Three Men and a Tenor to play at Auxiliary Gala

The Eaton Rapids Medical Center (ERMC) Auxiliary is excited to announce that Three Men and a Tenor will be back with a new Christmas show at its annual Gala on Friday, November 11, 2016. In addition to live music, this fun-filled evening at the English Inn's Medovue Hall will include dinner and a silent auction. Three Men and a Tenor is a renowned, local a cappella group twice voted Best Entertainment in Michigan by the "Michigan Meetings and Events" magazine. The ERMC Auxiliary is pleased to sponsor this great entertainment group with the mission of improving healthcare for residents of the greater Eaton Rapids area.

The evening will begin with a cash bar and appetizers at 5:00 p.m. with an ongoing silent auction that will feature some fantastic items such as hand-crafted furniture, toys, home decor, golf packages, gift certificates and much, much more. At 7:00 p.m. a complete dinner including both petite filet mignon and chicken breast will be served. Auction items will be released to the highest bidders as we enjoy one of the English Inn's fabulous desserts.

For more information on the event, tickets or table sponsorships, or if you have an item you would like to donate to the silent auction, please call Linda Fuller at 517.490.4341. Reservation forms are available in the ERMC Owl's Perch Gift Shop. All proceeds from this event go directly to the Eaton Rapids Medical Center Foundation.

Article posted on October 26th 2016. - Article Permalink

ERMC participates in 26th annual Michigan Harvest Gathering

The Michigan Harvest Gathering, an annual state-wide campaign that raises food and funds for Michigan's emergency food response, is celebrating 26 years of statewide hunger relief. In its first 25 years, the campaign raised over 54 million meals to help those in need! Eaton Rapids Medical Center (ERMC) has coordinated the Harvest Gathering food drive for the Eaton Rapids area for several years and will hold the local 2016 drive from October 25 to November 8.

Non-perishable food and personal hygiene items collected will be donated to Heart & Hands, the local food bank in Eaton Rapids. Collection barrels will be located at Eaton Rapids Medical Center, Eaton Rapids Middle School, Greyhound Intermediate School, Eaton Federal Savings Bank, Island City Academy, Island City Assisted Living, Ross & Associates Realtors, Eaton Rapids Senior Center, Laura DeLong Realty, Meridian Magnesium and Mark's Place.

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. According to www.feedmichigan.org, 16 percent of households are struggling to put food on the table.

For more information, contact Leslie Neubecker-Czubko, ERMC Registered Dietitian Nutritionist at 517-663-9453.

Article posted on October 19th 2016. - Article Permalink

ERMC Receives Accreditation from DNV GL

Eaton Rapids Medical Center (ERMC) announces the successful completion of its new accreditation process from DNV GL - Healthcare.

By earning accreditation, ERMC has demonstrated it meets or exceeds patient safety standards (Conditions of Participation) set forth by the U.S. Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. DNV GL's accreditation program is the only one to integrate the ISO 9001 Quality Management System with the Medicare Conditions of Participation.

"The DNV GL program allows Eaton Rapids Medical Center to add another layer of quality standards that separate us above other hospitals in the Tri-County area," explains Kris Allen, Vice President of Patient Care Services at Eaton Rapids Medical Center. "We are committed to annual surveys that create a culture of hardwired quality excellence every day with every patient, every time."

Eaton Rapids Medical Center has three years from the date of its accreditation to achieve compliance with ISO 9001, a quality management system used by performance-driven organizations around the world to advance their quality and sustainability objectives.

"We have taken an entirely different approach to accreditation, and hospitals are really responding," says DNV GL - Healthcare CEO Patrick Horine. "Since accreditation is a must-have credential for just about every hospital in this country, why not make it more valuable, and get more out of it? That's where ISO 9001 comes into play, and turns the typical get-your-ticket-punched accreditation exercise into a quality transformation."

DNV GL's accreditation program, called NIAHO (Integrated Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations), involves annual hospital surveys - instead of every three years - and encourages hospitals to openly share information across departments and to discover improvements in clinical workflows and safety protocols.

About DNV GL - Healthcare

DNV GL is a world-leading certification body. We help businesses assure the performance of their organizations, products, people, facilities and supply chains through certification, verification, assessment, and training services.

Within healthcare, we help our customers achieve excellence by improving quality and patient safety through hospital accreditation, managing infection risk, management system certification and training.? The DNV GL Group operates in more than 100 countries. Our 16,000 professionals are dedicated to helping our customers make the world safer, smarter and greener.

For more information about DNV GL hospital accreditation, visit www.dnvglhealthcare.com.

Article posted on October 12th 2016. - Article Permalink

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