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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...

McKenzie Health System Community Fitness Classes Session #3

May 8 – June 30 McKenzie Health System is pleased to be able to provide a variety of fitness classes. Aqua Aerobics, Low Impact, Senior Exercise, Tai Chi, and Yoga. For more information and to...

12th Annual McKenzie Golf Scramble on June 8 Features New Golf Ball Drop

Get ready to swing, scramble and support McKenzie Health System during the 12 th Annual McKenzie Golf Scramble on June 8 at Woodland Hills Golf Course. New this year is a special Golf Ball Drop: TNT...

Harbor Beach Community Hospital Host Annual Spring Health Fair

Kelley-Anne Smith, Phlebotomist from the Laboratory department at the hospital, is drawing labs on one of the many customers that came to the health fair. There were over 250 employees and community...

Angie Krauth Named Hospice Volunteer of the Year

United Hospice Service of Marlette Regional Hospital is pleased to announce that Angie Krauth of Decker was recently honored as volunteer of the year during their annual Volunteer Appreciation...

Memorial Day Weekend Motorcycle Run Will Support Hospice Program

Port Hope, MI- The fourteenth annual Dillinger Ride sponsored by The Inn Between Saloon of Port Hope is calling all motorcycle enthusiasts to ride for United Hospice Service (UHS) of Marlette...

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...

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...

Donation Made to Brown City Food Pantry in Memory of Dr. Michael Ogboh

The wellness team of Marlette Regional Hospital (MRH) is sponsoring a 5K challenge to help employees prepare for the upcoming Dr. Michael Ogboh Memorial 5K Walk/Run slated for June 10 th to benefit...

Hospital Thanks Little Rascals for Donation

Going to the ER can be a stressful experience, especially for young children. In an effort to alleviate the anxiety and concern of young patients, the Sanilac County 4H Little Rascals recently...

MRH Nurse Practice Council Donates to Caring Heart Health Clinic

The Nurse Practice Council of Marlette Regional Hospital (MRH) recently donated $639 to the Caring Heart Health Clinic in Marlette following an employee fundraiser. The clinic provides free health...

Covenant HealthCare Receives Governor’s Award of Excellence

Covenant HealthCare recently received the 2017 Governor’s Award of Excellence for outstanding achievements in improving the quality of healthcare in the following three areas: · Effective...

Coast Guard Crew Spring Clean Up May 19,2017

Pictured to the right are eight crew members from the US Coast Guard from the Harbor Beach Station, Mrs. Robert Oakes and Michael MacArthur. It was spring cleanup day on Friday May 19 th on the patio...

McKenzie Health System and Marlette Regional Hospital Receive 2017 Governor’s Award of Excellence

MPRO’s 2017 Governor’s Award of Excellence was recently received by McKenzie Health System and Marlette Regional Hospital, affiliates of United Healthcare Partners. This year, more than...

McLaren Bay Region’s Inpatient Rehabilitation Program Earned Three-Year Accreditation by CARF

McLaren Bay Region’s Inpatient Rehabilitation Program has earned a three-year accreditation by the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF International) for its...

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...

FFA Students Bring Color to Harbor Beach Community Hospital

Pictured at right are twenty four FFA students from Harbor Beach Community School, Teacher Mrs. Sarah Blacker and Mrs. Susan Oakes. The students were busy planting, weeding and spreading the mulch on...

VA Press Conference Invitation

The Aleda E. Lutz VA Medical Center, 1500 Weiss Street, Saginaw, Michigan, will hold a press conference on June 1, 2017, at 10:00 a.m. in the Medical Center’s Auditorium. Secretary of VA, Dr....

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...

14th Annual Dillinger Ride~ Saturday, May 27th 2017, 11 a.m. (sign up), 12 Noon (start), The Inn Between Saloon of Port Hope

Calling all motorcycle enthusiasts to ride for United Hospice Service (UHS) of Marlette Regional Hospital and ABATE Region 7 Memorial Day weekend. This annual event serves as a tribute to the life of...

McLaren Bay Region Offers American Cancer Society Freshstart Smoking Cessation Program

McLaren Bay Region is pleased to offer the American Cancer Society Freshstart Smoking Cessation Program on Wednesdays, May 17 and May 31 from 6pm-8pm in the Small Café Conference Room at McLaren...

