IHA CALL FOR DONATIONS: HELP US FIGHT COVID-19

Due to the outpouring of support IHA has received from community members, they have setup a donation center for those who have expressed interest in donating items.

The outbreak of COVID-19 is straining our local communities and resources. While IHA currently has the Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) necessary to keep frontline healthcare workers safe, donations from the community will proactively support our reserves for potential long-term challenges.

Beginning today, IHA will accept donations of the following unused items:

  • N95 Masks
  • Disposable Face Masks
  • Disposable Gloves
  • Disposable Gowns
  • Eyewear
  • Face Shields

Donations may be made Monday through Friday between 8:00 am and 5:00 pm to: IHA Central Offices (at Domino’s Farms Office Park)

  • 24 Frank Lloyd Wright Drive
  • Lobby J, Suite 2000
  • Ann Arbor, MI 48105

For more information on COVID-19 and how to seek care, please visit: www.IHAcares.com

Food Security

Feeding the community during the COVID-19 crisis

Here in Michigan, schools, libraries and other facilities are closed amid the COVID-19 outbreak. Coupled with shortages in grocery stores, some families that rely on food-security programs may be struggling to feed their families. Local non-profit agencies are working hard to ensure these programs are maintained and our communities don’t go hungry. If you or someone you know needs help, scroll down for a list of food-security programs, organized by county and school district. If you are able to volunteer to help get food to those in need, or would like to donate, click here.

Washtenaw County

Ann Arbor Public Schools has set 11 locations for free meal pickups around Ann Arbor. Breakfast and lunch packages are available for pickup from 11:00 AM – 12:30 PM Tuesdays and Fridaysexcept for Friday, April 3. Meals will be available on Thursday, April 2 instead.

  • Bryant Community Center, 3 W. Eden Court.
  • Green Baxter Court Community Center, 1737 Green Road.
  • Hikone Community Center, 2724 Hikone Drive.
  • The Pinelake Village Coop, outside the clubhouse, 2680 Adrienne Drive.
  • Lakestone Apartments, outside the clubhouse, 4275 Eyrie Drive.
  • Scio Farms, outside the clubhouse, 6655 Jackson Road.
  • Orchard Grove, outside the clubhouse, 2835 S. Wagner Road.
  • Carpenter Elementary, outside the school, 4250 Central Blvd.
  • Scarlett Middle School, outside the school, 3300 Lorraine St.
  • Peace Maple Meadows Satellite, West Ann Arbor Satellite 1111 N. Maple Road.
  • Arrowwood Hills Community Center, 2566 Arrowwood Trail.

For individuals that cannot make it to one of these food pick-ups or have food allergy concerns, call the AAPS Food Service Hotline at 734-994-2265.

Chelsea School District Food Service is providing sack breakfast and lunch meals for students from 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM on Wednesday, March 18; Monday, March 23 and Friday, March 27 at the Chelsea High School commons entrance. Please contact (734) 433-2208 ext. 6082 for further information.

Dexter Community Schools is implementing Drive-up pickup starting Tuesday, March 17 in the Mill Creek Parking Lot.Drive-up pickup will be 8:00 AM – 9:30 AM and 11:00 AM – 12:30 PM every Tuesday and Friday. Each pickup will include breakfast and lunch for 5 days’ worth per child.

Lincoln Consolidated Schools’ Lincoln Food Service is providing grab and go meals for all students in need. Drive-through distribution begins Monday, from 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM behind the Lincoln High School East Cafe

Milan Area Schools will run its usual bus route to get meals to families starting Tuesday, March 17. Additionally, a drive-through site will be available between 4:30 PM – 6:30 PM at Paddock Elementary. Information regarding further food service distribution will be available Wednesday morning.

Saline Area Social Services is distributing pre-packaged groceries to families 10:00 AM – 2:30 PM Tuesday and Thursday in its parking lot at 244 W. Michigan Ave. Those interested in volunteering are asked to call 734-476-7831.

Ypsilanti Community Schools will offer a week’s worth of breakfast and lunch to be provided from March 17 to April 2. Meals will be handed out11:00 AM – 1:00 PM Tuesdays and Thursdays at all six locations. Three sites will hand out meals from 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM on those days as well. 

