ERMC recognized by National Organization of State Offices of Rural Health

Eaton Rapids Medical Center (ERMC) has been recognized by the National Organization of State Offices of Rural Health (NOSORH) and iVantage Health Analytics for overall excellence in Quality, Outcomes, Patient Perspectives, and Financial Strength, reflecting top quartile performance among all acute care hospitals in the nation. ERMC is the only hospital in Michigan to be recognized in all four categories in 2015.

The assessment was designed to identify excellence across a broad spectrum of indicators relevant to hospital performance and patient care. Indicators included process of care scores, readmissions and mortality rates, patient satisfaction survey scores, and financial metrics. ERMC was one of 17 facilities recognized for quality, one of 34 recognized for outcomes, one of 14 recognized in patient satisfaction, and one of 16 recognized for financial strength statewide.

"These top quartile performers should take great pride in this recognition. It showcases their commitment to continuous performance analysis and improvement. It's an honor to celebrate their achievement as they continue to serve their communities despite the many market, regulatory and financial pressures they face." said Michael Topchik, senior vice president of iVantage Health Analytics.

The National Organization of State Offices of Rural Health was established to improve access to, and the quality of, health care for America's 61 million rural citizens. iVantage is a business analytic and advisory services company. Eaton Rapids Medical Center is a full-service, critical access hospital located in Eaton Rapids, Michigan. For more information, visit www.eatonrapidsmedicalcenter.org. To view a complete list of hospitals recognized, visit https://nosorh.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/11/NOSORH-State-Award-Release_Michigan.pdf.

Article posted on December 23rd 2015. - Article Permalink

ERMC Board appoints new directors

The Eaton Rapids Medical Center (ERMC) Board of Directors has appointed Marty DeBow and Nate Skinner as its newest members.

Marty DeBow is Pastor of the First United Methodist Church in Eaton Rapids. He has served five churches over the course of 31 years. He is a graduate of Alma College and Michigan State University. Marty is married to Cindy and they have two children, Matthew and Kattie.

Nate Skinner is a Director of Skinner Funeral Homes in Eaton Rapids and Lansing. He has degrees from Central Michigan University and Worsham College of Mortuary Science. He and his wife Brandi have two sons, Max and Ben. Nate is a past-president of the Eaton Rapids Rotary Club.

Both Marty and Nate have an affinity for Michigan State University sports and are active members of the Eaton Rapids Rotary Club. They replaced Bill Botti and Rick Acker due to term limits.

The ERMC Board of Directors is comprised of a diverse group of professionals who come together to represent the community and make decisions to positively impact the health of the community. Each board member brings unique skills and expertise to the organization and Eaton Rapids Medical Center is grateful for their dedication and service.

Eaton Rapids Medical Center is a full-service, critical access hospital located in Eaton Rapids, Michigan. For more information, visit www.eatonrapidsmedicalcenter.org.

Article posted on December 17th 2015. - Article Permalink

Mitten trees offer warmth for community

Give what you can, take what you need.

Eaton Rapids Medical Center and Springport Medical Clinic have decorated trees with warm winter clothes for our neighbors in need. Please help yourself to any of the items. If you would like to contribute, please bring in clean, gently used or new mittens, gloves, scarves and hats of all sizes to add to the trees. Boots and coats can even be placed under the trees. The Eaton Rapids Medical Center Mitten Tree is located in the Emergency Department Lobby at 1500 South Main Street in Eaton Rapids, MI 48827. Springport Medical Clinic is located at 400 E. Main Street Suite 200, Springport, MI 49284.

Article posted on December 15, 2015. - Article Permalink

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