Infant/Child CPR & First Aid Class for Grandparents

McLaren Bay Region will offer an Infant/Child CPR & First Aid Class for Grandparents on Wednesday, May 31 from 6:00 – 9:00 p.m. at the Lincoln Center, 820 South Lincoln in Bay City. This...

American Red Cross Blood Drive, Thursday, June 1st 2017 ~ Noon to 5:45pm at St. Elizabeth Church Parish Hall,

YOU CAN change a life! In fact, you may help change up to three lives with just one donation. Marlette drive donors enjoy a delicious meal of egg salad & ground bologna sandwiches,...

McLaren Central Michigan Zipper Open at Mt. Pleasant Country Club

McLaren Central Michigan Contact: Vicki Tuma- 989-772-6720 vicki.tuma@mclaren.org www.mclaren.org (click on McLaren Central)

Bay Area Cancer Support Group

The Bay Area Cancer Support Group meets on the first Thursday of each month (June 1) from 3:30 p.m.-5:00 p.m. at the Karmanos Cancer Institute, McLaren Bay Region West Campus, 3140 West Campus Drive,...

McLaren Bay Region Parkinson’s Exercise & Movement

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....

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, June 6 (first Tuesday of each month) from 7:00 p.m.-9:00 p.m. at the Lincoln Center, 820 South Lincoln, Bay...

Continuing Education Offering for Diabetic Patients

The diabetes education program of Marlette Regional Hospital (MRH) and McKenzie Health System invites area diabetic patients to take advantage of an enrichment event that can assist them in taking...

Harbor Beach Hospital Foundation Annual Benefit Golf Scramble

Wednesday, June 7, 2017 at the Verona Hills Golf and Country Club, 3175 Sand Beach Road, Bad Axe Registration 8-9am and shotgun start at 9am DOWNLOAD FLYER www.hbch.org

McKenzie Auxiliary Annual Golf Scramble

Thursday, June 8 th 9 AM Check In 10AM Shot Gun Start - Special Ball Drop Prior to Shotgun. Woodland Hills Golf Course 320 N. Gates Rd. Sandusky, MI www.mckenziehealth.org Get ready to swing,...

American Red Cross Blood Drive

American Red Cross Blood Drive, Thursday, June 8 th 2017 ~ Noon to 5:45pm at St. Elizabeth Church Parish Hall, YOU CAN change a life! In fact, you may help change up to three lives with just one...

McLaren Bay Region Parkinson’s Exercise & Movement

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....

HCECM Board of Trustees Meeting

The Hospital Council of East Central Michigan will host a Board of Trustees meeting on June 9, 2017, at 12:30 p.m., at Bay Valley Resort and Conference Center in Bay City.

4th Annual Dr. Michael Ogboh Memorial 5K Walk/Run Slated for June 10

The 2017 Thumb Soybean Festival is scheduled to take place June 9 – June 12, 2017. As in many years past, the staff of Family HealthCare of Brown City will be hosting the annual memorial 5K...

Auxiliary Charity Golf Tournament at Pine River Golf Course, Standish

St. Mary's of Michigan Standish Hospital Contact: Holly Shillair - 989-846-3446 holly.shillair@ascension.org www.stmarysofmichigan.org/standish

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...

McLaren Bay Region Free Oral, Head & Neck Cancer Screening

McLaren Bay Region will be offering a FREE Oral, Head & Neck Cancer Screening at the Karmanos Cancer Institute on McLaren Bay Region’s West Campus, 3140 West Campus Drive, Bay City on...

McLaren Bay Region Caring for Others

Caring for Others meets the second Wednesday of each month at the Center for Rehabilitation, McLaren Bay Region West Campus, 3190 E. Midland Road in Bay City. The next meeting is Wednesday, June 14...

McLaren Bay Region Parkinson’s Exercise & Movement

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....

McLaren Bay Region Heart Health & Stroke Screening

McLaren Bay Region will be offering a Heart Health & Stroke Screening at the Center for Rehabilitation, 3190 East Midland Road, Bay City, on Thursday, June 15 from 8:00 a.m. until 11:00 a.m. You...

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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