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Hospital exec says current COVID surge the worst yet

Over the weekend, staff at MidMichigan Health-Alma tried to find critical care beds for patients in need. They didn’t find any in Michigan. Nor Toledo. Nor Fort Wayne. “This is real and it’s really serious,” said Marita Hattem-Schiffman, president of MidMichigan Health’s central region. The facilities she oversees include the hospitals in Alma and Clare and the emergency department in Mt. Pleasant.
ALMA, MI
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War Memorial Hospital Holding Town Halls On Joining Mid-Michigan Health

Two town hall meetings will be hosted by War Memorial Hospital and MidMichigan Health to discuss War Memorial joining the MidMichigan Health system. On November 30th and December 1st David Jahn, President & CEO of WMH and Dr. Diane Postler-Slattery, President & CEO of MidMichigan Health will provide information and answer questions regarding the affiliation. “We are happy to be able to work together and provide our community an opportunity to receive additional information about what it means to join the MidMichigan Health system” said David Jahn, WMH President & CEO.
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Alcona and MidMich team up for vaccine Q&A

ALCONA COUNTY, Mich. — COVID–19 boosters and pediatric shots are available in Northeast Michigan, but some people have questions about the vaccine. The Alcona Health Center has plans to answer those questions in a digital town hall on Wednesday, December 8. Spokesperson Malinda Amlotte said doctors from AHC and MidMichigan...
ALCONA COUNTY, MI
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Midland Daily News

Salute to Midland health care workers: Pandemic thrusts medical lab into spotlight

As the COVID-19 pandemic escalated, Khushbu Patel’s role in the MidMichigan Health Laboratory Department was suddenly thrust into the spotlight. “We had so many phone calls,” the medical lab scientist recalls. The laboratory department was responsible for analyzing COVID-19 test samples from patients, but they didn’t have the processes or...
MIDLAND, MI

War Memorial and MidMichigan to host public town hall meetings

SAULT STE. MARIE — Two town hall meetings will be hosted by War Memorial Hospital and MidMichigan Health to discuss War Memorial joining the MidMichigan Health system. On Nov. 30 and Dec. 1, David Jahn, president and CEO of War Memorial Hospital, and Dr. Diane Postler-Slattery, president and CEO of MidMichigan Health, will provide information and answer questions regarding the affiliation.
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Public Invited to Tour New Bay City Emergency Department Dec. 8

The public is invited to an open house celebrating the opening of the new Emergency Department at MidMichigan Health Park – Bay on Wednesday, December 8. It’s scheduled from 4:00 to 6:00 p.m. The new Emergency Department at 3051 Kiesel Road in Bangor Township is on the corner of 2 Mile and Kiesel, next to John Glenn High School. It opens to patient care on Monday, December 13.
BAY CITY, MI
Midland Daily News

MidMichigan Health now an Approved Autism Evaluation Center

MidMichigan Health’s Pediatric Center for Rehabilitation and Behavioral Health is now an Approved Autism Evaluation Center (AAEC). An evaluation at an AAEC is the first step for some commercially insured children with autism to receive coverage for autism therapies. MidMichigan Health’s speech language pathologist Karen Wasson; pediatrician Jennifer Grossman; and...
MIDLAND, MI
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Gratiot hospital at capacity for second week in a row

For the second week in a row, MidMichigan Health has told the state that every bed in its Alma hospital is full. According to information the network provided the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services, a quarter of the facility’s 97 beds are occupied by people receiving care for COVID-19. Five of those 26 people are in the hospital’s intensive care unit.
GRATIOT COUNTY, MI
Midland Daily News

Midland County COVID-19 Report – Nov. 19

Midland County had 125 new COVID-19 cases and four new deaths reported from Nov. 18-19. Midland County: 125 cases and four deaths were added; pandemic total is 10,576 cases, 9613 probable cases, 143 deaths and 11 probable deaths. Bay County: 233 cases and two deaths were added; pandemic total stands...
MIDLAND COUNTY, MI
Midland Daily News

Michigan top COVID hotspot in nation

Michigan is among the top hotspots for COVID-19 in terms of case rate. On Tuesday, the Detroit Free Press reported the state had the highest seven-day case rate with 503.8 cases per 100,000. By Wednesday, Michigan had fallen to second place with 536.5 cases per 100,000 as Minnesota took the lead with 556.5 cases per 100,000, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
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Alma hospital at full capacity, owner network tells state

On Monday morning, MidMichigan Health reported to the state of Michigan that its hospital in Alma was full to capacity. The report was part of the state’s mandated self-reporting to monitor bed space as part of the Michigan Department of Health and Human Service’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic. MidMichigan...
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Midland Daily News

Midland County COVID-19 Report – Nov. 17

Midland County had 114 new COVID-19 cases reported from Nov. 16-17. Midland County: 114 cases were added; pandemic total is 10,451 cases, 961 probable cases, 139 deaths and 11 probable deaths. Bay County: 132 cases and two deaths were added; pandemic total stands at 15,043 cases, 1,255 probable cases, 393...
MIDLAND COUNTY, MI

Local hospitals battle overcrowded facilities, staffing shortages

Local hospitals are battling overcrowded facilities and staffing shortages. Now, they've even been forced to divert ambulances to other healthcare facilities. "It feels like failure to us,” said Danny Greig, the medical director of the emergency department at MidMichigan Health in Midland. Grieg said since September the hospital has been...
MIDLAND, MI
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Michigan Reaches 70% Vaccination Goal

(source: MidMichigan Health) The state of Michigan has released new numbers for the rate of vaccinated people ages 16 and older. On Monday, November 15, the state reported about 70 percent, or nearly 5.7 million Michigan residents in that age category have gotten at least one shot of their COVID-19 vaccine. The vaccines began to be administered by the end of 2020, with the 70 percent goal set in hopes of achieving it before the end of 2021, which it has.
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Midland Daily News

Midland County COVID-19 Report - Nov. 15

Midland County had 301 new COVID-19 cases and two deaths reported from Nov. 11-15. Due to technical difficulties, the state's COVID-19 tracking website was unable to update the individual county numbers by press deadline on Friday. The numbers below were recorded between Thursday and Monday. The overall state numbers were updated.
MIDLAND COUNTY, MI
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