Bronson Healthcare is an expansive network of hospitals and treatment facilities located in Southwest Michigan and Northern Indiana offering medical, mental and behavioral health services. One of its branches—the Bronson Battle Creek Hospital—has detox, mental health and chemical dependency services in a short-term inpatient treatment facility. Bronson Battle Creek is licensed by the Michigan Department of Community Health as well as the Bureau of Substance Abuse and Addiction Services and is accredited by the Joint Commission.
Accommodations and Food
Clients are accommodated in a hospital setting, sharing a unit with the hospital’s psychiatric ward. Most beds are reserved for detox clients, with a total of 12 beds available. Each client is assigned either a private or semi-private room with a twin bed, en suite bathroom and storage space for personal belongings. Minimal toiletries and clothing are required as most clients only remain in residence from 10 days to two weeks at maximum.
There are no cell phones or laptops permitted. The facility is on lockdown and structured living arrangements are essential. There is a common multimedia room with a TV and approved movies and shows are screened during down time. Food is brought up from the cafeteria and clients order their meals ahead of time. Food choices range but are typically simple American-fare, with healthy and nutritious options and coffee and tea permitted. There is also an outdoor area that clients can enjoy on breaks between treatment.
Treatment and Staff
Inpatient treatment at BBCH is reserved for clients who require detox before beginning primary treatment. Before beginning treatment, all clients participate in a bio-psycho-social assessment. This evaluation determines their specific treatment needs including whether detox is required or if there are co-occurring disorders or any additional needs. The clinical staff focuses on a treatment approach that includes support for dual diagnoses. An individualized treatment plan is developed that is tailored to each client’s unique needs.
Evidence-based practices are incorporated during the program that was formerly fully 12-step oriented, but has since evolved to include group therapy and individual therapy. Process groups are therapeutic and also may incorporate psychoeducation to provide knowledge about addiction and alcoholism. Clients requiring medication management are overseen by staff Psychiatrists and Nurse Practitioners. Groups and individual sessions are facilitated by Master’s-level Social Workers and Licensed Clinical Social Workers (LCSW).
A typical day begins with showers and general hygiene followed by breakfast in a common area. Medications are then distributed (clients using Suboxone may be on a special schedule). Several hours of groups as well as individual sessions are dispersed throughout the day. Lunch and dinner are served and some downtime is also scheduled. Clients are supervised and monitored at all times.
Chemical dependency treatment at BBCH occurs side by side with the psychiatric hospital. If at any time clients are in need of additional treatments or require medical attention, they are in a hospital environment that is safe and secure. All needs can be met to prepare clients for transition into longer term treatment if they choose.
Case managers work with clients to help them devise a plan for their discharge. Since treatment at BBCH is short term, case management helps clients to have a plan in place for relapse prevention purposes.
Bronson Battle Creek Hospital offers detox and inpatient treatment on a short-term basis. A safe space is available for clients to begin their recovery with a qualified medical and mental health staff. Group and individual therapy help plant the seeds of recovery so that clients may transition to their next step and continue to grow.
Bronson Battle Creek Hospital
300 North Ave
Battle Creek, MI 49017
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