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Otsego Memorial Hospital Board to Explore Full Integration with Munson Healthcare

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Gaylord, Mich. — The Otsego Memorial Hospital (OMH) Board of Directors has decided to explore strengthening its relationship with Munson Healthcare. OMH CEO Tom Lemon said the Board remains fixed on positioning the hospital for a strong and successful future, ensuring the right mix of close-to-home health care services in Gaylord and surrounding communities for…

OMH Receives an “A” for Patient Safety in Fall 2017 Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grading

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Gaylord, Mich. — The Leapfrog Group, a nonprofit organization dedicated to driving quality, safety, and transparency in the U.S. healthcare system, released their fall 2017 Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grades, which assign A, B, C, D and F letter grades to hospitals nationwide.  Otsego Memorial Hospital (OMH) received an “A” rating, one of only 19 of…

Menopause and Hormone Therapy Treatments, presented by Dr. Cortney Casper

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Gaylord, Mich. — Dr. Cortney Casper, OB/GYN at Otsego Memorial Hospital (OMH), will be presenting on the signs and symptoms of menopause during a speaking event on Wednesday, November 8th from 5:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. in the Professional Medical Building Conference Room at OMH. Dr. Casper will cover causes of menopause and current treatment…

Insurance Exchange Open Enrollment Begins November 1st, 2017

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Gaylord, Mich. — Do you need affordable health insurance? November 1st marks the beginning of the new open enrollment period on the insurance exchange. Sign up for insurance and determine your eligibility for subsidies on the Health Insurance Marketplace (www.healthcare.gov) by December 15th, 2017 in order to avoid penalties.  This is the only open enrollment…

Physician Welcome Event at OMH Medical Group – Indian River

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Indian River, Mich. — OMH Medical Group – Indian River is hosting a special Physician Welcome Event on Wednesday, October 18th. The event is a chance for community members to meet Indian River’s newest providers, Josh Saur, DO, full-time Family Practice provider, and Cortney Casper, MD, who is providing OB/GYN services. Attendees will have the…

Evolution of the Surgical Approach to Breast Cancer, presented by Dr. Wendy Frye

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Gaylord, Mich. — Dr. Wendy Frye, General Surgeon at Otsego Memorial Hospital (OMH), will be presenting on the evolution of the surgical approach to breast cancer, specifically related to less aggressive lymph node surgery. Dr. Frye will also be discussing the pain management techniques available for post-operative pain after a mastectomy, and she will share…

Anterior Approach Transforming the Hip Replacement, presented by Dr. Ryan Shephard

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Gaylord, Mich. — Dr. Ryan Shephard, Orthopedic Surgeon at Otsego Memorial Hospital N’Orthopedics, will be presenting on the advantages of the anterior approach hip replacement with the Hana orthopedic table. With the anterior approach hip replacement, patients can expect faster recovery, smaller incisions, and less lifelong activity restrictions. OMH is one of only two locations…

OMH Physician Welcome & Retirement Reception

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Gaylord, Mich. — Otsego Memorial Hospital (OMH) is hosting a Physician Welcome & Retirement Reception on Tuesday, September 12th at the Ellison Place in Gaylord (150 Dale Drive). The reception, which is open-house style from 4:30pm-6:30pm, is a chance for community members to meet the six new physicians who’ve joined OMH and the OMH Medical…

Gallbladder Removed, Freedom Regained for Horse Lover

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Ask Juli McDonald how she’s feeling today and she’ll tell you she feels 20 years younger than her actual 47 years. She’ll tell you she considers herself a new woman. She’ll tell you she has literally been given a new lease on life. (She could go on and on.) She’ll also tell you it’s all…

Speaker’s Bureau: Common Causes and Treatment of Shoulder Pain, presented by Dr. Kyle Randall

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Gaylord, Mich. — Kyle Randall, M.D., Orthopedic Surgeon with OMH Medical Group – N’Orthopedics, will be holding a speaking event on the common causes of shoulder pain and injury, and the current available treatment options. Participants can learn valuable information on protecting their shoulders while staying active during the busy northern Michigan summer months. The…

OMH Awards Full Tuition Scholarships for Medical Assistant Program

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Gaylord, Mich. — Otsego Memorial Hospital (OMH) is happy to announce the awarding of full tuition scholarships to four current OMH employees to attend the Medical Assistant Program through Kirtland Community College. Through a competitive scholarship application process, current employees interested in advancing their medical careers applied to participate in the newly redesigned Medical Assistant…

Robotic Technology: Improving the Surgical Experience at OMH, presented by Dr. James Shurlow

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Gaylord, Mich. — Dr. James Shurlow, General Surgeon at Otsego Memorial Hospital (OMH), will be presenting on the da Vinci® Surgical System, a newly-arrived technology that will significantly enhance the surgical experience. This state-of-the-art equipment utilizes a 3D high-definition vision system and tiny instruments that bend and rotate in sync with a surgeon’s movements, which…