11:00 AM – 1:00 PM

  • A.C.C.E., 1076 Ecorse
  • Community Family Life Center, 1375 S Harris Road
  • Stronger Tower Ministries, 134 Spencer Lane
  • Parkridge Community Center, 591 Armstrong Drive
  • CRC Community Resource Center, 2057 Tyler Road

4:00 PM – 6:00 PM

  • Community Family Life Center
  • Stronger Tower Ministries
  • Parkridge Community Center

The district is in search of volunteers to staff the six locations. Training for 24 lead volunteers is 5:30 PM – 6:30 PM Monday at the district administration building, 1885 Packard St. Additional volunteers will be needed starting Tuesday, March 17. Part of the job for lead volunteers will be documenting meals served and assisting with clean up.


Livingston County

Howell Public Schools is offering food on Monday, March 23 and Monday, March 30 from 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM in the circle driveway on the north side of Howell High School. The district will deliver meal kits to families who are unable come during the pick-up time. If you need a meal kit delivered, please use the following link: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfvy-qr2Aye-sm8q5qozk8aBi_5dFTIyWpL0e_TLP6FXZQkeQ/viewform

Fowlerville Community Schools is partnering with Gleaners’ Community Food Bank to distribute food to their students’ families on Thursday, March 19th and Thursday, April 2nd at the Fowlerville High School. Any member of a student’s family can come to the main entrance of the high school from 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM. Approximately two weeks of food for each student will be distributed. There are other resources available to support families during this time as well. Breakfast sandwiches are being distributed at Kodet’s Hardware. Visit their Facebook page for more information. Lunch is being distributed at the Torch 180 at 131 Mill Street. Click here for more information. Families in need of support could also call the Family Impact Center at (517) 223- 4428.

Brighton Area Schools’ Student Nutrition Department has donated a large quantity of unused food to Gleaners for distribution to families during the shutdown. Gleaners’ Shared Harvest Pantry will be open by appointment only. The pantry will offer a drive-up service with a box of food; and may include meat, fresh produce, toilet paper and laundry soap as supplies are available. For more information, call (517) 548-3710.

The Salvation Army will provide sack lunches Tuesday-Friday next week from Noon to 1 PM at the following locations:

  • Tuesday: Lakeshore Village Apartments 2812 Ontario Ct, Howell, MI 48843
  • Wednesday:  Grand Plaza Apartments 401 S Highlander Way, Howell, MI 48843
  • Thursday: Prentis Estates Apartments1103 S Latson Rd, Howell, MI 48843
  • Friday:  Howell Estates, 515 Mason Rd, Howell, MI 48843


Brighton Area Schools will also be continuing their “Blessings in a Backpack” program through BAS by distributing food in the BECC parking lot during the next three Tuesdays from 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM. This will be a drive through pick up process. If you need additional support, please email Starr Acromite at acromis@brightonk12.com or call (810) 299-4040.  

Pinckney Community Schools will be offering breakfast and lunch food Thursdays from 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM. Food will be distributed in front of pathfinder school at the main office entry. They ask that all parents and students remain in their vehicles as the food is brought to their car. Two-day portions will be provided at each distribution. Electronic forms are currently being developed so that they can deliver food personally. Pinckney Community Schools will offer a mobile food pantry Wednesday, March 18th from 5:00PM – 6:00 PM in the district transportation garage.

Whitmore Lake Public Schools is providing grab and go breakfast and lunches Monday through Friday. Breakfast can be picked up 8:00 AM – 9:00 AM, and lunch is picked up from 11:30 AM – 1:00 PM at the front doors of Whitmore Lake Elementary School, 1077 Barker Road, Whitmore Lake, MI. To help plan for the right amount of food, parents are asked to fill out this form. If your family is unable to pick up the meals, but still are in need of assistance, you can fill out this form


Oakland County

Clarkston Community Schools is partnering with Chartwells School Dining to provide free breakfasts and lunch to families in need. Students ages 18 and younger (or 26 and younger if an Adult Transition Services student) can pick up food Monday through Friday at the following locations and times:

CURBSIDE PICK-UP AT:

