Man cited for careless driving

March 17, 2014 by Administrator · Leave a Comment 

A 20-year-old Centreville resident was cited for careless driving after his car struck a parked vehicle Thursday morning in downtown Centreville.

Charles Parker was cited after he failed to clear ice from his vehicle’s windshield, according to the St. Joseph County Sheriff’s Department. The distraction was a factor in a collision with a parked vehicle in which 74-year-old Roy Buel was sitting. Buel’s vehicle was parked on Main Street near Clark Street.

Buel was taken to Three Rivers Health as a precautionary measure.

Results of questionnaire

March 14, 2014 by Administrator · Leave a Comment 

Results of a needs-assessment questionnaire, distributed jointly by Sturgis Hospital and Three Rivers Health, have been released.

The second of five fields focuses on Access to Health Care.

The results show leading issues among 620 respondents relate to a lack of affordable health insurance coverage, the cost of medical care and the lack of access to services.

Other data from the study show:

*Nearly one out of five St. Joseph County adults, 18 to 64 years of age, is uninsured.

*One out of six St. Joseph County adults reported not having sought out needed medical care in the past 12 months due to costs.

*One out of four St. Joseph County residents, on average per month, receive Medicaid and, if Medicaid expansion is passed, an additional 3,469 adults could become eligible.

*More than one out of two births to St. Joseph County residents were paid for by Medicaid.

*Language and cultural barriers within St. Joseph County due to growing Amish and Hispanic populations will continue to challenge these vulnerable populations and impact the healthcare system.

Snowmobile accident

March 13, 2014 by Administrator · Leave a Comment 

The Cass County Sheriff’s Department responded last weekend to its second snowmobile accident within a five-day period.

Deputies were called at 12:04 a.m. to Newberg Township, where a snowmobile overturned in an area near M-40 and Hoffman Street.

Sheriff’s officials said a snowmobile driven by Daniel Castellanos, age not stated, overturned as he was riding up a hill on private property. He received minor injuries but was taken to Three Rivers Health for treatment.

Investigators said Castellanos was wearing a helmet and alcohol was not a factor in the accident.

A 44-year-old Edwardsburg man was treated for minor injuries after he was involved in a snowmobile accident March 6 in Penn Township.

Family Care Center now open

February 5, 2014 by Administrator · Leave a Comment 

Three Rivers Health has announced its White Pigeon Family Care Center has opened.

The Care Center, located at 601 E. Chicago Road, will be the site of an open house noon to 2 p.m. Saturday. Tours, an opportunity to meet personnel and a drawing for a HealthTRAC membership will be available.

CEO William Russell said Three Rivers Health is pleased to offer family practice and pediatric services, and to better serve the communities of White Pigeon, Constantine and Centreville.

White Pigeon Family Care Center office hours are Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m.

to 5 p.m. Its phone number is 483-7624.

Man treated after crash

January 30, 2014 by Administrator · Leave a Comment 

A Three Rivers man was injured Monday after his vehicle struck the back of a county snow-plow truck in Mottville Township.

The St. Joseph County Sheriff’s Department said 50-year-old Ronie Thurmand was southbound on M-103 when whiteout conditions caused him to not see the plow truck slow near State Line Road.

The collision, which occurred at 3:20 p.m., caused severe damage to Thurmand’s vehicle, while the plow truck sustained moderate damage.

Thurmand was treated at Three Rivers Health for minor injuries.

Clinic moving to new location

January 24, 2014 by Administrator · Leave a Comment 

The Three Rivers Health Family Care Clinic in White Pigeon is moving to a building its staff members hope will better accommodate the health needs of the community.

The new location, a building that used to house Village Pharmacy, on the east side of White Pigeon, is undergoing renovations to feature eight examining rooms, a lab with a draw station, and enough space for offices.

Bill Russell, CEO of Three Rivers Health, said the move was something he had long envisioned. He said the new location, which is slated to open in early February, will allow staff members the luxury of ample space.

Russell said aside from the building itself, the new location will also feature a parking lot – a step up from the limited, on-street parking currently available.

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