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News Archive: 2012

BBC Wound Healing Center Offers Latest Technology

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December 28, 2012 - You have no doubt heard the adage that ‘time heals all wounds,’ but in truth if you don’t have advanced therapies, some wounds can take years and e...

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BBC Offering Community Program to Honor Rev. ML King

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December 27, 2012 - The Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. had a dream.  A Baptist minister, he was a driving force in the push for racial equality in the 1950s...

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BBC Physician Offers Tips About Women’s Health

December 26, 2012 - A member of the Bronson Battle Creek medical staff will uncover for women the facts and myths about diet/fiber, exercise, what to eliminate, the im...

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New Year, New Life

December 24, 2012 - If you're anything like most people who are struggling with your weight, than you already know the limitations of dieting alone.  With the sta...

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Bronson and Lakeland Hospitals Pioneer Breakthrough Heart Procedure

December 21, 2012 - The cardiac teams at Bronson Methodist Hospital in Kalamazoo and Lakeland Regional Medical Center in St. Joseph have joined forces to become the first in the region to offer a lifesaving procedure that gives new hope for many people with aortic stenosis.

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BBC Associate Goes ‘Above and Beyond’ (2)

December 19, 2012 - A Bronson Battle Creek (BBC) associate was recognized recently for going 'above and beyond' in serving others.  Toni Ilkka risk management coo...

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BBC offering monthly diabetic foot exams in 2013 (1)

December 19, 2012 - Are you having foot problems?  Bronson Battle Creek may be able to help.  Beginning Friday, January 11, and each month throughout 2013, B...

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Feldpausch Foundation Golf Outing Helps BBC Cancer Fund; Honors the Late Parker T. Feldpausch

December 7, 2012 - For the past five years, the Feldpausch Foundation has hosted an annual golf outing.  The 2012 event, to honor those suffering from cancer, ra...

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Colon & Rectal Surgery Center, PC, Joins Bronson

December 6, 2012 - Battle Creek, Mich. -- On Dec 1, 2012, Colon and Rectal Surgery Center PC joined the Bronson family of companies and is now called the Bronson Center for Colon & Rectal Diseases. Under this new name, the staff continues to provide the same services and quality of care as in the past.

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Bronson Welcomes New Providers

December 4, 2012 - Bronson welcomes the following new providers.

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Bronson Hospitgals Again Rated "A" in Hospital Safety

November 28, 2012 - Both Bronson Methodist Hospital and Bronson Battle Creek Hospital maintained an “A” Hospital Safety ScoreSM in the latest data released by The Leap...

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All About Knee Surgery Information Session

November 22, 2012 - Those considering knee replacement surgery can learn how to become mobile again by attending a free information session.

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Add the Flu Shot to Your Holiday ‘To-Do’ List

November 16, 2012 - As we scramble around to find the perfect gift, it might not be a bad idea to add a flu shot to your ‘to-do’ list.  Even though the traditiona...

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New OB/GYN Group Formed at Bronson Battle Creek

November 9, 2012 - Brian Krauss, M.D., FACOG and Mahmood Siddiqui, M.D. have recently joined the newly created Bronson OB/GYN Capital Avenue SW medical group.  T...

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BBC Diabetes Educator to Discuss Disease Management

November 8, 2012 - Diabetes affects nearly 26 million Americans, 590,000 of them live in Michigan.  Those numbers increase dramatically when you add another six ...

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HealthCare Midwest to Join Bronson Family of Companies

November 5, 2012 - HealthCare Midwest and Bronson Healthcare are making plans to bring their organizations together early next year. Pending requisite legal and regul...

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Bronson Joins Joint Replacement Registry

November 2, 2012 - Registry Affiliation Helps Ensure Best Possible Patient Experience

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BBC Physician to Speak on Maintaining Healthy Lungs & New Approaches in Early Diagnosis of Lung Cancer

October 29, 2012 - Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is a common condition affecting men and women equally. It is estimated that approximately eight percen...

