ERMC coordinates Harvest Gathering food drive

Eaton Rapids Medical Center (ERMC) is holding the Michigan Harvest Gathering Food Drive from October 20th to November 3rd. Non-perishable food and personal hygiene items collected will be donated to the local food bank in Eaton Rapids, Heart & Hands. Collection barrels will be located at Eaton Rapids Medical Center, Eaton Rapids Middle School, Greyhound Intermediate School, Greyhound Central, Eaton Federal Savings Bank, Island City Academy, Meridian Magnesium Products of America, Ross & Associates, Dowding Industries and the Eaton Rapids Senior Center.

A few of the desired items include canned meals, boxed dinners, dry pasta, cereal, and infant formula. Non-food items such as soap, toothpaste, laundry detergent, disposable diapers and feminine hygiene products are appreciated as well. According to www.feedmichigan.org, 18 percent of households are struggling to put food on the table and nearly 1 in 6 children is at risk of hunger in Michigan. For more information, contact Leslie Neubecker-Czubko, Registered Dietitian at 517-663-9453.

Article posted on October 21st 2014. - Article Permalink

Three Men and a Tenor to play at Auxiliary Gala

The Eaton Rapids Medical Center (ERMC) Auxiliary is excited to announce that Three Men and a Tenor will perform at its annual Fall Gala on Friday, October 17th, 2014. In addition to live music, this fun-filled evening at the English Inn's Medovue Hall will include dinner and a silent auction. Three Men and a Tenor is a renowned, local a cappella group twice voted Best Entertainment in Michigan by the "Michigan Meetings and Events" magazine. The ERMC Auxiliary is pleased to sponsor this great entertainment group with the mission of improving healthcare for residents of the greater Eaton Rapids area.

The evening will begin with a cash bar and appetizers at 5:00 p.m. with an ongoing silent auction that will feature some fantastic items such as hand-crafted furniture, wildlife carvings, hotel packages and much, much more. At 7:00 p.m. a complete dinner will be served. Auction items will be released to the highest bidders as we enjoy one of the English Inn's fabulous desserts.

For more information on the event, tickets or table sponsorships, or if you have an item you would like to donate to the silent auction, please call Linda Fuller at 517-663-8094 by September 30th. Reservation forms are available in the ERMC Owl's Perch Gift Shop. All proceeds from this event go directly to the Eaton Rapids Medical Center Foundation. We are truly fortunate to have such a wonderful facility right here in our own community and are pleased to support their ongoing efforts to bring Eaton Rapids residents the best in medical care.

Article posted on October 2nd 2014. - Article Permalink

ERMC ranks #1 hospital in Michigan for patient satisfaction

Eaton Rapids Medical Center (ERMC) ranks first among Michigan hospitals for patient satisfaction based on the most recently released HCAHPS (Hospital Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems) scores. In addition, ERMC rates in the top 2 percent of the best hospitals in the nation.

The HCAHPS survey is the first national, standardized, publicly reported survey of patients' perspectives of hospital care. This survey was developed and implemented by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) and has been in use since 2006.

The CMS website explains that three broad goals shape the HCAHPS Survey. First, the survey is designed to produce comparable data on patients' perspectives of care that allows objective and meaningful comparisons among hospitals on topics that are important to consumers. Second, public reporting of the survey results is designed to create incentives for hospitals to improve quality of care. Third, public reporting serves to enhance public accountability in health care by increasing transparency. With these goals in mind, the HCAHPS project has taken substantial steps to assure that the survey is credible, useful, and practical. This methodology and the information it generates are available to the public. More information about the HCAHPS Survey can be found at www.hcahpsonline.org/home.aspx.

In addition to ranking first in overall patient satisfaction scores, Eaton Rapids Medical Center ranks #1 in Michigan in the categories of Nurse Communication and Willingness to Recommend Hospital to others. HCAHPS results are based on four consecutive quarters of patient surveys and CMS publishes the results on the Hospital Compare website four times a year. For more information or to view hospital comparisons, visit www.hospitalcompare.hhs.gov.

Note: CAHPS (Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems) is a registered trademark of the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, a U.S. Government agency.

Article posted on September 3rd 2014. - Article Permalink

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