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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 with breathing & relaxation techniques.

Walk 15 Class, Mondays and Wednesdays at MRH East Campus in Marlette

This 35-minute Walk 15 Class is for all ages every Monday and Wednesday from 5 – 5:35 p.m. Walk 15 focuses on variations of walking steps with additional upper and lower body movements. It is...

Scheurer Hospital Announces Fall CPR and First Aid Classes

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Scheurer Fall Community Fitness Classes

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Sheurer Shape Up Classes

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Scheurer Fall Taekwondo Classes

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Mackinaw Surgery Center Recognized for Outstanding Patient Satisfaction

Mackinaw Surgery Center has been recognized by SPH Analytics for achieving an unparalleled level of patient satisfaction for 2016/2017. Mackinaw Surgery Center, which is a joint adventure with...

McKenzie Autumn Benefit Features “Crime and Pun-ishment” Murder Mystery on Nov. 3

Will you be able to solve the mystery? That’s what attendees at McKenzie Health System’s Annual Autumn Benefit will determine during the murder mystery “Crime and Pun-ishment”...

Families and Staff to Gather at Covenant and Honor Organ, Eye and Tissue Donors Who Gave the Gift of Life

On Friday, Sept. 28, Gift of Life Michigan, Eversight, and Covenant HealthCare will host the annual Gift of Life flag raising ceremony at Covenant. Families and friends of organ, eye and tissue...

Marlette Regional Hospital and McKenzie Health System Finalize Affiliation Agreement with Deckerville Community Hospital

The leadership teams at McKenzie Health System (MHS) and Marlette Regional Hospital (MRH) are thrilled to welcome Deckerville Community Hospital (DCH) as the newest affiliate of United Healthcare...

Change 4 Life 5K Planned for October 6

With a focus on community health and wellness, McKenzie Health System is proud to host its annual fun run, the Change 4 Life 5K, on October 6 at Woodland Hills Golf Course, 320 N. Gates Road in...

Harbor Beach Community Receices $500 from a Live Grant from the HCCF Annual Celebration

The Harbor Beach Community Hospital was the recipient of $500 from the live grant during the Huron Country Community Foundation Annual Celebration on Thursday, September 13, 2018 at the newly...

BeFit Dance Fitness Exercise Class

Tuesdays and Thursdays 5:00-6:00 p.m. at Marlette Regional Hospital East Campus Community Conference Room, 2861 Main Street, Marlette The BeFit Class is offered FREE to ALL every Tuesday and Thursday...

MHS Change 4 Life Support Group

September 25, 6:30 p.m. Location: Sandusky Presbyterian Church Meeting Room, 104 Lexington Street, Sandusky Guest Speaker: Christine Tanton Topic: “How to Stay Motivated” FREE,...

Healthy Living Series Program “Stress Less and Live More”

McLaren Bay Region’s Center for Rehabilitation will offer the program, “Stress Less and Live More” on Tuesday, September 25, 2018 from 6:00-7:30 p.m. at the Lincoln Center, 820...

ASIST Training Available

ASIST training, a Suicide Intervention program, is available in Saginaw, Bay and Midland Counties. For more information, click here

Families and Staff to Gather at Covenant and Honor Organ, Eye and Tissue Donors Who Gave the Gift of Life

On Friday, Sept. 28, Gift of Life Michigan, Eversight, and Covenant HealthCare will host the annual Gift of Life flag raising ceremony at Covenant. Families and friends of organ, eye and tissue...

McLaren Bay Region Amputee Support Group

The Amputee Support Group will meet on Tuesday, October 2 from 12:00 noon-1:00 p.m. at the Center for Rehabilitation, McLaren Bay Region West Campus, 3190 East Midland Road in Bay City. This group...

Change 4 Life 5K

October 6, 8:30 a.m. Location: Woodland Hills Golf Club, 320 N. Gates Road, Sandusky Run, Walk or Stroll! Colored chalk will be flying and glitter will be sparkling on the golf course. FUN COSTUMES...

Bay Area Stroke Support Group

The Bay Area Stroke Support Group meeting will take place on Tuesday, October 9 from 1:00 – 2:00 p.m. at the Center for Rehabilitation, McLaren Bay Region West Campus, 3190 East Midland Road,...

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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