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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.

Walk 15 Class, Mondays and Wednesdays at MRH East Campus in Marlette

This 35-minute Walk 15 Class is for all ages every Monday and Wednesday from 5 – 5:35 p.m. Walk 15 focuses on variations of walking steps with additional upper and lower body movements. It is...

Scheurer Hospital Announces Fall CPR and First Aid Classes

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Scheurer Fall Community Fitness Classes

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Sheurer Shape Up Classes

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Scheurer Fall Taekwondo Classes

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Mackinaw Surgery Center Recognized for Outstanding Patient Satisfaction

Mackinaw Surgery Center has been recognized by SPH Analytics for achieving an unparalleled level of patient satisfaction for 2016/2017. Mackinaw Surgery Center, which is a joint adventure with...

McKenzie Autumn Benefit Features “Crime and Pun-ishment” Murder Mystery on Nov. 3

Will you be able to solve the mystery? That’s what attendees at McKenzie Health System’s Annual Autumn Benefit will determine during the murder mystery “Crime and Pun-ishment”...

Families and Staff to Gather at Covenant and Honor Organ, Eye and Tissue Donors Who Gave the Gift of Life

On Friday, Sept. 28, Gift of Life Michigan, Eversight, and Covenant HealthCare will host the annual Gift of Life flag raising ceremony at Covenant. Families and friends of organ, eye and tissue...

Marlette Regional Hospital and McKenzie Health System Finalize Affiliation Agreement with Deckerville Community Hospital

The leadership teams at McKenzie Health System (MHS) and Marlette Regional Hospital (MRH) are thrilled to welcome Deckerville Community Hospital (DCH) as the newest affiliate of United Healthcare...

Change 4 Life 5K Planned for October 6

With a focus on community health and wellness, McKenzie Health System is proud to host its annual fun run, the Change 4 Life 5K, on October 6 at Woodland Hills Golf Course, 320 N. Gates Road in...

Harbor Beach Community Receices $500 from a Live Grant from the HCCF Annual Celebration

The Harbor Beach Community Hospital was the recipient of $500 from the live grant during the Huron Country Community Foundation Annual Celebration on Thursday, September 13, 2018 at the newly...

BeFit Dance Fitness Exercise Class

Tuesdays and Thursdays 5:00-6:00 p.m. at Marlette Regional Hospital East Campus Community Conference Room, 2861 Main Street, Marlette The BeFit Class is offered FREE to ALL every Tuesday and Thursday...

MHS Change 4 Life Support Group

September 25, 6:30 p.m. Location: Sandusky Presbyterian Church Meeting Room, 104 Lexington Street, Sandusky Guest Speaker: Christine Tanton Topic: “How to Stay Motivated” FREE,...

Healthy Living Series Program “Stress Less and Live More”

McLaren Bay Region’s Center for Rehabilitation will offer the program, “Stress Less and Live More” on Tuesday, September 25, 2018 from 6:00-7:30 p.m. at the Lincoln Center, 820...

ASIST Training Available

ASIST training, a Suicide Intervention program, is available in Saginaw, Bay and Midland Counties. For more information, click here

Families and Staff to Gather at Covenant and Honor Organ, Eye and Tissue Donors Who Gave the Gift of Life

On Friday, Sept. 28, Gift of Life Michigan, Eversight, and Covenant HealthCare will host the annual Gift of Life flag raising ceremony at Covenant. Families and friends of organ, eye and tissue...

McLaren Bay Region Amputee Support Group

The Amputee Support Group will meet on Tuesday, October 2 from 12:00 noon-1:00 p.m. at the Center for Rehabilitation, McLaren Bay Region West Campus, 3190 East Midland Road in Bay City. This group...

Change 4 Life 5K

October 6, 8:30 a.m. Location: Woodland Hills Golf Club, 320 N. Gates Road, Sandusky Run, Walk or Stroll! Colored chalk will be flying and glitter will be sparkling on the golf course. FUN COSTUMES...

Bay Area Stroke Support Group

The Bay Area Stroke Support Group meeting will take place on Tuesday, October 9 from 1:00 – 2:00 p.m. at the Center for Rehabilitation, McLaren Bay Region West Campus, 3190 East Midland Road,...

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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