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News Archive: 2013

Bronson Battle Creek to honor Rev. M.L. King

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December 27, 2013 - Bronson Battle Creek’s diversity and inclusion committee to honor Dr. M.L. King on Monday, January 20 in the hospital’s Outpatient Center Atrium at 5 p.m..

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Flu and Holidays

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December 19, 2013 - Some of the things we do to celebrate the holidays with family and friends can increase the risk of getting the flu. Find out what you can do to stay healthy this winter.

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Bronson Partners with Community Agencies to 'Enroll Kalamazoo' December 19

December 17, 2013 - Bronson Healthcare is working with several community agencies to help area residents get healthcare coverage. The collaborative called Enroll Kalam...

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Bronson Battle Creek specialist to speak about nutrition

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December 16, 2013 - On Thursday, January 9, Amy Schneider RD, CDE, health & wellness coach in the Bronson Battle Creek diabetes education department will talk at Burnham Brook Center about ‘New Year, New You.’

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Extraordinary Nurse Honored At Bronson Battle Creek

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December 13, 2013 - Michael MacKay, BSN, RN is the recipient of The Daisy Award For Extraordinary Nurses at Bronson Battle Creek.

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Bronson Trauma Surgeon Becomes Board Certified in Clinical Informatics

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December 13, 2013 - Jon Walsh, MD, Bronson trauma surgeon, is among the first group of 444 physicians in the U.S. to have completed the inaugural board certification e...

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Bronson Methodist Hospital Achieves "Exemplar" Status for NICHE Program

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December 9, 2013 - Bronson Methodist Hospital has achieved "Exemplar" status for its Nurses Improving Care for Healthsystem Elders (NICHE) program. NICHE is the premi...

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Bronson LakeView Hospital CEO Announces Retirement

December 4, 2013 - Sally Berglin has announced that she will be retiring at the end of the year from her position as CEO, Bronson LakeView Hospital, and vice presiden...

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Bronson’s Patients and Providers Help Design New Practice Facility

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November 21, 2013 - On Wednesday, November 20, Bronson held a groundbreaking ceremony for Bronson Family Medicine - The Groves, a new practice that will better serve t...

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New Advanced Imaging Technology at Bronson Benefits Patients

November 20, 2013 - Bronson Advanced Radiology Services now has a magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) machine with more space for the patient. The new MRI machine is a Si...

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Bronson Battle Creek Designated Breast Imaging Center of Excellence

November 15, 2013 - Bronson Battle Creek designated as a Breast Imaging Center of Excellence by the American College of Radiology.

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Bronson Battle Creek Scores Another 'A' in Patient Safety

November 15, 2013 - Bronson Battle Creek is one of few hospitals in the nation and the only hospital in Calhoun County to receive an 'A' Hospital Safety Score four tim...

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Bronson Hosts Open House on Blood Management

November 7, 2013 - On Saturday, November 9, Bronson is hosting an informative and free open house about blood management services from 1 to 4 p.m. in the Gilmore Cent...

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Bronson Offering Free Sleep Health Program

November 7, 2013 - Bronson Neuroscience Center will offer a free presentation about common sleep problems and potential solutions at Friendship Village on Wednesday, ...

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Bronson Healthcare Announces New Vice President, Information Technology and Chief Information Officer

October 24, 2013 - Paul Peabody recently joined Bronson Healthcare as vice president, information technology and chief information officer (CIO).  Peabody comes ...

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Bronson Welcomes Sparling, Walker, Alswang and Utter

October 23, 2013 - Bronson Healthcare welcomes the following new providers.Bronson Geriatric Medical Services Welcomes Timothy Sparling, DNP.Sparling earned his Docto...

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Bronson Healthcare Offers Free Living Well Series

October 23, 2013 - Bronson will offer a free informational series on living well.  Learn how awareness and lifestyle changes can reduce health risks related to h...

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Bronson LakeView Outpatient Center Hosts Bariatric Surgery Information Session

October 18, 2013 - On Tuesday, October 29, Bronson LakeView Outpatient Center will hold a free information session about bariatric surgery hosted by Dr. Kibwe Weaver,...

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Van Buren Emergency Medical Services Ambulances Now Equipped with Defibrillators that Wirelessly Transmit Data to Hospitals

October 18, 2013 - Van Buren Emergency Medical Services (VBEMS) recently introduced new ambulance equipment that provides first responders with critical patient healt...

