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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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Bronson and Borgess to partner with Michigan Blood for blood supplies

November 19, 2009 - Borgess, Bronson and their affiliated hospitals will begin partnering with Michigan Blood for blood supply services, effective in December at Borgess and in January at Bronson.

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New Physician Assistant Joins Bronson LakeView Behavioral Health

November 12, 2009 - Bronson LakeView Behavioral Health, Bronson LakeView Psychiatry and Bronson LakeView Memory Clinic has welcomed to their practices Paul Costanzo, PA-C.

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New Physician Assistant Joins Alliance Cardiovascular

November 10, 2009 - Alliance Cardiovascular has welcomed to their practices Erin Grabowski, PA-C.

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New Nurse Practitioner Joins Bronson Rapid Response

November 6, 2009 - KALAMAZOO, Mich. – Bronson Rapid Response has welcomed to their practice, Dennis Powless, NP. Powless graduated from Michigan State University fro...

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Bronson Advanced Radiology Services Building Is First LEED-Certified Healthcare Facility in Kalamazoo

October 19, 2009 - Bronson Advanced Radiology Services (BARS) building at 524 South Park Street in Kalamazoo has become the first LEED(r)-certified healthcare facility in Kalamazoo County and the first LEED-certified radiology building in Michigan.

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New Physician Assistant Joins Bronson Internal Medicine Hospital Specialists

October 16, 2009 - Bronson Internal Medicine Hospital Specialists has welcomed to its practice Jeff Daniels, P.A.

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Barbara James Appointed Chair of Bronson Board of Directors

October 14, 2009 - The Bronson Healthcare Group Board of Directors is pleased to announce the appointment of Barbara James, managing member of the Kalamazoo accounting firm of James & Springgate, PLC, to a 5-year term as board chair. She succeeds Randall Eberts, Ph.D, executive director of the W.E. Upjohn Institute, whose service continues as vice chair.

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Dr. Elias Joins Bronson Rambling Road Pediatrics

September 21, 2009 - Bronson Rambling Road Pediatrics has welcomed to its practice, Julie Elias, M.D.

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Bronson Neurology Welcomes New Provider

September 21, 2009 - Bronson Methodist Hospital welcomes Karen Freshwater, PA-C to Bronson Neurology. Freshwater joins the Bronson Neurology team of Hisanori Hasegawa, M.D., Dennis Jewett, M.D., Dean Kindler, M.D., Kelly Ybema, M.D., Anita Buitenwerf, NP, and Lori Tatay, PA-C.

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New Nurse Practitioner Joins Bronson Internal Medicine Hospital Specialists

September 21, 2009 - Bronson Internal Medicine Hospital Specialists has welcomed to its practice Sarah Simpson, NP, MSN.

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Bronson Earns National Recognition for Nursing Excellence

September 17, 2009 - Bronson Methodist Hospital has been designated a Magnet® Hospital for Nursing Excellence.

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Dr. Alcaraz Joins Bronson Internal Medicine Hospital Specialists

August 17, 2009 - Bronson Internal Medicine Hospital Specialists has welcomed to its practice Karen C. Alcaraz, M.D.

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New Physician Joins The Children's Hospital at Bronson

August 11, 2009 - Bronson Pediatric Referral Service has welcomed Christopher Goodwin, M.D. as a pediatric hospitalist.

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New Physician Assistant Joins Bronson

August 11, 2009 - Bronson Methodist Hospital welcomes Marti Linn, PA-C to the Cardio Thoracic Surgery practice. She will work with Zahir Rashid, M.D. on cardiovascular services at Bronson including prevention and education, early detection, minimally invasive procedures, surgical interventions and personalized rehabilitation programs.

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New Physician Joins Bronson Internal Medicine Oshtemo

August 3, 2009 - Bronson Internal Medicine Oshtemo has welcomed to its practice, Sara Beth Custodio, M.D.

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Bronson Trauma and Emergency Surgery Welcomes New Physician

July 29, 2009 - Bronson Trauma & Emergency Surgery has welcomed to its team, Jon C. Walsh, MD, MPH, FACS.

