Bronson Internal Medicine Hospital Specialists Welcomes New Physicians

August 30, 2012

Bronson Internal Medicine Hospital Specialists welcomes new physicians Sarah M. Hughes, DO, and Karthik Vijayaraghavan, MD, to their team.


Dr. Hughes is board eligible in internal medicine. She earned her medical degree from Michigan State University. Dr. Hughes completed an internal medicine residency at Michigan State University Kalamazoo Center for Medical Studies. Prior to becoming a physician, Dr. Hughes taught at Kalamazoo and Battle Creek area colleges and high schools.


Dr. Vijayaraghavan is board eligible in internal medicine and pediatrics. He earned his medical degree at Thanjavur Medical College in India. Dr. Vijayaraghavan completed his internal medicine and pediatrics residency at Michigan State University Kalamazoo Center for Medical Studies. He also received a Master’s in Public Health from East Tennessee State University.  


Bronson Internal Medicine Hospital Specialists are board certified/board eligible internal medicine physicians. These physicians are at the hospital 24 hours-a-day, seven days-a-week and specialize in inpatient medicine. They act as a patient’s primary doctor while the patient is hospitalized.  Bronson Internal Medicine Hospital Specialists staff Bronson Methodist Hospital, Bronson Lakeview Hospital, Bronson Battle Creek Hospital, as well as Allegan General Hospital and South Haven Community Hospital.


About Bronson Methodist Hospital


Bronson Methodist Hospital, located at 601 John St. in downtown Kalamazoo, Mich., is the flagship of Bronson Healthcare, a not-for-profit healthcare system serving all of southwest Michigan and northern Indiana. With 405 licensed beds and all private rooms, Bronson Methodist Hospital provides care in virtually every specialty — cardiology, orthopedics, surgery, emergency medicine, neurology, oncology — with advanced capabilities in critical care as a Level I Trauma Center; in neurological care as a Joint Commission certified Primary Stroke Center; in cardiac care as the region’s first accredited Chest Pain Emergency Center; in obstetrics as the leading BirthPlace and only high-risk pregnancy center in southwest Michigan, and in pediatrics as one of only six children's hospitals in the state.


Bronson serves the largest percentage of Medicaid patients in the area and provides a substantial benefit to the community through outreach and charitable care. It is the recipient of the 2005 Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award, the nation's highest presidential honor for quality and organizational performance excellence.  In 2009, the hospital received the AHA McKesson Quest for Quality Prize awarded annually to only one U.S. hospital and joined the top five percent of hospitals in the nation to be designated a Magnet Hospital for Nursing Excellence.  Bronson has been ranked in the top five percent of hospitals in the nation as a HealthGrades Distinguished Hospital for Clinical Excellence(2009-12)and as one of the nation's 100 Top Hospitals (2009-11) according to Thomson Reuters. For more information, visit bronsonhealth.com.


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