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5/3/2017
Two new nursing management personnel have joined Caro Community Hospital (CCH). Deidre Bringold, RN, BSN, has been named as Vice President of Nursing and Mandy Savage, RN, CEN is the new Assistant Vice President of Nursing. With 13 years of experience in the healthcare field, Bringold has worked as a Nursing Assistant, Registered Nurse, Nurse Educator, Nurse Coordinator, and most recently a Nurse Manager. She is currently pursuing her Masters in Healthcare Administration from SVSU. She is excited to bri...
4/28/2017
A new report from the Partnership for Michigan’s Health shows that healthcare directly employed more than 588,000 Michigan residents in 2015, making healthcare the largest private-sector employer in the state. The 2017 edition of The Economic Impact of Healthcare in Michigan indicates that hospitals alone employ nearly 228,000 individuals, which is almost 40 percent of direct healthcare jobs in the state. Direct healthcare workers in Michigan earned more than $35 billion a year in wages, salaries, and b...
4/5/2017
  Renue Physical Therapy has recently signed a Network Membership agreement with Caro Community Hospital to jointly manage and provide enhanced and expanded physical therapy services at the Caro Community Hospital.  Renue Physical Therapy is an outpatient physical therapy provider headquartered in Bay City, Michigan. The clinic will be branded ‘Renue Physical Therapy - CCH Clinic’. This new clinic represents Renue’s 9 th clinic since its founding in 2011.   The clinic will continue t...
10/10/2016
Marc Augsburger, President and CEO of Caro Community Hospital, has been named chairman of the Michigan Health & Hospital Association (MHA) Small or Rural Hospital Council for the 2016-2017 program year. Augsburger has been a member of the council since 2013. The MHA Small or Rural Hospital Council examines the broad issues facing the healthcare industry and represents the perspective of the small and rural provider on these issues to the policy and decision-making bodies of the MHA. Further, the cou...
8/24/2016
We’re pleased to share that Caro Community Hospital has selected the Centriq® Electronic Health Record (EHR) solution for its clinical and financial technology needs. Centriq is the community EHR solution from Healthland , the wholly owned subsidiary of CPSI. The 25-bed hospital is located in Caro, Mich., a community of about 4,300 roughly 30 miles east of Saginaw. Caro Community Hospital (CCH) President and CEO Marc Augsburger said, “Our hospital and affiliated clinics were ready for a new step forward...
8/15/2016
To help athletes and families prepare for the 2016-2017 sports season, Caro Medical Clinic (220 E. Frank Street, Caro) hosted student athletes for their annual $10 sports physicals on June 29 and August 3, 2016.  122 total physicals were given - 112 students from Caro, 8 from Akron-Fairgrove, and 1 each from Millington and Essexville-Hampton.  $5 from every physical was donated back to the school’s athletic department, totaling a $610 donation to the 4 area schools. The Michigan High School At...
7/20/2016
Caro Community Hospital is pleased to announce a new partnership with Central Michigan University’s College of Medicine that will bring the next generation of medical providers to Caro. This partnership, called the Comprehensive Community Clerkship (CCC), is a part of CMU College of Medicine’s effort to provide a sustainable supply of highly trained physicians to the underserved regions of Michigan and the Midwest. Third-year medical students Craig Thomas and Daniel Trierweiler will perform their commun...
7/15/2016
CARO, MI July 15, 2016 – Proactively advancing patient experiences, Caro Community Hospital (CCH) is introducing an intuitive registration solution called Queue that offers real-time registration monitoring and works to reduce patient wait-times. Placed right in our front lobby, Queue multi-touch displays provide a modern registration experience by securely and efficiently collecting patient information. After signing in using Queue, patients can monitor their wait-time via a monitor in the lobby. Using...
5/19/2016
Christy Whetstone, RN, recently received the prestigious DAISY Award for Extraordinary Nurses for her work at Caro Community Hospital. Christy is our 2nd Annual DAISY Award honoree at CCH! Christy was nominated by several patients that could not say enough about her as a nurse and a person. Some of the comments and stories are as follows: “She makes people laugh and is a really good nurse. She did a great job with everything and made sure I was comfortable, even though I was in pain. “ “She is the happi...
5/16/2016
This past year, the Interior Design group at HPS completed two projects with Caro Community Hospital, Caro, Mich.: a new Medical Records Office and a new Hospice Room. With each project serving entirely different needs for the hospital, one was an exercise in space utilization and the other in creating the right, soothing environment. Medical Records Office The first was a renovation project to convert Caro’s medical records storage room into an office for five people, bringing together staff for medica...
5/5/2016
(Caro, MI) – A hospital is more than a place where people go to heal, it is a part of the community that fosters health and represents hope. From providing treatment and comfort to the sick, to welcoming new life into the world, hospitals are central to a healthy and optimistic community. That’s the message organizers are touting with the 2016 National Hospital Week theme “Health Care from the Heart.” The event theme is the centerpiece of a promotional campaign aimed at uniting health care facilities ac...
5/3/2016
Posted by   Sue Tetzlaff  on Apr 28, 2016 11:35:39 AM As we travel across the country to inspire positive change in healthcare, we see some amazing practices already happening. Each month, as part of our  Just Start eNewsletter , we love to share these examples in hopes that you may be inspired to CASE (copy and steal everything) the idea -- and make it yours, and make it better! In keeping with National Hospital Week, which celebrates hospitals and the women and men who support the healt...
4/21/2016
As part of national Child Abuse Prevention Month, Caro Community Hospital and Pediatrician Tina Hahn presented the documentary Paper Tigers at the Caro Strand Theater on Tuesday night for the mental health and school communities. The public was also encouraged to attend. Over 80 people watched the movie. The movie follows students and staff at an alternative high school in Washington state and the difference the staff is making as a result of using information related to Adverse Childhood Experiences (A...