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Grape Lake 5K Run/Walk Results

October 10, 2013 - Bronson LakeView Hospital hosted the 24th Annual Grape Lake 5K Run/Walk on Saturday, September 7. The race celebrated a new record with 901 partici...

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Free Information Session on Breast Health

October 4, 2013 - Bronson Center for Women will present a free information session on breast health on Wednesday, October 16 at 7:15 p.m. All About Breast Health wil...

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Less is Sometimes Better

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October 4, 2013 - We hear a lot lately about ‘more’ being better, but that is not always the best-case scenario. For the staff at Bronson Battle Creek’s Cancer Care Center, less can sometimes turn out to be the better choice.

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Bronson Methodist Hospital Honored for Being Green

October 3, 2013 - Bronson Methodist Hospital (BMH) has been named one of Michigan’s 101 Best and Brightest Sustainable Companies for 2013. Gov. Rick Snyder presented the award to Lisa Hardesty, Bronson environment of care and sustainability manager, at a symposium and awards ceremony in Grand Rapids, Mich. on September 18.

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Bronson Battle Creek cancer center offers new therapy

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October 1, 2013 - If you have cancer and radiation therapy is recommended, how does the treatment avoid damaging nearby healthy tissues when you are trying to kill c...

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Bronson Battle Creek radiation oncologist to speak about breast cancer

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September 30, 2013 - Breast cancer is the most common disease among women in the United States accounting for nearly one of every three cancers diagnosed.  Even th...

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Bronson Offers October Programs and Events

September 27, 2013 - Bronson Healthcare is offering the following programs, classes and events to help people lead more active and healthy lives. Senior ExpoFree h...

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Bronson Battle Creek infectious disease specialist to discuss the common cold

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September 26, 2013 - They call it the ‘common cold’ for a really good reason.  It is estimated that there are over a billion colds in the U.S. every year, somethin...

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Bronson Battle Creek Cancer Care Center

September 26, 2013 - The Bronson Battle Creek Cancer Care Center is hosting its Annual Cancer Survivors’ Fashion Show on Thursday, October 24, from 5-8 p.m. in the First Congregational Church, 145 Capital Avenue NE.

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Bronson HealthCare Midwest Sports Medicine Welcomes Grant Bowman, MD

September 24, 2013 - Dr. Bowman received his medical degree from Wayne State University in Detroit, Mich. He completed his fellowship in orthopedic sports medicine at t...

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Bronson LakeView Family Care Welcomes Parul Bhagalia, MD

September 24, 2013 - Bronson LakeView Family Care Paw Paw welcomes Parul Bhagalia, MD, MPH.Dr. Bhagalia received her medical degree from Topiwala National Medical Colle...

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Bronson Battle Creek offering smoking cessation program

September 23, 2013 - Bronson Battle Creek offering free smoking cessation program in October.

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Berglin Elected to MHA Board of Directors

September 23, 2013 - Sally Berglin, CEO, Bronson LakeView Hospital and vice president, Bronson Healthcare Group, was recently elected to the board of trustees of the Mi...

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Bronson Battle Creek partnering with Michigan Blood

September 23, 2013 - On October 1, Bronson Battle Creek will begin partnering with Michigan Blood for blood supply services for the hospital. Michigan Blood, a non-pro...

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Bronson Offers Pregnancy and Infant Loss Bereavement Training

September 23, 2013 - A miscarriage, stillbirth or newborn death can be a devastating experience for expectant parents. Medical providers are well-trained in providing c...

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Bronson Battle Creek offering seminar on knee cartilage repair

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September 18, 2013 - If you suffer from knee pain, you're not alone. Each year, more than 12 million people visit their doctors because of knee pain — half of them with...

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Bronson HealthCare Midwest Rheumatology Welcomes New Providers

September 18, 2013 - Bronson HealthCare Midwest Rheumatology welcomes new providers dedicated to caring for patients with swelling and pain associated with diseases of ...

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Bronson Battle Creek surgeon to speak about breast cancer

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September 18, 2013 - Breast cancer, the most common disease among women in the United States, accounts for nearly one of every three cancers diagnosed.  With that ...

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New Device Saves Dowagiac Woman from Massive Stroke

September 18, 2013 - When Dowagiac resident and hospice nurse, Debra Burke, suddenly kept dropping her cell phone, it didn’t occur to her she might be experiencing a li...

