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.
Kirk Richardson, RN, BSN, MSN, Vice President, Chief Operating Officer, Chief Nursing Officer, Bronson LakeView Hospital & Bronson South Haven Hospital
Kirk Richardson, RN, BSN, MSN, is the vice president and chief operating officer (COO) for Bronson LakeView Hospital and Bronson South Haven Hospital. Richardson has more than 28 years of progressive leadership experience in the healthcare field including nursing administration, occupational health, safety, fire service, emergency medical services and emergency management.
Richardson began his healthcare career at LakeView Community Hospital in 1985, initially as an Emergency Medical Technician and then as an Emergency Department registered nurse in 1986. Richardson also served as safety officer, director of patient care departments, and vice president of patient care services. Richardson has served since 2008 as chief nursing officer for Bronson LakeView Hospital.
In addition to his responsibilities at Bronson LakeView and Bronson South Haven hospitals, Richardson holds numerous professional certifications and is active in the local community. He serves as captain of the Paw Paw Fire Department and as an emergency services unit nurse for the Van Buren County Sheriff’s Office.
Richardson educational and professional background in healthcare is extensive. He earned a master’s degree in management from Cornerstone University and a bachelor’s degree in nursing from Ferris State University.