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Scheurer Grief Support Group

Tuesday evenings at 6:00 PM Country Bay Village, Pigeon, MI Beginning March 5 and ending May 28, 2019 Free meal for participants at 5:30 PM. $10 Suggested donation for series For more information,...

Scheurer Announces Spring CPR and First Aid Classes

For dates and times of classes, please click here

Wedding Bells Ring at Marlette Regional Hospital

It’s not every day that someone gets married at a hospital, but on February 22, 2019, Marlette Regional Hospital was the proud host of an impromptu wedding ceremony and reception! The...

Marlette Regional Hospital & Community Events

Senior Stretch & Exercise Class Mondays and Fridays at MRH East Campus in Marlette This class is offered free of charge every Monday and Friday morning from 8:30 – 9:30 a.m. Light exercise...

$30 Adult Heart Screenings Offered in April at MRH

In partnership with Vascular Health Clinics, Marlette Regional is offering a limited number of $30 adult heart screenings for adults in April. The screenings will be performed by Marlette Regional...

Marlette Regional Hospital Offers Monthly Preventive Health Screenings

Preventive health screenings and monitoring is one of the best things you can do to stay healthy and ward off chronic diseases such as diabetes, heart disease, and cancer. Unfortunately, due to...

Marlette Regional Hospital Employees “Commit to Be Fit”

As a healthy start to the New Year, Marlette Regional Hospital employees faced off in a “Commit to be Fit” six-week weight-loss challenge. Teams of employees worked together to achieve...

Sandusky NHS Students Raise Funds for B.C.U.P.S. Program

In observance of winter homecoming festivities, Sandusky National Honor Society (NHS) and Sweetheart candidates dedicated Sweetheart Week to raising awareness about cancer and giving back to local...

Marlette Regional Hospital Expands Inpatient Therapy Services

Marlette Regional Hospital is pleased to share that their inpatient therapy services have recently expanded with the addition of the TRAN-SIT® car transfer training unit. TRAN-SIT® features...

McLaren Bay Region Earns Blue Distinction® Centers+ Designation for Cardiac Care

Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan has recognized McLaren Bay Region with a Blue Distinction Centers+ for Cardiac Care designation, as part of the Blue Distinction Specialty Care program. Blue...

Healthy Lifestyle Focuses on Human Trafficking on March 25

The Healthy Lifestyle Series is addressing a serious and timely topic at its March 25 workshop on “Human Trafficking” which will be presented by Stephanie Krieger, Analyst/Engagement...

McKenzie Health System First in State to Earn Level 3 Geriatric Emergency Department Accreditation

A clear signal of its focus on care for older adults, McKenzie Health System recently earned a Level 3 Geriatric Emergency Department Accreditation from the American College of Emergency Physicians....

HCECM Members Announce Golf Outings

For a list of 2019 golf outings, please click here

MHS Healthy Lifestyle Workshop

March 25, 5:30 p.m. Location: McKenzie Health System Dining Room, 120 Delaware Street, Sandusky Guest Speaker: Stephanie Krieger, Analyst/Engagement Specialist, s7 Consulting Topic: “Human...

MHS Change 4 Life Support Group

March 26, 6:30 p.m. Location: Sandusky Presbyterian Church Meeting Room, 104 Lexington Street, Sandusky Discussion Leader: Christine Tanton Topic: “Stretch and Be Flexible” FREE,...

McLaren Bay Region Baby Class for BIG KIDS

Wednesday, March 27 | 6:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. Designed for siblings ages 3-8 who are expecting a new baby at home, this class includes information about fetal development, newborns, sibling safety, the...

New! Safe@Home Course Offered in Marlette

Marlette Regional Hospital (MRH) is offering a new, instructor-led Safe@Home course for students in grades 4th through 6th to prepare them to be safe when they are home alone. The course will be held...

$30 Adult Heart Screenings Offered in April at MRH

In partnership with Vascular Health Clinics, Marlette Regional is offering a limited number of $30 adult heart screenings for adults in April. The screenings will be performed by Marlette Regional...

