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Scheurer Offers Grief Support

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MRH Employees Donate Thanksgiving Dinners to 10 Thumb Area Families

Marlette Regional Hospital (MRH) is thankful for our Thumb Region residents that support our local hospital, so we wanted to give back to our communities as we approach the holiday season. In...

Sit Comfortably Thanks to Marlette Hospital Auxiliary Donation

Through various fundraising efforts throughout the year, the Marlette Hospital Auxiliary is able to purchase needed equipment and furnishings for Marlette Regional Hospital (MRH) that enhance the...

Mayville Family HealthCare Supports Local Athletes

Marlette Regional Hospital and its family health care offices offer $10 sport physicals each year in an effort to help local athletes prepare for their sports season at an affordable price and half...

One Patient’s Story: With Hospice, You Don’t Feel Alone

Leo Sullivan is 86 years old, and up until most recently, is very independent. Born and raised in Marlette, Leo was married for 58 years, raised five children—one of which has carried on their...

McLaren Bay Region elects officers

At the Annual Meeting of the McLaren Bay Region Board of Directors conducted on November 7, 2018, the following individuals were elected to serve as officers of the Board: Chair, Gary E. Bosco;...

United Hospice Service Celebrates Record-Setting Luncheon

The volunteers and staff of United Hospice Service would like to thank supporters of the annual Hospice Luncheon that was held on Saturday, October 20th at the St. Elizabeth Catholic Church Parish...

McKenzie Health System Auxiliary Fall Event Raises More Than $5,000

With more than $5,200 raised, the McKenzie Health System Auxiliary’s “Fall into the Holiday Spirit” annual event was a resounding success. Nearly 50 local sponsors donated a variety...

Polk Salad Annie’s Donates $1,600 to United Hospice Service

A relatively new music hub in the Thumb Area, Polk Salad Annie’s of Brown City, recently made a $1,600 donation to United Hospice Service of Marlette Regional Hospital following very successful...

Local Art Students participate in National Rural Health Day

National Rural Health Day was celebrated by McKenzie Health System and other organizations around the country on November 15. Each year on the third Thursday of November, the National Organization of...

The Karmanos Cancer Institute at McLaren Bay Region Receives Recognition for High-Quality Cancer Care from Largest Oncology Society in United States

The Karmanos Cancer Institute at McLaren Bay Region has been recognized by the QOPI ® Certification Program LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of the American Society of Clinical Oncology, Inc....

Family HealthCare of Brown City Supports Local Athletes

Marlette Regional Hospital and its family health care offices offer $10 sport physicals each year in an effort to help local athletes prepare for their sports season at an affordable price and half...

Marlette Regional Hospital Foundation Celebrates Record-Setting Tree of Shining Love

The Marlette Regional Hospital (MRH) Foundation would like to thank supporters of the 30 th Anniversary Tree of Shining Love. Thanks to the support and generosity of 179 donors, 36 sponsors, and 1...

Nephrology Specialists Open Clinic in Marlette

Marlette Regional Hospital is pleased to share that a new group of nephrology specialists will be seeing patients through the Specialty HealthCare Services office at Marlette Regional Hospital. Board...

Scheurer Caregiver Connection Christmas Party

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McLaren Bay Region Parkinson’s Exercise and Movement Class

Thursday, December 6 | 3:30PM - 4:30PM, every Thursday McLaren Bay Region’s Center for Rehabilitation is pleased to offer a comprehensive low-cost exercise class designed for individuals living...

Auxiliary Hosts Silvique Sterling Silver Jewelry Sale

The Marlette Hospital Auxiliary will be hosting a Silvique Sterling Silver Jewelry Sale on Thursday, December 13th from 8 a.m. – 4 p.m. at the Marlette Regional Hospital (MRH) medical office...

MHS Healthcare Provider BLS Classes

December 18, 4:00 - 8:00 p.m. Additional classes and times available by calling 810-648-3092 Registration is required by calling 810-648-6117.

McLaren Bay Region Parkinson’s Exercise and Movement Class

Thursday, December 6 | 3:30PM - 4:30PM, every Thursday McLaren Bay Region’s Center for Rehabilitation is pleased to offer a comprehensive low-cost exercise class designed for individuals living...

McLaren Bay Region Parkinson’s Exercise and Movement Class

Thursday, December 6 | 3:30PM - 4:30PM, every Thursday McLaren Bay Region’s Center for Rehabilitation is pleased to offer a comprehensive low-cost exercise class designed for individuals living...

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...

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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