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 physical event on Saturday, May 18, 2013 from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the rehabilitation services department at the hospital.  

Appointments are necessary and can be made at your high school athletic office.  

The cost is $15, payable on the day of the exam. (Medical history and parental consent portion must be completed prior to the exam.)  Area physicians, nurses, and BBC rehab services staff provide the physicals. 

New this year, BBC is leading the way locally in pre-concussion testing with ImPACT, the industry leader in neurocognitive testing.  ImPACT is a 20-minute computerized test to establish a base line in the event that your athlete receives a concussion. There is a $15 additional fee because a separate appointment is necessary.  For more information and to schedule an ImPACT appointment time, call Jeff Tinkler at (269) 245-8417.

Bronson Battle Creek is a 218-bed hospital that provides full outpatient and inpatient acute care including robotic surgery, diagnostics, and rehabilitation services; 100% all private rooms.  It also offers world-class diagnostic capabilities including PET/CT imaging, freestanding ‘open’ and traditional MRI, CT (16- and 64-slice), and 3.0 Tesla MRI.  Bronson Battle Creek has been recognized nationally as one of the safest hospitals, and has been a leader in the development of electronic health records as evidenced by multiple honors as one of America’s ‘most wired’ and ‘most wireless’ hospitals. The Commission on Cancer of the American College of Surgeons recognizes the Bronson Battle Creek Cancer Care Center as a Comprehensive Community Cancer Program, and the only hospital in Michigan to receive the CoC’s Outstanding Achievement Award three times in a row. Specialty services include inpatient behavioral health, the county’s largest accredited sleep center, and a wound-healing center with hyperbaric oxygen therapy.  For nine years, Bronson Healthcare has been included on Working Mother magazine’s 100 Best Companies list as a leading family friendly employer.