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Free Adult Grief Support Groups through United Hospice Service of MRH

Offered the 2 nd Monday of each month at Brown City United Methodist Church, 1 - 2:30 p.m. (November thru June) Offered the 2 nd Wednesday of each month at the United Hospice Service Office at the...

Scheurer 2018 Spring Fiitness Classes

Begins April 30th and runs through June 28th Classes held at Scheurer Professional Center, 135 N. Caseville Road, Pigeon For more information, click here

HCECM has announced all 2018 Golf Outings

For a list of all HCECM member Golf Outings for 2018, please click here

Scheurer A Matter of Balance

To access a flyer about this class, please click here

McLaren Bay Region Offers “Free Yourself From Chronic Pain” Seminars

If you are living with chronic headaches or pain in your neck, back or limbs, you are not alone. McLaren Bay Region’s trusted surgeons may be able to offer a treatment path to free you from...

MCKenzie Health System Honors Employees For Years of Service

Recently, McKenzie Health System recognized a number of employees who have dedicated many years and hours of service to the organization and community. Each employee was recognized with a certificate...

Independent Bank Volunteers Dig In at MRH’s Courtyard Garden

Independent Bank's Marlette branch recently spent a day out of the office to dig in at Marlette Regional Hospital’s long-term care unit courtyard garden. Independent Bank has been a generous...

Annual Golf Benefit Scramble a Great Success!

The Harbor Beach Community Hospital Foundation’s Annual Golf Outing was held on Wednesday, June 6, 2018 at the Verona Hills Golf & Country Club. Golfers teed off at 9:00 a.m. to begin the...

Orthopedic Surgeon, Dr. Lawrence D. Holen to Retire

Orthopedic Surgeon, Dr. Lawrence D. Holen will be retiring from his practice on Wednesday, June 20, 2018. Dr. Holen has been a valued and respected member of Marlette Regional Hospital’s...

Huron Medical Center of Bad Axe announced that it has officially become a subsidiary of McLaren Health Care,

Huron Medical Center of Bad Axe announced that it has officially become a subsidiary of McLaren Health Care, one of Michigan’s largest integrated health systems. Huron Medical Center will now...

McLaren Bay Medical Foundation Hosts 27th Annual Golf for Life Classic

McLaren Bay Medical Foundation will host the 27th annual Golf for Life Classic on Monday, August 6, 2018 at Apple Mountain Golf Course. The event includes an 18-hole scramble with a morning shotgun...

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....

Covenant Healthcare Announces Ribbon-Cutting Ceremony

Dear community partners, Monday, June 25 Covenant HealthCare is hosting a ribbon-cutting ceremony for the new hybrid operating suite and home of the ARTIS Pheno, a robotic C-arm angiography system...

June Healthy Lifestyle Workshop shows that “Kids Can Cook Too”

Calling all families with children! Aaron Puzan, Chef at Autumnwood of Deckerville, will be the featured speaker at the Monday, June 25, 2018, “Kids Can Cook Too” Healthy Lifestyle...

MHS Healthy Lifestyle Workshop

June 25, 5:30 p.m. Location: McKenzie Health System Dining Room, 120 Delaware Street, Sandusky Topic: "Kids Can Cook Too” Guest Speaker: Chef Aaron Puzan, Autumnwood of Deckerville FREE, Please...

McLaren Bay Region Infant/Child CPR & First Aid Class

McLaren Bay Region will offer an Infant/Child CPR & First Aid Class on Monday, June 25 from 6:00 – 9:00 p.m. at the Lincoln Center, 820 South Lincoln in Bay City. This class will cover...

MHS Change 4 Life Support Group

June 26, 6:30 p.m. Location: Sandusky Presbyterian Church Meeting Room, 104 Lexington Street, Sandusky Topic: “Yoga for Everyone” Guest Speaker: Kim Christy, Port Huron Yoga Registration...

McLaren Bay Region “Free Yourself From Chronic Pain” Seminars

If you are living with chronic headaches or pain in your neck, back or limbs, you are not alone. McLaren Bay Region’s trusted surgeons may be able to offer a treatment path to free you from...

HCECM Safe Talk Suicide Awareness for Everyone

June 27, 2018. 8:30 a.m. to 12 noon Region VII Area Agency of Aging Conference Center 1615 S. Euclid Ave., Bay City, MI For event flyer, please click here For registration, please click here

McLaren Bay Region “Free Yourself From Chronic Pain” Seminars

If you are living with chronic headaches or pain in your neck, back or limbs, you are not alone. McLaren Bay Region’s trusted surgeons may be able to offer a treatment path to free you from...

McLaren Bay Region “Free Yourself From Chronic Pain” Seminars

If you are living with chronic headaches or pain in your neck, back or limbs, you are not alone. McLaren Bay Region’s trusted surgeons may be able to offer a treatment path to free you from...

