By Carla Bumstead Editor, Flashes Advertising & News Eaton Rapids Medical Center (ERMC) made the decision to approach the COVID-19 (coronavirus) outbreak with directness, honesty and transparency. “Our Incident Command Team (ICT) went into action weeks ago,” said ERMC spokesperson Lindsay Peters. “We had the sense that there were some people out there that didn’t
March 28, 2020 As your community hospital, it is important that we share with you what we are doing to respond to the rapidly evolving COVID-19 situation here in Eaton Rapids. To date, we have had two confirmed positive COVID-19 cases at Eaton Rapids Medical Center. We are awaiting test results for several individuals and there will surely
The Eaton Rapids Medical Center (ERMC) Foundation Board welcomed three newly-appointed members at a recent meeting. Local leaders Kyle Booher, OD, Dave Johnson, and Mike Mills joined the Board to oversee the activities of the Foundation, which uses contributions from supporters to purchase new equipment, make building improvements, and support educational programs at ERMC. Dr.
FOR THE LATEST ERMC COVID-19 UPDATES, PLEASE VISIT https://www.eatonrapidsmedicalcenter.org/coronavirus In the midst of all the discussion regarding COVID-19 (the official name given to the Coronavirus by the World Health Organization on February 11, 2020) we wanted to share a few pieces of valuable information regarding what we have been doing here at ERMC to keep
Eaton Rapids Medical Center (ERMC) has joined a movement to improve health care for older adults, contributing to a goal of 20 percent of U.S. hospitals and health systems becoming age-friendly by 2020. As part of the Age-Friendly Health Systems initiative, The John A. Hartford Foundation and the Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI), in partnership
Eaton Rapids Medical Center (ERMC) employees Lisa Shepler, RN and Kathryn Huston-Smith were honored with the Dr. Meinke & Dr. Sherman Award at the hospital holiday celebration on Saturday, January 4, 2020. Each year, two ERMC employees are recognized for providing exceptional service to fellow staff members, patients, and the community. The award, also known
Richard Ferro, DO from Multidisciplinary Pain Management Services recently began performing interspinous process decompression with the new Vertiflex procedure at Eaton Rapids Medical Center (ERMC). This procedure takes pressure off the spinal nerves by implanting a spacer through a small tube the size of a dime to relieve the symptoms of lumbar spinal stenosis, an
Bob Dickins, Lowell Fernander, MD, and Rus Halsey have joined the Eaton Rapids Medical Center Board of Directors. The new directors replace Jamie Davidson, Leonard Peters, and Rosi Terpening, who have reached their term limits after nine years of service. ERMC directors safeguard the hospital’s charitable purpose and preserve its assets held in trust for
Eaton Rapids Medical Center (ERMC) is now offering enhanced imaging capabilities with the Philips EPIQ Ultrasound System. “We’re very pleased to be able to offer referring physicians and patients this important service,” said Tina Brandt, RDCS, RVT supervisor of cardiovascular testing at ERMC. “Philips EPIQ ultrasound demonstrates our hospital’s dedication to providing the latest innovative
Sandy Stallard, registered nurse (RN) at Eaton Rapids Medical Center (ERMC), was presented with the DAISY Lifetime Achievement Award during a surprise ceremony on Wednesday, October 23, 2019. Stallard, who is retiring after 32 years of service to the hospital, is the first recipient of the award. Fifty of her peers were in attendance at
The Michigan Health Council and Eaton Rapids Medical Center (ERMC) partnered to bring Mini-Medical School to Lockwood Elementary on September 12, 2019. The event offered hands-on health and medicine-related activities for local elementary school children in grades K-3. Kindra Smith, registered nurse and parent of a Lockwood student, recommended the program to Lockwood Elementary. Students
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