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HCECM has announced all 2018 Golf Outings

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

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....

McKenzie Health System Awards 3 McKenzie Medical Staff Merit Scholarships to Local Students

Supporting the next generation of medical professionals, McKenzie Health System recently awarded three McKenzie Medical Staff Merit Scholarships to local students interested in pursuing healthcare...

Harbor Beach Hospital Foundation Resort Dinner Fundraiser a success.

The Harbor Beach Hospital Foundation had their 12 th Annual Resort Dinner Benefit fundraiser on Wednesday, June 20 th at the Harbor Beach Resort Clubhouse. It was a success with 451 dinners of...

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...

Veronica Byrne and Sony Verma of McKenzie Health System Earn Functional Movement Technique Certification

McKenzie Health System is proud to announce that Physical Therapist Veronica Byrne, PT, DPT, CTRS, and Physical Therapy Assistant Sony (Mamta) Verma, PTA, recently attended a course for Instrument...

Amanda Siemen Donated Money to Lakeview Extended Care and Rehab for the Residents

Amanda Siemen recently donated $860 to the Lakeview Extended Care and Rehab for the resident’s activity fund at Harbor Beach Community Hospital to purchase arts and craft and outings. On...

McKenzie Health System Community Fitness Classes Session #4

July 9 – August 31 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...

Harbor Beach Community Hospital Diabetes Education Program Merits American Diabetes Association Recognition

The prestigious American Diabetes Association Education Recognition Certificate for a quality diabetes self-management education program was recently awarded to the Harbor Beach Community Hospital...

Sports Physicals Offered at McLaren Bay Region

McLaren Bay Region will be holding sports physicals on Tuesday, July 17 and Monday, July 30 from 2:00 – 5:00 p.m. at the Center for Rehabilitation, 3190 E. Midland Road, Bay City. Each physical...

Get the Skinny on Skin Care at Lunch & Learn on July 18!

McKenzie Health System is pleased to feature Suzette Walker, DNP, FNP-BC, AOCNP, as the presenter at the July Lunch & Learn program, “The Latest in Skin Care.” The workshop is...

MRH Foundation to Host 10th Annual Golf Event Sept. 6th

The Marlette Regional Hospital (MRH) Foundation’s golf committee is pleased to announce their tenth annual Driving for Health Golf Scramble scheduled to take place on Thursday, September 6 th...

HealthSource Saginaw Breaks Ground on Construction and Renovation Project

On June 18, 2018, HealthSource Saginaw on Hospital Road in Saginaw Township broke ground on a 15 month construction and renovation project. “For 88 years, HealthSource Saginaw has been a...

Hills & Dales General Hospital to Acquire Baker College of Cass City Facility

Hills & Dales General Hospital is pleased to announce that they have acquired the Baker College of Cass City building, located on Main Street in Cass City. After touring the space and speaking...

Hills & Dales General Hospital is pleased to welcome Dr. Brian Perry, ENT (Ear, Nose, Throat) Specialist.

Hills & Dales General Hospital is pleased to announce Dr. Brian Perry, Board Certified Otolaryngologist/ENT (Ear, Nose, Throat), will be joining their group of specialty physicians. He will begin...

Covenant Radiation Center Expanding, Adding Second Linear Accelerator to Support Radiation Therapy; Construction Underway

As part of the health system’s commitment to maintaining a quality-driven, state-of-the-art cancer treatment facility, Covenant HealthCare is adding a second linear accelerator to the Covenant...

132-Year-Old Hospital Turns 20; Covenant HealthCare Celebrates 20th Anniversary

July 1, 2018 officially marked 20 years since Covenant HealthCare was founded. July 1, 1998 two long-standing Saginaw-based hospitals (Saginaw General and St. Luke’s Hospitals) merged to form...

McKenzie Health System to Host Men’s Health Event with Free Screenings, Food and Fun on August 9

Featuring health screenings, food and refreshments, and the latest equipment from Bennett Powersports and John Deere, a special Men’s Health Event is taking place on August 9 from 4:30 to 7:30...

Memorial Healthcare Foundation Golf Outing

Memorial Healthcare Foundation Golf Outing at Owosso Country Club Memorial Healthcare Contact: Lyn Freeman—989-729-4818 lfreeman@memorialhealthcare.org www.memorialhealthcare.org

MHS Healthcare Provider BLS Classes

July 17, 2:00 - 6:00 p.m. (Free to MHS Employees) Additional classes and times available by calling 810-648-3092 Registration is required by calling 810-648-6127

MRH $10 Sports Physicals in July

Marlette Regional Hospital’s family health care offices are offering reduced price sports physicals to area athletes for a cost of ten dollars, and half of the proceeds will be donated back to...

McLaren Bay Region Sports Physicals

McLaren Bay Region will be holding sports physicals on Tuesday, July 17 and Monday, July 30 from 2:00 – 5:00 p.m. at the Center for Rehabilitation, 3190 E. Midland Road, Bay City. Each physical...

MHS Lunch and Learn

July 18, 12:00 - 1:00 p.m. Location: McKenzie Health System Dining Room, 120 Delaware Street, Sandusky Guest Speaker: Suzette Walker, DNP, FNP-BC, AOCNP, Family Nurse Practitioner , McKenzie Health...

MRH $10 Sports Physicals in July

Marlette Regional Hospital’s family health care offices are offering reduced price sports physicals to area athletes for a cost of ten dollars, and half of the proceeds will be donated back to...

McLaren Bay Region Sponsors “Boot Camp for New Dads”

McLaren Bay Region will offer “Boot Camp for New Dads” on Thursday, July 19 from 6:00 – 9:00 p.m. at the Health Pavilion, Childbirth Education Classroom, 3175 W. Professional Drive,...

MRH $10 Sports Physicals in July

Marlette Regional Hospital’s family health care offices are offering reduced price sports physicals to area athletes for a cost of ten dollars, and half of the proceeds will be donated back to...

MHS Healthy Lifestyle Workshop

July 23, 5:30 p.m. Location: McKenzie Health System Dining Room, 120 Delaware Street, Sandusky Guest Speaker: Robert Sollman, Bio Tech Instructor, Sanilac Career Center Topic: "Eating Clean –...

MRH $10 Sports Physicals in July

Marlette Regional Hospital’s family health care offices are offering reduced price sports physicals to area athletes for a cost of ten dollars, and half of the proceeds will be donated back to...

MRH $10 Sports Physicals in July

Marlette Regional Hospital’s family health care offices are offering reduced price sports physicals to area athletes for a cost of ten dollars, and half of the proceeds will be donated back to...

MRH $10 Sports Physicals in July

Marlette Regional Hospital’s family health care offices are offering reduced price sports physicals to area athletes for a cost of ten dollars, and half of the proceeds will be donated back to...

McLaren Bay Region Sports Physicals

McLaren Bay Region will be holding sports physicals on Tuesday, July 17 and Monday, July 30 from 2:00 – 5:00 p.m. at the Center for Rehabilitation, 3190 E. Midland Road, Bay City. Each physical...

MHS Change 4 Life Support Group

July 31, 6:30 p.m. Location: Sandusky Presbyterian Church Meeting Room, 104 Lexington Street, Sandusky Guest Speaker: Ellynne Volmering, Dietary Director at Harbor Beach Community Hospital Topic:...

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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