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Access to telemedicine for Three Rivers Health patients

Three Rivers Health has announced its affiliation with the St. John Providence Health System, Borgess Medical Center and St. Mary’s of Michigan Telemedicine network. The affiliation means patients of Three Rivers Health will have direct access to a telemedicine network of neuroscience specialists by calling one phone number any time day or night. Staff at Three Rivers Health will then be …

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Three Rivers Health ahead of budget

The Three Rivers Health Authority Board of Trustees reported income is more than $166,000 ahead of budget and more than $1.2 million ahead of last year, board members indicated during their August meeting. CEO Bill Russell said Three Rivers Health is on firm ground financially thanks to the dedication to service, excellence and care. In an unrelated matter, the board …

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THREE RIVERS HEALTH BOARD REPORTS FIRM FINANCIAL FOOTING

At its August board meeting,Three Rivers Health Authority Board of Trustees reported income is $166,338 ahead of budget and $1,275,000 ahead of last year. “We are on firm ground financially thanks to the dedication to service, excellence and care everyone has maintained – from our senior staff, employees and the board,” said Chief Executive Officer, William Russell. The board then announced a …

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THREE RIVERS HEALTH PATIENTS NOW HAVE IMMEDIATE ACCESS TO ADVANCED NEUROLOGICAL CARE FOR STROKE TREATMENT

Three Rivers Health is pleased to announce our affiliation with the St. John Providence Health System (SJPHS), Borgess Medical Center and St. Mary’s of Michigan Telemedicine network. This affiliation means that patients of Three Rivers Health will how have direct access to a telemedicine network of neuroscience specialists. By calling one phone number, any time day or night, staff at …

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Glen Oaks to offer two Nurse Aide training programs this fall

Glen Oaks Community College will be offering two Nurse Aide Training programs beginning this fall. “There are numerous positions available in the county for certified nurse aides,” said Dr. David Devier, Glen Oaks president. “We are trying to help meet the need by offering this course on days and times that include weekends to try to help students better fit …

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Three Rivers Health announces Employees of the Quarter

Three Rivers Health is pleased to announce Valerie Ferguson, Direct Patient Care, and Annette Curtis, Support Staff, for being selected as our Employees of the Quarter for the second quarter of 2015. Valerie is a Charge Nurse in the OR and has been with Three Rivers Health since 1997. Valerie was nominated because she is a great communication and leadership …

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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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