October 31st, 2017
It’s hard to believe we are starting our third Community Health Needs Assessment! We need your input.
 
You are invited to the Stakeholder Kickoff Meeting for the 2018 Healthy! Capital Counties Community Health Needs Assessment! Community leaders, health care providers, community organizations and coalitions, and anyone interested in improving health can attend!
 
Join us on Thursday, November 30 from 9am-12pm at the East Lansing Hannah Community Center! Registration is required and available online at https://healthycapitalcounties.eventbrite.com. Questions? Contact Susan Peters at (517) 541-2652 or speters@bedhd.org.
 
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September 6th, 2017
An inspector from the College of American Pathologists (CAP) visited ERMC last month to conduct a survey of our laboratory processes. This survey occurs every two years in order to maintain our accreditation. The surveyor reported only ten minor findings out of 1,800+ quality regulations requiring compliance. Laboratory staff now have 30 days in which to respond in writing as to the corrective actions that will be performed prior to receiving approval for reaccreditation. The surveyor was very impressed this year and told me that our lab delivers “the utmost quality of care” for our patients.
  Laboratory manager, Trisha Fitnich, explained that “Laboratory science is all about detail-oriented people with the same personality and drive doing what we ...   Read more...
July 12th, 2017
Last month, ERMC welcomed back DNV GL Healthcare USA, Inc. surveyors. It was a bit of a surprise, as we did not expect them until July or August, and a number of key people were on vacation. It was great to see, however, that once again staff rallied together to provide everything that was required to prove that our organization conforms to the NIAHO Quality Management System standard and Medicare participation requirements.
ERMC had to meet or exceed certain standards for patients in several areas in order to achieve ISO 9001:2008 certification. A successful survey resulting in certification is confirmation of competence and is utilized as a strategic tool to report the consistency and transparency with which a business conducts itself. This formal recognition that we operate according to international standards adds credibility to our hospital and makes us stand out as an exceptional health care provider. It is a distinction that no other ...   Read more...
May 3rd, 2017
The 2015 Community Health Needs Assessment (CHNA) identified important issues related to adolescent mental and physical health in our area that caused concern in our community.   These issues prompted a group of local citizens, including ERMC’s Lindsay Peters and Dawn Wartenbe, to form the Eaton Rapids Area Teen Initiative (ERATI).  The members are comprised of both adults and teens who began meeting in the fall of 2016 to discuss the importance of establishing a teen center in Eaton Rapids.  This team of individuals is committed to securing a location, funding, staffing and programming in support of the project.  The vision of ERATI “is for Eaton Rapids area teens to have a place to go that provides enrichment, security and learning during selected hours when school is not in session.”  Their mission “is to provide a safe environment and adult-led, youth-driven programming, tutoring, volunteer ...   Read more...
April 21st, 2017
Our Radiology Department passed the annual FDA Mammography Quality Standards Act inspection with flying colors and our Dietary Department received 100% on their health inspection this week! Our team consistently demonstrates a strong commitment to quality and safety. Thank you all for your dedication. 




-Tim
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