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Take Control of Your Hip and Knee Pain (3)

October 29, 2012 - Are knee and hip pain affecting your everyday activities?  Have standing, walking, and even sitting become painful challenges?If so, learn abo...

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BBC Offering Monthly Foot Exams

October 26, 2012 - Are you having foot problems?  Bronson Battle Creek may be able to help.  On Monday, November 19, and again in December, BBC is offering ...

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BBC Orthopaedic Surgeon Reports from Afghanistan

October 26, 2012 - How does a reconstructive orthopaedic surgeon from Bronson Battle Creek find himself in the North Eastern portion of Afghanistan in 2012?  Tha...

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Nyberg Receives Healthcare Leadership Award

October 23, 2012 - Neil Nyberg, retired vice president and chief ethics and compliance officer for Kellogg Company and current chair of the Bronson Battle Creek Hospi...

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‘Falling Back’ to Sleep

October 22, 2012 - On Sunday (November 4) at 2 a.m. Michigan residents will join millions of others across the country and observe Daylight Saving Time by turning the...

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CPAP Support Group Forming

October 22, 2012 - The first meeting of the continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) support group is scheduled for Wednesday, November 14 at noon in the Senior Hea...

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Take Control of Your Hip and Knee Pain (2)

October 18, 2012 - Are knee and hip pain affecting your everyday activities?  Have standing, walking, and even sitting become painful challenges?If so, learn abo...

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COPD Can Be Stressful

October 15, 2012 - Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, sometimes referred to as COPD, is a serious lung condition that makes it difficult for people with it to bre...

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Free Hip and Knee Pain Seminar Offered

October 5, 2012 - Are hip and knee pain affecting your everyday activities?  Have standing, walking, and even sitting become painful challenges?If so, learn abo...

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Notice to Patients of Ennis Berker, PhD

October 4, 2012 - REPORT OF RECORDS BREACH On August 9, 2012, the personal laptop of Ennis Berker, PhD, a psychologist in private practice, was stolen. Bronson has l...

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BBC Medical Staff to Discuss Breast Health

October 1, 2012 - When Bronson Battle Creek (BBC) sponsors a public seminar/open house, it usually focuses on health topics that appeal to both genders; this one is ...

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Prevention & Treatment of Diabetic Foot Ulcers

September 27, 2012 - People with diabetes face unique wound care issues when it comes to their feet.  Diabetes can damage the nerves in the foot, which in turn mak...

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BBC Joint Pain Experts Offering Free Seminars

September 24, 2012 - Bronson Battle Creek is doing more for joint pain.  If a bad hip, a bum knee, a sports injury, or some other joint pain is affecting the way y...

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Walk Across Kalamazoo to Benefit Bronson Children’s Hospital

September 20, 2012 - The fifth annual Walk Across Kalamazoo will take place Sunday, October 7, 2012. Proceeds from the walk benefit Bronson Children’s Hospital, the only children’s hospital in southwest Michigan and one of only six children’s hospitals in the state.

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Bronson Repeats As Working Mother 100 Best Company

September 18, 2012 - Bronson is this area’s largest employer. The non-profit regional healthcare system has 6,600 employees and eighty percent of its workforce is femal...

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Get the Shot, Not the Flu

September 17, 2012 - Every year about this time, at least here in the Midwest, we are all reminded about the importance of getting flu shots.  This year is no diff...

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BBC Associate Wins State Award

September 12, 2012 - Dannielle Kostrab-Boyd, Child Advocate Center program coordinator at Sexual Assault Services of Calhoun County (SAS) is the recipient of the Michig...

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New Lung Procedure at BBC a First in Southwest Michigan

September 12, 2012 - Who knew more than 50 years ago that the satellites that were launched into space to provide communication information back on earth would one day ...