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Bronson Honored for Commitment to Quality

July 20, 2009 - Three U.S. hospitals were recognized today for their leadership and innovation in quality, safety and commitment to patient care. The 2009 American Hospital Association-McKesson Quest for Quality Prize(r) was awarded to Bronson Methodist Hospital.

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New Physician Joins Bronson Rambling Road Pediatrics

July 17, 2009 - Bronson Rambling Road pediatrics has welcomed to its practice, Kelli Dodson, D.O.

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New Physician Joins Bronson Pediatric Gastroenterology

July 13, 2009 - Bronson Pediatric Gastroenterology welcomes to its practice, Orhan Atay, M.D.

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VBEMS Holds Open House at New Location in Mattawan

July 8, 2009 - an Buren Emergency Medical Services (VBEMS) is celebrating the grand opening of an additional station in Van Buren County on Sun., July 19. The community is invited to attend an open house between 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. at the new location at 23400 Red Arrow Highway in Mattawan, about a half mile north of I-94.

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Bronson Methodist Hospital Recognized for Stroke Care

July 7, 2009 - The American Heart Association and American Stroke Association recently recognized Bronson with a Get With The Guidelinessm (GWTG) Silver Performance Award for consistently following treatment guidelines to improve quality of care for stroke patients.

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Dr. Sharma Joins Bronson Internal Medicine Hospital Specialists

July 2, 2009 - Bronson Internal Medicine Hospital Specialists has welcomed to its practice Manish Sharma, M.D.

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Bronson Brings Cardiology Services to South Haven

June 3, 2009 - Patients along the lakeshore who are in need of heart care can now be seen by a cardiologist at Bronson Cardiology South Haven, a new medical practice located in the Shoreline Medical Office Building.

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New Physician Joins Bronson Family Medicine Downtown

June 3, 2009 - Bronson Family Medicine Downtown has welcomed to its practice, Marti Peters-Sparling, M.D. Peters-Sparling is a board certified family medicine physician with special interests in women's health, low risk pregnancies, colposcopy and joint injections.

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National Health & Safety Expert Joins Bronson Board of Directors

April 13, 2009 - Bronson Healthcare Group welcomes William C. Richardson, Ph.D., to its board of directors. Richardson is a nationally recognized expert in health policy and management and an active proponent of safe practices in healthcare.

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Bronson Internal Medicine Downtown Welcomes New Physician

April 6, 2009 - Bronson Internal Medicine Downtown has welcomed to its practice Katie Grossman, M.D.

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Bronson Vascular Lab Recognized for Patient Care and Testing

March 12, 2009 - Patients tested for vascular disease at Bronson receive a high level of patient care and quality diagnosis testing, according to the Accreditation of Vascular Laboratories.

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Bronson Internal Medicine Hospital Specialists Welcomes Dr. Rathburn

March 5, 2009 - Bronson Internal Medicine Hospital Specialists has welcomed to its practice, Penny Rathburn, D.O

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Bronson Expands Neurosurgery Team

February 10, 2009 - Bronson Methodist Hospital welcomes Alain Fabi, M.D to its medical staff. Fabi joins the neurosurgery team of Bratislav Velimirovic, M.D., Ph.D.; and Daryl Warder, M.D., Ph.D. with Bronson Neurological Services.

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American Cancer Society and Bronson Methodist Hospital Team Up to Open Cancer Resource Center

February 6, 2009 - On February 9, Kalamazoo's first American Cancer Society Resource Center opens on Bronson's south campus at 601 John St. Aims to help ease the burden of cancer for patients, caregivers and families.

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Bronson Neurosurgery Care Expanding in Battle Creek

February 5, 2009 - Bronson Neurosurgery is expanding its care into Calhoun County with the opening of an office at Battle Creek Health System. The practice is part of a collaborative effort between Bronson Methodist Hospital and Battle Creek Health System to provide neurosurgical care locally to adults and children in Calhoun County.

