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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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Many events planned for Health Fair

Three Rivers Health is sponsoring its fifth annual Health Fair this weekend inside its Health TRAC facility. Organizers said the event, a benefit for the St. Joseph County United Way, runs 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, and will include food and giveaways. Health screenings will be offered for $15, with one-third of the cost benefitting the United Way. Screenings …

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Sturgis Hospital awarded ultrasound accreditation

Sturgis Hospital has been awarded a three-year term of accreditation in ultrasound as the result of an extensive review by the American College of Radiology (ACR). Ultrasound imaging, also known as sonography, uses high-frequency sound waves to produce images of internal body parts to help providers diagnose illness, injury or other medical problems. “Medical imaging has changed tremendously over the …

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Case of Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever in Cass County

The Branch-Hillsdale-St. Joseph Community Health Agency was notified last week by the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services of a case of Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever. The case was reported Thursday and occurred in a child residing in Cass County. Agency officials said the incident is the first confirmed contracted case of the disease in Michigan since 2009. Rocky Mountain Spotted …

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