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Kalamazoo lifts health advisory for area west of Nazareth Road

Kalamazoo lifts health advisory for area west of Nazareth Road

The city of Kalamazoo has issued a statement, lifting the health advisory for a wooded area north of the Nazareth Complex on the west side of Nazareth Road.

The city issued the health advisory after a blocked line released raw sewage into the wetland area and Axtell Creek on January 4th.

Recent testing shows there is no longer a health concern.

Bronson offers help for Heart, Diabetes, and Bariatric Surgery

Bronson offers help for Heart, Diabetes, and Bariatric Surgery

Information courtesy of Bronson Healthcare

                                                        

KALAMAZOO, MI – Bronson Healthcare is offering the following, classes and events to help people lead more active and healthy lives.

 

Bariatric Surgery:  Is It Right for You?

Monday, February 4, 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. with Kibwe Weaver, MD, bariatric surgeon

Monday, February 18, 6:00 to 8:00 p.m.

Gazelle Sports Ranked Top Four

Gazelle Sports Ranked Top Four

Gazelle Sports store in West Michigan has received national recognition from Competitor Magazine for being one of 2012's "50 Best Running Stores in America," placing in the top four.  Gazelle has stores locally in Holland, Kalamazoo, and Kentwood.  This is the seventh year in a row that it has made the list.

Each store that is nominated is put through an evaluation process that includes mystery shopping to assess customer service, credit ratings from vendors, and assessments about local programs and community commitment.

Gazelle Sports Co-Owner Chris Lampen-Crowell says, "We are very proud to be recognized as one of the best running stores in America. It is a tribute to the Gazelle Sports staff. It means that they are living our mission to pursue, encourage and celebrate a healthy lifestyle, and providing the best customer care in the world.

Start the year right, give blood

Start the year right, give blood

Michigan Blood wants you to continue the season of giving by donating blood to start the new year.

If you attempt to donate at one of these blood drives, you will receive a $10 gift certificate to Outback Steakhouse

       Grand Rapids
       December 31  •  8:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
       January 2  •  8:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.
       January 3  •  8:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.

       St. Joseph
       January 2  •  11:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m. 

“Save a Mate. Donate.”

“Save a Mate. Donate.”

Start the year off right & check off you resolution list! Since there are no blood drives on Christmas and New Years Day, make plans to donate blood to help keep the blood supply at a safe level for 2013. For donating blood during the “Save a Mate, Donate campaign, those who attempt to donate will receive a $10 gift card to Outback Steakhouse.

Donors, any healthy person 17 years or older who weights at least 110 pounds are eligible to give every 56 days. Bring a photo ID or 2 forms of non-photo ID. 

Kalamazoo

January 3 – 11am to 7pm

January 4 – 11am to 4pm

Call: 1-866-MIBLOOD or go on-line to www.miblood.com for more information.

Blood and relief personnel in short supply locally due to hurricane

Blood and relief personnel in short supply locally due to hurricane

by Jeanne Baron
from WMU News


KALAMAZOO—Efforts to help the East Coast in the wake of Hurricane Sandy have resulted in a local shortage of blood and trained disaster relief workers, says an officer of the American Red Cross Club at Western Michigan University.

Jackson Peebles, vice president for disaster relief and services to the armed forces, says the club is working with the Greater Kalamazoo Area Chapter of the American Red Cross to encourage people to immediately donate blood and volunteer for Red Cross Disaster Action Team training.

Peebles also notes that now is the time to join the Red Cross' annual holiday mail campaign, which brightens the season for military veterans and servicepersons, along with their families.

Blood supply shortage

Bronson to acquire Kalamazoo physician group HealthCare Midwest

Bronson to acquire Kalamazoo physician group HealthCare Midwest

Written by  Mark Sanchez

KALAMAZOO — Executives bill the planned move of Kalamazoo’s largest physician practice into Bronson Healthcare Group as smoothing the way for both to meet the new demands of a changing health care industry.
Under a deal that’s expected to close in early 2013, HealthCare Midwest would operate as a wholly-owned subsidiary of Bronson Healthcare that’s led by physicians.

The combination follows a general national health care trend that has physicians increasingly becoming part of a health system through direct employment or some form of affiliation. The new model is driven by reforms that are changing how both hospitals and doctors are paid and requires them to work closely to better coordinate patient care and improve costs and clinical quality.