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HCECM Meeting Calendar

HCECM provides its meeting calendar through June of 2018. For more information, click here

Taekwondo for Kids

Instructor Won Dong Kim January 18th - April 12th (No class March 8th) Thursday’s from 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm at the Scheurer Professional Center Ages 5 - 10 $120 for 12 - Week Session Registration...

Scheurer CPR and First Aid Classes

Scheurer Hospital is offering a variety of CPR and First Aid classes from January 8-June 23, 2018. For more information, click here

Scheurer Winter Fitness Classes

12-Week Session Begins January 15, 2018. For more information, click here

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....

MHS Community Fitness Classes Session #1

January 2 – February 23 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...

Eddie G’s Donates to United Hospice Service

Over the course of many months, Eddie G’s restaurant has hosted a very popular Burger and Bike Night and euchre tournament where a portion of the proceeds and a 50/50 raffle has benefitted the...

Stone Lodge Employees Raise Funds for B.C.U.P.S. Program

In observance of Breast Cancer Awareness Month last October, The Stone Lodge Restaurant & Tavern of Port Sanilac hosted a month-long fundraiser to benefit the B.C.U.P.S. (Breast Cancer...

Call for Artists Wishing to be Part of Saginaw’s 2018 Art & About Exhibit

All artists have the unique opportunity to submit concepts to be part of the 2018 Art & About exhibit that will enhance the sight and sound of areas all around Riverfront Saginaw! Selected...

McLaren Bay Region awarded hospital accreditation from The Joint Commission

McLaren Bay Region today announced it has earned The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval® for Hospital Accreditation by demonstrating continuous compliance with its performance...

Aleda E. Lutz VA Director Appointed to VA Ann Arbor Healthcare System Effective February 18, 2018

The Department of Veterans Affairs is pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. Ginny Creasman, Pharm.D., FACHE, as the new Medical Center Director of the VA Ann Arbor Healthcare System (HCS)...

Start Your New Year Right by Attending the January 17, 2018 Lunch and Learn!

McKenzie Health System is pleased to welcome Gina Patterson, R.Ph. BS, Director of Pharmacies, to kick off the 2018 Lunch and Learn Workshop Series with her presentation, “Understanding Your...

Healthcare Provider BLS Classes

January 16 - 2:00 to 6:00 p.m. Register at 810-648-6127 $60 per class (Free to McKenzie Health System Employees) Additional classes and times available by calling 810-648-3092.

McLaren Bay Pre-diabetes: Stop Diabetes In Its Tracks

McLaren Bay Region’s Diabetes Education Program will be offering a two-day seminar , Pre-Diabetes: Stop Diabetes in Its Tracks on Tuesday, January 16 and Tuesday, January 30 from 4:00-6:00 p.m....

McLaren Bay Freshstart Smoking Cessation

McLaren Bay Region is pleased to offer the American Cancer Society Freshstart Smoking Cessation Program on Wednesdays, January 10 and 17 from 6pm-8pm in the Small Café Conference Room at McLaren...

Scheurer Bariatric Support Group

Scheurer Hospital offers a Bariatric Support Group on Wednesday, January 17, 2018, at 4:30 p.m. in the Birch Room at Scheurer Hospital. For more information, click here

MHS Lunch and Learn

January 17 - 12:00 to 1:00 p.m. Location: McKenzie Health System Dining Room, 120 Delaware Street, Sandusky “Understanding Your Medications” Guest Speaker: Gina Patterson, R.Ph. BS,...

McLaren Bay Type 2 Diabetes Support Group

McLaren Bay Region’s Outpatient Diabetes Education Program has scheduled a Type 2 Diabetes Support Group meeting for Wednesday, January 17 from 4:00 – 5:30 p.m. at 400 South Trumbull in...

Hospice Offers Winter Craft Night

To help pass the time on these cold winter days, the staff of United Hospice Service of Marlette Regional Hospital invite the public to attend an upcoming craft night to benefit the hospice program...

MHS Health Lifestyle Workshop

January 22 - 5:30 p.m. Location: McKenzie Health System Dining Room, 120 Delaware Street, Sandusky "Yoga for Adult and Children" Guest Speaker: Rebecca Fedrigo, Lexington Yoga Please register by...

Scheurer Thrive Group

Scheurer Hospital offers Thrive, Grief comfort for teens & young adults With Jeana Schemansky Thursday, January 25, 2018, 6:00 pm Wilson Education Center at Scheurer Hospital 170 N. Caseville...

