Affordable Health Screenings Coming to Rockford, Michigan

Residents living in and around the Rockford, Michigan can learn about their risk for cardiovascular disease, osteoporosis, diabetes, and other chronic, serious conditions with affordable screenings by Life Line Screening. Rockford United Methodist Church will host this community event on 2/27/2015. The site is located at 159 Maple Street in Rockford. Steve Hennigar of Oscoda, […]

Priority Health First to Support Direct Access to Physical Therapy

Grand Rapids, MI – February 11, 2015 – People that are suffering from constant back pain, dealing with a recurring sports injury, or simply looking for an alternative means to healthcare can now seek treatment directly from a physical therapist, without receiving a referral from their physician, thanks to the statewide Direct Consumer Access Bill, […]

Hospice of Michigan Institute Offers Review Course for Generalist Hospice and Palliative Nurse Certification

Detroit, February, 2, 2015 The Hospice of Michigan Institute will offer a review course for Generalist Hospice and Palliative Nurse certification in five cities across the state. The course dubbed a power study session will be led by Sheria Robinson, a certified Hospice and palliative care nurse, and shown via video teleconference at the Hospice […]



During times of public health emergencies, natural disasters or acts of terrorism, having a team of prepared professionals ready to jump into action is critical. The Kent County Health Department (KCHD) prepares for incidents and often tests its capabilities for emergency response. Now, KCHD is being recognized by the National Association of County and City […]

Over 800 Confirmed Cases of Flu in Kent County

GRAND RAPIDS – The Kent County Health Department (KCHD) has received 813 reports of influenza confirmed by rapid tests by health care providers this flu season. Nearly 17% of people visiting emergency departments in Kent County last week were suffering from influenza-like illness. This is the highest percentage tracked by KCHD since the H1N1 Influenza […]