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Local hospitals form health network

Sturgis Hospital and Three Rivers Health this week announced the formation of St. Joseph County Health Network. The network is intended to ensure St. Joseph County hospitals have the kind of financial stability a larger system would have, without sacrificing local delivery of care or understanding of needs and concerns of the county, according to hospital administrators. The board of …

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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

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

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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THREE RIVERS HEALTH OFFERS TIPS ON TALKING TO AND UNDERSTANDING YOUR DOCTOR

Three Rivers Health is excited to acknowledge Health Literacy Month during October and to encourage and educate the community on how to have better communication between patients and their physicians. According to an article from the AARP website, nearly all of us, about nine of every 10 American adults, have some problems with health literacy. “This is not just about …

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TRH announces 2nd quarter 2016 Excellence in Action Employers of the Quarter

THREE RIVERS, MI – Three Rivers Health is pleased to announce Bob Freed, RN, Center for Wound Healing; Michelle Coop, RNC, ICU; Don Deal, PTA, Inpatient Rehab; Yuki Weatherwax, NA on Inpatient Rehab; and Liz Palmer, RD in Clinical Nutritional Services for being selected as our Employees of the Quarter for the second quarter of 2016. Three Rivers Health Employee …

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Sturgis Hospital FastCare Clinic to Open

Sturgis Hospital announces it will have a FastCare retail health clinic insider of the Sturgis Meijer, 408 W. South St.. The clinic is scheduled to open on Sept. 1. FastCare clinics offer convenient and economical health care for minor conditions and symptoms. Among those seen and treated are sore throats, fevers, flu and colds, ear and sinus infections, pink eye, …

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