Battle Creek continues to have strong representation on Bronson Healthcare's Board of Directors.  Nelson Karre, attorney with Vandervoort, Christ & Fisher in Battle Creek, was elected to a five-year term as Chairperson.

Karre, 67, is among a new slate of officers welcomed by Bronson to its regional board of directors.

 Randall Eberts, PhD, retired executive director of the W.E. Upjohn Institute, is Vice Chair; Neil Nyberg retired Kellogg Company vice president is Secretary; and Barbara L. James, retired managing member James & Springgate PLC, is Treasurer.

Past Chair Donald Parfet continues to serve as a director and as chair of the Bronson CEO Search Committee currently interviewing candidates for the position that will open up at the end of 2019 when Bronson President and CEO Frank Sardone retires.

Those continuing in their roles on the board include:  Richard Allen, MD, Director; Mark Atkinson, MD, Director; Scott Davidson, MD, Director;  Katy Fink, Director; Scott Gibson, MD, Director; Jorge Gonzalez, PhD, Director; James Greene, Jr., Director; Brenda Hunt, Director; William Johnston, Director; Mahesh Karamchandani, MD, Director; John Lawlor, MD, Director; James Liggins, Jr., Director; Steven Lins, MD, Director; LaJune Montgomery Tabron, Director; Michael Odar, CFA, Director; Donald Parfet, Director; and Frank Sardone, President and CEO.

Bronson Healthcare is a not-for-profit, community-governed health system serving nine counties in southwest and south central Michigan. With over 9,000 employees, more than 1,400 medical staff members, and 836 licensed beds, Bronson is the largest employer and leading healthcare system in southwest Michigan. Bronson offers a full range of services from primary care to critical care across more than 100 locations. Key member organizations include:  Bronson Methodist Hospital, Bronson Battle Creek Hospital, Bronson LakeView Hospital, Bronson South Haven Hospital, Bronson Medical Group, Bronson at Home, Bronson Commons, Bronson Athletic Club, Bronson Wellness Center and the Bronson Health Foundation.

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