Bronson Announces Executive Promotions - Bronson Healthcare

Published on August 29, 2008

KALAMAZOO, Mich. – Bronson Healthcare Group recently announced promotions for several members of its senior leadership team. Those with new roles and titles within the health system include: Katie Harrelson, senior vice president, clinical operations; Neil Johnson, vice president, patient care services, chief nursing executive; John Jones, senior vice president, regional & physician services; Mary Meitz, vice president, chief financial officer; Michele Serbenski, vice president, performance excellence; and Brook Ward, vice president, clinical & ambulatory services. Bronson’s executive offices are located in the newly restored Upjohn Building at 301 John Street in downtown Kalamazoo, Mich.

Bronson Healthcare Group is a not-for-profit healthcare system serving southwest Michigan with a 750 member medical staff and a workforce of nearly 5,000. It is one of Kalamazoo’s largest employers and has been ranked for five consecutive years by Working Mother magazine as one of the nation’s 100 best companies to work for.

Its flagship hospital, Bronson Methodist in Kalamazoo, provides care in virtually every specialty and is the recipient of the 2005 Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award, the nation's highest presidential honor for quality and performance excellence. Annually, the organization provides more than $40 million in community benefits through outreach and charitable care for the un- and under-insured. Bronson also serves the largest percentage of Medicaid patients of any Michigan hospital outside of southeast Michigan.