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Kohl’s Cares® Donates $59,512 to Bronson Children’s Hospital for Injury Prevention Programs in Kalamazoo County

September 18, 2013 - Bronson Children’s Hospital will receive more than $50,000 from Kohl’s Department Store during the Child Passenger Safety Week Celebration / Nation...

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Bronson Offering Free Stroke Prevention Presentation

September 11, 2013 - Bronson Neuroscience Center will offer a free presentation about stroke prevention and treatment at Friendship Village on Wednesday, September 18.&...

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Walk and 5K Run Event to Benefit Bronson Children’s Hospital

September 11, 2013 - The Bronson Children’s Hospital Walk & Run, formerly known as the Walk Across Kalamazoo, will be held on September 29. This year’s event will i...

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Bronson Offers Flu Vaccine at Many Area Locations 2013

September 11, 2013 - The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommend that everyone age six months and older receive flu vaccine as protection from seasonal influenza. The Bronson Healthcare system now has vaccine available at several area locations. Fees vary based on the location, type of flu vaccine, and your insurance coverage.

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Bronson to Host Knee Surgery Information Session

September 9, 2013 - Those considering knee replacement surgery can learn how to become mobile again by attending a free information session.David J. Christ, MD with Br...

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Bronson Battle Creek to Open Cancer Comfort Suite

September 6, 2013 - On Wednesday, September 25, Bronson Battle Creek (BBC) will unveil its newest service called a ‘Comfort Suite’ in the Mary Coleman Women’s Center.&...

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Rheumatologist joining local Bronson Battle Creek medical practice

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September 3, 2013 - Satish K. Solanki, MD has joined the Bronson Internal Medicine & Rheumatology medical group.  The practice, located in Health Park South a...

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Bronson’s New Post-Acute Care Facility in Mattawan Opens This Month

September 3, 2013 - Public Invited to Open House on Wednesday 9/4 from 5-8pm

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Physician assistant joins Bronson Battle Creek medical group

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August 30, 2013 - Sarah Noffsinger, PA-C, has joined the Bronson Vascular Surgery —Battle Creek practice, which includes Tarek El Shaarawy, MD.  The group offer...

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Five Bronson HealthCare Midwest Doctors Named Best in America

August 29, 2013 - Drs. James B. Bour, urologist; Melissa Davidson, pediatrician and internist; Geoffrey R. Grambau, pulmonologist; Jeffrey C. King, orthopedic hand &...

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Feldpausch Foundation golf outing helps Bronson Battle Creek cancer fund

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August 29, 2013 - The Feldpausch Foundation raised $15,696 for the Cancer Care Medication Fund at Bronson Battle Creek.

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Bronson Battle Creek VP of medical affairs to discuss lupus

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August 26, 2013 - Bronson Battle Creek VP of medical affairs to talk about late-onset lupus, when to seek medical attention, what treatment options are available, and how to live a healthy and normal life with the disease.

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Bronson Battle Creek ‘Pre-Diabetes’ Program Scheduled at YMCA

August 26, 2013 - The Bronson Battle Creek Diabetes Center is offering a program in collaboration with the Battle Creek YMCA for those diagnosed with pre-diabetes or those with a family history of the disease.

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Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan Designates 17 Bronson Medical Practices as Patient-Centered Medical Homes

August 23, 2013 - Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan has designated 17 Bronson medical practices as patient-centered medical homes for 2013. The designation places t...

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Bronson Battle Creek Nurse Receives DAISY Award

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August 22, 2013 - Lisa Walker, BSN, RN is the first nurse at Bronson Battle Creek (BBC) to be honored with The DAISY Award For Extraordinary Nurses. The award is par...

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Nutrition and COPD

August 19, 2013 - As we live a full and active life, most of us probably take breathing for granted.  But that can all change if we have chronic obstructive pul...

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Flavors of Life: Senior Healthy Cooking Demonstration

August 19, 2013 - Nutrition is important at every age, especially for older adults.  Eating a healthful diet can help keep your body strong and goes a long way ...

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BBC offering seminar on knee cartilage repair

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August 19, 2013 - If you suffer from knee pain, you're not alone. Each year, more than 12 million people visit their doctors because of knee pain — half of them with...

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Bronson Welcomes Several New Providers

August 16, 2013 - Bronson Healthcare welcomes the following new providers.Bronson Sleep Health Welcomes Nancy Beckman, PA-C.Beckman received bachelor’s degrees in ph...

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Golf event helps Bronson Battle Creek Cancer Medication Fund

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August 15, 2013 - More than $17,000 were raised recently through a golf outing for the Bronson Battle Creek (BBC) Cancer Care Medication Fund.

