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MRH Employees Donate Gifts to Children in Need

This Christmas, staff of Marlette Regional Hospital donated three boxes of toys to Marlette Toys for Tots for distribution during the holiday season. Long-term employee Janis Maynard has proudly...

Debbie Smielewski Celebrates 45 Years at McKenzie Health System

McKenzie Health System recently celebrated Debbie Smielewski’s 45 year anniversary of dedicated service to the hospital with an employee gathering and refreshments. Debbie began as a dishwasher...

McKenzie Health System Hosts CMU Medical Student

McKenzie Health System is pleased to announce a continued partnership with Central Michigan University’s (CMU) Comprehensive Community Clerkship program, part of the CMU Medical School. CMU...

MHS Community Fitness Classes Session #1

January 2 - February 22 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...

CMU Medical Student Partners with MRH Provider in Lapeer County

On January 14th, Marlette Regional Hospital will warmly welcome a third-year Central Michigan University (CMU) College of Medicine (CMED) student to their facility and our Thumb Area communities....

McLaren Caro Region implements new emergency department partnership with American Physician Partners

A visit to the emergency room can be one of the most stressful, unpredictable, and potentially frustrating experiences of a person’s life. But a new partnership at McLaren Caro Region, along...

McLaren Caro Region Welcomes New Chief Medical Officer

McLaren Caro Region is pleased to introduce Dr. Norman Chapin as their new Chief Medical Officer. Dr. Chapin will act as a liaison between administrative staff and our physicians. He will be...

McLaren Caro Region Welcomes New Nurse Practitioner

McLaren Caro Region is excited to announce the addition of Heather Fryers, FNP-BC to their team of providers. Heather began seeing patients on Monday, January 7, 2019 as a Family Nurse Practitioner...

Marlette Regional Hospital Sleep Lab Receives Program Accreditation

Marlette Regional Hospital’s (MRH) Sleep Lab in Marlette recently received program accreditation from the American Academy of Sleep Medicine (AASM), making it one of 2,600 AASM-accredited sleep...

Marlette Regional Hospital Staff Go Above & Beyond for Patients

Each day, Marlette Regional Hospital marvels at the wonderful care our employees provide to our patients and residents, especially the unexpected, extra things our employees do to provide excellent...

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...

McLaren Bay Region Four Week Childbirth Series

Wednesday, January 2 - January 23 | 6:30PM - 9PM This class provides information on the process of labor and birth, including breathing, relaxation and other coping measures, hospital birthing...

Rotary Hosts 30th Annual Pancake Supper for Hospice

The Brown City Rotary Club invites you to attend the 30th annual Pancake Supper on Wednesday, January 23rd to benefit United Hospice Service of Marlette Regional Hospital. Sponsored by the Brown City...

Rotary Hosts 30th Annual Pancake Supper for Hospice

The Brown City Rotary Club invites you to attend the 30th annual Pancake Supper on Wednesday, January 23rd to benefit United Hospice Service of Marlette Regional Hospital. Sponsored by the Brown City...

American Cancer Society Freshstart Smoking Cessation Program - Two days, Thursday 1/24/19 and 1/31/19

Facility: Center for Rehabilitation, McLaren Bay Region West Campus, 3190 E. Midland Road, Time: 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm Description Facilitated by Anne Hamilton, Respiratory Therapist. The cost is $25 for...

Communities Achieving Excellence and Accountability

SAVE THE DATE What : Tenth Annual Conference The Region's Health and Healthcare Systems: Communities Achieving Excellence and Accountability When : Friday, January 25, 2019. 8:15 a.m. to 12:30 p.m....

MHS Healthy Lifestyle Workshop

January 28, 5:30 p.m. Location: McKenzie Health System Dining Room, 120 Delaware Street, Sandusky Guest Speaker: Jamie Foster, A Chance to Change Drug and Alcohol Testing, L.L.C. Topic:...

