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Review of the Kalamazoo Psychiatric Hospital

The state of Michigan is hiring a mental health agency to conduct an independent review of the Kalamazoo Psychiatric Hospital, which is under scrutiny over patient safety. The state Community Health Department said Monday that Pine Rest Christian Mental Health Services will do an evaluation focusing on inpatient care and the hospital’s organizational structure and staff. The review is expected ...

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10 year old boy struck and killed

A 10-year-old boy was struck and killed early Sunday near the intersection of U.S. 131 and West Michigan Avenue in Three Rivers. The boy, Trenton Holtslander, a 15-year-old sibling and their father were walking across U.S. 131 in the 100 block. The victim dropped something and as he went back to retrieve it, he was struck by a northbound van ...

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Three injured in crash

Three people were injured following an accident Friday night at the intersection of M-60 and U.S. 131 in Three Rivers. State police said a semi heading south on U.S. 131 struck an eastbound vehicle on M-60 that drove onto U.S. 131 and into the path of the truck around 11 p.m. The driver of the car, 57-year-old Mark Thompson of ...

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Still time to donate to Lights of Love

Three Rivers Health has issued an update on its 2014 Lights of Love campaign. Event organizers said the campaign is doing well even though the $10,000 goal has not quite been reached. Lights of Love organizers are optimistic, however, that the goal will be realized. This year’s donations will used to purchase four Ambulatory Infusion Pumps – commonly known as ...

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Local assistance for health insurance

Three Rivers Health announces it has two patient navigators assisting with the second open enrollment period, which runs through Feb. 15. Federal officials anticipate HealthCare.gov — the site used by Michigan residents — will be better than last year’s version. Sixteen insurers are selling policies through the Michigan exchange for 2015 coverage, up from 12 in 2014. All insurers that ...

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New Nurse Practitioner in Centreville

The St. Joseph County Health Center has hired a new nurse practitioner, a move that allows it to begin stepping up its outreach efforts. Center director Lynn Dobberteen said Jay Guikema started seeing patients Wednesday at the Centreville-based agency. With Guikema on board, nurse practitioner Tami Millard will now have a chance to lead outside events, such as health fairs, ...

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