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...


Ninth Annual Conference

The Region's Health and Healthcare Systems:  Communities Achieving Excellence and Accountability

Friday, January 26, 2018.  8:15 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Ott Auditorium, Regional Education Center, Saginaw Valley State University

For more information, click here.


Hospital Council of East Central Michigan Trustee Forum

Overview: The health care industry is bracing for yet another period of uncertainty, and building an engaged workforce that is ready to rise to the challenge has arguably never been more important. This session will offer hospital leaders a national perspective on trends in staff and physician engagement, including powerful data you need to make a business case for investing in engagement and an exploration of key demographic groups whose engagement your strategy should address. The session will also arm you with best practices demonstrated by organizations that are achieving high levels of engagement in spite of a rapid pace of change. 

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Zehnder's of Frankenmuth 

9:00 a.m. - Registration / Morning Refreshments
10:00 a.m. - Shubhang Dave, The Advisory Board Company
12:00 noon - Lunch 


Click HERE to Download Brochure. For more information, call 989-891-8810 

Shubhang Dave from The Advisory Board Company will be presenting: The National Prescription for Employee and Physician Engagement: Key Insights and Recommendations for Empowering the Workforce.



8th Annual 'Communities Achieving Excellence and Accountability' Conference at SVSU

January 27, 2017 

Robert Fortini, PNPRay King, MD

Speakers included Robert Fortini, PNP, and Ray King, MD. Fortini is the Chief Clinical Officer for Bon Secours Medical Group and King is Senior Vice President, Medical Affairs & Chief Medical Officer, of Allegiance Health. Population Health Management is a pressing topic within the healthcare arena.

The 2017 conference shared how this is achieved through innovative and transformative actions, providing vision to enhance system performance, improve care coordination, and reduce costs. This can all be accomplished by building on the collective impact model, catalyzed by national and regional thought leaders. Speakers provided conceptual frameworks and case examples related to their experiences in accountable systems of care and patient/person-centered medical homes, enabling participants to continue examining and enhancing their efforts toward improving quality and patient care experiences in the region.

The event was cosponsored by Saginaw Valley State University, Hospital Council of East Central Michigan, Mid-Central Area Health Education Center and Michigan Health Improvement Alliance.

Robert Fortini P.N.P. Presentation

Ray King, M.D. Presentation


Greg Paris, MHA
If You Plan to Dance, It's Time to 'Pretty Up'
May 3, 2016 

Greg Paris, MHA, received his undergraduate degree in marketing and accounting from Iowa State University and his master's in Healthcare Administration from Des Moines University. He was named the Iowa Hospital Association Executive of the Year in 2007 and is a member of Studer Group's Hall of Fame. Over the past seven years,  he has worked with Studer Group as a coach, Rural Account Leader and national speaker.

To view his presentation, click here. 

7th Annual 'Communities Achieving Excellence and Accountability' Conference at SVSU 
January 22, 2016

Barbara Balik, RN, EdD

Dr. Barbara Balik works with healthcare leaders to build systems and culture for quality, safety, patient/family experience, and staff-provider engagement. Recent partnerships involved developing skills and systems for patient and family centered care and patient partnerships, excellent patient experience especially with physician communication with patients, reliable transitions in care, and development of effective quality infrastructures for population health. The systems developed assure sustained improvement and innovation.

To view and print her presentation, click here

Diane Stollenwerk, MPP

Diane Stollenwerk is an appointed member of the Maryland Health Care Commission and president of a small consulting firm that provides strategic insight, practical guidance and hands on implementation to improve health and health care. Her expertise is in consumer engagement, performance measurement, accountability, public reporting, effective communication and technology. She has worked on health policy issues for nearly 25 years at the local, state and national levels, including serving as a Vice President at the National Quality Forum.

To view and print her presentation, click here. 

William F. Jessee, MD, FACMPE
Meeting the Future of Healthcare: The Critical Need for Leadership
April 28, 2015

William F. Jessee, MD, FACMPE is one of the nation's leading experts on physician services management and hospital-physician integration. In particular, he is skilled in the development and implementation of strategies for creating aligned economic interests among physicians, hospitals and payers. He is also widely recognized as an expert on health policy issues, and the role of governance in quality improvement and patient safety. Jessee joined Integrated Healthcare Strategies (IHStrategies) in October 2011 after serving for more than 12 years as president and chief executive officer of the Medical Group Management Association. He also holds an academic appointment as Clinical Professor of Health Systems, Policy and Management at the University of Colorado School of Public Health. 

