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Coming Soon - $10 SPORTS PHYSICALS at MRH HealthCare Office Locations

Cash or check only, $5 of each physical will be donated to the associated school’s athletic program. The completed form and fee will be required at time of service. Parents must accompany their...

Coming Soon - $10 SPORTS PHYSICALS at MRH HealthCare Office Locations

Cash or check only, $5 of each physical will be donated to the associated school’s athletic program. The completed form and fee will be required at time of service. Parents must accompany their...

McKenzie Community Fitness Classes Session #4

July 10 – September 1 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...

McKenzie Health System Launches Sanilac County Alzheimer’s Disease Support Group

McKenzie Health System (MHS) would like to announce the first class of the Sanilac County Alzheimer’s Disease Support Group, which will take place on Friday, July 7 at 1:30 p.m. in MHS’...

VA Secretary Formalizes Expansion of Emergency Mental Health Care to Former Service Members With Other-Than-Honorable Discharges

WASHINGTON — Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) today released finalized plans that lay the framework for providing emergency mental health coverage to former service members with...

Marlette Regional Hospital’s $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...

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....

Harbor Beach Community Hospital 5K Walk/Run Results

Harbor Beach Community Hospital held their 14 th Annual 5K Walk/Run on Saturday, July 10 th , during the Maritime Festivities with 212 people registered for the event. Thanks to the runners and...

Marlette Regional Hospital Family Practices Earn PCMH Designation from Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan

Marlette Regional Hospital is pleased to share that Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan has designated Family HealthCare of Brown City, Marlette Family HealthCare, and North Branch Family HealthCare...

Huron Medical Center Volunteers Award Annual Scholarship

The Huron Medical Center Volunteers has awarded an annual scholarship to a deserving individual that is pursuing a career in nursing. Congratulations to Mariah Irion, recipient of this year’s...

Hills & Dales General Hospital Earns PCAB Accreditation

Hills & Dales General Hospital proudly announces its achievement of Accreditation by the Pharmacy Compounding Accreditation Board (PCAB), a service of the Accreditation Commission for Health Care...

Hills & Dales General Hospital Welcomes Dr. Steven Jensen

Hills & Dales General Hospital is pleased to welcome Dr. Steven Jensen, Board Certified Urologist, to our clinic staff. Dr. Steven Jensen will start seeing patients on Tuesday, July 25 at Hills...

VA Launches Physician Ambassador Program

The Aleda E. Lutz VA Medical Center in Saginaw has launched the Physician Ambassador Program, an effort to recruit volunteer medical providers. The physician and clinician “ambassadors”...

$10 Sport Physicals at MRH HealthCare Office Locations

Cash or check only. 50% of the proceeds will be donated to the associated school’s athletic program. The completed form and fee will be required at time of service. Parents must accompany their...

MRH Sports Physicals-Mayville

$10 Sport Physicals at MRH HealthCare Office Locations Cash or check only. 50% of the proceeds will be donated to the associated school’s athletic program. The completed form and fee will be...

McLaren Sports Physicals

Taking place at McLaren Bay Region's Center for Rehab on McLaren Bay Region's West Campus, 3190 E. Midland Rd., Bay City, each sports physical $20 ad lasts approximately 45 minutes. It is performed...

McLaren Amputee Support Group (Copy)

For individuals with an amputation and their families and friends. The Amputee Support Group was formed to provide support and information for individuals with an amputation. Family members are...

Precious Reflections

Precious Reflections , a pregnancy and infant loss support group, will meet on Tuesday, August 1 (first Tuesday of each month) from 7:00 p.m.-9:00 p.m. at the Lincoln Center, 820 South Lincoln, Bay...

MRH Sports Physicals-Brown City

$10 Sport Physicals at Brown City location Cash or check only. 50% of the proceeds will be donated to the associated school’s athletic program. The completed form and fee will be required at...

Bay Area Cancer Support Group

The Bay Area Cancer Support Group meets on the first Thursday of each month (August 3) from 3:30 p.m.-5:00 p.m. at the Karmanos Cancer Institute, McLaren Bay Region West Campus, 3140 West Campus...

MRH Sports Physicals-Marlette

$10 Sport Physicals at MRH-Marlette Cash or check only. 50% of the proceeds will be donated to the associated school’s athletic program. The completed form and fee will be required at time of...

MRH Sports Physicals-Kingston

$10 Sport Physicals at MRH Kingston Cash or check only. 50% of the proceeds will be donated to the associated school’s athletic program. The completed form and fee will be required at time of...

Bay Area Stroke Support Group (Copy)

For stroke survivors and their families and friends. The Bay Area Stroke Support Group was formed to provide support and information for individuals who have had a stroke. Family members are...

MRH Sports Physicals-North Branch

$10 Sport Physicals at MRH North Branch Cash or check only. 50% of the proceeds will be donated to the associated school’s athletic program. The completed form and fee will be required at time...

Covenant Healthcare Foundation Red Carpet Par 3 Challenge at Apple Mountain Resort, Freeland

Covenant Healthcare Contact: Kristin Knoll - 989-583-7655 kknoll@chs-mi.com www.covenanthealthfoundation.com

MRH Men's Total Tune Up

Marlette Regional Hospital & Kraft’s to Host Men’s Health Fair & Car Show Get yourself in gear for a healthy summer! The Marlette Regional Hospital (MRH) Foundation invites you to...

Covenant Healthcare Foundation Red Carpet Golf Classic at Apple Mountain Resort, Freeland

Covenant Healthcare Contact: Kristin Knoll kknoll@chs-mi.com www.covenanthealthfoundation.com

McLaren Bay Heart Health and Stroke Screenings

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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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