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United Orthopedics Opens in Marlette

Marlette Regional Hospital is pleased to announce the addition of board certified orthopedic surgeon James Kosiur, DO to its medical team as well as the opening of Dr. Kosiur’s new practice United Orthopedics. With practice locations in Marlette and Sandusky, United Orthopedics is a shared endeavor of Marlette Regional Hospital and McKenzie Health System, affiliates of United Healthcare Partners.

Previously employed at Allegan Sports Medicine and Orthopedics in Allegan and as an independent orthopedic surgeon in Grand Rapids, Dr. Kosiur specializes in total hip and knee replacement surgery as well as shoulder rotator cuff and ACL repairs, ankle surgery, hand and elbow surgery, and trauma repair.

“Dr. Kosiur is another great addition to our orthopedic services. His specialized training and experience will bring more options and access to high quality healthcare for our patients,” said Dan Babcock, CEO, Marlette Regional Hospital. “We look forward to working with Dr. Kosiur to meet the healthcare needs of our communities.”

Dr. Kosiur completed his orthopedic residency at Park Lane Medical Center in Kansas City as well as medical school at the University of Osteopathic Medicine and Health Science in Des Moines, Iowa and is board-certified by the American Osteopathic Board of Orthopedic Surgery. He received his undergraduate degree in Biology from Oakland University in Rochester Hills.

Dr. Kosiur will see patients at both the Marlette and Sandusky offices of United Orthopedics. For more information or to schedule an appointment at either location, please call 810-648-6113. United Orthopedics in Marlette is located at 2750 Main Street, Suites 7 & 8 at Marlette Regional Hospital, and the Sandusky location is 170 Argyle Street, Suite 3.

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Visitor Restrictions for all MRH-Owned Facilities

We are updating our Visitor Restrictions to the following:

o Emergency Department –
▪ One designated visitor that must remain in the ED the whole time, once the visitor leaves, they will not be permitted to return until the patient is discharged.
▪ Pediatric patients under the age of 17, two healthy parents that must remain at the bedside.
▪ Extenuating circumstances such as critical care, possible end-of-life-state, will be handled case-by-case.
▪ Patients presenting with COVID symptoms-No visitors until the COVID test comes back negative. If it comes back positive the patient will continue to have no visitors.

o Surgical Services – one bed-side visitor that must remain in the patient’s room
▪ Pediatric patients under the age of 17 in any setting are allowed two parents/relatives to be present
o Inpatient, Observation, Swing Bed Patients –
▪ Two visitors per patient at a time that must stay in the patients room the whole time.
▪ Visitors ages 13 – 17 must be accompanied by an adult.
▪ Patients admitted that are COVID positive, No visitors in the COVID rooms.
▪ Extenuating circumstances such as critical care, possible end-of-life-state, will be handled case-by-case.

o Long-Term Care (LTC) – please contact the LTC at 989-635-4400o Hospice – Visitation shall be accommodated, please check in at the Hospice Residence Nurses Station.

o Outpatient Testing – only the patient, unless the patient is under the age of 17, then a parent may accompany
▪ Unless extenuating circumstances require a visitor to be present

o Outpatient Procedure with Sedation – one bed-side visitor that must remain in the patient’s room
▪ Pediatric patients under the age of 17 in any setting are allowed two parents/relatives to be present

o Physician Office Appointments – one visitor accompanying the patient
• ALL allowed visitors must pass health screening prior to visit and are required to wear a mask at all times for the duration of their visit. Visitors that fail to follow this requirement will be asked to leave.
• Visitor accommodations shall be flexible in all care settings for patients with physical or mental disabilities of any kind, including patients who are deaf, hard of hearing and / or blind.
• If more visitors present than are allowed to visit, the excess visitors will be asked to remain in their vehicle.
• All visitors will be required to socially distance themselves from the patient, other visitors and all staff.
We will continue to closely monitor COVID-19 activity in our area along with the surrounding communities and updating patient visitation accordingly and / or as allowed by state and federal regulations.


UPDATED HOSPITAL VISITATION
6.13.2022 @ 12:00 pm
2770 Main Street | Marlette, MI 48453 | 989-635-4000 | marletteregionalhospital.org