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Retirement Celebration for Orthopedic Surgeon, Dr. Lawrence D. Holen ~ June 20th 1:30-3 P.M.

Marlette, MI ~ Orthopedic Surgeon, Dr. Lawrence D. Holen will be retiring from his practice on Wednesday, June 20, 2018. Dr. Holen has been a valued and respected member of Marlette Regional Hospital’s Medical Staff for over 13 years. He will be greatly missed by the hundreds of patients from the thumb area who benefited from his expertise; by his many colleagues who valued his skills; and by the employees of Marlette Regional Hospital who appreciated his kind demeanor and his sense of humor.

The public is invited to attend a Retirement Celebration in his honor on Wednesday, June 20th from 1:30 p.m. – 3 p.m. held in the Seton Cancer Institute Lobby at Marlette Regional Hospital, 2770 Main Street, Marlette, Michigan. Please join the staff, friends and family in wishing him all the best in his next adventure! Light Refreshments will be served.

MRH Heartbeat Annual Report Newsletter, Summer 2018

Heartbeat Annual Report Newsletter, Summer 2018 ~ Our Heartbeat newsletter is an annual publication that shares information about our hospital finances and services, Community Benefits report, Foundation outreach activities, new providers and services, noteworthy patient stories, and recognition of our philanthropic partners.

We hope you will enjoy this year’s edition!

Heartbeat Annual Report – Summer 2018

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Open House for New Family Nurse Practitioner on June 8th

Open House for New Family Nurse Practitioner on June 8th ~ Marlette Regional Hospital and the staff of Family HealthCare of Brown City invites you to join them for an open house and light refreshments on Friday, June 8th from 2 – 4 p.m. to welcome board certified family nurse practitioner Margaret Marth, MSN, FNP-BC to the medical staff team. Margaret has joined Dr. Daniel Kulick, physician assistant Kimberly Verellen, and the staff of Family HealthCare of Brown City located at 4472 Main Street in Brown City.

Margaret provides primary care medical services to patients of all ages. Her services include, but are not limited to, allergy injections, blood draws for testing, men’s and women’s health care, immunizations, minor surgical procedures, well child care, preventive acute and chronic care, sports, school, employment and insurance physical exams, and routine office laboratory testing.

Margaret is accepting new patients of all ages with same-day appointments available. For more information or to schedule an appointment, please call 810-346-2751. Visit and “Like” us on Facebook.

CMU Medical Students Partner with Providers in Sanilac & Lapeer Counties

CMU Medical Students Partner with Providers in Sanilac & Lapeer Counties ~ Medical students from Central Michigan University (CMU) College of Medicine (CMED) have begun their third year of study practicing in Sanilac and Lapeer Counties as a result of a partnership with McKenzie Health System and Marlette Regional Hospital, affiliates of United Healthcare Partners. CMED has a strong desire to provide a sustainable supply of highly-trained physicians to underserved regions of Michigan and the Midwest.

On July 3rd, McKenzie Health System and Marlette Regional Hospital will warmly welcome four CMU medical students to their facilities and communities. These students will work in partnership with clinical physicians and staff as part of a six-month program called the Comprehensive Community Clerkship (CCC) that aims to expand upon their previous two years of classroom studies. Marlette and McKenzie are two of many CCC sites in the state working in partnership with CMED, and this is their fourth year hosting students.

At Marlette Regional Hospital, Antonela Muca of Warren, MI will work in partnership with Dr. Jabir Akhtar in Marlette serving patients’ family health care needs. Antonela completed her undergraduate studies at Wayne State University and earned a degree in biology. Her interests include reading, running, volleyball, watching movies and spending time with family.

Additionally, Marlette Regional Hospital will welcome Brandon Govan of Royal Oak, MI to work in partnership with Dr. William Starbird in North Branch serving patients’ family health care needs. Brandon completed his undergraduate studies at Grand Valley State University and earned a degree in biomedical sciences. His interests include working out, reading, outdoor activities and motorcycles.

At McKenzie Health System, Mason Geno of Essexville, MI will work in partnership with Dr. Mark English in Port Sanilac serving patients’ family health care needs. Mason completed his undergraduate studies at Oakland University and earned a degree in biomedical sciences. His interests include reading, video and board games, exercising and skiing.

