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Family Medical Center -Adrian Hosts dedication ceremony for Sandra Keener 1950-2017

August 11, 2017 Family Medical Center of Lenawee hosted a dedication ceremony and luncheon in honor of Sandra Keener, long time Executive Director of Lenawee Community Mental Health. Sandy was an advocate for individuals in need of Behavioral Health services and she worked tirelessly to help erase some of the stigma for people dealing with behavioral health issues. Sandy was instrumental in partnership with FMC, bringing a permanent  Community Mental Health  office to the new  campus of FMC,in October of 2014. Sandy's impact on the community was evident as guests listened to Lt Governor, Brian Calley, State Representative Bronna Kahle and  Family Medical Center CEO, Ed Larkins , share stories of working along side  Sandy to bring her dream of better behavioral health care opportunities to those in need. Sandy will be missed by her family, the community and those she championed, however  her legacy lives on in Lenawee County.

                                                                


Family Medical Center has completed the Carleton center's  renovation project!

FMC hosted a grand reopening of the newly remodeled Carleton FQHC on August 17,2017. Local officials and community partners toured the expanded facility and enjoyed a celebratory  luncheon along with staff and providers who have worked hard as a team to continue offering services to our patients during the construction process. The  renovation of the original building has enabled Family Medical Center to offer  expanded services in Dental, Behavioral Health and Medical, as well as a beautiful  new building for patients and the staff to enjoy.


 


Family Medical Center Hosts 3rd Annual Teddy Bear Care Fair

Family Medical center hosted their 3rd annual Teddy Bear Care Fair (TBCF) on August 12,2017. This yearly event is for kids from the ages of 3-10 and their families to showcase FMC's dental and medical services and to dispel fears for the children about a dental or medical appointment. The child brings their favorite " stuffed pet" who gets an exam and a  certificate of wellness that the child can take home. Face painting, pictures with Muddy the Mud Hen and Ronald McDonald, games, bounce house, and prizes and snacks along with a free bike giveaway to 6 lucky kids rounded out the afternoon!  A great day was had by families and staff. We cannot wait until the TBCF in 2018!




Family Medical Center has Expanded Services into Wayne County

 FMC  is proud to announce their newest office located  on the campus of  "The Guidance Center " 13101 Allen Road Southgate ,MI offering Primary health care. Patients wishing to schedule an appointment at the new location should call (734) 654-2169 and request the Southgate office.

         

Family Medical Center Receives $1 million to Renovate and Expand the Carleton Office

In 2015, the Health Services Resources Administration has awarded Family Medical Center $1 million to expand the Carleton office and give it a facelift!


The Family Medical Center site in Carleton, MI has become outdated and too small to accommodate the expanded services that now strain the spatial limits of the building. Services at Family Medical Center in Carleton currently include primary care, general dentistry, and behavioral healthcare, as well as Department of Human Services (DHS) assistance services, and the Women, Infants, and Children Program of the Monroe County Health Department. In addition, an integrated behavioral healthcare/primary care program has been implemented.

 

In order to accommodate Family Medical Center’s partners in the provision of these additional services as well as maintain adequate space to meet the increasing demand for healthcare services in the area, the facility will be expanded. FMC will be adding 2000 square feet to the building as well as renovate  the existing space  to improve patient flow. Renovations and enhancements will include an upgraded reception area, space for behavioral health telemedicine, and an improved dental area. Construction is expected to begin in July 2016!

 

Lean for Clinical redesign

Since February 2015, Family Medical Center of Michigan has been participating in a Lean Project Initiative, a quality improvement initiative in collaboration with the University of Michigan, the Consortium for Independent Physician Associations (CIPA), Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan and the Michigan Primary Care Association (MPCA). The initiative, funded by BCBS, is an effort to teach all FMC staff continuous quality improvement methodology, to empower them to take ownership of quality improvement activities with the leadership and guidance of upper management, and to infuse this quality approach into the culture of FMC operations. Lean coaches from the University of Michigan have been working work with select teams from each Family Medical Center site, teaching Lean methodology and coaching teams through self-identified quality improvement projects.  Staff involvement and buy-in throughout the process has been tremendous and a cultural transformation in the way FMC manages continuous quality improvement efforts in underway. Senior staff and U of M trainers are currently discussing sustainability and possibilities for maintaining current momentum and staff enthusiasm moving beyond project completion in July.


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