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HCECM has announced all 2018 Golf Outings

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

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....

McKenzie Health System Awards 3 McKenzie Medical Staff Merit Scholarships to Local Students

Supporting the next generation of medical professionals, McKenzie Health System recently awarded three McKenzie Medical Staff Merit Scholarships to local students interested in pursuing healthcare...

Harbor Beach Hospital Foundation Resort Dinner Fundraiser a success.

The Harbor Beach Hospital Foundation had their 12 th Annual Resort Dinner Benefit fundraiser on Wednesday, June 20 th at the Harbor Beach Resort Clubhouse. It was a success with 451 dinners of...

Covenant HealthCare Unveils Hybrid Operating Room; Technology is One of Two in Michigan

In July 2017, a groundbreaking ceremony kicked-off a major renovation for the Covenant HealthCare Surgical Services Department. Monday, June 25, 2018 Covenant unveiled the new hybrid operating suite...

Veronica Byrne and Sony Verma of McKenzie Health System Earn Functional Movement Technique Certification

McKenzie Health System is proud to announce that Physical Therapist Veronica Byrne, PT, DPT, CTRS, and Physical Therapy Assistant Sony (Mamta) Verma, PTA, recently attended a course for Instrument...

Amanda Siemen Donated Money to Lakeview Extended Care and Rehab for the Residents

Amanda Siemen recently donated $860 to the Lakeview Extended Care and Rehab for the resident’s activity fund at Harbor Beach Community Hospital to purchase arts and craft and outings. On...

McKenzie Health System Community Fitness Classes Session #4

July 9 – August 31 McKenzie Health System is pleased to be able to provide a variety of fitness classes. Aqua Aerobics, Low Impact, Senior Exercise, and Tai Chi. For more information and to...

Harbor Beach Community Hospital Diabetes Education Program Merits American Diabetes Association Recognition

The prestigious American Diabetes Association Education Recognition Certificate for a quality diabetes self-management education program was recently awarded to the Harbor Beach Community Hospital...

Sports Physicals Offered at McLaren Bay Region

McLaren Bay Region will be holding sports physicals on Tuesday, July 17 and Monday, July 30 from 2:00 – 5:00 p.m. at the Center for Rehabilitation, 3190 E. Midland Road, Bay City. Each physical...

Get the Skinny on Skin Care at Lunch & Learn on July 18!

McKenzie Health System is pleased to feature Suzette Walker, DNP, FNP-BC, AOCNP, as the presenter at the July Lunch & Learn program, “The Latest in Skin Care.” The workshop is...

MRH Foundation to Host 10th Annual Golf Event Sept. 6th

The Marlette Regional Hospital (MRH) Foundation’s golf committee is pleased to announce their tenth annual Driving for Health Golf Scramble scheduled to take place on Thursday, September 6 th...

HealthSource Saginaw Breaks Ground on Construction and Renovation Project

On June 18, 2018, HealthSource Saginaw on Hospital Road in Saginaw Township broke ground on a 15 month construction and renovation project. “For 88 years, HealthSource Saginaw has been a...

Hills & Dales General Hospital to Acquire Baker College of Cass City Facility

Hills & Dales General Hospital is pleased to announce that they have acquired the Baker College of Cass City building, located on Main Street in Cass City. After touring the space and speaking...

Hills & Dales General Hospital is pleased to welcome Dr. Brian Perry, ENT (Ear, Nose, Throat) Specialist.

Hills & Dales General Hospital is pleased to announce Dr. Brian Perry, Board Certified Otolaryngologist/ENT (Ear, Nose, Throat), will be joining their group of specialty physicians. He will begin...

Covenant Radiation Center Expanding, Adding Second Linear Accelerator to Support Radiation Therapy; Construction Underway

As part of the health system’s commitment to maintaining a quality-driven, state-of-the-art cancer treatment facility, Covenant HealthCare is adding a second linear accelerator to the Covenant...

