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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...

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...

Newborns sporting red hats for a cause

The American Heart Association Joins Forces with the McLaren Bay Region Family BirthPlace for Michigan’s 4 th year of Little Hats, Big Hearts Efforts Bay City, Mi. The American Heart...

McKenzie Health System Foundation Raises Funds for New Ambulance

Thanks to the overwhelming support from our local community, the McKenzie Health System Foundation has raised the funds needed to purchase a new ambulance, with plans for a second in the works....

Announcing New Memory Care Expansion

Covenant Glen is proud to announce the completion of a new 25,000 square foot expansion to the assisted living and memory care community located in Frankenmuth, MI. Covenant Glen has served...

February Lunch & Learn features McKenzie’s After Hours Clinic

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Speakers Confirmed for February 22 Go Red Ladies Night

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Marlette Regional Hospital Staff Go Above & Beyond for Patients

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McLaren Bay Region celebrates 20 years of open heart services

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February 25 Healthy Lifestyle focuses on a SAD subject: Seasonal Affective Disorder

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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

$30 Adult Heart Screenings Offered in April at MRH

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Vascular Surgeon Opens Clinic in Marlette

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McKenzie Health System Swing Bed Patient Shares Wonderful Care Experience

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Marlette Regional Hospital Offers Monthly Preventive Health Screenings

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MHS Community Fitness Classes Session #2

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McLaren Bay Region and the Saginaw Spirit Team up for 5th Annual “Talk Today – Hope for Tomorrow”

McLaren Bay Region and the Saginaw Spirit will present “Talk Today – Hope for Tomorrow” at the Dow Event Center on Saturday, February 9, 2019. The fifth annual event is an effort to...

Scheurer Bariatric Support Group

Bariatric Support Group Wednesday, February 20, 2019 4:30 pm …… Birch Room Scheurer Hospital 170 N. Caseville Rd. Pigeon, MI For more information, please click here

United Hospice Hosts Ladies Night

Calling all ladies! To help pass the time on these cold winter nights, the staff of United Hospice Service of Marlette Regional Hospital invites you to attend an upcoming Ladies Night to benefit the...

Announcing New Memory Care Expansion

Covenant Glen is proud to announce the completion of a new 25,000 square foot expansion to the assisted living and memory care community located in Frankenmuth, MI. Covenant Glen has served...

Give Blood and Save Lives on February 21

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MHS Go Red Ladies Night

February 22, 5:30 – 8:00 p.m. (Guest Speakers start at 6:00 p.m.) Location: Woodland Hills Golf Club, 320 N. Gates Road, Sandusky Guest Speakers: - Connie Kramer, Integrit cleaning &...

MHS Healthy Lifestyle Workshop

February 25, 5:30 p.m. Location: McKenzie Health System Dining Room, 120 Delaware Street, Sandusky Guest Speaker: Lynne Noll, MS, RN, LBSW Topic: “Stress & Seasonal Affective...

MHS Change 4 Life Support Group

February 26, 6:30 p.m. Location: Sandusky Presbyterian Church Meeting Room, 104 Lexington Street, Sandusky Guest Speaker: Nicole Beagle, Sanilac County CMH Topic: “How Can “NO” be a...

Sanilac County Alzheimer’s Disease Support Group

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

MHS Healthy Lifestyle Workshop

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New! Safe@Home Course Offered in Marlette

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MRH to Host Free Education Event for Coaches

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Covenant HealthCare Unveils Hybrid Operating Room; Technology is One of Two in Michigan

In July 2017, a groundbreaking ceremony kicked-off a major renovation for the Covenant HealthCare Surgical Services Department. Monday, June 25, 2018 Covenant unveiled the new hybrid operating suite and home of the ARTIS pheno, a robotic C-arm angiography system used for minimally invasive interventional procedures. This new robotic technology is the first of its kind in the Great Lakes Bay Region, second in Michigan, and it’s changing the way surgeons view the human body. 

“This operating room is the future of surgical care,” says John Germain, Director of Surgical Services at Covenant. “We are excited to make this technology available to patients in our region.”

The addition and renovation represent an investment of $7.2 million, adding three levels and more than 12,000 square feet to the Covenant Cooper facility. The new space has a new 1,465 square foot state of the art hybrid operating room with the latest technology, additional office space, a renovation of an existing OR, and a central sterile processing area.

A hybrid operating room is a traditional surgical room that is also equipped with advanced medical imaging x-ray devices. Hybrid ORs support minimally invasive surgeries and allow the surgical team to perform imaging studies in the operating room. The room is set up to be dual functioning- accommodating procedures, but able to quickly flip to a traditional open surgical room if needed. This eliminates the need to move patients during a procedure. Less movement is good for many reasons, including a reduced risk of infection and less time to reorganize the room.

“This is the culmination of years of dedication for us to be the leader in vascular surgery in Michigan,” says Dr. Ron Bays, a local vascular surgeon who was active in the development of this project. “We strive to give every patient the most up to date care available and our team has come together to make that dream a reality. I can't wait to get started and take our mission to the next level and beyond.”

One of the things that makes the new Covenant hybrid OR so unique, is the state of the art technology in it. Covenant is the second hospital in Michigan to have the specialized C-arm, the ARTIS pheno. The ARTIS pheno is a robotic piece of equipment that allows advanced x-ray imaging to be incorporated into a surgical suite. Covenant is excited to add this to the existing team of robots in the OR, which currently includes three da Vinci robots and two MAKOs for robotic knee replacement surgeries.

While the concept of a hybrid OR isn’t entirely new, the expanded scope of patients Covenant can help is. The ARTIS pheno equipment can properly support patients of all shapes and sizes. Other c-arms often have size and weight limits that are restrictive, and the positioning was not always optimal for the surgical team.

In addition, the ARTIS pheno has an antimicrobial coating and sealed housing, to help keep the system clean and may aid in preventing bacteria and viruses. In the surgical setting, lowering the risk of infection for patients is critical.

Covenant is also excited for the opportunity to help recruit up and coming physicians to the area. As Germain says, “Surgeons train on the latest equipment, and they expect that equipment to be available when they graduate. Covenant wants the best of the best in our region, as that is what our patients deserve. When hospitals [like Covenant] have the latest technology, it helps attract new and experienced physicians to Saginaw to offer services to our community.”

The hybrid OR will be used for advanced vascular surgical procedures including aortic aneurysm repair and peripheral vascular interventions, interventional cardiology procedures including transaortic valve replacements, orthopaedic trauma, neurological procedures, and more.

 

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