Saginaw, MI Health

COVID shutdown forces St. Charles to forfeit two football games

Positive tests and contact tracing forced St. Charles to forfeit its Week 4 football game against Bath and will do the same in Week 5, giving a forfeit win to Dansville. “The COVID bug stepped in and beat us,” St. Charles athletic director Leon Larsen said. “We had positive cases early in the week in the school and the teams, so we paused our two football programs for two weeks.”
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Saginaw COVID-19 update: Open vaccine sites

Here are several locations where you can find the vaccine in Saginaw: 1. 316 S 4th Ave (989) 758-6000; 2. 4672 State St (989) 921-6222; 3. 8400 Gratiot Rd 989-781-6510; 4. 3360 Tittabawassee Rd 989-249-6010; 5. 3050 Bay Rd 989-792-9606; 6. 5050 Gratiot Rd 989-249-4215; 7. 1470 Tittabawassee Rd 989-754-8477;

Ascension makes $125M investment in mid-Michigan hospitals

Ascension will be investing $125 million into its health ministries located in Saginaw, Standish, and Tawas City. This latest investment into the three hospitals was started in May 2018. At that time, $50 million was used for facility renovations and upgrades, advanced imaging technology, and various patient care enhancements. An...

Local parents debate whether or not to vaccinate children

Local parents are decided whether or not to vaccinate their children after Pfizer said it’s vaccine is safe for kids age 5 to 11. "We want them to be safe, but at the same time, we are wondering: is this safe for them?" said Emmanuel Ncheuguim, a Saginaw Township dad.
Midland Daily News

A dose of hope: Midland officials encouraged by news of COVID vaccine for ages 5+

Two local officials responded positively to Pfizer's announcement Monday morning that its COVID-19 vaccine works for children ages 5 to 11. The vaccine made by Pfizer and its German partner BioNTech already is available for anyone 12 and older, according to the Associated Press. But with kids now back in school and the extra-contagious delta variant causing a huge jump in pediatric infections, many parents are anxiously awaiting vaccinations for their younger children.

Saginaw, Bay and Midland county schools COVID-19 roundup for week of Sept. 20

SAGINAW, MI - All public school districts in Saginaw, Bay and Midland counties have at least one confirmed COVID-19 case since returning to classes. During the week of Monday, Sept. 13, three districts - Saginaw Township Community Schools, Swan Valley School District and Pinconning Area School District - instituted mask mandates after dealing with escalating caseloads and quarantines. They join Saginaw Public Schools, which began the year with a mandate, and Midland Public Schools, which required masks for K-6 students and staff after dealing with an outbreak.

Ascension investing $125 million into Saginaw’s St. Mary’s Hospital, others in northern Michigan

SAGINAW, MI — Ascension plans to invest $125 million into its hospitals in Saginaw, Standish and Tawas City. Ascension officials have announced a plan to invest $125 million in operational capital into the health system’s northern Michigan health ministries, which includes Ascension St. Mary’s Hospital in Saginaw, Ascension Standish Hospital in Standish and Ascension St. Joseph Hospital in Tawas City.

Michigan State Board of Education VP calling for mask mandate in schools

SAGINAW COUNTY, Mich. (WJRT) - (09/17/2021) - The tense debate over masking in schools across Michigan is ramping up. Now, the Vice President of the State Board of Education is getting involved. Saginaw-native, Dr. Pamela Pugh is urging Governor Whitmer’s administration to implement a mask mandate for schools across the...

Ascension planning $175 million worth of hospital projects in Mid-Michigan

MID-MICHIGAN, Mich. (WJRT) - Three Ascension hospitals in Mid-Michigan will receive a total of $175 million worth of improvements soon. The hospital system announced an additional $125 million investment into Ascension St. Mary’s in Saginaw, Ascension Standish Hospital and Ascension St. Joseph in Tawas City. St. Mary’s already is receiving $50 million worth of upgrades, including an $18 million emergency care center expansion.

Saginaw officials release results from ARPA survey

Saginaw officials are moving forward with plans to spend millions of dollars in coronavirus relief funding. The city received $52 million dollars from the American Rescue Plan. "The city means a lot to me and my family," Tim Dempsey said. Consultant Tim Dempsey is in Saginaw to help residents and...

Ascension Hospitals Announce New Projects

Ascension St. Mary's-Saginaw (source: Ascension) Ascension plans to invest $125 million into their northern Michigan health ministries – Ascension St. Mary’s in Saginaw, Ascension Standish and Ascension St. Joseph in Tawas City. Ascension announced a $50 million investment in 2018, dedicated to facility renovations and upgrades, advanced imaging technology, patient care enhancements and an $18 million emergency care center expansion at St. Mary’s Hospital in Saginaw. That project is expected to be complete in November.
Midland Daily News

MidMichigan earns national recognition for efforts to improve stroke treatment

MidMichigan Medical Center – Midland has received the American Heart Association’s SilverPlus Get With The Guidelines-Stroke Quality Achievement Award for their commitment to ensuring stroke patients receive the most appropriate treatment according to nationally recognized, research-based guidelines. Additionally, MidMichigan received the Association’s Target: Type 2 Diabetes Honor Roll award. To...

Genesee Health Plan celebrates 20th anniversary

FLINT, Mich - Genesee health plan is recognizing health care professionals and leaders as they commemorate their 20th-anniversary serving Genesee County residents. Local health care leaders were celebrated at the 9th annual awards ceremony this evening... And two more leaders were inducted into the 2021 "health care hall of fame"

Parents protest Swan Valley school leaders’ mask requirement decision following COVID-19 outbreak

THOMAS TOWNSHIP, MI — Three weeks into her son’s experience as a kindergartner there, Pamela Romain said she was ready to pull him out of Swan Valley School District. The 42-year-old mother was among about 30 people who gathered outside the school district’s administrative building Thursday, Sept. 16, when they protested district leaders’ decision earlier in the week to require facemasks inside facilities.

Ascension investing $125 million into northern health facilities

SAGINAW, Mich. - Ascension announced it will be investing $125 million in operational capital into their northern Michigan health ministries. The renovation and expansion of intensive care units and rooms, and private patient rooms throughout Ascension St. Mary’s Hospital. Upgrades to cardiac catheterization and electrophysiology labs at Ascension St. Mary’s...