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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

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....

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...

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...

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...

Veteran Suicide Prevention Month 2017: #BeThere

Aleda E. Lutz VA Joins national effort to Prevent Veteran Suicide

Local VA Rallies Community Support for Veterans During Suicide Prevention Month

Veteran suicide isn’t just a national issue, it’s one the Aleda E. Lutz VA and Community Based Outpatient Clinics throughout Michigan continues to focus on with programs and initiatives to make suicide prevention everyone’s business.

The VA’s successful “BeThere” campaign continues to bring attention and support, emphasizing the fact that one small act could save the life of a Veteran or Service Member in crisis.

“We are not only guided by the statistics, but also the Veterans we see each and every day in this medical center,” said Dr. Ginny Creasman, Director of the Aleda E. Lutz VA Medical Center. “It’s up to all of us to learn how we can jump into action if we speak to someone who needs support.”

In August 2016, VA released a national suicide data report, Suicide Among Veterans and Other Americans, 2001–2014. The report was the most comprehensive analysis of Veteran suicide rates in the United States, examining more than 55 million records from 1979 to 2014. The startling data indicated:

· An average of 20 Veterans died from suicide each day. 6 of the 20 were users of VA health services in 2013 or 2014.

· Veterans accounted for 18% of all deaths from suicide among U.S. adults, while Veterans constituted 8.5% of the US population.

· Approximately 67% of all Veteran deaths from suicide were the result of firearm injuries.

Important VA resources include the Veteran Crisis Line, 1-800-273-8255, Press 1; online chat at https://www.veteranscrisisline.net, and texting to 838255.  “One call, one chat, or one text can open the door to hope,” said Dr. Creasman.

The Aleda E. Lutz VA and outpatient clinics offers many services for Veterans in the 35 counties from mid-Michigan to the Mackinac Bridge, including a dedicated Suicide Prevention Program coordinator, resources for homeless Veterans, mental health counseling and special programs for women Veterans and Veterans of operations Enduring Freedom, Iraqi Freedom and New Dawn. We are here to answer each Veteran’s need.

For more on VA’s Suicide Prevention resources, visit these websites: https://www.veteranscrisisline.net, https://maketheconnection.net, www.va.gov.

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