Bronson Methodist Hospital Receives 2006 Governor's Award

October 12, 2007


KALAMAZOO, Mich. — 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.


Bronson received the accolade for the following areas:



  • Surgical Care Improvement Project (SCIP) Award

  • AV Fistula Award

  • Systems Improvement – Health Information Technology (HIT) Award

  • Computerized Physician Order Entry (CPOE) Level II


The Governor, in concert with MPRO – Michigan’s Medicarement initiatives to advance health care in Michigan.


Led by designated physician champions and project leaders, Bronson used proven, evidence-based practices to produce successful measured outcomes in selected clinical areas. Selected areas included Acute Myocardial Infarcation (heart attack), Heart Failure and Surgical Infection Prevention for inpatients, as well as Pneumonia and Acute Myocardical Infarction for the Emergency Department. The highlighted topics have been designated as national health care priorities by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS).


“Few things affect our quality of life and the quality of our work more than our good health,” said Governor Jennifer M. Granholm. “It’s important to recognize hospitals and health care professionals who are making positive strides toward providing our citizens with accessible and affordable health care.”


“In Michigan, the Governor’s Award is synonymous with excellence among providers and consumers alike,” said Debra L. Moss, M.D., M.B.A., president and chief executive officer, MPRO. Dr. Moss added, “We applaud Bronson for implementing initiatives to provide the right care, at the right time, and improve the quality of life for their patients.”


In addition to this quality achievement, Bronson Methodist Hospital is the recipient of the 2005 Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award, the nation's highest presidential honor for quality and organizational performance excellence, and was named one of the nation's 100 Top Hospitals for 2005 by Solucient.


About Bronson Methodist Hospital


Bronson Methodist Hospital, located at 601 John St. in downtown Kalamazoo, Mich., is the flagship of Bronson Healthcare Group, a not-for-profit healthcare system serving all of southwest Michigan and northern Indiana. With 380 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 only accredited Chest Pain Center; in obstetrics as the leading BirthPlace and only high-risk pregnancy center in southwest Michigan, and in pediatrics as one of only four children's hospitals in the state. The hospital is the recipient of the 2005 Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award, the nation's highest presidential honor for quality and organizational performance excellence, and was named one of the nation's 100 Top Hospitals for 2005 by Solucient.


Bronson Healthcare Group is one of Kalamazoo’s largest employers. For five consecutive years, it has been ranked by Working Mother magazine and for three straight years by FORTUNE as one of the nation’s 100 best companies to work for. With a workforce of more than 4,100, Bronson makes a significant contribution to the local economy. Annually, Bronson provides more than $48 million in community benefits through outreach and charitable care for the un- and under-insured.


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