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Access to telemedicine for Three Rivers Health patients

Three Rivers Health has announced its affiliation with the St. John Providence Health System, Borgess Medical Center and St. Mary’s of Michigan Telemedicine network. The affiliation means patients of Three Rivers Health will have direct access to a telemedicine network of neuroscience specialists by calling one phone number any time day or night. Staff at Three Rivers Health will then be …

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River obstructions pose risks

St. Joseph County commissioners last week heard from two people regarding an excessive number of obstructions in area rivers posing hurdles for canoers and kayakers. Grant Wolf, representing the recently launched St. Joe H2O website, said video footage is planned to be shot this fall, and he would prefer to not have it feature images of blocked waterways. Meanwhile, John …

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Constantine body identified

The 71-year-old Constantine-area man who was found dead at his residence Tuesday has been identified as Lavern Chupp. Investigators were called shortly after 7:30 p.m. Tuesday to a residence in the 13000 block of Riverside Drive in Constantine Township after Chupp’s body was found by a family member. Results from an autopsy performed Wednesday morning have not yet been released.

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Consumers Energy installing new meters

A Consumers Energy official said the company is sending notice to its customers regarding a plan to install new electric meters. The task is to be undertaken later this month, according to the company’s communications director, Dennis McKee. McKee addressed St. Joseph County Board of Commissioners Tuesday in an effort to spread word about the project. He said the company …

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Three Rivers Health ahead of budget

The Three Rivers Health Authority Board of Trustees reported income is more than $166,000 ahead of budget and more than $1.2 million ahead of last year, board members indicated during their August meeting. CEO Bill Russell said Three Rivers Health is on firm ground financially thanks to the dedication to service, excellence and care. In an unrelated matter, the board …

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Police investigating Constantine man’s death

State police are investigating the death of a Constantine man and have labeled the incident suspicious. County prosecutor John McDonough said investigators were called shortly after 7:30 p.m. Tuesday to a residence in Constantine Township regarding a 71-year-old man found dead. An autopsy was scheduled to be performed Wednesday morning. McDonough said no other details would be provided until the …

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