Borgess | Ascension
Borgess is a comprehensive health system serving southwest and south central Michigan. With more than 120 sites of care, including eight owned or affiliated hospitals, our integrated network serves more than 1.1 million residents across the region. Borgess Medical Center, the heart of the network, is a 424-bed teaching hospital, tertiary care facility, and Level II Trauma Center providing nationally recognized cardiac and neuro care with advanced capabilities in multiple specialties.
Ascension (www.ascension.org) is a faith-and healthcare organization dedicated to transformation through innovation across the contiuum of care. As the largest non-profit health system in the U.S. and the world's largest Catholic health system, Ascension includes approximately 150,000 associates and 36,000 aligned providers. Ascension's Healthcare Division operates 2,500 sites of care - including 141 hospitals and more than 30 senior living facilities - in 22 states and the District of Columbia.
Located halfway between Detroit and Chicago, Kalamazoo is an important destination for business, education and cultural events. Kalamazoo provides all the amenities of a big city only minutes away from quiet neighborhoods and more remote countryside or lakeside living. The maximum commute time anywhere in the city is 20 minutes — without the bumper-to-bumper traffic of large metro areas. Kalamazoo County is home to five institutions of higher learning including Michigan’s oldest college, Kalamazoo College. Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo Valley Community College, Davenport University and Cornerstone University infuse the community with over 58,000 students, ensuring a vibrant college-town atmosphere.
Outdoor activities are plentiful in Kalamazoo, no matter what time of year. Fish, swim, waterski, sail or boat in one of Kalamazoo’s 83 lakes or visit the sandy shores of Lake Michigan—just a 40-minute drive or three-hour bike ride away on the Kal-Haven Trail. Around every corner in Kalamazoo, there is a park or trail with areas for picnics, biking, hiking or horseback riding. The area is home to 24 scenic golf courses and offers a full schedule of amateur, collegiate and professional athletics. In late November, Kalamazoo becomes a winter wonderland. Local ski resorts offer beginner hills and challenging slopes for skiers and snowboards, while plenty of trails are available for snowmobiling and cross-country skiing. There are six sheets of hockey-sized ice in Kalamazoo along with several skating ponds.
Borgess Health is a member of the nation’s largest Catholic and nonprofit health system—Ascension Health. Ascension Health serves its patients through a network of hospitals and related health facilities that provide acute care services, long-term care, community health services, psychiatric, rehabilitation and residential care. The network of hospitals and related health facilities are staffed with over 100,000 associates located in 20 states and the District of Columbia.