That's Where...healing begins

You want the best for your family and neighbors – your gifts provide the margin of excellence in Borgess healthcare programs.


Your contributions to the Borgess Foundation make an impact every day by helping our healers heal. Some of the specific ways you make a difference include: the purchase of state-of-the-art equipment that provides the latest options for healing, programmatic support to ensure all your family health needs are met, and for enhancements to our healing environment to provide a secure and private habitat for healing.

By the numbers....


 350 patients with an average 7-10 day stay are seen at Borgess Easy Street Inpatient Rehabilitation Center.

 4,426 patients were seen in the Borgess ETC unit with Mental Health needs.

 11,120 hours were spent with Behavioral Health patients annually in the ETC unit.




See what is happening at the Borgess Foundation.


In it's 33rd year, the Tree of Love lighting ceremony will be held at the Borgess Lawrence Education Center at Borgess Medical Center. We invite you all to attend the event. To learn more about this exciting event, please visit our Tree of Love page.


The Borgess Foundation is excited to celebrate another Doctor's Day with our amazing Borgess physicains. Some grateful patients showed their appreciation for their Borgess physicians as a special way to honor them. If you want to honor your favorite Borgess doctor, visit the Borgess Foundation donation page and include a comment in with your generous support. Funds from Doctors' Day ensure that our physicians have the tools and medical technologies they need to provide you with the best possible care.

What some patients have to say about their special doctor.

Dr. John Bradtke, MD

Dr. John Bradtke

I have been Dr.Bradtke's patient for 20 plus years. He is a wonderful person and excellent doctor. He is kind, he listens and he closely monitors my diabetes. When there is a concern, he orders the necessary blood work or tests. Thank you, Dr. Bradtke! Nancy.

Dr. Tom Saad, MD

Dr. Tom Saad

Dr.Saad is what all family physicians should be; great listener, clinically excellent, compassionate and reassuring. He's the best! Larry.

Dr. Douglas Campbell, MD

Dr. Douglas Campbell

Doc, you are kind and gentle to us. No doubt you know your stuff. We are both well and kicking, but at our age, don't kick so high! We are blessed to have you! Keith Esther.

Dr. Rockelle Rogers, MD

Dr. Rockelle Rogers

Thank you for being so kind and attentive. Your heart speaks even before you do. Pamela.

Dr. Duncan Chapman, MD

Dr. Duncan Chapman

Thank you, Dr. Chapman for always taking such good care of me. Through small problems and large, I've had the utmost confidence in the path "we take together", as you said to me, "Take care of yourself and God bless you".JoAnne.

Dr. Peter Newhouse, MD

Dr. Peter Newhouse

I've been a patient of yours for a very long time. You've always been easy to talk to and friendly, knowledgeable and helpful. Thank you. Gary.

Dr. David Minnick, MD. (not pictured)

Thank you for following me on my journey, ultimately resulting in surgery with a wonderful recovery. You are an awesome doctor. Phyllis.




Behavioral Crisis Center is Open

 As of this summer, people with critical emergency mental health conditions have a place to go other than the traditional emergency room for care that is dedicated to their specific immediate needs.

Thanks to the support of generous donors and community foundations, more than $917,000 was raised for the new Borgess Behavioral Crisis Center, which opened in June. The center offers a safe, private, calming environment with highly trained specialized staff members available to help patients who are in crisis. (See the Spring 2017 issue of Benevolent Voice)

This is a major addition to the psychiatric inpatient and outpatient services that Borgess offers, and one of only three crisis intervention units in the state.

About 65 people, including community mental health services representatives, attended the official ribbon-cutting ceremony, which was held on June 14.  We thank everyone who participated and who made this new center possible.

Thank You, Major Donors

Bill and Julia Van Domelen Foundation

Brown Family: Bob & Melissa, Robert & Susan, Fritz & Marisa

Dorothy U. Dalton Foundation

Harold & Grace Upjohn Foundation

Irving S. Gilmore Foundation

Jay Harris Trust

Jim Gilmore, Jr. Foundation

Kalamazoo Community Foundation

Lawrence R. Cain

Safari Circuits, Inc

Suzanne Upjohn DeLano Parish Foundation

Earlier this year, the Borgess Foundation was contacted by the Radisson Plaza Hotel & Suites, located in downtown Kalamazoo, with an exciting opportunity. They wanted to learn more about the Borgess Stroke Program so they could hold a fundraiser.


“There are several employees on our team that have either had friends or family affected by a stroke or have experienced one themselves,” said Denise Grosser-Welch, Revenue Manager at the Radisson. “We understand first hand just how important it is to raise not only funds, but raise awareness as well.”


This endeavor raised over $1,600 for stroke education. When asked why they chose Borgess as a recipient, Grosser-Welch said “Borgess is a key component to not just our downtown community, but all of southwest Michigan. Borgess consistently demonstrates what it means to be a thoughtful and caring community partner. Raising awareness and funds for such a meaningful cause is something we are grateful we have the opportunity to do.”


We are so grateful to the Radisson for their generosity. If you know of a company who would like to be more involved at Borgess, please contact the Borgess Foundation at foundation@borgess.com.


Tree of Love


On December 1, 2016, the annual Tree of Love event was held to raise funds for uninsured or underinsured women to receive mammography and other breast health care services. To learn more about how preventative services impact the community, click on the photo to see Melissa's journey with breast cancer at Borgess.