4/12/2016
Caro Community Hospital (CCH) recently acquired the advanced ACUSON S2000 ultrasound system, HELX™ Evolution with Touch Control from Siemens Healthcare. This ultrasound system will enable CCH physicians to provide thorough and more efficient follow-up imaging and workflows. “Our HELX Evolution with Touch Control system enables high-quality imaging that gives our patients the answers they need,” said Marc Augsburger, CCH President and CEO. “The system enables more informed clinical decision-making, by qu...
4/8/2016
April is Child Abuse Prevention Month.   As a pediatrician, I believe strongly in prevention.  An important component of prevention requires supporting family and community resilience and providing families with the resources they need to feel safe and competent.   Building strong and resilient communities is something that we all can participate in.  Child abuse is common in the US, with millions of cases reported each year.   Studies have suggested that up to on...
4/1/2016
Caro Community Hospital would like to thank the Tuscola County Community Foundation for their many recent donations to help us keep our equipment up to date.  With their help, we have recently purchased: A new Exercise Bike for our Physical Therapy Department, thanks to the Janks Fund Four new IV Pumps for the hospital thanks to the Janks Fund A new Pediatric Crib from Andrews Fund and Future Youth Involvement Fund for our Med/Surg Department Jungle Themed Furniture for a pediatric patient room at ...
1/1/2016
CARO, MI  — Caro Community Hospital Board of Trustees recently re- elected Daniel Bristol, Raymond Bates and Rick Fulton for a three-year term, effective January 1, 2016. At the same meeting, the 2016 board officers were also elected.  The full CCH board consists of: Daniel Bristol (Chairman) – Dan is a Psychologist at the Lighthouse Rehabilitation Center. Raymond Bates (Vice-Chairman) – Ray is a retired social worker. Robert M. Wolak (Treasurer) – Bob is the Chemical Bank (Caro) Bank Communit...
11/10/2015
The American Diabetes Association (ADA) has a vision of a life free of diabetes and all its burdens. Raising awareness of this serious disease is a mission of the Association that hopefully will reduce Diabetes’ prevalence. During November, the ADA annually makes a greater than usual effort to focus the nation’s attention on the issues surrounding diabetes, especially prevention. The Caro Community Hospital Wellness Committee and Registered Dietitian, Bonnie Johnson, are also taking a stand to raise awa...
10/25/2015
Caro Medical Clinic is pleased to announce that   Kamala Paidipaty, MD has joined their office at 220 E. Frank Street. Dr. Paidipaty is a Board Certified Internist with over 20 years of experience in women’s health and the general health of adult patients.  She  received her undergraduate degree from India.  She worked as a pre-registration house officer in Sunderland Royal Infirmary in England and completed her Internal Medicine residency in Detroit.  After residency, she worke...
10/13/2015
LANSING, Mich. — Three Michigan healthcare leaders were honored Sunday evening with the 2015 MHA Healthcare Leadership Award , presented by the Michigan Health & Hospital Association (MHA) during the MHA Health Foundation Governance Leadership Forum in Acme, Mich. Each year, the MHA honors outstanding individuals who have provided exceptional leadership to healthcare organizations and to the health and well-being of the community. The 2015 recipients of the award include Marc Augsburger , president ...
9/15/2015
Caro Medical Clinic is excited to announce our new pediatrician, Dr. Tina Hahn. Dr. Hahn is a board certified pediatrician who received her undergraduate degree in Biology from Lake Superior State University where she was Summa Cum Laude.  Prior to medical school, Dr. Hahn did cancer research at the University of Michigan, where she also went on to receive her medical degree.  Dr. Hahn completed her pediatric residency at Riley Children’s Hospital in Indianapolis, Indiana.  After residenc...
9/2/2015
Caro, MI – Caro Community Hospital announces the addition of Veena Kalra, M.D., Obstetrics & Gynecology, to its ever-growing list of specialty physicians. Dr. Kalra is now seeing patients at the CCH Clinic inside the hospital. Dr. Kalra is a board certified OB/GYN with over 20 years of experience and welcomes women of all ages.  She specializes in minimally invasive surgical procedures including laparoscopy and robotic surgery.  She also takes distinct interest in normal and complicat...
8/21/2015
Caro, Mi. (August 31, 2015) – To help athletes and families prepare for the 2015-2016 sports season, Caro Medical Clinic (220 E. Frank Street, Caro) hosted student athletes for their annual $10 sports physicals on June 17 and August 5, 2015.  94 students from Caro, 6 from Akron-Fairgrove, and 1 each from Montrose, Richville, Cass City and Reese all received $10 sports physicals from Caro Medical Clinic’s Tami Dutcher, FNP and Dante Loo, MD.  $5 from every physical was donated back to the schoo...
8/18/2015
Recognizing the need for the community to experience the fastest and easiest to use website and mobile technology for healthcare information, Caro Community Hospital announces the launch of its new website at www.cch-mi.org . Optimized for use on any device at home, at work or on the go, the website offers important resources such as a physician directory with information on all of our specialty clinic doctors as well as a listing of all upcoming events and classes.  Looking for a new career? ...
8/10/2015
Caro Community Hospital and MSU Extension will be offering a six-week series called Personal Action Toward Health (PATH) for Diabetes August 20 th through September 24 th , 9:30 AM – 12 Noon, at Caro Community Hospital.  PATH for Diabetes is designed to provide skills and tools to help people with diabetes, or those who live with/care for someone who has diabetes, to help improve health and manage symptoms associated with this disease. Diabetes PATH covers the following topics: Dealing with the cha...