North Branch Family HealthCare Glo Run

North Branch Family HealthCare invites you to celebrate Independence Day with them by participating in the North Branch Days Freedom GLO RUN 5K on Tuesday, July 3, 2018 in North Branch. This...

North Branch Family HealthCare Glo Run

North Branch Family HealthCare invites you to celebrate Independence Day with them by participating in the North Branch Days Freedom GLO RUN 5K on Tuesday, July 3, 2018 in North Branch. This...

McLaren Bay Precious Reflections

Precious Reflections , a pregnancy and infant loss support group, will meet on Tuesday, July 3 (first Tuesday of each month) from 7:00 p.m.-9:00 p.m. at the Lincoln Center, 820 South Lincoln, Bay...

Bay Area Cancer Support Group

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

McLaren Bay Caring for Others

Caring for Others meets the second Wednesday of each month at the Center for Rehabilitation, McLaren Bay Region West Campus, 3190 E. Midland Road in Bay City. The next meeting is Wednesday, July 11...

McKenzie Health System Awarded $15,000 Grant for Sandusky High School’s “Live Smart: Healthy Hearts” Program

McKenzie Health System, in partnership with Sandusky Community Schools, is the proud recipient of a $15,000 grant for a new “Live Smart: Healthy Hearts” program intended to equip seventh-, eighth- and ninth-grade students with the knowledge they need to choose a healthy lifestyle and lead a healthy life. “Live Smart: Healthy Hearts” is providing the tools needed to monitor, assess and educate each student on their progress throughout the school year with a focus on a healthy heart.

The generous grant was recently awarded by the Coverys Community Healthcare Foundation, which was established to support charitable organizations and endeavors that focus on improving patient safety and care, promoting healthy lifestyles and supporting healthcare professionals.

The grant supports the implementation of the IHT Spirit System, which provides heart rate monitors, software for reports and tracking, lesson plans, education for instructors and a support system of other organizations that have successfully adopted the program. Students will learn about target heart rates in terms of physical education goals and outcomes as well as nutrition goals and programs.

“Live Smart: Healthy Hearts” will encompass exercise, nutrition and all-around healthy habits. Presently, nearly 30 percent of Michigan youth in ninth through twelfth grade are overweight or obese, and more than 65 percent of adults fall into this same category. Healthy eating and physical activity are the two chief behaviors that can prevent obesity and its related health issues, including heart disease, high blood pressure, diabetes, sleep apnea, stroke and more.

“We are thrilled to partner with Sandusky Community Schools to take their current curriculum to the next level, teaching healthy lifestyle skills,” said Bill Jo Hennika, Vice President of Operations, McKenzie Health System. “The goal is to equip these students with the information, tools and resources they need to make healthy choices and live long, healthy lives.”

“Teaching students the importance of cardiovascular fitness and training within their target heart rate will put them on the path toward lifelong wellness. We are very fortunate to be able to bring this to our students,” said teacher Kristen Guibord.

The “Live Smart: Healthy Hearts” program began with seventh grade students being provided with an interactive wrist heart rate monitor during physical education class, allowing the student and teacher to set up programs and specific yearly goals. Software will help track and monitor progress. The students will continue to use the heart rate monitors in eighth and ninth grade as well, increasing their program plan and goals each year. In addition, the program will implement additional nutritional education for all ninth-grade students. McKenzie Health System will provide a registered dietician to teach meal planning based on nutritional needs and heart-healthy food options which will be implemented into the current school curriculum.

Seventh grader Sarah Leen noted that the monitors are “easy to use” and “make us work harder to meet goals.”

“It pushes you to work harder and you can achieve your goals because the monitors are color-coded,” added seventh grader Mitchell Davis.

McKenzie Health System applied for the grant as part of its ongoing dedication to creating a healthier community. The organization’s Live Smart campaign, launched in 2014, includes a broad spectrum of programs, education, support groups and awareness centered on health and wellness.

McKenzie Health System and Sandusky Community Schools will continue to partner to sustain this project by providing staffing and budget support. The initial budget will support three years of the program, which will allow for both organizations to create a work plan for sustainability. Program effectiveness will be reviewed semi-annually for the first two years and annually thereafter to allow for program updates as necessary to the goals and objectives.

Teacher Heath Harris stated that “using the heart rate monitors provides the students with instant visual feedback. We have already observed increased motivation from the students. They are excited to be using the monitors and see whether or not they have met their daily goals. We are excited for the positive impact this will have on the well-being of our students.”

“Coverys Community Healthcare Foundation is dedicated to improve community health and we are honored to have their support in providing young adults with the education and data they need,” Hennika added.

 

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