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growth, member services,
and a united community.
Congratulations to the Winner of the Candlelight Walk Shed Raffle:
Thank you to Homes by Stoddards for donating this beautiful prize!
Thank you, also, to all of our Candlelight Walk Sponsors: CenturyLink, Chesaning Lions Club, Family Insurance Agency, Pintown Pizza & Lanes/The Public House, Santa's Village/Saginaw County Fairgrounds, Frank's Crop Watch, McDonald's and Nelson House-Martin Chapel Funeral Home!
We also wish to thank all of the businesses and organizations who donated trees, wreaths and gifts for the Festival of Trees: Chesaning Area Historical Society, Chesaning Conservation Club. Chesaning Nursing and Rehabilitaion, The Silver Thimble, Valentine Mini Storage, Animal Healthcare of Chesaning, Chesaning Pools & Spas, Nelson House-Martin Chapel, Sovis Insurance Agency, Stone Yard Landscape Center, Studio 124, United Financial Credit Union, Ed Rehmann & Sons, Heritage Tire, H&R Block, Tri-County Citizen, Hoerner & Associates, Girl Scouts Troop 50836, Full Moon Fitness & Tanning, Big Rock Elementary, Village Sales, Hungry Howie's, Horgers Automotive, Giesken's Cabinetry & Flooring, Harris Insurance Agency, Broad Street Pharmacy, M-57 Surplus, Sloan's Septic Tank Service, Schultz Central Pharmacy, PNC Bank, Waddell & Reed, Tomac Pumpkins, Ace Hardware, Homes by Stoddards and Stoddard Classic Cars!
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Results will be available after 11am on the Tuesday following the games on October 30, 2016 through January 1st, 2017
Winner checks will be mailed within one business day of the results (or call on Tuesday for pick-up).
Call Green Bee Fundraising at 724-734-4233
or the Chamber office at 989-845-3055 with any questions!
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Happy 95th Anniversary, Memorial Healthcare!On May 26, 2016, your Chamber director had the pleasure of attending the Annual Founders’ Luncheon and celebrated with Memorial’s staff, board of trustees and community members as they looked back over 95 years of healthcare for the surrounding area. Many interesting facts about the history of Memorial Healthcare as well as their exciting plans for the future were shared.
Ground was broken in the spring of 1920 to build a new medical facility in Owosso. “On May 1 in 1921, Memorial Hospital was officially opened. Imposing in appearance, complete in every detail, and equipped to the minute, as near fireproof as human mind and hand could make it; built for service. This was the description used to portray the new $210,000 structure erected in memory of Shiawassee county soldiers, sailors, marines and nurses who served their country during the world war. No finer monument to those who served could be conceived, knowing that it would stand for decades to come, a constant reminder of the services and sacrifices of those heroes. At the same time, the hospital would render real service to humanity honoring those who fought and died for others.” (www.memorialhealthcare.org/reports-publications-history)
The new hospital had 60 beds with 3 operating rooms, as well as state-of-the-art x-ray, laboratory and a sterilizing room. Soon they added a school of nursing, isolation ward and gardens with livestock to help defray the cost of meals.
In those early days, the cost to receive treatment was slightly less than today’s rates. A room with 4 beds was only $2.50 per day, but if you wanted privacy and your own bath you could expect to pay $7 per day. The cost of an operation ranged from $5 to $15 depending upon whether it was consider minor or major and if the patient required gas. The first obstetrical patient in the new hospital delivered a set of twins!
The Owosso Women’s Auxiliary provided linens, kitchen tools, equipment, food and more for the new facility and later changed their name to The Memorial Hospital Auxiliary and accepted male volunteers to their ranks. The volunteers continue to provide their time and talent to the hospital in many ways.
Today, the US spends over $3 trillion per year in health care and the need for services in our area continues to grow. Memorial Healthcare is currently the only hospital in Shiawassee County, serving approximately 88,000 residents. To continue to meet the demand, they have launched a $1.2 million campaign to raise funds to upgrade their emergency room department. The current ER was designed to accommodate a volume of 15,000 patients per year; however, it is projected that over 28,000 will need services this year! Plans to upgrade the ER department include creating private treatment rooms for better confidentiality and patient comfort.
From its beginnings 95 years ago, Memorial Healthcare has grown to a 150-bed facility with over 170 medical staff and more than 1,100 employees. They are a non-profit hospital faithfully dedicated to their mission: "To promote health and provide quality compassionate healthcare in our region through commitment to service excellence, teamwork and innovation."
We are fortunate to enjoy access to Memorial Healthcare’s services in the Chesaning area with satellite offices including Chesaning Family Medicine (Carolyn Ebert, MD, and Thomas Teal, MD), Memorial Outpatient Services – Lab/X-Ray, Memorial Rehabilitation Services and the office of Roy F. Small, DO.
The Chesaning Chamber of Commerce wishes to thank Memorial Healthcare for being a valued member of our business community. We look forward to celebrating a century of excellence with you in just 5 more years!
Watch for Corky the Construction Cone Around Town!
2016 CHAMBER RAFFLE WINNERS
January 13, 2016: Bob Schulte & Linda Vitous
January 27, 2016: Dr. Abbi Schleusener
February 10, 2016 : Ruth O'Connor
February 24, 2016: Kathy Jones
March 9, 2016: Halee Williams
March 23, 2016: Sue Vogelaar
April 13, 2016: Shirley Carlton
April 27, 2016: Lisa Ziola
May 11, 2016: Metro Mortgage Group
May 25, 2016: John Reiber
June 8, 2016: Brian Adelberg
June 22, 2016: Carolyn Rehmann
July 13, 2016: Rob Angst
July 27, 2016: Phil Schmiege
August 10, 2016: Keith Valentine
August 24, 2016: Alice Hanel
September 14: Bob Schulte & Linda Vitous
September 28, 2016: Bob Corrin
October 12, 2016: Shaina Schneider
October 26, 2016: Phil Giesken
November 9, 2016: Cassandra Harris
November 23, 2016: John Newmann
Randall D. Stoddard, President
Chesaning Chamber of Commerce
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