HGB’s Sustrich and Fulton discuss health and wellness at Can Do!

If you work or reside in Eaton County, you are likely familiar with Hayes Green Beach Memorial Hospital.  Many have experienced the local hospital as patients, family members, visitors, or even as employees or volunteers. Barbara Fulton, HGB director of community development, and Patrick Sustrich, HGB chief integration officer, will look at health and wellness from a different perspective at the monthly Can Do! session at 7 a.m.Wednesday, September 26.

Fulton and Sustrich will share a fast-paced presentation highlighting health care trends in Eaton County since the hospital’s beginning 85 years ago, and compare those to current trends in community health that have led to transformation in how care is delivered. They will answer questions regarding how hospitals impact local economic vitality and how types of health conditions in a community affect health care processes. The presentation will feature new information and data, and point to exciting possibilities for community collaboration and innovation.

A decade ago, HGB considered its responsibility for innovation in prevention and wellness, which led to the design and development of AL!VE, the hospital’s experience-based destination health park. It has more recently turned its attention to the need for innovation in care for chronic health conditions.  Key pilot studies are underway that will be shared with the audience at Can Do!

Those interested in local economic vitality, innovation, or health and wellness will find something of value in the conversations at this month’s Can Do! meeting. All are welcome, and there is no cost to attend. Join us for this health and wellness discussion in the Spartan Room at the Charlotte Community Library at 226 S. Bostwick Street in Charlotte, Mich.  Coffee and a light breakfast are provided, and the program ends by 8:30 a.m.