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Bronson Methodist Hospital Again Recognized for Exceptional Quality

January 27, 2009 - New HealthGrades study ranks Bronson among top five percent nationally -- Bronson Methodist Hospital has been recognized as a Distinguished Hospital for Clinical Excellence™ by HealthGrades, the leading healthcare ratings company. This is the fourth national recognition for quality that Bronson has received from an independent ratings organization in the last six months alone, giving Bronson the most consistently high-rated quality performance of any hospital in southwest Michigan.

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New Cardiac Surgeon Joins Bronson

January 12, 2009 - Bronson Methodist Hospital welcomes Zahir Rashid, M.D to its medical staff. Rashid joins the cardiac surgery team at Cardio Thoracic Surgery in Kalamazoo.

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New Physician Joins Bronson Internal Medicine Hospital Specialists

December 23, 2008 - Bronson Internal Medicine Hospital Specialists has welcomed to its practice Mohammed Tamim, M.D.

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Bronson Internal Medicine Hospital Specialists Welcomes New Physician

December 23, 2008 - Bronson Internal Medicine Hospital Specialists has welcomed to its practice Stas Tinigin, D.O.

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Bronson Methodist Hospital Recognized for Heart Attack Care

December 9, 2008 - Bronson Methodist Hospital has received the American College of Cardiology Foundation's NCDR ACTION Registry-GWTG Silver Performance Achievement Award for 2008 - one of only 93 hospitals nationwide, and the only in southwest Michigan - to do so.

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Bronson Methodist Hospital and Bronson LakeView Hospital Receive 2007 Governor's Awards

December 8, 2008 - Governor's Awards for 2007 were recently presented to both Bronson Methodist Hospital in Kalamazoo and Bronson LakeView Hospital in Paw Paw.

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Bronson Re-Verified as Level I Trauma Center

December 1, 2008 - The American College of Surgeons (ACS) recently re-verified Bronson Methodist Hospital as a Level I Trauma Center. This indicates that the ACS recognizes Bronson as providing the highest level of care for critically injured patients.

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Bronson Named a 100 Top Hospital for Heart Care

November 19, 2008 - Thomson Reuters has announced that Bronson Methodist Hospital is one of the nation's 100 Top Hospitals® for cardiovascular care.

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Bronson Chest Pain Emergency Center Receives Highest Level of Accreditation

October 31, 2008 - The Bronson Chest Pain Emergency Center has received the highest level of accreditation from the Society of Chest Pain Centers: Cycle II Accreditation with PCI (Percutaneous Coronary Interventions). Bronson is one of only seven hospitals in Michigan to receive this level of accreditation.

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Heart Failure Patients at Bronson to Benefit From New Program

October 27, 2008 - Bronson Methodist Hospital has received funding for Get With The Guidelines - Heart Failure Minigrant Project sponsored by the Michigan Department of Community Health. A Web-based program created to improve the quality of care for hospitalized heart failure patients; Bronson is the only hospital in southwest Michigan to receive the $3,500 in funding.

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Bronson Athletic Club Best Health Club in Southwest Michigan

October 27, 2008 - The Bronson Athletic Club was recently voted No. 1 in the category for Best Health Club in the 2008 Kalamazoo Gazette Reader's Choice Awards.

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Bronson Provides $83.1 million in Uncompensated Care & Services

October 24, 2008 - In Kalamazoo County, Bronson Methodist Hospital reported $83.1 million in uncompensated care and services during 2007, an increase of $21.5 million over the previous year.

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Bronson Methodist Hospital Top-Rated for Quality

October 14, 2008 - According to a new study released today by HealthGrades, the leading healthcare ratings company, Bronson Methodist Hospital ranks in the top 10 percent or better of hospitals in the nation for: orthopedic surgery (such as total knee replacement); spine surgery (such as spinal fusion); joint replacement surgery (such as hip replacement surgery); and pulmonary care (such as treating pneumonia).

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400 Walkers Raise $15,000 To Support The Children's Hospital at Bronson

October 9, 2008 - Community members helped raise $15,000 for The Children's Hospital at Bronson on October 5 by participating in Walk Across America, a 5k walk to promote healthy lifestyles for children and raise money for seriously ill and injured children.

