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MRH Welcomes New Nurse Practitioner to Kingston Family HealthCare

Marlette Regional Hospital is pleased to share that Kimberley James, MSN, FNP-BC, board-certified family nurse practitioner, DOT certification, has joined our medical team and will be working in partnership with, Daniel Kulick, DO, and the staff of Kingston Family HealthCare.

Kimberley (Kim) received her advanced nurse practitioner certification from Chamberlain University College of Nursing. Kim Is a familiar face around Marlette Regional Hospital and the healthcare offices. Before pursuing her nurse practitioner certification, she spent time as an RN in our Emergency Department and as a population Care Coordinator for the Healthcare offices. Kim has also received special training in wound care management and spends 1 day a week treating patients at Marlette Regional Hospitals Wound Care Clinic.

When away from work, Kim enjoys spending time with her husband and kids ages 3, 7, and 13 and has recently welcomed a foreign exchange student from Thailand into her home. Family is important to Kim, it’s what inspired her to pursue Healthcare. Kim shares, “healthcare has always been my passion. My mom has been an EMT for 30 years. I want to be the person my community can count on to provide extraordinary care just like my mom. As a patient, I want someone to listen to me. I will always take the extra 5 minutes to listen to my patients, it’s important to me as a provider and a community member.”
Kim James provides primary care medical services to patients of all ages. Kingston Family Healthcare will be hosting a Meet & Greet with Kim James on Monday, October 24 from 4:00 – 6:00 p.m. at Kingston Family Healthcare. Cider & donuts will be served, and we will be hosting a costume contest! Community members of all ages are encouraged to dress up in a Halloween costume! Children dressed in costume will be entered into a costume contest, with prizes for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place winning movie package prizes!
New patients are currently being accepted at Kingston Family HealthCare. For more information or to schedule an appointment, please call 989-683-2221. Visit us online at www.marletteregionalhospital.org or “Like” us on Facebook.

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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