Press Release

January 11, 2022

Take a peek inside Bronson Healthcare South Haven Hospital’s new Emergency Department.

Bronson South Haven Hospital- Corridor
Bronson South Haven Hospital- ED

SOUTH HAVEN, MI– Bronson South Haven Hospital Emergency Department is located on the shores of Lake Michigan. The ED is part of a new replacement Hospital bringing a unique delivery of care model and defining a new era of healthcare to the surrounding communities in South Haven, Michigan.

The Emergency Department is designed to accommodate 18,000 visits per year and consists of 14 Private Treatment Rooms including 2 Trauma Rooms, 10 Typical Treatment Rooms, dedicated Isolation Exam Room and a secure Behavioral Health Holding Room. Walk-in patients are Triaged immediately and escorted to the proper point of care for efficiency and optimizing clinical outcomes. Patients arriving by ambulance enter through a dedicated entrance adjacent to the Trauma Rooms and Decontamination Shower. Diagnostic Imaging is contiguous to the unit providing General Radiology, Fluoroscopy, CT, Nuclear Medicine, MRI, Mammography and Ultrasound modalities. The efficiencies created by the layout and flow allow staff to manage high caseloads during the seasonal peak demand and flex into a smaller footprint during non-peak times.

The project began construction Fall/2019 and opened earlier this past year. Programming and Schematic Design through Construction Documentation was completed in less than 11 months to meet the demands of speed to marketplace, an accelerated construction schedule and Western Michigan winter construction constraints. Matthei & Colin Associates provided all programming, planning, design, documentation and interior design for the project.

Bronson Healthcare system serves patients and families throughout southwest Michigan and northern Indiana.  Offering a full range of services from primary care to advanced critical care, their goal is to provide the right care, at the right time, in the right place.  They are locally owned and governed with annual outreach and charitable care amounts to nearly $90 million in community benefits.  With a workforce of more than 9,000 they are one of the area’s largest employers. Their physicians and staff are nationally recognized for many exceptional achievements in quality, safety and service.

Since 1974, Matthei & Colin Associates, LLC (M&CA) has specialized in the planning and design of health care environments. Through the passion of our creative effort, we have emerged today as one of the nation’s few firms exclusively dedicated to health care architecture. We are committed to collaborating with our clients by understanding the challenges and recognizing the opportunities.  Our singular focus on designing and creating health care environments and our productive client partnerships result in highly individualized planning recommendations to address the unique requirements of each project. Though a proven process of listening, asking, and creating, we translate dialogue into design.

For more information contact:

Randall Bacidore, AIA, Principal
Matthei & Colin Associates, LLC

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