What is considered
Urgent care is any non life- or limb-threatening injuries and illnesses including:
- Abrasions, bruises, scrapes, and small cuts
- Coughs, colds, fever, and flu symptoms
- Ear, eye, nose, and skin infections
- Minor burns (e.g. minor cooking or sun burns)
- Minor fractures
- Respiratory or urinary tract infections
- Sprains and strains
|July 20, 2012||Peter Phelps, Director of PR
Bronson Battle Creek Expands Urgent Care Services at Beckley Road
Effective Tuesday, July 31, 2012, urgent care services from Bronson Urgent Care & Occupational Health at 680 Columbia Avenue will relocate to Bronson Battle Creek’s newly expanded Beckley Road Urgent Care facility at 5352 Beckley Road. Occupational health services currently located at the Columbia Avenue site will remain open.
The decision to combine the two urgent care services, which are located less than four miles apart, will be an effective way for Bronson to improve service and reduce duplication. Planning has been underway since last July to evaluate and enhance these and other medical services in Calhoun County.
Beckley Road Urgent Care has seen significant growth since it opened in 2007. “Based on this strong history of growth, we embarked on a facility expansion project earlier this year that more than doubles our urgent care capacity,” said Julie Higgs, manager of Beckley Road Urgent Care. “Working together as one health system, we felt the timing was right to bring over services from the Columbia Avenue location as part of our expansion.”
Beckley Road Urgent Care now has more than 5,000 square feet of space and double the number of patient exam rooms. The number of board-certified physicians, mid-level providers, and staff has been increased to better meet patient needs.
Urgent care services are not intended to replace a patient’s primary care physician, but rather are useful when care is needed outside of regular office hours. “Nationwide, more and more patients are going to urgent care facilities for cuts, bruises, and other non-critical conditions instead of using hospital emergency departments,” added Denise Brooks-Williams, Bronson Battle Creek president and CEO. “We support this as an appropriate distribution of services. It is more convenient and cost-effective for patients and it streamlines care in the hospital’s emergency department keeping it open for more seriously ill and injured patients.” Bronson Battle Creek’s Emergency Department sees nearly 50,000 patients annually.
Beckley Road Urgent Care at 5352 Beckley Road (across the street from Bob Evans) is open Monday-Friday 9 a.m. to 8 p.m., and weekends and holidays 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. The phone number is: (269) 979-6888.
Bronson Occupational Health at 680 Columbia Avenue is open Monday-Friday: 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Employers seeking information about this service should call Bronson ProHealth at (269) 341-6947.
Bronson Battle Creek is a 218-bed hospital that provides full outpatient and inpatient acute care including robotic surgery, diagnostics, and rehabilitation services; 100% all private rooms. It also offers world-class diagnostic capabilities including PET/CT imaging, freestanding ‘open’ and traditional MRI, CT (16- and 64-slice), and 3.0 Tesla MRI. Bronson Battle Creek has been recognized nationally as one of the safest hospitals, and has been a leader in the development of electronic health records as evidenced by multiple honors as one of America’s ‘most wired’ and ‘most wireless’ hospitals. The Commission on Cancer of the American College of Surgeons recognizes the Bronson Battle Creek Cancer Care Center as a Comprehensive Community Cancer Program, and the only hospital in Michigan to receive the CoC’s Outstanding Achievement Award three times in a row. Specialty services include the county’s largest accredited sleep center and a wound-healing center with hyperbaric oxygen therapy.