Free health and safety event planned for October 10th

Eaton Rapids Medical Center (ERMC) and the Hamlin Township Fire Department are once again teaming up to combine two free family events on Saturday, October 10, 2015 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Hamlin Fire Station. It is the second year the organizations have worked together on the Fire Prevention Open House and Health Fair.

"We are proud to once again partner with the Hamlin Township Fire Department on the Fire Prevention Open House and Health Fair. This is a great free event for families and a wonderful opportunity to teach children crucial health and safety information that can save lives," remarked Lindsay Peters, Marketing & Development Director at ERMC.

The Hamlin Township Fire Department Fire Prevention Open House has been a long-standing tradition in recognition of National Fire Prevention Week. The Open House will feature many vendors, activities and food at no charge. Visitors can participate in fire extinguisher demonstrations, spray a fire hose, learn how to crawl through a smoke-filled house and climb inside emergency response vehicles.

Eaton Rapids Medical Center will offer free cholesterol, glucose, blood pressure and body composition screenings, along with children's games and giveaways. Many of the ERMC departments will have representatives available to share health information and expertise. Vendors at the event will include Eaton Area EMS, Barry Eaton District Health Department, Eaton Rapids Public Library, Eaton Rapids Senior Center, Highland River Adventures, Family Fare, 3M Massage Therapy, Eaton Rapids Family Dentistry, 811 Miss Dig and Eaton County 911 Dispatchers.

Special guests will include Smokey Bear, Fire Pup and Owie the Owl. Hamlin Township Fire Department is located at 6463 S. Clinton Trail in Eaton Rapids. For additional information on this event, please call (517) 663.9520.

Article posted on September 24th 2015. - Article Permalink

Annual Fall Gala Dinner & Silent Auction

The Eaton Rapids Medical Center Auxiliary continues to support our doctors, hospital and staff to bring exceptional healthcare to members of our community. In addition to countless hours of volunteer service, we have contributed hundreds of thousands of dollars to ensure that we all enjoy the latest medical technology right here in Eaton Rapids! Thanks to your generous support, the Auxiliary raised $8,941 at last year's event, which enabled us to purchase a new Bladder Scanner for the Medical Center.

We are busy planning our 8th Annual Fall Gala Dinner & Auction, which will be held at The English Inn, on Friday, October 23, 2015. Three Men and a Tenor are back this year by popular demand!

We are hoping you will consider a contribution to this event. This could be done in various ways:

Entertainment sponsor (includes 2 tickets and public recognition): $300
Table sponsor (includes 2 tickets): $200
Ticket to event: $50
Silent auction items: priceless

Please feel free to contact us if you have any questions about the event, or if you would like to participate in some way. Thank you for your consideration.

-From Linda Fuller, ERMC Auxiliary Gala Chair (517) 663-8094

Article posted on August 26th, 2015. - Article Permalink

American Hospital Association recognizes ERMC leader

Eaton Rapids Medical Center President & CEO Tim Johnson was awarded the American Hospital Association's Grassroots Champion Award.

Eaton Rapids Medical Center (ERMC) President & Chief Executive Officer Timothy Johnson received the American Hospital Association's Grassroots Champion Award for Michigan at the 2015 Michigan Health & Hospital Association (MHA) Annual Meeting on Thursday, June 25. The award is presented to hospital leaders who most effectively educate elected officials on how major issues affect the hospital's vital role in the community, who have broadened the base of community support for the hospital, and are tireless advocates for hospital patients. Each year, the American Hospital Association recognizes one hospital leader in each state.

Johnson serves on the board of many organizations locally and statewide, including the Professional Credential Verification Services and HPS, a group purchasing organization. He joined the MHA Board of Trustees in 2013 and serves as current president of the Eaton Rapids Rotary Club. Johnson has also been invited on more than one occasion to visit Washington D.C. to speak to legislators regarding the importance of rural hospitals.

The American Hospital Association is the national organization that represents and serves all types of hospitals, health care networks, and their patients and communities. Nearly 5,000 hospitals, health care systems, networks, other providers of care and 43,000 individual members come together to form the Association.

Article posted on July 8th 2015. - Article Permalink

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