEL accreditation for the hospital.

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Mountain Climber Bo Parfet Climbs for Kids

July 15, 2010 - On Saturday, July 24 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., mountain climber Bo Parfet is stepping up at the Bronson Athletic Club to raise funds for three local charities: the Bronson Health Foundation, the Kalamazoo Nature Center and Specialized Language Development Center. He chose these charities due to their focus on helping kids overcome obstacles and achieve their dreams.

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Physician Expands Hours of Service

July 8, 2010 - David Ding, M.D., Ph.D. is expanding his hours of service to become a full-time provider at Bronson Maternal-Fetal Medicine in Kalamazoo. Ding has been serving patients at the practice on a part-time basis since 2008.

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Physician Expands Hours of Service at Bronson Maternal-Fetal Medicine

July 8, 2010 - David Ding, M.D., Ph.D. is expanding his hours of service to become a full-time provider at Bronson Maternal-Fetal Medicine in Kalamazoo. Ding has been serving patients at the practice on a part-time basis since 2008.

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Bronson Expands Cardiac Program

July 5, 2010 - Bronson Methodist Hospital welcomes Alphonse DeLucia, III, M.D. and Michael P. Halpin, M.D. to Bronson Cardiothoracic Surgery - a new practice that treats all aspects of adult cardiac and thoracic surgery. By opening Bronson Cardiothoracic Surgery, the cardiac program at Bronson is expanding.

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Bronson Athletic Club Hosts FitFest 2010

June 30, 2010 - The Bronson Athletic Club, located at 6789 Elm Valley Drive in Kalamazoo, will host FitFest 2010 on Friday, July 16 from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. (trade show from 12 noon to 6:30 p.m.) and on Saturday, July 17 from 8 a.m. to 5:15 p.m.(trade show from 4 to 6 p.m.).

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Bronson Neurosurgery Welcomes New Nurse Practitioner

June 28, 2010 - Bronson Methodist Hospital welcomes Suzanne M. Clyne, NP.

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New Study Ranks Bronson in Nation's Top 5% for Emergency Medical Care

June 23, 2010 - HealthGrades, a leading independent healthcare ratings organization, announced today that Bronson Methodist Hospital is one of just 255 hospitals in the nation, and the only one in southwest Michigan, ranked in the nation's top 5% for emergency medical care.

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Camp Discovery Helps to Make the Impossible Possible for Children with Epilepsy

June 9, 2010 - From June 27 through July 1, more than 70 children with epilepsy will travel to Sherman Lake YMCA Outdoor Center to attend Camp Discovery, the only camp of its kind in Michigan.

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1200 Pounds Lost During Bronson Athletic Club Weight Loss Challenge

June 4, 2010 - Inspired by the popular television fitness reality show The Biggest Loser, the Bronson Athletic Club is launching its fourth in-depth, 12-week Weight Loss Challenge on June 12. The challenge consists of an introductory seminar, 12 group-training sessions with a certified personal trainer, a nutritional seminar featuring renowned author and trainer Chris Johnson, the On Target Living Nutrition book, and weekly nutrition recommendations and workout plans. The Weight Loss Challenge can help people with a variety of goals including losing weight, running a mile without stopping, decreasing cholesterol levels or simply feeling better.

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New Physician Assistant Joins Bronson Internal Medicine Associates

May 27, 2010 - Bronson Internal Medicine Associates has welcomed to its practice Melissa Moran, PA-C.

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Bronson Celebrates National Nursing Home Week

May 3, 2010 - Bronson Nursing and Rehabilitation Center (BNRC) is celebrating National Nursing Home Week May 9 - 15, 2010 by hosting a reception on Friday, May 14, from 2:30 to 3:30 p.m. State Representative from District 80 in Lawton, Tonya Schuitmaker, will be at the event. All community members are invited to attend.

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Pfizer Inc. Grant Awarded to Bronson Health Foundation Will Support Anticoagulation Services

April 22, 2010 - Better testing and improved interaction between patients and staff at Bronson Methodist Hospital's Anticoagulation Clinic are the goals of a partnership between Pfizer Inc. and the Bronson Health Foundation.

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An Effective Way for Smokers to Overcome their Tobacco Addiction

April 21, 2010 - Michigan's law banning smoking in all indoor workplaces including restaurants, bowling alleys and bars goes into effect May 1, 2010. If you are ready to quit smoking, Bronson Methodist Hospital can help.

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Bronson Expands Neurological Services Team

April 19, 2010 - Bronson Methodist Hospital welcomes Paula Kilmer, M.D. to Bronson Neurological Services. She will work with the team of Bronson Neurology and Bronson Neurosurgery to expand options for patients.

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Bronson Installs Area's First High Definition Low Radiation CT Scan Imaging System

April 7, 2010 - Beginning today, patients at Bronson Methodist Hospital will have access to Kalamazoo's first high definition, low radiation CT scan imaging system from GE Healthcare. The new CT scanner uses breakthrough technology that cuts radiation exposure by up to 50 percent and has higher resolution images than previous systems. Using this new technology, radiologists at Bronson will be able to see internal structures in the human body as small as a grain of sand in a single rotation.

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Bronson Methodist Hospital Named One of the Nation's 100 Top Hospitals

March 29, 2010 - Patients in southwest Michigan now have a new indicator that the health care services they receive at Bronson are among the very best in the country. Thomson Reuters 100 Top Hospitals(r): National Benchmarks study released today identifies Bronson Methodist Hospital as one of the United States' 100 Top Hospitals based on its overall organizational performance.

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New Provider Joins Bronson ProHealth Management Services

March 4, 2010 - Bronson ProHealth Management Services has welcomed Daniel Barber, PA, as a new provider.

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William D. Johnston Appointed to Bronson Board of Directors

February 15, 2010 - The Bronson Healthcare Group Board of Directors is pleased to announce the appointment of William D. Johnston, president, director and CEO of the Greenleaf Companies, to the Bronson board of directors.

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Bronson Chief Information Officer Awarded CHCIO Certification

February 15, 2010 - Donna Roach, vice president of information technology and chief information officer (CIO) for Bronson Healthcare Group, was recently awarded certification as a Certified Healthcare CIO.

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Bronson LakeView Renovates Emergency Department and Cafeteria

January 27, 2010 - Bronson LakeView Hospital kicked off two significant construction projects in the emergency department and cafeteria.

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Bronson Quality Ranked Among Top Five Percent in Nation for Second Year in a Row

January 26, 2010 - Bronson Methodist Hospital has been recognized as a Distinguished Hospital for Clinical Excellence in an independent study released today by HealthGrades, the leading independent healthcare ratings organization.

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