Memorial Medical Center takes pride in serving the community. We believe that the partnerships between a hospital and its community are necessary to build and sustain health. In an effort to increase the health and wellness of our community, Memorial Medical Center participates in various community outreach and wellness activities.
Win with Wellness
Win with Wellness is a community-wide effort in Mason County to enhance healthy living through promotion of wellness. It is an ongoing program that features a number of opportunities to focus on weight loss, exercise, healthy eating and healthy living habits, as well as education on nutrition and how to accomplish your health goals. People of all ages and abilities can participate.
FloraCraft Worksite Wellness
Memorial Medical Center provides onsite wellness screenings for FloraCraft employees as part of their annual health fair. Held during National Heart Month in February, the screenings consist of blood pressure, blood sugar and cholesterol testing. In addition, Memorial Medical Center provides information on Body Mass Index (BMI), healthy eating samples and recipes, and education on back safety.
The Triad picnic has been an annual event for the senior community in Mason County for many years. It is sponsored by the Mason County Triad, a three-way partnership between public safety, law enforcement and area senior citizens. Memorial Medical Center attends this event to provide blood sugar and blood pressure screenings.
Blood Pressure and Blood Sugar Screenings
Throughout the year, our Home Care staff provide blood sugar and blood pressure screenings at various locations including at the Ludington and Scottville Senior Centers, Longfellow Towers and Sherman Oakes Manor. Each month, over 65 screenings are completed, totaling over 800 annually. Memorial Medical Center also holds several screening events during American Diabetes Month in Ludington, Hart and Baldwin.
Memorial Medical Center aspires to provide not just top-quality medical care, but in a "healing atmosphere." An important part of our healing environment is the display of more than 50 works of art in our public areas, created by artists in the communities we serve. The hospital's collection includes both purchased and donated art works. We collaborate with the West Shore Art League for periodic juried showings of paintings, sculpture, photography and fabric art, from which the hospital's purchases are made.
Relay for Life
Memorial Medical Center participates in the annual Relay for Life of Mason County. Relay For Life is a fun-filled overnight event designed to celebrate survivorship and raise money for research and programs of the American Cancer Society. Each year, Memorial Medical Center raises thousands of dollars to help the American Cancer Society's research efforts, and such local programs as the "Road to Recovery" van, based at MMC, which takes patients to treatments as far away as Grand Rapids.
Water Safety Day
Each June, Memorial Medical Center participates in Water Safety Day. The event, which serves nearly 200 children, is a partnership between law enforcement and local public safety organizations. Water Safety Day is held to encourage families to be safe at the beach and swimming pool.
Toys for Tots
Memorial Medical Center supports the Mason County Toys for Tots program. Last year, 166 toys, games and books were donated to Toys for Tots, and over $800 was raised.....another successful funding drive in which Memorial Medical Center employees give back to the community.
Memorial Medical Center employees are among the area's most generous contributors, donating both money and time to virtually every community cause. It is impossible to capture a dollar value for all their contributions. But recorded donations by our staff last year totaled more than $77,000, plus the tangible gifts of food and toys to assist area residents in need.
Memorial Medical Center employees have worked diligently for over ten years to raise money and food to assist those in need through the fall Harvest Gathering. This food drive is sponsored by the Michigan Health and Hospital Association to help fill food pantries statewide by engaging member hospitals to lead efforts in their local communities. MMC donated more than $1,700 and over 1,200 pounds of food last year.
Highway Clean Team
Three times a year, a group of hospital executives and employees scour Memorial Medical Center's adopted section of US-31 between Scottville and Ludington to clean up roadside debris.