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McLaren Bay Region "A Matter of Balance" - 2 sessions offered

Wednesdays, January 16 – March 6, 2019 | 10AM - 12PM Wednesdays, January 16 – March 6, 2019 | 1PM - 3PM Many older adults experience concerns about falling and restrict their activity as...

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...

Newborns sporting red hats for a cause

The American Heart Association Joins Forces with the McLaren Bay Region Family BirthPlace for Michigan’s 4 th year of Little Hats, Big Hearts Efforts Bay City, Mi. The American Heart...

McKenzie Health System Foundation Raises Funds for New Ambulance

Thanks to the overwhelming support from our local community, the McKenzie Health System Foundation has raised the funds needed to purchase a new ambulance, with plans for a second in the works....

Announcing New Memory Care Expansion

Covenant Glen is proud to announce the completion of a new 25,000 square foot expansion to the assisted living and memory care community located in Frankenmuth, MI. Covenant Glen has served...

February Lunch & Learn features McKenzie’s After Hours Clinic

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Speakers Confirmed for February 22 Go Red Ladies Night

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Marlette Regional Hospital Staff Go Above & Beyond for Patients

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McLaren Bay Region celebrates 20 years of open heart services

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February 25 Healthy Lifestyle focuses on a SAD subject: Seasonal Affective Disorder

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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

$30 Adult Heart Screenings Offered in April at MRH

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Vascular Surgeon Opens Clinic in Marlette

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McKenzie Health System Swing Bed Patient Shares Wonderful Care Experience

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Marlette Regional Hospital Offers Monthly Preventive Health Screenings

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MHS Community Fitness Classes Session #2

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McLaren Bay Region and the Saginaw Spirit Team up for 5th Annual “Talk Today – Hope for Tomorrow”

McLaren Bay Region and the Saginaw Spirit will present “Talk Today – Hope for Tomorrow” at the Dow Event Center on Saturday, February 9, 2019. The fifth annual event is an effort to...

Scheurer Bariatric Support Group

Bariatric Support Group Wednesday, February 20, 2019 4:30 pm …… Birch Room Scheurer Hospital 170 N. Caseville Rd. Pigeon, MI For more information, please click here

United Hospice Hosts Ladies Night

Calling all ladies! To help pass the time on these cold winter nights, the staff of United Hospice Service of Marlette Regional Hospital invites you to attend an upcoming Ladies Night to benefit the...

Announcing New Memory Care Expansion

Covenant Glen is proud to announce the completion of a new 25,000 square foot expansion to the assisted living and memory care community located in Frankenmuth, MI. Covenant Glen has served...

Give Blood and Save Lives on February 21

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MHS Go Red Ladies Night

February 22, 5:30 – 8:00 p.m. (Guest Speakers start at 6:00 p.m.) Location: Woodland Hills Golf Club, 320 N. Gates Road, Sandusky Guest Speakers: - Connie Kramer, Integrit cleaning &...

MHS Healthy Lifestyle Workshop

February 25, 5:30 p.m. Location: McKenzie Health System Dining Room, 120 Delaware Street, Sandusky Guest Speaker: Lynne Noll, MS, RN, LBSW Topic: “Stress & Seasonal Affective...

MHS Change 4 Life Support Group

February 26, 6:30 p.m. Location: Sandusky Presbyterian Church Meeting Room, 104 Lexington Street, Sandusky Guest Speaker: Nicole Beagle, Sanilac County CMH Topic: “How Can “NO” be a...

Sanilac County Alzheimer’s Disease Support Group

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

MHS Healthy Lifestyle Workshop

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New! Safe@Home Course Offered in Marlette

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MRH to Host Free Education Event for Coaches

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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. (ASCO®), as successfully completing a three-year certification program for outpatient hematology-oncology practices that meet nationally recognized standards for quality cancer care. The QOPI® Certification Program builds on ASCO’s Quality Oncology Practice Initiative (QOPI®).

“On behalf of Drs. Cook, Abramson, Levandowski and Kukreeja, we are most pleased to receive QOPI Certification,” said Nancy King, Director of the Karmanos Cancer Institute of McLaren Bay Region. “This reflects our ongoing commitment to our patients and community to provide state of the art, clinically excellent oncology care. We are proud of the work our team of oncologists, pharmacists, patient care and administrative team members did to achieve this certification, which supports McLaren’s ongoing mission to be the best value in health care as defined by quality outcomes and cost.”

In applying for certification, the Karmanos Cancer Institute participated in a voluntary comprehensive site assessment against clearly specified standards that are consistent with national guidelines, and was successful in meeting the standards and objectives of the QOPI® Certification Program.

“By choosing to go through and then successfully completing ASCO’s QOPI® Certification process, a practice demonstrates its dedication to providing high-quality care to patients with cancer,” said ASCO President Monica M. Bertagnolli, MD, FACS, FASCO. “It is a concrete action a practice has taken to fully realize a commitment to quality, safety, and continual process improvement.”

QOPI® is a voluntary self-assessment and improvement program launched by ASCO in 2006 to help hematology-oncology and medical oncology practices assess the quality of the care they provide to patients. Through QOPI®, practices abstract data from patients’ records up to twice per year and enter this information into a secure database. More than 750 oncology practices have registered for QOPI®.

The QOPI® Certification Program, LLC was launched in January 2010, and nearly 300 practices are currently certified. This certification for outpatient oncology practices is the first program of its kind for oncology in the United States and in 2016 was expanded internationally. The QOPI® Certification Program seal designates those practices that successfully met the standards and objectives of the QOPI® Certification Program, which includes scoring above the threshold on the key QOPI® quality measures and meeting chemotherapy safety standards established by ASCO and the Oncology Nursing Society.

QOPI® analyzes individual practice data and compares these to more than 170 evidence-based and consensus quality measures. The information is then provided in reports to participating practices. Individual practices also are able to compare their performance to data from other practices across the country. Based on this feedback, doctors and practices can identify areas for improvement.

To become QOPI® Certified, practices have to submit to an evaluation of their entire practice and documentation standards. The QOPI® Certification Program staff and committee members then verify through an on-site survey that the evaluation and documents are correct and that the practices met core standards in areas of treatment, including:

• Creating a safe environment—staffing, competencies, and general policy

• Treatment planning, patient consent, and education

• Ordering, preparing, dispensing, and administering chemotherapy

• Monitoring after chemotherapy is administered, including adherence, toxicity, and complications

• Treatment planning

• Staff training and education

• Chemotherapy orders and drug preparation

• Patient consent and education

• Safe chemotherapy administration

• Monitoring and assessment of patient well-being.

QOPI® and the QOPI® Certification Program are projects dedicated to innovative quality improvement programs. For more information, please visit: https://practice.asco.org/quality-improvement/quality-programs

 

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