Promoting healthy sleeping
St. Joseph Mercy Chelsea will host Alert, Well And Keeping Energetic (AWAKE), a free educational program, on October 9 from 6:30 to 8 p.m. The program will be held in Atrium A & B Conference Rooms, located inside the hospital (775 S. Main St. in Chelsea, Michigan). The program presenter will be Parvathy Nair, MD, medical director for St. Joseph Mercy Chelsea’s Intensive Care Unit and the Sleep Disorder Center. Light refreshments will be provided. Home medical equipment representatives will also be present to display sleep disorder equipment and check any existing equipment and fittings.
Drug take back event
Along with community partners, St. Joseph Mercy Chelsea will oversee a drug take back event on October 27 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. inside the Chelsea Retirement Community, located at 805 W. Middle Street in Chelsea, Michigan. Members of the public are invited to turn in their unused or expired medications for safe disposal – free of charge. This event will help protect the community, children and the environment by safely disposing of medications.
Accepted medications for disposal:
- Prescription medications in tablet form
- Controlled substances in tablet form
- Over-the-counter medications
Unaccepted medications for disposal:
About Saint Joseph Mercy Health System
Saint Joseph Mercy Health System (SJMHS) is a health care organization serving seven counties in southeast Michigan including Livingston, Washtenaw, Wayne, Oakland, Macomb, Jackson, and Lenawee. It includes 537-bed St. Joseph Mercy Ann Arbor, 443-bed St. Joseph Mercy Oakland in Pontiac, 304-bed St. Mary Mercy Livonia, 136-bed St. Joseph Mercy Livingston in Howell, and 133-bed St. Joseph Mercy Chelsea. Combined, the five hospitals are licensed for 1,553 beds, have five outpatient health centers, six urgent care facilities, more than 25 specialty centers; employ more than 15,300 individuals and have a medical staff of nearly 2,700 physicians. SJMHS has annual operating revenues of about $2 billion and returns about $115 million to its communities annually through charity care and community benefit programs.