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Three Rivers Health Foundation begins fundraising campaign

The Three Rivers Health Foundation announced its 2019 fundraising campaign. Hospital officials said the drive will target the purchase of two pieces of medical equipment in support of helping to advance Three Rivers Health – inclusive of a laparoscopic piece for surgeries and an echo cardio ultrasound system. David Casterline, Executive Director of the Three Rivers Health Foundation, points out …

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TR Health Auxiliary announces scholarship winners

Five area students are each getting a boost from the Three Rivers Health Auxiliary team. The medical scholarships, which are $1,000 each, were announced in a press release on Thursday. Being selected for the scholarships were Keri Doutlick and Tessa Hawkins of Glen Oaks Community College; Carley Morrill of Western Michigan University; Maegan Saunders of Grand Valley State University and …

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Three Rivers Health selects American Physician Partners for Emergency Department

Three Rivers Health has selected American Physician Partners (APP) to enhance the already high level of care it provides to the more than 20,000 patients who visit its Emergency Department annually. APP is one of the nation’s leading providers of emergency department management services to community hospitals nationwide, and they have a strong presence throughout Michigan. “In searching for the …

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TR Health CEO recognized by health care publication

Three Rivers Health is pleased to announce that Dave Shannon was recognized by Becker’s Healthcare as one of 60 rural hospital CEOs to know in 2019. Becker’s Hospital Review is a monthly publication that offers business and legal news and analysis related to hospitals and health systems. The CEOs featured on this list have overcome challenges associated with operating healthcare …

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Three Rivers Health will host orthopedic seminar

Three Rivers Health has announced that Dr. Orlando Landrum will host a free seminar in which he will present revolutionary Interventional Orthopedic treatments at the medical facility. The seminar begins at 11 a.m. Saturday and will be staged in the St. Joseph and Portage River conference rooms. Advances in the use of orthobiologics make invasive orthopedic surgeries unnecessary for many …

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Three Rivers Health selects Employee of the Year

Three Rivers Health employees have selected registered nurse Diane Hawkins as 2018 “Employee of the Year.” Hawkins was honored last week at the “Three Rivers Health Employee Gala” at Pine View Golf Club. She has been with Three Rivers Health since 1990 and currently works as a registered nurse in the Perioperative Department. She was described by her peers as …

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Three Rivers Health notified of data security incident

Three Rivers Health was recently notified of a data security incident involving Wolverine Solutions Group, a subcontractor to a vendor the hospital uses for patient billing services. The incident did not involve Three Rivers Health’s electronic medical records or other information systems. Wolverine Solutions Group is handling the matter directly and is in the process of notifying potentially affected individuals …

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Hospital CEO terminated in Sturgis

Sturgis Hospital has fired Rob LaBarge, its president and CEO. Little information is available about the situation other than the action took place during the hospital board’s monthly meeting Monday. Longtime hospital administrator John Mayer will replace LaBarge in an interim capacity until a permanent replacement can be found. LaBarge has been under scrutiny after the hospital announced in late …

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Cracker Barrel near Kalamazoo closing because of salmonella

A Cracker Barrel restaurant in southwestern Michigan will not reopen after a problem with salmonella. The Kalamazoo County health department says it was told about the closing last week. The agency says private tests revealed significant contamination at the Kalamazoo-area restaurant. Results from state tests are expected this week. The restaurant had reopened after closing in June due to health-code …

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Financial woes continue at Sturgis Hospital

Sturgis Hospital CEO Rob LaBarge announced Thursday that 60 positions will be eliminated starting Monday due to financial struggles the hospital has experienced the past 18 months. A reorganization plan to be implemented next week includes the closing of the hospital’s obstetric services, its Oncology Treatment Center and the discontinuation of hospice services. There will also be a reduction of …

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