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Marlette Regional Hospital’s EMS Team Earns Citation-Free Survey

Marlette Regional Hospital’s EMS Team Earns Citation-Free Survey ~ Marlette Regional Hospital is pleased to share that its emergency medical service (EMS) has recently received a citation-free survey by the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS).

The MDHHS EMS section is responsible for licensure and relicensure of over 28,000 EMS personnel, 700 life support agencies, and over 2,400 life support vehicles. This is accomplished through inspections that evaluate administrative management and policy, routine vehicle and equipment assessment, mutual aid protocols, record keeping for dispatches and transports, safety procedures, adequacy of staffing and training personnel, and quality measures.

A citation-free survey indicates the utmost commitment to quality and safety. Marlette Regional Hospital invites you to join them in recognizing their EMS team and all support staff in this noteworthy accomplishment!

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Patricia Chantiny Named Hospice Volunteer of the Year

Patricia Chantiny Named Hospice Volunteer of the Year ~ United Hospice Service of Marlette Regional Hospital is pleased to announce that Patricia Chantiny of Caro was recently honored as volunteer of the year during their annual Volunteer Appreciation Banquet.

Pat has been a volunteer for United Hospice Service since 2005. Throughout her tenure of service as a volunteer, Pat has generously supported patients in their end of life journey by baking cookies one day per week at the Hospice Residence in Marlette. If you’ve ever visited the Hospice Residence and had a homemade cookie, chances are it was made with love by Pat. It’s something she feels she can do to help families feel welcome and at home during their time there. Pat goes the extra mile to make patients and families feel welcome while they are at the Hospice Residence. The residence is meant to feel like “home” for patients that cannot stay in their own home, and Pat helps achieve that feeling by greeting families with a kind smile and warm hello. Pat also bakes for special hospice events as well as for the annual Christmas cookie tray assembly in which homemade Christmas treats are delivered to patients and their families for the holidays.

It was Pat’s culinary skills and warm nature that led her to receiving this special honor. Please join us congratulating our volunteer of the year, Patricia Chantiny.
United Hospice Service volunteers who have received this honor in the past include: Thelma McKee, Norretta Darling, Val Benson, Paula Marshall, Joyce Frye, Diana Hutchinson, and Mike Hollenbeck, Pat Boegner, Geri Templin, and Angie Krauth.

For more information about United Hospice Service of Marlette Regional Hospital and volunteer opportunities, please call 800-635-7490 or visit

Photo: United Hospice Service of Marlette Regional Hospital recently honored Patricia Chantiny as the 2018 volunteer of the year. Pictured above with Pat (left) is Hospice Volunteer Coordinator Madelyn Huffman (right).

BeaYOUtiful & WELL Behaved Women’s Health Retreat

BeaYOUtiful & WELL Behaved Women’s Health Retreat ~ Hey ladies! When is the last time you did something for yourself? Put your hand up to everyone that relies on you, and said, “No, not today, I need some time to take care of me.” Never, ever do we do that, right? So, for just one night, for just a couple hours, join in some fun at the Marlette Regional Hospital Foundation’s “BeaYOUtiful & WELL Behaved Women’s Health Retreat” taking place at Marlette High School on Thursday, May 10th from 6 to 8 p.m.

In addition to information and vendor booths relating to health, beauty, and pampering, this year’s event will feature guest speakers Cindy Baker, MSN, RN and Kimberly Verellen, MS, PA-C of Marlette Regional Hospital’s family health care offices who will present “Diet Is Not a Dirty Word.” As medical professionals and a past Weight Watchers instructor, these ladies will share valuable information about diets, weight loss, and adopting healthy lifestyle behaviors for overall health and wellness.

Calling all fans of What Not to Wear (formerly broadcast on TLC)! Now through April 16th, self-nominations are being accepted for a “Make-ME-Over” giveaway. The makeover will include a new hairstyle, a makeup demo, and tips for dressing on a budget. The nominee will be randomly drawn at 4 p.m. on April 16th and will be unveiled at this event as part of the evening’s program. The makeover facilitators are local, self-dubbed fashionistas Meredith Lyons and Sara Redman.

Gather your girlfriends for this fun night out designed to improve your health and celebrate what makes YOU beautiful.

This event is free to attend and is open to the public. Refreshments will be served, so RSVPs are appreciated. RSVP to the Marlette Regional Hospital Foundation at 989-635-4011. For more information about this event, please “Like” Marlette Regional Hospital on Facebook.

