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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 with breathing & relaxation techniques.

Walk 15 Class, Mondays and Wednesdays at MRH East Campus in Marlette

This 35-minute Walk 15 Class is for all ages every Monday and Wednesday from 5 – 5:35 p.m. Walk 15 focuses on variations of walking steps with additional upper and lower body movements. It is...

Scheurer Hospital Announces Fall CPR and First Aid Classes

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Scheurer Fall Community Fitness Classes

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Sheurer Shape Up Classes

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Scheurer Fall Taekwondo Classes

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Mackinaw Surgery Center Recognized for Outstanding Patient Satisfaction

Mackinaw Surgery Center has been recognized by SPH Analytics for achieving an unparalleled level of patient satisfaction for 2016/2017. Mackinaw Surgery Center, which is a joint adventure with...

McKenzie Autumn Benefit Features “Crime and Pun-ishment” Murder Mystery on Nov. 3

Will you be able to solve the mystery? That’s what attendees at McKenzie Health System’s Annual Autumn Benefit will determine during the murder mystery “Crime and Pun-ishment”...

Families and Staff to Gather at Covenant and Honor Organ, Eye and Tissue Donors Who Gave the Gift of Life

On Friday, Sept. 28, Gift of Life Michigan, Eversight, and Covenant HealthCare will host the annual Gift of Life flag raising ceremony at Covenant. Families and friends of organ, eye and tissue...

Marlette Regional Hospital and McKenzie Health System Finalize Affiliation Agreement with Deckerville Community Hospital

The leadership teams at McKenzie Health System (MHS) and Marlette Regional Hospital (MRH) are thrilled to welcome Deckerville Community Hospital (DCH) as the newest affiliate of United Healthcare...

Change 4 Life 5K Planned for October 6

With a focus on community health and wellness, McKenzie Health System is proud to host its annual fun run, the Change 4 Life 5K, on October 6 at Woodland Hills Golf Course, 320 N. Gates Road in...

Harbor Beach Community Receices $500 from a Live Grant from the HCCF Annual Celebration

The Harbor Beach Community Hospital was the recipient of $500 from the live grant during the Huron Country Community Foundation Annual Celebration on Thursday, September 13, 2018 at the newly...

BeFit Dance Fitness Exercise Class

Tuesdays and Thursdays 5:00-6:00 p.m. at Marlette Regional Hospital East Campus Community Conference Room, 2861 Main Street, Marlette The BeFit Class is offered FREE to ALL every Tuesday and Thursday...

MHS Change 4 Life Support Group

September 25, 6:30 p.m. Location: Sandusky Presbyterian Church Meeting Room, 104 Lexington Street, Sandusky Guest Speaker: Christine Tanton Topic: “How to Stay Motivated” FREE,...

Healthy Living Series Program “Stress Less and Live More”

McLaren Bay Region’s Center for Rehabilitation will offer the program, “Stress Less and Live More” on Tuesday, September 25, 2018 from 6:00-7:30 p.m. at the Lincoln Center, 820...

ASIST Training Available

ASIST training, a Suicide Intervention program, is available in Saginaw, Bay and Midland Counties. For more information, click here

Families and Staff to Gather at Covenant and Honor Organ, Eye and Tissue Donors Who Gave the Gift of Life

On Friday, Sept. 28, Gift of Life Michigan, Eversight, and Covenant HealthCare will host the annual Gift of Life flag raising ceremony at Covenant. Families and friends of organ, eye and tissue...

McLaren Bay Region Amputee Support Group

The Amputee Support Group will meet on Tuesday, October 2 from 12:00 noon-1:00 p.m. at the Center for Rehabilitation, McLaren Bay Region West Campus, 3190 East Midland Road in Bay City. This group...

Change 4 Life 5K

October 6, 8:30 a.m. Location: Woodland Hills Golf Club, 320 N. Gates Road, Sandusky Run, Walk or Stroll! Colored chalk will be flying and glitter will be sparkling on the golf course. FUN COSTUMES...

Bay Area Stroke Support Group

The Bay Area Stroke Support Group meeting will take place on Tuesday, October 9 from 1:00 – 2:00 p.m. at the Center for Rehabilitation, McLaren Bay Region West Campus, 3190 East Midland Road,...

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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