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Couple Receives Amazing Care at both Mary Free Bed and Bronson

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August 13, 2013 - Dave Meinema was critically injured in a car accident two months after he and his wife Marissa were married. He was in a month-long coma - a result of severe trauma and a traumatic brain injury.

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Bronson Hosts Concussion Discussion to Help Reduce Injury in Youth Sports

August 9, 2013 - Bronson Orthopedics & Sports Medicine will host two free Concussion Discussion events on August 13 and 15.

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Pre-concussion testing now available at Bronson Battle Creek

August 1, 2013 - Over the past decade, there has been a dramatic increase in the number of concussions suffered by athletes.  According to the Centers for Dise...

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Bronson Battle Creek hosting Eli Lilly oncology art exhibit

August 1, 2013 - The Bronson Battle Creek Cancer Care Center is hosting Lilly Oncology on Canvas in August, an art exhibit honoring the journeys traveled by millions of people affected by cancer.

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Bronson Methodist Hospital Receives Echocardiography Accreditation for Adult and Pediatric Heart Care

July 29, 2013 - Bronson Methodist Hospital has been granted a three-year term of accreditation in Echocardiography in the areas of Adult and Pediatric Transthoracic by the Intersocietal Commission (IAC).

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Oh my aching back

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July 29, 2013 - Back pain is one of the most common complaints that people express to their doctor.  In fact, most people in the United States will experience...

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Learning About Joint Pain

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July 23, 2013 - Dr. Joseph Burkhardt, a board-certified and fellowship-trained orthopedic surgeon at Bronson Battle Creek will offer an interactive discussion on T...

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Bronson Neuroscience Center Welcomes New Providers

July 19, 2013 - Bronson Neuroscience Center welcomes Simeon Zou, MD and Caitlin Groeneveld, PNP.

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Bronson Neuroscience Team Saves Bridgman Woman From ‘Giant’ Brain Aneurysm

July 16, 2013 - What started as a trip to buy new eyeglasses led to one of medicine’s scariest diagnoses for Bridgman resident, Laurel Rosebush.

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Local groups recognize World Breastfeeding Week

July 16, 2013 - In honor of World Breastfeeding Week (August 1-7), Bronson Battle Creek and the Breastfeeding Coalition of Calhoun County are participating in the ...

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BBC pharmacist offering tips on how to avoid medication errors

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July 15, 2013 - When your doctor gives you a prescription to be filled or you go to your pharmacist to pick up a prescription and you look at the label, what does ...

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BBC Among the 'Most Wired' Hospitals in U.S.

July 10, 2013 - Bronson Battle Creek listed as one of the 'most wired' hospitals in the U.S. for the eighth year in a row.

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Bronson LakeView Family Care Welcomes New Physician

July 4, 2013 - Bronson LakeView Family Care – Internal Medicine welcomes Haseeb Khawaja, MD, to its team. He joins Naji M. Khairallah, MD; Alice Mwanda, NP, and D...

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Bronson Releases Annual Nursing Outcomes Book

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July 4, 2013 - Bronson Methodist Hospital Nursing Professional Practice has released its annual Nursing Outcomes Book.

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Siegel wins state recognition

July 3, 2013 - Joyce Siegel, program manager for Sexual Assault Services at Bronson Battle Creek received the Michigan Coalition to End Domestic and Sexual Violence state award.

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Bronson Heart Valve Clinic Offers Another Approach to a Lifesaving Procedure

July 3, 2013 - In November 2012, a, lifesaving heart procedure called transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) was introduced in southwest Michigan. The first in the region was performed at Bronson Methodist Hospital. Since then, cardiac patients who have run out of treatment options are getting a new chance at life.

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BBC offering seminar on athletic training without injury

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July 3, 2013 - Dr. Michael Langworthy, a board-certified and fellowship-trained orthopedic surgeon at Bronson Battle Creek will offer an interactive discussion ti...

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Bronson Offers Free Neck and Back Pain Information Session

July 2, 2013 - Adults suffering from chronic neck and back pain can learn about locally available treatment options by attending a free information session.

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SAS and BBC receive grant for preventing sexual and domestic violence

July 2, 2013 - Sexual Assault Services (SAS) and Bronson Battle Creek have received a $50,000 grant to support a community education and prevention program throug...