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Smoking Cessation Clinic Offered at BBC (2)

September 12, 2012 - Bronson Battle Creek (BBC) will host the American Cancer Society’s ‘Fresh Start’ smoking cessation program, a free, four-part clinic on Tuesdays an...

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Freedom from Smoking Program

September 11, 2012 - Bronson Methodist Hospital is offering a program for smokers who want to quit. Bronson Methodist Hospital’s Freedom From Smoking® classes begin in ...

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Landmark Cancer Prevention Study Enrolling in Southwest Michigan

September 3, 2012 - The American Cancer Society is recruiting 300,000 men and women across the US and Puerto Rico for a landmark new research study – Cancer Prevention...

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Are Allergies Making You Miserable?

August 31, 2012 - Are your sinuses stopped up?  Are allergies making you miserable?  We have someone who may be able to help.Dan Castro, MD, an otorhinolar...

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Bronson Internal Medicine Hospital Specialists Welcomes New Physicians

August 30, 2012 - Bronson Internal Medicine Hospital Specialists welcomes new physicians Sarah M. Hughes, DO, and Karthik Vijayaraghavan, MD, to their team. Dr. Hugh...

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Medical and Behavioral Health Specialists to Present on Dementia and Alzheimer’s

August 30, 2012 - Just like the rest of our bodies, our brains change as we age.  Most of us notice some slowed thinking and occasional problems remembering cer...

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Bronson Battle Creek Cancer Care Center Hosting Annual Fashion Show

August 29, 2012 - The Cancer Care Center at Bronson Battle Creek (BBC) is hosting its Third Annual Cancer Survivors Fashion Show on Tuesday, September 25, from 5-8 p...

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BBC Offers Prostate Screening and Public Forum

August 28, 2012 - It is said that there are only two things for certain … death and taxes.  Well, for men, there is a third … prostate problems.  Because o...

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Impact of Nutrition on Wound Healing

August 28, 2012 - Good nutrition is a key factor in how quickly wounds heal.  Maintaining the correct balance of fats, carbohydrates, and proteins goes a long w...

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BBC Offering Monthly Foot Exams (3)

August 27, 2012 - Are you having foot problems?  Bronson Battle Creek may be able to help.  On Monday, September 17, and each month through the rest of the...

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Golf Event Helps BBC Mammography Program

August 27, 2012 - Members of the Binder Cares Breast Cancer group gathered late this summer to host its sixth annual golf outing, which raised more than $3,200. &nbs...

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BBC Receives Environmental Excellence Award

August 24, 2012 - Bronson Battle Creek is the recipient of the Sterilmed 2011 Environmental Excellence Award for the hospital’s medical device reprocessing recycling...

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Golf Event Helps BBC Cancer Medication Fund

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August 23, 2012 - More than $18,000 were raised recently through a golf outing in the memory of Gene L. Hughes, Sr. Proceeds of that third annual memorial event will...

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New Clinical Nutrition Specialist Named at BBC

August 21, 2012 - Amy E. Berns, RD, CDE, was recently named clinical nutrition specialist in the Bronson Battle Creek diabetes education department.  She will h...

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Women’s Health—Combating Your Body’s Symptoms

August 20, 2012 - Brian Krauss, M.D., FACOG, a member of the Bronson Battle Creek medical staff is offering a free seminar titled ‘Women’s Health—Combating Your Body...

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Bronson Offers September Programs and Events

August 16, 2012 - Bronson Healthcare is offering the following September programs, classes and events to help people lead more active and healthy lives.  Stroke...

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Bronson Welcomes New Breast Surgeon

August 15, 2012 - Bronson Breast Surgery welcomes Nancy Kalinowski, MD.

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Bronson Offers Flu Vaccine at Many Area Locations

August 14, 2012 - 2012 Community Flu Clinics

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Firefly Sheds New Light on BBC Surgeries

August 14, 2012 - Remember when you were a kid during the summer months, and right around dusk, you chased and caught fireflies and put them into a jar that had a li...

