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Andrews named Hospital CFO of the Year

Quorum Health Resources recently announced their Hospital CFO of the Year award recipient is Steve Andrews, Chief Financial Officer of Three Rivers Health. The designation is one of two “Excellence in Leadership” awards given to TRH in 2017. According to QHR, Andrews’ leadership has resulted in dramatic improvements in several financial metrics within the organization. QHR president and CEO Robert …

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Kalamazoo doctor who came to US as child jailed by immigration agents

A Michigan doctor who came to the U.S. from Poland as a young child was in jail Monday, nearly a week after immigration agents arrested him at his home. It’s not clear why Lukasz Niec, 43, was taken into custody last Tuesday. Niec is a legal U.S. resident who works at Bronson Methodist Hospital in Kalamazoo. He has two misdemeanor …

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Three Rivers Health wins award

Quorum Health Resources recently announced Three Rivers Health as a winner of the Excellence in Leadership awards. Three Rivers Health received the award for “Most Improved Performance” in the Under $100 million revenue category. Interim CEO David Shannon said TR Health has increased its operating margin by refocusing its efforts to more efficiently manage labor and supply costs. Meanwhile, QHR …

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Three Rivers Health and Dr. Raedy Make History with Hearing Implant

Three Rivers Health and Dr. Doug Raedy D.O. recently teamed up to become the first in all of southwest Michigan to perform a Ponto Surgery, which is a bone anchored hearing implant surgical procedure specifically utilizing the Ponto technology. Bone anchored hearing aid systems are used to help people overcome hearing loss. The process involves a minor surgery to place …

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Three Rivers Health CEO resigns

The Three Rivers Health Board announced Friday CEO Bill Russell has tendered his resignation. Board chairman Larry Clark said David Shannon will step in as interim CEO effective immediately. Russell has been with the hospital for nine years, succeeding Matt Chambers after Chambers stepped down in July 2009. Shannon, meanwhile, has most recently served as transitional president and CEO of …

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Constantine – Medical marijuana ordinance reviewed

Members of the Constantine Village Council this week reviewed the most recent draft of an ordinance allowing medical marijuana facilities to operate in the village. The council set a special meeting for 7 p.m. Tuesday, when council members will consider a resolution to permit medical marijuana facilities. Michigan’s new medical marijuana licensing system begins Dec. 15. The state will accept licensing …

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Vaccine waiver rates up in Michigan for school-age children

Vaccine waiver rates for school-age children have increased slightly in Michigan. The Detroit News reports that Department of Health and Human Services data shows 3.2 percent of kindergartners and seventh-graders received immunization waivers in 2016 compared to 3.1 percent the year before. The immunization rate was 4.8 percent in 2014. Since 2015, the state has required parents to attend educational …

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Three Rivers Health announces employees of the quarter

Three Rivers Health is pleased to announce our Employees of the Quarter for the third quarter of 2017. The honorees are Jody Alger, Engineer Tech II, Plant Operations; Michael Bylsma, DPT, Outpatient Physical Therapy; Julianne Downes, RDN, Clinical Dietician; Dawn Kolbe, RN, Ambulatory Surgery; and Chris Menz, RT, Cardiopulmonary. Three Rivers Health Employee of the Quarter awards took plave on …

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Sleep Center receives accreditation

Sturgis Sleep Disorder Center in Sturgis recently received program accreditation from the American Academy of Sleep Medicine (AASM). Sturgis Hospital Sleep Disorder Center is directed by Bharat Vakharia, MD, and is located at 916 Myrtle St. Dr. Ashish Verma is also certified in Sleep Medicine. “The American Academy of Sleep Medicine congratulates Sturgis Sleep Disorder Center on meeting the high …

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Three Rivers Health Auxiliary names scholarship recipients

The Three Rivers Health Auxiliary team has announced five area recipients to receive its annual medical scholarship award. Receiving $1,000 scholarships are Andrew Coney of Three Rivers, Maegan Saunders and Brittney Baechler of White Pigeon, Erin Garbine of Sturgis and Lindsay Walker of Marcellus. The Three Rivers Health Auxiliary has continued its tradition of naming medical-scholarship award winners over the …

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