Polzin Ambassador for Healthcare Award Presented
The Bronson Health Foundation is pleased to recognize Brenda Hunt, president and CEO of the Battle Creek Community Foundation, with the John and Kay Polzin Ambassador for Healthcare Award. The award honors those who work tirelessly to make this region a better place to live, and who do so with no intent or expectation of recognition.
Most notably, in 2016, Hunt was instrumental in securing nearly $200,000 worth of funding to help provide a new neonatal ambulance for the patients and families Bronson serves across 9 counties. This specialized ambulance and transport team is necessary to transfer critically ill neonatal patients from regional hospitals to Bronson Children’s Hospital’s Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) in Kalamazoo. The hospital is the only children’s hospital in southwest Michigan. “Brenda’s support and visionary pursuit of regionalization makes her a deserving recipient of this honor,” says Terry Morrow, vice president of development and community health, for Bronson Healthcare.
“She and her staff work closely with the Bronson Health Foundation to identify opportunities for collaboration and alignment of goals,” notes Morrow. “We are grateful for Brenda’s continued commitment to serving our communities across the region, benefitting the health and well-being of Bronson’s patients and families.”
The award was established by the Bronson Health Foundation in honor of John and Kay Polzin, who have for years been dedicated to improving healthcare in the greater Kalamazoo community through their humble generosity and servant leadership. The award recognizes quiet heroes who strengthen the community and whose generosity cannot be measured.
Pictured: Brenda Hunt, president and CEO of the Battle Creek Community Foundation, receives the Polzin Ambassador for Healthcare Award from Terry Morrow, vice president of development and community health, Bronson Healthcare, and Dennis DeHaan, chair, Bronson Health Foundation Board of Directors.