Share Your Positivity Story

The power of positivity can change lives. Especially if it's a personal story that can be passed on. This Bronson Positivity site is a way to share your Bronson Positivity experience with others who can really benefit from it. Take a look at some inspiring stories from Bronson patients, families and caregivers. Then start empowering the world by spreading your positivity.

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I’m so glad I went to Bronson Battle Creek

December 30, 2013

by: Talia Champlin

I knew I was going to need stitches after a young horse jolted back and hit me in the face. What I struggled with was where to go for treatment. Did I need to see a specialist? Where would I get the best care? I was terrified I’d be left with a big scar on my face. I needed to do something. So I decided to go to Bronson Battle Creek. And now, I’m so glad I did. Everyone in that emergency department was incredibly comforting and kind. I didn’t have to wait long. And my doctor was absolutely fantastic. He made me laugh when I needed it most, and my face healed up nicely. In fact, everyone kept telling me, “I can’t believe you got those stitches just a few days ago.” So thank you, Bronson. Thank you for making my bad day a whole lot better.

I appreciate you keeping me Alive and giving me a shot at life

April 24, 2015

by: Kristina

When I was born well actually before I was born on July 9,1990 my mother’s obgyn noticed a heart murmur and wholes in my heart he tried to fight saying I was ready to be born but the state pushed back! That day I was sent to Bronson hospital so they could diagnose my heart issues and tell my parents how serious it was they heard the words life or death but the cardiologist I was seeing was hopeful and took amazing care of me till I was 15 years old with out having to do open heart surgery on me!! To this day my heart has gotten worse but thanks them I don’t have to worry about some horrible scar or anything or being dead because this hospital did an amazing job of keeping me alive for 15 years so to all cardiologist there thank you for always being there if my mom needed answers or if I needed and now at 24 I am having my 3 child and her heart is fine thanks to your amazing work with me I make sure they check my kids heart every 2 to 6 months for my heart problem your amazing doctors and I appreciate you keeping me Alive and giving me a shot at life when another hospital said there was no hope for a baby with wholes in her heart that she would just die before her 5th birthday!!!! I am live to see my girls grow up!!!

I couldn’t ask for a better experience and I’m glad I got it right from my hometown

April 24, 2015

by: Evan Marciszewski

While my wife’s passed out in bed I just want to take a quick minute and thank Bronson Battle Creek’s newborn delivery dept. What an awesome job everyone did helping my wife through this delivery of our baby girl Vada!! Thanks to Yankama “>Dr. Yankama OB for taking care of my wife for the past 9 months and doing an amazing job delivering our baby girl alongside the strength and determination of all the delivery nurses here in Battle Creek! Thanks to Daniella being there in the beginning of the process and the discharge as well. I wasn’t sure about having 2 pregnant women in the room but bless her heart coming to work everyday and help deliver babies up until her due date. A special shout out to Kailey the nurse that took over the shift from Daniella. Talk about a busy night for her. She got my wife just in time for the fun stuff such as the epideral, strong contractions, ginormous amount of painful pressure and finally the pushing and delivery of the baby! Kailey definitely rocked it out and took full charge of my wife and her needs as well as mine and our other kids during the visit. Talk about a Godsent! And if I’m not mistaken Kailey had one delivery before my wife’s and then two more after making it a total of four on that shift!!! Crazy! I couldn’t ask for a better experience and I’m glad I got it right from my hometown. Also thanks to Sheri for being very helpful towards the end of our leave. You were very down to earth and compassionate about my wifes needs and concerns. More directors like you are needed everywhere! Thank you all for the safe and healthy delivery of our new addition to our family. My wife and I definitely do appreciate it and with alot of really great doctors like Yankama and Dr Henry general family practice it will be hard to go on if you ever decide to retire! So please keep practicing, the community needs you!

And one more quick thank you to the EVS lady with the beautiful singing voice…Helen. You were very Kind, Sweet, and Funny….. my wife enjoyed you and your helpfulness in the beginning of our 3 day stay!

Without the angels at Bronson my little boy wouldn’t be here

April 21, 2015

by: Jessica Gargis

On September 27th my little boy, John, was born with an intestinal blockage. At less than a week old we were sent to Bronson.He had gonever from over 7 lbs to hardly over 5 lbs. He had surgery at exactly a week old on October 5th. It was the worst 4 hours of my life. Over the next few weeks he was cared for by the spectacular nurses in both the PICU and Peds. Without the angels at Bronson my little boy wouldn’t be here. Now he’s the perfect image of an almost 7 month old baby. I will never forget the surgeons or nurses that cared for him as if he were their own. Each day I say a little prayer for them to be blessed for the amazing things they do. Thank You for giving me a second chance with my little miracle.

