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Hospital Auxiliary to Host Fall Vendor Sale

Hospital Auxiliary to Host Fall Vendor Sale in Marlette ~ The Marlette Hospital Auxiliary will host a vendor and craft show just in time for holiday shopping on Tuesday, November 14th from 9 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. at Marlette Regional Hospital. Many local artisans and vendors will be showcasing their products and wares including Pampered Chef, Tastefully Simple, LuLaRoe, seasonal décor, blown glass art, wood crafts, soaps and soy candles, clothing and accessories, and much more!

Chair massages will also be offered as well as holiday cheese spreads. This event is open to the public and there is no admission charge. Event proceeds will benefit Marlette Regional Hospital’s special projects fund that is used to purchase needed equipment and furnishings.

MRH’s Resident Chef Earns Credentials

MRH’s Resident Chef Earns Credentials ~ Marlette Regional Hospital would like to recognize the achievement of its resident Chef, Bryan Gawlas, for receiving his Certified Dietary Manager (CDM) and Certified Food Protection Professional (CFPP) certification.

CDM and CFPPs are experts at managing foodservice operations and ensuring food safety. In order to receive this certification, applicants must pass a nationally-recognized credentialing exam and demonstrate excellence in nutrition, foodservice, personnel and communications, sanitation and safety, and business operations.

At Marlette Regional Hospital, Chef Bryan is responsible for development of menus, foodservice purchasing, food preparation, applying nutrition principles for well-balanced meals, and managing his work team. In addition to servicing patients that are admitted to the hospital, he also provides food service for Marlette Regional Hospital’s 39-bed licensed nursing home, a 24-unit senior retirement complex, a 6-unit inpatient hospice residence, as well as meals for hospital staff and visitors. Just as unique as the variety of patrons and food options he serves, Chef Bryan offers catering services for local events.

Chef Bryan has been with Marlette Regional Hospital for 14 years and is highly respected by his peers. He takes pride in all that he does and aims to change the stigma of “hospital food” by use of fresh, quality ingredients and a home-style approach to cooking.
Please join us in congratulating and recognizing Chef Bryan in this noteworthy achievement!

Letter of Thanks to MRH Foundation Golf Event Supporters

Dear Golf Event Supporters,
On behalf of the Marlette Regional Hospital (MRH) Foundation Business Relations Committee, I would like to express our sincere gratitude to all of the golf participants, sponsors, in-kind donors, and volunteers who supported the ninth annual Driving for Health Golf Scramble that was held on Wednesday, September 6th at the Lapeer Country Club. Thanks to their support, this year’s event was a complete success netting over $26,877 for the acute care/swing bed unit renovation project at Marlette Regional Hospital.
We extend thanks to our event sponsors:
Event Sponsor: Cerner Corporation. Hole-In-One Sponsor: Dave Hall, Inc. Dinner Sponsors: Covenant HealthCare, Kapnick Insurance Group, and Prime Office Innovations. Lunch Sponsors: Coverys and Hall, Render, Killian, Heath & Lyman. Gazebo Sponsor: Thumb Cellular. Beverage Sponsor: Advanced Clinical Technology. Air Cannon Sponsor: Kohler Oil & Propane Co. Oasis Sponsors: Infinitt North America and Medline Industries, Inc. Flag Sponsor: P.C.U.P.S. Foundation. Contest & Hole Sponsors: Advanced Clinical Technology Inc., A & D Home Health Care, Inc., AFLAC – Jeff Weingartz, Anderson, Tuckey, Bernhardt, & Doran, P.C., ARS – Veteran Support Center, Astec Asphalt, Beagio’s Pizza, Marlette, Brown City Auto Parts, Cantata Health, CBM Collection Services, Inc., Cerner Corporation, Chemical Bank, Clear Ideas, Covenant HealthCare, Coverys, Cros-Lex Eagles 4465, Culligan Water Conditioning, Donley Excavating, LLC, Hall, Render, Killian, Heath & Lyman, Hasselschwert Consulting, LLC, Hometown Pharmacy, Hurley Health Services – Lapeer Surgical Specialists, Independent Bank, Infinitt North America, Jensen Bridge & Supply Company, John W. McIlmurray, D.V.M., P.C., Equine Medicine, Kapnick Insurance Group, Kelly & Company Inc. Insurance, Keys Construction Inc., Liebler Insurance Agency, Marlette Oil and Gas, Marlette Roofing & Sheet Metal Co., McDonald’s of Marlette, McLaren Port Huron, Ken McLaren Team, Medline Industries, Inc., Muzzall Graphics, National Time & Signal, Northstar Bank, Pharmacy Systems, Inc., Prime Office Innovations, Production Development Systems, Scheurer Hospital, Sandusky Auto Sales, Sanilac Steel, Inc., Saurbier Law Firm, SEMCO ENERGY, Stauffer Motors, Steve Ellis Farm Bureau Ins. Agency, Skytron, Thumb Cellular, Thumb Cooling & Heating LLC, Tri-County Bank, Turner Carpentry & Remodeling, Valley Electrical Contractors, Value Midwest, and Warner Norcross & Judd LLP.
Furthermore, we express our sincere appreciation to the 41 area businesses that provided in-kind donations to help support the event and offset our expenses.
We thank you all for your continued partnership with us. Together, we are ensuring that high-quality health care services are available to patients in our region. Thank you.
Scott Keys, Golf Committee Chairperson and Sara Redman, Marlette Regional Hospital Foundation Manager

