HCECM
ECMHF


News

MRH’s Resident Chef Earns Credentials

Marlette Regional Hospital would like to recognize the achievement of its resident Chef, Bryan Gawlas, for receiving his Certified Dietary Manager (CDM) and Certified Food Protection Professional...

McKenzie Health System Offers Electronic Payment Option

We are happy to announce that we have added electronic payment services to our website, www.mckenziehealth.org . This provides our patients with self-service access to view and pay their outstanding...

Winner of the free gift for scheduling a Mammogram in October at the Harbor Beach Community Hospital

Harbor Beach Community Hospital had a contest in the month of October for National Breast Cancer Awareness Month. The lucky winner was Cindy Sopczynski of Harbor Beach who won a tote filled with lots...

Brown City Business Supports United Hospice Service

A relatively new business to the Brown City community and Thumb Area, Polk Salad Annie’s, recently made their third donation to United Hospice Service of Marlette Regional Hospital. Polk Salad...

Covenant HealthCare Honors Those Who Served

For Employees and Volunteers: Veterans Day Flag Raising, November 10 In honor of Veterans Day, Covenant will recognize employees and volunteers who not only work to care for our patients, but also...

HCECM Meeting Calendar

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

Family Practices in Marlette & Brown City Support Local Athletes

At the recent Pink Out for Cancer Clash football game, representatives from Marlette Regional Hospital’s family healthcare offices in Brown City and Marlette presented donations to Marlette and...

30th Annual McKenzie Health System Event Raises over $20,000

Autumn Benefit supports McKenzie Development Fund Enabling McKenzie Health System to further support rural healthcare, the 30 th Annual McKenzie Health System Autumn Benefit raised over $20,000. The...

McKenzie Health System Celebrates Local Community on National Rural Health Day 2017

Recognizing the power of its local roots and community members, McKenzie Health System is proud to join the National Organization of States Offices of Rural Health in celebration and recognition on...

Adult Grief Support Groups Offered in Marlette & Brown City

For widows, widowers, or singles that have lost a loved one through death within the last 24 months, an 8-part grief support group is available in Marlette and Brown City. Facilitated by United...

McKenzie Health System Receives Sweet Donation

Sweet Impressions Salon owner, Melissa Brown, and Alexandra Koehler, raised over $250 through the sale of pink hair extensions to her customers during the month of October (National Breast Cancer...

McKenzie Health System Takes Wellness on the Road with Community Q&A on Dec. 1

McKenzie Health System’s first-ever Wellness Road Show is bringing health and wellness to the local community on December 1 from 1 to 3 p.m. at Countryside Free Methodist Church. The forum is...

Caregiving is an Around the Clock Responsibility

November is National Family Caregivers Month! This month, VA takes time to honor and thank the family caregivers who provide vital support and care to our Veterans. There are an estimated 5.5 million...

Learn about Tai Chi, Water Aerobics and Fitness for Life at the November Healthy Lifestyle

“We hope people will join us on Monday, November 27, at 5:30 p.m., in the Dining Room of McKenzie Health System, 120 Delaware St., for the last Healthy Lifestyle Workshop of 2017!”...

McLaren Bay Look Good Feel Better

Look Good … Feel Better is a non-medical, brand-neutral public service program that teaches beauty techniques to cancer patients to help them manage the appearance-related side effects of...

Healthcare Provider BLS Classes

November 21 - 2:00 pm to 6:00 pm Register at 810-648-6127 $45 per class, FREE for McKenzie employees Additional classes and times available by calling 810-648-3092.

MHS Healthy Lifestyle Workshop

November 27 - 5:30 pm Location: McKenzie Health System Dining Room, 120 Delaware Street, Sandusky "Tai Chi, Water Aerobics & Fitness for Life " Guest Speaker: Sandra Martin, RN, Wendy McBride...

MHS Wellness Road Show

McKenzie Health System’s first-ever Wellness Road Show is bringing health and wellness to the local community on December 1 from 1 to 3 p.m. at Countryside Free Methodist Church. The forum is...

MRH Tree of Shining Love Ceremony

SAVE THE DATE: 2017 Tree of Shining Love Ceremony ~ Sunday, December 3 rd , 2017 at 1 p.m. ~ Seton Lobby at MRH.

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...

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.

315 Mulholland Street
Bay City, Michigan 48708
Office: (989) 891-8810
Fax: (989) 891-8161
           

 



© 2012-2017 Hospital Council of East Central Michigan