McKenzie Health System will also welcome Adam Sobilo of Rochester Hills, MI to work in partnership with Dr. Mark English in Port Sanilac serving patients’ family health care needs. Adam completed his undergraduate studies at the University of Michigan and earned a degree in biophysics. His interests include automobiles, martial arts, cooking, exercising and playing piano.

These students will work in partnership with McKenzie Health System and Marlette Regional Hospital through November 2018.

Please join us in welcoming these students to our communities!

MRH Welcomes New Nurse Practitioner to Brown City Practice

MRH Welcomes New Nurse Practitioner to Brown City Practice ~ Marlette Regional Hospital (MRH) welcomes the addition of board certified family nurse practitioner Margaret Marth, MSN, FNP-BC to the medical staff. Margaret has joined Dr. Daniel Kulick, physician assistant Kimberly Verellen, and the staff of Family HealthCare of Brown City.

Margaret received her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Wayne State University of Detroit, MI and received her advanced nurse practitioner certification from Maryville University of St. Louis, MO. Margaret has been in the healthcare field for nearly 30 years. She began her career working as a paramedic, then transitioned to a medical assistant, phlebotomist, nurse tech, registered nurse and, most recently, a family nurse practitioner.

Margaret shares, “I love practicing medicine in rural settings because patients are genuine and grateful. My patients would say that I am down to earth and straight forward in my care approach. I work to educate and motivate my patients so they can take control of their health and wellbeing.”
Margaret provides primary care medical services to patients of all ages. Her services include, but are not limited to, allergy injections, blood draws for testing, men’s and women’s health care, immunizations, minor surgical procedures, well child care, preventive acute and chronic care, sports, school, employment and insurance physical exams, and routine office laboratory testing.

New patients are currently being accepted at Family HealthCare of Brown City with same-day appointments available. For more information or to schedule an appointment, please call 810-346-2751. Visit us online at www.marletteregionalhospital.org or “Like” us on Facebook.

Photo: Margaret Marth, MSN, FNP-BC is now serving patients in Brown City.

Marlette Regional Hospital Laboratory Receives CAP Accreditation

Marlette Regional Hospital Laboratory Receives CAP Accreditation ~ Marlette Regional Hospital’s (MRH) laboratory has been awarded accreditation by the Accreditation Committee of the College of American Pathologists (CAP), based on the results of a recent on-site inspection of the laboratory and cardiopulmonary departments.

The laboratory’s medical director, John C. Liao, M.D., was advised of this national recognition and congratulated for the excellence of the services being provided. The laboratory at MRH is one of more than 7,700 CAP-accredited laboratories worldwide.

During the CAP accreditation process, inspectors examine the laboratory’s records and quality control of procedures for the preceding two years. CAP inspectors also examine laboratory staff qualifications, as well as the laboratory’s equipment, facilities, safety program and record, in addition to the overall management of the laboratory. This stringent inspection program is designed to specifically ensure the highest standard of care for all laboratory patients.

CAP is the worldwide leader in laboratory quality assurance. The College advocates accountable, high-quality and cost-effective patient care.

Please join Marlette Regional Hospital in congratulating Dr. Liao, Laboratory Manager Linda Bush, MT, Cardiopulmonary Manager Katrina Pandrea–Moorehead, and all of their department staff for their exceptional efforts in assuring high–quality laboratory services for patients throughout the Thumb Region!

More information about CAP can be found at www.cap.org. or call 989-635-4000.

Photo Caption: Pictured above is staff from Marlette Regional Hospital’s laboratory and cardiopulmonary departments.

Diabetes Education Refresher Class Offered June 6th

Diabetes Education Refresher Class Offered ~ The Diabetes Self-Management Training (DSMT) program of Marlette Regional Hospital and McKenzie Health System, as affiliates of United Healthcare Partners, invites Thumb Area residents living with diabetes to take advantage of an educational opportunity that can assist them in managing their condition and overall health.

The Diabetes Self-Management Essentials 201 Course is a new, 2½ hour refresher class that is taught by a registered nurse, certified diabetes educator, and registered dietitian. This refresher class is intended for diabetic patients that have completed 10 hours of DSMT education. Course topics will include healthy eating for weight loss, medication and insulin use, evaluating blood glucose results, and much more!