Pictured: Covenant HealthCare Women Team – To view more pictures of this wonderful event and many others go to our Marlette Regional Hospital Facebook page.

Drug Use & Abuse Lunch & Learn ~ Please RSVP

Drug Use & Abuse Lunch & Learn ~ Please RSVP ~ Knowledge is power. Having some awareness about the prevalence of drug use and abuse in your own community and the resources available can help deter you or your loved ones from becoming a statistic.
“Drug Use and Abuse in Our Community” will be the topic of a Community Lunch & Learn at Marlette Regional Hospital on Tuesday, November 7th from noon to 1 p.m. Deputy Kravitsky from the Sanilac Drug Task Force, Marlette Police Chief Brian McGinnis, and Sanilac County Families Against Narcotics (FAN) President Jamie Foster will be the guest presenters for this community forum. This event is free to attend and a healthy lunch will be served.
Community Lunch & Learn is a new educational series offered by Marlette Regional Hospital that aims to educate the greater Thumb Area community of local resources and assets that will help them achieve a healthy lifestyle and better quality of life.
Space is limited and registration is required. To register, please call 989-635-4002. To stay updated on future offerings, visit or “Like” us on Facebook.

Yee-Haw, Get Your Dancing Shoes for the Harvest Hoedown!

Yee-Haw, Get Your Dancing Shoes for the Harvest Hoedown! ~

Do you ever wish there were local events that offered a night of fun, clean entertainment like there was “back in day”? Well, wish no further because the Marlette Hospital Auxiliary will be serving up just what you’ve been looking for!
Yee-haw, get your tickets today for the Harvest Hoedown Celebration featuring country music artist Stone Cold, dinner, dancing, a cash bar, prize drawings, and much more! This event will take place on Saturday, November 4th with doors opening at 6 p.m. at the North Branch American Legion Hall. Attending this event may require dusting off your old dancing shoes, but it will definitely be worth the while having fun and supporting a great cause as all proceeds benefit the Auxiliary’s special projects fund at Marlette Regional Hospital.
Tickets are available in advance for $45 each at the Marlette Regional Hospital front desk and their family health care office locations in Brown City, Kingston, Mayville, and North Branch. Tickets will be available at the door the evening of the event for $50 each. For those bringing their own entourage, a table for 8 people is $40 per ticket.
For more information, please contact Marlette Hospital Auxiliary members Carleen Foster at 989-635-2277 or Rosann Clark at 810-441-7208. We hope to see you there!

Hog Town Inc. Donations to Local Hospice Exceed $150K

Hog Town Inc. Donations to Local Hospice Exceed $150K ~ Following the 13th annual Hog Town Run—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 $17,000!

