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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 Undergoes Home Based Primary Care Expansion

The Enterprise Wide Initiative (EWI) Rural Expansion of Home Based Primary Care (HBPC) offered the opportunity to expand the HBPC program to the rural area of Oscoda, MI. The Aleda E. Lutz VA Medical Center in Saginaw jumped at the opportunity.

By providing quality, interdisciplinary care to Veterans in the home, this project aligns with the ORH Mission for 2015-2019 of improving the health and wellbeing of rural Veterans by increasing their access to care and services. This also supports the VA’s Blueprint for Excellence by helping our homebound Veterans transition from “sick care” to “health care”.

The expansion program will allow us to continue to meet patient care needs and provide additional caregiver support for HBPC patients and their families. HBPC, and its rural expansions, have a proven sustainability track record with VERA and cost reduction, as well as improved quality and satisfaction, which is why HBPC rural expansion was accepted in the EWI for rural programs.

According to an article written by Thomas Edes (2010), innovations in HBPC at the Veterans Affairs (VA) are designed specifically to assist people with chronic and disabling diseases help to retain their independence and remain safely in their home. Many of these patients have trouble remembering their appointments, getting to the clinic, or are unable to drive safely. The average HBPC patient has more than eight medical problems and takes more than twelve medications. Therefore, an interdisciplinary team in the home is effective and comprehensive.

Since the rural funding was approved, the Oscoda Community Based Outpatient Clinic (CBOC) has begun to establish the HBPC Patient Aligned Care Team (PACT) which includes two full time Registered Nurses, a Provider, a Social Worker, a Psychologist, a Registered Pharmacist, a Registered Dietician, an Advanced Medical Assistant, and a Physical Therapist. VA’s HBPC program was originally established as a way to provide comprehensive, longitudinal primary care by a physician-supervised interdisciplinary team of VA staff in the homes of Veterans with complex, chronic, disabling disease for whom routine clinic-based care is not effective. Increasing the number of HBPC programs is essential for decreasing emergency room utilization, minimizing hospital admissions, and reducing inpatient stays for our facility.

There are currently over 23 Veterans enrolled in the program. With the expansion of HBPC to the Oscoda area, we plan to build on our past successes, grow our program, and bring primary care services to the rural Veterans needing nontraditional primary care services the most.

Edes, T. (2010). Innovations in homecare: VA Home-Based Primary Care. Journal of the American Society on Aging,34(2), 29-34.

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