Working at Bronson has allowed me so many opportunities
Jeff Roberts, RN, is an emergency department nurse at Bronson Battle Creek. Not only has he spent a significant amount of time in the hospital providing care to patients and their families, but he has also been a patient at the hospital. “That is one reason why I am so proud to work for Bronson,” Jeff explains. “I know the care we deliver is exceptional because I have experienced it firsthand.”
Being a patient at Bronson gave new perspective to Jeff’s role as a nurse.
While going to school for his associates degree, Jeff was in a car accident that brought him to Bronson Battle Creek as a patient. “During this time, I was able to see the type of care our patients receive firsthand. It gave me a different perspective into what it’s like to be a patient here, and it made me feel proud during a difficult time,” Jeff said.
“Aside from the care I received during my stay, the flexibility, help and support of my team was amazing. My manager even suggested I apply for the Employee in Crisis fund from the Bronson Health Foundation,” Jeff explained. This fund is designed to assist employees who experience a sudden, unplanned event in which they had little or no ability to plan or prepare for and helped cover a portion of Jeff’s medical bills.
“Management is flexible, supportive and invested in their employees.”
Jeff has been working at Bronson for over seven years – starting as a patient care assistant and working his way up to staff nurse. “Working at Bronson has allowed me so many opportunities to try new things, advance my career and stay engaged,” Jeff said. “Because Bronson is a large organization, you have the ability to bounce around different services and find the best fit for you. I started in critical care, but moved around until I found the right fit in the emergency department,” he explained. Because you are able and encouraged to move around and try new things, there is longevity in your career at Bronson.
With so many opportunities to advance your career throughout Bronson, the organization is dedicated to ensuring employees keep up-to-date with their skills in order to deliver exceptional healthcare experiences for every patient, every time. This means making it as easier and more convenient to earn advanced certifications and degrees. “While at Bronson, they have covered all the costs for me to become TNCC, ATCN, ENTC, ACLS and PALS certified,” Jeff said. “And the best part is that most of the certification classes are offered right at Bronson.”
Do you want to start a nursing career at Bronson?
We’re hiring! Our healthcare system is comprised of more than 70 locations, including four hospitals, in southwest and south central Michigan. With nearly 846 licensed beds and approximately 2,000 nurses throughout the hospitals, we are committed to working together to provide excellent healthcare. Our values of integrity, patient and family centered care, teamwork, evidence-driven improvement, education and community commitment guide us. To learn more or apply, visit bronsonhealth.com/careers. This is your career, where will you take it?