Bronson Battle Creek has begun the Certificate of Need (CON) application process to expand its license for inpatient behavioral health beds from the 39 it currently has at the Fieldstone Center to 83. Upon CON approval, Bronson Battle Creek intends to relocate all 83 behavioral health beds to a new facility that would be developed through a joint venture with a strategic partner that brings industry expertise in operating inpatient behavioral health programs. READ MORE!
Because of the incident, the Boil Water Advisory that was issued is being extended in cooperation with the Kalamazoo County Health and Community Services Department for all water intended for drinking or ingestion or any consumptive uses within the affected area. SEE WHICH AREAS ARE IMPACTED!
Using a unique 3D-knit technology, the new X7 mask provides maximum comfort while minimizing the risk of contamination and transmission of viruses, such as COVID-19. READ MORE!
Michigan Department of Health and Human Services reacts to lawsuit. READ MORE!
“Four out of every 10 households in Michigan fall beneath the ALICE threshold, which means they don’t have enough income to cover their basic needs,” Kapustka said. “Light and heat are essential to daily life, yet a large number of people can’t keep up on their utility bills. This partnership allows us to help those residents catch up on bills plus provide them with other resources which may also help them work towards self-sufficiency.” READ MORE!
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If you or your family will be living near or visiting Michigan waters this summer, it is important to be aware of potential harmful algal blooms (HABs) caused by cyanobacteria, which can have an impact on the health of people and animals. Also called blue-green algae, cyanobacteria are a natural part of Michigan lakes, rivers, and ponds. However, some cyanobacteria produce toxins, called cyanotoxins, that can make people and animals sick if they grow to form HABs. READ MORE!
To help combat the alarming increase of out-of-hospital medical emergencies and deaths that occurred in Michigan this spring, Dr. Joneigh Khaldun, Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) chief medical executive and chief deputy for health, is urging residents not to avoid seeking help in a medical emergency. READ MORE!
The Turn 2 Foundation announced it would donate $25,000 to the Bronson Health Foundation’s Rapid Response Fund. “We are grateful to the amazing doctors, nurses and therapists at Bronson Healthcare for their devotion to helping others and saving lives during these unprecedented times,” said Sharlee Jeter, president of the Turn 2 Foundation. “ READ MORE HERE!
“Having access to affordable, clean drinking water and sanitation service in the home is always vital but especially in a pandemic, and we thank the legislature and Governor for recognizing this imperative,” said Charlotte Jameson, Michigan Environmental Council program director for legislative affairs, drinking water and energy. “Hundreds of thousands of Michiganders are struggling to keep roofs over their heads and keep the water and lights on. While this funding is not a long-term solution to the widespread problem of unaffordable water bills and water shutoffs, it will provide desperately needed immediate relief.” READ MORE!