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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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Delta Dental of Michigan, Ohio, and Indiana Launches Oral Health Girl Scout Patch Program

Michigan Business Network
February 2, 2018 10:00 AM

Girl Scouts! Explore the wonders of the human mouth to earn Smile Squad patch!

Okemos, Michigan—In celebration of National Children’s Dental Health Month, the Delta Dental Foundation today introduced its Smile Squad patch for Girl Scouts.

“We want young girls to explore oral health and related careers through a variety of fun, educational activities,” said Teri Battaglieri, Director of the Delta Dental Foundation. “We also want them to understand the critical link that oral health has to overall health, and begin learning healthy habits at an early age.”

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Sparrow RNICU Kangaroo-a-thon

Michigan Business Beat
January 29, 2018 6:00 PM

Sparrow RNICU is jumping with Kangaroo-A-Thon to promote skin-to-skin with babies

Never heard of a Kangaroo-A-Thon? Sparrow’s award-winning Regional Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (RNICU) is holding a Kangaroo-A-Thon to promote kangaroo care, or skin-to-skin. It’s a way to encourage parents to hold babies skin-to-skin for as long and as often as possible.

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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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