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Scheurer Grief Support Group

Tuesday evenings at 6:00 PM Country Bay Village, Pigeon, MI Beginning March 5 and ending May 28, 2019 Free meal for participants at 5:30 PM. $10 Suggested donation for series For more information,...

Scheurer Announces Spring CPR and First Aid Classes

For dates and times of classes, please click here

Wedding Bells Ring at Marlette Regional Hospital

It’s not every day that someone gets married at a hospital, but on February 22, 2019, Marlette Regional Hospital was the proud host of an impromptu wedding ceremony and reception! The...

Marlette Regional Hospital & Community Events

Senior Stretch & Exercise Class Mondays and Fridays at MRH East Campus in Marlette This class is offered free of charge every Monday and Friday morning from 8:30 – 9:30 a.m. Light exercise...

$30 Adult Heart Screenings Offered in April at MRH

In partnership with Vascular Health Clinics, Marlette Regional is offering a limited number of $30 adult heart screenings for adults in April. The screenings will be performed by Marlette Regional...

Marlette Regional Hospital Offers Monthly Preventive Health Screenings

Preventive health screenings and monitoring is one of the best things you can do to stay healthy and ward off chronic diseases such as diabetes, heart disease, and cancer. Unfortunately, due to...

Marlette Regional Hospital Employees “Commit to Be Fit”

As a healthy start to the New Year, Marlette Regional Hospital employees faced off in a “Commit to be Fit” six-week weight-loss challenge. Teams of employees worked together to achieve...

Sandusky NHS Students Raise Funds for B.C.U.P.S. Program

In observance of winter homecoming festivities, Sandusky National Honor Society (NHS) and Sweetheart candidates dedicated Sweetheart Week to raising awareness about cancer and giving back to local...

Marlette Regional Hospital Expands Inpatient Therapy Services

Marlette Regional Hospital is pleased to share that their inpatient therapy services have recently expanded with the addition of the TRAN-SIT® car transfer training unit. TRAN-SIT® features...

McLaren Bay Region Earns Blue Distinction® Centers+ Designation for Cardiac Care

Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan has recognized McLaren Bay Region with a Blue Distinction Centers+ for Cardiac Care designation, as part of the Blue Distinction Specialty Care program. Blue...

Healthy Lifestyle Focuses on Human Trafficking on March 25

The Healthy Lifestyle Series is addressing a serious and timely topic at its March 25 workshop on “Human Trafficking” which will be presented by Stephanie Krieger, Analyst/Engagement...

McKenzie Health System First in State to Earn Level 3 Geriatric Emergency Department Accreditation

A clear signal of its focus on care for older adults, McKenzie Health System recently earned a Level 3 Geriatric Emergency Department Accreditation from the American College of Emergency Physicians....

HCECM Members Announce Golf Outings

For a list of 2019 golf outings, please click here

MHS Healthy Lifestyle Workshop

March 25, 5:30 p.m. Location: McKenzie Health System Dining Room, 120 Delaware Street, Sandusky Guest Speaker: Stephanie Krieger, Analyst/Engagement Specialist, s7 Consulting Topic: “Human...

MHS Change 4 Life Support Group

March 26, 6:30 p.m. Location: Sandusky Presbyterian Church Meeting Room, 104 Lexington Street, Sandusky Discussion Leader: Christine Tanton Topic: “Stretch and Be Flexible” FREE,...

McLaren Bay Region Baby Class for BIG KIDS

Wednesday, March 27 | 6:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. Designed for siblings ages 3-8 who are expecting a new baby at home, this class includes information about fetal development, newborns, sibling safety, the...

New! Safe@Home Course Offered in Marlette

Marlette Regional Hospital (MRH) is offering a new, instructor-led Safe@Home course for students in grades 4th through 6th to prepare them to be safe when they are home alone. The course will be held...

$30 Adult Heart Screenings Offered in April at MRH

In partnership with Vascular Health Clinics, Marlette Regional is offering a limited number of $30 adult heart screenings for adults in April. The screenings will be performed by Marlette Regional...

Sanilac County Alzheimer’s Disease Support Group

April 5, 1:30 – 2:30 p.m. Location: McKenzie Health System Dining Room, 120 Delaware Street, Sandusky FREE Registration is not necessary

$30 Adult Heart Screenings Offered in April at MRH

In partnership with Vascular Health Clinics, Marlette Regional is offering a limited number of $30 adult heart screenings for adults in April. The screenings will be performed by Marlette Regional...

Harbor Beach Hospital Foundation European Tower Pheasant Hunt

Saturday, April 13, 2019 At Rooster Ranch: 7480 Germania Road, Ubly, MI 48475 For an event flyer, please click here

McLaren Bay Medical Foundation Hosts Fourth Annual 5K

McLaren Bay Medical Foundation will host the fourth annual 5K Walk/Run on Saturday, May 4, 2019 at Uptown Bay City. The 5K Walk/Run will take place at 9:00 a.m., with awards given to the top finisher...

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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