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 34th year, the Tree of Love lighting ceremony will be held at the Ascension Borgess Lawrence Education Center at Ascension Borgess Hospital. We invite you all to attend the event. To learn more about this exciting event, please visit our Tree of Love page.


The Ascension Borgess Foundation is excited to celebrate another Doctor's Day with our amazing Ascension Borgess physicains. Some grateful patients showed their appreciation for their Ascension Borgess physicians as a special way to honor them. If you want to honor your favorite Ascension Borgess doctor, visit the Ascension 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.

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.

Rockelle Rogers, MD

Dr. Rockelle Rogers

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

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.




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