  • Andersonville Elementary School
    • 10350 Andersonville Road
    • Daily pick-up from 11am-12:30pm
    • Sashabaw Middle School 
    • 5565 Pine Knob Lane
    • Daily pick-up from 11am-12:30pm
  • Clarkston Junior High School 
    • 6595 Waldon Road
    • Daily pick-up from 11am-12:30pm
  • CCS FOOD SERVICES TRUCK IN PARKING LOT AT:
    • Bridgewater Park Apartments
      • 5801 Bridgewater Dr.
      • Daily pick-up from 11:30am-12pm
      • Clintonvilla Mobile Home Community
      • 4851 Clintonville Rd.
      • Daily pick-up from 12pm-12:30pm
    • Independence Woods Mobile Home Community
      • 2500 Mann Rd.
      • Daily pick-up from 11am-11:30am

Clawson Public Schools is collaborating with Chartwells dining services to offer a free brown bag breakfast and lunch program to all members in the community from Monday to Friday 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM or 5:00 PM – 6:00 PM at Clawson Middle School.

Novi Community School District will provide grab and go breakfast and lunches for students aged 18 and under and students with IEPs up to age 26 on Tuesday March 24 and Tuesday March 31. Seven days of food will be provided each week. Food will be provided for each student in the family. Families can pick up the food in the Novi High School Taft Road parking lot. It is a drive through process in the bus loop area. Families can pick up food between the hours of 9:00 AM and 1:00 PM. There are also two mobile drop off areas in the community. One in the Novi Ridge Apartments and the other in the Pavilion Court. Food will be delivered to the clubhouses via a Novi Community School District bus in both locations between 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM. Children do not have to be present.

Pontiac School District will deliver meals to designated stops along each bus route starting Wednesday, March 18 on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays. For full details click here.

South Lyon Community Schools’ students are eligible to receive breakfast and lunch for seven days on each pickup date listed below. Students do not need to be present. This program will be a pickup and go program. Families will pull up to the main entrance of the respective school building and volunteers will come to your vehicle to ask how many children you will be feeding. At that time, they will bring the prepacked breakfast and lunch food to your vehicle. Wednesday, March 18; Wednesday, March 25 and Wednesday, April 1. The locations include:

  • South Lyon High School 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
  • Kent Lake Elementary 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
  • Dolsen Elementary 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
  • Salem Elementary 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Southfield Public Schools is working with SFE and First Student to offer up to two meals per day to all children ages 18 and under for free. This includes students with disabilities, ages 18-26, with an active individual education program (IEP). Beginning Monday, March 16, meals for seven days a week will be delivered to Southfield Public Schools students and all children in the community throughout the time of the state closure of schools. Specified stops will be made from 10:45 AM – 1:30 PM daily.

Students that ride special needs buses will have meals delivered to their homes. In addition, there will be buses on standby to capture students who may miss the scheduled bus delivery or for special meals. Meals will also be distributed at Thompson K-8 International Academy (16300 Lincoln Drive, Southfield 48076) starting Monday, March 16, 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM. The remainder of the week’s distribution will be 8:00 PM – 1:00 PM. Please call (248) 746-8522 for questions. Click here for the full bus stop schedule.

Troy School District is offering grab and go breakfasts and lunches every weekday from 9:00 AM – 10:00 AM from March 17 to April 1 at the following locations:

  • Athens High School
  • Troy High School
  • Troy Career and College HS
  • Baker Middle School
  • Smith Middle School
  • Morse Elementary School
  • Troy Union Elementary
  • Charter Square Apartments
  • Rochester Villas
  • Somerset Apartments
  • The Gables of Troy
  • Troy Villas

For further information, please call (248) 823-5089.

Walled Lake Consolidated Schools has a curbside pickup for students in need Monday, March 23 and 30 from 1:45 PM – 3:00PM. If you are unable to pick up food, email info@wlcsd.org for delivery.


Wayne County

Dearborn Public Schools is offering free pickup breakfast and lunch for students while school is closed for the mandatory shut down over the next three weeks. Pickups will run daily from 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM starting March 17 at Fordson High School, Edsel Ford High School, Dearborn High School, McCollough-Unis K-8, Salina Intermediate School and Woodworth Middle School.

Detroit Public Schools will offer Breakfast and lunch and Academic Packets starting Wednesday, March 18 at 58 DPSCD buildings. Students will not be allowed to enter the building.

