About Battle Creek Health System and Bronson
About Battle Creek Health System (www.BCHealth.com)
Battle Creek Health System will be renamed Bronson Battle Creek (BBC) on July 1, 2011. It is a 218-bed, multi-campus healthcare provider, offering full outpatient and inpatient acute care including robotic surgery, behavioral health, 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 linear accelerators equipped with IMRT and IGRT. BBC 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 Cancer Care Center as a Community Hospital Comprehensive Cancer program, the only hospital in Michigan to receive this honor three years in a row. Specialty services include Orthopaedic Renewal Center, the county’s largest accredited sleep center, and a wound-healing center with hyperbaric oxygen therapy.
About Bronson Healthcare(www.bronsonhealth.com)
Bronson Healthcare Group in Kalamazoo, Michigan, is a not-for-profit, tertiary healthcare system serving southwest Michigan and northern Indiana. With a workforce of nearly 5,000 and a medical staff of more than 750, Bronson is one of the area's largest employers. It offers a full range of services from primary care to advanced critical care and has multiple service locations in
Calhoun, Kalamazoo and Van Buren counties. Bronson serves the largest percentage of Medicaid patients in the area and provides a substantial benefit to the community through outreach and charitable care.
Bronson Methodist Hospital, located in downtown Kalamazoo, Mich., is the flagship for the health system. With 434 licensed beds and all private rooms, the tertiary hospital provides care in virtually every specialty — cardiology, orthopedics, surgery, emergency medicine, neurology, oncology — with advanced capabilities in critical care as a Level I Trauma Center; in neurological care as a Joint Commission certified Primary Stroke Center; in cardiac care as the region’s first accredited Chest Pain Emergency Center; in obstetrics as the leading BirthPlace and only high-risk pregnancy center in southwest Michigan, and in pediatrics as one of only six children's hospitals in the state.
Bronson is the recipient of the 2005 Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award, the nation's highest presidential honor for quality and organizational performance excellence. In 2009, the hospital received the AHA McKesson Quest for Quality Prize awarded annually to only one U.S. hospital and joined the top five percent of hospitals in the nation to be designated a Magnet Hospital for Nursing Excellence. Bronson is currently ranked in the top five percent of hospitals in the nation as a 2010-11 HealthGrades Distinguished Hospital for Clinical Excellence and is one of the nation's 100 Top Hospitals (2006, 2010, 2011) according to Thomson Reuters. For more information, visit bronsonhealth.com.