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.

Invest in the Health of Your Community

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.

Ribbon Cutting

 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


 Many thanks to the sponsors of the 2017 Borgess Golf for Health Outing


Radisson Improving Stroke Survivor Success 

 Radisson presents Borgess Foundation with Stroke Funding

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.

Breast Cancer Survivor Melissa Ash with her husband John Ash























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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.


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2016 Golf Committee: Fritz Brown, Bob Brown & Joe Brogger
2016 Golf Committee: Fritz Brown, Bob Brown & Joe Brogger


Borgess Foundation

1521 Gull Rd MSB300
Kalamazoo, MI 49048
Phone: (269) 226-8100
Email: foundation@borgess.com

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