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Elder Abuse & Financial Exploitation Community Lunch & Learn – RSVP Required

Elder Abuse & Financial Exploitation Community Lunch & Learn – RSVP Required ~ Approximately 1 in 10 Americans aged 60+ have experienced some form of elder abuse. Elder abuse can include physical, emotional, psychological, non-consensual sexual conduct, neglect, fraud, and scams. Attend this lunch and learn to learn more about the types of abuse, signs of abuse, prevention, and what you can do to help. You will also learn about HDC services and who to contact.

This event is free to attend and is open to the public. Lunch will be served. Please RSVP to 989-635-4002 or email

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

Yee-Haw, Get Your Dancing Shoes for the Harvest Hoedown ~ Get out your dancing shoes for some honkey tonk badonkadonk at the Marlette Hospital Auxiliary’s annual Harvest Hoedown Celebration scheduled for Saturday, November 2, 2019 at the North Branch American Legion Hall!

The Harvest Hoedown Celebration will feature a country music band, dinner, dancing, a cash bar, prize drawings, and much more! Tickets are available in advance for $35 each at Marlette Regional Hospital’s Front Desk and Gift Shop. Tickets will be also be available at the door the evening of the event for $40 each or $15 after 8:30 p.m. All proceeds benefit the Auxiliary’s special projects fund at Marlette Regional Hospital.

For more information, please contact Marlette Hospital Auxiliary members Carleen Foster at 989-635-2277 or Rosann Clark at 810-441-7208. Gather your friends for some local fun in the Thumb and get your tickets today!

Pink Out for Cancer Clash, October 4th at Brown City

Mark Your Calendar for the Pink Out for Cancer Clash on October 4th – The long-standing rivalry among athletes of Marlette and Brown City schools will surely continue into the 2019-20 academic year as their varsity football teams face off on Friday, October 4 in Brown City. The Pink Out for Cancer Clash is the name of the game and its purpose is to raise awareness about cancer.

The Pink Out for Cancer Clash event pays tribute to victims and survivors of cancer and raises money to support local individuals through the Breast Cancer Understanding, Prevention and Screening (B.C.U.P.S.) program at Marlette Regional Hospital.

B.C.U.P.S. is in place to financially assist patients in acquiring important screening mammograms and diagnostic testing services. For Thumb Area patients that have been diagnosed with breast cancer and are undergoing treatment, B.C.U.P.S. provides grant funding and patients are eligible to reapply every 6 months.

A group of exceptional community volunteers and school representatives from both communities have worked collaboratively with the Marlette Regional Hospital (MRH) Foundation over the past few months to coordinate this biennial event. 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 will be available for purchase beginning September 23 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, October 4 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.

Marlette ER Receives Quilt Donation

Marlette ER Receives Quilt Donation ~ As we lead into the cooler fall and winter months, the Marlette Country Quilters and Marlette Methodist Church Helping Hands recently made a donation of twelve handcrafted child-sized quilts to Marlette Regional Hospital (MRH) for distribution to pediatric patients visiting Marlette’s ER.

Pictured displaying the quilts is MRH CEO Dan Babcock, quilter Patrecia Ross, MRH ER Manager Trisha Ludescher, and ER nurse Mary Gallagher.

MRH Employees Support Area School Supply Drives

In anticipation of the 2019-2020 school year, Marlette Regional Hospital employees collected hundreds of school supply items that were recently presented to Marlette Community Schools, Brown City Community Schools, Kingston Community Schools, Mayville Community Schools, and North Branch Area Schools. Marlette Regional Hospital extends its thanks to the employees that helped make this year’s drive a success!

Hog Town Inc. Donations to United Hospice Service Exceed $185K

Hog Town Inc. Donations to Local Hospice Exceed $185K ~ Following the 15th 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 $15,000!

Each year, this annual fundraiser attracts participation from serious and casual motorcyclists throughout the state of Michigan because it supports a very worthy cause. Thanks to beautiful weather for this year’s run, 544 bikes and over 1,000 riders supported the run. Including this year’s donation, Hog Town Inc. has contributed over $185,000 to the hospice program! These funds are used to assist United Hospice Service in providing care to terminally-ill patients and their families. United Hospice is a non-profit hospice that serves Sanilac, Lapeer, Huron, Tuscola, and St. Clair counties.