  • A “grab-and-go” breakfast will be served, Monday – Friday, from 8:00 AM – 10:30 AM
  • A “grab-and-go” lunch will be served from 10:30 AM – 1:00 PM
  • Academic K-8 learning packets with a focus on Mathematics, English Language Arts, Science and Social Studies can be picked-up at the same 58 school locations listed below.

All school locations listed below are linked to Google Maps for directions.

ACADEMY of AMERICAS @ LOGAN (K-3) , ANN ARBOR TRAIL , BATES ACADEMY , BENNETT , BETHUNE , BLACKWELL , BROWN, RONALD , BURTON INTERNATIONAL , CARLETON , CARSTENS , CARVER , CENTRAL/DURFEE , CLARK , CLEMENTE , CLIPPERT , CODY HS , COMMUNICATIONS & MEDIA ARTS , COOKE , DAVISON , DENBY , DETROIT COLLEGIATE PREP HS , DETROIT INTERNATIONAL ACADEMY , DIXON, DOSSIN, DOUGLASS ACADEMY , EAST ENGLISH VILLAGE PREP HS , ELLINGTON @ BECKHAM , EMERSON, FISHER UPPER, GARDNER , GARVEY, GOLIGHTLY ED. CENTER, GOMPERS, GREENFIELD UNION, HAMILTON, HENDERSON, HENRY FORD, HOLMES AL , KING HIGH SCHOOL , KING, J.R. , LAW , MACKENZIE , MANN , MARK TWAIN , MUMFORD , NOBLE , NOLAN , OSBORN , PALMER PARK ACADEMY , PERSHING , PRIEST , RENNAISSANCE , SAMPSON , SOUTHEASTERN , WAYNE , WESTERN , WRIGHT, CHARLES 

Plymouth – Canton Community Schools has put together a plan for six district sites to make breakfast and lunch meals available on a weekly basis. Families are welcome to come pick up free meals for all kids every Wednesday during the school closure period, starting on Wednesday, March 18.

Each package contains both breakfast and lunch for five days. This program is for all kids 18 years old and under, as well as our students ages 18 to 26 who are serviced with an Individualized Education Plan (IEP) in their community.

MEAL PICKUP SCHEDULE:

Every Wednesday during the school closure period (starting March 18) from 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM

LOCATIONS:

  • Salem High School, 46181 Joy Rd., Canton
  • Starkweather Academy, 39750 Joy Rd., Plymouth
  • Discovery Middle School, 45083 Hanford Rd., Canton
  • Liberty Middle School, 46250 Cherry Hill Rd., Canton
  • West Middle School, 44401 Ann Arbor Trail, Plymouth
  • Eriksson Elementary, 1275 Haggerty Rd., Canton

In addition, families may visit other school locations to pick up meals should it be more convenient. Visit the Wayne RESA website for a complete list of Wayne County school districts that are offering free meal programs. For questions, contact Healthy.Meals@pccsk12.com.

Van Buren Public Schools’ Bus Service will be delivering meals from March 19 to April 10, Monday through Friday. For more information, click here.

Wayne-Westland Community Schools will be providing drive-thru breakfast and lunch for ALL students from 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM at John Glenn High School, located at 36105 Marquette, Westland, MI on the following dates: Wednesday, March 18; Monday, March 23 and Monday, March 30. Students do not need to be present  Please fill out this form before you visit to indicate which date(s) you plan to attend and how many children are in your family.

Wyandotte Public Schools is offering breakfast and lunch for pickup in weekly portions on Wednesday, March 18; Wednesday, March 25 and Wednesday, April 1 at the Roosevelt High School main entrance parking lot from 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM.


Other services offered within Livingston, Oakland,  Washtenaw, or Wayne counties

Bountiful Harvest is providing breakfast and lunches for Livingston County children who qualify for reduced or free lunch. They will be providing each child with enough food for breakfast and lunch for a week with pickups once per week at 290 E Grand River Ave, Brighton, MI. Please call the day before pickup by 5:00 PM at (810) 360-0271. People are welcome to shop the pantry during their normal pantry hours Thursday 6:00 PM – 8:00, Friday 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM and Saturday 8:00 AM – 12:00 PM. They also serve a hot dinner Friday night 3:30 to 5:30 and a hot breakfast Saturday morning 8-11. Takeout meals are available. For those who do not wish to come in, they have a shopping list for you to choose the items you want and volunteer shoppers will gather their goods and bring them to your vehicle.

