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Healthy Living Newsletters 2013

December 8, 2013
Orthopedics & Joint Center Receives Aetna Rating for Quality

Adding another national ranking to its recent list of quality awards, St. Joseph Mercy Port Huron (SJMPH) is pleased to announce that its Mercy Orthopedics and Joint Center received an Institute of Quality (IOQ) rating by Aetna.

November 24, 2013
St. Joseph Mercy Receives Grade “A” for Quality & Safety

When it comes to quality and patient safety, St. Joseph Mercy Port Huron (SJMPH) once again is making the grade compared to other local hospitals.

November 10, 2013
St. Joseph Mercy Earns Top Performers Award
As St. Joseph Mercy Hospital continues its dedicated work to ensure quality and safety: every patient...every time, the hospital was recently named a Top Performer on Key Quality Measures® by The Joint Commission, the leading accreditor of health care organizations in America.

October 27, 2013
Now Available: Area’s Most Advanced Breast Care Services

Beginning in October, women across the Blue Water area and Thumb communities have something to celebrate. For the first time in the region, the Mercy Women’s Health Center offers a Comprehensive Breast Center (CBC).

October 13, 2013
Diabetes Center Hosts Reality Wellness Session

St. Joseph Mercy’s Diabetes Center is pleased to host the 2013 community education event, “Diabetes…Reality Wellness.”

September 29, 2013
Are You Ready for the Health Insurance Marketplace?

A large segment of the area’s uninsured will be able to select a health care plan that better fits their budget when Michigan’s new Health Insurance Marketplace opens beginning Tuesday, October 1.

September 15, 2013
Mercy Regional Cancer Center Hosts Month-Long Salute to Breast Cancer

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and St. Joseph Mercy Port Huron and the area’s leading Mercy Regional Cancer Center invite women to have a better understanding of breast cancer risk, screening and treatment.

September 1, 2013
Healthy Aging: The Role of Immunity

Jake’s father got the flu at age 67 and died a few weeks later of pneumonia. His Aunt Stella is now 92 and living independently, a prime example of healthy aging.

August 15, 2013
Healthy Self-Image Focus of FREE Breast Surgery Seminar

The need for plastic surgery, specifically breast augmentation, as a result of breast cancer treatment, extreme weight loss, or other health, hormonal or genetic issue can be a sensitive topic for both men and women.

August 4, 2013
Annual Golf Outing to Benefit Those in Greatest Need

St. Joseph Mercy Foundation is pleased to host the Thirty-Third Annual Mercy - Chafty Memorial Golf Outing.

July 21, 2013
Supporting Healthy Lifestyles through Community Collaboration
Sun filters through the large windows of the cavernous gym, casting shadows on the shiny wooden floor. In the background outside, the St. Clair River gently rolls by. Inside, each participant – sans shoes – stands behind his or her chair. Together, like a chorus line of dancers in rehearsal, they begin performing a series of toe raises, followed by single leg lifts and gentle lunges to the lyrical instrumental sounds of “O Solo Mio.”

July 7, 2013
Better Breathers Club Moves to New Location
Designed to provide a number of significant service improvements, St. Joseph Mercy Port Huron is pleased to announce that its Better Breathers Club (BBC) has moved to a new location on the hospital campus.

June 23, 2013
Waist Watching & Heart Health

As a senior, when you make a visit to the doctor, the nurse probably asks you to step on the scale. That’s because weight is a good measure of your overall health.

June 9, 2013
Yoga and Stretching for Back Pain

There are many possible reasons your back is hurting you right now. And there are many possible treatments you might explore to get rid of the pain.

May 26, 2013
Women in Focus Golf Outing Benefits Pink Ribbon Fund
It's all about you at the Eighteenth Annual St. Joseph Mercy Pink Ribbon Ladies' Day Golf Outing to benefit the Mercy Pink Ribbon Fund.

May 12, 2013
Mercy Regional Cancer Center Hosts Survivor Picnic

The long road toward survival starts in childhood – a time when individuals build remarkable endurance, capacity for patience, and drive to overcome any obstacles that stand in their way.

April 28, 2013
Don’t Let Poor Hearing Isolate You

Hearing aids today are small and inconspicuous, resting in the ear or ear canal or dangling behind it out of sight. And in an era when many people walk around with bluetooth and other receivers in their ears, who cares?

April 14, 2013
Skin Cancer: Cover Up to Avoid It

Is the sun your friend or enemy? The answer is: both. If that’s confusing, so is the news that’s coming from health experts.

March 31, 2013
Silent Strokes Raises Dementia Risk
You probably know that a stroke is a major event capable of striking you down in your tracks. What you may not know is that a stroke can also be silent, with no symptoms and no noticeable aftereffects.

March 17, 2013
Praying for a Good Night's Sleep?

Do you wake up each morning on your own without an alarm clock feeling refreshed, alert and ready for the day ahead? Or do you drag yourself out of bed, grumbling until you get your first cup of coffee?

February 24, 2013
Senior ER: It's the Level of Care that Counts

Panic-stricken might have been a good description of Cindy Grone’s state when she made the drive from her Emmett home to St. Joseph Mercy Hospital last November. Her 83-year-old mother had suffered a seizure and was being transported by ambulance to the Emergency Department.

February 10, 2013
St. Joseph Mercy Hospital Board of Trustees Announced

St. Joseph Mercy Hospital is pleased to announce its 2013-2014 Board of Trustees. Jeffery Smith; President, All Star Services, Inc. (pictured right) will serve as Board Chair.

January 27, 2013
Bariatric Service Hits Milestone:
Launches New Services
Celebrating its first year of serving the Blue Water Area and Thumb Region, patients taking advantage of Michigan Bariatric Institute (MBI) services through St. Joseph Mercy Port Huron now have a number of additional supports to include in their weight loss tool kits, including the area's only bariatric-center-based, medically supervised weight loss, exercise, and food supplementation programs.

January 13, 2013
St. Joseph Mercy Hospital Appoints Chief Medical Officer

St. Joseph Mercy Hospital is pleased to announce that effective Monday, February 4, 2013, Robert Camara, DO, (pictured right) will serve as the organization's Chief Medical Officer (CMO).

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