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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 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 Radiation Center. In 2016, Covenant unveiled the first linear accelerator at the radiation center. In 2017, the team of cancer providers saw the need to add additional resources in the fight against cancer. After State approval in spring of 2018, construction began at 4141 Tittabawassee Road. Construction will continue through the summer and will be followed by rigorous testing. The second system will begin treating patients in February of 2019, allowing the radiation team to treat more patients with shorter wait-times.

The expansion will include a second vault to house the second linear accelerator, the Elekta Versa HD. Included in the addition is 3,615 square feet of new construction and 3,430 square feet of renovated space.

The Versa HD by Elekta leverages the latest technology to enable sophisticated approaches to traditionally challenging cases. The system’s patented technology allows precise targeting of the tumor, allowing Covenant Radiation Center clinicians to administer higher doses that can enhance treatment effectiveness, while protecting critical structures such as the heart, spine, or bladder. The result is highly precise treatments with shorter treatment times, and the ability to offer highly advanced treatments while minimizing side effects and enhancing our patients’ quality of life. Versa HD allows Covenant to safely and efficiently deliver conventional radiation treatment to treat a broad spectrum of tumors throughout the body. It also allows treatment of highly complex cancers that require extreme targeting precision.

Dr. James Fugazzi, Medical Director of the Covenant Radiation Center, says the second linear accelerator will be equipped with BrainLab technology. “This will allow Covenant to offer stereotactic radiosurgery (SRS), the most sophisticated radiation treatments, to patients with small brain tumors,” Dr. Fugazzi states. “This allows us to deliver very high doses of radiation to an extremely small tumor. SRS is very convenient for patients as they only need to come in for a few treatments (often one).”

Covenant is Michigan’s first and only certified member of MD Anderson Cancer Network®, a program of MD Anderson Cancer Center, a world-renowned leader in cancer care. Covenant is utilizing MD Anderson’s acclaimed clinical standards and expertise to elevate the quality of care for patients in the region. Joining forces with the network allows Covenant to offer patients access to the latest in evidence-based care from one of the leading cancer centers in the nation.

The Covenant Radiation Center has a highly-trained treatment team of experts including radiation oncologists, registered nurses, radiation therapists, a social worker, dietitians and support staff who provide specialize care for patients and their loved ones. To learn more about the Covenant Cancer Center, visit www.covenantcancercare.com

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