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HealthCare Midwest is Now Bronson HealthCare Midwest

July 1, 2013 - HealthCare Midwest, a multidisciplinary physician group serving southwest Michigan since 1993, has joined the Bronson family of companies and is now doing business as Bronson HealthCare Midwest.

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Free Lung Cancer Screening

July 1, 2013 - On Saturday, July 27, Bronson Battle Creek (BBC) is offering free lung cancer screenings for high-risk individuals. The screenings will be held in ...

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Controlling Hip and Knee Pain

June 30, 2013 - Are knee and hip pain affecting your everyday activities? If so, you may want to sign up for this seminar.

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Associated Internal Medicine Specialists joining Bronson Battle Creek

June 28, 2013 - Associated Internal Medicine Specialists (AIMS), a multi-specialty medical practice focused on internal medicine and rheumatology, has joined Brons...

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Bronson Programs and Events for July 2013

June 28, 2013 - Bronson Healthcare is offering the following programs, classes and events to help people lead more active and healthy lives.

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Bronson Announces New Vice President, Bronson Healthcare Group and Administrator of Bronson Medical Practices

June 27, 2013 - Laurel Barber has been promoted to Vice President, Bronson Healthcare Group and Administrator of Bronson Medical Practices.

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Common Causes for Joint Pain

June 21, 2013 - Dr. Mark Russell, a board-certified orthopedic surgeon at Bronson Battle Creek will offer an interactive discussion on Wednesday, July 10 from 6 –7...

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Bronson Nurse-Midwives Honored for Twenty Years of Excellence

June 18, 2013 - Twenty years ago this June, Bronson Women’s Service opened its doors at Bronson Methodist Hospital as the first hospital-based nurse-midwifery practice in Southwest Michigan

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Bariatric Information Session

June 17, 2013 - Wednesday, June 26 at Bronson LakeView Outpatient Center

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Special dinner and a date arranged at Bronson Battle Creek

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June 14, 2013 - Bronson Battle Creek serves special dinner to Guillain-Barre patient and her husband in the critical care unit.

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Dr. Angela Walker joins local Bronson OB/GYN medical group

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June 12, 2013 - Angela Walker, DO joins the Bronson OB/GYN Capital Avenue SW medical group.

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Bronson Healthcare Announces New Vice President, Chief Compliance Officer

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May 17, 2013 - Christine Sangalli has been promoted to the new position of vice president, chief compliance officer for the Bronson Healthcare system.

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Bronson Offers June 2013 Programs and Events

May 13, 2013 - Bronson Healthcare is offering the following programs, classes and events to help people lead more active and healthy lives.

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Bronson Executive Appointed to State, National Roles

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May 10, 2013 - James "Chip" Falahee, Bronson's Senior Vice President of Legal and Legislative Affairs, has been reappointed by Governor Snyder to the State Certif...

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Bronson Battle Creek Earns Another ‘A’ in Patient Safety

May 10, 2013 - Bronson Battle Creek has again been recognized with an ‘A’ Hospital Safety Score by The Leapfrog Group, an independent national nonprofit run by em...

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Leadership Bench Temporarily Resting at Bronson Battle Creek

May 6, 2013 - Last year the 18 members of the Leadership Challenge class of 2012 decided as its gift to the community to commission the creation of a special wor...

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Bronson Battle Creek Outpatient Pharmacy Moving to a ‘New’ Floor

May 6, 2013 - The Bronson Battle Creek Outpatient Pharmacy is moving … downstairs to Suite 111 on the first floor of the Medical Office Building, on the hospital...

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May is Stroke Awareness Month

May 3, 2013 - he month of May is designated as National Stroke Awareness Month and Bronson Healthcare is taking the opportunity to educate people on stroke preve...

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BBC Inducts Two Doctors into its Physicians’ Hall of Fame

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May 2, 2013 - Dr. Richard H. Allen and Dr. Alfred Hamady were inducted into the Bronson Battle Creek (BBC) Physicians’ Hall of Fame (PHOF) recently. The BBC Hall...

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Bronson Cardiothoracic Surgery Welcome Kelli Roe, PA-C

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May 1, 2013 - Bronson Cardiothoracic Surgery is pleased to welcome physician assistant, Kelli Roe. Kelli joins Alphonse DeLucia, MD; Michael Halpin, MD; Paula Yo...

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Bronson Offers Colon Health Workshop

April 30, 2013 - Bronson Colon & Rectal Surgery will offer a free colon health workshop on May 22. Colorectal cancer is the second leading cause of cancer-rela...

