June 29, 2012
Gregory Fuller, DO, FACEP, FACOEP, FAAFP, with extensive background in emergency medicine, has been elected chief of staff at Bronson Battle Creek.
Joining Dr. Fuller as officers of the BBC medical staff are: Dr. Randy Mudge (radiation oncology), vice chief; Dr. Maddur Badarinath (critical care), secretary/treasurer; and Dr. Kevin Brewton (Urology) and Dr. Joel Goldberg (emergency medicine)--members-at-large. Their two-year terms begin on July 1, 2012 through June 30, 2014.
Of Dr. Mahesh Karamchandani, outgoing chief of staff, Dr. Thomas F. Ignaczak, vice president BBC medical affairs said, “We appreciate the leadership Dr. Karamchandani offered our organization during his two years in office. Under his leadership, BBC, among other things, transitioned into a new partnership with Bronson Healthcare Group. He also helped lead members of the medical community in focusing on those health care issues that impact our patients as well as the health system.”
More than 250 physicians have privileges to practice medicine at Bronson Battle Creek.
Battle Creek Health System, now proudly serving southwest Michigan as Bronson Battle Creek, is a 218-bed hospital that provides full outpatient and inpatient acute care including robotic surgery, diagnostics, and rehabilitation services; 100% all private rooms. It also offers world-class diagnostic capabilities including PET/CT imaging, freestanding ‘open’ and traditional MRI, CT (16- and 64-slice). Bronson Battle Creek has been recognized nationally as one of the safest hospitals, and has been a leader in the development of electronic health records as evidenced by multiple honors as one of America’s ‘most wired’ and ‘most wireless’ hospitals. The Commission on Cancer of the American College of Surgeons recognizes the Bronson Battle Creek Cancer Care Center as a Comprehensive Community Cancer Program, and the only hospital in Michigan to receive the CoC’s Outstanding Achievement Award three times in a row. Specialty services include the county’s largest accredited sleep center and a wound-healing center with hyperbaric oxygen therapy.