MRH Honors Employees for Years of Service

Marlette Regional Hospital Honors Employees for Years of Service ~
Each year, Marlette Regional Hospital (MRH) hosts an Employee Appreciation Banquet to honor exceptional employees that have dedicated many hours of service to the organization. At this year’s banquet held on March 24th in Imlay City, MRH recognized employees that have given a combined 1,119 years of service—a tremendous amount of service time!

Each day, MRH marvels at the wonderful care our staff provides to our patients and residents, and MRH extends its thanks to these employees for the years of service and dedication that they have given for the betterment of the organization and for the people in our communities.

Honored for three years of service were the following employees: Patricia Baize, Kari Beth-Hinderliter, Annette Boose, Lisa Burgess, Sean Cummings, Jill Eldridge, William Engelman, Andrea Foster, Nelson George, Paul Gugel, Jennifer Hayden, Jennifer Healy, Monica Hendrickson, Justin Holsworth, William Kennedy, Tania Kernstock, Dr. Michael Kitto, Sara McCready, Michelle McRobbie, Kathleen Nierman, Rebecca Patrick, Catherine Peterson, Ryan Phillips, Rebecca Pine, Teresa Soucie, Sarah Tackes, and Dawn Zissler.
Employees honored for five years of service included: Brenda Ahlgren, Dr. Jabir Akhtar, Angela Clarkson, Jennifer Cooper, Schelly Farrell, Deanna Pagel, Cynthia Parsell, April Shafer, Gloria Sherwood, Patricia Tesner, David Tracy, Matthew Walters, and Selena Wright.
Honored for ten years of service were the following employees: Marjorie Apostolos, Arlene Chigas, Ana Daughtry, Lora Fridline, Kathryn Goddeeris, Eileen Hale, Dr. Lawrence Holen, Suzanne LePage, Mary Miller, Karen Newbegin, Michael Smith Jr., Karen Smith, Trevor Stone, and Crystal Vickery.
Employees honored for fifteen years of service were: Jeannie Christner, Bonita French, Diane Hogan, Michele McKenney, Sarah Mills, Anita Schierlinger, Galen Smith, Kathleen Wheeler, and Rita Zuhlke.

Honored for twenty years of service were the following employees: Pamela Boyne, Melissa Drillock, Hilda Hebberd, Gail Laur, Connie Lietka, Kim Reinert, and Tamra Ryan.
Honored for twenty-five years of service were: Linda Bush, Patricia Fishell, Corrine Kunz, Annette McCardle, Lisa McNary, Robin Pingel, and Sandra Plyler.
Honored for thirty years of service was employee Gail Boyne.
Honored for forty years of service were employees Nancy Mahaffy, Janis Maynard, and Katrina Pandrea Moorehead.
Retirees that were honored included: Debbra Chappel, Pamela Chase, Rick Darling, Karen Dunlap, Thomas Fulcher, Charlene Gubanche, Connie Kennedy, Karla Lyons, Dorothy Martus, Victoria Meiburg, and Sherry Peters.

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Pictured above are employees that were honored for forty years of service (left to right): Katrina Pandrea Moorehead, Janis Maynard, and Nancy Mahaffy.

Pictured above are 2017 retirees that were honored for a combined 233 years of service (left to right): Sherry Peters, Victoria Meiburg, Karla Lyons, Rick Darling, Charlene Gubanche, Connie Kennedy, and Pamela Chase. Not pictured: Karen Dunlap, Thomas Fulcher, and Dorothy Martus.

Register Today for the Annual Hospice Walk

Register Today for the Annual Hospice Walk ~ In an effort to support our local United Hospice Service program and ensure that hospice care is available to those in need, a group of exceptional volunteers are coordinating the annual Hospice Walk fundraiser. This fundraiser allows participants to pay tribute to their loved ones by walking in honor or in memory of someone special while supporting a worthy cause.

The Hospice Walk is scheduled to take place on Saturday, May 12, 2018 in Marlette. Event registration will begin at 8:30 a.m. at Marlette Elementary School, located at 6230 Euclid Street. Participants can walk as little or as much as they would like on the beautiful outdoor walking trail, Gayle’s Trail, from 9 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. Recognition will be given to those who are being honored and memorialized by event supporters.

There are several opportunities for individuals and businesses to support this year’s Hospice Walk. Sponsorship levels are as follows: Walk Supporter is $25 and includes the walk fee and commemorative tee shirt; Pink Heart Sponsorship is $100 and includes a customized sign, walk fee, and a tee shirt or sweatshirt; Red Heart Sponsorship is $300 and includes business logo printed on event signage and tee shirts, a walk fee, and tee shirt or sweatshirt. Sponsorships should be received no later than April 25th to receive full recognition on event signage and tee shirts.

