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Rating this hospital five stars

June 18, 2015

by: Rebekah Peycke

My experience at Bronson Birthplace, and Mother/Baby was awesome! Rating this hospital five stars! They took great care of us and they tried their best to stick to our birthplan and to make sure everything was how we wanted. I never felt nagged or pressured into anything!
The nurses and doctors were very personable and you would think we’ve known them forever.
We were very well taken care of and well informed about childcare and safety without feeling like we were being talked down to. We were treated with great respect. Every single person who came into our room had a great possitive attitude. Definitely will be returning here for delivery of baby #2!
Also we received a handwritten card in the mail from a few of the nurses, congratulating us on our new arrival! And from the note, you can tell they knew which patients we were!

Very happy with the service I received

June 15, 2015

by: Karen Heasley

On Thursday, June 4, 2015 I was leaving the Adult Care area in the old hospital returning to my car parked in the ramp. I tripped on a couple of bricks that were raided above the rest of the brick patio area. I fell flat on my face. Two employees, Josh Haughn and Ashley Sipe, from Respiratory were walking into the hospital and came right over to help me. They were very concerned and helped me to get up and stayed with me until my son arrived. He was visiting someone in the hospital. Security was called and they took my information about the fall and asked me to go to ER to be checked out. While waiting for Security Chris Tiller, a nurse anesthetist came upon me. She insisted that I go to the ER. I was transported to ER by security and checked out by Dr. Zeller. He was very caring, checked me out thoroughly and told me what to expect with a face fall like I had.

My ER visit took less than 40 minutes and I have followed Dr. Zeller’s directions and am healing well.

Everyone at Bronson was very concerned and caring. i am very happy with the service I received. Kudos to Josh, Ashley, Chris and Dr Zeller.

Wonderful help

June 15, 2015

by: Gwen “Peggy” Martens

Brian C & Julie at surgery desk. Brian, took the time to call my doctor at the groves to find the name of my surgeon and this process to 30 mins. But he didn’t give up on helping me and Julie try to help but she never let on customer feel left out. I really appreciate there help because sometimes I just forget.

Thank you for your wonderful help! G. Peggy Martens

Everything went perfect

June 15, 2015

by: Joseph Morsaw

My stay at Bronson Hospital was a good one the Nurses were very kind and always in excellent moods, when I rang my call button they were right there, Dr. Borozan was a great Dr. he also had a great staff working with him if I was to go back to a hospital it would definitely be this hospital everything went perfect!
All my nurses were great, the food was very good also!

Needs were met with friendliness

June 12, 2015

by: Anonymous

I had a revision of Rt hip. It replaced 2001 and revision was 06-04-15. From the time I arrived for pre-op until discharge I was treated with warmth and respect.
My care in the Orthopedic department was remarkable. My needs were met with friendliness and I never had to wait. The lady taking care of home needs worked very hard working out my problems.

Everyone was wonderful

June 12, 2015

by: Georgene Kaufman

On May 20, 2015 I was admitted to Bronson to have a total left knee replacement. Bronson has always been my hospital of choice since moving to Michigan in 1979. My experiences during this stay only serve to solidify my decision for using Bronson. The entire staff treated me with respect which makes it hard to single out any one individual but I do find it necessary to send a special thank you to Stephanie in recovery who had to change my bedding 3 times. I had a spinal and was unaware I was wetting the bed. I vow to have a catheter inserted when I have the right knee done later this year. No one should have to clean up after me if not necessary. I would also like to thank RNs Kelli, Tony and Pat and PCAs Juanita and Theresa, Theresa and I got off to a bumpy start but improved dramatically the second night I was there. Everyone was wonderful so please don’t be upset if I didn’t mention you by name. See you all again in the fall.

Worked so hard to make my stay safe, great and enjoyable

June 10, 2015

by: Donald “Bob” Drake

On April 1, 2015 I came to Bronson to get a total reconstruction on my right knee. Even thought this was my fifth major operation in the last ten years, I was really nervous and scared. I had two great things in my favor. First, Dr. Kokmeyer was my Doctor, and two, and array of nurses, therapists and PCAs that are better than any I have ever seen. Cathy, Rhonda Lynn, Tina, Courtney, Martena, Jessie, Whitney, Lori, Katie and Chris made a scary situation into a great experience. These women worked so hard to make my stay safe, great and enjoyable. They are friendly, happy funny, but also extremely professional and ‘Rock Solid’ in doing their jobs. They all went above and beyond the call of duty¬Ě, and made my stay at the Bronson an excellent one. These women made my time here special, and I will get better, sooner, because of their efforts and class. Again, in closing, I want to thank Bronson for having such first class people working on patients like myself. They are the best!
Yours truly,
Donald Drake

Professionalism and compassion was above reproach

June 10, 2015

by: Kathleen Karl

I had experience as a patient and as a family member. My Husband Frank died on April 17th. I couldn’t have asked for better or kinder staff. Their professionalism and compassion was above reproach

In June I was admitted to surgery unit. Everyone was so so kind and professional. As can be imagined, I was still grieving for the loss of my husband of 48 years. The care was excellent. Procedures were explained and arrangements for transfer to Bronson Commons for additional rehab went off without a hitch.

Bronson has done it right. Wonderful staff and going above and beyond the norm.

Thank you for helping me during such a difficult and challenging time.

Best hospital in Kalamazoo

June 10, 2015

by: Anonymous

All the staff here at Bronson are very great and nice. The staff have gone out of their way to help me get the med’s I need. I’m so glad I made the choice to come to Bronson I believe this is the best hospital in Kalamazoo.

Made my fears go away

June 10, 2015

by: Anonymous

Dr. Magarie was fabulous. He made my fears go away and prepared me for surgery. Excellent bedside manner.