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Sparrow, Delta Dental Join with Local Patient To Promote Oral Cancer Awareness Month

Michigan Business Beat
April 17, 2018 4:00 PM

April is Oral Cancer Awareness Month and you probably didn’t know that young people, in particular, are susceptible to the disease through the Human Papilloma Virus (HPV). Or that 50,000 new cases of oral and throat cancer were diagnosed in the United States in 2017.

Sparrow and Delta Dental are joining together to spotlight awareness and prevention techniques

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Delta Dental | Grant Program Improves Access to Dental Care One Life at a Time

Michigan Business Network
April 17, 2018 11:00 AM

Quality, affordable dental care isn’t always easy to come by.

Okemos, Michigan — For the Angermeier family of Owensville care only became a reality when they discovered Tulip Tree Family Health Care, a community health center in Fort Branch which provides dental care to those who are in need and uninsured.

Their son, Billy who is 20, is hearing impaired, non-verbal and has cerebral palsy.

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Delta Dental of Michigan, Ohio, and Indiana CEO to retire in December

Michigan Business Network
April 12, 2018 4:00 PM

Okemos, Michigan—Laura Czelada, president and CEO of Delta Dental of Michigan, Ohio, and Indiana, will retire in December after successfully leading one of the largest dental benefit companies in the United States for six years.

Chief Operating Officer Goran Jurkovic was selected by the board of directors as Czelada’s successor, effective January 1, 2019. Jurkovic has been COO since 2016 and is responsible for business operations, administration and marketing. 

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Delta Dental | Tales to Tails Reading Program Builds Literacy Skills, Benefits Adoptable Animals

Michigan Business Network
March 8, 2018 9:00 PM

Sit. Stay. Listen. It’s storytime.

Okemos, Michigan — For its first year of programming, the Capital Area Humane Society’s Tales to Tails reading program is partnering with Delta Dental to brighten more smiles and wag more tails.

From February through June, the humane society will open its doors to offer the Tales to Tails Reading Program for children ages 5-13.

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Sparrow TCI | Addressing Peripheral Vascular Disease

Michigan Business Beat
March 1, 2018 5:00 PM

Dr. Joel Cohn, Cardiologist, Sparrow Thoracic and Cardiovascular Institute (TCI), Lansing, MI, visited the MBN studio recently.

While speaking with MBN's Jeffrey Mosher Dr. Cohn discusses his career path and his focus on peripheral vascular disease. He is among the physicians in the 4th floor of the Sparrow Plaza in Lansing, MI.

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Delta Dental Offers Oral Health, Reading Tote Bags to Legislators

Michigan Business Network
February 27, 2018 10:00 PM

Lansing, Michigan — Building a healthy mind and body starts with having the right tools.

In celebration of National Reading Month in March, Delta Dental is teaming up with legislators to focus attention on the importance of daily brushing and reading at its annual Legislative Tote Bag Luncheon.

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61 Michigan Schools To Receive New Drinking Fountains Thanks To $200K Program from Delta Dental Foundation and MESSA

Michigan Business Network
February 22, 2018 3:00 PM

Program encourages students to drink water, skip sugar-sweetened beverages

Okemos, Michigan—Sixty-one schools across Michigan will soon receive new water fountains/bottle filling stations, thanks to $200,000 in funding from the Delta Dental Foundation (DDF) and MESSA. In all, 95 water fountains/bottle filling stations will be installed.

The schools are winners of MESSA and DDF’s “Rethink Your Drink: Water’s Cool at School program,” designed to encourage children to drink more water during the school day. (The list of winners follows this press release.)

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Delta Dental Keep Smiling! Oral Health Exhibit Coming to Ann Arbor Hands-On Museum

Michigan Business Network
February 13, 2018 11:00 AM

Okemos, Michigan — Children from across Michigan will soon experience the whimsical and engaging oral health exhibit, Keep Smiling! at the Ann Arbor Hands-On Museum.

The Delta Dental Foundation committed $200,000 to fund the creation of this interactive oral health exhibit which is set to open in early 2019.

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Mega Heart at Sparrow Hospital

Michigan Business Network
February 7, 2018 4:00 PM

Michigan Business Network stopped by Sparrow Health System to visit the MEGA HEART! Febuary is Heart Awereness month and Stacey Sawyer of the American Heart Association has the details on what the Mega Heart is and how it is bringing about awreness.

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Annual HGB Heart Health Lunch Presentation Celebrates American Heart Month

Michigan Business Network
February 7, 2018 10:00 AM

Hayes Green Beach Memorial Hospital hosts its fifth annual Heart Health Event

Charlotte, Mich. Hayes Green Beach Memorial Hospital hosts its fifth annual Heart Health Event in collaboration with Sparrow Health System to celebrate American Heart Month Thursday, Feb. 15.

All community members are invited to attend the free interactive lunch-and-learn presentation at AL!VE in Charlotte, Mich. The panel presentation will feature experts from mid-Michigan’s only Intensive Cardiac Rehabilitation program, plus cardiologist James A. Schafer, M.D., FACC, of Sparrow Thoracic and Cardiovascular Institute. Dr. Schafer is certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine in cardiovascular disease, and his background includes all aspects of clinical cardiology, including management of coronary heart disease and heart failure.

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