Patterson Highlights Health Division’s Local Pontiac Coalition

In honor of National Public Health Week, Oakland County Executive L. Brooks Patterson is highlighting Oakland County Health Division’s (OCHD) Healthy Pontiac, We Can (HPWC) coalition for its extensive efforts in improving the health and wellness of Pontiac residents. “The Healthy Pontiac, We Can coalition is working hard to improve the quality of life for Pontiac residents. It has accomplished so much since the Health Division created the coalition in 2011,” Patterson said. “The … [Read more...]

Oakland County Ranks Second in the State for Health Behaviors

Oakland County ranks number two for health behaviors among 82 Michigan counties for the second year in a row, according to the County Health Rankings Report released Wednesday. County Executive L. Brooks Patterson attributed this accomplishment to county initiatives that improve quality of life for residents and a strong public health program. “Maintaining active and healthy lifestyles is at the heart of our public health programs and quality of life initiatives,” Patterson said. “The … [Read more...]

Rochester College Student Nurses Host 5K Run/Walk

Rochester College Student Nurses' Association

Rochester College's Student Nurses' Association is hosting a 5K run/walk, called Run SNA, on scenic Paint Creek Trail on Saturday, March 28, from 8 - 10 a.m. Laura Bellinger, president of RC's SNA, said funds raised will "help fund medical missions for nursing students, provide scholarships for nursing students in need, and fund travel and hotel accommodations for state and national conventions for our student nursing leadership." Registration is $20 for students, $25 for the general … [Read more...]

Go from Couch to 5K with the Brooksie Way Spring Jumpstart Training Program

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Before you know it, it will be time to run the HealthPlus Brooksie Way. So instead of waiting until the last minute, why not start training now? Beginning Thursday, March 26 this seven-week running and walking program uses a run/walk/run or walk/shuffle/walk interval training method with the goal of getting you across the finish line. Interval training is used for the entire process; you won’t be pushed to run without walking, even during the race. This program is for everyone, ages 18 … [Read more...]

Community Health Survey Launched in Oakland County

Oakland County Health Division launched a countywide survey this week to gather residents’ views on key issues that affect health and wellness. The survey, which is part of the Energizing Connections for Healthier Oakland (ECHO) initiative, will help public health professionals prioritize and respond to health concerns in Oakland County. “This community survey enables our Health Division and its community partners to improve the quality of life for residents and achieve better overall … [Read more...]

The Brooksie Way Minigrant Program Seeking Applications for Winter Funding Cycle

The Brooksie Way is seeking applications from local communities and non-profits interested in funding assistance for programming that supports healthy and active lifestyles for Oakland County residents. The Brooksie Way Minigrant program uses proceeds from the HealthPlus Brooksie Way Half Marathon to support various programs that support healthy and active lifestyles. The minigrant program has allocated more than $135,000 since it began in 2010. The maximum award is $2,000. “We have … [Read more...]

Crittenton Hospital Sold to Ascension Health

Crittenton Hospital Opened in 1967

Crittenton Hospital The Crittenton Hospital Medical Center Board of Trustees selected Ascension Health Michigan to be the new owner of the hospital pending a six-month due diligence and strategic planning process to work out the details of the transaction. A letter of intent was signed on December 31, 2014. “We conducted a very thorough vetting process and determined that as part of Ascension Michigan, Crittenton has the opportunity to continue as a thriving community asset well … [Read more...]

Registration Open for 2015 HealthPlus Brooksie Way Races

Runners and walkers can save themselves up to $30 on entry fees by registering now online for the eighth annual HealthPlus Brooksie Way. Online registration at www.TheBrooksieWay.com saves half marathon runners and walkers off the $75 entry fee charged to those who register on the eve of the Sept. 27 race. Entrants for the 10K and 5K will also realize significant savings by registering early. Participants can also register online for the popular Team Challenge–which sold out last year–and … [Read more...]

Get Vaccinated Before the Flu Finds You

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The Oakland County Health Division is encouraging residents to get a flu shot in order to prevent the flu from spreading during this holiday season when families and friends get together, County Executive L. Brooks Patterson announced through a press release. “Our Health Division advises individuals to get vaccinated against the flu before visiting friends and family during the holidays,” Patterson said. “And if you do get sick over the holidays, it is best to stay home instead of … [Read more...]

Crittenton Home Care Receives Two Nationally Recognized Honors

Crittenton Home Care has been named a 2014 HHCAHPS Honors recipient, a prestigious award recognizing home health agencies that continuously provide quality care as measured from the patient’s point of view. The agency also announced yesterday in a statement that it has been named a Top Agency of the 2014 HomeCare Elite™, a recognition of the top-performing home health agencies in the United States. Crittenton Home Care is committed to providing quality, compassionate and individualized … [Read more...]