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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

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...

Marlette Regional Hospital Initiates Visitor Restrictions During Flu Season

As a precautionary measure to help protect our patients, nursing home and hospice residents, staff/care providers, and community from contagious respiratory illnesses, like the cold and flu, visitor...

Harbor Beach Community Hospital Receives New State of the Art Pulmonary Function Testing Machine

The Cardiopulmonary Department at Harbor Beach Community Hospital recently received a new Pulmonary Function Testing machine. Kevin Richardson, Registered Respiratory Therapist is excited about the...

Letter to Editor, Aleda E. Lutz VA Medical Center

Dear Veterans Enrolled for Care At the VA: The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) National Salute to Veterans is observed annually during the week of Valentine's Day, which promotes the Salute's...

McLaren Bay Region recognized for higher quality in maternity care

Blue Cross Blue Shield Michigan has recognized McLaren Bay Region with a Blue Distinction ® Center+ for Maternity Care designation as part of the Blue Distinction Specialty Care program. Blue...

Newborn Babies Born at McLaren Bay Region Celebrate American Heart Month With Red Knit Hats

Volunteers for the American Heart Association and McLaren Bay Region are celebrating American Heart Month by knitting red hats for all babies born at the McLaren Bay Family BirthPlace in February....

Fitness and Eating Tips at McKenzie February Lunch and Learn

McKenzie Health System is pleased to welcome Dr. Matthew Gormley, McKenzie Health System Family Physician, Internal Medicine & Pediatrics, to present “Tips for Healthy Eating and...

February Healthy Lifestyle Addresses Cyberbullying

The Healthy Lifestyle Workshop series, sponsored by McKenzie Health System, welcomes Laura Johnson, Sanilac County Community Mental Health (CMH) Administrative Supervisor, as the presenter at the...

Scheurer Bariatric Support Group

When: Wednesday, February 21, 2018, at 4:30 p.m. Where: Birch Room, Scheurer Hospital For more information, click here

McKenzie Lunch and Learn

February 21 - 12:00 to 1:00 p.m. Location: McKenzie Health System Dining Room, 120 Delaware Street, Sandusky “Tips for Healthy Eating and Fitness” Guest Speaker: Matthew Gormley, MD,...

Scheurer Thrive Group

When: Thursday, February 22, 2018, at 6:00 p.m. Where: Wilson Education Center, Scheurer Hospital For more information, click here

Scheurer Matter of Balance

When: Tuesdays and Thursdays, running from February 6 - March 1, 2018, 1-3 p.m. Where: Scheurer Professional Center For more information click here

McKenzie Healthy Lifestyle Workshop

February 26 - 5:30 p.m. Location: McKenzie Health System Dining Room, 120 Delaware Street, Sandusky "Social Media and Cyberbullying: "A Community Concern” Guest Speaker: Laura Johnson,...

Scheurer Matter of Balance

When: Tuesdays and Thursdays, running from February 6 - March 1, 2018, 1-3 p.m. Where: Scheurer Professional Center For more information click here

McKenzie Change 4 Life Support Group (New)

February 27 – 6:30 p.m. Sandusky Presbyterian Church Meeting Room, 104 Lexington Street, Sandusky Registration not required. If you have questions, call 810-648-6127 or email to...

Marlette Atrial Fibrillation Seminar

Your heart is one of the most important organs in your body, the powerhouse that is responsible for just about everything that gives your body life. It’s so important that there is an entire...

Marlette Regional Hospital $30 Cardiovascular Health Screenings Offered in February & March

In an effort to help our communities live long, healthy lives, Marlette Regional Hospital, in partnership with Vascular Health Clinics, is offering reduced rate cardiovascular screening opportunities...

Scheurer Matter of Balance

When: Tuesdays and Thursdays, running from February 6 - March 1, 2018, 1-3 p.m. Where: Scheurer Professional Center For more information click here

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...

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...

McLaren Bay Region recognized for higher quality in maternity care

Blue Cross Blue Shield Michigan has recognized McLaren Bay Region with a Blue Distinction® Center+ for Maternity Care designation as part of the Blue Distinction Specialty Care program. Blue Distinction Centers are nationally designated hospitals that show expertise in delivering improved patient safety and better health outcomes, based on objective measures that were developed with input from the medical community.

Nearly four million babies are born in the U.S. annually, making childbirth the most common cause of hospitalization, and cesarean sections the most common operating room procedures, according to National Centers for Health Statistics and the Agency for Health Care Research & Quality (AHRQ). Reducing early elective delivery is an area of focus for the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) and the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP). According to Health Affairs, elective inductions result in more cesarean deliveries and a longer maternal hospitalization.

The Blue Distinction Centers+ for Maternity Care program evaluates hospitals on quality measures for vaginal and cesarean delivery. To receive a Blue Distinction Centers+ for Maternity Care designation, a hospital must also demonstrate cost-efficiency.

Quality is key: only those hospitals that first meet Blue Distinction’s nationally-established, objective quality measures will be considered for designation as a Blue Distinction Center+.

The McLaren Bay Region Family BirthPlace is proud to be recognized by Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan for meeting the rigorous Blue Distinction Center+ quality and cost selection criteria for maternity care set by the Blue Distinction Specialty Care program.

"We are committed to providing high quality maternity care to the women, newborns, and families in the Great Lakes Bay Region and beyond,” said Lori Skrzysinski, Patient Care Services Manager for McLaren’s Family BirthPlace and Women’s Health Unit. “This designation highlights our dedication to a safe, family-friendly birthing experience. It is a great honor to recognize the passionate and engaged McLaren Bay Region staff and their efforts to provide excellent, low cost obstetrical and newborn care to the surrounding communities."

“The Maternity Care designation is a tremendous accomplishment, indicating facilities that consistently deliver effective, safe and high-quality care for the many thousands of Michigan residents adding to their families, says Amy McKenzie, MD, MBA, medical director, Value Partnerships, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan. “We congratulate the hospitals that have achieved this designation and thank them for their commitment to providing patients with high-value care.”

Blue Cross and Blue Shield (BCBS) companies across the nation have recognized more than 1,000 hospitals as Blue Distinction Centers+ for Maternity Care. Hospitals recognized with this designation are assessed using a combination of quality information supplied by hospitals and cost measures derived from BCBS companies’ medical claims.

Since 2006, the Blue Distinction Specialty Care program has helped patients find quality specialty care in the areas of bariatric surgery, cancer care, cardiac care, maternity care, knee and hip replacements, spine surgery, and transplants, while encouraging health care professionals to improve the care they deliver. Research shows that, compared to other hospitals, those designated as Blue Distinction Centers demonstrate better quality and improved outcomes for patients. On average, Blue Distinction Centers+ are also 20 percent more cost-efficient than non-Blue Distinction Center+ designated hospitals.

For more information about the program and for a complete listing of the designated facilities, please visit www.bcbs.com/bluedistinction.

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