Leslie Price, PA, joins Borgess Internal Medicine

KALAMAZOO, Mich. – Borgess Internal Medicine has added Leslie Price, PA, as a physician assistant in the Borgess Medical Commons Building at the Woodbridge Hills location, 7775 Angling Road, Portage.

Leslie comes to Borgess from San Antonio, Texas, where she was a physician assistant in private practice. She has also held physician assistant positions at Columbus Sleep Consultants in Columbus, Ohio, and at Correctional Reception Center in Orient, Ohio. Leslie is licensed with the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants. She received a Bachelor of Science degree in Physician Assistant Studies from Kettering College of Medical Arts in Kettering, [...] Continue Reading…

Borgess Lee Rural Health Clinic begins tele-medicine behavioral health services for area patients

DOWAGIAC, Mich. – Borgess Lee Medical Group is teaming up with DeLano Outpatient Clinic, a service of Borgess Behavioral Health, to offer tele-medicine behavioral health services for patients.

The tele-medicine services for children and adults are offered at the Borgess Lee Medical Group clinic in the Don Lyons Building, located across the street from Borgess-Lee Memorial Hospital, during one half day each week. The services connect patients in their area with a provider at the Kalamazoo-based DeLano Clinic. The tele-medicine equipment was purchased with a grant from Priority Health, a local insurance provider, and a donation from Lake Michigan Credit [...] Continue Reading…

Borgess Orthopedics welcomes Jeffery Oney, PA-C

KALAMAZOO, Mich. – Jeffery Oney, MSM, MS, PA-C, AT, has joined the staff of Borgess Orthopedics, part of the Borgess Bone & Joint Institute.

Jeffery has held clinical rotations at Borgess Women’s Health in Plainwell, Borgess Heart Center for Excellence, Borgess ProMed Family Practice, and Borgess Palliative Care. He has also held clinical rotations in pediatrics, psychiatry, orthopedics, general surgery and family practice at healthcare providers in southwest Michigan and in Denver, Colo.

Jeffery was a graduate assistant athletic trainer from August 2008 to August 2010 at Western Michigan University. He is a former head athletic trainer at Benton Harbor High [...] Continue Reading…

Trisha Farrell, NP, joins Borgess Women’s Health

KALAMAZOO, Mich., – Borgess Women’s Health has added Trisha Farrell, MS, CNM, WHNP, RNC, as a nurse practitioner in the Medical Specialties Building office at Borgess Medical Center.

Trisha is a highly skilled registered nurse with 25 years of experience, and most recently was a school nurse at Antioch District 34, Hillcrest Elementary School, in Antioch, Ill. She is a former Nurse Corps Officer in the United States Navy, and has held women’s health nurse practitioner, RN, nurse midwife and department head positions in the Navy. She is a 2013 recipient of the Inspiration Award in Women’s Health from the [...] Continue Reading…

Borgess ProMed Family Practice welcomes Joanna Simkus, PA-C

KALAMAZOO, Mich., – Borgess ProMed Family Practice has added Joanna Simkus, PA-C, as a certified physician assistant (PA-C) at the Woodbridge Hills location, 7901 Angling Road, Portage.

Joanna specializes in pediatrics and most recently was a physician assistant at Bronson Children’s Hospital in Kalamazoo. She is also a member of the United States Air Force Reserves and is trained in in-flight patient care, emergency medical services and other medical duties. Joanna received a Master of Science degree in Medicine and Physician Assistant Studies in August 2013 from Western Michigan University. She also obtained a Bachelor of Science degree in Interdisciplinary [...] Continue Reading…

Borgess Cardiac Ultrasound department receives Echocardiography reaccreditation

KALAMAZOO, Mich., – The “Echo Lab” at Borgess Medical Center has been granted a three-year reaccreditation in Echocardiography in the area of Adult Transthoracic by the Intersocietal Accreditation Commission (IAC).

Accreditation by the IAC means the Cardiac Ultrasound department at Borgess has undergone a thorough review of its operational and technical components by a panel of experts. Borgess is recognized by the IAC for providing quality patient care, in compliance with national standards through a comprehensive application process, including detailed case study review.

The IAC accreditation is a “seal of approval” that patients can rely on as an indication that Borgess [...] Continue Reading…

Lee Memorial Foundation kicks off annual Tree of Love campaign

DOWAGIAC, Mich., – The Lee Memorial Foundation hopes area residents will again embrace the spirit of giving and give someone a free mammogram.

The 2015 Tree of Love campaign begins at 5:30 p.m., Wednesday, Dec. 2, 2015, with a tree lighting ceremony at Farr Park in Dowagiac. The annual campaign ensures affordable diagnostic mammography and other breast care services are available for women throughout Cass County, regardless of their income. Last year’s campaign raised $7,629 in total donations, and was supported by nearly 90 area donors.

This year’s campaign fundraising goal is $8,000. Supporters recently helped kick off the campaign during [...] Continue Reading…

Borgess begins 2015 Tree of Love campaigns

KALAMAZOO Mich., – Women in southwest Michigan who need diagnostic mammography or other breast care services, but can’t afford them, have a longtime friend in the Borgess Tree of Love.

For 30 years, the Tree of Love campaign has strengthened the survival rate for breast cancer while providing a lifesaving gift for women in southwest and southcentral Michigan. The campaign’s 30th anniversary is highlighted with tree lighting ceremonies that are open to the public and presented by the Borgess Foundation.

Supporters aim for a goal of $75,000 to fund diagnostic mammography and breast health services for area women, regardless of income, including [...] Continue Reading…

Borgess ProMed Family Practice welcomes Megan O’Brien, MS, PA-C

KALAMAZOO, Mich. – Borgess ProMed Family Practice has added Megan O’Brien, MS, PA-C. She is a certified physician assistant (PA-C) at the Woodbridge Hills location, 7901 Angling Road, Portage, and at 8450 North 32nd St., Richland.

Megan comes to ProMed Family Practice from Sinai-Grace Hospital at Detroit Medical Center. She is a former certified nursing assistant at Masonic Pathways Senior Living Services in Alma, Mich., and a former pharmacy assistant at Select Specialty Hospital in Saginaw, Mich.

Megan received a Master of Science degree in Physician Assistant Studies from Wayne State University, and obtained a Bachelor of Science degree in Health [...] Continue Reading…

Best-selling author Joe Piscatella to speak at Borgess Healthy Living Seminar

KALAMAZOO, Mich. – Joe Piscatella, one of the nation’s leading experts on the impact of lifestyle habits affecting cardiovascular health, will give a free presentation on heart-healthy living from 6:30 to 8 p.m., Monday, Nov. 9, 2015, in the Lawrence Education Center at Borgess Medical Center.

Piscatella’s presentation is titled “Eating Healthy in a DoubleBurger.com World.” He will share his inspiring story of heart-healthy living and provide tips on how to sort out a balanced diet in a world of conflicting claims. Piscatella is the author of 13 best-selling books and is a popular speaker to corporate, association, medical and [...] Continue Reading…