Foundation plans golf outing for healthier community
The Eaton Rapids Medical Center Foundation Golf Outing will be held on Friday, August 16, 2013 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 included three pieces of lifesaving equipment for the Emergency Department. The purchases, totaling $35,453.70 include two defibrillators and an Autopulse Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) Machine.
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 $2.5 million of uncompensated care due to patients' inability to pay or lack of reimbursement from government programs. Participation with this event supports the Medical Center's mission of providing the community with exceptional health care. To participate or sponsor a team, contact Lindsay Stevenson at 517-663-9524 or by email at LStevenson@ermchealth.org
Article posted on April 17th 2013. - Article Permalink
Free chronic disease support program to be held
A free workshop for those suffering from chronic health issues will be held every Tuesday, April 16-May 21, 2013 from 6:00-8:30 pm in the Eaton Rapids Medical Center Lyle Hamman Room. According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), "Eighty percent of older adults have at least one chronic condition and 50% have at least two. Ninety-five percent of health care spending is spent on helping people manage chronic health conditions." Lifestyle changes such as exercising, managing stress and eating better help fight troubling symptoms of chronic disease.
The program, called PATH (the Personal Action Toward Health), steps in to provide tools and strategies to self-manage ongoing diseases. Participants make small changes during the six-week workshop. After completing the six weeks, participants say they feel better and are more confident about managing their health.
During the workshop, participants learn skills to better manage pain; cope with difficult emotions; manage stress; improve communication with family, friends and healthcare providers; make informed decisions about nutrition and exercise; and properly use medications. Weekly action plans increase participant's motivation and aid them in achieving their goals. Two trained facilitators lead the interactive workshop in a supportive group atmosphere.
Registration is required to attend this workshop. The program is free and a snack will be provided each week. For more information or to register, contact Jane by phone at 517.699.1864 or by email at email@example.com. The Lyle Hamman Room is located on the lower level of Eaton Rapids Medical Center at 1500 South Main Street in Eaton Rapids.
Article posted on April 8th, 2013. - Article Permalink
Eaton Rapids Medical Center offers Babysitting Class
Eaton Rapids Medical Center welcomes Babysitting Instructor, Charlene Hamilton from Cardio Pulmonary Resource Center, Inc. Classes will be held on May 6th, 13th and 20th from 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. at ERMC.
This course is intended to train young adults, between the ages of 11-14, to be responsible babysitters. The students will learn emergency procedures, discipline techniques, diapering and age-appropriate activities. Pediatric (child and infant) CPR, rescue breathing and the Heimlich maneuver will also be covered, along with basic first aid skills needed while babysitting.
Upon completion of the class, the student will receive a Pediatric CPR card, a Basic First Aid card and a Babysitting Course certificate. Students must attend all three classes to obtain certification. The cost of the class is $30.00 per person. Classes fill up quickly, so please RSVP by calling Cardio Pulmonary Resource Center, Inc. at 1-800-900-2772.