Each year, this annual fundraiser attracts participation from serious and casual motorcyclists throughout the state of Michigan because it supports a very worthy cause. Including this year’s donation, Hog Town Inc. has contributed over $155,000 to the hospice program. These funds are used to assist United Hospice Service in providing care to terminally-ill patients and their families regardless of insurance coverage. 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 passionate and community-minded group for their unwavering support, generous hearts, and dedication year after year to the hospice program.

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

Hope Lutheran Benefit Concert Slated for October 15th

Hope Lutheran Benefit Concert Slated for October 15th ~ The 7th annual United Hospice Service Benefit Concert presented by Hope Lutheran Church and surrounding area churches is slated for Sunday, October 15th from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. The concert will be held at Hope Lutheran Church located at 2510 Juhl Road in Marlette.
The public is invited to attend and enjoy beautiful musical performances by local artists. A light lunch will be served and all free will donations will benefit United Hospice Service of Marlette Regional Hospital.
For more information, call 989-635-3055.

Abigail Kaufman Awarded MRH Nursing Scholarship

Abigail Kaufman Awarded MRH Nursing Scholarship ~
Each year, the Nurse Practice Council of Marlette Regional Hospital (MRH) offers a scholarship opportunity to MRH employees pursuing a nursing degree or additional nursing certification.
This year’s $500 scholarship recipient was Abigail Kaufman of the acute care unit. Abigail has been an employee at MRH for over a year and currently works as a competency evaluated nursing assistant (CENA) in the acute care unit. Abigail is currently pursuing her nursing degree at St. Clair Community College and expects to graduate in May 2019. Coworkers have commented, “Abigail is an outstanding example of the mission, vision, and values of Marlette Regional Hospital. She is kind, caring, and compassionate to patients and coworkers alike.”
The Nurse Practice Council would like to thank all of the applicants for this year’s scholarship and invite you to join them in congratulating Abigail for her commitment to providing exceptional patient care at MRH.
This scholarship is funded through the MRH Nightingale Fund, which was founded to support children’s education in the community as well as support nursing education at MRH.

Photo: Pictured above is Marlette Regional Hospital’s scholarship winner Abigail Kaufman (left) with Nurse Practice Council Chairperson Becky Cox (right).

Dillinger Ride Supports United Hospice Service

Dillinger Ride Supports United Hospice Service ~ Port Hope, MI ~ The annual Dillinger Ride sponsored by The Inn Between Saloon, owned and operated by Jayne and Bob Click of Port Hope, raised $3,690 to support United Hospice Service (UHS) of Marlette Regional Hospital and ABATE Region 7. This annual fundraiser took place on Saturday, May 27th.

The event was established thirteen 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 27th. Pictured above, ABATE Region 7 Chairman Tim Polk (right) presents United Hospice Service representative Becky Heminger with a donation for the hospice program.

Mark Your Calendar for the Pink Out for Cancer Clash September 29th

~ Mark Your Calendar for the Pink Out for Cancer Clash September 29th ~
The long-standing rivalry among athletes of Marlette and Brown City schools will surely continue into the 2017-18 academic year as their varsity football teams face off on Friday, September 29th in Brown City. The Pink Out for Cancer Clash is the name of the game and its purpose is to raise awareness about cancer.

A group of exceptional community volunteers, representing both communities, have worked hard over the past few months to coordinate and gain community support of this event. Proceeds from the event will support Marlette Regional Hospital’s B.C.U.P.S. (Breast Cancer Understanding, Prevention and Screenings) program. This program has provided free mammogram screenings to hundreds of Thumb Area women, primarily for those that are uninsured, but has recently expanded to provide full or partial financial assistance to those who qualify and need additional testing services like diagnostic mammograms, ultrasounds, and biopsies.

Many area businesses are supporting this event by way of sponsorship, and there are opportunities still available. 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 are available for purchase 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 the 29th at the Brown City football field. A tailgate will commence just prior to the game starting around 4 p.m. catered by Brower Farms.

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 Sara at Marlette Regional Hospital at 989-635-4012.