Bronson Celebrates National Nurses' Week - Bronson Healthcare

Published on April 24, 2014

May 6 – 12 is National Nurses’ Week, a time to thank nurses for the care they provide every day. This year’s theme is “Nurses Leading the Way” and it is very aptly titled. Throughout the Bronson Healthcare system, nurses are embracing new technologies, resolving emerging issues, and flexing with ever-changing roles. Nurses are charting electronically to develop one easily accessible electronic health record for each patient and are using devices such as barcode scanning to prevent medication errors. Many nurses are continuing their education to research best practices and are championing new standards of care for all nurses to follow. Whether they work in one of our medical practices, our hospitals, our care centers, outpatient facilities or in your home, Bronson nurses always go the extra mile to surround each patient and family with an exceptional care experience. They listen closely, work collaboratively, and are leading the way to exceptional healthcare quality at Bronson, in our state, and our nation. We appreciate their focus on patients and families and appreciate their compassion and expertise.

Nurses at Bronson Methodist Hospital recently achieved, for a second four-year period, Magnet®; recognition – the highest honor an organization can achieve for professional nursing practice. To date, only seven percent of U.S. hospitals have earned this distinction. Nurses at Bronson Battle Creek, Bronson LakeView Hospital, and Bronson Methodist Hospital are working together to improve quality and safety and we are very proud of their accomplishments! They have already reduced the number of patient falls, cut the risk of infections, and helped lower the number of patients readmitted to the hospital.

Nurses are educators, problem-solvers, caregivers and friends. Healthcare delivery systems and processes may be changing, but one role that will always be constant is the commitment, advocacy and leadership nurses display at the bedside for patients and families. Please help us thank nurses at Bronson and throughout our community during National Nurses’ Week. As Bronson’s chief nursing officers, we’re so proud of our nursing teams and the care they provide. Help us recognize them by sharing your experience at

Denise Neely, MBA, BSN, RN

Chief Nursing Officer

Bronson Healthcare/Bronson Methodist Hospital

Susan Watson, MSN, RN, NE-BC

Chief Nursing Officer

Bronson Battle Creek

Kirk Richardson, MSM, BSN, RN

Chief Nursing Officer

Bronson LakeView Hospital