BCHS holds 'wallbreaking' for new medical
Typically when an organization prepares for the construction
of a new facility, dignitaries line up wearing hardhats,
they pick up shovels, and turn over some ceremonial dirt.
Battle Creek Health System took a different implement
from its toolbox today in preparation for a project to
build a new medical library on its campus. BCHS used
sledgehammers to break through a wall in its first-ever
When completed in early 2010, the new medical resource
library, located just off the 'gallery hall' between
the hospital's main hospital entrance and the Outpatient
Center, will open.
"The medical library will bring value to our physicians,
provide resources to our nursing staff, service the educational
needs of students, and be available to the general public
for research and information," says Denise Brooks-Williams,
BCHS president & CEO. "This location near the
main hospital entrance parking lot will make it extremely
convenient for the community to visit the hospital to
access the latest medical information."
The 2,850-square-foot library will include:
* Computers with Internet connection
* Stacks for hard copy medical literature
* Reading room for physicians and nurses
* Public space for student and community research
* Librarian's office
* Small conference room
* Private entrance for staff
* Space for relaxed study and conversation
The medical library project is fully funded through
public contributions to advance the campus facilities.
In addition to this new medical library, The Cancer
Care Center at Battle Creek Health System houses a resource
center that is staffed by the American Cancer Society.
It offers information on cancer diagnosis and treatment
options, early detection and risk reduction, programs
and services for cancer patients and families, research,
local activities and events, healthy lifestyle tips,
and volunteer opportunities.
Battle Creek Health System, sponsored by two parent
organizations--Trinity Health (the fourth largest Catholic
health system in the U.S. with 21 hospitals, 9 nursing
homes, 19 senior house facilities, 8 home health care
agencies, and 4 hospices in Michigan alone) and BCHS
Community Partners, is accredited by the Joint Commission. Battle
Creek Health System, a member of the Mercy Cancer Network,
is a recipient of the 2008 HealthGrades Orthopaedic Surgery
Excellence Award(tm) and 2009 Five Star rated for joint
replacement surgery and total knee replacement. HealthGrades
is a leading health care information company that provides
objective 'report card' ratings nationwide. BCHS provides
excellent health care for the community and promotes
wellness for the whole person with access and compassion
for all. For the latest medical information, visit the
BCHS web site at www.bchealth.com or call the BCHS Marketing
Department at (269) 966-8132.
(L-R) Dr. Jeff Jones, BCHS chief of medical staff; Nelson
Karre, chair of the hospital board of trustees; Denise
Brooks-Williams, BCHS president & CEO; and Dr. Stephen
Smiley, medical director of medical oncology at The Cancer
Care Center officially break through the wall in preparation
of Battle Creek Health System's construction for its
new medical library. The project should be completed
by early in 2010.