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.

Care for every patient as though they were family

February 19, 2015

by: Maria Tuyls

I’m surrounded by nurses everyday who are family to me and what’s so amazing is how they care for every patient as though they were family as well

Everyone at Bronson was so friendly, positive and helpful that it made a scary surgery a lot easier to deal with.

February 19, 2015

by: Russell Dean Smith

I had been diagnosed with having a cyst in my left sinus cavity. I met with Dr. Szeles of Bronson HealthCare Midwest Otolaryngology (ENT), Head & Neck Surgery. After getting the results of a CT scan he ordered, Dr. Szeles determined surgery was needed to remove the cyst. He also determined my impacted wisdom tooth on my upper left side may have to come out. He also knew I needed him to repair a hole on the left side of my mouth due to a prior surgery I had where a perriodentist tried to make a repair , but ended up making things worse because he didn’t know about the cyst. I had surgery on 2-6-15. It lasted three hours. Everyone at Bronson was so friendly, positive and helpful that it made a scary surgery a lot easier to deal with. Thank you to everyone who assisted me in any way the day of my surgery. You truly are professional, caring people! I am a very satisfied patient.

Warm, relaxed care

February 18, 2015

by: Judy

Greetings,
This note is very overdue – like 2 months tardy. Life gets in the way of our plans sometimes. On Sept. 5, two friends and I were headed to the Detroit area when we decided to visit Binder Park Zoo. I tripped in their parking lot and ended up with a bad gash over my left eye. The nice people at the zoo sent me your way so I could “get stitched.” I want to thank the staff and especially Dr. Leibold for their warm, relaxed care which made the whole event easy to get thru and I must say, almost enjoyable. I think Dr. Leibold could probably do “stand up” comedy if he ever tires of stitching people.
When I went to see my primary doctor for follow-up, he was surprised how good Dr. Leibold’s work was and said, ‘That guy did a great job! He must have been a plastic surgeon.”
Thanks for turning an accident into an adventure!

Welcoming, friendly, efficient, and sets the perfect atmosphere

February 18, 2015

by: Elizabeth Amidon

My experience at Bronson Internal Medicine Downtown is always positive from the moment I enter the office. Angelica Salazar, the receptionist, is welcoming, friendly, efficient, and sets the perfect atmosphere for what can be an emotional visit with a doctor. Kudos to the entire office: the staff has been wonderful in providing a positive experience from entry to exit. I wish them all the best after the office disbands, and I am happy that Dr. Cindi Smith will continue her practice at Bronson downtown. I hope to hear Angelica’s greeting at another office at Bronson.

Extremely thorough and made us feel like she really cared

February 9, 2015

by: Bill Whisman

Anytime I hear your test was abnormal and you need to see a specialist I get nervous. My wife was referred to an Neurologist; Dr. Yanny Phillips. I tend to stress far more than my wife. But after our visit I felt very relieved and knew what a good doctor she is. Dr. Phillips was one of the nicest, most pleasant doctors I have ever met. She was extremely thorough and made us feel like she really cared, not only about the test results but the overall and future health of my wife. She listened, made observations and suggestions to help my wifes general well being. At no time did we feel like a number or just another patient. She took time to explain the test results in terms we could understand. She gets an outstanding rating from me.

I couldn’t have asked for nicer professionals tending to my needs!

February 5, 2015

by: Lisa Lynn DeGraaf

Just a note to tell everyone that I felt extremely well cared for at Bronson Methodist Hospital on the day of my surgery. My primary surgeon was Dr. Nancy Kalinowski. The rest of my “care professionals” were just as great as my surgeon. They were all very kind and patient and caring. My surgery went very well and my recovery is going well too.

I really like the way Dr. Kalinowski makes her personal phone calls too. If it’s good news she starts by saying “good news, good news, this is Dr. Kalinowski.” Then she proceeds with details. Her office staff is the greatest! They are also kind and patient, smiling and friendly. But above that, they are helpful. They could answer any question I had. I would definitely recommend her to any of my friends, family or anyone that may be in my situation.

I couldn’t have asked for nicer professionals tending to my needs!

I have never seen a nursing staff that worked this hard and met my every need.

February 5, 2015

by: William Vale

I am here for my third night and I will go home tomorrow. I have never seen a nursing staff that worked this hard and met my every need. All of the staff listed below in one way or another they were very kind to me. They did an excellent job working as a team. Several times they would get very busy but it made no difference. I have a new knee and you have a wonderful staff. Special thanks to Tony Newberry my main nurse. He was absolutely indespensable. He got my meds, straightened out my making calls, etc. He bent over backword to make my stay all it could be. Greatest thanks!

-Chelsea (nurse)
-Cassandra
-Danielle
-Tony N. (nurse)
-Danesha
-Arthur
-Allisa
-Arthur (physical therapy)
-Abbi (physical therapy tech)
-Mikael W. (housekeeping)
-Sam (patient care assistant)
-Nathan P.
-Nicole (patient care assistant)
-Paige (nurse)
-Stephanie (nurse)

I am very thankful that we as patients are blessed to have all of you.

February 5, 2015

by: Cindy Sharrar

I want everyone to know that I had an awesome experience while in the hospital. Every single person was so professional and caring. I am very thankful that we as patients are blessed to have all of you. The doctors and nurses had such a positive attitude and made me feel so comfortable and safe. Thank you so much for everything you give of yourself. I am so fortunate to have you in my life. Thanks again!

A big thank you to everyone involved in my care today.

February 5, 2015

by: Joy Wisser

I had to have some testing done today at Bronson. I had a very positive experience from start to finish once I entered the building. Everyone was warm friendly and helpful. Registration was smooth. My US tech Amanda was wonderful and put me at ease. She went out of her way to see if I could have my CT early to get all of my testing done and get on my way home. I really appreciated her professional and caring attitude. It made my dread of testing vanish almost immediately. A big thank you to everyone involved in my care today.

Dr Gauthier made him feel at ease from the moment he walked in the exam room.

February 4, 2015

by: Tina Hernandez

I am very happy to tell you about a physician who helped my Dad! My Dad is 86 years old and has had some health issues. He had to wait until he was feeling better to be able to see a Urologist. So before his appoinmnet to see Dr. Anthony Gauthier at BHCMW Gull Road Urology, he had a long time to worry about the scope that he was going have and what they would find. My Dad is 86 years old and hard of hearing. Dr Gauthier made him feel at ease from the moment he walked in the exam room. Dr Gauthier was so kind, caring and gentle and also explained everything by taking his time to make sure he understood every thing he was doing every step of the way. This made all the difference in the world to him and myself!!!!! I would love to let eveyone know what a wonderful job he did with my Dad!!!