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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...

McLaren Bay 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 Bay Region, along...

McKenzie Health System Participates in Meeting with New State Administration

The Michigan Academy of Family Physicians (MAFP), which includes McKenzie Health System’s Medical Director Mark Hamed, MD, MBA, MPH, recently had the opportunity to participate in an Advisory...

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 HFAP “Stroke Ready” Certification

On Feb. 22, McKenzie Health System was awarded certification by the Healthcare Facilities Accreditation Program (HFAP), the nation’s original independent, accreditation organization recognized by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS). With this designation, McKenzie Health System is the only Critical Access Hospital in Michigan with the “stroke ready” HFAP certification, which confirms high-quality care as determined by an independent, external process of evaluation.

“McKenzie Health System clearly demonstrates a commitment to quality and patient safety,” said Lawrence Haspel, DO, Chairman of the Bureau of Healthcare Facilities Accreditation for HFAP. “We base our decision on the findings of an extensive and thorough on-site review of the system against recognized national standards for patient safety, quality improvement and environmental safety. McKenzie Health System has earned the distinction of HFAP certification through its performance in successfully meeting those standards.”

As designated by HFAP, Stroke Ready centers provide timely access to stroke care and indicate to the community and emergency medical services that hospitals are prepared to meet the initial needs of stroke patients. Further, the organization has indicated a growing need for Stroke Ready centers, particularly in rural America.

McKenzie Health System’s stroke –ready quality measures include activation of the stroke team, the team being on site within 15 minutes of the patient arriving, and laboratory studies & neuroimaging studies being done with results in the hands of the provider within 45 minutes of patient arrival. All of this activity is focused on the team determining if a treatment known as thrombolytic therapy can be delivered. Thrombolytic therapy, which can dissolve dangerous clots in blood vessels, can improve blood flow to the affected area and prevent damage to those tissues and organs. All of this is necessary when treating ischemic stroke patients, which is the condition that results from an obstructed blood vessel blocking blood flow to a portion of the brain. Time is not our friend when treating conditions like this which is why being certified as “stroke-ready” is important because certification affirms that we know how to best manage treatment that could result in a reduction of disabilities often resulting from having a stroke.

“This certification further signifies our commitment to treating strokes and supporting community needs,” said Steve Barnett, President and CEO, McKenzie Health System. “We are honored to be noted for this significant achievement that recognizes our commitment to providing outstanding care to our patients and our community. In particular, I’d like to recognize the incredible commitment and effort of our Laboratory; Radiology; Patient Access Services; Emergency Medical Services and Emergency Departments; as well as Mark Hamed, MD, MBA, MPH, Medical Director of the Emergency Department, Patricia Schafsnitz, RN, Director of Nursing, and our stroke robot team; and the entire staff at McKenzie Health System. Our achievements are never the result of one person; they are reached due to the work of the entire team.”

In 2012, McKenzie Health System formed the Stroke Network with St. John Providence Health System’s Van Elslander Neuroscience Center, using telemedicine to treat more strokes. Using advanced audiovisual technology, evaluation and treatment of stroke patients is expedited by remotely accessing St. John Providence’s medical experts via the 24/7 NeuroOnCall telemedicine service, including the use of an audio- and visual-enabled robot so the stroke neurologist can communicate with the patient via live video feed, while also viewing lab results and diagnostic imaging. To learn more about the stroke network, including a video that demonstrates how the stroke robot works, visit www.mckenziehealth.org/telemedicine.

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