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Sparrow PHP Addressing Major Issues Like Opioids Crisis

Michigan Business Beat
January 22, 2018 5:00 PM

Dr. Peter Graham, Executive Medical Director, Sparrow Physicians Health Plan visited the MBN Studio and spoke about several topics recently.

While speaking with MBN's Jeffrey Mosher Dr. Graham focused on his role in developing guidelines for usage of opioids for the Michigan Quality Improvement Consortium and, in so doing, PHP’s interest in addressing major issues in healthcare and improving Patient care.

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Sparrow FastCare/Urgent Care Taking Pressure Off the E.R.

Michigan Business Beat
January 19, 2018 7:00 PM

Dr. Patricia Crowe, M.D., Medical Director of Sparrow Urgent Cares and FastCares, talks with MBN’s Jeffrey Mosher about the latest from both services.

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Delta Dental Foundation Provides $3 Million to Improve Oral Health in 2017

Michigan Business Network
January 2, 2018 10:00 AM

Okemos, Michigan — In 2017, the Delta Dental Foundation provided $3 million in financial support to organizations, programs and education institutions across Michigan, Ohio, Indiana and North Carolina that are dedicated to improving the oral and overall health of children and adults. “This past year we were able to increase access to dental care for those in need, provide oral health education to more people and fund more programs that are making a tangible difference in the communities we serve,” said Teri Battaglieri, Director for the Delta Dental Foundation. “In 2017, we were proud to provide funding for four clinics with 22 treatment chairs and put more than 14,000 dental sealants on children’s teeth.”
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Hayes Green Beach: Meeting Classic New Year’s Resolutions One Change at a Time

Michigan Business Network
December 29, 2017 3:00 PM

Hayes Green Beach Memorial Hospital brings you simple steps for long-term health results

Charlotte, Mich. – Each year, when those 365 days dwindle to an end, we often find ourselves either engulfed in a moment of self-consciousness or a moment of self-realization all thanks to the anticipation and expectations that come with the New Year and setting resolutions. Hayes Green Beach Memorial Hospital (HGB) presents you with the expertise of its health care professionals at AL!VE to provide the community with helpful tips for accomplishing and maintaining commitment to a few of these common, re-occurring resolutions in 2018.

Despite intentions to turn over a new leaf, some of the age-old resolutions that you might consider undertaking in 2018 might be easier said than done. According to research from U.S. News, 80 percent of all resolutions are given up on by the second week of February. When planning a life-altering change for the New Year, the big picture objective envisioned typically doesn’t translate into an accomplishment due to a lack of planning, commitment or an unnecessarily difficult process.

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Santa Spotting at Sparrow Hospital!

Michigan Business Network
December 20, 2017 4:00 PM

Santa was spotted at Sparrow Hospital visiting with some newborn babies!

There’s nothing quite like spending time in Mid-Michigan's Regional Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, home to Sparrow’s premature and ill newborns. Santa himself stopped by Tuesday December 19th to visit the babies and their families, who needed a holiday pick-me-up.

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Ronald McDonald House #GetYourHatOn Runs Through Sunday 17th!

Michigan Business Beat
December 15, 2017 4:00 PM

Houses in Detroit, Grand Rapids, Ann Arbor and Lansing help more than 3,550 families of ill children each year

Jeffrey Mosher welcomes Brandon VanPoppelen, Operator of 5 McDonald's restaurants in Lansing, MI, who is also a board member of the Ronald McDonald House of Mid-Michigan into the studio along with Michelle Weinfled, Community Outreach Coordinator of that Ronald McDonald House of Mid-Michigan.

They were on hand to share all the details about the campaign that is underway since December 7th ‘GET YOUR HAT ON’ which is supporting Michigan's five Ronald McDonald Houses.

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Delta Dental Business Brief - Pair of Promotions Announced

Michigan Business Network
December 1, 2017 6:00 PM

Okemos, Michigan — Mike Bobak Vice President, Sales and Account Management—Autos and Labor Market Relations.

Delta Dental of Michigan is pleased to announce that Mike Bobak will serve as the Vice President of Sales and Account Management for Autos and Labor Market Relations. Bobak will oversee the team responsible for sales, commercial business, automotive accounts and labor market relations. He joined the company in 2004, having served in various positions. He earned his Bachelor’s degree and Master’s of Business Administration degree from Eastern Michigan University.

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Delta Dental Foundation Provides Third Round of Field Trip Grants

Michigan Business Network
December 1, 2017 3:00 PM

Okemos, Michigan — This winter 4,000 students across Michigan will learn about oral health by exploring the wonders of the human mouth at the interactive Chew on This! exhibit.

The Delta Dental Foundation (DDF) is providing $25,000 in field trip grants to allow roughly 166 Michigan elementary classrooms, grades pre-kindergarten to fourth grade, to visit the exhibit when it returns to Impression 5 Science Center in Lansing.

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Delta Dental Foundation Distributes $150K to Improve Oral Health

Michigan Business Network
November 30, 2017 11:00 AM

Applications for Brighter Futures Community Grants program open December 1

Okemos, Michigan —The Delta Dental Foundation is seeking applications from community-based oral health programs and organizations in Michigan, Ohio and Indiana for its 2018 Brighter Futures Community Grants program.

Across Michigan, Ohio and Indiana, $150,000 total will be awarded in grants to organizations that specifically focus on providing and promoting oral health care for children and adults, particularly in underserved and at-risk populations.

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Helpful Tips for Employers Making Health Plan Changes

Michigan Business Beat
November 29, 2017 10:00 AM

Chris Holman welcome Scott Norman, VP, Business Development, Physicians Health Plan, Lansing, MI, into MBN's new studio and they review helpful tips for employers making health plan changes and planning for 2018.

January is right around the corner and many employers will be renewing their health plan contracts for 2018.

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