KALAMAZOO, Mich. — Bronson Healthcare asked patients to reschedule appointments, surgeries and procedures that were postponed due to the pandemic.
Communications Specialist Carolyn Wyllie said Bronson has seen a decline in the number of patients requiring hospital care for COVID-19, reporting that the curve is flattening in southwest Michigan.
She said it is important to not put off care because of the virus' presence in the community, as conditions can worsen or new problems can arise.
Bronson providers are pushing for Michigan residents to schedule appointments like child’s immunizations and other prescribed vaccinations, as well as screenings such as mammograms.
“If you feel nervous about coming to a Bronson office, emergency department or hospital, I want to assure you that the safety of our patients, employees and community is our number one priority and we have many protocols in place to keep everyone safe,” says Bill Manns, president and CEO of the Bronson Healthcare system. “Our teams are well-equipped to treat all the typical healthcare needs of our community and to care, separately, for patients with COVID-19.”
Current safety precautions in place at Bronson facilities include:
Bronson primary care and specialty care providers are seeing patients for scheduled office visits and video visits.
Patients may call their provider’s office, send a message through Bronson MyChart or call a Bronson Care Advisor at (269) 341-7788 to schedule an appointment.