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About Us

While our roots lie in the six-bed community hospital that opened in South Haven in the early 1900s, it is safe to say that much has changed since then! Today, we are a part of the region's leading healthcare system. Though much has changed, one thing has remained the same. At the heart of our bustling operation is an extraordinary team of people who are dedicated to the health and wellbeing of this community - and committed to putting the needs of our patients first.


Leadership




Joanne Schroeder, BSN, MSN, MHA Vice President, Chief Operating Officer, Chief Nursing Officer - Bronson South Haven

Joanne Schroeder, BSN, MSN, MHA, is a vice president with Bronson Healthcare and COO and CNO for Bronson South Haven. Schroeder has more than 25 years of experience in the field of healthcare management.

Prior to joining the Bronson Healthcare system in 2017, she held several positions of increasing responsibility for South Haven Health System. These included vice president & chief operating officer and vice president of patient care service before becoming president and CEO from 2006-2016. Her past experience also includes serving as vice president of patient care services for Mary FreeBed Hospital and Rehabilitation Center in Grand Rapids.

Schroeder is a fellow of the American College of Health Care Executives and a member of the Rural Health Clinic Association and Small & Rural Health Clinic Council. She holds both a bachelor’s and master’s degree in nursing from Grand Valley State University and a master’s in healthcare administration from Ohio University.

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