Category Archives: News Release


Marlette Regional Hospital Unveils New CT Scanner ~ Marlette Regional Hospital is excited to share important information about the new recently installed CT Scanner that delivers a perfect balance between confidence and patient comfort. This new system, the Aquilion Prime SP CT provides exceptional image quality while utilizing the lowest patient radiation dose.

The high-speed, low-dose, 80-slice diagnostic system uses Advanced Intelligent Clear-IQ Engine (AiCE), an innovative approach to CT reconstruction, using deep learning to distinguish true signal form noise to deliver sharp, clear and distinct images at speed. Trained using vast amount of high-quality image data, AiCE provides enhanced anatomical resolution across the whole-body including brain, lung, cardiac and musculoskeletal systems.

Marlette Regional Hospital’s highly qualified team of a board-certified radiologist and state-registered technologists operate the system with a touch-screen tablet on the CT device to stay close by during exam preparation to give the patient additional support. The Patient centric design also includes a wide, open and low to the ground device to put patients at ease during the exam. Marlette Regional Hospital’s Diagnostic Imaging manager Rebecca Vislosky, RT(R)(CT)(M), CNMT says, “providing exceptional care is our number 1 priority and with this new system we will be able to provide our patients with the lowest dose possible while maintaining high quality diagnostic imaging.”

CT screenings at Marlette Regional Hospital are performed in a private, comfortable environment and appointments are available Monday through Saturday. For more information or to schedule an appointment, please call 989-635-4360 or visit

Photo Caption: Rob Fields, PACS Administrator and the Diagnostic Imaging Department team at MRH are pleased to offer diagnostic services using the new Aquilion Prime SP CT that provides exceptional image quality while utilizing the lowest patient radiation dose.


Sweet Impressions Raise Funds for B.C.U.P.S. Program ~ The Marlette Regional Hospital (MRH) Foundation would like to thank and recognize Sweet Impressions Salon in Sandusky, MI for the recent donation of $650 to MRH’s B.C.U.P.S. program. B.C.U.P.S. provides free mammogram screenings to uninsured and underinsured patients, financial assistance for diagnostic testing services, and grant funding for breast cancer patients in our local communities. Melissa Brown, owner of Sweet Impressions said, “We want to raise awareness in the community and bring hope to our clients and their families that are facing breast cancer. Our commitment to our clients goes beyond the services we provide at Sweet Impressions.”

The B.C.U.P.S. program is in place to financially assist patients in acquiring important screening mammograms and diagnostic testing services such as a diagnostic mammogram, breast ultrasound, or an ultrasound-guided breast biopsy. For patients that have been diagnosed with breast cancer and are currently undergoing treatment, B.C.U.P.S. provides grant funding and applicants are eligible to reapply for funding every 6 months. Grant funding is available to residents of Sanilac, Tuscola, Lapeer, and Huron Counties based upon current program funding.

Patients that do not have health insurance coverage or those who are underinsured (limitations with coverage, large out-of-pocket deductible, younger than age criteria for screening, etc.) may qualify for screening and testing services through the B.C.U.P.S. program.

Marlette Regional Hospital extends its sincere thanks to Sweet Impressions for their generosity and support of local cancer prevention programs that help residents in our Thumb Area communities!

For more information about the B.C.U.P.S. program, please visit

Photo caption: Sweet Impressions staff presented check to Marlette Regional Hospital Foundation Manager Christina Medici with a $650 donation to the B.C.U.P.S. program. From Left to right; Nail tech Heather Taylor, stylist Alex Koehler, MRH Foundation and Marketing Manager Christina Medici, and Owner of Sweet Impressions Melissa Brown.


MRH Foundation Tree of Shining Love Honors Lotus Schultz ~ The Marlette Regional Hospital (MRH) Foundation will be celebrating the 33rd anniversary of the Tree of Shining Love (TSL) event this Christmas season. We are pleased to announce that this year’s TSL event will pay special tribute to our friend Lotus Schultz for her dedication and lifelong service to our rural hometown communities.

Lotus (Badgerow) Schultz was a Thumb Area resident all of her life. Being raised in the Croswell community gave her a strong foundation of faith, family, community and work ethic, these principles determined her future path.

Lotus received her Bachelor’s Degree in Nursing in 1953. This education directed her on a path where she could live out her passion of caring for patients, serving her community and raising a family.  She and her husband Ralph raised their children, established a successful business and made their home in the Marlette community. During this same period, Lotus worked at Marlette Community Hospital (MCH) as a registered nurse. Lotus enjoyed her career at MCH and was always looking for ways to make a difference. Her determination, wisdom, common-sense and generosity was well known. In 1983 she was invited to serve on the Board of Trustees of MCH where she served faithfully and impacted the direction of the hospital for twelve years.

