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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...

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

HCECM has announced all 2018 Golf Outings

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

Scheurer A Matter of Balance

To access a flyer about this class, please click here

McLaren Bay Region Offers “Free Yourself From Chronic Pain” Seminars

If you are living with chronic headaches or pain in your neck, back or limbs, you are not alone. McLaren Bay Region’s trusted surgeons may be able to offer a treatment path to free you from...

MCKenzie Health System Honors Employees For Years of Service

Recently, McKenzie Health System recognized a number of employees who have dedicated many years and hours of service to the organization and community. Each employee was recognized with a certificate...

Independent Bank Volunteers Dig In at MRH’s Courtyard Garden

Independent Bank's Marlette branch recently spent a day out of the office to dig in at Marlette Regional Hospital’s long-term care unit courtyard garden. Independent Bank has been a generous...

Annual Golf Benefit Scramble a Great Success!

The Harbor Beach Community Hospital Foundation’s Annual Golf Outing was held on Wednesday, June 6, 2018 at the Verona Hills Golf & Country Club. Golfers teed off at 9:00 a.m. to begin the...

Orthopedic Surgeon, Dr. Lawrence D. Holen to Retire

Orthopedic Surgeon, Dr. Lawrence D. Holen will be retiring from his practice on Wednesday, June 20, 2018. Dr. Holen has been a valued and respected member of Marlette Regional Hospital’s...

Huron Medical Center of Bad Axe announced that it has officially become a subsidiary of McLaren Health Care,

Huron Medical Center of Bad Axe announced that it has officially become a subsidiary of McLaren Health Care, one of Michigan’s largest integrated health systems. Huron Medical Center will now...

McLaren Bay Medical Foundation Hosts 27th Annual Golf for Life Classic

McLaren Bay Medical Foundation will host the 27th annual Golf for Life Classic on Monday, August 6, 2018 at Apple Mountain Golf Course. The event includes an 18-hole scramble with a morning shotgun...

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....

Covenant Healthcare Announces Ribbon-Cutting Ceremony

Dear community partners, Monday, June 25 Covenant HealthCare is hosting a ribbon-cutting ceremony for the new hybrid operating suite and home of the ARTIS Pheno, a robotic C-arm angiography system...

June Healthy Lifestyle Workshop shows that “Kids Can Cook Too”

Calling all families with children! Aaron Puzan, Chef at Autumnwood of Deckerville, will be the featured speaker at the Monday, June 25, 2018, “Kids Can Cook Too” Healthy Lifestyle...

MHS Healthy Lifestyle Workshop

June 25, 5:30 p.m. Location: McKenzie Health System Dining Room, 120 Delaware Street, Sandusky Topic: "Kids Can Cook Too” Guest Speaker: Chef Aaron Puzan, Autumnwood of Deckerville FREE, Please...

McLaren Bay Region Infant/Child CPR & First Aid Class

McLaren Bay Region will offer an Infant/Child CPR & First Aid Class on Monday, June 25 from 6:00 – 9:00 p.m. at the Lincoln Center, 820 South Lincoln in Bay City. This class will cover...

MHS Change 4 Life Support Group

June 26, 6:30 p.m. Location: Sandusky Presbyterian Church Meeting Room, 104 Lexington Street, Sandusky Topic: “Yoga for Everyone” Guest Speaker: Kim Christy, Port Huron Yoga Registration...

McLaren Bay Region “Free Yourself From Chronic Pain” Seminars

If you are living with chronic headaches or pain in your neck, back or limbs, you are not alone. McLaren Bay Region’s trusted surgeons may be able to offer a treatment path to free you from...

HCECM Safe Talk Suicide Awareness for Everyone

June 27, 2018. 8:30 a.m. to 12 noon Region VII Area Agency of Aging Conference Center 1615 S. Euclid Ave., Bay City, MI For event flyer, please click here For registration, please click here

McLaren Bay Region “Free Yourself From Chronic Pain” Seminars

If you are living with chronic headaches or pain in your neck, back or limbs, you are not alone. McLaren Bay Region’s trusted surgeons may be able to offer a treatment path to free you from...

McLaren Bay Region “Free Yourself From Chronic Pain” Seminars

If you are living with chronic headaches or pain in your neck, back or limbs, you are not alone. McLaren Bay Region’s trusted surgeons may be able to offer a treatment path to free you from...

North Branch Family HealthCare Glo Run

North Branch Family HealthCare invites you to celebrate Independence Day with them by participating in the North Branch Days Freedom GLO RUN 5K on Tuesday, July 3, 2018 in North Branch. This...

North Branch Family HealthCare Glo Run

North Branch Family HealthCare invites you to celebrate Independence Day with them by participating in the North Branch Days Freedom GLO RUN 5K on Tuesday, July 3, 2018 in North Branch. This...

McLaren Bay Precious Reflections

Precious Reflections , a pregnancy and infant loss support group, will meet on Tuesday, July 3 (first Tuesday of each month) from 7:00 p.m.-9:00 p.m. at the Lincoln Center, 820 South Lincoln, Bay...

