Bronson Neuroscience Center Expands Team - Bronson Healthcare

Published on November 04, 2010

Bronson Neuroscience Center Expands Team

KALAMAZOO, Mich. – Bronson Methodist Hospital welcomes John Collins, M.D. to Bronson Neuroscience Center. Dr. Collins is practicing at clinics located in Coldwater, Marshall and Three Rivers.

Collins is board certified in neurology and specializes in stroke, neuromuscular disorders, epilepsy and electromyography (EMG). He completed his residency in neurology at Loyola University Medical Center and at Foster G. McGraw Hospital. He completed an internship in internal medicine at MacNeal-Hines Hospital. He received his medical degree from Stritch School of Medicine, Loyola University. Prior to joining Bronson, Dr. Collins practiced at Kalamazoo Neurology.

Some of the nation’s leading authorities on hospital quality have consistently recognized Bronson’s neuroscience program. Bronson has been named a Certified Primary Stroke Center by The Joint Commission, designated a Stroke Center of Excellence by NeuStrategy, and rated among the top 10% hospitals in the nation for spine surgery (HealthGrades®; 2010).

Bronson Neuroscience Center’s neurology team includes Hisanori Hasegawa, M.D., Dennis Jewett, M.D., Dean Kindler, M.D., Kelly Ybema, M.D., Anita Buitenwerf, NP, Karen Freshwater, PA-C, and Lori Tatay, PA-C. They work closely with colleagues in neurology, neurosurgery, neuro critical care, epileptology, medical spine care, oncology, neuroradiology, orthopedics, chiropractic, physical therapy, and rehabilitation to best meet each patient’s individual needs. A collaborative team approach is an important component of the Bronson neuroscience program due to the complex nature of neurological cases.

Collins can be reached at (888) 258-0875.

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 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, was named one of the nation's 100 Top Hospitals by Thomson Reuters, and joined the top five percent of hospitals in the nation to be designated a Magnet Hospital for Nursing Excellence. Bronson is also ranked in the top five percent of hospitals in the nation as a 2009-10 HealthGrades Distinguished Hospital for Clinical Excellence. For more information, visit