Classes are scheduled for June 6th from 6 – 8:30 p.m. and September 12th from 9:30 a.m. – 12 p.m. This event will be hosted at the MRH East Campus in Marlette, located at 2861 Main Street. A guest is welcome to attend with participants and refreshments will be provided. Please register in advance as limited seating is available.

The cost associated with DSMT programs and refresher classes are covered by most insurance companies, but co-pays and deductibles may apply. Attendees should call their insurance company to verify coverage for education. A referral by a primary care provider is required to attend this class.

Please contact the diabetes education office at 989-635-4348 for more information or to RSVP. For more information about Marlette Regional Hospital, please visit www.marletteregionalhospital.org. For more information about McKenzie Health System, please visit www.mckenziehealth.org.

McKenzie Health System and Marlette Regional Hospital Offer DOT Physicals

McKenzie Health System and Marlette Regional Hospital Offer DOT Physicals ~ Does your job require you to have a Department of Transportation physical, also known as a DOT physical? Marlette Regional Hospital and McKenzie Health System, as affiliates of United Healthcare Partners, are pleased to provide DOT physicals in 6 convenient locations to serve you.

A DOT physical is completed by a certified medical examiner and a DOT medical card is good for 2 years. To ensure that your DOT appointment goes smoothly, be sure to take your prescribed medications as usual; wear loose fitting clothing for your physical exam; and be prepared to give a small urine sample that checks for underlying health conditions. Some employers may also request a urine sample for drug and alcohol screening.

If you have vision or hearing problems, be sure to bring your eyeglasses, contacts or hearing aids with you, as well as a complete list of any medications you are taking. If you have diabetes, be sure to bring your blood sugar logs and recent A1C lab results with you to your appointment. Drivers with heart-related issues should bring a letter from their cardiologist that outlines their medical history and current medications, and indicates that they are safe to work.

DOT physicals are offered in Brown City, Croswell, Peck, Port Sanilac, Marlette and Sandusky. To schedule an appointment in Brown City or Marlette, please call 989-635-1861. To schedule an appointment in Croswell, Peck, Port Sanilac or Sandusky, please call 810-648-6161.

5th Annual Dr. Michael Ogboh Memorial 5K Walk/Run Slated for June 9th

5th Annual Dr. Michael Ogboh Memorial 5K Walk/Run Slated for June 9th ~ In a continued effort to celebrate the life of Dr. Michael Ogboh and continue his legacy in the community, the fifth annual Dr. Michael Ogboh Memorial 5K Walk/Run is scheduled to take place on Saturday, June 9, 2018 in Brown City, MI.

Dr. Ogboh was a highly respected and humble man that worked for the betterment of others. After joining Marlette Regional Hospital in the early ‘90s as a family medicine physician, Dr. Ogboh planted his roots and committed the remainder of his lifetime to the people of the Thumb Area communities. Dr. Ogboh is remembered for his compassion and his dedication. He was a doctor who cared for his family, his hospital family, his patients, and the people of our communities. He lived to help people, and that is how he is remembered today.

We invite you, your friends, and family to participate in this year’s event. Your continued support and participation ensures the success of this community event and the services that are provided by United Hospice Service of Marlette Regional Hospital.

The entry fee is $25 and sponsorship opportunities are available. Pre-registered participants will receive an event tee shirt if registered by May 28, 2018.
For more information, please call Jenna Muxlow at 989-635-4111. See you at the starting line!

Hospice Offers Summer Craft Night June 14th

Hospice Offers Summer Craft Night ~ Now that the weather has finally broke and sunshine is in the extended forecast, the staff of United Hospice Service of Marlette Regional Hospital invites you to attend an upcoming craft night to help dress up your front door. Proceeds benefit the hospice program and the patients they have the privilege to serve.

The theme of the craft night is to make a large wooden sign measuring approximately 4’x8” that can be imprinted with “Welcome,” “Home Sweet Home,” “America,” etc. All supplies will be provided. This event is scheduled for Thursday, June 14th beginning at 6:30 p.m. at the MRH East Campus located at 2861 Main Street in Marlette. The cost to participants is $20 per person and pre-registration is required.

Space is limited. To register, please contact United Hospice Service at 800-635-7490 and ask for Madelyn. For more information about upcoming events, please visit www.marletteunitedhospice.org or “Like” us on Facebook.