Category Archives: News Release

Vascular Surgeon Opens Clinic in Marlette

Vascular Surgeon Opens Clinic in Marlette ~Marlette Regional Hospital is pleased to share that a new vascular surgeon specialist will be seeing patients through the Specialty HealthCare Services office at Marlette Regional Hospital.This vascular surgeon has scheduled clinic days by appointment on Mondays in Suite 5 of the MRH Medical Office Building.

This specialist performs minimally invasive endovascular and traditional open procedures for all vascular conditions using the latest techniques and most effective, least invasive therapies. Common conditions treated include but are not limited to peripheral vascular disease, deep vein thrombosis, abdominal and thoracic aortic aneurysms, carotid disease, non-healing lower extremity wounds, and varicose and spider veins. For more information about his services, please visit

Specialty HealthCare Services of Marlette Regional Hospital is located within the main hospital campus in the Medical Office Building. To schedule an appointment, please call 989-254-6427.

For more information about family healthcare physicians and medical specialists associated with MRH, please visit or call 989-635-4344.

Marlette Regional Hospital Staff Go Above & Beyond for Patients

Marlette Regional Hospital Staff Go Above & Beyond for Patients ~ Each day, Marlette Regional Hospital marvels at the wonderful care our employees provide to our patients and residents, especially the unexpected, extra things our employees do to provide excellent customer service to those we serve.

“And Then Some” is a program at Marlette Regional Hospital designed to recognize employees who commit to exceeding the expectations of those we serve. Employees are nominated by their coworkers and winners are selected each month for recognition and a monetary appreciation gift. Here are some recent recognitions…

We had a patient in our Hospice Residence that only liked drinking tea or Kool-Aid. When our hospice social worker John Carlson learned about this patient’s preference, John took it upon himself to purchase 10 containers of cherry flavored Kool Aid along with canisters out of his own pocket for the patient to enjoy. This is a great example of going above and beyond for our patients!

Our acute nursing team had the privilege to care for patients over this past Christmas holiday. Recognizing that hospitalization over any holiday is an unfortunate circumstance, nurse Marebeth Miles of our acute care team purchased presents for all of our patients with her own resources. Each patient received a fleece blanket and coffee mug. Her coworkers and patients alike were amazed at her thoughtfulness and generosity. This is another great example of kindness and exceeding the expectations of the patients we have the privilege to serve!

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$30 Adult Heart Screenings Offered in April

$30 Adult Heart Screenings Offered in April ~ In partnership with Vascular Health Clinics, Marlette Regional is offering a limited number of $30 adult heart screenings for adults in April. The screenings will be performed by Marlette Regional Hospital’s cardiopulmonary team by appointment at Marlette Regional Hospital.

This special program offers an in-depth, noninvasive heart screening to identify health risks and includes a blood pressure check, electrocardiogram (EKG), echocardiogram (ECHO), carotid intima-media thickness (CIMT), and cholesterol screening. All results will be interpreted by a board certified cardiologist and will be reviewed with patients at the conclusion of their appointment.

Patients must schedule an appointment to participate by calling 989-635-4360, and scheduling will be open the week of February 25. Screenings will be offered from 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. on April 4, April 11, April 18, and April 25.

Appointments are limited and intended for individuals who have not participated in the past.
For more information, please call 989-635-4360.

MRH Offers Monthly Low Cost Preventive Health Screenings

MRH Offers Monthly Low Cost Preventive Health Screenings ~

Preventive health screenings and monitoring is one of the best things you can do to stay healthy and ward off chronic diseases such as diabetes, heart disease, and cancer. Unfortunately, due to limitations in health coverage, lack of coverage, or high copays and deductibles, many people choose not to monitor their health due to these financial constraints.

Marlette Regional Hospital’s mission is to continuously improve the quality of health in the communities we serve, and are pleased to offer our Thumb Area communities affordable health screenings. On the first Monday of every month beginning March 4, Marlette Regional Hospital will offer reduced rate health screenings including Achilles bone density, basic metabolic panel, complete blood count, glucose, HbA1c, lipid profile, liver panel, potassium, prostate-specific antigen (PSA), microalbumin, spirometry, thyroid stimulating hormone (TSH), and vitamin D. These “Know Your Numbers” discounted screening rates are only eligible on the screening date by cash pay only. All lab screenings are offered on a walk-in basis.

Patients should arrive to Marlette Regional Hospital between 7 a.m. – 5 p.m. on the first Monday of the month and ask for a “Know Your Numbers” screening form at the MRH front desk located in the hospital’s Main Lobby.
For more information, please call 989-635-4000.



YOU can make a BIG difference and enjoy the satisfaction of playing an important part in the progress at Marlette Regional Hospital and enhancing local healthcare services.

Friends of MRH members enjoy the gratification of participating in projects that benefit their family members, friends, neighbors, rural residents and area travelers as well.

Over the years, the generosity of the Friends of MRH members has helped to update many areas within our community’s hospital.

You may be asking yourself why we need donations from the community.