132-Year-Old Hospital Turns 20; Covenant HealthCare Celebrates 20th Anniversary

July 1, 2018 officially marked 20 years since Covenant HealthCare was founded. July 1, 1998 two long-standing Saginaw-based hospitals (Saginaw General and St. Luke’s Hospitals) merged to form...

McKenzie Health System to Host Men’s Health Event with Free Screenings, Food and Fun on August 9

Featuring health screenings, food and refreshments, and the latest equipment from Bennett Powersports and John Deere, a special Men’s Health Event is taking place on August 9 from 4:30 to 7:30...

Memorial Healthcare Foundation Golf Outing

Memorial Healthcare Foundation Golf Outing at Owosso Country Club Memorial Healthcare Contact: Lyn Freeman—989-729-4818 lfreeman@memorialhealthcare.org www.memorialhealthcare.org

MHS Healthcare Provider BLS Classes

July 17, 2:00 - 6:00 p.m. (Free to MHS Employees) Additional classes and times available by calling 810-648-3092 Registration is required by calling 810-648-6127

MRH $10 Sports Physicals in July

Marlette Regional Hospital’s family health care offices are offering reduced price sports physicals to area athletes for a cost of ten dollars, and half of the proceeds will be donated back to...

McLaren Bay Region Sports Physicals

McLaren Bay Region will be holding sports physicals on Tuesday, July 17 and Monday, July 30 from 2:00 – 5:00 p.m. at the Center for Rehabilitation, 3190 E. Midland Road, Bay City. Each physical...

MHS Lunch and Learn

July 18, 12:00 - 1:00 p.m. Location: McKenzie Health System Dining Room, 120 Delaware Street, Sandusky Guest Speaker: Suzette Walker, DNP, FNP-BC, AOCNP, Family Nurse Practitioner , McKenzie Health...

MRH $10 Sports Physicals in July

Marlette Regional Hospital’s family health care offices are offering reduced price sports physicals to area athletes for a cost of ten dollars, and half of the proceeds will be donated back to...

McLaren Bay Region Sponsors “Boot Camp for New Dads”

McLaren Bay Region will offer “Boot Camp for New Dads” on Thursday, July 19 from 6:00 – 9:00 p.m. at the Health Pavilion, Childbirth Education Classroom, 3175 W. Professional Drive,...

MRH $10 Sports Physicals in July

Marlette Regional Hospital’s family health care offices are offering reduced price sports physicals to area athletes for a cost of ten dollars, and half of the proceeds will be donated back to...

MHS Healthy Lifestyle Workshop

July 23, 5:30 p.m. Location: McKenzie Health System Dining Room, 120 Delaware Street, Sandusky Guest Speaker: Robert Sollman, Bio Tech Instructor, Sanilac Career Center Topic: "Eating Clean –...

MRH $10 Sports Physicals in July

Marlette Regional Hospital’s family health care offices are offering reduced price sports physicals to area athletes for a cost of ten dollars, and half of the proceeds will be donated back to...

MRH $10 Sports Physicals in July

Marlette Regional Hospital’s family health care offices are offering reduced price sports physicals to area athletes for a cost of ten dollars, and half of the proceeds will be donated back to...

MRH $10 Sports Physicals in July

Marlette Regional Hospital’s family health care offices are offering reduced price sports physicals to area athletes for a cost of ten dollars, and half of the proceeds will be donated back to...

McLaren Bay Region Sports Physicals

McLaren Bay Region will be holding sports physicals on Tuesday, July 17 and Monday, July 30 from 2:00 – 5:00 p.m. at the Center for Rehabilitation, 3190 E. Midland Road, Bay City. Each physical...

MHS Change 4 Life Support Group

July 31, 6:30 p.m. Location: Sandusky Presbyterian Church Meeting Room, 104 Lexington Street, Sandusky Guest Speaker: Ellynne Volmering, Dietary Director at Harbor Beach Community Hospital Topic:...

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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