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Crash causes serious injuries

November 22, 2013 by Administrator · Comments Off 

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 · Comments Off 

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 · Comments Off 

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.

Collision results in injuries

November 1, 2013 by Administrator · Comments Off 

A two-vehicle collision Wednesday afternoon in Lockport Township resulted in occupants from both automobiles seeking medical treatment.

State police investigators said a northbound car on U.S. 131 was approaching North Main Street when the driver of a southbound Ford Contour attempted to turn left onto Main Street in front of it.

A 17-year-old Three Rivers girl was driving the Contour. A 21-year-old front-seat passenger was transported to Three Rivers Health; a 17-year-old backseat passenger was airlifted to Bronson Hospital.

The nature of their injuries and the names of the people involved in the incident were not disclosed in a state police media release.

A 74-year-old passenger in the northbound vehicle was also taken to Three Rivers Health.

Gunshots unfounded

October 17, 2013 by Administrator · Comments Off 

Immaculate Conception School and nearby Three Rivers Health were briefly in lock-down mode Tuesday morning in response to a citizen’s claim of gunshots heard in the vicinity.

Law-enforcement officials responded around 7:50 a.m. to an area in the 1100 block of Hill Street after a citizen reported hearing gunfire.

A search of the perimeter was conducted but officials later concluded the claim was unfounded.

The person who reported the alleged incident was found to have mental-health issues and was taken to Three Rivers Health for observation, police said.

Wound Center opening

October 8, 2013 by Administrator · Comments Off 

Officials from Three Rivers Health are announcing the opening today of its Center for Wound Healing.

Located at 721 S. Health Parkway, the center will offer state-of-the-art treatment and protocols to treat chronic wounds, including hyperbaric-oxygen therapy, negative-pressure therapies, bioengineered tissues and biosynthetics.

Qualified patients may also have the opportunity to participate in clinical trials and multi-center studies.

Hospital officials said the Center for Wound Healing employs a scientific approach to explore, test, find and develop the clinically proven methods and technologies that reintroduce the body’s innate ability to heal.

Likely candidates for treatment at the new center are those suffering from diabetic ulcers, pressure ulcers, infections, radiation injuries to soft tissue and bone, compromised skin grafts and flaps, and wounds that haven’t healed within 30 days.

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