Marlette Regional Hospital

MRH Annual Report 2018

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Heabeat A HEALTH GUIDE FROM MARLETTE REGIONAL HOSPITAL An Affiliate of United Healthcare Partners SUMMER 2018 | ANNUAL REPORT HEARTBEAT is published as a community service for friends and patrons of Marlette Regional Hospital Chris Clark Chairman, Board of Directors Dan Babcock CEO Sara Redman Editor Foundation & Marketing Manager Information in Heartbeat comes from a wide range of medical sources. If you have any questions or concerns about specific content that may affect your health, please contact your health care provider. Models may be used in photos and illustrations. Copyright © 2018 Our 2017 Community Health Needs Assessment surveyed our communities to help identify priority health needs. Many respondents felt access to fresh fruits and vegetables is a barrier to good health in our communities. In fact, a Michigan State University study has shown that those participating in a community garden consume 1.4 times the amount of fruits and vegetables each day compared with those who do not participate in gardening. Marlette Regional Hospital is pleased to announce that we will once again have a Community Garden, and we invite area residents to participate by adopting a garden plot! There is no cost, but adopters will be expected to care for their garden plot throughout the growing season. Seeds, water and tools will be provided at the site, and at the end of the growing season we plan to hold community classes on how to prepare fruits and vegetables for fresh eating and how to can or freeze the produce so you can enjoy it throughout the winter months. The Community Garden project will be located behind (west of) the main entrance to the hospital, just north of the parking lot. If you have interest in having your own garden plot, please contact Brooke Stafford at 989-635-4002, and she will get the paperwork and registration forms forwarded to you. Space is limited. Come take part in the Community Garden and help make our families healthier! Can Y Di g It? MRH OFFERS COMMUNITY GARDEN PLOTS 2770 Main Street Marlette, MI 48453 989-635-4000 | 12 | MRH HEARTBEAT

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