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Bronson Named Consumers Choice for Quality

September 29, 2008 - National Research Corporation (NRC) recently presented Bronson Methodist Hospital with the 2008/2009 Consumer Choice Award for the Kalamazoo-Battle Creek area. This is the sixth year in a row that Bronson has been the hospital chosen as providing the highest quality healthcare.

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Six Straight Years - Bronson is One of the Nation's Best Places for Working Moms

September 23, 2008 - For a sixth consecutive year, Kalamazoo's largest employer, Bronson Healthcare Group, has been named by Working Mother magazine as one of the nation's 100 Best Companies for Working Mothers.

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The Children's Hospital at Bronson Hosting 5k Walk

September 18, 2008 - To promote healthy lifestyles for children and raise money for seriously ill and injured children, The Children's Hospital at Bronson, in collaboration with Together for Kids and its member hospitals, is launching Walk Across America, its first national fundraising campaign.

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New Provider Joins Bronson LakeView Family Care

September 4, 2008 - Bronson LakeView Family Care in Marcellus, Mich. has welcomed to its practice Gerald Bush, PA-C.

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New Provider Joins Bronson LakeView Family Care in Paw Paw

September 4, 2008 - Bronson LakeView Family Care in Paw Paw, Mich. has welcomed to its practice Autumn Hopkins, PA-C.

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New Physician Joins Bronson Center for Sleep Disorders

August 29, 2008 - Bronson Center for Sleep Disorders in Paw Paw has welcomed to its practice Bantu Chhangani, M.D.

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Bronson Welcomes New Chief Information Officer

August 29, 2008 - Bronson is pleased to announce the appointment of Donna Roach to vice president, information technology, and chief information officer (CIO) for the health system.

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Bronson Announces Executive Promotions

August 29, 2008 - Bronson Healthcare Group recently announced promotions for several members of its senior leadership team: Katie Harrelson, Neil Johnson, John Jones, Mary Meitz, Michele Serbenski, and Brook Ward.

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Bronson Executive Appointed Examiner for 2008 Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award

August 28, 2008 - John Hayden, Vice President & Chief Human Resources Officer for Bronson Healthcare Group, has been appointed by Dr. James M. Turner, Acting Director of the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), to the 2008 Board of Examiners for the Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award.

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New Physician Joins Bronson Family Medicine

August 22, 2008 - Bronson Family Medicine in Paw Paw has welcomed to its practice Pamela J. Nelson, M.D.

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Bronson Opening Specialized Unit to Diagnose and Treat Seizures

August 18, 2008 - People experiencing seizures will benefit from a new way to diagnose and treat them at Bronson Methodist Hospital with the opening of southwest Michigan's first Epilepsy Monitoring Unit on August 25. The unit is designed for patients of all ages with seizures to spend several days under intensive evaluation by Bronson neuro specialists in order to diagnose and develop treatment plans.

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Bronson Leading the Nation in Performance Improvement

August 11, 2008 - Thomson Reuters today released its annual study identifying hospitals that demonstrated the fastest, most consistent improvement in the nation over five consecutive years. Bronson Methodist Hospital has made this list.

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Bronson Pharmacy Manager Named Pharmacist of the Year

July 24, 2008 - Bronson pharmacy manager Frederick Schmidt, RPh, MM, received the 2008 Pharmacist of the Year Award from the Michigan Pharmacists Association (MPA), Michigan's highest honor in the pharmacy profession.

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Bronson Completes Restoration of Former Upjohn Headquarters in Downtown Kalamazoo

June 25, 2008 - A treasured part of Kalamazoo's past is being brought back to life as Bronson Healthcare Group, the Bronson Health Foundation, and Bronson Research prepare to occupy the newly restored Upjohn Company headquarters building in downtown Kalamazoo.

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Bronson Expanding Availability of Bone Density Studies in Vicksburg

June 20, 2008 - Bronson Vicksburg Hospital is expanding the hours of service for bone density screenings on its campus at 13326 N. Boulevard in Vicksburg. Bone density tests are now available in Radiology Monday through Friday, 7:30 a.m. to 10:30 p.m.

