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Alpena hospital a level III trauma center

MidMichigan Medical Center-Alpena is a level III trauma center, the hospital said in a news release.

The designation from the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services means the hospital can “promptly assess, resuscitate and stabilize injured patients and provide high-quality surgery, intensive care and emergency operations,” nurse Tanya Rouse, trauma program manager and paramedic, said in a statement. “We also work closely with our colleagues at MidMichigan Medical Center – Midland, which is a Level II program, to provide advanced care for trauma patients across our health system.”

The Alpena hospital is now the only level III trauma center in the northern Lower Peninsula, the hospital said.

U-Haul available at McVannel’s Marathon

McVannel’s Marathon, 12990 M-32 W. in Lachine, is now renting U-Hauls and offering other U-Haul products and services, U-Haul said in a news release.

U-Haul trucks, trailers, towing equipment, moving supplies, and in-store pick-up for boxes is available.

Cox joins Straley Lamp and Kraenzlein

Leah M. Cox, a certified public accountant, has recently joined the Alpena firm Straley Lamp and Kraenzlein, the firm said in a news elease.

Cox earned her Bachelor of Business Administration from Central Michigan University in 2013. She previously worked at CMU and before that at Dow Cehmical Co. She earned her CPA license in 2016.

State may ask taxpayers for more info

In an effort to combat identity theft, the Michigan Treasury may ask income tax filers for more information, the state said in a news release.

The request would come in a letter, the state said.

“We are making progress in the fight against tax-related identity theft,” Deputy State Treasurer Glenn White, who oversees Treasury’s Tax Administration programs, said in a news release. “If you receive one of these letters, please follow the instructions carefully. Your security is important to us. We take every measure we can to protect the taxpayer, including asking for additional information about your tax return.”

Visit michigan.gov/identitytheft or michigan.gov/incometax for more information.

Michigan Works! fills 157 positions

The Michigan Works! Northeast Consortium filled 157 positions in January for an economic impact of nearly $5 million, the agency said in its monthly newsletter.

Other stats from January:

∫ 3,124 people visited the agency’s offices

∫ The agency worked with 115 new employers

∫ 219 job openings were posted on behalf of employers, and employers posted 145 job openings themselves.