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HCECM Meeting Calendar

HCECM provides its meeting calendar through June of 2018. For more information, click here

Scheurer CPR and First Aid Classes

Scheurer Hospital is offering a variety of CPR and First Aid classes from January 8-June 23, 2018. For more information, click here

Community Fitness Classes Session #2

March 5 - April 27 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 register...

Free Adult Grief Support Groups through United Hospice Service of MRH

Offered the 2 nd Monday of each month at Brown City United Methodist Church, 1 - 2:30 p.m. (November thru June) Offered the 2 nd Wednesday of each month at the United Hospice Service Office at the...

McLaren Bay Region Hosts “A Matter of Balance” Program

Many older adults experience concerns about falling and restrict their activity as a result. Our free 8-week program, “A Matter of Balance” is designed to manage the risks of falls and...

Scheurer Grief Support Group

Tuesday evenings at 6:00 PM Country Bay Village, Pigeon, MI Beginning March 13 and ending June 5, 2018 Free meal provided to participants at 5:30 PM $10 suggested donation for series GriefShare is a...

Scheurer 2018 Spring Fiitness Classes

Begins April 30th and runs through June 28th Classes held at Scheurer Professional Center, 135 N. Caseville Road, Pigeon For more information, click here

Scheurer Spring Bonus Classes!

Stay on track during the spring season by joining Fitness Instructor Jeanne Putman for her... 3-WEEK WALK-IN CLASSES Starts April 9, 2018 and end on April 26, 2018 For more information, click here

Register Today for the Annual Hospice Walk

In an effort to support our local United Hospice Service program and ensure that hospice care is available to those in need, a group of exceptional volunteers are coordinating the annual Hospice Walk...

Free Exercise Class Tuesdays and Thursdays at MRH East Campus in Marlette

The 2018 Refit Revolution Class is offered FREE to ALL every Tuesday and Thursday from 5:00 – 6:00 p.m. at the MRH East Campus. Refit focuses on the whole person and builds relationships that...

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.

Free Adult Grief Support Groups through United Hospice Service of MRH

Offered the 2 nd Wednesday of each month at the United Hospice Service Office at the MRH East Campus in Marlette, 6 - 7:30 p.m. (November thru June) Offered the 1 st Tuesday of the month at Eddie...

McKenzie Health System Hosts Wayne State Students

McKenzie Health System staff recently hosted medical students from Wayne State University School of Medicine’s Rural Medicine Interest Group. The visit took place in coordination with...

BeaYOUtiful & WELL Behaved Women’s Health Retreat

Hey ladies! When is the last time you did something for yourself? Put your hand up to everyone that relies on you, and said, “No, not today, I need some time to take care of me.” Never,...

New, FREE Senior Aqua-Aerobics Class at McKenzie Health System

McKenzie Health System is pleased to announce the addition of new aqua-aerobics classes made possible through funding by the Sanilac County Council on Aging. This class will provide three 8-week...

Harbor Beach Community Hospital Obtains State of the Art Ultrasound Machine

Harbor Beach Community Hospital has recently purchased a new state of the art ultrasound machine, a Toshiba Aplio 300. Harbor Beach Community Hospital offers a variety of ultrasound exams including...

HCECM has announced all 2018 Golf Outings

For a list of all HCECM member Golf Outings for 2018, please click here

Medication Take-Back Event Hosted at Covenant HealthCare

Drive-Thru, Drop Off Covenant HealthCare in collaboration with the Michigan Opioid Prescribing Engagement Network (OPEN), Saginaw County Department of Public Health, CMU Health, and Saginaw Police...

Aleda E. Lutz Expresses Appreciation to Volunteers During National Volunteer Week

April 15 through 21 is National Volunteer Week and the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) will use the opportunity to thank more than 67,000 citizen volunteers who give back to Veterans every day at...

McLaren Caro Region Quick Care Udating Hours

Updating our hours to better serve you starting April 30. For more information, click here

Caro Community Hospital Announces 2017 Employee of the Year

Caro Community Hospital announces their 2017 Employee of the Year. For more information, click here

McLaren Caro Region Offers Whole Health Wednesdays

We have updated our Wellness Wednesday program to offer more services at affordable prices. For more information, click here

McLaren Caro Region celebrates 90th Anniversary!

McLaren Caro Region (formerly Caro Community Hospital) recently celebrated their 90the Anniversary. For more information, click here

Marlette Regional Hospital Week Walking Program, May 14th – June 11th 2018

4 Week Walking Program, May 14 th – June 11 th 2018, Sponsored by the MRH Foundation Community Relations Committee Talk to friends or family members, set a goal and then register for the...

Diabetes Education Classes At McLaren Bay Region

A Diabetes Self-Care Education Program is offered through McLaren Bay Region. A total of three 3-hour sessions and a follow-up class with certified diabetes education nurses and registered dietitians...

McLaren Bay Region Offers Prenatal Classes

McLaren Bay Region offers a variety of prenatal programs for expectant parents and parents of newborns. Classes include: Childbirth 4-Week Series Weekend Cram Session Breastfeeding Class Baby Class...