Hope Clinic is distributing hot meals to go on Sundays, Mondays and Saturdays. It will have emergency groceries available during operating hours. Call (734) 484-2989 to make a pantry appointment. Visit at 518 Harriet St, Ypsilanti, MI.

SOS Community Services has pantry days from 1:00 PM to 6:00 PM every Tuesday and 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM every Wednesday at 114 North River in Ypsilanti, MI 48198. Please call for appointments at (734) 484-9945 prior to pantry day. Walk-ins will be accepted with limited pantry access. Emergency groceries are also available.

TeaHaus is providing free boxed lunches for AAPS students starting Monday. The boxed meals are being handed out at Eat More Tea, 211 E. Ann St. in downtown Ann Arbor.

Palm Palace is offering free meals for kids while schools are closed at 2370 Carpenter Road, Ann Arbor. Please call (734) 606-0706

Food Gatherers has multiple locations across the state and will continue its operations with altered hours to distribute food. Visit their website here for hours of operation.

Connor O’Neill’s Irish Pub is offering boxed lunches for children between 11:00 AM and 1:00 PM at 318 S. Main St., Ann Arbor.

Downriver food pantries list https://docs.google.com/document/d/1R-XbvLVowMKSlWNGFukXYtDOoONXRyGu-f-Q7kYXj-4/edit

To find a local food pantry near you visit: https://www.mi211.org/get-help/search?keyword=Food%20Pantries Please call or check their respective website for COVID-19 protocol.


To keep all patients safe, please do not enter an IHA facility if you have any of the symptoms of COVID-19, including, fever, cough and shortness of breath. Instead, please visit IHAcares.com/screening to complete a free COVID-19 screening or call your physician’s practice for additional medical assistance.

We are continually sharing resources about COVID-19 for our patients. Stay up to date on all of the resources available to you from IHA.

Schoolcraft College, Integrated Healthcare Associates and Saint Joseph Mercy Health System to collaborate on new health center on Schoolcraft campus in Livonia

Schoolcraft College Health Center

 

 

News Release
March 28, 2019
For Immediate Release
For more information, contact:
IHA
Amy Middleton
734.327.0877
Amy_Middleton@IHAcares.com

 

Schoolcraft College, Integrated Healthcare Associates and Saint Joseph Mercy Health System to collaborate on new health center on Schoolcraft campus in Livonia

LIVONIA, Mich. (March 28, 2019)  – Schoolcraft College, Integrated Healthcare Associates (IHA) and Saint Joseph Mercy Health System (SJMHS) will collaborate to build a new health center on the Schoolcraft campus under a plan approved by the Schoolcraft College Board of Trustees and Trinity Health, the parent organization of IHA and SJMHS.

“This health center will bring leading physicians and health services to the campus as well as create educational opportunities that will enable students to fill needed jobs in the health care industry,” said Rob Casalou, president and CEO, Mercy Health and Saint Joseph Mercy Health System.  “In addition, this new site is part of our larger plan to improve access to ambulatory care services in the communities we serve across Michigan.”

The first phase will include constructing a $31 million, 80,000- square- foot building located on the northeast quadrant of the campus, adjacent to I-275 and just north of the St. Joe’s Sports Dome. Groundbreaking for the first phase will take place Fall 2019, and the space will include primary, specialty and urgent care as well as ancillary and advanced imaging services including MRI, ultrasound and mammography. A subsequent phase with additional clinical programs and services is in the planning stages.

The new health center will support Schoolcraft College’s Healthcare and Health Sciences programs with hands-on educational opportunities for students to prepare them for in-demand jobs in the growing health care fields. Schoolcraft College currently has majors and programs in nursing, pharmacy, health information technology and medical assisting among the many choices.  The college also plans to launch an advanced imaging program for radiation technology students to coincide with the opening of the new medical facility.

