MyMichigan Health News - May 2022

Health and Fitness

May 20, 2022

Healthy news, tips and recipes from MyMichigan Health

Robotics-Assisted Knee Surgery Expedited His Recovery Process

When cortisone injections and other non-surgical methods became ineffective, Alex Pollock called upon Orthopedic Surgeon James Lewis, D.O., for a consultation. Dr. Lewis performed robotics-assisted knee surgery and today Pollock is back to enjoying all of the outdoor activities he loves.

Read his story or learn more about robotics-assisted knee surgery

MyMichigan Health Announces New Chief Operating Officer

Bryan Cross, Pharm.D., FACHE, has been named chief operating officer for MyMichigan Health, replacing Greg Rogers, who is now serving as president and CEO of the health system.

Dr. Cross began his career with MyMichigan as a paramedic supervisor. After earning a Doctor of Pharmacy degree, he transitioned to the manager of pharmacy, then the corporate director of pharmacy, and vice president of professional services. Most recently, he served as the president of MyMichigan Medical Center Midland since March 2021.

Learn more about Dr. Cross

Take Our Free Depression Health Assessment

We all feel sad or down sometimes. But if daily life becomes too difficult, or if feelings of sadness stick around too long, it might be depression. Depression is a mood disorder that can cause someone to feel overly sad, tired, irritable, hopeless or uninterested in daily life. It's often treated with therapy, medication, lifestyle changes or a combination of the three.

Our free depression health assessment assesses common clinical risk factors for depression and identifies people who should undergo additional screening for depression in a primary care setting.

Take A Virtual Tour Of Alpena's New Patient Tower

The new patient tower at MyMichigan Medical Center Alpena is now complete, allowing patients to continue to stay close to home while receiving the benefits of the latest technology in the best healing environment surrounded by excellent patient care provided from an award-winning organization.

Get more information about the patient tower.

Why Do My Joints Feel Stiff In The Morning And What Can I Do About It?

If you, like so many others, experience joint pain, chances are it's more severe when you first wake up in the morning. Why is that? And what can you do about it?

Physical Therapist Dave Bearss, P.T., D.P.T., C.S.C.S., T.P.I., talks all about joint pain in his recent blog article, including what you can do to prevent it, and when it's time to see your doctor.

Read more blog articles

Emergency Departments Recognized for Providing Excellence in Healthcare

As a leader in emergency medicine, our Emergency Departments in Alma, Alpena, Clare, Gladwin, Midland, Mt. Pleasant and West Branch are proud to be recognized as a 5-Star Performer by national health care research leaders Professional Research Consultants, Inc. This honor acknowledges inpatient facilities and emergency departments scoring in the top 10 percent for overall quality of care based on the PRC national client database.

See more about our awards and recognitions

Listen to Our Latest Podcast Episode

Group therapy may sound intimidating, but there are many benefits to it, especially for older adults. David Bailey, L.M.S.W., program therapist at MyMichigan Health's Senior Life Solutions Program, joins us on an episode of Health Dose to talk all about group therapy for older adults.

Listen to more podcast episodes

Now Hiring: Medical Assistants

Interested in making MyMichigan Health your Go-To Place for Your Career? We're hiring medical assistants at multiple locations. As a medical assistant, you'll be responsible for patient assessment and care under direct supervision of providers.

MyMichigan offers competitive wages, a full benefits package, tuition reimbursement and much more.

Apply here

About MyMichigan Health:

MyMichigan Health, a non-profit health system headquartered in Midland, Michigan, is a leader in providing award-winning, high-quality care to the 25-county region it serves. With Medical Centers in Alma, Alpena, Clare, Gladwin, Midland, Mt. Pleasant, Sault Ste. Marie and West Branch, MyMichigan also has affiliations with Medical Centers in St. Ignace and Mackinac Island. MyMichigan Health provides a full continuum of care across a wide array of settings, including urgent care centers, home health, virtual care, as well as medical offices in more than 30 specialties and subspecialties including cardiology, family medicine, hematology/oncology, neurosciences, orthopedics, pediatrics, vascular surgery and more. MyMichigan Health demonstrates its commitment to the future of medicine by partnering with leading institutions to offer medical education programs that train medical students, physicians, nurse practitioner and physician assistant students, nursing students and other clinical experts for our region. Its more than 8,800 employees, volunteers, health care providers and other personnel work together to create healthy communities through solutions designed to meet the ever-changing needs of the 981,000 residents in the health system’s 25-county service area. In fiscal year 2021, MyMichigan Health provided $78 million in community benefits, as well as supported its patients and families with new equipment, services and programs with funds raised by the MyMichigan Health Foundation.