Lions hear about hospital’s Community Health Needs Assessment

Erica Phillips, community health coordinator for MidMichigan Medical Center-Alpena, screened a powerpoint review entitled “Community Health Needs Assessment” at last week’s Alpena Lions Club Meeting. Jan Kane served as program chair for the meeting.

Phillips described for the Lions the many programs she has studied and the many programs she has designed so they may operate successfully. These include listing the many programs that already exist in our community, reviews of many, many diseases to see how the hospital can help, managing foods for diabetics, helping patients to understand their doctors plan for them, evaluating city sidewalks so that those impaired can operate properly, enlisting doctors to operate in special areas, advocating for people who don’t or can’t advocate for themselves, devise a community health council, and analyze resources to help solve medical problems.

Paulette Roznowski announced that the wheelchair swing, which the Lions have been assembling at the Bannan Funeral Home, is now complete and soon will be moved to Starlite Beach and readied for public use.

Ken Dully announced the Red Cross Blood Drive will take place at the First Methodist Church on Aug. 9. The Lions will be assisting the Red Cross at this blood drive.