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Three injured in crash

January 2, 2014 by Administrator · Leave a Comment 

Three people were treated for injuries suffered in a one-vehicle accident earlier this week in Constantine Township.

St. Joseph County Sheriff’s Department officials said 30-year-old Kristina Steele told investigators she fell asleep Monday while driving north in the 10300 block of North River Road.

The vehicle went off the roadway, injuring passengers Cory Hughey of Three Rivers and Bryan Cook of Sturgis.

All three were taken to Three Rivers Health.

Thanksgiving party at TR Health Rehab

December 18, 2013 by Administrator · Leave a Comment 

Three Rivers Health Inpatient Rehab unit recently held their annual Thanksgiving Party for the patients, their families, and staff.

Staff and families brought in various homemade dishes to add to the potluck dinner. The Three Rivers Health Dietary department provided the mainstays for the event.

Adding to the celebration, patients joined in by preparing the potatoes for the meal earlier in the day.

“We had such a great turn out from the family members! And the patients had a terrific time preparing their dish,” said Heidi Sweet, Clinical Liaison for the unit.

Sweet also offered she thought the party and dinner was a great way to celebrate Thanksgiving together with patients and their families. She added, “Delicious food and smiles across the room! We all have a lot to be thankful for.”

For over 90 years, Three Rivers Health has offered its patients and community technology-driven care, including a wide array of inpatient, rehabilitation, outpatient, wellness, hospice care and specialty clinic services. To discover more about Three Rivers Health, call 269.278.1145 or visit threerivershealth.org.

Man injured after crash

November 25, 2013 by Administrator · Leave a Comment 

A 25-year-old Constantine man was injured last week after the vehicle he was driving crashed into a tree in Florence Township.

The St. Joseph County Sheriff’s Department said it fielded a call around 1 a.m. Friday in response to a one-car accident on Sevison Road near Mintdale Road.

Upon arrival, deputies saw a 2007 Ford F-250 crashed into a tree after the northbound vehicle crossed the centerline and went off the roadway. Deputies learned that the vehicle was stolen, though the location of its theft was not disclosed.

The driver was treated at Three Rivers Health.

Crash causes serious injuries

November 22, 2013 by Administrator · Leave a Comment 

The St. Joseph County Sheriff’s Department responded to a two-car collision at 9:30 a.m. Thursday in Lockport Township.

According to a department media release, one of two cars going in opposite directions on M-60 near Mahnke Road crossed the center line and collided with the other vehicle.

One of the vehicles rolled several times and the driver had to be extricated from the vehicle. That driver was air lifted to Borgess Hospital after suffering life-threatening injuries.

The other driver was treated at Three Rivers Health.

Additional details about the incident, including names, ages and places of residence of the drivers, were not released, as the collision is being investigated as a criminal matter.

Awards for Three Rivers Health employees

November 12, 2013 by Administrator · Leave a Comment 

Three Rivers Health is happy to announce Rick Boomsliter,
RN, for the Emergency Department and Nathan Atteberry, Analyst, for the
Information System Department have been chosen as the Employees of the
Quarter.
In addition, 79 employees at Three Rivers Health received 115 awards for their
Excellence in Actions.
Rick was nominated by his fellow employees for his compassion and dedication to
the patients he serves in the Emergency Department as well as the assistance and
support he provides to his fellow employees, inside and outside the Emergency
Department.
Nathan was selected for his innovative ideas, professionalism, communication skills,
dependability and his willingness to go the extra mile for anyone who asks.
Rick has been with Three Rivers Health for eight years and Nathan for two years.
Both were chosen for their outstanding actions and service at Three Rivers Health
during the third quarter of 2013.
The Excellence in Action program allows employees, visitors and patients to
nominate an employee for the award based on fi ve categories: Respect, Ownership
and Accountability, Communication, Service and Quality, and Safety Awareness.
A winner is selected from both direct patient care and support staff departments.
The winner is awarded $500.00 as well as a private parking space for 90 days and
one day off with pay.
“We are proud of our employees’ dedication to service, excellence and care. They
are a great team that truly cares about the community and helping others,” said
Chief Executive Offi cer, William Russell.
Seventy nine employees at Three Rivers Health received 115 awards for their
Excellence in Actions as well. The Excellence in Action program allows employees,
visitors and patients to nominate an employee for the award based on fi ve
categories: Respect, Ownership and Accountability, Communication, Service and
Quality and Safety Awareness. A winner is selected from both direct patient care
and support staff departments. The winner is awarded $500.00 as well as a private
parking space for 90 days and one day off with pay.

Crash caused by alcohol

November 12, 2013 by Administrator · Leave a Comment 

A 25-year-old Marcellus man was treated at Three Rivers Health for injuries he sustained in a one-car accident over the weekend in Fabius Township.

The St. Joseph County Sheriff’s Department said Christopher Laughlin lost control of his vehicle Saturday in the vicinity of Hoffman and Day roads. His vehicle crossed the center line, went off the roadway and struck a tree.

Laughlin was charged with driving under the influence, deputies said.

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