Community hospitals like ours are independently owned, non-profit organizations. Revenue received from services cover operational costs (i.e. overhead, salaries/benefits, emergent repairs, utilities, etc.) and do not provide funding for updates and improvements. You have probably seen other rural hospitals that are showing their age because of this dilemma.

The Friends of MRH played an important role in keeping our community hospital ahead of the curve by making steady improvements. These interior renovations have included the Hannah D. Wolfe Retirement Residence, Emergency Room, Long-Term Care, Acute Care Unit, Diagnostic Imaging, and Hospice Residence. Last year’s fundraising cause—Acute Care/Swing Bed Unit —will begin renovation this coming March 2019.

Please consider joining the Friends of MRH membership and supporting our current First Impressions Exterior Upgrade Project. It will address needed and overdue updates to our exterior landscape and signage at our hospital and our rural healthcare clinics in an effort to reflect the quality services and improvements we have made on the inside.

Please review the attached form for more details. A downloadable form is available at Friends of MRH Membership Form
For more information and past projects completed with the help of our Friends of MRH members, please visit

Coaches’ Sports Summit

Coaches’ Sports Summit, Monday, March 18th ~ 6:30-8:30 p.m. at Brown City High School ~ Calling all Thumb Area coaches! Register today for the 2019 Coaches Sports Summit event hosted by the Marlette Regional Hospital Foundation on Monday, March 18th from 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. at Brown City High School, 4400 2nd Street, Brown City, MI.

This educational event is designed to assist area coaches, assistant coaches, trainers, and athletic directors in training and sustaining healthy athletes. The event will feature keynote speakers and interactive educational presentations will be provided by medical and training professionals. A light dinner “on the go” will be provided to attendees.

This event is free to attend and is open to all Thumb Area schools. Reservations to attend this event are required. To register, call the Marlette Regional Hospital Foundation office at 989-635-4011, email, or visit by Friday, March 15th.

Adult Diabetes Self-Management Classes

Adult Diabetes Self-Management Classes “Diabetes and Your Heart Health” February 13th 1 p.m. to 3:30 p.m., MRH East Campus.

This class is intended for diabetic patients that have completed 10 hours of DSMT education. This class will be taught by a registered nurse, certified diabetes educator, and registered dietitian. The cost associated with DSMT programs and classes is 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, to RSVP, or for referral assistance. A guest is welcome to attend with participants. Adult Diabetes Self-Management Classes “Diabetes and Your Heart Health”

Marlette Blood Drive

American Red Cross Blood Drive–Thursday, February 21st 2019 ~ Noon to 5:45 p.m. at St. Elizabeth Church Parish Hall, Marlette.

Give Blood and Save Lives on February 21st.

Did you know that with just one donation of blood you could save a life, potentially up to three lives? There are four types of transfusable products that can be derived from blood: red cells, platelets, plasma, and cryoprecipitate. Typically, two or three of these are produced from one pint of donated blood—hence why each donation can help save up to three lives. If you are a healthy adult and are willing to help the millions of patients that will need a blood transfusion this year, visit the American Red Cross blood drive on Thursday, February 21st from 12 Noon – 5:45 p.m. at the St. Elizabeth Catholic Parish Hall in Marlette. Walk-ins are welcome, but appointment times can be scheduled. Please log onto, sponsor code: MarletteHospital or call 1-800-RED-CROSS. This blood drive is sponsored by the Marlette Hospital Auxiliary.

Ladies Night – Benefits UHS

Ladies Night, February 21st 2019, 5-8:00 p.m. at the Masonic Hall, Marlette. Ladies over 21 years old are invited to a relaxing pampering evening that includes: soft music, massages, facials, wax station, stretching, tasty snacks and wine. The cost is $30 per person. Space is limited so reserve spots for you and a friend soon.

Call Madelyn Huffman at 989.635.2109 for more information. Proceeds benefit United Hospice Service of MRH.

CMU Medical Student Partners with MRH Provider in Lapeer County

CMU Medical Student Partners with MRH Provider in Lapeer County ~ On January 14th, Marlette Regional Hospital will warmly welcome a third-year Central Michigan University (CMU) College of Medicine (CMED) student to their facility and our Thumb Area communities.

This student 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. CMED has a strong desire to provide a sustainable supply of highly-trained physicians to underserved regions of Michigan and the Midwest, and this is Marlette’s fifth year hosting students.

Amy Musial of Birch Run, MI will work in partnership with Dr. William Starbird in North Branch serving patients’ family health care needs. Amy completed her undergraduate studies at Ferris State University and earned a degree in biology/pre-medicine. Her interests include running, hiking, playing with her cat, painting, and ceramics.

“Our partnership with CMED has given us tremendous opportunities to showcase our hospital, healthcare clinics, and other services to future physicians of our area. We are excited to welcome Amy to our communities and to help her in her educational pursuit while also helping her learn more about us and the practice of rural medicine. Please join me in welcoming Amy to our communities,” remarks MRH’s Chief Executive Officer Dan Babcock.
Amy will work in partnership with Marlette Regional Hospital through June 2019.