Community Town Hall with Local Veterans

The Aleda E. Lutz VA Medical Center is hosting a Veteran Town Hall for Veterans, family members, Veteran Service Organizations, and other interested community partners to provide feedback on VA...

McLaren Bay “Boot Camp for New Dads”

McLaren Bay Region will offer “Boot Camp for New Dads” on Thursday, January 25 from 6:00 – 9:00 p.m. at the Health Pavilion, Childbirth Education Classroom, 3175 W. Professional...

The Region’s Health and Health Care Systems: Communities Achieving Excellence and Accountability

Friday, January 26, 2018 8:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. Saginaw Valley State University Simulcast at Central Michigan University, Mt. Pleasant and Kirtland Grayling To download an event brochure, click here...

The Region’s Health and Health Care Systems: Communities Achieving Excellence and Accountability

Friday, January 26, 2018 8:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. Saginaw Valley State University Simulcast at Central Michigan University, Mt. Pleasant and Kirtland Grayling To download an event brochure, click here...

MHS Change 4 Life Support Group (New)

January 30 – 6:30 p.m. Sandusky Presbyterian Church Meeting Room, 104 Lexington Street, Sandusky Topic: “It’s Time For You" Guest Speaker: Mary Pritchett Ellis Registration not...

McLaren Bay Pre-diabetes: Stop Diabetes In Its Tracks

McLaren Bay Region’s Diabetes Education Program will be offering a two-day seminar , Pre-Diabetes: Stop Diabetes in Its Tracks on Tuesday, January 16 and Tuesday, January 30 from 4:00-6:00 p.m....

MHS Go Red Ladies Night

February 1 – 5:00 – 8:00 p.m. Woodland Hills Golf Course, 320 N. Gates Road, Sandusky Register at 810-648-6127 Tickets $10 in advance, $15 at the door. Available at McKenzie Health System...

McLaren Bay Amputee Support Group

The Amputee Support Group will meet on Tuesday, February 6 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...

Aleda E. Lutz VA Medical Center Awarded Top Honor for Leadership in Health Care Sustainability
Hospital named among top 25 in the U.S. for environmental stewardship in health care

In recognition for groundbreaking achievement and innovation in health care sustainability, the Aleda E. Lutz VA Medical Center, received the Top 25 Environmental Excellence Award from Practice Greenhealth, the nation’s leading organization dedicated to environmental sustainability in health care. The award is one of the Environmental Excellence Awards given each year to honor environmental achievements in the health care sector.

The 25 hospitals presented with Practice Greenhealth's highest honors exemplify environmental excellence and are setting the highest standards for environmental practices in health care. Award winners are leading the industry with innovation in sustainability—and have the data and documentation to prove their success. Each year, the competition for these top spots increases as hospitals across the country continue to innovate.

Environmental stewardship is a top priority at the Aleda E. Lutz VA Medical Center. Recent energy reduction projects include the installation of LED lighting, implementing demand control ventilation, the use of natural daylight, and installation of occupancy sensors. A recent investment focused on replacing old windows with new energy efficient windows.

Transportation planning includes alternative-fueled vehicles (ethanol and electric) for supply delivery, reduced days of delivery and a no idling policy; designed to reduce greenhouse gases and pollution. The facility participates in regional transportation planning, bike racks, and ride-sharing services, which promote single occupant vehicle use reduction.

In the green cleaning arena, 64% of expenditures on the five (5) target cleaning products meet the specification for Eco Logo or Green Seal certification. With the acquisition of new floor refinishing equipment, the facility refinishes waxed floors without the use of stripping chemicals, which decreases VOCs within the facility. Green acquisitions are a priority as well: 80% of purchased furniture avoids key chemicals of concern which is in line with Practice Greenhealth’s Healthy Interiors goal. By moving to on-demand ordering and implementing food waste reduction measures, Saginaw VA Medical Center has driven costs down for inpatient meals.

The Aleda E. Lutz VA prioritizes green practices in our day-to-day operations and our planning for the future,” said Carla Mose, Industrial Hygienist and Green Environmental Management Coordinator. “It’s an honor to be recognized for our commitment to the health and safety of our patients, staff, environment and community.”

The award will be presented at the Practice Greenhealth Environmental Excellence Awards Gala, set for May 18, 2017 in Minneapolis, Minn at the conclusion of the CleanMed Conference & Exhibition.

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