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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Compassionate, caring, and always understanding

April 24, 2015

by: Joseph Engel

My medical experiences at Bronson with doctors Isacksen and Crooks have always been very good. Both are compassionate, caring, and always understanding of my concerns. I would recommend them and Bronson to anyone who would ask for a referral.

Courteous, pleasant and know what they are doing

April 24, 2015

by: Anonymous

Everyone in the office is courteous, pleasant and know what they are doing. Quick check in and out.

From the time in to check out is always on time. I usually get there 10 or 15 minutes early and usually out that much early.

Dr. Bour is very good at answering questions and never tries to hurry me out. Explains everything so my wife and I understood.

My surgery is going along just as Dr. explained so no surprises.

Kind and helpful

April 24, 2015

by: Anonymous

Dr. Bour is the gentlest, kindest man on earth. He is assuring and always tells you about your condition. I am 81 years old and this personality is just what I need.

There is a woman in his scheduling named Sondra, she is amazing! All the staff are kind and helpful.

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