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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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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”...

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....

Vendors & Crafters Wanted for Fall Vendor Sale

Vendors and crafters are invited to participate in the Marlette Hospital Auxiliary’s Fall Vendor Sale scheduled for Tuesday, November 13, 2018 from 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. in the Marlette Regional...

McKenzie Health System Foundation’s “What Your Mama Never Told You” Event on Oct. 25 to Highlight Women’s Health Information

Through the generations, women have not always been eager to share intimate health details or to ask the difficult questions. To make it easy for women in the community to learn more about...

Scheurer Offers A Matter of Balance classes

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8 Week Body Transformation Challenge For Men and Women

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Scheurer Offers Max's Program

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Scheurer Offers Grief Support

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8 Week Body Transformation With Personal Trainer Joe LaFave

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Scheurer October Walk In Classes

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McKenzie Health System Family Healthcare Providers Earn Patient-Centered Medical Home Designation from Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan

Nation’s largest PCMH program transforming primary care in Michigan Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan has designated the following providers as Patient-Centered Medical Home (PCMH) Practices...

Dr. Mark Hamed named Medical Director of Sanilac County Health Department and Surrounding Areas

Mark Hamed, MD, MBA, MPH, Medical Director of the Departments of Emergency Medicine and Hospital Medicine at McKenzie Health System, was recently named Medical Director of the Health Departments of...

Hog Town Inc. Donations to Local Hospice Exceed $170K

Following the 14th annual Hog Town Run—a major fundraising event sponsored by Hog Town Inc. of Melvin, Michigan—members of Hog Town Inc. presented United Hospice Service (UHS) of Marlette...

MRH’s B.C.U.P.S. Program Offers Breast Cancer Prevention, Detection & Support

Are you a woman over the age of 40, or do you have a family history of breast cancer, but don’t meet the age criteria for screening? If you answered “yes” to either one of those...

McLaren Caro Opens New Clinic in Vassar

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McLaren Caro Announces Successful Golf Outing

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Healthy Appetizers coming to October Healthy Lifestyle Workshop

One of the most popular Healthy Lifestyle Workshops is happening on Monday, October 22, at 5:30 p.m. in the Dining Room of McKenzie Health System, 120 Delaware Street in Sandusky. “Healthy...

McLaren Bay Region Offers FREE Breast Cancer Screenings

McLaren Bay Region will be offering a free Breast Cancer Screening on Tuesday, October 9 or Tuesday, October 23 from 4:00 to 8:00 p.m. at Bay Diagnostic Center, located at the McLaren Health...

Pre-Diabetes: Stop Diabetes In Its Tracks

McLaren Bay Region’s Diabetes Education Program will be offering a two-day seminar , Pre-Diabetes: Stop Diabetes in Its Tracks on Tuesday, October 23 and Tuesday, November 6 from 1:00-3:00 pm...

McLaren Bay Region Infant/Child CPR & First Aid Class

McLaren Bay Region will offer an Infant/Child CPR & First Aid Class on Wednesday, October 24, 2018 from 6:00 – 9:00 p.m. at the Lincoln Center, 820 South Lincoln in Bay City. This class...

What Your Mama Never Told You!

October 25, 6:00 – 7:30 p.m. Bench Warmers Sports Bar and Grill, Sandusky Laugh or cry? Young or old? Weight gain? Hot flashes? Postpartum depression? Birth Control? Join us for an open and...

MHS Healthy Lifestyle Workshop

October 29, 5:30 p.m. Location: McKenzie Health System Dining Room, 120 Delaware Street, Sandusky Guest Speaker: ALL Instructors, Healthy Lifestyle Workshop Topic: " Healthy Cook Off War of the...

MHS Change 4 Life Support Group

October 30, 6:30 p.m. Location: Sandusky Presbyterian Church Meeting Room, 104 Lexington Street, Sandusky Guest Speaker: Suzette Walker Topic: “Cooking with Herbs and Making Herb Vinegar”...

McKenzie Autumn Benefit Features “Crime and Pun-ishment” Murder Mystery

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”...

Pre-Diabetes: Stop Diabetes In Its Tracks

McLaren Bay Region’s Diabetes Education Program will be offering a two-day seminar , Pre-Diabetes: Stop Diabetes in Its Tracks on Tuesday, October 23 and Tuesday, November 6 from 1:00-3:00 pm...

“Fall into the Holiday Spirit” with the McKenzie Health System Auxiliary

Inviting the community to get into the holiday spirit a little early, the McKenzie Health System Auxiliary is hosting a special “Fall into the Holiday Spirit” event on November 9. With a...

“Fall into the Holiday Spirit” with the McKenzie Health System Auxiliary

Inviting the community to get into the holiday spirit a little early, the McKenzie Health System Auxiliary is hosting a special “Fall into the Holiday Spirit” event on November 9. With a...

Hospital Council of East Central Michigan Spring 2018 Legislative Roundtable

The Hospital Council of East Central Michigan works to maintain relationships with state and federal legislators, organizations and others in the region, whose activities affect the health services of our community hospitals. We continuously seek to provide opportunities to share information about issues that are impacting the ability of our members to improve the health of the population they serve.

On March 9, the HCECM Board of Trustees hosted the HCECM Spring Legislative Roundtable at the Courtyard Marriott in Bay City. This event allows HCECM Hospital CEO’s to meet with Federal and State legislators to present and discuss critical health care issues that are impacting providers and communities throughout our region and across the country.

Speaking on behalf of the HCECM, Steve Barnett, President/CEO of McKenzie Health System presented “Regulatory Relief = Positive Impact on Access, Quality & Cost”. In his presentation, Barnett provided statistics of the volume of regulations, from an overwhelming number of oversight agencies, that are negatively impacting providers and patients. He discussed the volume of duplicative regulations and quality measures that consume an excessive amount of human resources and add to the cost of healthcare. He provided examples of conditions of participation that do not add value to the services provided and asked law makers to prevent approval of laws that are duplicative and to support legislation that reduces regulatory burden and helps to reduce the cost of healthcare.

Also speaking on behalf of the HCECM, Dan Babcock, President/CEO of Marlette Regional Hospital, presented State Budget: Critical Healthcare Funding Impacts Residents, Providers and Access to Care.” In his presentation, Babcock provided an overview of how hospitals are paid and shared information regarding the percentage of state general fund and percentage of hospital provider taxes that currently funds the state’s Medicaid program. He discussed the impact of the federal Medicaid managed care rule change on two of our state funding sources that are critical for small and rural hospitals, especially those offering obstetrical services. Babcock summarized the Michigan DHHS budget elements and explained the critical funding changes that are putting access to care for Michigan residents at risk.

The Hospital CEO’s and Legislators in attendance participated in discussions about what is needed to help ensure access to high quality healthcare throughout the region and state.

The HCECM Board of Trustees would like to thank each of the legislators and their support staff who took the time to attend our 2018 Spring Legislative Roundtable and make it another great success.

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