“This partnership is an extension of our current excellent relationship with Saint Joseph Mercy Health System and Integrated Healthcare Associates and will help provide outstanding medical services for our students and the Schoolcraft community,” said Schoolcraft College President Conway A. Jeffress. “It also benefits the students in our Healthcare and Health Sciences programs by providing them with practical experience opportunities that will prepare them for a career in the healthcare field.”

The new facility reflects an expansion of the strong collaboration between SJMHS, IHA and Schoolcraft College, which includes SJMHS’ support of the St. Joe’s Sports Dome on the Schoolcraft College campus.  SJMHS’ MercyElite Sports Performance program operates in the dome in partnership with Schoolcraft College’s SC Elite Program, providing athletic training, physical therapy, and health and nutritional services to youth and adults in the community.

IHA recently assumed responsibility for the urgent care currently operating on the Schoolcraft College campus.  In conjunction with this change, IHA established an internal and family medicine practice within the same building to offer the community additional access to primary care. These services will relocate to the new health center in the future.

“IHA is pleased to join with our colleagues at Saint Joseph Mercy Health System to further expand our partnership with Schoolcraft College.  It is an honor to be part of such an innovative collaboration that is focused on bringing a patient-centered model of health care to not only Schoolcraft College, but also to the surrounding communities,” said IHA CEO Mark LePage, M.D. “Whether it’s accessing primary care services through a real-time online scheduling tool or ‘saving your spot’ in line at the urgent care, this is how health care should be designed – around the needs of the patient.”

 

#####

About Schoolcraft College

Schoolcraft College is a public community college, offering classes at and online at www.schoolcraft.edu. The college enrolls more than 30,000 students each year in both credit programs and continuing education and professional development courses. The college has 70 different academic majors and programs leading to a skills certificate, certificate, associate degree, or post-associate certificate. Students can also take advantage of bachelor degree-level courses and programs offered by several university partners onsite or transfer credits to other four-year institutions saving time and money in pursuit of a bachelor’s degree.

 

About IHA

Established in 1994 and celebrating the 25th anniversary of its founding in 2019, IHA is one of the best and largest multi-specialty groups in Michigan delivering more than one million patient visits each year. IHA employs more than 2,400 staff, including more than 700 providers consisting of physicians, nurse practitioners, physician assistants and midwives in approximately 74 practice locations across Southeast Michigan. Recognized as Metro Detroit’s Top Physician Group by Consumer Reports magazine. IHA offers patients extended office hours and urgent care services, along with online patient diagnosis, treatment and appointment access tools. IHA is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Saint Joseph Mercy Health System and a member of Trinity Health. For more information about IHA, visit www.ihacares.com.

 

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.

SJMHS is a member of Trinity Health, a leading Catholic health care system based in Livonia, Mich. Trinity Health operates in 22 states, employs about 133,000 colleagues, has annual operating revenues of $17.6 billion and assets of about $24.7 billion. Additionally, the organization returns almost $1.1 billion to its communities annually in the form of charity care and other community benefit programs.

For more information on health services offered at Saint Joseph Mercy Health System, please visit www.stjoeshealth.org.

 

Contacts:

IHA

Amy Middleton

734-327-0877

Amy_Middleton@ihacares.com

 

Schoolcraft College

Van Nguyen

734-462-4591

tnguyen@schoolcraft.edu

 

Saint Joseph Mercy Health System

Bobby Maldonado

248-858-6662

Bobby.Maldonado@stjoeshealth.org

IHA Physician Dr. Kevin Bohnsack Appointed Michigan ANG State Air Surgeon

ANN ARBOR, Mich. – IHA, the region’s leading multi-specialty medical group, is pleased to announce that our very own Col. Kevin Bohnsack, a physician at IHA Milan Family & Internal Medicine, has been appointed to serve as the Michigan Air National Guard’s State Air Surgeon. In his new role as State Air Surgeon, Col. Bohnsack oversees the medical qualifications, accessions and fitness for duty determinations of over 2,200 personnel statewide. Additionally, in his new role, he served as an escort during the State’s inauguration celebrations.

Kevin

Col. Kevin Bohnsack, state air surgeon, Michigan Air National Guard, escorts Michigan Attorney General-elect Dana Nessel to the Capitol dais at the inauguration of Gov. Gretchen Whitmer, Lansing, Mich., Jan. 1, 2019. Photo courtesy of Defense Visual Information Distribution Service.