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Take Control of Your Hip and Knee Pain (May 16)

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April 29, 2013 - Are knee and hip pain affecting your everyday activities? Have standing, walking, and even sitting become painful challenges? If so, learn about symptoms, common causes...

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First County-Wide Health Needs Assessment Conducted; Calhoun County Top Health Priorities Identified

April 25, 2013 - Calhoun County, Michigan – Three local hospitals that serve the Calhoun County area have come together in a precedent-setting collaboration to asse...

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Bronson Offers May 2013 Programs and Events

April 24, 2013 - Bronson Healthcare is offering the following programs, classes and events to help people lead more active and healthy lives. Bariatric Surgery...

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BBC Offering Sports Physicals

April 24, 2013 - Bronson Battle Creek (BBC) will be offering pre-participation sports physicals to local junior and high school athletes at its annual sports physic...

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Bronson Seeks Community Input to Identify Area's Most Pressing Health Needs

April 22, 2013 - KALAMAZOO, Mich. – Bronson Methodist Hospital is gathering input from Kalamazoo County residents in an effort to identify and prioritize the area’s...

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What’s Cookin’?

April 22, 2013 - Bronson Battle Creek (BBC), Health Equity Alliance, and Sodexo are sponsoring three more cooking demonstration for students and their parents this ...

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BBC Surgeon to Speak on Minimally Invasive Colon Cancer Treatment

April 22, 2013 - Colorectal cancer is the second leading cause of cancer-related deaths in the United States.  The disease surpasses both breast and prostate c...

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BBC to Celebrate Nurses’ Week (May 6-12)

April 22, 2013 - In 1857, Henry Wadsworth Longfellow wrote a poem titled Santa Filomena, in which he described how a young woman watched over the patients in the ar...

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Women’s Health—Combating Your Body’s Symptoms (2)

April 22, 2013 - Brian Krauss, MD, FACOG of the Bronson OB/GYN Capital Avenue SW medical group is offering a free seminar titled ‘Endometriosis, Pelvic Pain, Fibroi...

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BBC Physician and Nurse to Speak About Ostomies

April 19, 2013 - Most people are familiar with the term ‘colon cancer,’ but not so much with ‘ostomy.’   An ostomy is a surgical procedure performed to create ...

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When is the Right Time for a Hysterectomy?

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April 18, 2013 - Rachel Yankama, MD, MPH, Ob/Gyn,  a member of the Bronson Battle Creek medical staff, is offering a free seminar titled ‘Women’s Health—When i...

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Bronson Offers 2013 Girls' Night Out for Health Events

April 17, 2013 - LAMAZOO, Mich. – During May, Bronson Methodist Hospital will host three, “Girls’ Night Out” events for women’s health. Women’s bodies change in ev...

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BBC Offering Monthly Diabetic Foot Exams in 2013 (3)

April 15, 2013 - Are you having foot problems?  Bronson Battle Creek may be able to help.  On Friday, May 10, and each month throughout 2013, BBC is offer...

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BBC Physician to Speak on Headaches

April 15, 2013 - With over 50 million cases every year in the United States alone, headaches top the list of the most common afflictions in humans.  As a resul...

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Bronson Battle Creek Introduces New Outpatient Center on Beckley Road

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April 15, 2013 - A wide range of outpatient services from urgent care to diagnostic imaging are now available at Bronson Battle Creek Outpatient Center—Beckley Road...

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‘Biking’ the Great Lake-to-Lake Trail Challenge in Battle Creek

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April 11, 2013 - They’ve walked from southwest Michigan to the Big Mac (bridge), cruised America’s highway on Route 66, floated around the world in hot-air balloons...

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Gene Hughes Memorial Golf Outing to Help Cancer Patients

April 11, 2013 - If you are interested in golf, and want to help local cancer survivors with their medications, then this event may be just ‘what the doctor ordered...

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BBC Chaplain Earns Certification

April 5, 2013 - Phil Wiechart, a chaplain for Bronson Battle Creek for the past two years, has attained the distinction of board-certified chaplain from the Associ...

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BBC Nurse Earns Board Certification

April 4, 2013 - Sandy Kelly, RN, BSN, MSN, ELNEC, palliative care liaison at Bronson Battle Creek (BBC) has successfully completed her adult clinical nurse practit...

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Taking Control of Your Hip and Knee Pain

April 2, 2013 - Have standing, walking, and even sitting become painful challenges?  Are knee and hip pain affecting your everyday activities?  If so, le...

