Mark B. Atkinson, MD Appointed to Bronson Board of Directors

July 29, 2010

KALAMAZOO, Mich. The Bronson Healthcare Group Board of Directors is pleased to welcome Mark B. Atkinson, M.D. to the Bronson board of directors. Dr. Atkinson is vice chief of staff at Bronson Methodist Hospital and one of five physician representatives on the board.  He will serve on the quality oversight committee.


Atkinson has been a staff anesthesiologist at Bronson Methodist Hospital since 1987 and is a member of the Kalamazoo Anesthesiology medical group.  He is past section chief of the department of anesthesiology and currently serves as co-chair of the surgery performance improvement committee. Atkinson received his medical degree from the University of Illinois College of Medicine followed by an internship and residency with the Medical College of Ohio.

He joins the following community members in providing leadership to the Bronson organization:  Barbara James, chair; Randall Eberts, vice chair; John M. Dunn, EdD; Scott C. Gibson, MD; James E. Greene, Jr.; James S. Gunderson; Marian G. Klein; Donald R. Parfet; Floyd L. Parks; William C. Richardson, PhD; Bernard A. Roehr, MD; Frank J. Sardone, President & CEO; Eileen Wilson-Oyelaran, PhD; Geoffrey A. Wardwell, MD and Charles L. Zeller, Jr., MD.


Bronson Healthcare Group is a locally governed, non-profit healthcare system serving southwest Michigan.  A national leader in healthcare quality, its flagship hospital, Bronson Methodist, is currently ranked by Thomson Reuters as one of the nation's 100 Top Hospitals.


In 2009, Bronson 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. It is also ranked in the top five percent of hospitals in the nation as a 2009-10 HealthGrades Distinguished Hospital for Clinical Excellence and as a recipient of the 2010 HealthGrades Emergency Medicine Excellence award.


Bronson Methodist Hospital is a recipient of the 2005 Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award, the nation's highest presidential honor for quality and performance excellence.


For more information, visit bronsonhealth.com.