Katie Harrelson, RN, MSA
Senior Vice President, Hospital Services & Post-Acute Care
Katie Harrelson is the Senior Vice President and COO, Hospital Division for Bronson Healthcare in Kalamazoo, Michigan. She is responsible for the overall operational functions of Bronson Methodist, Bronson Battle Creek, Bronson LakeView and Bronson South Haven hospitals, as well as post-acute care functions for the system and the Clinical Improvement Support department.
Katie has been a registered nurse for 26 years, all of them at Bronson. She began her career as a staff nurse and has held a variety of roles. Katie served as the patient care analyst for Bronson’s organizational transformation during the 1990s and was Bronson Healthcare’s Chief Nurse Executive until 2005 when she assumed the COO role for Bronson Methodist Hospital.
She received her associate degree in nursing from Kalamazoo Valley Community College and her bachelor's degree in health studies and economics from Western Michigan University. She has a master's degree in administration from Central Michigan University. Katie serves on the board of directors for the Kalamazoo Family Health Center and is an active member of several professional organizations.
Katie is married with three daughters and lives in Oshtemo Township.