ERMC Farmers Market opens for the season

The Eaton Rapids Medical Center (ERMC) Farmers Market will open for the season at 3 p.m. on Friday, May 16, 2014. Local merchants include Wooden Shoe Herb Farm, Clark Sugarbush, Hillcrest Farms and many more. The market will also feature health information, master gardener education and cooking demonstrations throughout the summer.

Registered dietitian at Eaton Rapids Medical Center Leslie Neubecker-Czubko became the driving force behind the market when she saw a need to promote healthier eating habits among hospital employees and the community while supporting local merchants.

"The idea is that the community, hospital employees, visitors and patients can purchase fresh, nutritious produce from the market and take it home for dinner," says Neubecker-Czubko. "We want our residents to support our local economy and their health by buying fresh fruits and vegetables at the market. In addition, ERMC's dietary department is using some of the locally-grown food in dishes served at the hospital."

The Farmers Market will continue in the ERMC parking lot each Friday from 3 to 6:30 p.m. The Market accepts SNAP EBT (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program Electronic Benefit Transfer) Bridge Cards, Double Up Food Bucks (starting June 1st) and Project Fresh Coupons. Eaton Rapids Medical Center is located at 1500 South Main in Eaton Rapids. For more information call 517.663.9453.

Article posted on May 9th 2014. - 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 12th, 19th and June 2nd 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. Eaton Rapids Medical Center is located at 1500 South Main in Eaton Rapids.

Article posted on April 28th, 2014. - Article Permalink

ERMC Auxiliary plans second-annual Purse Bingo event

The Eaton Rapids Medical Center (ERMC) Auxiliary will be holding the second-annual Purse Bingo fundraiser on Thursday, May 1, 2014 from 6 to 8 p.m. at the St. Peter Catholic Church Hall. Participants will have the chance to win 20 different purses, each with a minimum value of $40. Tickets are $12 each and include general admission, 20 bingo cards and a chance to win an exciting door prize. Food and extra bingo cards will be available for purchase.

St. Peter Catholic Church is located at 515 East Knight Street in Eaton Rapids. Tickets can be purchased in the Owl's Perch Gift Shop, located in the main lobby of Eaton Rapids Medical Center at 1500 South Main Street in Eaton Rapids. Since its inception, the ERMC Auxiliary has provided volunteers and financial support to the hospital in order to improve the health of the community. For more information about becoming a member of the ERMC Auxiliary, please visit our Auxiliary page.

Article posted on April 16th 2014. - Article Permalink

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