To view and print Dr. Jessee's PowerPoint presentation, click (full scale) here

6th Annual 'Communities Achieving Excellence and Accountability' Conference at SVSU 
January 23, 2015

Frederick J. Bloom, MD (right), and David Grayson Marrero, Ph.D (left) were the guest speakers at the Sixth Annual "Communities Achieving Excellence and Accountability" conference held at Saginaw Valley State University (SVSU) on  January 23, 2015. Bloom is the chief of Geisinger Health System Care Continuum and medical director of Quality and Performance at Geisinger Health Plan. Marrero is the J. O. Ritchey Endowed Professor of Medicine and director of the Diabetes Translational Research Center at the Indiana University School of Medicine.

To view or print Dr. Bloom's PowerPoint presentation, click here. 

To view or print Dr. Marrero's PowerPoint presentation, click here.

Todd Sagin, MD, JD
Hospital-Physician Relationships: A Changing Dynamic in the Era of Accountable Care
May 6, 2014

In addition to being board certified in family medicine and geriatrics, Dr. Sagin holds a degree in law, has training as a mediator and arbitrator to address healthcare conflicts and is a regular faculty member for organizations from The Governance Institute to the American College of Healthcare Executives. Dr. Sagin is a physician executive recognized across the nation for his work with hospital boards, medical staffs and physician organizations. He is the national medical director of Sagin Healthcare Consulting, LLC and HG Healthcare Consultants, LLC, which provide guidance on a wide range of healthcare issues. He is also the author of Creating the Hospital Group Practice: The Advantages of Employing or Affiliating with Physicians, published in 2009. Dr. Sagin also serves on the national board of Volunteers of Medicine, a nonprofit organization dedicated to helping individuals and communities develop free healthcare clinics for the uninsured.

 To view and/or print Dr. Sagin's PowerPoint presentation, click here.





5th Annual Conference
The Region's Health and Health Care Systems: Communities Achieving Excellence and Accountability
January 24, 2014

Guest speakers included: Janine E. Janosky, Ph.D. (shown left to right), Genoveva Islas-Hooker, MPH, and Dr. George Flores. Janosky is the vice president and head of the Center for Community Health Improvement Austen Bioinnovation Institute in Akron, Ohio. Islas-Hooker is the director of the Central California Regional Obesity Prevention Program and Flores is the Prevention Program Manager for The California Endowment.

To view and/or print Dr. Janosky's PowerPoint presentation, click here.

To view and/or print Dr. Flores's PowerPoint presentation, click here. 

To view and/or print Ms. Islas-Hooker's PowerPoint presentation, click here.

James E. Orlikoff
Leadership for the New World of Healthcare
April 23, 2013

James E. Orlikoff is the President of Orlikoff & Associates, Inc., National  Advisor on Governance and Leadership to the American Hospital Association, and the Senior Consultant to the Center for Health Care Governance Partners.

Leadership for the New World of Healthcare  PowerPoint Presentation


Maureen Bisognano
Transformation for Excellence and Accountability
January 25, 2013 

Maureen Bisognano is the President and CEO of the Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI), an instructor at Harvard Medical School, research associate at Brigham and Women's Hospital, and a board member of the Commonwealth Fund, ThedaCare Center for Healthcare Value and Mayo Clinic Health System-Eau Claire. Bisognano is an advisor to healthcare leaders around the world.

Getting Healthy Together  PowerPoint Presentation


Dr. Jeffrey Brenner
Transformation for Excellence and Accountability
January 25, 2013

Dr. Jeffrey Brenner is the founder and Executive Director of the Camden Healthcare Coalition.

Bending the Cost Curve Improving Quality in One of America's Poorest Cities  PowerPoint Presentation

High Utilizers of Hospital Services in Saginaw County PowerPoint Presentation

John Kenagy, MD
Leading Healthcare in Challenging Times
April 17, 2012

John Kenagy, MD, President and CEO of Kenagy Associates, LLC, is a nationally renowned speaker who instructs on the utilization of Adaptive Design in healthcare.

HCECM Can Transofrm Healthcare: The Adaptive Design Story PowerPoint Presentation


The Region’s Health Care Quality: Evolving Systems for Excellence & Accountability
January 20, 2012

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