Col. Bohnsack is also a key medical advisor for Homeland Response and medical support to civilian authorities, the State Partnership Programs in Latvia and Liberia and the annual joint exercise, Northern Strike, held in Michigan every summer.

Col. Bohnsack is a board-certified family medicine doctor and also has a master’s degree in public health. He has extensive experience from multiple stateside and overseas locations. He has clinical interests in preventive medicine and evidence-based care. Col. Bohnsack is also the Family Medicine System Department Chair at St. Joseph Mercy Ann Arbor and Livingston.

According to Col. Bohnsack, the opportunity to work as a physician as well as maintain a role within the Michigan Air National Guard is a real privilege. “I am extremely thankful for this opportunity to serve” stated Col. Bohnsack. “If it weren’t for my understanding partners at IHA Milan and division leadership, as well as IHA as a whole, I wouldn’t have been able to continue serving in my dual role as a civilian family doc and military medical officer.”

Ensuring Col. Bohnsack has the ability to continue his work in the military is fully supported by IHA and aligns with their core values of Commitment, Advocacy, Respect, Efficiency and Service. “IHA fully supports and appreciates Col. Bohnsack’s service to our country and our organization,” said IHA Chief Medical Officer, Dr. Mohammad Salameh. “We are a better organization because of his skill and expertise.”

About IHA

Established in 1994 and celebrating the 25th anniversary of its founding in 2019, IHA is one of the best and largest multi-specialty groups in Michigan delivering more than one million patient visits each year. IHA employs more than 2,400 staff, including more than 700 providers consisting of physicians, nurse practitioners, physician assistants and midwives in approximately 74 practice locations across Southeast Michigan. Recognized as Metro Detroit’s Top Physician Group by Consumer Reports magazine. IHA offers patients extended office hours and urgent care services, along with online patient diagnosis, treatment and appointment access tools. IHA is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Saint Joseph Mercy Health System and a member of Trinity Health. For more information about IHA, visit www.ihacares.com.

IHA Urgent Care and Internal & Family Medicine Open on Schoolcraft College Campus

EMU Health Center

ANN ARBOR, Mich.– IHA, the region’s leading multi-specialty medical group, transitioned the urgent care on the campus of Livonia-based Schoolcraft College into IHA Urgent Care on Monday, February 4, 2019. In conjunction with this change, IHA has also established an internal and family medicine practice within the same building to offer the community additional access to primary care. St. Mary Mercy Hospital, St. Joe’s Medical Group and Schoolcraft College leadership teams have come together with IHA to leverage IHA’s infrastructure to benefit students, staff and the broader community.

During the last six years, IHA has invested in the infrastructure and expertise around operating, managing and growing urgent care services. In fiscal year 2018, they recorded over 65,000 visits across five urgent care locations and have plans to open three more urgent care locations by the end of 2019. IHA successfully co-locates all of their urgent care locations with primary care offices. Research indicates that offering primary care and urgent care services within the same building significantly raises patient satisfaction and improves the overall continuum of care.

According to Jason Harris, Vice President of Planning & Development at IHA, “This partnership with Schoolcraft College will not only increase access to health care for students and staff, but the greater Livonia community by offering patient-centered care when and where it is needed.”

The urgent care team, led by IHA Urgent Care, Occupational Medicine and Virtual Care Division Head Matthew Ajluni, DO, will maintain the services previously being offered at the Schoolcraft urgent care as well as additional extended services. The family & internal medicine team includes family medicine physician Jessica Haddad, MD and internal medicine physician Li Li, MD, PhD.

The new IHA Schoolcraft offices are located on the first floor of the Jeffress Center at 39201 W. Seven Mile in Livonia. IHA Family & Internal Medicine @ Schoolcraft is open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. Appointments can be made online at www.IHAcares.com/Schoolcraft or by calling 734-213-3685. IHA Urgent Care @ Schoolcraft is open from 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday through Friday and 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. on weekends. You can skip the urgent care wait by saving your spot online at www.IHAcares.com/saveyourspot.