Bay Area Cancer Support Group

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

McLaren Bay 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, July 11...

Covenant HealthCare Named 2017 Most Wired

Most Wired Hospitals Use Technology to Partner with Patients on Health

Technology is making it easier for patients and providers to interact, thus improving communication, safety and patient-provider relationships. New tools are helping patients become more actively involved in their care and maintaining their health, according to results of the 19th Annual Health Care’s Most Wired® survey, released today by the American Hospital Association’s (AHA) Health Forum.

According to the survey, Most Wired hospitals are using smart phones, telehealth and remote monitoring to create more ways for patients to access health care services and capture health information. This year’s results show:

  • 76 percent offer secure messaging with clinicians on mobile devices.
  • When patients need ongoing monitoring at home, 74 percent use secure e-mails for patients and families to keep in touch with the care team.
  • 68 percent simplify prescription renewals by letting patients make requests on mobile devices.
  • 62 percent add data reported by patients to the electronic health record to get a better picture of what is going on with the patient.
  • Nearly half of the hospitals are using telehealth to provide behavioral health services to more patients.
  • 40 percent offer virtual physician visits.
  • More than 40 percent provide real-time care management services to patients at home for diabetes and congestive heart failure.

Frank Fear, MA CHCIO, Chief Information Officer at Covenant HealthCare says, “Covenant HealthCare’s focus is to be patient-centric, meeting our customers where they are to meet their healthcare needs. I am very proud to work for such a great organization. The ‘Most Wired’ award is a great organization-wide achievement demonstrating further affirmation of the great work our staff does every day providing extraordinary patient care.”

“The Most Wired hospitals are using every available technology option to create more ways to reach their patients in order to provide access to care,” said AHA President and CEO Rick Pollack. “They are transforming care delivery, investing in new delivery models in order to improve quality, provide access and control costs.”

Innovation in patient care embraces emerging technologies and underscores the need for secure patient information exchange. Hospitals have increased their use of sophisticated IT monitoring systems to detect patient privacy breaches, monitor for malicious activities or policy violations and produce real-time analysis of security alerts.

· 97 percent use intrusion detection systems.

· 96 percent perform data access audits.

· Nearly 90 percent run targeted phishing exercises to teach employees to question suspicious emails.

Most Wired hospitals are transforming care delivery with knowledge gained from data and analytics. They are investing in analytics to support new delivery models and effective decision-making and training clinicians on how to use analytics to improve quality, provide access and control costs.

· 82 percent analyze retrospective clinical and administrative data to identify areas for improving quality and reducing the cost of care.

· Three-quarters use sophisticated analytics such as predictive modeling and data to improve decision-making.

· Nearly 70 percent interface electronic health record data with population health tools for care management.

· More than 70 percent are providing data analytic tools training to physicians and nurses.

· 45 percent initiate a patient pathway using health IT to follow a care plan.

· Nearly 40 percent deliver quality metrics to physicians at the point-of-care.

· 32 percent have tools for real-time patient identification and tracking for value-based care conditions, such as chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.

HealthCare’s Most Wired® survey, conducted between Jan. 15 and March 15, 2017, is published annually by Hospitals & Health Networks (H&HN). The 2017 Most Wired® survey and benchmarking study is a leading industry barometer measuring information technology (IT) use and adoption among hospitals nationwide. The survey of 698 participants, representing an estimated 2,158 hospitals — more than 39 percent of all hospitals in the U.S. — examines how organizations are leveraging IT to improve performance for value-based health care in the areas of infrastructure, business and administrative management; quality and safety; and clinical integration.

Detailed results of the survey and study can be found in the July issue of H&HN. For a full list of winners, visit www.hhnmag.com.

About the Most Wired Survey

The 2017 Most Wired Survey is conducted in cooperation with the American Hospital Association and Clearwater Compliance, LLC.

About the American Hospital Association
The AHA is a not-for-profit association of health care provider organizations and individuals that are committed to the improvement of health in their communities. The AHA is the national advocate for its members, which include nearly 5,000 hospitals, health care systems, networks and other providers of care. Founded in 1898, the AHA provides education for health care leaders and is a source of information on health care issues and trends. For more information, visit www.aha.org.

About Health Forum

Health Forum is a strategic business enterprise of the American Hospital Association, creatively partnering to develop and deliver essential information and innovative services to help health care leaders achieve organizational performance excellence and sustainability. For more information, visit www.healthforum.com.

About Clearwater Compliance, LLC | https://clearwatercompliance.com/

Clearwater Compliance, LLC is a leading provider of healthcare compliance and cyber risk management solutions. Its mission is to empower hospitals and health systems to successfully manage healthcare’s evolving cybersecurity risks and ensure patient safety. Exclusively endorsed by the American Hospital Association, Clearwater solutions have been deployed within hundreds of hospitals and health systems, Fortune 100 organizations and federal government institutions. More information about Clearwater Compliance is at http://www.Clearwatercompliance.com.

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