McLaren Bay Region Offers “Parkinson’s Exercise & Movement” Class

McLaren Bay Region’s Center for Rehabilitation is pleased to offer a comprehensive low-cost exercise class designed for individuals living with Parkinson’s Disease....

Marlette Regional Hospital Laboratory Receives CAP Accreditation

Marlette Regional Hospital’s (MRH) laboratory has been awarded accreditation by the Accreditation Committee of the College of American Pathologists (CAP), based on the results of a recent...

Scheurer Thrive

GRIEF COMFORT FOR TEENS AND YOUNG ADULTS LEAD BY JEANA SCHEMANSKY Thursday, April 26, 2018, 6-7 p.m. Wilson Education Center, Scheurer Hospital For more information, click here

Medication Take-Back Event Hosted at Covenant HealthCare

Drive-Thru, Drop Off Covenant HealthCare in collaboration with the Michigan Opioid Prescribing Engagement Network (OPEN), Saginaw County Department of Public Health, CMU Health, and Saginaw Police...

Precious Reflections

Precious Reflections , a pregnancy and infant loss support group, will meet on Tuesday, May 1 (first Tuesday of each month) from 7:00 p.m.-9:00 p.m. at the Lincoln Center, 820 South Lincoln, Bay...

McLaren Bay Matter of Balance

Many older adults experience concerns about falling and restrict their activity as a result. Our free 8-week program, “A Matter of Balance” is designed to manage the risks of falls and...

McLaren Bay Healthy Living Series Program “Understanding Stroke”

McLaren Bay Region’s Center for Rehabilitation will offer the program, “Understanding Stroke” on Thursday, May 3, 2018 from 6:30 to 8:00 p.m. at the Lincoln Center, 820 South...

McLaren Bay Breast Cancer Education Series

The Breast Cancer Education Series will meet on Thursday, May 3 at 6:00 p.m. in the conference room at the Health Pavilion, 3175 W. Professional Drive in Bay City. The topic of the May meeting is...

Bay Area Cancer Support Group

The Bay Area Cancer Support Group meets on the first Thursday of each month (May 3) from 3:30 p.m.-5:00 p.m. at the Karmanos Cancer Institute, McLaren Bay Region West Campus, 3140 West Campus Drive,...

Free Skin Cancer Screening at the Covenant Cancer Care Center

An estimated 76,100 men and women in the United States are newly diagnosed with melanoma skin cancer this year (American Cancer Society, 2014 facts and figures). Skin type is one of the major factors...

Appointments still available for Free Skin Cancer Screening at the Covenant Cancer Care Center

An estimated 76,100 men and women in the United States are newly diagnosed with melanoma skin cancer this year (American Cancer Society, 2014 facts and figures). Skin type is one of the major factors...

McLaren Bay Medical Foundation Third Annual 5K

McLaren Bay Medical Foundation will host the third annual 5K Walk/Run on Saturday, May 5, 2018 at the McLaren Bay Region Uptown building 4 Columbus Ave. Bay City, MI 48708. The 5K Walk/Run will take...

Baby Class for BIG KIDS

McLaren Bay Region will offer a Baby Class for BIG KIDS (sibling preparation class) on Tuesday, May 8 from 6:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. at McLaren Bay Region, Orlen Johnson Library Conference Room,...

Adult Grief Support Groups Offered in Marlette & Brown City

For widows, widowers, or singles that have lost a loved one through death within the last 24 months, an 8-part grief support group is available in Marlette and Brown City. Facilitated by United...

McLaren Bay Matter of Balance

Many older adults experience concerns about falling and restrict their activity as a result. Our free 8-week program, “A Matter of Balance” is designed to manage the risks of falls and...

Caring for Others

Caring for Others meets the second Wednesday of each month at the Center for Rehabilitation, McLaren Bay Region West Campus, 3190 E. Midland Road in Bay City. The next meeting is Wednesday, May 9 at...

BeaYOUtiful & WELL Behaved Women’s Health Retreat

Hey ladies! When is the last time you did something for yourself? Put your hand up to everyone that relies on you, and said, “No, not today, I need some time to take care of me.” Never,...

McLaren Bay Region Offers Free Skin Cancer Screening

McLaren Bay Region will be offering a free Skin Cancer Screening at Jeppesen Radiation Oncology Center (JROC) located at McLaren Bay Region’s West Campus, 3180 W. Professional Drive in Bay...

Annual Hospice Walk Fundraiser

Annual Hospice Walk Fundraiser, Saturday, May 12 th 2018 at the Marlette Elementary School and Gayle’s Trail Please consider supporting United Hospice Service of Marlette Regional Hospital as a...

Adult Grief Support Groups Offered in Marlette & Brown City

For widows, widowers, or singles that have lost a loved one through death within the last 24 months, an 8-part grief support group is available in Marlette and Brown City. Facilitated by United...

Parrott’s Tours Trip

Parrott’s Tours Trip , The Lee Greenwood Show at Soaring Eagle Resort ~ Monday, May 14 th 2018 (Benefits United Hospice Service) Make your reservation for you and a friend to participate in...

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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