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.
By Deb Malewski Contributing Writer, Flashes Advertising & News Many things are changing around us due to the pandemic situation we face, and many are unsure how to handle changes in the normal events of our daily life, like our everyday, non-emergency healthcare. “We want the community to know that it’s safe to receive care,”
By Carla Bumstead Editor, Flashes Advertising & News April 24, 2020 Across the nation, COVID-19 is keeping people away from hospitals, and Eaton Rapids Medical Center (ERMC) is no exception. Speaking on Wednesday, April 22, ERMC CEO Tim Johnson said they have seen a “massive decline” in the number of people seeking services. This worries
A Message for our Community: Do not delay seeking crucial care during COVID-19 April 21, 2020 We at Eaton Rapids Medical Center recognize that the COVID-19 outbreak has turned many things into an uncertainty. Services our community has come to expect and rely upon have been altered, reduced, or postponed while we all do
By Carla Bumstead Editor, Flashes Advertising & News March 30, 2020 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
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