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

ERMC Foundation plans golf outing

The Eaton Rapids Medical Center Foundation Golf Outing will be held on Friday, August 22, 2014 at Eldorado Golf Course. Golfers will enjoy 18 holes of golf with a cart, lunch, prizes, hors d'oeuvres and a drink ticket. A $10,000 Hole-in-One challenge will also be sponsored by Ackley-Peters-Haubert Insurance Services. Consumers Professional Credit Union will be sponsoring the Shoot-for-Loot hole with cash and lottery ticket prizes.

The Eaton Rapids Medical Center Foundation uses contributions from supporters to support technology, equipment and building improvements at ERMC. The Foundation's most recent contribution to the Medical Center is the Stryker System 7, a tool used by Dr. Kenton Waterbrook in total knee and hip replacements. The precision of the system improves the total joint fit and is the most advanced system in the Lansing area.

Our community benefits from the free educational programs, health screenings, counseling, support groups and school-based programs offered annually by the Medical Center. Each year, ERMC performs more than $1.8 million of uncompensated care due to patients' inability to pay or lack of reimbursement from government programs. To participate or sponsor a team, contact Lindsay Peters at 517-663-9524 or by email at LPeters@ermchealth.org.

Article posted on July 10th, 2014. - Article Permalink

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