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Eating well, staying active help prevent diabetes

The Branch-Hillsdale-St. Joseph Community Health Agency wishes to remind the public that November is National Diabetes Month. Theresa Christner, health education and promotion director for the Coldwater-based agency, said one in 11 adults living in Branch, Hillsdale and St. Joseph counties has diabetes. That translates into nearly 8,000 people. Another 20,000 adults in the tri-counties are at-risk for developing Type …

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Casterline named executive director of Three Rivers Health Foundation

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David Casterline has been named the Executive Director of Three Rivers Health Foundation. Casterline worked for more than 22 years at Armstrong International as the Corporate Director of Communications and has been a fixture in the community serving on numerous volunteer boards and organizations over the years. “We are very pleased to welcome Mr. Casterline,” said TRH Chief Executive Officer …

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A flu shot for Sen. Proos

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Sen. John Proos received a flu shot on Wednesday from Michigan State University medical student Kayla Morrison during MSU College of Osteopathic Medicine’s annual Legislative Flu Shot Day at the Capitol. “Although an average of 30,000 people die from the flu every year, fewer than half of Americans get annual vaccinations,” said Proos, R-St. Joseph. “The CDC encourages all residents …

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Three Rivers Health – Employees of the Quarter

Three Rivers Health is pleased to announce Dawn Arnold, Nutritional Services; Gayle McLeod, Materials Management; Liz Satterlee, Nursing Infomatics; Shannon Hampsten, Human Resources; and Jackie May, Acute Care, for being selected as our Employees of the Quarter for the third quarter of 2016. Three Rivers Health Employee of the Quarter celebration took place Wednesday, October 19, with a western/cowboy theme. …

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Three Rivers Health completes assessment

Three Rivers Health has completed its 2016 Community Health Needs Assessment, and posted results and its implementation plan on its website. Through the CHNA process, the hospital has determined the top health needs of the community center on: obesity/physical inactivity; mental health/suicide; physician services; education/prevention; and diabetes. The hospital has developed an implementation plan for addressing the needs, including services …

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New Public Health Dental Clinic in Sturgis

Sturgis will soon be the new home of the fourth public dental center operated by My Community Dental Centers, Inc. (MCDC) on behalf of the Branch-Hillsdale-St. Joseph Community Health Agency. The center will be a new resource open to the community and will serve children and adults enrolled in Medicaid, including Healthy Kids Dental, MiChild and the Healthy Michigan Plan, …

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