ERMC coordinates Harvest Gathering food drive

Eaton Rapids Medical Center (ERMC) is holding the Michigan Harvest Gathering Food Drive from October 24th to November 7th. Non-perishable food and personal hygiene items collected will be donated to the local food bank in Eaton Rapids, Heart & Hands. Collection barrels will be located at Eaton Rapids Medical Center, Eaton Rapids Middle School, Greyhound Intermediate School, Greyhound Central, Union Street Community Center, Eaton Federal Savings Bank, Island City Academy, Meridian Magnesium Products of America, Ross & Associates and the Eaton Rapids Senior Center.

A few of the desired items include canned meals, boxed dinners, dry pasta, cereal, and infant formula. Non-food items such as soap, toothpaste, laundry detergent, disposable diapers and feminine hygiene products are appreciated as well. Last year, the Michigan Harvest Gathering in Eaton Rapids collected 3153 pounds of food and items and $387.90 for Heart & Hands. This year, ERMC hopes to exceed that amount. According to www.feedmichigan.org, 18 percent of households are struggling to put food on the table and nearly 1 in 6 children is at risk of hunger in Michigan. For more information, contact Leslie Neubecker-Czubko, Registered Dietitian at 517-663-9453.

Article posted on October 23rd 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 November 4th, 11th and 18th 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.

Article posted on October 18th 2013. - Article Permalink

ERMC CEO Joins MHA Board of Trustees

Tim Johnson, Eaton Rapids Medical Center (ERMC) President and Chief Executive Officer, has been selected to serve on the Michigan Health & Hospital Association (MHA) Board of Trustees. In addition, the MHA is sponsoring his participation in the American Hospital Association's Health Care Transformation Fellowship.

"I am excited to be working on behalf of all the hospitals in Michigan. I will strive to help them continue to deliver the best care possible to our patients during these times of uncertainty in the health care field," stated Johnson. He became President and CEO of Eaton Rapids Medical Center in 2009. Prior his current role, he served as Chief Financial Officer at ERMC for nine years.

The Michigan Health & Hospital Association is the statewide leader representing all of the community hospitals in Michigan. Established in 1919 and based in Lansing, the MHA represents the interests of its member hospitals and health systems in legislative and regulatory arenas on key issues and supports efforts to provide safe, quality, cost-effective and accessible care. For more information, visit MHA.org.

Article posted on October 9th 2013. - Article Permalink

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