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Bronson Practices Receive the 2007 Governor's Award of Excellence

June 19, 2008 - Seven of Bronson Medical Group's primary care practices have received the 2007 Governor's Award of Excellence for Improving Care in the Ambulatory Care Setting.

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Seven of Bronson Medical Group's primary care practices have received the 2007 Governor's Award of Excellence for Improving Care in the Ambulatory Care Setting.

June 19, 2008 - KALAMAZOO, Mich. – Seven of Bronson Medical Group’s primary care practices have received the 2007 Governor’s Award of Excellence for Improving Car...

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Bronson Recognized for Excellence in Breast Health Services

June 17, 2008 - Bronson Center for Women has been named a Breast Imaging Center of Excellence by the American College of Radiology (ACR) in recognition of providing comprehensive breast imaging and diagnostic services exceeding required standards.

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Physician Relations Administrator Joins Bronson

June 12, 2008 - Bronson Methodist Hospital has welcomed Heather Oestrike as a new service line administrator covering regional physician relations.

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Bronson Succeeds at Preventing Hospital-Acquired Infections

June 10, 2008 - Bronson Methodist Hospital has been recognized for providing excellent care to patients in its intensive care units (ICU) by VHA Inc., a national healthcare alliance.

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Bronson Advanced Radiology Services Opens New Eco- Friendly Building June 23

June 10, 2008 - Bronson Advanced Radiology Services, located in downtown Kalamazoo, is set to open its new $6.8 million facility on June 23, 2008. Project on track to be Kalamazoo's first LEED-certified healthcare facility.

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New Minimally Invasive Device Treating Aneurysms Gives Local Woman Another Shot at Life

May 12, 2008 - Michele Hulan-Chung, 43, of Kalamazoo, has always considered herself a "product of modern medicine and miracles." An overweight woman with two kidney transplants and on steroids since a teenager, Hulan-Chung experienced another result of modern medicine at Bronson after physicians discovered a potentially deadly aneurysm in her chest area.

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The Joint Commission Recognizes Bronson's Commitment to Quality and Safety

April 30, 2008 - Bronson has earned The Joint Commission's Gold Seal of Approval for Bronson Methodist Hospital, the Bronson Medical Practices, and Bronson Home Health Care. These three entities have demonstrated compliance with national standards for healthcare quality and safety and performed better than their national counterparts.

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Bronson Nursing and Rehabilitation Center Receives 2007 Michigan Award of Excellence

April 29, 2008 - Bronson Nursing and Rehabilitation Center is one of 35 nursing facilities to receive MPRO's, Michigan's Quality Improvement Organization (QIO), prestigious 2007 Michigan Award of Excellence for Improving Care in the Nursing Home Setting. There are more than 400 nursing facilities in Michigan.

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Western Michigan University President Joins Bronson Board of Directors

March 31, 2008 - The Bronson Healthcare Group Board of Directors is pleased to announce the appointment of Western Michigan University President, John M. Dunn, Ed.D.

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New Provider Joins Bronson Neurological Services

March 31, 2008 - Bronson Neurological Services has welcomed to its practice Jason Peterman, PA-C.

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Bronson Again Recognized for Excellence in Stroke Care

March 6, 2008 - Bronson Methodist Hospital is one of only 68 hospitals in the nation designated as a Stroke Center of Excellence by NeuStrategy.

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Eight Michigan Health Care Organizations Form Value-Driven Coalition

February 28, 2008 - A group of Michigan health care organizations have joined forces to create greater value for their patients and communities by forming Value Health Partners.

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Bronson Vicksburg Hospital Partners with Jasper Clinic

February 22, 2008 - Jasper Clinic is increasing the number and variety of human research studies it does to test potential new medicines, devices and diagnostic tests via a newly formed partnership with Bronson Vicksburg Hospital.

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Bronson Health Foundation Appoints Two New Board Members

February 19, 2008 - The Bronson Health Foundation is pleased to announce the appointment of two new members to its board of directors: Dennis DeHaan of Mall City Mechanical, and Carole C. Holmes of BL Harroun and Son.

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Bronson Recognized for Excellence in Cardiovascular Care

February 5, 2008 - Bronson Methodist Hospital has recently received national recognition for quality of care and patient outcomes in cardiovascular care. The recognition comes from several third party organizations.

