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Three Rivers Health Sleep Clinic Receives Program Accreditation

Three Rivers Health Sleep Clinic in Three Rivers recently received program accreditation from the American Academy of Sleep Medicine (AASM). “The American Academy of Sleep Medicine congratulates Three Rivers Health Sleep Clinic on meeting the high standards required to earn accreditation as a sleep disorders center,” said Dr. Douglas Kirsch, AASM president. “Three Rivers Health Sleep Clinic is an important …

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Health Care Leaders Must Drive Solutions for the Opioid Crisis

The Center for Disease Control (CDC) recently released its annual report on drug overdose deaths in America, and it’s bad news for Michigan. According to the report, the Great Lakes State experienced an 8 percent rise in overdose-related deaths last year. Overdoses in the state claim more than seven lives a day, far outpacing the number of suicides, traffic fatalities …

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Celebrate Breastfeeding in August

“In a world filled with inequality, crises and poverty, breastfeeding is the foundation of lifelong good health for babies and mothers,” is the slogan for World Breastfeeding Week 2018, recognizing the importance of breastfeeding to a baby’s future. To promote early breastfeeding success and breastfeeding outcomes, the Branch-Hillsdale-St. Joseph Community Health Agency offers a variety of supports to families. Breastfeeding …

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Michigan expands list of conditions medical marijuana can treat

Michigan regulators have significantly expanded the list of conditions approved for treatment by medical marijuana. The Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs on Monday added 11 medical conditions deemed debilitating by the Michigan Medical Marihuana Act of 2008. They are: arthritis, autism, chronic pain, colitis, inflammatory bowel disease, obsessive compulsive disorder, Parkinson’s disease, rheumatoid arthritis, spinal cord injury, Tourette’s syndrome …

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THREE RIVERS HEALTH ADDS BOARD CERTIFIED INFECTIOUS DISEASE SPECIALIST

Three Rivers Health is pleased to announce Otavio Pereira-Rodrigues, MD, will be joining our internal medicine specialty services beginning July 15. Dr. Rodrigues joins our staff as a board certified infectious disease specialist. He is a primary care provider certified in Internal Medicine by the American Board of Internal Medicine. He is a member of the Infectious Diseases Society of …

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Three Rivers Health nurse presented excellence award

A Three Rivers Health nurse has been recognized with an award presented annually to someone dedicated to improving healthcare for women and children. The annual Perinatal Excellence Award was bestowed to Becky Comer at the annual spring conference last month at the Fetzer Center on the campus of Western Michigan University. Comer is a registered nurse and has worked in …

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THREE RIVERS HEALTH RAISES AWARENESS OF HEALTHCARE RISK MANAGEMENT WEEK

Three Rivers Health joins other healthcare organizations in celebrating Healthcare Risk Management Week Presented by The Risk Authority Stanford, June 18-22, 2018. This annual campaign from the American Society for Healthcare Risk Management raises awareness about the critical role risk managers and safety professionals play in patient safety and patient care practices, quality assurance, safe work environments and liability. It …

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ORLANDO LANDRUM, MD, JOINS THREE RIVERS PAIN MANAGEMENT CENTER

Three Rivers Pain Management Center is pleased to welcome Orlando Landrum, MD, to our Pain Management program where he will proactively provide solutions to help meet the growing need for quality, safe, and responsible pain management treatment to those suffering from chronic pain. “At the Three Rivers Pain Management Center, I work with the pain management center staff to create …

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Free skin cancer screening at Three Rivers Health

The American Cancer Society and Three Rivers Specialty Clinic are asking families across the area to be sun-safe in the coming months. During Skin Cancer Awareness Month, the organizations are partnering to conduct free skin cancer screenings on Friday, May 25 beginning at 9 a.m. at Three Rivers Health Specialty Clinic. “Skin cancer is the most common of all cancers,” …

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Three Rivers Health Sleep Discorder Center receives Accreditation

The Three Rivers Health Sleep Disorder Center recently received program accreditation from the American Academy of Sleep Medicine (AASM). To receive accreditation, a sleep center must meet or exceed all standards for professional health care as designated by the AASM. These standards address core areas such as personnel, facility and equipment, policies and procedures, data acquisition, patient care, and quality …

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