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Emergency providers donate $50K to hospital foundation

September 4, 2019
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A group that employs emergency providers has donated $50,000 to a hospital foundation in the region.

Kalamazoo-based Southwestern Michigan Emergency Services gave the gift to the Bronson Health Foundation to support the trauma and emergency services fund.

SWMES was incorporated in 1969 and since that time has provided full-time physician staffing for Bronson Methodist Hospital’s trauma and emergency department. The relationship expanded as Bronson grew regionally, and today, SWMES providers also staff Bronson’s three other emergency departments in Battle Creek, Paw Paw and South Haven.

“The donation is a way to recognize our 50-year partnership with Bronson Healthcare,” said Dr. James DeMoss, attending physician and president of SWMES. “The gift to the Trauma and Emergency Services Fund has special meaning for us because it ultimately goes toward further helping the patients we serve each and every day.

“Whether it funds new technology, facility improvements or innovative new ways of treating patients, we know it’s going to make a difference for ill and injured people in southwest Michigan.”

The trauma and emergency services fund was created in 2015 by an anonymous donor to honor the men and women who serve as health care professionals and provide emergency care to patients in southwest Michigan, Bronson said.

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