Category Archives: News Release


MRH Foundation Celebrates Tree of Shining Love 33rd Anniversary ~ The Marlette Regional Hospital (MRH) Foundation will be celebrating the 33rd anniversary of the Tree of Shining Love event this Christmas season and invites the public to participate. This popular annual heartwarming event provides a unique opportunity for you to pay tribute in honor or in memory of the special people in your life while supporting area healthcare and community services.

This year’s event proceeds will benefit the Community Center project at The Heartlands building complex in Marlette. This needed area resource is scheduled for completion in the summer of 2022 and will be available for public use by appointment. This 4,596 square foot building will offer a warm and friendly country style design and will include: large meeting/dining room area seating up to 100 people*, kitchenette*, media room, gym/exercise room, bathrooms*, exam/office rooms, and an outside dining area. (*indicate areas supported) It will bring family, friends and community together to build relationships, promote healthy living and productive lifestyles.

In addition to those honored and lovingly remembered by the general public, this year’s Tree of Shining Love event and ceremony will pay special tribute to honor and remember Lotus Schultz for her extraordinary impact on the community and our hospital.

The public is invited to join in our celebration by honoring or memorializing the special people in their lives by submitting a tribute form with a donation. All of these names will be recognized in a special presentation at the Tree of Shining Love Ceremony on Sunday, December 5, 2021 and in local forms of media during the holiday season.

To support this year’s Tree of Shining Love event or to request more information please call the MRH Foundation at 989-635-4011, email TSL tribute and sponsor forms can be downloaded by visiting the MRH Website Event Calendar page

2021 TSL form links for download below :

TSL Tribute Form_Brochure_2021

TSL Sponsor Form_2021


United Hospice Service Replaces Fall Luncheon With Online Memorial & Auction ~ In an effort to do our part in protecting the public health from COVID-19, United Hospice Service of Marlette Regional Hospital is replacing the annual Hospice Luncheon again this year with a virtual Online Memorial & Auction on November 6, 2021 from 2 p.m. – 8 p.m.

The annual luncheon brought many friends and new acquaintances together and has served as a large fundraiser for the hospice program and the patients they have the privilege to serve. We hope the community will continue to show their support of the hospice program by joining in the fun of bidding on many unique prizes.

The public and area businesses are invited to participate by sponsoring the event in memory of someone special and/or by participating in the online auction as a bidder. Various sponsorship opportunities are available ranging from $50 – $250. Hospice is also accepting in-kind donations of home-made crafts, special interest items, baskets, and prizes for the auction that can be dropped off or picked up upon request. The sponsorship forms can be downloaded by visiting the MRH Website Event Calendar page

To participate as a bidder, visit the United Hospice Service Facebook page, “Like” the page, and “Join” the Online Memorial & Auction event page.

For more information, please visit the United Hospice Facebook page, email or call 800-635-7490.


MRH Heartbeat Annual Report, Fall 2021 ~  Our Heartbeat newsletter is an annual publication that shares information about our hospital finances and services, Community Benefits report, Foundation outreach activities, services, and a sneak peek of what’s coming soon! We hope you will enjoy this year’s edition!
Click on the following link to open the publications, turn pages and enlarge images/print size for reading and viewing.


MRH Foundation Celebrates Successful Golf Fundraiser ~ The Marlette Regional Hospital Foundation’s thirteenth annual Driving for Health golf event on September 9th was another extraordinary record-setting event. The golfers were able to enjoy some cooler weather in the morning and warmer temperatures in the afternoon. Most would say it was a perfect day for golf!

The Marlette Regional Hospital Foundation’s Golf Committee and a very dedicated group of volunteers worked diligently all year long to plan and execute this annual event with a goal to closely match last year’s record-setting event. Thanks to their hard work, along with the support received from 38 golf teams, 75 generous business sponsors and 37 in-kind donors, this year’s event was the highest in proceeds raised netting over $44,886.75 for The Heartlands Community Center.