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Understanding Parkinson’s Disease

April 2, 2013 - Parkinson's disease, named after Dr. James Parkinson in 1817, is a chronic, slowly progressive neurodegenerative disorder of the brain.  Its s...

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Volunteering is Good for Your Health

April 1, 2013 - Based upon recent medical studies, volunteering helps people feel healthier, happier, and more connected.  Findings like those clearly show th...

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Couple’s Gift Provides Momentum for Change

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March 29, 2013 - John and Kay Polzin have been long-time supporters of Bronson, and in particular, the wonderful care provided by the Children’s Hospital. Recently,...

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Golfers and Feldpausch Family Support Bronson Battle Creek

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March 29, 2013 - Photo Caption (L-R): Taffie Majdeski, RN, MBA/HCN, service line administrator in the cancer center and Dr. Stephen Smiley, director of medical onco...

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3rd Annual Karl Kucab Memorial Golf Tournament

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March 29, 2013 - SAVE THE DATE Monday, July 29, 2013. Lunch & Registration begins at 11:30am. Golf Scramble begins at 1:00pm

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New Treatments for GERD

March 29, 2013 - Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), more often referred to as heartburn, is one of the most common ailments affecting people today.  Over ...

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Take Control of Your Hip and Knee Pain

March 25, 2013 - 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 Surgical Robotics Programs Reach Major Milestone

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March 18, 2013 - Less than 25 years ago, surgical robotics was an idea on paper; 10 years later it was a little more than a curiosity.  Today, it is considered...

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Physician Joins Bronson Orthopedics and Sports Medicine

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March 15, 2013 - ​Bronson Orthopedics & Sports Medicine with Services by HealthCare Midwest, welcomes Jason Roberts, MD to its orthopedic trauma team. Dr. Robe...

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Bronson Class Provides Education to Help Manage Diabetes

March 13, 2013 - The Bronson Diabetes Education Center is offering a free class about how to prevent and manage type 2 diabetes. Managing Diabetes is led by certifi...

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BBC to Honor Local Physicians

March 11, 2013 - Saturday, March 30 marks the annual observance of National Doctors' Day in the United States.  This day is set aside as an opportunity to hono...

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Bronson Welcomes New Nurse Practitioner

March 6, 2013 - ​Bronson Internal Medicine Oshtemo welcomes Holly Husted, NP, to its team. She joins Sarah Beth Custodio, MD; Jennifer Newcastle, MD; Luis Ortiz, M...

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You Don't Snooze ...You Lose

March 4, 2013 - On Sunday, March 10, at 2 a.m., Michigan will again observe Daylight Saving Time.  So come Monday, March 11, many of us will drag into work ...

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BBC Honored for its Knee and Hip Replacement Programs

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February 28, 2013 - Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan and Blue Care Network have designated Bronson Battle Creek as a Blue Distinction Center for Knee and Hip Replace...

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BBC Surgeon to Speak on Prevention and Treatment of Colorectal Cancer

February 28, 2013 - Colorectal cancer is the second leading cause of cancer-related deaths in the United States.  The disease surpasses both breast and prostate c...

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Colon Screening Saves Life of Hartford Man

February 28, 2013 - ​To celebrate his 50th birthday, Antonio Diaz’s wife scheduled him for a colonoscopy – arguably a gift considered most unromantic. But for Diaz, ...

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BBC ‘Pre-Diabetes’ Program Scheduled at YMCA

February 25, 2013 - The Bronson Battle Creek (BBC) Diabetes Center is offering a program in collaboration with the Battle Creek YMCA for those diagnosed with pre-diabe...

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Bronson Methodist Hospital Named One of Healthgrades America’s 100 Best Hospitals in 2013

February 19, 2013 - ​Bronson Methodist Hospital has been named by Healthgrades as one of America’s 100 Best Hospitals in 2013. The distinction places Bronson among the...

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BBC Physician Offers Sleep Solutions

February 18, 2013 - Are you tired of being tired?  You might be suffering from a sleep disorder.To help bring more awareness to this growing problem, and as part ...

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COPD Can Take Your Breath Away

February 18, 2013 - Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, sometimes referred to as COPD, is a serious lung condition that, over time, makes it difficult for people wi...

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Feelin’ Good® Mileage Program Kicks Off in Selected Schools

February 18, 2013 - When students feel good, they do better in school. To promote healthier lifestyles for children, Bronson Battle Creek piloted a partnership last ye...