In her later years, Lotus served as a dedicated volunteer, an advocate for good health habits and contributed to many worthy causes. She continued to be known for freely sharing her life lessons, faith and advice without reservation. Please join us this holiday season as we honor Lotus Schultz for her lasting impact on the community and our hospital.

The MRH Foundation’s Tree of Shining Love event invites the public to honor or memorialize the special people in their lives. Those honored and memorialized 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. This year’s event proceeds will benefit The Heartlands Community Center.

To support this year’s Tree of Shining Love event or for more information, please call the MRH Foundation at 989-635-4011 or visit

You can give on line : Please complete the online form and notate TSL2021 in the comment section.


Patient Testimonial – “Marlette Regional Hospital Saved My Life” ~ It’s no secret that Jon Keys feels passionate about his hometown hospital in Marlette. In time of frustration, confusion and shock, Jon knew no matter what kind of care he needed, he was in good hands and trusted Marlette Regional Hospital to bring him home to his family.

“When I was admitted late Sunday night, I could have been transferred anywhere, but I knew that I would not have received the same kind of care with the same kind of support that I have received from Marlette Regional Hospital. The wonderful nurses and doctors have gone above and beyond to make sure I feel right at home. If it wasn’t for the staff at Marlette Regional Hospital, I wouldn’t be alive today.”

Within a few days of Jon being admitted, he began to build his strength back to take on tasks that had never been challenging for him before. With the help from Dr. Golechha, the nursing staff and Therapy Services of MRH, Jon worked his way to becoming independent again.

“No one plans for something like this to happen. I knew changes needed to be made in my home in order for me to leave the hospital. I was able to sit down with Dr. Golechha and my family to establish a plan that worked best for everyone. The personalized care I received showed the staff genuinely supports me and my well-being.”

Jon knows of the challenges he may face moving forward but is feeling positive and thankful to be heading home. He feels assured that Marlette Regional Hospital is just minutes away, close to home, and ready to provide exceptional care when he needs it most.

Photos : After spending 29 days at MRH Jon is returning home. He has appreciated the support of family, friends and MRH staff who have become friends along the way! He could not say enough about his experience as he prepared to return home, “MRH saved my life!” Pictured Jon Keys.


Local Schools Partner to Support B.C.U.P.S. Program ~  Representatives of the 2021 Pink Out for Cancer Clash committee recently presented a check for $27,475 to the Marlette Regional Hospital (MRH) Breast Cancer Understanding, Prevention and Screenings (B.C.U.P.S) program following a successful rivalry football game fundraiser between Marlette and Brown City schools that took place this fall.

Proceeds from the event supported MRH’s B.C.U.P.S. program, which has provided free mammogram screenings to hundreds of Thumb Area residents, primarily for those that are uninsured or underinsured, and provides financial assistance for testing services like diagnostic mammograms, ultrasounds, and biopsies. The program also provides grant funding to Thumb Area patients that have been diagnosed with breast cancer.

MRH Foundation Manager Christina Medici commented, “We’d like to extend a big thank you to committee members, sponsors, volunteers, school representatives, and to all that assisted in making the event a success. We’re so thankful to have two communities come together to raise money for the B.C.U.P.S. program at Marlette Regional Hospital.”

Marlette Regional Hospital’s Foundation & Marketing Manager Christina Medici accepted the check on behalf of the hospital. Committee members pictured (left to right) Neil Kohler, Kasey Trudeau, Kendra Jickling, Sue Kraft, Steve Kohler, Christina Medici, Kelsey Jickling.

For more information about the B.C.U.P.S. program, please visit



Marlette Regional Hospital Awarded HFAP Accreditation ~  Marlette Regional Hospital was recently awarded accreditation by HFAP, the nation’s original independent, accreditation organization recognized by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS). Accreditation confirms that Marlette Regional Hospital is providing high quality care as determined by an independent, external process of evaluation.

We’re pleased to once again achieve this prestigious accreditation,” said Daniel Babcock, CEO of Marlette Regional Hospital. “Earning HFAP accreditation is a significant achievement that is only made possible by the high-quality work performed every day by our incredible, dedicated employees.  Our community can have great assurance that Marlette Regional Hospital will give them the very best care possible And Then Some!”

For more information about HFAP accreditation, please visit To learn more about Marlette Regional Hospital, please visit or call 989-635-4000.


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

You can give on line : Please complete the online form and notate TSL2021 in the comment section.


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.