Check out these upcoming wellness programs provided by Crittenton Home Care

Auburn Hills Community Center 'Ask a Nurse Hour' with Crittenton Home Care The senior community is invited to the Auburn Hills Community Center to visit a Crittenton Home Care nurse from 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. the second Monday of each month. The nurse will answer basic medical questions and offer free blood pressure screenings. For information, call the Community Relations Coordinator at 248-656-6757 'Ask a Nurse Hour' is meant for suggestion only. If you need medical attention, please … [Read more...]

Educate and protect yourself against West Nile Virus

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Oakland County Health Division (OCHD), under the leadership of L. Brooks Patterson, is urging individuals to take precautions to minimize mosquito exposure and protect themselves from West Nile Virus (WNV) after the virus was identified in a bird in Oakland County. According to the Michigan Department of Community Health, this is the first species testing positive for WNV in Oakland County. As of August 15, 2014, there are no human cases of WNV in the state of Michigan or Oakland … [Read more...]

Registration Ending Soon for Demonstration Alley at Medical Main Street’s INNO-VENTION 2014

In a recent press release it was announced that life science and health care companies who want to showcase their innovative products and technologies at Demonstration Alley as part of INNO-VENTION 2014 – a Medical Main Street Conference, have until Sept. 5 to register. INNO-VENTION 2014 is set for Oct. 21-22 at the Suburban Collection Showplace in Novi. Conference organizers have expanded Demonstration Alley for the 2014 health care and life science event. They are looking for exhibits … [Read more...]

Oakland County ensures restaurants take safety precautions after flooding

In a press release and in response to recent widespread flooding in Southeastern Michigan, Oakland County Health Division, under the leadership of L. Brooks Patterson, immediately took steps to assure food safety at restaurants in affected areas of the county. The Health Division’s restaurant response includes: Deploying a team of public health sanitarians to visit food service establishments in order to assess needs and provide technical assistance about food protection … [Read more...]

Sixth annual Family Market Day promotes Bridge Card programs at Oakland County Market

Oakland County Health Division and the Healthy Oakland Partnership (HOP) will host their second Family Market Day event of 2014 this Saturday at the Oakland County Market, 2350 Pontiac Lake Road, in Waterford. Family Market Day promotes farmers markets that accept SNAP/Bridge cards, providing families who receive those benefits access to healthy produce. The event runs from 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. “This program assisted farmers markets in accepting EBT cards, which increased access to affordable … [Read more...]

Health Division: Get back-to-school vaccinations in July

In a press release the Oakland County Health Division recommends getting back-to-school vaccinations in July in order to avoid the August rush. Health Division offices in Pontiac and Southfield are open to give immunizations on Mondays from noon – 8 p.m. and Tuesdays through Fridays from 8:30 a.m. – 5 p.m. “Vaccines can save your child’s life,” County Executive L. Brooks Patterson said. “Vaccinating your child can protect them against 14 different diseases such as chickenpox and … [Read more...]

Guard against West Nile Virus over July 4th

Oakland County Executive L. Brooks Patterson urges residents to take precautions to minimize mosquito exposure and protect themselves from West Nile Virus (WNV). The recent rainfall coupled with warmer weather creates the perfect breeding ground for a large mosquito population to develop very quickly, the Oakland County Health Division said. “Our Health Division stresses prevention to avoid mosquito bites when outdoors for any activity,” Patterson said. “Using insect repellent and … [Read more...]

Crittenton Home Care Nursing Student Awarded Scholarship from Michigan Association for Home Care

Melissa Kuebler, accepts the Allied Health Scholarship from Barry Cargill, executive director of Michigan Association for Home Care, along with her mother, Lynn Kuebler, (far left) who is also a nurse at Crittenton Home Care and Pamela Wozniak, director of Crittenton Home Care Certified Division.

According to a press release, the Michigan Association for Home Care, along with the Kitch, Drutchas, Wagner, Valitutti & Sherbrook Allied Health Scholarship, recently awarded Crittenton Home Care employee, Melissa Kuebler, its $2,000 Allied Health Scholarship in honor of her work and education in both the nursing and home care professions. Kuebler is currently enrolled at Baker College where she will continue as a nursing student in the fall. Kuebler has worked at Crittenton Home … [Read more...]

Local Wound Care Center® Joins Healogics, Inc. to Raise Awareness of Chronic Wounds

National Wound Care Awareness Week is being held June 2 – June 6, 2014 in cities nationwide. The Wound Care Center at Crittenton Hospital Medical Center, a member of the Healogics network, is participating in the first Healogics National Wound Care Awareness Week from June 2 to June 6. One of nearly 600 Healogics managed centers; Crittenton’s Wound Center offers advanced therapies to patients suffering from chronic wounds. Program directors across the nation will dedicate the entire week … [Read more...]

Oakland County Health Division and ‘Healthy Pontiac, We Can’ coalition garners Innovation in Health Care Award

The “Healthy Pontiac, We Can” (HPWC) coalition, facilitated by Oakland County Health Division, was recognized last night with an Innovations in Health Care Award at the National Kidney Foundation of Michigan’s (NKFM) Champion of Hope Tribute Dinner for their efforts to prevent chronic health conditions in the City of Pontiac. The award was presented by the Kidney Foundation, Michigan State Medical Society and Michigan Association of Health Plans. HPWC also received a special tribute from … [Read more...]