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Bronson Offers March Programs and Events

February 13, 2013 - ​Bronson Healthcare is offering the following programs, classes and events to help people lead more active and healthy lives. Bariatric Surgery:&nb...

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Michele Marquardt Appointed Bronson Health Foundation Board Chair

February 13, 2013 - The Bronson Health Foundation is pleased to announce Michele Marquardt, Esq, as incoming chair to its board of directors. Marquardt is a founding...

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BBC Offering Monthly Diabetic Foot Exams in 2013

February 11, 2013 - Do your feet hurt?  Bronson Battle Creek may be able to help.  On Friday, March 8, and each month throughout 2013, BBC is offering free d...

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Bronson Methodist Hospital Selected to Partner with CMS to Improve Care, Reduce Costs for Medicare Patients

February 11, 2013 - ​Bronson Methodist Hospital has been selected by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) for participation in its new Bundled Paymen...

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Dr. Granke Named ‘Clinical Champion’

February 8, 2013 - Kenneth Granke, MD, FACS, RVS, RPhS was selected as a ‘clinical champion/physician’ by the Blue Cross/Blue Shield of Michigan Cardiovascular Consor...

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Pregnancy After Age 35

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February 8, 2013 - If you’re over the age of 35 and planning to get pregnant, you’re in good company.  Many women are delaying pregnancy well into their 30s and ...

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Bronson Welcome New Internal Medicine Hospital Specialist Margaret Maciorowski, MD

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February 6, 2013 - Bronson Internal Medicine Hospital Specialists is proud to welcome Margaret Maciorowski, MD. She joins a team of internal medicine hospital special...

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New 3-D Imaging Makes for Safer Spine Surgeries

February 5, 2013 - Bronson introduces region's first and only, O-arm CT technology

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Bronson Heart Month Events Focus on Women

January 30, 2013 - February is National Heart Month. Bronson Healthcare is offering a variety of events and services in Kalamazoo to raise awareness of cardiovascular disease and how to prevent it.

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Bronson LakeView Hospital Receives 2012 Spirit of Quality Award

January 28, 2013 - Bronson LakeView Hospital has received the Michigan Center for Rural Health’s 2012 Spirit of Quality Award.

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Bronson Physician to Talk about Heart Health

January 21, 2013 - Coronary artery disease, also called coronary heart disease or heart disease, is the number one killer in America, affecting more than 13 million p...

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BBC Temporarily Restricting BirthPlace Visitation

January 18, 2013 - Due to the current influenza outbreak, as a safety precaution for patients and staff, Bronson Battle Creek (BBC) is temporarily restricting visitor...

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February 2013 Programs and Events

January 17, 2013 - Bronson Healthcare is offering the following February programs, classes and events to help people lead more active and healthy lives. Bariatric Sur...

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BBC Associate Goes ‘Above and Beyond’

January 17, 2013 - Phyllis VanOrder, RN, SANE-A, SANE-P, coordinator for Sexual Assault Services’ Nurse Examiner program received Bronson Battle Creek’s Above & B...

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Rock-a-Thon 2013 to Benefit Bronson Children's Hospital

January 17, 2013 - LAWTON, Mich. – The resident council at Bronson Nursing and Rehabilitation Center is hosting a Rock-a-Thon on January 26 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. All proceeds benefit Bronson Children’s Hospital.

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BBC Offering Monthly Diabetic Foot Exams in 2013 (2)

January 16, 2013 - Do your feet hurt?  Bronson Battle Creek may be able to help.  On Friday, February 8, and each month throughout 2013, BBC is offering fre...

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Smoking Cessation Clinic Offered at BBC

January 14, 2013 - Holiday resolutions are a whole lot easier to fulfill if there is a support system in place—one like Bronson Battle Creek’s smoking cessation progr...

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Dr. Granke Joins Local Bronson Medical Group

January 4, 2013 - Kenneth Granke, MD, FACS, RVS, RPhSP has joined the Bronson Medical Group—Battle Creek Vascular Surgery practice, which includes Tarek El Shaarawy,...

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Bronson Announces Most Popular Baby Names in 2012

January 3, 2013 - Bronson Methodist Hospital announced that in 2012, 3,423 babies were born at the Bronson BirthPlace, southwest Michigan’s largest and most advanced...

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BBC Delivers First Baby of New Year

January 1, 2013 - Blane Edward Street came into the world at 7:53 a.m. on January 1, 2013 at the Bronson BirthPlace—Battle Creek making him the first baby born at Br...

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