It is important for us to continue to support the technology and convenience of care.

Erick Stewart, Community Member

As an advocate for healthcare in the Battle Creek area, Erick Stewart has been on the Bronson Battle Creek Hospital  (BBCH) Community Partners Board for nearly 17 years, and its chair since early 2019. “The board exists to listen to what the community needs are, and share that feedback with Bronson Healthcare,” explains Stewart. “We help generate newideas and look for ways Bronson Battle Creek can provide greater access to care. It’s important we are all working together to make sure a great hospital exists here.”

The BBCH Community Partners Board is a key partner in helping to establish and sustain ongoing efforts for the new Western Michigan University Homer Stryker M.D. School of Medicine family medicine residency program at Bronson Battle Creek. “It’s been fulfilling to see that program come to fruition based on community need,” says Stewart.

Stewart is also part of a core team supporting Bronson Health Foundation’s regional oncology campaign. Stewart recently had a family member who was treated at the Bronson Battle Creek Cancer Care Center. “I saw from a family perspective  how important it is to have that high level of care. The Center is a vital part of the overall system of cancer care that Bronson is developing. That’s why it is important for us to continue to support the technology and the convenience of care for people throughout the entire region.”