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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

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...

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...

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 Foundation to Host Event on Navigating Care for an Aging Loved One

By 2035, older Americans are expected to outnumber children for the first time in history, according to U.S. Census projections. To support families of older and aging adults, the McKenzie Health...

13th Annual McKenzie Golf Scramble a Success

The 13 th Annual McKenzie Golf Scramble raised over $12,000, which will play a substantial part in assisting with the renovation of the McKenzie Health System dining room. This area of the hospital...

Marlette Regional Hospital Debuts Culture Initiative & Viral Video

Marlette Regional Hospital announces the debut of their viral video “Marlette Regional Hospital ‘Can’t Stop the Feeling,’” now available for viewing on Facebook and...

Partial Hospitalization Psychiatric (PHP) Program Educational Seminar and Tour

Join us for a FREE educational seminar to learn more about McLaren Bay Region’s Adult Partial Hospitalization Psychiatric (PHP) Program on Wednesday, August 29 or Tuesday, September 11 at 6:00...

August Healthy Lifestyle Focuses on Drug Issues in Sanilac County

McKenzie Health System welcomes Sgt. Steve McKenney, Sanilac County Drug Task Force, to present “Local Drug Abuse-What We ALL Need to Know” at the August Healthy Lifestyle Workshop,...

Table Top Drill Helps Local Organizations Prepare for Emergencies

To support stronger emergency preparedness throughout the community, local organizations participated in a “table top drill” outlining the specific steps they would take in the event of a...

McKenzie Health System Opens New After-Hours Clinic

McKenzie Health System is pleased to announce they will begin offering an after-hours clinic, which will be open 7 days a week, beginning in the fall to allow for access to care when your healthcare...

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....

Scheurer Hospital Auxiliary Golf Outing

Scheurer Hospital Auxiliary Golf Outing at Scenic Golf & Country Club, Pigeon Scheurer Hospital Contact: Kelli Braun—989-453-5213 braunk@scheurer.org--www.scheurer.org

MHS Healthy Lifestyle Workshop

August 27, 5:30 p.m. Location: McKenzie Health System Dining Room, 120 Delaware Street, Sandusky Guest Speaker: Steve McKenney, Sanilac County Drug Task Force Topic: "Local Drug Abuse – What We...

MHS Change 4 Life Support Group

August 28, 6:30 p.m. Location: Sandusky Presbyterian Church Meeting Room, 104 Lexington Street, Sandusky Guest Speaker: Raielle Alligood, Professional Organizer, Imitation Life Topic:...

Scheurer Heartsaver CPR & First Aid classes

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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, August 28 and Tuesday, September 11 from 4:00-6:00...

McKenzie Health System Foundation Navigating Care for an Aging Loved One

By 2035, older Americans are expected to outnumber children for the first time in history, according to U.S. Census projections. To support families of older and aging adults, the McKenzie Health...

Partial Hospitalization Psychiatric (PHP) Program Educational Seminar and Tour

Join us for a FREE educational seminar to learn more about McLaren Bay Region’s Adult Partial Hospitalization Psychiatric (PHP) Program on Wednesday, August 29 or Tuesday, September 11 at 6:00...

Infant/Child CPR & First Aid Class for Grandparents

McLaren Bay Region will offer an Infant/Child CPR & First Aid Class for Grandparents on Wednesday, August 29 from 6:00 – 9:00 p.m. at the Lincoln Center, 820 South Lincoln in Bay City. This...

McLaren Bay Region Precious Reflections

Precious Reflections , a pregnancy and infant loss support group, will meet on Tuesday, September 4 (first Tuesday of each month) from 7:00 p.m.-9:00 p.m. at the Lincoln Center, 820 South Lincoln,...

Marlette Regional Hospital Driving for Health Golf Scramble

Driving for Health Golf Scramble at Lapeer Country Club & Banquet Center Marlette Regional Hospital Contact: Barbara Peake—989-635-4012...

McLaren Bay Region Breast Cancer Education Series

The Breast Cancer Education Series will meet on Thursday, September 6 at 6:00 p.m. in the conference room at the Health Pavilion, 3175 W. Professional Drive in Bay City. The topic of the September...

Bay Area Cancer Support Group

The Bay Area Cancer Support Group meets on the first Thursday of each month (September 6) from 3:30 p.m.-5:00 p.m. at the Karmanos Cancer Institute, McLaren Bay Region West Campus, 3140 West Campus...

Tee Off for Tolfree & Spirit of Scotty Award

Tee Off for Tolfree & Spirit of Scotty Award at The Nightmare, West Branch Tolfree Foundation Contact: Cyndy—989-343-3694 clongchamps@wbrmc.org—www.wbrmc.org

Partial Hospitalization Psychiatric (PHP) Program Educational Seminar and Tour

Join us for a FREE educational seminar to learn more about McLaren Bay Region’s Adult Partial Hospitalization Psychiatric (PHP) Program on Wednesday, August 29 or Tuesday, September 11 at 6:00...

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, August 28 and Tuesday, September 11 from 4:00-6:00...

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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