Ray & Hilda Clendenan Estate Gives Generous Contribution to MRH Foundation

Ray & Hilda Clendenan Estate Gives Generous Contribution to Marlette Regional Hospital ~ On behalf of their parents, Ray and Hilda Clendenan, the “4Cs”—Connie, Clifton, Christie, and Carol Clendenan—recently presented an estate donation of $11,402.72 to the Marlette Regional Hospital Foundation.

The Marlette Regional Hospital Foundation extends its sincere thanks and appreciation to the Clendenan family for the generous support their family has extended to the hospital over their lifetime as well as the countless contributions they made to the Thumb Region.

Ray and Hilda influenced the lives of thousands of area youth and adults as they served in Youth for Christ for several decades and were the founders of the Michigan Teen Ranch that operated for 33 years.

The “4Cs” emphasized, “Our parents truly appreciated the hospital for its important contribution to the health, employment and well being of our community. As a result, they included Marlette Regional Hospital in their estate planning.”

Presenting a family estate gift on behalf of Ray and Hilda Clendenan is (left to right) Carol, Christie, Connie, and Clifton Clendenan pictured with Marlette Regional Hospital (MRH) CFO James Singles, MRH Foundation Representative Barb Peake, and MRH Clinical Services Director Hilda Hebberd.

Marlette Regional Hospital Unveils New 3D Mammography Technology

Marlette Regional Hospital Unveils New 3D Mammography Technology ~ Marlette Regional Hospital (MRH) is pleased to announce new 3D mammography technology available within their Gordon and Gayle Miller Foundation Women’s Imaging Center in Marlette.
3D mammography’s exceptionally sharp images has been clinically proven to detect forty-one percent more invasive breast cancer over 2D technology, and has proven to reduce callbacks for additional testing by 40%. 3D technology is also FDA-approved as the superior screening technology for women with dense breast tissue.
3D technology differs from traditional 2D by capturing multiple slices of breast tissue at different angles, whereas 2D technology captures two images of each breast—a side-to-side view and top-to-bottom view. As the name implies, 3D technology captures many images that are reconstructed to produce a clear 3D rendering of each breast. A radiologist is then able to review the reconstruction, one slide at a time, as if turning pages in a book to detect lumps, tumors and other abnormalities.

MRH Diagnostic Imaging Manager Rebecca Vislosky, RT(R)(CT)(M), CNMT shares, “3D mammography is the latest, cutting-edge technology on the market for breast cancer screening and we are pleased to have this technology available for patients in our Thumb Region communities.”

Marlette Regional Hospital’s highly qualified team of a board certified radiologist and state-registered mammography technologists have over 100 years of combined experience in breast cancer screening. Mammogram screenings at Marlette Regional Hospital are performed in a private, comfortable environment and appointments are available Monday through Saturday. Financial assistance is available through the B.C.U.P.S. program for those who qualify.
For more information or to schedule an appointment, please call 989-635-4360.

Pictured above showcasing Marlette Regional Hospital’s new Hologic 3D mammography equipment are technologists Marty Kelly, RT(R)(CT)(M) and Diagnostic Imaging Manager Rebecca Vislosky, RT(R)(CT)(M),CNMT.

Open House for Newly Renovated Acute Care/Swing Bed Unit & New Diagnostic Imaging Equipment

Open House for Newly Renovated Acute Care/Swing Bed Unit & New Diagnostic Imaging Equipment ~ August 15, 4 p.m.-6 P.M. — WITH CEO Updates at 4 p.m. & 5 p.m. followed by tours @ Marlette Regional Hospital

Please join the staff of Marlette Regional Hospital as they unveil the newly renovated acute care/swing bed unit, new diagnostic imaging equipment, and updates on the assisted living project. Presentations will be held at 4 p.m. and again at 5 p.m. with light refreshments served. Open to the public.

Local Siblings Donate to Hospice Hospitality Cart

Local Siblings Donate to Hospice Hospitality Cart ~ A relatively new feature at the United Hospice Residence in Marlette is a hospitality cart generously furnished by local contributors, both young and old.

Among the first contributors was Peyton and Emerson Lindke of Croswell. The pair wanted to help local people in need this summer, so they teamed up with their grandmother, Gloria Abel of Marlette, to collect items such as snacks, drinks, games, puzzles and books for patients and visiting family members at the Hospice Residence in Marlette. The girls have even furnished a colorful donation box that is housed at Polk Salad Annie’s in Brown City to help collect goods throughout the year.

United Hospice Service is grateful to these two young ladies for their thoughtfulness and generosity!