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Sturgis Hospital honors two employees

Sturgis Hospital recently honored two employees for their job performance. Carmen Grove, CCU/medical/surgical clinical coordinator, was named Associate of the Year 2016. Grove has worked as a registered nurse for more than 11 years, most recently assuming the role of clinical coordinator in April 2016. The honor is given to a Sturgis Hospital associate who provides superior customer service and …

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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 fourth quarter of 2016. The honorees are Charlie Shane, Chantelle Jepson, Sam Weddington, Jennifer Huyck, and Michelle Stewart. On Wednesday, January 18, 2017, the Pure TRH Team (Employee Engagement Team) hosted the Employee of the Quarter Celebration in the TRH Cafe. Over 115 employees gathered to …

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County hospitals welcome first babies of the year

St. Joseph County’s two hospitals have welcomed their 2017 New Year’s babies. Three Rivers Health recorded its first birth of the year Tuesday morning. Parents Joshua Jones and Alysha Newman, a Constantine native, welcomed daughter Taylor Jones. She arrived two weeks before her due date. Meanwhile, Sturgis Hospital saw its first birth of 2017 just a few hours earlier, at …

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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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