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MRH Employees Donate Gifts to Children in Need

This Christmas, staff of Marlette Regional Hospital donated three boxes of toys to Marlette Toys for Tots for distribution during the holiday season. Long-term employee Janis Maynard has proudly...

Debbie Smielewski Celebrates 45 Years at McKenzie Health System

McKenzie Health System recently celebrated Debbie Smielewski’s 45 year anniversary of dedicated service to the hospital with an employee gathering and refreshments. Debbie began as a dishwasher...

McKenzie Health System Hosts CMU Medical Student

McKenzie Health System is pleased to announce a continued partnership with Central Michigan University’s (CMU) Comprehensive Community Clerkship program, part of the CMU Medical School. CMU...

MHS Community Fitness Classes Session #1

January 2 - February 22 McKenzie Health System is pleased to be able to provide a variety of fitness classes. Aqua Aerobics, Low Impact, Senior Exercise, and Tai Chi. For more information and to...

CMU Medical Student Partners with MRH Provider in Lapeer County

On January 14th, Marlette Regional Hospital will warmly welcome a third-year Central Michigan University (CMU) College of Medicine (CMED) student to their facility and our Thumb Area communities....

McLaren Caro Region implements new emergency department partnership with American Physician Partners

A visit to the emergency room can be one of the most stressful, unpredictable, and potentially frustrating experiences of a person’s life. But a new partnership at McLaren Caro Region, along...

McLaren Caro Region Welcomes New Chief Medical Officer

McLaren Caro Region is pleased to introduce Dr. Norman Chapin as their new Chief Medical Officer. Dr. Chapin will act as a liaison between administrative staff and our physicians. He will be...

McLaren Caro Region Welcomes New Nurse Practitioner

McLaren Caro Region is excited to announce the addition of Heather Fryers, FNP-BC to their team of providers. Heather began seeing patients on Monday, January 7, 2019 as a Family Nurse Practitioner...

Marlette Regional Hospital Sleep Lab Receives Program Accreditation

Marlette Regional Hospital’s (MRH) Sleep Lab in Marlette recently received program accreditation from the American Academy of Sleep Medicine (AASM), making it one of 2,600 AASM-accredited sleep...

Marlette Regional Hospital Staff Go Above & Beyond for Patients

Each day, Marlette Regional Hospital marvels at the wonderful care our employees provide to our patients and residents, especially the unexpected, extra things our employees do to provide excellent...

McLaren Bay Region "A Matter of Balance" - 2 sessions offered

Wednesdays, January 16 – March 6, 2019 | 10AM - 12PM Wednesdays, January 16 – March 6, 2019 | 1PM - 3PM Many older adults experience concerns about falling and restrict their activity as...

McLaren Bay Region Four Week Childbirth Series

Wednesday, January 2 - January 23 | 6:30PM - 9PM This class provides information on the process of labor and birth, including breathing, relaxation and other coping measures, hospital birthing...

Rotary Hosts 30th Annual Pancake Supper for Hospice

The Brown City Rotary Club invites you to attend the 30th annual Pancake Supper on Wednesday, January 23rd to benefit United Hospice Service of Marlette Regional Hospital. Sponsored by the Brown City...

Rotary Hosts 30th Annual Pancake Supper for Hospice

The Brown City Rotary Club invites you to attend the 30th annual Pancake Supper on Wednesday, January 23rd to benefit United Hospice Service of Marlette Regional Hospital. Sponsored by the Brown City...

American Cancer Society Freshstart Smoking Cessation Program - Two days, Thursday 1/24/19 and 1/31/19

Facility: Center for Rehabilitation, McLaren Bay Region West Campus, 3190 E. Midland Road, Time: 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm Description Facilitated by Anne Hamilton, Respiratory Therapist. The cost is $25 for...

Communities Achieving Excellence and Accountability

SAVE THE DATE What : Tenth Annual Conference The Region's Health and Healthcare Systems: Communities Achieving Excellence and Accountability When : Friday, January 25, 2019. 8:15 a.m. to 12:30 p.m....

MHS Healthy Lifestyle Workshop

January 28, 5:30 p.m. Location: McKenzie Health System Dining Room, 120 Delaware Street, Sandusky Guest Speaker: Jamie Foster, A Chance to Change Drug and Alcohol Testing, L.L.C. Topic:...

MHS Change 4 Life Support Group

January 29, 6:30 p.m. Location: Sandusky Presbyterian Church Meeting Room, 104 Lexington Street, Sandusky Guest Speaker: Millie Patterson Topic: “Let Go of The Past, Embrace the Future”...

McLaren Bay Region safeTALK suicide alertness training

McLaren Bay Region will host a free safeTALK suicide alertness training session on Tuesday, January 29 from 8 a.m. - 11 a.m. safeTALK is a half-day alertness training that prepares attendees,...

McLaren Bay Region to host safeTALK suicide alertness training

McLaren Bay Region will host a free safeTALK suicide alertness training session on Tuesday, January 29 from 8 a.m. - 11 a.m. safeTALK is a half-day alertness training that prepares attendees,...

McLaren Bay Region Baby Class for BIG KIDS-Sibling Preparation Class

Wednesday, January 30 | 6PM - 7:30PM This class is designed for children ages 3-8 who are expecting a new baby at home. Attendees will learn about fetal development, safety and the older sibling's...