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How to Maintain a Healthy and Normal Lifestyle with Lupus

August 14, 2012 - Millions of Americans suffer from lupus, a disease that causes inflammation of the joints and tissues making it difficult for people to move or wal...

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Dr. Bartholomew Joins Local Medical Group

August 13, 2012 - David Bartholomew, M.D. has joined the Bronson Medical Group—Battle Creek General Surgery medical practice.  He provides a wide variety of adv...

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Everything You Wanted to Ask Your Cardiologist but Were Afraid to Ask

August 13, 2012 - Heart disease is the No. 1 worldwide killer of men and women.  It is responsible for 40 percent of all the deaths in the United States, more t...

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Managing GERD

August 10, 2012 - Nearly everyone suffers from heartburn at one time or another in her or his life.  But is it really heartburn or is it another condition that ...

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Multiple Sclerosis—How It Affects People

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August 2, 2012 - Multiple sclerosis is an autoimmune disease of the central nervous system that can gradually destroy the linings of nerve fibers throughout the bra...

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Bronson Methodist Hospital Recognized for Environmental Excellence

July 25, 2012 - Hospital Receives Practice Greenhealth’s Environmental Leadership Circle Award for a 10th consecutive year

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Bariatric Surgery—is it Right for You?

July 16, 2012 - If you are severely overweight, bariatric surgery can dramatically impact your health. This specialized type of surgery can help you lose excess we...

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Bronson Welcomes New Family Medicine Physician

July 12, 2012 - Bronson Family Medicine Portage welcomes to its practice, Cesar Udani, MD. He joins the team of Matt Ciesielski, DO; Amber Darey-Thomas, MD; and nurse practitioner Karen Blamer.

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New Study Gives Bronson Hospitals A in Hospital Safety

July 10, 2012 - Leapfrog score represents capacity to keep patients safe from infections, injuries, and medical and medication errors

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Bronson Battle Creek Listed Among the Top 100 in the Nation

July 10, 2012 - The list of awards and recognitions for Bronson Battle Creek (BBC) keeps growing and growing.  The most recent honor, bestowed by Hospitals &a...

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Karl Kucab Memorial Golf Tournament

July 5, 2012 - Proceeds Benefit Bronson Health Foundation’s Cancer Treatment Fund

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BBC ‘Pre-Diabetes’ Workshop Scheduled at YMCA

July 2, 2012 - The Bronson Battle Creek Diabetes Center is starting a new program in collaboration with the Battle Creek YMCA for those diagnosed with pre-diabete...

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Dr. Fuller Elected Chief of Staff at BBC

June 29, 2012 - Gregory Fuller, DO, FACEP, FACOEP, FAAFP, with extensive background in emergency medicine, has been elected chief of staff at Bronson Battle Creek....

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BBC Performs the First Robotic Single-Incision Gallbladder Surgery in Southwest Michigan

June 29, 2012 - Gallbladder removal is performed on nearly one million Americans every year making it a fairly common procedure.  But earlier this month (June...

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Bronson Breaks Ground on New Care Facility in Mattawan

June 21, 2012 - Bronson Healthcare has begun development of Bronson Commons, a rehabilitation and skilled nursing community serif"; mso-fareast-font-family:"Times New Roman"'>Bronson Breaks Ground on New Care Facility in Mattawan  

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Bronson Names New Directors

June 18, 2012 - Bronson Healthcare welcomes new directors, Michael Rowe and Cynthia Baranowski.

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Bronson Nursing and Rehabilitation Center Receives National Award for Outstanding Quality Care

June 11, 2012 - Bronson Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Lawton is a recipient of the 2012 Bronze AHCA/NCAL National Quality Award for dedication to improving ...

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Bronson Earns 'A' Grades in Hospital Safety

June 6, 2012 -  Bronson Methodist Hospital and Bronson Battle Creek were both honored with an “A” Hospital Safety ScoreSM by The Leapfrog Group, an independe...

