COMMUNITY Health

Caring for the whole community

Community Engagement

WE LISTEN
Our facility listens to the Community by: holding Community Focus Groups, distributing Patient Satisfaction Surveys/Tobacco Community Surveys, has a Suggestion Box with in the Health Center and also listens to patient concerns during direct patient care.

WE INFORM
Our facility submits information via: newsletters, Billboards, Flyers, Health Fairs, Radio Ads, Pamphlets, Booklets, and a newly developed website.

WE REACH OUR COMMUNITY
We engage the public during Health Board Meetings and Community Events and booths at the Powwows or Schools, and by LIVE radio at our events.

Contact Information

Kathy Mayo, RN, Certified Diabetes Educator

906-353-4519

Heather Wood, BS, Health Promotion/Exercise Specialist

906-353-4546

Dale Schmeisser, Registered Dietician

906-353-4522

Elizabeth Mayo, Community Health Rep

906-353-4531

Mary Dee Shanahan, Community Health Rep

906-353-4530

Mindy Lantz, RN, Public Health Nurse

906-353-4548

Jim Chapin, Community Health Nurse

906-353-4543

Dawn Kemppainen, Receptionist

906-353-4521

Kim LeClaire, Medical Transporter

906-353-4524

Visiting & Counseling Services

Home Visiting Services
Limited home visiting services are provided to elderly, homebound patients not eligible for other services. Services may include: case management, medication instruction & set up, foot care, wound care assessment & immunization administration. Self referrals accepted.

Smoking Cessation Counseling is provided through individual sessions for any person who wants to quit using commercial tobacco. Trained healthcare staff works with patients to set a quit date and develop a plan to stop using commercial tobacco products.

Staff also assists patients in obtaining nicotine replacement products such as nicotine patches or gum and work with your physician to obtain prescription medication such as Chantix or Zyban if needed to aid in smoking cessation.

Other Services & Workshops

OPTICAL: The Optical department is open every Wednesday from 8 am to 4 pm. CHR’s assist with ordering, dispensing and repairing glasses. Patients can contact the Purchased Referred Care office at (906) 353-4537 to be approved for an eye exam & glasses. Patients must have a current prescription from an optician or ophthalmologist to place before they can order glasses. Eye exams are not provided on-site.

Audiology Clinic: Clinic is held every other month with an audiologist on-site. Hearing tests are performed and qualifying individuals are fit for hearing aids. Hearing aid batteries are no longer provided for individuals with hearing aids. Call 353-4531 to schedule an appointment.

Breast & Cervical Cancer Control Navigation Program (BCCCP): This program provides breast & pelvic exams along with pap smears and mammograms for uninsured women between 50 and 64 years old who meet income guidelines. Please call (906) 353-4530 for more information or to enroll in the BCCCNP.

The Community Health Representatives also provide the following programs:

A Matter of Balance is held twice a year. The program for elders consists of 8 weekly sessions that emphasizes practical strategies to reduce fear of falling and increase activity levels. Participants learn to set realistic goals to increase activity, change their environment to reduce fall risk factors, and exercise to increase strength and balance.

A Personal Action Toward Health (PATH) workshop is held 1-2 times a year. PATH is a six week self - management program for people living with chronic health conditions such as diabetes, asthma, people learn COPD, or heart disease. Participants learn techniques and strategies for the day-to- day management of long- term health conditions.

Safe Sitters Babysitting Classes are held annually for young adolescents ages 11 and older. The class teaches infant and child choking rescue along with the fundamental babysitting skills.

See all our events and programing on our homepage calendar.