Businesses and individuals alike who would like to support United Hospice Service, but do not wish to participate in the Hospice Walk are welcome to give a monetary donation in support of this year’s event. All proceeds raised through this fundraiser help hospice patients and families in our local communities.
For more information about United Hospice Service of Marlette Regional Hospital or to register for the Hospice Walk, please call 800-635-7490.

Community Mental Health Supports Local B.C.U.P.S. Program

Community Mental Health Supports Local B.C.U.P.S. Program ~ Staff representatives from Sanilac County Community Mental Health (CMH) recently presented a $431.25 donation to Marlette Regional Hospital’s (MRH) B.C.U.P.S. program as a result of their “Casual for a Cause” fundraiser. CMH employees are allowed to dress casually on Fridays in exchange for a donation to local non-profit causes that benefit residents of Sanilac County.

This donation will support breast cancer screenings performed at Marlette Regional Hospital as well as grant funding for Thumb Area residents who have been diagnosed with breast cancer. Presenting the check on behalf of CMH to MRH Foundation Manager Sara Redman (right) is Lisa Smigill, Jamie Siemen, Sheila Williams, and Sheila Hill.

McKenzie Health System and Marlette Regional Hospital Employees Get Fit

McKenzie Health System and Marlette Regional Hospital Employees Get Fit ~ To realize better health with a little healthy competition, McKenzie Health System and Marlette Regional Hospital, as affiliates of United Healthcare Partners, recently faced off in a “Commit to be Fit” six-week weight-loss challenge. Teams of employees from both organizations worked together to achieve weight loss through healthy eating and regular exercise. In addition, there were mini-challenges to promote healthy lifestyles and support community causes such as Eva’s Place.

At the end of the six weeks, one organization was awarded as well as a winning team at each facility for the highest percentage of weight loss. Coming out on top by a narrow margin, Marlette Regional Hospital had an overall weight loss of 488 lbs. or 3.22%. McKenzie Health System had an overall weight loss of 204 lbs. or 3.07%. The winning employee team at Marlette Regional Hospital was “Flab-U-Less” and included staff members Sarah Creason, Brenda Harneck, Andrew Huffman, and Jenna Muxlow. The winning employee team at McKenzie Health System was the “Fabulous Four” and included staff members Heather Chambers, Danielle Dral, Lacey Shea, and Stacie Wheeler.

As a result of two mini-challenges, staff collected and donated supplies for the SAVE Council to support women and children of Eva’s Place. Donations included hats, mittens, scarves, socks, blankets, crayons, coloring books, personal hygiene products, and household items. The donation was presented to Eva’s Place Director Lisa Schmidt by “Commit to be Fit” participants from both organizations.

For more information about McKenzie Health System and Marlette Regional Hospital, affiliates of United Healthcare Partners, visit and

B.C.U.P.S. Grant Applications Available

Do you know someone who has been diagnosed with breast cancer? Do they live in Sanilac, Huron, Lapeer or Tuscola County? Please share this helpful information with them.
B.C.U.P.S. Grant Applications Available ~ For patients that have been diagnosed with breast cancer, limited grant funding is available through Marlette Regional Hospital’s B.C.U.P.S. program and patients are eligible to reapply every 6 months. Applicants must be residents of Sanilac, Huron, Lapeer or Tuscola Counties. For more information, visit or call 989-635-4299. B.C.U.P.S. GRANT APPLICATION

United Hospice Service Craft Night

United Hospice Service Craft Night, Thursday, March 22nd at 6:30 P.M. at MRH East Campus, Marlette ~ Invite a friend to come with you to a craft event fund raiser for UHS. Enjoy snacks and lots of fun and laughter! The cost is $20.00 per person to create and decorate wooden blocks with letters, words and popular phrase and patterns. All supplies will be provided. Please RSVP by March 15th by calling 800-635-7490 and ask for Madilyn. Space is limited so reserve your spot soon!

Families Against Narcotics (FAN) Family Forum

Families Against Narcotics (FAN) Family Forum, Tuesday, March 13th at 6:30 p.m. at Marlette Regional Hospital ~ Sanilac County FAN Family Forum meets at 6:30 p.m. on the 2nd Tuesday of each month at Marlette Regional Hospital in the Seton Lobby in an effort to save lives by empowering individuals and communities to prevent and eradicate addiction. Open to the public free of charge. For more information contact Jamie Foster at 248-763-8132.