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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...

HCECM Members Announce Golf Outings

For a list of 2019 golf outings, please click here

McLaren Bay Region Announces Community Classes

At McLaren Bay Region , we understand that your health is your main priority. That’s why we offer classes and events that make keeping your health in check simple. We back you up in your life...

McKenzie Health System Community Fitness Classes Session #4

July 8 – August 30 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...

Marlette Regional Hospital’s $10 Sports Physicals in July

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

14th Annual McKenzie Auxiliary Golf Scramble a Success!

The 14th Annual McKenzie Auxiliary Golf Scramble was a big success raising over $16,600 which will be used to help with the recent purchase of a 3D mammography machine. This technology helps with...

Ogboh Memorial 5K Walk/Run Donates to Hospice

Over 75 Thumb Area 5K enthusiasts from near and far headed to Brown City on June 8, 2019 to take part in the 6th annual Dr. Michael Ogboh Memorial Walk/Run sponsored by Marlette Regional Hospital....

McKenzie Health System Foundation’s “What Your Mama Never Told You” Event on July 25 to Highlight Women’s Health Information

Through the generations, women have not always been eager to share intimate health details or to ask the difficult questions. To make it easy for women in the community to learn more about...

McKenzie Health System Foundation Receives Donation from the Goodtimers

Sandusky, Mich. – The McKenzie Health System Foundation recently received a donation from the Goodtimers following their win at the Sanilac County Community Foundation (SCCF) Anniversary...

Marlette & Deckerville Hospitals Receive 2019 Governor’s Award of Excellence

United Healthcare Partners member hospitals, Deckerville Community Hospital and Marlette Regional Hospital, are pleased to announce they have received MPRO’s 2019 Governor’s Award of...

Local Siblings Donate to Hospice Hospitality Cart

A relatively new feature at the United Hospice Residence in Marlette is a hospitality cart generously furnished by local contributors, both young and old. Among the first contributors was Peyton and...

Aleda E. Lutz VA and Nine Community Based Outpatient Clinics Ready to Serve, Those Who Have Served!

In conjunction with the implementation of The MISSION Act in June, the Aleda E. Lutz VA in Saginaw, and Community Based Outpatient Clinics in Alpena, Bad Axe, Cadillac, Cheboygan County, Clare,...

McLaren Bay Region Offers Sports Physicals

McLaren Bay Region offers Sports Physicals on July 23, 2019, at McLaren Bay Region's Center for Rehabilitation. For more information, please click here

What Your Mama Never Told You!

July 25, 6:00 – 7:30 p.m. Blue Water Sports Bar & Grill, 8 N. Ridge Street, Port Sanilac Laugh or cry? Young or old? Weight gain? Hot flashes? Postpartum depression? Bladder Slings? Birth...

Childbirth Education Saturday Cram Session

Saturday, July 27 | 9:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. A condensed version of our 4 Week Childbirth Series, this class includes the same information as the above class in a one-day session. For more information,...

MHS Healthy Lifestyle Workshop

July 29, 5:30 p.m. Location: McKenzie Health System Dining Room, 120 Delaware Street, Sandusky Speaker: Steve McKenney, Sanilac County Drug Task Force Topic: The Latest on our Drug Scene FREE, please...

HealthSource Saginaw Open House

HealthSource Saginaw announces Open House for our new Geriatric Psychiatric Inpatient Unit. Please join us for light refreshments and a tour of our new unit on Tuesday, July 30 between 3:00 and 5:30...

Baby Class for BIG KIDS

Tuesday, July 30 | 6:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. Designed for children ages 3-8 who are expecting a new sibling at home, this class includes information on fetal development, newborns and the role of the...

Breast Cancer Education Series: Breast Radiation, the Myths and Truths

Thursday, August 1 | 6:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. The breast cancer support group meets the first Thursday of each month. In this session, hear from Radiation Oncologist Brooke Trotter, MD about the short...

Auxiliary Hosts Silvique Sterling Silver Jewelry Sale

The Marlette Hospital Auxiliary will be hosting a Silvique Sterling Silver Jewelry Sale on Thursday, August 1, 2019 from 8 a.m. – 4 p.m. at the Marlette Regional Hospital (MRH) medical office...

Sanilac County Alzheimer’s Disease Support Group

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

Covenant HealthCare Foundation Red Carpet Par 3 Challenge

Apple Mountain Resort, Freeland Covenant HealthCare Contact: Covenant HealthCare Foundation 989-583-7601 www.CovenantHealthCareFoundation.com

Boot Camp for New Dads

Thursday, August 8 | 6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. Boot Camp for New Dads is a community education program for first time fathers. Taught by fathers, Boot Camp enables new dads to step up to the tremendous...

Covenant HealthCare Foundation Red Carpet Golf Classic

Apple Mountain Resort, Freeland Covenant HealthCare Contact: Covenant HealthCare Foundation 989-583-7601 www.CovenantHealthCareFoundation.com

The Flu Stops With You—Vaccines Available at Marlette Regional Hospital

We are fast approaching the time of year referred to as “flu season,” and if you have ever contracted the flu, you know all too well how serious this illness can be…as in, you never want it again!

The flu is a contagious respiratory illness caused by several influenza viruses that can cause mild to severe illness and in some cases lead to hospitalization. Influenza affects people differently, and some people are at a higher risk for developing serious complications from the illness. High-risk groups include: young children, pregnant women, people with chronic conditions like asthma, diabetes, or heart and lung disease, and people 65 years of age and older.

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), a yearly flu vaccine is recommended for people ages 6 months and older as the first and most important step in protecting against this serious illness. Vaccination is especially important for the high-risk groups previously mentioned. Flu vaccination can reduce flu illnesses, doctor/hospital visits, and missed work and school due to flu symptoms.

A typical flu season begins in October and can continue well into the month of May. A flu vaccine provides protection throughout the entire season against the main flu strains that research indicates will cause the most illness during the flu season. After vaccination, it takes approximately two weeks for the body to develop the antibodies that will provide protection against the influenza virus. So, it is best to get the vaccination as soon as it becomes available.

For this flu season, Marlette Regional Hospital is offering a more comprehensive vaccination—the quadrivalent vaccine—that protects against four flu virus strains as opposed to three that are covered with the traditional (trivalent) vaccines. There are also a limited number of egg-free vaccinations available for those with an egg allergy.

Vaccinations are available at Specialty HealthCare Services of Marlette Regional Hospital, located in Suites 7 and 8 of the Medical Office Building, Monday through Friday 7:30 a.m. – 4 p.m. with no appointment necessary. They are also available at Marlette Regional Hospital’s family health care offices located in Marlette, Brown City, Kingston, Mayville, and North Branch. The vaccinations are $40 for patients electing to pay cash, but Medicare Part B and most insurances cover the cost of the vaccine with no co-pay as a preventative benefit.

For more information, please call 989-635-4344 or visit www.marletteregionalhospital.org.

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Bay City, Michigan 48708
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