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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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