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National Perspective on Health Care Disparities | Catherine Alicia Georges, EdD, RN, FAAN

Michigan Business Network
October 31, 2018 12:00 PM

AARP National Volunteer President, Catherine Alicia Georges EdD, RN, FAAN spoke at the AARP Michigan Disrupting Disparities (CARE), Lansing, MI, 10/02/18.

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Flint & Genesee Chamber’s Policy Committee Endorses Genesee Health Plan’s Millage Renewal

Michigan Business Beat
October 16, 2018 5:00 PM


The Flint & Genesee Chamber of Commerce Public Policy Committee (PPC) today endorsed millage renewal request for the Genesee Health Plan on the Nov. 6 ballot. 

The Genesee Health Plan (GHP) is seeking renewal of 0.998 mill for seven years – 2020 through 2026 – to continue funding a health-care delivery system, through the Genesee County Health Department, for low-income residents of Genesee County. The renewal would to cost the owner of $100,000 house in Genesee County $4.16 a month ($49.90 annually).

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DPSCD Announces Hydration Stations: Long-term Drinking Water Solution for All Schools with Philanthropic Support

Michigan Business Network
October 11, 2018 10:30 AM

District to begin implementation immediately with completion by summer 2019

DETROIT – (Oct. 9, 2018) The Detroit Public Schools Community District (DPSCD) announced today its long-term solution to provide clean drinking water for the more than 50,000 students and staff throughout the District with the installation of water hydration systems. In addition, the District announced support from approximately a dozen philanthropic partners who have committed $2.4 million to support the purchase and installation of the hydration systems to be placed in every school building by summer of 2019. DPSCD will be one of the nation’s largest public school districts with hydration stations in all school buildings. The hydration stations offer filtration technology designed to cool water and remove lead, copper and other contaminants. The District will install one station for every 100 students as well as one in every gym and faculty lounge.

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Delta Dental | Healthy Detroit Family Recipe Contest Launches with $1,000 Grand Prize

Michigan Business Network
October 9, 2018 6:00 PM

Win a Thousand Dollars for your Family and your School


Dust off the recipe book, and take out the aprons.

It’s time for the Healthy Detroit Family Recipe Contest.

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Clifford the Horse visits Sparrow Children’s Center Patients

Michigan Business Beat
October 8, 2018 10:00 AM

Jeffrey Mosher hit the road to the parking ramp of Sparrow Hospital early this month to take in a rare visitor to the healthcare system.

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First Lady Sue Snyder Brings Awareness to Infant Safe Sleep at Sparrow Hospital

Michigan Business Network
September 26, 2018 5:00 PM

Lansing, Mich – Michigan’s First Lady Sue Snyder recently spoke at Lansing's Sparrow Hospital about the importance of infant safe sleep. Snyder has been committed to spreading the word about safe sleep especially for September, which is Safe Sleep Awareness Month in Michigan.

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Mary Free Bed at Sparrow

Michigan Business Beat
September 8, 2018 9:00 AM

Chris Holman welcomes Kris Tennant, OTR/MPT, Director of Rehabilitation for Mary Free Bed, to the MBN studios to share the history and special story around Mary Free Bed.

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Sparrow Comprehensive Stroke Center Awarded Top National Honor for Extraordinary Care

Michigan Business Network
September 6, 2018 3:00 PM

LANSING, MI – Sparrow Hospital and its Comprehensive Stroke Center has received the highest level award for stroke care by the American Heart Association and American Stroke Association.

The GOLD PLUS quality achievement award recognizes Sparrow for its continued success in using standards set by the Get With The Guidelines®- Stroke and Target: Stroke℠ program. The program establishes the most up-to-date evidence based treatment guidelines for improved Patient care and outcomes.

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Sparrow Physician explains hepatitis and tipson avoiding it and where to seek treatment

Michigan Business Network
August 16, 2018 6:00 PM

MBN was on hand for an in depth look into Hepatitis, tips on avoiding it, and where someone can seek out treatment. It recently has been on the minds of more and more people after the federal government announced the outbreak of Hepatitis A in Michigan and a steady stream of cases continue to arise.

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Delta Dental Foundation | the Serving Smiles to Seniors Program

Michigan Business Network
August 13, 2018 2:00 PM

From July to October 2018 Delta Dental of Michigan has a series of FREE Senior Lunch Programs.
Jeffrey Mosher speaks with Katie Frankhart, Program Coordinator, Delta Dental Foundation at Delta Dental of Michigan and two representatives from Tri-County Office on Aging; Tasha Stetler, Community Nutrition Manager, and Christine T. Histed, RD, Registered Dietician, Evidence Based Programs Manager. 

Their conversation covers  what the Serving Smiles to Seniors program is. The tie of The Delta Dental Foundation having several partners on this initiative including Tri-County Office on Aging. 

How the Tri-County Office on Aging is involved in the program. 
What the results have shown, and whether this program is effective. Why this program is needed in our community?

And finally how a senior can sign up to attend one of the upcoming luncheons?

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