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Sturgis and Three Rivers welcome first babies of 2016

St. Joseph County’s newest residents – the first born in 2016 at Three Rivers Health and at Sturgis Hospital – were born Jan. 2. Damian Paul Bucher made his arrival at 5:33 a.m. Saturday. He weighed more than five pounds and was more than 18 inches long. Damian joins three sisters; his parents are Three Rivers residents Ryan Bucher and …

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Hospital board provides financial update

Three Rivers Health Board of Trustees reported a net income of more than $145,000 for October and net income in excess of $314,000 for the year to date. The financial update was provided during the hospital’s recent board meeting. In addition, preparation continues for the 2016 operating and capital budgets, and the Studer Groups Leadership Evaluation Manager program continues on …

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Three Rivers Health Board announces Income and New Services

At its November meeting, Three Rivers Health Board of Trustees reported net income of $145,103 for October and net income of $314,480 for the year. In addition, preparation continues for the 2016 operating and capital budgets, and the Studer Groups Leadership Evaluation Manager program continues on course. The board also announced that the new 6 bed orthopedic unit is up …

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THREE RIVERS HEALTH WELCOMES NEW PHYSICIAN – JAMES MASKILL, DPM

Three Rivers Health is pleased to announce the additon of James Maskill, DPM, to the Three Rivers Health Medical Staff. Dr. Maskill will be seeing patients at Three Rivers Bone & Joint. Prior to joining Three Rivers, Dr. Maskill completed fellowship training with New England Foot and Ankle Specialists, where he specialized in complex hindfoot and forefoot reconstruction, total ankle …

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Inspectors: Tough conditions for workers at state hospital

Inspectors are recommending a buddy system, more training and protective sleeves after finding “workplace violence” among employees who deal with patients at a state psychiatric hospital in Kalamazoo. The Kalamazoo Gazette says Michigan workplace inspectors learned that workers have suffered bites, fractures and concussions. The Oct. 21 report says there was a serious violation of failing to have a workplace …

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Registration streamlined at Three Rivers Health

Three Rivers Health has introduced a new kiosk to improve the registration process for patients arriving for unscheduled outpatient testing. Hospital officials said the kiosk is a patient-queue system. When patients enter the hospital for outpatient testing, they can check into the kiosks then wait for their telephone’s last four digits to appear on two television screens in the lobby. …

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Three Rivers Health Board prepares next year’s budget

At its October meeting, Three Rivers Health Board of Trustees reported preparation of the 2016 operating and capital budgets have begun. Also, the finalized 2016 operating plan was presented for review in the format of the Studer Groups Leadership Evaluation Manager. Once reviewed and approved, these LEMS will be used for the leader’s performance evaluations at the end of 2016. …

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Blood drive at Three Rivers Health

In partnership with the American Red Cross, Three Rivers Health will hold a blood drive Thursday, November 5, 1:30 to 7:15 p.m. in the Three Rivers Health Cafeteria, 701 S. Health Parkway, Three Rivers, Mich. The public is invited to join Three Rivers Health employees and volunteers in donating blood at the event. To schedule an appointment, log onto redcrossblood.org (sponsor code: 3rivers) …

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Sturgis patient being treated for TB

An active case of tuberculosis is under investigation and treatment in the Sturgis area, according to Kim Wilhelm, prevention services director for Branch-Hillsdale-St. Joseph Community Health Agency. The man became infected in April, Wilhelm said. The agency is attempting to find the man’s contacts and is involved in extensive testing, Wilhelm said. Between 20 and 30 people were found to …

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Inpatient rehab open house

Three Rivers Health is staging an open house 1 to 4 p.m. Tuesday at its in-patient rehabilitation pavilion. Located at 701 S. Health Parkway, the facility during its open house will include a number of vendor booths such as Three Rivers Health Stroke Support Group, Speech Support Group, Center for Wound Healing and Outpatient Physical Therapies.

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