Crittenton Hospital Medical Center to Become Part of Ascension Michigan

Ascension has signed a definitive agreement with Crittenton Hospital Medical Center for the facility to become part of Ascension Michigan.

Crittenton Hospital Medical Center will bring a strong Northern Oakland County presence to the statewide service area of Ascension Michigan, which includes St. John Providence in southeast Michigan, Borgess Health in Kalamazoo, Genesys in Grand Blanc, St. Mary’s of Michigan in Saginaw and Standish, and St. Joseph Health System in Tawas.

“We look forward to welcoming the associates, physicians, and clinicians of Crittenton to Ascension and Ascension Michigan,” said Robert J. Henkel, FACHE, President and Chief Executive Officer, Ascension Health, and [...] Continue Reading…

Borgess sponsors community flu clinics

KALAMAZOO, MI – Avoid the flu this season by attending a flu vaccine clinic this fall at locations throughout southwest Michigan.

Beginning in September and continuing through October, Borgess Health is sponsoring dozens of flu vaccine clinics at 75 sites throughout the region.*  The clinics will provide the latest option in flu vaccine available – the “Quadrivalent.”  The Quadrivalent flu vaccine and nasal mist offer the ultimate protection against four different influenza viruses: two A viruses, and two B viruses.  Each fall and winter, influenza A and B viruses are responsible for the majority of influenza illness.

“We are pleased to offer [...] Continue Reading…

Borgess Internal Medicine adds new physician

KALAMAZOO, MI – Quratulain Chaudhry, MD, has joined Borgess Internal Medicine at its new location – Suite 108, North Professional building, Borgess Medical Center.

Dr. Chaudhry specializes in women’s health.  She comes to Borgess from the University of Toledo in Toledo, Ohio, where she was the assistant professor of medicine in the Department of General Internal Medicine.  She also completed her medical residency at the University of Toledo Medical Center.

Dr. Chaudhry is board certified in internal medicine.  She received her medical education at King Edward Medical College in Pakistan, and was a resident and medical officer at Shaukat Khanum Memorial Cancer [...] Continue Reading…

Lee Memorial Foundation holds Fourth Annual Wine and Beer Tasting fundraiser

DOWAGIAC, MI – Supporters of Borgess-Lee Memorial Hospital can raise a toast to the hospital’s ongoing capital campaign, as the Lee Memorial Foundation hosts its annual Wine and Beer Tasting Event fundraiser 6-9 p.m., Saturday, Aug. 1, 2015, at Blackmond’s Sesquicentennial Farm at Indian Lake.

The fundraiser, located at 55317 Indian Lake Road in Dowagiac, will showcase the wares of some of southwest Michigan’s finest wineries and breweries. This year’s wineries include Round Barn, Tabor Hill, Crane’s, Cody Kresta, Contessa, and 12 Corners. Participating breweries include Lehman’s Orchards, New Holland Brewing Company, Round Barn Brewery, Rochester Mills Beer Co., Tapistry Brewery, [...] Continue Reading…

Borgess Spine adds new chiropractor

KALAMAZOO, MI – Patrick J. Rowley, DC, has joined Borgess Spine, part of the Borgess Brain & Spine Institute, specializing in chiropractic medicine.

Dr. Rowley is the executive director of the Brain Balance Achievement Center of Kalamazoo.  He is also a part-owner and chiropractic physician with Rowley and Doubleday Office of Chiropractic Neurology in Battle Creek, Mich.

Dr. Rowley holds a Doctor of Chiropractic degree from the Palmer College of Chiropractic in Davenport, Iowa, and a bachelor’s degree in biology from Bradley University in Peoria, Ill.  He is a diplomate of the American Chiropractic Neurology Board, and is a fellow of the [...] Continue Reading…

Lee Memorial Foundation chair retires

DOWAGIAC, MI – For years, Karen Judd has been recognized throughout Cass County and beyond as a diligent supporter of Borgess-Lee Memorial Hospital.  On June 23, the longtime chair of Lee Memorial Foundation presided over its board meeting for the last time.

Judd joined the Board of Trustees when it was formed in 1988 and has been its chair for more than 20 years.  She previously was a member and chair of the hospital’s Board of Trustees.

“I have been thrilled and blessed to lead and serve the Lee Memorial Foundation since its inception,” Judd said.  “I am handing over the Foundation [...] Continue Reading…

Lee Memorial Foundation sponsors 11th Annual Golf Outing

DOWAGIAC, MI – One of the area’s biggest and most popular fundraiser golf events takes place Friday, July 10, 2015, as supporters of the Lee Memorial Foundation tee off at the Foundation’s 11th Annual Golf Outing.

The 2015 scramble event will again be held at Spruce Ridge Golf Club in Dowagiac. The entry deadline is July 1, 2015, and participation is limited to the first 36 four-person teams.

Registration begins at 9 a.m., with a shotgun start at 10 a.m. The entry fee is $50 per person or $200 per team of four. The golf outing includes 18 holes of golf with [...] Continue Reading…

Borgess Foundation holds annual golf outing

KALAMAZOO, MI – Supporters of the Borgess Foundation will tee off Monday, July 20, 2015, at the Gull Lake Country Club in Richland for the Foundation’s 24th Annual Golf for Health fundraising event.

Proceeds toward this year’s event will support the introduction of full-field Digital Breast Tomosynthesis to Borgess Medical Center. Breast Tomosynthesis is a new technology in breast imaging that enables radiologists to diagnose very small breast cancers earlier and more accurately. The break-through technology would provide high quality and possibly life-saving screening each year to more than 4,000 women in southwest Michigan.

Play in the Golf for Health is [...] Continue Reading…

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…

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…