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 hope to continue with them for many years to come.

January 28, 2015

by: Linda Hamilton

For many years I was a patient at a well known Kalamazoo area practice that treated me horribly. They tested me to my limit then discharged me from the practice when I reacted. It turned out to be the best thing that could have happened to me because after a lot of searching, I found Bronson Internal Medicine Oshtemo. They have treated me with the courtesy that I never received at the other practice. I hope to continue with them for many years to come. Keep up the good work!

Kudos to them for staying friendly in such a stressful situation.

January 27, 2015

by: Ryan

I was recently in the ER and Valerie French, Sharon Rigby, and Ryan Seim were outstanding very caring and made me feel comfortable kudos to them for staying friendly in such a stressful situation.

I’ve recommended you to everyone I know.

January 16, 2015

by: Kathlene Herbenson

I just want to thank Dr. Prophit Graves and her team for the amazing job they did removing my sons adenoids (I’m a bit emotional lol). He’s doing so well and has suddenly started speaking whole sentences at just one and a half, sleeping through the night, jumping…. its just been a god send, suddenly a whole world was opened up to him. Thank you so much for your help and support. I’ve recommended you to everyone I know… so from Jonathan and I THANK YOU!!!!

We will be eternally grateful to all of those who assisted that morning.

January 12, 2015

by: Olora Ward

In the early morning hours on Saturday, January 10, 2015 my daughter was in serious hard labor. On the drive in her contractions were coming one after another, no time in between. We pulled up to the North Pavilion entrance and our family friend, our driver, jumped out to get her a wheelchair. Inside, there were no chairs available, so he shouted to the receptionist that we needed one and ran back to his van the help her out. I ran in shouting we had a patient in hard labor and we needed help! My daughter, even with help, could only make it to just outside the entrance. The security guard who was posted at the entrance ran out and I heard him yell to someone to grab his coat from his office just inside. He thru it over her like a blanket. I, in turn, took off my coat and rolled it up and put it under her head for a pillow and grabbed a clean, sweatshirt I had brought with me and had the guard help slide it up under bottom for a clean cover over the cement. It was about that time nurses, doctors (?), more security guards, a midwife (?) all started rushing out to help. Now remember, we were all still outside on the sidewalk. The temperature that morning was a toasty 3*F with a wind chill of -12*F. I could see that the babies head was out and mom was trying to hold his head to keep him partially in. A doctor or midwife, a woman, stepped in, quickly pulled mom’s pajama pants and underwear off and my beautiful grandson was born. A nurse (?) took him as soon as possible and rushed him to the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit. I can’t remember who assisted at that point but they got my daughter onto a gurney and took her to the Mother-Baby Unit to finish caring for her. This was an amazing night! Our baby was born at 3:45 am, weighing in at 6 lbs even, 18 inches long. He spent only about an hour and a half in NICU to warm him up and confirm his ability to maintain a stable body temperature. Without the quick thinking of the various hospital staff, this could have been a tragedy to both the baby and my daughter. We will be eternally grateful to all of those who assisted that morning! BTW, both mommy and baby are doing well and are now safe and warm at home.

I can’t thank you enough for the extra effort

January 12, 2015

by: Roland Johnson

My mother was seen in ER on Wednesday 7JAN15 in ER for a potentially life threatening condition. The efforts to determine her status took several hours, and was stressful on her. When she left the ER room she unknowingly left her bifocals in the bedding. After looking for her glasses in all of her belongings without success we returned to the ER where the staff was very busy.
However the ER greeter (Terri W.) and the nurse (Renee ?) that took care of my mother located the bedding that my mother used, and somehow found the glasses in the bedding and returned them to me.
The additional stress to my mother that this gesture avoided along with the treatment we received while in Bronson ER care was noteworthy. I can’t thank you enough for the extra effort.
Roland Johnson

Treated in a phenomenal manner

December 31, 2014

by: patricia raver

I came into the emergency room on Christmas night of 2014. I had fallen and broken my finger. My finger was also out of place and had to be reset. The procedure was extremely painful, but was made easier by the care and concern that the E.R doctor gave me. His kindness was very much appreciated! Actually, from the moment we walked in, to the second we left, we were treated in a phenomenal manner. And by people who had to spend their holiday working! It was a bad accident made much easier by the staff at Bronson. You should be very proud of these people :)

Coudn’t ask for 2 more dedicated nicer people

December 18, 2014

by: Karen Mack

Earlier today I summitted a brief statement about the caring and knowledgeable pulmonary techs.(I do not know if that is correct title) the problem is I said my friends Cathy and Brenda I shoud have said Debra((She is dept head) and Brenda is in charge of the exercise floor. You coudn’t ask for 2 more dedicated nicer people

Jennifer from the Health Library was very helpful.

December 16, 2014

by: Anonymous

Jennifer from the Health Library was very helpful. She took special time to help us check out material and printed out information for our next appointment.

A big thanks to my new friends Kathy and Brenda.

December 15, 2014

by: Karen Mack

This summer and fall I participated in pulmonary rehabilitation. It started with informative classes. We then exercised on a variety of equipment to improve our breathing ability. The staff was exceptionally friendly, while still pushing you to try a little harder and do your best. I improved 18 percent. A big thanks to my new friends Kathy and Brenda.

Forever grateful

December 9, 2014

by: Kacy Sullivan

My story happened in 1998. My sweet 6 week old daughter Alyssa was brought into the ER with trouble breathing. She had been seen the night before at Pipp in Plainwell and was given a cough syrup with codeine to help her. When she didn’t improve I brought her to Bronson. Minutes after arriving she stopped breathing. Her heart stopped beating. My daughter had RSV and was also having an allergic reaction to the codeine. I remember being told to wait in the hallway. I remember a pastor coming to see me.
My daughter is about to turn 17 years old on January 13th. She is a junior in high school. She gets straight A’s. She is the kindest and sweetest girl ever.
I unfortunately don’t remember any of her doctors or nurses names. But you saved her life. And I am forever grateful to you for that. Thank you.