Sanilac County Alzheimer’s Disease Support Group

April 5, 1:30 – 2:30 p.m. Location: McKenzie Health System Dining Room, 120 Delaware Street, Sandusky FREE Registration is not necessary

$30 Adult Heart Screenings Offered in April at MRH

In partnership with Vascular Health Clinics, Marlette Regional is offering a limited number of $30 adult heart screenings for adults in April. The screenings will be performed by Marlette Regional...

Harbor Beach Hospital Foundation European Tower Pheasant Hunt

Saturday, April 13, 2019 At Rooster Ranch: 7480 Germania Road, Ubly, MI 48475 For an event flyer, please click here

McLaren Bay Medical Foundation Hosts Fourth Annual 5K

McLaren Bay Medical Foundation will host the fourth annual 5K Walk/Run on Saturday, May 4, 2019 at Uptown Bay City. The 5K Walk/Run will take place at 9:00 a.m., with awards given to the top finisher...

Aleda E. Lutz VA earns “LGBTQ Healthcare Equality Top Performer” designation in HRC Foundation’s Healthcare Equality Index

Nationwide, in addition to 418 “LGBTQ Healthcare Equality Leaders”, 95 healthcare providers nationwide earned “Top Performer” in the Healthcare Equality Index

WASHINGTON - March 27, 2018 - Today, the Aleda E. Lutz VA in Saginaw, MI, announced their “LGBTQ Healthcare Equality Top Performer” designation from the Human Rights Campaign Foundation (HRC), the educational arm of the nation’s largest lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) civil rights organization. The designation was reported in the 11th edition of the Healthcare Equality Index (HEI). A record 626 healthcare facilities actively participated in the HEI 2018 survey. Among the HEI participants, 95 earned a “LGBTQ Healthcare Equality Top Performer” designation.

“Our VA strives to provide the very best quality care to all Veterans, and this honor supports these efforts,” stated Dr. Barbara Bates, Chief of Staff.

“With some of our biggest battles still ahead of us, it is crucial that institutions continue to demonstrate that the march toward full equality is not slowing down,” said HRC President Chad Griffin. “The 626 participants in this year’s HEI continue this march in partnership with the LGBTQ community. For the past decade, the HEI has been the roadmap to closing the gap in ensuring equal care to LGBTQ patients and their families, and we urge every healthcare facility to join us in this continuing effort to provide inclusive care to all.”

The 11th edition of the HEI marks the second year participants were given a score based on how many LGBTQ-inclusive policies and practices they have in place. HEI participants are given scores in four criteria which represent how many policies and best practices from each section they have implemented: foundational elements of LGBTQ patient-centered care, LGBTQ Patient Services and Support, Employee Benefits and Policies, and LGBTQ Patient and Community Engagement. Participants who receive the maximum score in each section for a total score of 100 points earn the coveted status of “2018 LGBTQ Healthcare Equality Leader.” Participants who score between 80 and 95 points earn the status of “2018 LGBTQ Healthcare Equality Top Performer.”

In the 2018 report, an impressive 418 facilities earned HRC’s “LGBTQ Healthcare Equality Leader” designation given to facilities which receive a score of 100 points. With 82% of participating facilities scoring 80 points or more, healthcare facilities are going beyond the basics when it comes to adopting policies and practices in LGBTQ care.

In addition to active survey participants, the HRC Foundation proactively researched key policies at more than 900 non-participating hospitals. Of the hospitals who did not participate in the HEI but were scored based on research, only 63 percent have patient non-discrimination policies which include both “sexual orientation” and “gender identity,” and only 53 percent were found to have an LGBTQ-inclusive employment non-discrimination policy. The equal visitation policy, at 93 percent, is the only one which comes close to matching the rate of the participating facilities.

The Human Rights Campaign Foundation is an education arm of America's largest civil rights organization working to achieve equality for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer people. HRC envisions a world where LGBTQ people are embraced as full members of society at home, at work and in every community.

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