DeLano Clinic adds new child psychiatrist

KALAMAZOO, MI – Robert Dempsey, DO, has joined DeLano Outpatient Clinic as its newest child and adolescent psychiatrist.

Dempsey joins a team of dedicated behavioral health professionals with a broad range of expertise in the fields of psychiatry, psychology, social work and nursing.  For more than 30 years, DeLano Clinic and Borgess Behavioral Medicine have offered in-depth, sophisticated and compassionate mental health services in southwest Michigan.

Dempsey comes to Borgess from Van Buren County Mental Health in Paw Paw, serving children and adolescent with psychiatric care.  Dempsey began as a pediatrician holding positions at hospitals and clinics in Michigan.  Prior to moving [...] Continue Reading…

Delton Medical Center joins with Borgess Health

KALAMAZOO, MI – Delton Medical Center, and the family practice of Joseph Roth, D.O., are providing personalized, professional care under a new practice name: Borgess Family Medicine-Delton.  The practice is now part of Borgess Health, a member of Ascension, the nation’s largest Catholic and not-for-profit health system.

“We are pleased Borgess Family Medicine-Delton has joined our team,” said John Rhoades, MD, chief medical officer, Borgess Medical Group.  “Dr. Roth and his staff provide exceptional talent to complement our already outstanding network of professionals.  They will strongly enhance a comprehensive continuum of care in the region.”

The location for Borgess Family Medicine-Delton remains [...] Continue Reading…

Lee Memorial Foundation completes Borgess Tree of Love campaign

DOWAGIAC, MI – Affordable diagnostic mammography services for low-income women in Cass County remain readily available, thanks to the annual Tree of Love campaign.

The Lee Memorial Foundation’s Tree of Love 2014 campaign has concluded with $7,629 in total donations.  The fall campaign was proudly supported by nearly 90 area donors.

“Once again, the community embraced the Tree of Love campaign,” said Karen Judd, president, Lee Memorial Foundation Board of Trustees.  “We are thankful to our many donors who wanted to ensure that women with low incomes receive diagnostic mammography services at Borgess-Lee Memorial Hospital.”

“Many women in Cass County don’t have insurance [...] Continue Reading…

Borgess Health hosts MLK Celebration

KALAMAZOO, MI – The annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration, sponsored jointly by Borgess Health and Bronson Healthcare Group, will be held Monday, Jan. 19, 2015, inside the Lawrence Education Center Auditorium at Borgess Medical Center.

“Living the Dream” is the focus of the Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration, which begins with refreshments at 11 a.m., and the program which starts at 11:45 a.m. James L. Liggins, Jr., associate attorney with the Kalamazoo law firm of Miller, Canfield, Paddock and Stone, P.L.C., is the keynote speaker. Liggins serves on various non-profit boards and committees in the Kalamazoo area, including the United [...] Continue Reading…

Borgess begins 2014 Tree of Love campaigns

KALAMAZOO, MI – Imagine being unable to obtain a mammogram because of the expense. It happens each year to women everywhere, which means breast cancer may go undetected.

Gifts to the annual Borgess Tree of Love campaign in 2013 helped more than 200 women in southwest and southcentral Michigan receive diagnostic mammography services. Joy, who lives in Battle Creek, is one of those women. Today, Joy is cancer free, thanks to Tree of Love.

“I had the best experience ever at Borgess Diagnostic Services,” she said. “Borgess Tree of Love was the only way I could receive coverage for a mammogram [...] Continue Reading…

Borgess Heart Center for Excellence receives Echocardiography accreditation

KALAMAZOO, MI – Borgess Heart Center for Excellence, Borgess Heart Institute, has received a three-year term of accreditation in echocardiography in the area of adult transthoracic and adult stress by the Intersocietal Accreditation Commission (IAC).

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” to inform patients that Borgess Heart Center for Excellence has been carefully critiqued on all aspects of its operations considered relevant by medical experts in the field of echocardiography. When scheduled for [...] Continue Reading…

Borgess Heart Center for Excellence welcomes new cardiologist

KALAMAZOO, MI – Shweta Aggarwal, MD, has joined Borgess Heart Center for Excellence, Borgess Heart Institute, as a non-invasive cardiologist.

Dr. Aggarwal comes to Borgess from Maimonides Medical Center in Brooklyn, N.Y., where she was a cardiology fellow. She completed her residency in internal medicine at Coney Island Hospital in Brooklyn, and also was a resident medical officer in the Department of Medicine at Maharaja Agrasen Hospital in India. She earned her medical degree from Maulana Azad Medical College in New Delhi, India. Dr. Aggarwal is board certified with the American Board of Internal Medicine, National Board of Echocardiography, and Certification [...] Continue Reading…

Ascension Health Michigan Announces Kathy A. Young as President & CEO for Borgess Health

The Michigan Health Ministries of Ascension Health are pleased to announce that Kathy A. Young, FACHE, has been appointed Borgess Health President and CEO.  Young succeeds former Borgess Health CEO Paul Spaude, who retired on October 2 after nine years with the health system. Young will begin her new role in early 2015.

“Kathy is a dynamic and gifted executive who will be an effective leader for Borgess and a strong addition to the Michigan Ministries’ senior leadership team,” said Gwen MacKenzie, Senior Vice President, Ascension Health/Michigan Market Leader. “With our large geographic footprint across the state, including 13 acute [...] Continue Reading…

Reverence Home Health & Hospice receives top-performing home health recognition

KALAMAZOO, MI – Reverence Home Health & Hospice, a service of Borgess Health, is a recipient of the 2014 HomeCare Elite™ from OCS HomeCare by National Research Corporation and DecisionHealth®. The award recognizes the top-performing home health agencies in the United States.

Now in its ninth year, HomeCare Elite identifies the top 25 percent of all Medicare-certified agencies. Winners are ranked by an analysis of publicly available performance measures in quality outcomes, best practices (process measure) implementation, patient experience (Home Health CAHPS® or HHCAHPS), quality improvement and consistency, and financial performance. In order to be considered, an agency must be Medicare-certified [...] Continue Reading…

Reverence Home Health & Hospice receives top-performing home health recognition

KALAMAZOO, MI – Reverence Home Health & Hospice, a service of Borgess Health, is a recipient of the 2014 HomeCare Elite™ from OCS HomeCare by National Research Corporation and DecisionHealth®. The award recognizes the top-performing home health agencies in the United States.

Now in its ninth year, HomeCare Elite identifies the top 25 percent of all Medicare-certified agencies. Winners are ranked by an analysis of publicly available performance measures in quality outcomes, best practices (process measure) implementation, patient experience (Home Health CAHPS® or HHCAHPS), quality improvement and consistency, and financial performance. In order to be considered, an agency must be Medicare-certified [...] Continue Reading…