Task force recognized

May 9, 2014 by Administrator · Comments Off 

St. Joseph County’s Access to Care task force has been recognized as a Home Town hero by the Branch-Hillsdale-St. Joseph Community Health Agency.

The award is granted to individuals and groups who have worked above and beyond to improve the public’s health.

Agency health officer Steve Todd and Three Rivers Health CEO Bill Russell received the award for the task force.

The award is announced every April, in conjunction with National Public Health Week in Michigan.

Three hospitalized after crash

May 8, 2014 by Administrator · Comments Off 

Three people were hospitalized following a hit-and-run accident last weekend in Cass County’s Penn Township.

Sheriff Joe Underwood Jr. said 49-year-old Delbert Raeder of Elkhart was driving east on M-60 around 3 p.m. Sunday, when his vehicle was rear-ended by a newer-model pickup.

The force of the contact pushed Raeder’s vehicle off the roadway and into the front deck of a house before coming to rest after striking a tree.

Raeder and 49-year-old Elkhart resident Carla Moore were in stable condition at Three Rivers Health. A backseat passenger, David Raeder, of Elkhart, was airlifted to Memorial Hospital in South Bend, where he was in critical condition.

The dark-colored pickup sustained front-end damage and was leaking engine fluid.

Man injured in crash

May 1, 2014 by Administrator · Comments Off 

A single-vehicle accident in Cass County this week resulted in injuries to a 19-year-old Marcellus man.

Sheriff Joe Underwood Jr. said his office was called Tuesday to investigate a personal-injury crash in Penn Township.

The victim, Jacob High, was southbound on Ely Road, when his vehicle ran off the roadway and struck a tree.  High was transported by ambulance to Three Rivers Health.

A preliminary investigation reveals that alcohol was not a factor and that he was using his seat belt, Underwood said.

Two retire from TR Health Board of Directors

April 8, 2014 by Administrator · Comments Off 

Two longtime members of the Three Rivers Health Board of Directors were recognized during their final meeting.

With over 25 years of combined service, Sue Potts and Pat Henderson were given an official sendoff and gifts during the board’s March meeting.

Both said they would enjoy retirement with family, friends and hobbies.

TR Health has counselors on-site

April 7, 2014 by Administrator · Comments Off 

Three Rivers Health now has two certified application counselors on site to assist residents in applying for coverage through the Health Insurance Marketplace.

Its counselors can help people understand, apply online and enroll for health coverage through the Marketplace. They are available to answer questions and be a resource for the community.

CEO William Russell said the Certified Application Counselors are trained and certified by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services to assist individuals and families with enrollment in health insurance including health plans offered in the new Health Insurance Marketplace, Medicaid and MIChild.

Under the new Health Insurance Marketplace, residents may choose from three levels of coverage – bronze, silver, and gold. Many residents who are applying have little to no out-of-pocket monthly premiums.

Appointments may be scheduled with Debra Kinney, at 278-1145 Ext. 504, or Cathy Zinsmaster, at 278-1145 Ext. 592.

15th Annual Triple Creek Color Dash

April 3, 2014 by Administrator · Comments Off 

Three Rivers Health has announced the 15th annual Triple Creek Dash will now be called the Triple Creek Color Dash.

Starting this year, the race will start and end just outside Memory Isle Park.

Megan Rimer, race coordinator, said Three Rivers Health has joined forces with the Three Rivers Water Festival to host a 5K run and 1-mile fun run June 14.

Proceeds from this year’s event will go toward equipment used by the Three Rivers Health Inpatient Rehab, which works with patients after acute illness and injury such as stroke, trauma, amputations, brain injuries and debility.

Registration is available online at or in person at Three Rivers HealthTRAC.

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