Bronson Nursing: Strong. Compassionate. Resilient.

Bronson Nursing: Strong. Compassionate. Resilient.

To all nurses - we celebrate you! As nurses, you’re at the forefront of patient care. Your ability to work as a team, problem solve and advocate for your patients, and provide compassionate care is admirable. Together, we advance the health of our communities. COVID-19 has brought many challenges, but your dedication to your profession and your colleagues never waivers.

Thank you, Bronson nurses!
Watch this video from president & CEO Bill Manns, as he shares a heartfelt kudos and words of appreciation for all your hard work work and the sacrifices you have made to help keep our community healthy and safe.

Your stories inspire!
As nurses, you have stories to tell... Stories forged from taking care of people in need, a community in need, colleagues in need and at times, a hospital in need. We want to hear these stories! To submit a story or a photo that represents you as a nurse, a collaborative effort between you and a fellow Bronson nurse, or why you chose to become a nurse, email JeanAnn Miller in nursing administration at millejea@bronsonhg.org.

"COVID has been rough, but we got through it together."
Hear why sisters Beth and Joann are proud to be Bronson nurses."
"Bronson is my home."
Listen to why PACU nurse Wendy loves being a nurse, and hear her advice to other nurses, as we work through the ongoing challenges and stresses of COVID-19.
"They are some of the most resilient nurses I have worked with."
Listen as nurse manager Corrie sends kudos and appreciation to her perioperative team members."

Congrats to our recent DAISY Award winners from Kalamazoo

Headshots of DAISY Award Winners from Bronson Methodist Hospital in Kalamazoo

Congratulations to our four most recent Bronson Methodist Hospital DAISY Award winners! Despite the many challenges COVID has brought our way, these four nurses have displayed unwavering compassion, skill and dedication to providing exceptional care to their patients.

  • Michelle Fortune, RN - Trauma & Emergency Department
  • Sam Hughes, BSN, RN - EMCU
  • Rebecca Mitchell, BSN, RN - MBU
  • Stephanie Richardson, RN - PACU

Watch the virtual celebration

Read their nominations

Celebrating our Nurses' Week Award winners

Nurses’ Week, celebrated each year in the beginning of May, is a special time to celebrate the important role nurses play in healthcare. At Bronson, the annual Nursing Excellence Awards and DAISY Awards recognize those individuals who shine in professionalism, compassion, expertise, pride, respect, leadership and effectiveness.

  • Check back later to see photos and read about our 2020 winners from across the system.
  • Read about our 2019 award winners from Battle Creek, Kalamazoo and Van Buren Counties.
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Positivity inspires us, and it inspires others

Check out these stories of Bronson nurses putting Positivity into action. Do you know a Bronson nurse who goes above and beyond to deliver exceptional patient care? Honor them with a story on bronsonpositivity.com.

Spread Positivity

Photo of three nurses from Bronson Battle Creek's C5 Oncology Unit“What an awesome thing they did.”

-Julia Swanson, family member of former BBC patient

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Photo of three nurses from Bronson LakeView Hospital“You should be proud of this team!”

-Katherine Raltz, former BLH patient

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Illustration of hands clapping“Your team is a blessing!”

-Samantha Sherlock, family member of former BMH patient

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Photo of Kathy Smiarowski, BSH Nurse

“Kathy was compassionate and thoughtful.”

-Quote about Kathy Smiarowski, BSH nurse

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Illustration of a graduation cap2021 Nursing Scholarship Winners

Kudos to everyone pursuing advanced degrees!

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Not all heroes wear capes

You're appreciated for keeping our communities safe & healthy!

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Positivity Stories

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Say Thanks

Screenshot of Sam Hughes, from a video done by News Channel 3

News Channel 3 Showcases BMH Nurse

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