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Bronson Nursing: Strong. Compassionate. Resilient.

To all of our amazing Bronson 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.

"Thank you for all your continued dedication to our community and to one another!"

Dorothy Malcom, CNO at Bronson Battle Creek, recently shared a kudos and acknowledgement to the team at BBC. "This last year, the team not only continued to care for our community as the pandemic spread, but we had the privilege of a visit from our friends at The Joint Commission for our triannual survey. The team never missed a beat."

Read Dorothy's Full Kudos

"Through adversity, you have made a difference!"

Christi Fitzgerald, CNO at Bronson LakeView and Bronson South Haven Hospitals, shared her praise for nursing staff at BLH and BSH, citing the recent awards both hospitals received on behalf of the communities they serve:

  • The Paw Paw Area Chamber of Commerce presented BLH with the Quiet Heroes Award
  • BSH received the Bobby Walker Outstanding Leadership Award
Read Christi's Full Kudos

"BMH exceeded their expectations during the most trying times and this was the best visit they have had during the pandemic."

Marla Atkinson, CNO at Bronson Methodist Hospital, reflected on the wins of this past year, highlighting the recent Comprehensive Stroke Center re-accreditation visit. The feedback she received from surveyors is a direct reflection of the care provided by our teams, and the commitment to process improvement and outcomes for stroke patients.

Read Marla's Full Kudos

Van Buren County Nurses Celebrating Nurses' Week

Nurses across the Bronson system enjoyed special treats, fun games, and themed dress-up days during Nurses' Week. The photos below showcase some of the fun in Van Buren County!

Photos of nurses in Van Buren County playing games and spending time with therapy dogs during the 2022 Nurses' Week Celebrations.

Bronson Is Featured in an Article From EpicShare

Photo of Glyn Arnold, nurse super preceptor, showing new nurse Sophia Monroe how to use Epic for documenting patient information.

Over the past few years, Clinical Informatics, Nursing Professional Practice and Education Services have partnered together in an effort to improve nurse mentorship and nurse retention. EpicShare recently recognized us for our documentation preceptor process. The story highlights the importance of supporting new nurses as well as continuous ​learning, growth and innovation.

Shout out to Jacqulynn Maher (Professional Practice), Gail Mercer (Clinical Informatics), Jennifer Carpenter (Ed Services) and the rest of the team who have helped support the team with this new, innovative training opportunity!

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Shout Out To Everyone Working Toward Advanced Degrees and Certifications

Going back to school is a big undertaking - especially while also working full-time. Congratulations to our recent graduates! To those of you who are currently taking classes, keep up the great work!

  • Sarah Barker (Education Services Staff Development Coordinator) has completed her Doctorate in Nursing Practice!
  • Brian Harris (MICU-BMH) has completed his Critical Care RN certification!
  • Amy Jimenez (MICU-BMH) has completed her Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree!
  • Kami Johnson (NVU-BMH) has completed her Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree!
  • Lynne Norman (Outpatient Diabetes Educator) has completed her Diabetes Care and Education Specialist Certification!
  • Vikki Thurman (BBC Interventional Radiology) has completed her BSN thru Capella University!

Have you or a teammate recently reached an education milestone? Let us know! Email Karen at paschkek@bronsonhg.org.

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Bronson South Haven Nurses Share Why They Chose Careers in Nursing

  • Angela Sweet (General Care Unit)
    “I decided to become a nurse when I was in college taking classes to become a teacher. My mom always told me I would be a great nurse, but I did not want to do what my mom was saying until I realized that teaching was not for me and I decided I should try nursing. As a kid I always helped other kids. Like, when I played softball, I was the one to run up and help teammates that skinned their knees from sliding. I also assisted in caring for my grandma when she was sick. I still to this day always enjoy the more critical patients.”
  • Amy Flessner (Case Manager)
    “As a child I watched the Patch Adams movie and wanted to be a peds oncology nurse with the big red nose like Robin Williams.”
  • Dot Krohn (General Care Unit)
    “After my dad passed away I always wanted to help and care for others.”

A Note From A Traveling Nurse On Her Way Out

The following note is from a traveling nurse who has been working in the BBC ED:

I wanted to thank you for the opportunity to work with you and your team. I enjoyed my time and learned a bunch from your staff! I wanted to shout out a few people who were super awesome and made my time there so much easier.

  • Jessica G.: She was so kind and helpful. I really think she will excel as a charge nurse.
  • Tonya B.: I loved her attitude and how she was always willing to jump in to any situation.
  • Trey: He is so smart, and just like Tonya, he is always willing to go above and beyond.
  • Kathryn: She has the most level head I've seen in some time. She is such a huge asset, especially when it comes to our psych population.

This is by far not a compete list. You truly do have a great team at Bronson! Thanks again! I'll be thinking of you all from west coast.

- Chloe Daggett

Fun Team Photos

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What Makes Your Teammates Bronson Proud?

Check out the stories and videos below to learn what makes your fellow Bronson nurses proud to be a part of Bronson. Do you have a story to share? We want to hear it!

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Photo of Rebecca, a Bronson C.N.A.

"I am so proud to be a part of this organization!"

Rebecca started her healthcare career at Bronson LakeView Hospital (long before it was a part of the Bronson Healthcare System). After leaving the hospital and spending several years at other healthcare facilities, she found her way back to Bronson. "I truly love working for Bronson. It feels like home to me.

Read Rebecca's Story

Photo of Valerie, a Bronson nurse

"I am thankful to be a Bronson employee."

As one of the 2022 Margaret H. Varney Nursing Scholarship Endowment recipients, Valerie has received funds to help in her pursuit of a Master’s of Nursing degree. "This scholarship has reduced my stress level tremendously!"

Read Valerie's Story

Photo of Sarah, a Bronson Nurse

"A culture of raising the bar and professional growth."

Sarah has been a Bronson nurse for more than 15 years - starting in the BMH ED, and now working as a Patient Safety and Quality Coordinator for Bronson South Haven Hospital. "I am very proud to be a part of the Bronson family!"

Read Sarah's Story
"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."
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    Inspire Other Nurses With Your Words

    A team accomplishment. A kudos to a fellow nurse. A story of why you chose a career in healthcare. We want to hear your stories!

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