Auxiliary funds “Zen Den” at ERMC

The Eaton Rapids Medical Center (ERMC) Auxiliary donated funds for the installation of a “Zen Den,” or relaxation room, for employees at the hospital. The room was completed last week and is accessible to ERMC staff 24/7. The idea for a relaxation space came about when Capstone Leadership Solutions sent a Wellbeing Care Kit to

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ERMC nurse recognized with DAISY Award

Susan Cook, registered nurse (RN) at Eaton Rapids Medical Center (ERMC), received the DAISY Award for Extraordinary Nurses at a virtual ceremony held on May 12, 2021. The ceremony took place at the hospital during National Nurses Week and was shared with staff via Zoom. Cook, who manages ERMC’s Medical/Surgical Unit, was nominated for the

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Wheaton awarded ERMC Foundation Scholarship

Hannah Wheaton, an Eaton Rapids graduate and junior in the Kirkhof College of Nursing at Grand Valley State University (GVSU), is the recipient of the Eaton Rapids Medical Center (ERMC) Foundation’s seventh-annual $1,000 nursing scholarship. Wheaton was chosen as this year’s winner by a committee comprised of directors on the hospital’s Foundation Board. In her

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ERMC COVID-19 testing staff remain ready to serve

LeighAnn Sharp and Claire Quainton, certified medical assistants (MAs), have spent every weekday since mid-November in the parking lot of Eaton Rapids Medical Center (ERMC) swabbing patients for COVID-19. Each morning they don full sets of personal protective equipment—including N95 masks, disposable plastic gowns, face shields, and sterile gloves—and step outside into the temperamental Michigan

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ERMC announces Employees of the Year

All Eaton Rapids Medical Center (ERMC) employees were recently honored with the Dr. Meinke & Dr. Sherman Award. Traditionally, two ERMC employees are recognized for providing exceptional service to fellow staff members, patients, and the community. The award, also known as the Employees of the Year Award, was established to honor Dr. Albert Meinke and

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ERMC administers first COVID vaccine dose

On Tuesday, December 29, 2020 Eaton Rapids Medical Center (ERMC) administered their first dose of the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine. The shot was given to Linda Reid, a surgical nurse who has worked at the community hospital for more than 14 years. Linda received the shot from Andie Perry, a Nurse Practitioner in ERMC’s Family Practice

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ERMC’s Dr. John Fata weighs in on the current state of COVID-19

This week’s column features responses from Eaton Rapids Medical Center’s (ERMC) Chief of Emergency Medicine, John Fata, MD. Dr. Fata is an emergency medicine physician with more than 20 years of experience who has been practicing at Eaton Rapids Medical Center for more than a decade. He took the time to answer some of the

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ERMC impacted by rising COVID-19 case numbers

Eaton Rapids Medical Center (ERMC) is struggling to keep up with the increasing severity of the Coronavirus pandemic. As COVID-19 case numbers continue to climb in Eaton County and the surrounding areas, ERMC, along with local Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) agencies, are concerned that members of the community may not have

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ERMC leader recognized with Regent’s Award

The American College of Healthcare Executives (ACHE) recently awarded Timothy Johnson, President and CEO of Eaton Rapids Medical Center (ERMC), the society’s 2020 Senior-Level Healthcare Executive Regent’s Award. Johnson was nominated for the award for demonstrating innovative and creative management in healthcare, as well as highlighting civic and community engagement. The Senior-Level Healthcare Executive Regent’s

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ERMC opens drive-up COVID-19 testing center

On Monday, November 16, 2020 Eaton Rapids Medical Center (ERMC) opened an outpatient, in-vehicle COVID-19, Strep, and Flu Testing Center south of the hospital on the corner of Main Street and Spicerville Highway. The Testing Center is open Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. It was created in response to a growing community

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ERMC implements permanent medication disposal program

Eaton Rapids Medical Center (ERMC) is now offering free, year-round disposal of medications in Eaton Rapids and Springport. This program, funded by the ERMC Auxiliary, allows community members to safely dispose of expired, unused, or unwanted prescription and over-the-counter medications. According to the National Safety Council, drug overdose is now the number one cause of

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ERMC nurse receives Lifetime Achievement Award

Karen Cole, registered nurse (RN) at Eaton Rapids Medical Center (ERMC), was presented with the DAISY Lifetime Achievement Award on Wednesday, August 26, 2020. Cole is retiring after 42 years of service to the hospital and 49 years in the field. She is the second nurse in ERMC history to receive the Lifetime Achievement Award.

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