The day’s festivities were enjoyed by all with various contests and games played on the course, but the ultimate challenge was to win first place for the men’s team, women’s team, or mixed division. Winning teams were awarded Yeti tumblers, MRH camp chairs, and golf certificate prize packages:

  • Leibler Insurance Agency took first place for the men’s division with a score of 52. Winners Jeff Liebler, John Liebler, Jason Hollenbeck, and Nate Hollenbeck.
  • Tri-County Bank and Leibler Insurance Agency took first place for the women’s division with a score of 67. Heartlands Executive Director, Jenna Muxlow awarded team members Sheryl Cribbins, Cathy Lorenzen, Kendra Jickling, and Meredith Lyons.
  • Sandusky Auto Sales took first place for the mixed division with a score of 63. Team members Rich Degelbeck, Jr., Dana Gonzalez, Ken Stevens, and Holly Stevens.

COVID-19 precautions were taken again this year, with facemasks and hand sanitizer available to all golfers and contact safety measures for various contests, games, and raffles. The Marlette Regional Hospital Foundation expresses sincere thanks to all of the golfers, sponsors, in-kind donors, and our volunteers who supported and made this year’s event a roaring success.

To view photos from this year’s event, check out Marlette Regional Hospital’s Facebook page at

Pictured Above: The winner of the women’s division for the Marlette Regional Hospital Foundation’s Driving for Health Golf Scramble was Tri-County Bank/Liebler Agency.


Hog Town Inc. Donations to Local Hospice Exceed $196K ~ Following the 16th annual Hog Town —a major fundraising event sponsored by Hog Town Inc. of Melvin, Michigan—members of Hog Town Inc. presented United Hospice Service (UHS) of Marlette Regional Hospital with a donation of $11,000!

Each year, this annual fundraiser attracts participation from serious and casual motorcyclists throughout the state of Michigan because it supports a very worthy cause. Thanks to beautiful weather for this year’s run, 304 bikes and over 500 riders supported the run. Including this year’s donation, Hog Town Inc. has contributed over $196,000 to the Hospice Program! These funds are used to assist United Hospice Service in providing care to terminally-ill patients and their families. United Hospice is a non-profit hospice that serves Sanilac, Lapeer, Huron, Tuscola, and St. Clair counties.

United Hospice Service expresses their sincere thanks to this dedicated, community-minded group for their unwavering support and generosity year after year to the hospice program.

For more information, please contact United Hospice Service at 800-635-7490 or visit


United Hospice Service (UHS) expresses their sincere thanks to Knights of Columbus in North Branch for the donation of $1,000. UHS is grateful for organizations like Knights of Columbus who continue to support the hospice program.
This generous gift from Knights of Columbus has a greater impact knowing the donation will provide resources to give the best care possible to families and patients in the community.
For more information, please contact United Hospice Service at 800-635-7490 or visit
Photo: Wilson Almand presents United Hospice Service Director Shelli Greschaw, RN, BSN and with a check for $1,000.


MRH Welcomes New Hospitalist Provider: Clayton House, RN, DNP, FNP-BC ~ Marlette Regional Hospital is pleased to share with you that Clayton House, RN, DNP, FNP-BC is re-joining the MRH Family as a role in the hospitalist program working alongside Dr. Golechha in the hospitalist program.

Clayton received his advanced education from the University of Michigan- Flint. No stranger to the Thumb Region, Clayton was a 2001 graduate of North Branch High School. Clayton says, “I am happy to be back in the heart of the thumb treating patients as if they were my own family.” Before pursuing his nurse practitioner certification, Clayton worked in Acute Care as a RN at MRH.

Clayton is excited to be serving the community and work collaboratively with professionals at MRH.

For more information please call 989-635-4000 . To learn more about MRH visit and “Like” us on Facebook.