MHS Change 4 Life Support Group

January 29, 6:30 p.m. Location: Sandusky Presbyterian Church Meeting Room, 104 Lexington Street, Sandusky Guest Speaker: Millie Patterson Topic: “Let Go of The Past, Embrace the Future”...

McLaren Bay Region safeTALK suicide alertness training

McLaren Bay Region will host a free safeTALK suicide alertness training session on Tuesday, January 29 from 8 a.m. - 11 a.m. safeTALK is a half-day alertness training that prepares attendees,...

McLaren Bay Region to host safeTALK suicide alertness training

McLaren Bay Region will host a free safeTALK suicide alertness training session on Tuesday, January 29 from 8 a.m. - 11 a.m. safeTALK is a half-day alertness training that prepares attendees,...

McLaren Bay Region Baby Class for BIG KIDS-Sibling Preparation Class

Wednesday, January 30 | 6PM - 7:30PM This class is designed for children ages 3-8 who are expecting a new baby at home. Attendees will learn about fetal development, safety and the older sibling's...

McLaren Bay Region “Boot Camp for New Dads”

Thursday, January 31 | 6PM - 9PM Boot Camp for New Dads is a community education program for first time fathers. Taught by fathers, Boot Camp enables new dads to step up to the tremendous challenge...

American Cancer Society Freshstart Smoking Cessation Program - Two days, Thursday 1/24/19 and 1/31/19

Facility: Center for Rehabilitation, McLaren Bay Region West Campus, 3190 E. Midland Road, Time: 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm Description Facilitated by Anne Hamilton, Respiratory Therapist. The cost is $25 for...

MRH Offers Diabetes Education Refresher Class

The Diabetes Self-Management Training (DSMT) program of Marlette Regional Hospital invites Thumb Area residents living with diabetes to take advantage of an educational opportunity that can assist...

Location Organizations focus on Emergency Preparedness

 The Sanilac Career Center – AM Health Occupations Class assisted with the recent drill.Preparation is critical in the event of any emergency, and local organizations take this prep work to heart. On September 12, as a follow up to a recent “table top drill”, the Sanilac County Health Department, McKenzie Health System, Sanilac Medical Care Facility, and Region 3 Healthcare Coalition went through a full drill that simulated a flu epidemic related to H3N2v, something that can be transferred from livestock to humans. Youth from the Sanilac Career Center also helped in this emergency preparedness collaboration. Altogether, about 80 staff and students participated.

Emily Bell (Marlette) is cared for by Sanilac EMS Staff.“It was incredible to see such a broad and impressive team effort in the face of a potential disaster, and we truly appreciated the student participation in this effort as well,” said Colette Osborne, Safety Committee Chairperson, McKenzie Health System. “While we hope these activities are always just a drill, it is comforting to know that our teams are ready, capable, and efficient when facing emergency situations.”

McKenzie staff plan for incoming patients.On September 10, the team learned about the scenario: a community-wide flu epidemic that began spreading during a local event. The team members quickly turned this information into action, simulating what it would be like to test patients, restrict visitors, communicate with the Health Department and assume ongoing command during the epidemic.

Mike Bower, Sanilac Medical Care Facility, assists “patient” Anthony Rhode (Brown City).The full-scale disaster drill then took place on September 12 from 8 to 11 a.m., including setting up triage, securing the parking lot, canceling regular appointments, checking in with the Health Department, updating available supplies, ordering stretchers and more.

Lessons learned included that McKenzie was well-organized with a lot of communication and staff were able to transition into other roles well. Likewise, all partners in the drill worked well together and found it helpful to plan for a multi-day scenario such as a flu outbreak. Each organization will use information from the drill to consider any possible areas that could be improved on.

Preparing for emergencies, such as a possible flu epidemic event, is critical to public safety. To that end, McKenzie Health System, Sanilac Medical Care Facility, Sanilac County Health Department, and other local community organizations engage in a variety of ongoing staff trainings and exercises to enhance overall preparedness.

 

 

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