McLaren Bay Region “Boot Camp for New Dads”

Thursday, January 31 | 6PM - 9PM Boot Camp for New Dads is a community education program for first time fathers. Taught by fathers, Boot Camp enables new dads to step up to the tremendous challenge...

American Cancer Society Freshstart Smoking Cessation Program - Two days, Thursday 1/24/19 and 1/31/19

Facility: Center for Rehabilitation, McLaren Bay Region West Campus, 3190 E. Midland Road, Time: 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm Description Facilitated by Anne Hamilton, Respiratory Therapist. The cost is $25 for...

MRH Offers Diabetes Education Refresher Class

The Diabetes Self-Management Training (DSMT) program of Marlette Regional Hospital invites Thumb Area residents living with diabetes to take advantage of an educational opportunity that can assist...

Marlette Regional Hospital

President and CEO:
Daniel Babcock

HCECM Board: Chair

 

Location: 2770 Main Street, Marlette, Michigan 48453

County: Sanilac

Facility Description: 25 Inpatient Acute Care Beds, 39 Long-term Care Beds, 6 Inpatient Hospice Beds

Type: Critical Access Hospital, Long-term Care

Community Impact: Employs 430. Serves over 50,000 patients each year.

Sketch: Marlette Regional Hospital opened in 1951 with 22 beds. Since then, MRH has grown and expanded its services to match the growth and needs of the communities it serves. Over the years, MRH has accumulated many "firsts." The Marlette Amendment to the federal Hill Burton Act permitted federal grant dollars to be awarded to non-county-seat communities for the construction of hospitals. This amendment directly facilitated the construction of many more hospitals across the country. MRH's extended care facility opened on Dec. 1, 1964, and was the first hospital-attached long-term care facility in Michigan. It is now a 43-bed, skilled nursing facility--the highest level of licensure possible for a nursing home. Its staff continues to earn exceptional recognition from the Michigan Department of Community Health. When the Hannah D. Wolfe Retirement Residence opened in 1969, it was the region's first hospital-owned retirement residence for independent seniors. More than 40 years later, it continues to serve as a valuable resource for independent senior accommodations.

The 1980s saw the hospital's innovative development of medical practices in surrounding communities--now an integrated network of primary care physicians, nurse practitioners and physician assistants. Today, MRH has thriving medical practices in five communities, serving three counties. Its United Hospice Service began its mission in 1983--the first hospice service in the region. Today, with the addition of a beautiful and recently remodeled Hospice Residence, MRH's United Hospice Service is the oldest and largest hospice in the area, offering hope and inspiration to families.

In 1993, the hospital constructed a new emergency department, a lab and radiology facilities after a successful community fund drive. The hospital's emergency department remains one of the busiest in the Thumb and, because of the generous availability of skilled staff and technology, completely cares for more than 96 percent of its patients without having to transfer them to another hospital. In 1995, MRH opened the region's first and only inpatient center for intensive rehabilitation, offering a spectrum of diagnostic, medical and therapy services designed for patients with neurological, orthopedic and degenerative conditions.

MRH forged an innovative relationship with St. Mary's of Michigan in 2002 to bring cancer treatment expertise to the area. The Seton Cancer Institute at MRH offers radiation therapy and chemotherapy services, providing local cancer patients convenience and leading-edge treatment technology in the same location. However, it's important while recounting its history to acknowledge the appreciation for what happened before the hospital opened. Seven years earlier, a group of civic-minded people believed that Marlette deserved a hospital. After the opening dedication more than 50 years ago, some of these volunteers remained associated with the hospital. Some quietly resumed their private lives. But all set an example of the dedication, stewardship, philanthropy and community service that are still vital and modeled by its employees and medical staff today.

MRH is committed to providing cutting-edge technologies, equipment and quality service to its patients. It also strives to be an employer of choice in the Thumb region. Employing over 430 people, MRH is directed by sound business practices and evidences a genuine commitment to continuous improvement. In 2013, MRH finalized an affiliation agreement with McKenzie Health System which started as a general partnership to share equipment and materials in 2010. The affiliation will provide patients with access to more services, medical staff and resources held by the two hospitals. 

Telephone Number: (989) 635-4000

Website: www.marletteregionalhospital.org

Recent Accomplishments:

- In January, Marlette Regional Hospital’s (MRH) long-term care unit earned a deficiency-free annual state survey as a result of a recent on-site inspection by the Bureau of Health Care Services (BHCS) within the Department of Licensing and  Regulatory Affairs (LARA).

- Marlette Regional Hospital's laboratory has been awarded accreditation by the Accreditation Committee of the College of American Pathologists (CAP), based on the results of a recent onsite inspection of the laboratory and cardiopulmonary departments.

- The Marlette Regional Hospital long-term care unit celebrated its 50th anniversary recently.

- The National Organization of State Offices of Rural Health (NOSORH) and iVantage Health Analytics recently honored Marlette Regional Hospital for “Excellence in Outcomes” and “Excellence in Efficiency.”

- Over the years, Marlette has accumulated many “firsts.” The Marlette Amendment to the federal Hill Burton Act permitted federal grant dollars to be awarded to non-county-seat communities for the construction of hospitals. This amendment directly facilitated the construction of many more hospitals across the country.

 

 


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