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Three CMHSAS board members dismissed

Three members of the Community Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services Board of St. Joseph County were removed Tuesday by the county commission. Board president Barb Parker, and members Larry Walton and Gaylene Adams were cut from the 12-member panel after a 3-1 vote. Board president John Dobberteen abstained and Robin Baker cast the dissenting vote. There was no discussion …

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Hogweed that can blind humans found in Calhoun County

Health officials in Calhoun County are advising caution after the dangerous giant hogweed plant was spotted in the county. The Calhoun County Public Health Department said Monday that the plant was found in Pennfield Township, and was removed from the site. The Battle Creek Enquirer reports the sap on the plant’s leaves, roots, flower heads, seeds and stem hairs can …

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Three Rivers Health Auxiliary awards scholarships

The Three Rivers Health Auxiliary has awarded four, $1,000.00 scholarships to local students pursuing degrees in the medical field. The Auxiliary raises funds for the scholarships through various raffles, sales and events as well as the snack bar and gift shop located at the hospital. The auxiliary has been awarding scholarships for more than 15 years and is excited to …

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Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan designates local physician practices as patient-centered medical homes

Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan has designated five Saint Joseph County practices as patient-centered medical homes for the 2015 program year – meaning they have particular qualities and processes that help improve health care quality and outcomes by maintaining a coordinated, team focus on their patients’ health and wellness. Designated practices include: · Colon Medical Clinic · Bharat M. …

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Single vehicle accident sends two to hospital

A medical condition is suspected as the reason an Indiana man drove his vehicle off the roadway and into a tree last week in Fabius Township. Sheriff’s deputies said Delmer Wireman, 34, of LaPorte, Ind., was driving west on M-60 near Youngs Prairie Road when he experienced a medical issue that caused him to lose consciousness. His van rolled onto …

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Erin Nowak

Three Rivers Health is pleased to announce that our outpatient occupational therapist, Erin Nowak, MS, OTR, has met her credentialing requirements and is now a Certified Hand Therapist. A Certified Hand Therapist (CHT) is an occupational therapist who has a minimum of five years clinical experience, including 4,000 hours or more in direct practice in hand therapy. In addition, the …

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