HCECM
ECMHF


News

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 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