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BBC Offering Monthly Foot Exams (2)

June 4, 2012 - Are you having foot problems?  Bronson Battle Creek may be able to help.  Beginning Monday, June 25, and each month throughout 2012, BBC ...

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Fall Prevention

June 4, 2012 - As we age, we experience changes in our health and physical conditions.  Sometimes medications can treat our symptoms, but one of the best way...

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BBC Healing with Hyperbaric Oxygen

June 1, 2012 - Hyperbaric oxygen therapy plays an important role in treating acute and traumatic wounds.  The key to this type of care is that it provides 10...

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Former Student Now MD Returns to Talk with Students

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June 1, 2012 - Dr. Aaron Arredondo, a recent graduate from the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine, went back to where it all began … a classroom in Battle...

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Bronson Methodist Hospital in Top 10% Nationally for Outstanding Patient Experience

May 22, 2012 - KALAMAZOO, Mich. – Bronson Methodist Hospital today was named a recipient of the 2012 HealthGrades Outstanding Patient Experience Award™ by He...

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BBC Associates Honored

May 22, 2012 - Nearly 300 Bronson Battle Creek associates were honored recently-- one for her caring concern in helping a patient and their family, others for ser...

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BBC Offers Series on COPD

May 14, 2012 - Breathing is probably something most of us take for granted.  But that can suddenly change if you suffer from chronic obstructive pulmonary di...

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Seniors’ Driving Assessment

May 14, 2012 - For many older Americans, driving is the key to their independence.  But sometimes it is not always safe for people to operate a motor vehicle...

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National Cancer Survivors Day Garden

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May 12, 2012 - Because of early diagnoses, changing to healthier lifestyles, and greater strides in clinical trials and cancer fighting technologies, more and mor...

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Schoolcraft High School Students Video a Winner In Value Health Partners Stroke Prevention Contest

May 10, 2012 - Value Health Partners (VHP), a group of seven Michigan healthcare organizations including Bronson, has announced the winners of its second annual S...

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Bronson Workshop Offers PATH to Manage Chronic Illness

April 18, 2012 -   Group meets at Portage YMCA April 26 through May 31

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New Study Ranks Bronson in Nations Top Five Percent for Emergency Medical Care

April 13, 2012 - One of just 263 hospitals in the nation and the only in southwest Michigan 

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Bronson Offers Girls Night Out for Health

April 11, 2012 - Event offers fun way to learn about women's health issues and latest treatments

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Bronson Pastoral Care Program Earns Re-accreditation

March 8, 2012 - Hundreds Trained to Provide Spiritual Care in Healthcare Setting

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Bronson Freedom from Smoking Program Begins This Month

February 16, 2012 - KALAMAZOO, Mich. – “Quitting smoking is easy. I’ve done it a thousand times,” Mark Twain famously joked. For smokers like Twain who confidently res...

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Study Ranks Quality at Bronson Methodist Hospital Among Top Five Percent in Nation For Fourth Consecutive Year

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Rock-a-Thon to Benefit Bronson Childrens Hospital

January 20, 2012 - LAWTON, Mich. – The resident council at Bronson Nursing and Rehabilitation Center is hosting a Rock-a-Thon on January 28 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. All...

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Bronson LakeView Welcomes New Physician

January 20, 2012 - KALAMAZOO, MI. – Bronson LakeView Family Care Suite A, welcomes new physician, Jeffery Libra, MD. Dr. Libra joins Zebi Naz, MD and physician assistants David Cummings and Autumn Hopkins.

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Bronson Internal Medicine Welcomes New Physician Madhu Batchu

January 12, 2012 - KALAMAZOO, MI. –Bronson Internal Medicine Associates welcomes Dr. Madhu Batchu, MD, to their team.

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Bronson Announces Most Popular Baby Names in 2011

January 5, 2012 - See the top 10 names for 2011 boys and girls

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