All the ladies were just wonderful

April 17, 2015

by: Brenda Livingston

I would like to thank all the people that took care of me while I was at your hospital.even though the easter bunny scared me.haha.I was in the room 201.all the ladies were just wonderful.

Perfect might be a better word

April 15, 2015

by: Bill Elliott

Dr. Lucas was recommended to me by Dr. Gatz, my family doctor. I went thru all the tests. The biopsy did not turn out good. When Dr. Lucas walking into the room you knew right away that it was not good. He informed us that I had a very aggressive cancer and that we needed to have surgery as soon as possible. I asked him how much time he thought I had. He said, “Maybe 15 months, maybe 15 years. I don’t know.” I’m going on six years and my last PSA test was all 0s. My last visit Dr. Lucas walked into the little waiting room with a smile. He really didn’t need to say a word but he told me that all the tests came out good. Perfect might be a better word. I asked him if he felt proud. He shook his head yes and smiled again. I would like to thank every one at Bronson again. God Bless you all and a special prayer for the Lucas family.

I am better because of excellent care.

April 15, 2015

by: Harold Oswald Jr.

I would like to compliment Bronson’s continence center for their caring and excellent treatment I have experienced right from the check-in desk to the RNs and most especially Lita R. Martin, NP for her professional and excellent care I have received at both locations – Kalamazoo and Battle Creek. It was a move that has improved our health care in Battle Creek when Bronson came to town. You are quality from the reception desk to your great team of healthcare providers. Thank you all – I am better for sure because of excellent care.

Thank you Bronson team as a whole

April 10, 2015

by: Lois Lewis

On April fools day 2015, we sat in our livingroom watching a movie trying to get our two year old to fall asleep…

My husband started having a seizure… two bad seizures back to back…. last about 2 minutes apiece.

The first to arrive was the firemen, I have three young children.. one fireman took my children and played with them as i answered questions and they tried to get my husband to come around. The EMT team promptly got him moved over to bronson battle creek.

Our doctor, Nurse, tech and everyone inbetween was kind and very prompt on my husbands needs. they promoted safety and asked us questions without making any of us.. myself and my inlaws.. feel like we were a burden.

I am very pleased with the positivity We reeceived that day and Im greatful that to say my husband is here with us.. safe and healthy.

Thank you Bronson team as a whole

She watched over my son as if he was her own

April 7, 2015

by: Jacquelyn Terry

My son was just recently hospitalized with having foot drop and febrile seizures , dr.long from pediatrics stayed by his side & mine the entire time we were there , she searched for answers and ran every test to find what was wrong with easton. She did this all while remaining calm and collected at the bedside explaining things every step of the way. She even took the time to be by my sons side while he was having an MRI done. I can’t explain how she made me feel , she watched over my son as if he was her own. I had no fears that she didn’t settle in what seemed to be the scariest time in my life . God bless her and the many other hard working doctors out there just like her . I would be we take my child anywhere else & this is why.

Thank you,
-Jacquelyn

Positively beautiful experience

April 7, 2015

by: Cheryl Mario

From the moment my daughter found out she was pregnant there was no doubt she would go to Bronson to have her baby, what we could not have known was the positively beautiful experience that day would bring. This day was was made extra special by a nurse by the name of Vi Thompson. Now I must admit that Vi is a family friend of ours and from the beginning said she would try to be available when my daughter delivered and to call if we had any questions.

Well we hit the jackpot when Vi was scheduled to work on the day my daughter was scheduled for an induction. It was comforting having her care for my daughter throughout the day she is caring, comforting, confident and compassionate. When it came time for the delivery she was a great coach too, encouraging and kind.

It was the most beautiful experience of my life watching my first granddaughter being born and we were all so overjoyed to have Vi share that with us. She made my daughter feel very comfortable and grandma and grandpa too! Vi, you will always hold a special place in my heart. I can’t wait to tell my granddaughter what a blessing her delivery nurse was to us on the day of her birth.

Dr. Naz always goes above and beyond for her patients

April 2, 2015

by: Kelly DeFord

We had a patient that was scheduled to come in for an acute simple cold, congestion appointment with a physician in another suite as Dr. Naz did not have anything available this particular day. This being an elderly patient she showed up an hour late not realizing the actual time of her appointment. When the other office would not see her, Dr. Naz had me work her into her schedule that day. This was not out of the ordinary for Dr. Naz whom is always working her patients in. The moral of this story is that we ended up having to call 911 for patient whom was admitted to the hospital for complications for her COPD.I can only imagine if we hadnt worked that patient in and saw her she would have left and who knows what the outcome would have been.Dr. Naz always goes above and beyond for her patients. She,in my opinion, is one of the best physicians we have here at the BLOC.