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Bronson Brings Robotic-Assisted Surgery to Kalamazoo

December 26, 2007 - The latest robotic surgery technology is coming to Bronson Methodist Hospital in the form of the da Vinci® S HD Surgical System, the most advanced method for treating patients using minimally invasive surgery.

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National Consumer Survey Names Bronson Best Area Hospital

November 9, 2007 - National Research Corporation (NRC) recently presented Bronson Methodist Hospital with the 2007/2008 Consumer Choice Award for the Kalamazoo-Battle Creek area. This is the fifth year in a row that Bronson has received this honor.

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Local Voters Approve LakeView Joining Bronson Health System

November 7, 2007 - LakeView Community Hospital is moving forward with plans to join the Bronson health system after approval yesterday by the communities in Van Buren County that make up the LakeView Hospital Authority.

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American Diabetes Association Foot Screening Day to be Held November 7

October 23, 2007 - Bronson is partnering with the American Diabetes Association (ADA) to provide free community foot screenings and diabetes education on Wednesday, November 7, from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

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New Physician Joins Bronson OB/GYN Associates

October 22, 2007 - Bronson OB/GYN Associates has welcomed to its practice Jessica Puckett, D.O.

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New Physician Joins Bronson Trauma & Emergency Surgery

October 22, 2007 - Bronson Trauma & Emergency Surgery has welcomed to its practice F.J. David Leonard-Vidal, M.D.

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New Physician Joins Bronson Family Practice Portage

October 22, 2007 - Bronson Family Practice Portage has welcomed to its practice Jennifer Houtman, M.D. Dr. Houtman is board certified in family practice. She joined ...

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New Physician Joins Bronson Maternal-Fetal Medicine

October 22, 2007 - Bronson Maternal-Fetal Medicine has welcomed to its practice Robert Austin, M.D.

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Quality at Bronson Methodist Hospital Highly Rated According to New Study

October 15, 2007 - According to the Tenth Annual HealthGrades Hospital Quality in America Study issued today, Bronson Methodist Hospital ranks among the top five percent of hospitals in the nation for joint replacement surgeries such as total knee and total hip replacements. It is the only hospital in the area scoring this highly on a national level.

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Bronson Vicksburg Hospital Awarded Accreditation From The Joint Commission

October 12, 2007 - By demonstrating compliance with The Joint Commission's national standards for health care quality and safety, Bronson Vicksburg Hospital has earned The Joint Commission's Gold Seal of Approval™.

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Bronson Methodist Hospital Receives 2006 Governor's Award

October 12, 2007 - For the fourth year in a row, Bronson Methodist Hospital has received a Governor's Award. This award recognizes Bronson for Improving Patient Safety and Quality of Care in the Hospital Setting.

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Five Straight Years - Bronson is One of the Nation's Best Places for Working Moms

September 25, 2007 - For a fifth consecutive year, Kalamazoo's largest employer, Bronson Healthcare Group has been named by Working Mother magazine as one of the nation's 100 Best Companies for Working Mothers for 2007.

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Physicians Give Bronson High Ratings

July 27, 2007 - Professional Research Consultants, Inc. (PRC) recently awarded Bronson Methodist Hospital with several 5-Star designations based on high medical staff satisfaction with the hospital and its services.

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Bronson Advanced Radiology Services To Break Ground on New Facility

July 24, 2007 - Site work begins this week on a $6.8 million construction project of a new facility for Bronson Advanced Radiology Services (BARS) at 524 South Park St. in downtown Kalamazoo.

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Bronson Hospitalist Service Renamed Bronson Internal Medicine Hospital Specialists

July 10, 2007 - Effective July 1, 2007, Bronson Hospitalist Service changed its name to Bronson Internal Medicine Hospital Specialists. There will not be any changes in services or staff.

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Bronson Executives Appointed Examiners for 2007 Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award

June 29, 2007 - Bronson executives Sue Reinoehl and Michele Serbenski have been appointed to the 2007 Board of Examiners for the Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award.

