Lakewood Family Health Care to Join Pennock Physician Network
HASTINGS, Mich. —Lee Stuart, M.D., Brian Swanton, M.D., and Laurie Braker, M.D. are pleased to announce that Lakewood Family Health Care will join the Pennock Health Services Family in January 2014. All three physicians will continue to provide quality care to their patients at the current office at 4294 Laurel Drive in Lake Odessa.
This partnership allows the integration of all patient health information and history, providing seamless service access across the entire range of healthcare services available through Pennock Health. For more information, please contact Lakewood Family Health Care at 616-374-7660.
Women’s Health First Joins the Pennock Physician Network
HASTINGS, Mich. —Laura Doherty, M.D., Laura Kota, M.D., and Robert Valice, M.D. are pleased to announce that Women’s Health First has joined the Pennock Health Services family. Located at 1108 W. State St., in Pennock’s State Street Center, Women’s Health First offers a complete range of gynecological and obstetric services in conjunction with Pennock Health Services. Women’s Health First physicians also offer robotic assisted gynecological surgeries at Pennock using the da Vinci® Surgical System.
This partnership allows an integration of your health history, providing seamless service access across the entire range of healthcare services available through Pennock Health. For more information, you can contact Women’s Health First at 269-945-8080.
HASTINGS, Mich. — Pennock Health Services is hosting an open house on Thursday, September 26, 2013 to unveil their new da Vinci surgical robot. The open house will take place from 4:00-6:00 p.m. in the Pennock Conference Center with demonstrations, refreshments, and information available to guests. During the reception, guests will be encouraged to test-drive the da Vinci robot in order to achieve a true first-hand experience. Pennock physicians who are certified in robotic surgeries will be on hand to answer questions. There will also be an opportunity for guests to tour the newly renovated patient areas at the hospital. The Pennock Conference Center is located on the west side of Pennock Hospital at 1009 West Green Street in Hastings.
Grief Workshop Provides Tools for Survivors
HASTINGS, Mich. — Anyone who has experienced the death of a loved one is invited to an eight week workshop beginning on April 3, 2013 at 6:30pm. Beginning Again: Tools for the Journey through Grief is sponsored by Pennock Hospice and facilitated by Mary Haigh, MSW, Bereavement Coordinator and Amy Young, BSW, Spiritual Care Coordinator.
This unique workshop allows participants to identify where they are in the grief process, determine how past losses and family messages impact grieving, and lean numerous ways to manage stress associated with grief. Each participant will receive a ninety-page manual that contains resources and tools specifically designed to help people resume daily activities with a sense of purpose and hope. Beginning again workshops will be held Wednesday evenings April 3rd through May 22nd, 2013 from 6:30pm-8:30pm. This is a free workshop sponsored by Pennock Hospice. Manuals will be provided to all participants at no charge.
Pre-registration is required. For more information or to pre-register, contact Mary Haigh, MSW at 269-948-2425. Pre-registration deadline is March 29, 2013.
Pennock Color by Discipline
HASTINGS, Mich. — As a part our commitment to provide the best possible care and service for our patients and guests, we have initiated our new Color by Discipline Uniform Program.
We realize that if you are a guest at the hospital, are a patient, or are visiting a patient, it can be very difficult to differentiate between the different healthcare colleagues that you come in contact with. We believe that our new Color by Discipline Uniform Program will provide clear distinction between colleagues from different areas and help you to feel more confident in distinguishing one colleague from another.
We are always looking for ways to make your experience at Pennock Health Services the best it can be. And, as always, each and every one of us at Pennock are happy to help with any questions you may have, so if we don’t ask you first – make sure to ask us!
Barry County Youth Leadership granted $1,500 gift from Pennock
HASTINGS, Mich. — The Pennock Foundation Board of Directors recently granted $1,500 to support the Barry County Youth Leadership Summit. The Youth Leadership Summit brings together teens from the Hastings, Delton Kellogg, Thornapple Kellogg, Maple Valley, and Lakewood school districts to tackle issues such as prejudice, bullying, alcohol and drugs that are affecting teens. The goal of the summit, sponsored by the Youth Advisory Council of the Barry Community Foundation, is to empower youth to have an impact in their schools and communities as they raise awareness about these crucial teen issues.
“We are pleased to be able to provide this grant to benefit the youth summit,” said Janine 1009 West Green Street Hastings, MI 49058 (269) 945-3451. Dalman, executive director of the Pennock Foundation. “It is our hope that this program will encourage students to make healthy decisions and influence their peers to do the same.” Since its inception in 1986, the Pennock Foundation has granted more than $4.1 million dollars to improving health care in local communities. The mission of the Pennock Foundation is to improve the health of our community and provide on-going financial support for Pennock Health Services and health related outreach. For more information about the 501 (c)(3) Pennock Foundation, please contact Janine Dalman at (269) 945-3651 or via e-mail, email@example.com.
Pennock Health Services’ new Gun Lake Medical Center set to open
HASTINGS, Mich. — Construction of the $850,000 Gun Lake Medical Center has been completed and the new facility is set to open for business on Tuesday, April 17. Gun Lake Medical Center is located just east of Patterson Road on State Road M-179 and is the new home of Gun Lake Family Medicine, which had been located about three miles south of their new location.
In addition to the current medical staff of Larry Hawkins, M.D. and nurse practitioner, Sarah Verburg, the practice has added a new primary care physician, Amy Curry, D.O. The addition of Dr. Curry will allow the practice the ability to see more patients and help meet the growing health care needs of the area. As Bob Davis, Executive Director of the Pennock Physician Network stated, “The need for quality health care continues to grow in this area. Bringing a new physician to the community will help
Pennock meet this demand.”
The new facility will also offer the Wayland, Gun Lake, Yankee Springs and surrounding communities increased services including an expanded lab, x-ray, drive-thru pharmacy and other diagnostic services. “The expanded office design and complementing services will support efficiencies for care delivery and enhance the plan for a Patient-Centered Medical Home,” noted Davis.
Pennock PPN Welcomes Amy Curry, D.O. to Gun Lake Family Medicine
HASTINGS, Mich. — Dr. Amy Curry has joined the staff of Gun Lake Family Medicine, at the new Gun Lake Medical Center, as a primary care physician. Dr. Curry’s addition to the current medical staff of Larry Hawkins, M.D. and nurse practitioner, Sarah Verburg, will allow the practice the ability to see more patients and help meet the growing health care needs of the area. As Bob Davis, Executive Director of the Pennock Physician Network stated, “The need for quality health care continues to grow in this area. Bringing a new physician to the community will help Pennock meet this demand.”
Dr. Curry completed her undergraduate education at Kalamazoo College in Kalamazoo, Michigan and received her Masters in Education from the University of Vermont. She attended Medical School at Michigan State University. Dr. Curry is board certified.
Gun Lake Family Medicine is currently taking new patients at their new office at 12851 West M-179 in the new Gun Lake Medical Center. They are able to accept most insurance plans. For more information or to make an appointment, you can contact the office at 877.377.7322.