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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Definitely recommend them to others

May 27, 2015

by: Anonymous

I had a mammogram today (5/13/2015) as I do annually. From the time I signed in with Sherry to exam by Kim, I felt more confident & professionally treated than I ever have before at the Bronson Center for Women. Hats off to your team. I will definitely recommend them to others. Thanks Sherry and Kim for making me comfortable in a painful situation.

Great Team

May 27, 2015

by: Edward King

Going to Dr. to Dr. all the time, you get a custom to the same treatment, but when we went to Dr. Gauthier office, everyone was super nice, was so polite and smiling, so willing to help me in anyway and the receptions were all so kind, joking with me right back. (Cause I always dish it out.) They answered all my questions and didn’t rush me out before I was done. Great Team there! Thank you for caring about me. Edward King

I can walk w/o pain

May 27, 2015

by: Crista Simmons

I am a 62 y.o. female who just had a lumbar fusion and degenerative disc surgery in Feb.

First of all, I thank Dr. Fabi for altering his schedule to accommodate the surgery date selected by my insurance company. This was not his normal surgery day and my lumbar fusion lasted longer than expected; so I did not see him post-op my day of surgery. He stopped by on my first day post-op. I happened to be sleeping, so he softly woke me up, told me that everything went well, then gently patted my arm and almost whispered, “Now you go back to sleep.” (Which I did!) Everyone from pre-admission to discharge was just super!

Since I had no one to help me at home, thanks to my occupational therapist, I was approved by my insurance company to spend my recuperation at Bronson Commons. I can’t say enough about your staff. It was a team effort to get me “up and running” again. My special thanks to PT staff, Jessie and Sandra, and R.N. Bree, CNA’s, Lyndsey and Lesley. You are all so great! And now I KNOW that when you say we’re doing great, you really mean it. You are a cheering section! When I put on my light, there was no voice which came on to ask if I needed help, but instead within a minute someone popped into my room to see what I needed. And they were Johnny on the spot w/ my pain meds. One evening in particular, I was in so much pain from the accompanying muscles spasms I could barely talk. I don’t know who was my R.N. on night shift, but she was an angel to me. She genuinely asked if she could anything more for me. I wanted to ask her to pray for me, but knew I’d just burst into tears. She was my angel that awful night.

I think you really need to get the word out re: Bronson Commons first to all the surgeon’s office staff who help w/ surgery/recovery planning and then to the community at large. You are too much of a well kept secret. I am so thankful for how the Lord led me to the Bronson Commons site, or I would have never known.
I toot Bronson Commons’ staff whenever I get the chance. Hand out a Bronson Commons pamphlet to every PT/OT pre-admission class. And then, put it in their hands post-surgery. Also, inform people of your home health program. We need YOUR assistance to help us navigate through the post-op portion of our care. Most of us are like a deer in headlights before surgery. My only complaint is that the Parchment Pharmacy which services Bronson Commons tried to stiff me for an $18 bottle of generic MiraLax. They did come down on their $ when I called to complain. She didn’t even blink an eye…didn’t ask for her supervisor’s approval or nothing. I just flat out told her I was NOT going to pay 3X the amt. I could buy it for at Meijer. My thanks to Laura at The Commons for listening to my shell-shocked experience! She was very gracious and I usually don’t get angry like that. Just think of all the people Parchment Pharmacy stiffed and they didn’t say anything. To me, they are exploiting your customers for their own pocketbook!

After surgery, I truly feel like a new woman!!! I can walk w/o pain, since I can’t remember when! Thank you so much to all!
God bless you,
Crista Simmons

So grateful for the Bronson Hospital Outpatient Surgical unit

May 22, 2015

by: Leslie Hoff

Our daughter, Krista, had outpatient oral surgery today to remove four impacted wisdom teeth. She is emotionally impaired and has other health issues. We were concerned about her body’s reaction to the stress, medications and surgery. The doctor and your staff were the best. Each person who met with her was gentle, kind and most importantly, considerate of her limitations and fears. They answered all of Kristas questions and made her as safe and comfortable as possible. The surgery was a success and we are so grateful for the Bronson Hospital Outpatient Surgical unit.

What a comfort

May 22, 2015

by: Jane

I wanted to share my experience at Bronson HealthCare Midwest Digestive, Endocrine & General Surgery. My surgery was for removal of two moles, I was very nervous about the procedure, as I had a melanoma removed several years ago. I asked for an appointment before the removal to ease my anxiety. The office staff gladly set me up to see Michael Bush who was my surgeon. He looked at my moles and explained the entire process, answered all my questions and put me at ease for the surgery. The procedure went well, he is a very caring and kind person. I received my pathology report on My Chart within a few days. What a comfort to get that so quickly. At my check up after surgery Michael examined my incisions which were healing quite well and talked to me about care to reduce scaring. I can’t say enough about the staff and expecially my surgeon Michael Bush.

Jane

staff was amazing and couldnt have been more helpful

May 22, 2015

by: Brittany

My son was born 6 weeks early and had to be taken by the baby bus to the bronson NICU where he stayed for 21 days. The staff was amazing and couldnt have been more helpful. They answered all of our questions and made sure we were all set once we were ready to take our little guy home!

I will recommend anyone who is facing breast cancer

May 22, 2015

by: Anonymous

Dr. Kalinowski, MD is & was a very professional Dr. Her cheerful smile, made my day & treatment bearable! Her staff were always kind, friendly, very information! I will recommend anyone who is facing breast cancer and is in need of any surgery to Dr. Kalinowski! Thank you, Thank you, Thank you for allowing me to feel like a healthy alive woman again! God Bless You All.
P.S. Dr K. I will work on my neatness :) HA! HA! Keep Smiling!:)
Without her wonderful staff & front office help – she could not be who she is nor do what she does! May God Bless You All.

Treated with such kindness

May 22, 2015

by: Anonymous

In December 2014 we lost two dear friends-One died (husband) in a nursing home (12/10/14) The other at Bronson on the second floor (the wife). We were allowed to come and go as we pleased to be with her in her last days. Allowed to stay at night as well. On the last day 12/18/14 we were with her to the last. Treated with such kindness- all the Nurses, the Doctor, Aides – treated us just like family as our friend had no children, a niece, sister, a cousin. We had been friends for many years. The chaplain stayed right there with us to the very end. It was a great privilege to be allowed to be there even though we weren’t “family” we are very thankful for all the staff of Bronson for their gentleness, kindness & compassion. God bless all the staff-we praise our hospital & staff to anyone who asks our opinion.
Ron & Donna Holmes

Thank you for saving my life

May 21, 2015

by: Robert Kames

I called 911 on Monday, May 4, 2015 requesting an ambulance take me to Bronson Hospital. I was having a severe GI Bleed. I had lost so much blood, that I couldn’t even stand up anymore, let alone try to walk. LIFE ems paramedics came right away and took me to Bronson. It’s a good thing I didn’t wait any longer. If I hadn’t called when I did, I would have bled to death that day. I owe my life to the entire staff at Bronson. Thank you for saving my life.

Hope and a fighting chance

May 12, 2015

by: Randy Sweet

This place is an amazing hospital the staff has been kind and generous my father has stage 4 liver cancer and we started his treatment at sturgis and it was not a pleasant stay but here you gave my father hope and a fighting chance thank you for everything.