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Bronson Security Patrols Campus in a New Way

June 11, 2007 - Visitors to Bronson's downtown campus may see something different the next time they are onsite. In efforts to be environmentally friendly and to enhance security, Bronson has begun using Segway® Personal Transporters (PTs).

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Bronson Physician Recognized by Health Imaging & IT Magazine

June 6, 2007 - Geoffrey DeTolve, M.D., director of medical informatics at Bronson, has been named by Health Imaging & IT magazine as one of their "Top 25 Innovators in Healthcare."

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Bronson Recertified as a Primary Stroke Center

May 24, 2007 - Bronson Methodist Hospital has been recertified as a Primary Stroke Center and has earned the Gold Seal of Approval™ from The Joint Commission.

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LakeView Announces Plans to Join Bronson Health System

May 17, 2007 - The LakeView Community Hospital Authority Board of Directors has agreed to proceed with steps for LakeView to become a member of the Bronson family of companies.

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Bronson Practices Receive MPRO's 2006 Governor's Award of Excellence

May 7, 2007 - Six of Bronson Medical Group's primary care practices have received MPRO's (Michigan's Medicare Quality Improvement Organization) 2006 Governor's Award of Excellence for Improving Care in the Ambulatory Care Setting.

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Healthcare Organizations Partner to Become Tobacco-Free

April 16, 2007 - Kalamazoo and Battle Creek's largest healthcare organizations have announced plans for all of their properties to become tobacco-free on October 1, 2007.

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Detroit Pistons Coach & Staff to Hold Basketball Clinic At the Bronson Athletic Club

April 12, 2007 - The Eastern Conference playoff-bound Detroit Pistons are hosting a basketball clinic at the Bronson Athletic Club on Saturday, April 21. Coach Steve Moreland and other staff will lead the clinic from 10:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.

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Bronson Campus Grows Again! New North Pavilion Opening April 15

March 26, 2007 - Finishing touches are underway on the North Pavilion, the first phase of a $44.6 million expansion of Bronson Methodist Hospital's campus in downtown Kalamazoo.

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Bronson Outpatient Center Paw Paw
Open House Set For January 20

January 10, 2007 - Free screenings and public tours available to area residents

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Bronson Announces Most Popular Baby Names in 2006

January 4, 2007 - In 2006, more than 3,200 babies were born at the Bronson BirthPlace, southwest Michigan's most advanced birthing center.

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Bronson Introduces Medical and Surgical Weight Loss Program

January 3, 2007 - Bronson Methodist Hospital now offers medical weight management and assists with the pre- and post-surgery needs of bariatric surgery patients through Bronson Medical & Surgical Weight Management

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Bronson Awarded Organ Donation Medal of Honor

December 29, 2006 - Bronson Methodist Hospital, in collaboration with Gift of Life Michigan, has been recognized for achieving outstanding organ donation rates by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS).

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Frank Sardone Honored With 2006 Changemaker Award

November 30, 2006 - Healthcare leader Frank J. Sardone, president and CEO of Bronson Healthcare Group, is the recipient of the 2006 Changemaker Award from The Center for Health Design (CHD).

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90% of our new North Pavilion is made from recycled brick.

November 1, 2006 - Bronson strives to create a healthy, healing environment for patients, staff and the community through pollution prevention, energy conservation and sustainable building design. Eighty-nine percent of the materials from the demolition of the north tower were recycled.

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Bronson Methodist Hospital Receives High Ratings for Hospital Quality

October 16, 2006 - According to a comprehensive study released today by HealthGrades, the nation's leading healthcare ratings company, Bronson Methodist Hospital is rated among the top ten percent of hospitals in the nation for stroke care and vascular surgery; among the top five percent in the nation for joint replacement surgery; and is top-rated in southwest Michigan for overall cardiac care.

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Bronson Campus Expansion Project Underway: Healthcare Plaza Street Closure Begins March 6th

March 6, 2006 - Healthcare Plaza, the street leading from Walnut Street to the Center Building, Gilmore Center for Health Education and two parking ramps on Bronson Methodist Hospital's North Campus, will temporarily close March 6, 2006 as part of the hospital's $50 million campus expansion project.

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