Clayton House, RN, DNP, FNP-BC.  Photo Credit: Scott’s Studio


Mark Your Calendar for the Pink Out for Cancer Clash on September 17th   ~ The long-standing rivalry among athletes of Marlette and Brown City schools will surely continue into the 2021-22 academic year as their varsity football teams face off on Friday, September 17th in Brown City. The Pink Out for Cancer Clash is the name of the game and its purpose is to raise awareness about cancer.

The Pink Out for Cancer Clash event pays tribute to victims and survivors of cancer and raises money to support local individuals through the Breast Cancer Understanding, Prevention, and Screening (B.C.U.P.S.) program at Marlette Regional Hospital.

B.C.U.P.S. is in place to financially assist patients in acquiring important screening mammograms and diagnostic testing services. For Thumb Area patients that have been diagnosed with breast cancer and are undergoing treatment, B.C.U.P.S. provides grant funding and patients are eligible to reapply every 6 months.

A group of exceptional community volunteers and school representatives from both communities have worked collaboratively with the Marlette Regional Hospital (MRH) Foundation over the past few months to coordinate this biannual event. Area residents can support this event by purchasing a Pink Out for Cancer tee shirt for $15 that also serves as their ticket into the game. Tee shirts will be available for purchase a few weeks before the game at Marlette Regional Hospital, Kohler Oil & Propane, Tri-County Bank (Marlette and Brown City), Marlette Community Schools, and Brown City Community Schools.

The game is scheduled to kick off at 7 p.m. on Friday, September 17th at the Brown City football field. A tailgate will commence just prior to the game starting around 5 p.m. catered by Brower Farms.

   Photo: 2019 Pink Out Event

For more information about this event or sponsorship opportunities, please contact Kasey at Kohler Oil & Propane at 810-346-2820, Kendra at Tri-County Bank at 989-635-3320, or contact Christina at Marlette Regional Hospital at 989-635-4012.


Dillinger Ride Supports United Hospice Service ~ Port Hope, MI- The annual Dillinger Ride held at the Inn Between Saloon in Lewisville and sponsored by Abate Region 7, raised $200 to support United Hospice Service (UHS) of Marlette Regional Hospital. This annual fundraiser took place on Saturday, May 29th.

The event was established eighteen years ago as a memorial tribute to the life of Jim (Dillinger) Friedland. Since Jim was a patient of hospice, his parents Willet and Joyce Friedland, along with family, friends and the saloon, decided to honor him by helping to support other patients and families receiving hospice care. The continued support and annual donations raised through the Dillinger Ride help to ensure that the best hospice care is available to patients and their families throughout the Thumb region.

The Dillinger Ride is held each year on the Saturday before Memorial Day at the Inn Between Saloon in Port Hope. For more information about United Hospice Service, please call 800-635-7490 or visit

Photo: Motorcycle enthusiasts from near and far gathered at The Inn Between Saloon in Port Hope, MI for the annual Dillinger Ride on May 29th. Pictured above, Tim Polk (left) presented United Hospice Service representative Shelli Greschaw (right) with a donation for the United Hospice program.


Open House Hosted for New Family Nurse Practitioner – Marlette Regional Hospital hosted an open house on Wednesday July 14th for Nurse Practitioner Elizabeth Mavis, MSN, FNP-BC to welcome her to the medical staff team at Marlette Regional Hospital.

Liz has been working in partnership with Lillian Marzouq, MD, and the staff of Marlette Family HealthCare serving patients’ healthcare since January, 2021.

Liz is passionate about serving her local community and developing a positive patient-provider experience with her patients, and their families, to improve their health and wellbeing. Liz’s services include, but are not limited to, care of acute illnesses, chronic disease management, preventative health care, well-child care, adolescent care, and men’s and women’s health care.

New patients are currently being accepted at Marlette Family HealthCare with same-day appointments available. For more information or to schedule an appointment, please call 989-635-4614.

Caption: Nurse Practitioner Elizabeth Mavis , MSN, FNP-BC (left) with Marlette Family HealthCare staff