About IHA

Established in 1994 and celebrating the 25th anniversary of its founding in 2019, IHA is one of the best and largest multi-specialty groups in Michigan delivering more than one million patient visits each year. IHA employs more than 2,400 staff, including more than 700 providers consisting of physicians, nurse practitioners, physician assistants and midwives in approximately 74 practice locations across Southeast Michigan. Recognized as Metro Detroit’s Top Physician Group by Consumer Reports magazine. IHA offers patients extended office hours and urgent care services, along with online patient diagnosis, treatment and appointment access tools. IHA is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Saint Joseph Mercy Health System and a member of Trinity Health. For more information about IHA, visit www.ihacares.com.

 

News Release
February 12, 2019
For Immediate Release
For more information, contact:
IHA
Amy Middleton
734.327.0877
Amy_Middleton@IHAcares.com

Eastern Michigan University, Saint Joseph Mercy Health System, Integrated Healthcare Associates to collaborate on new health center on EMU Campus

EMU Health Center

 

 

News Release
February 9, 2018
For Immediate Release
For more information, contact:
IHA
Amy Middleton
734.327.0877
Amy_Middleton@IHAcares.com

Eastern Michigan University, Saint Joseph Mercy Health System, Integrated Healthcare Associates to collaborate on new health center on EMU campus

Primary and urgent care facility will serve University’s students, faculty and staff, as well as greater community

YPSILANTI, MI – (February 9, 2018) – Eastern Michigan University (EMU), Saint Joseph Mercy Health System (SJMHS) and Integrated Healthcare Associates (IHA) will collaborate on a new health center on the EMU campus under a plan approved Feb. 9, 2018 by the EMU Board of Regents.

The health center will be located on the northwest end of campus on open land off Huron River Drive and Oakwood Street, near the present headquarters of the EMU Department of Public Safety. The center will offer:

  • Comprehensive primary care services
  • 7-day-a-week urgent care services, including x-ray
  • Electronic Medical Record capabilities, including a 24/7 patient portal
  • Online appointment scheduling
  • A “Save your Spot” tool to manage urgent care arrival and wait times
  • Onsite pharmacy staffed by SJMHS
  •  

    The new health center will incorporate the University’s existing Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) and other services presently located in Snow Health Center, along with the EMU Psychology Clinic, located on Cross Street, and will also support the University’s College of Health and Human Services programs with hands-on educational opportunities for students and faculty. The new center is tentatively set to open in summer 2019.

    The collaboration will include the construction and operation of a new 25,700 square foot facility, with the construction costs of nearly $6.6 million to be funded by IHA/SJMHS. The University will fund the construction of a $1.8 million roadway to the facility. Eastern will occupy slightly more than half the facility, 14,500 feet, and IHA will occupy 11,200 square feet.

    The new facility reflects an expansion of the strong collaboration between St. Joseph Mercy Ann Arbor hospital and Eastern, which includes formal affiliation agreements for nearly 20 health-related programs, including the Physician Assistant Program at Eastern, which was launched in spring 2014.

    The collaboration also includes a simulation center and anatomy lab, residency training at the student health center, exercise science, inter-professional patient care and education, and large-scale emergency preparedness exercises.

    “This is special moment in terms of community and campus health care,” said EMU President James Smith. “This partnership, with an established, world-class health care provider and a top-tier physicians’ group, will provide a modern medical environment able to meet the primary and urgent care needs of students, faculty, staff, and the community.

    “This new facility is conveniently located, with excellent access to roads and parking,” added Smith. “It addresses a major priority raised by many on our campus for improved health care, including our student government leaders, and truly broadens our ability to serve the needs and welfare of our students, faculty, staff and community.”

    “We are so pleased to come together as three major area organizations to create collaborations that work to each of our strengths,” said David Brooks, president of St. Joseph Mercy Ann Arbor. “This health center will bring leading physicians and needed health services to both the campus and Ypsilanti residents. We look forward to continuing to work closely together to develop innovative programs and initiatives that address the needs of the local community.”

    “IHA is honored to join with St. Joe’s and Eastern Michigan University to bring our high-quality and patient-centered model of health care to the students, faculty and staff at EMU as well as the surrounding communities,” said IHA CEO Mark LePage, M.D. “Whether it’s accessing primary care services through a real-time online scheduling tool or “saving your spot” in line at the urgent care, this will truly be a state-of-the-art health care facility.”

    The existing Snow Health Center area on Eastern’s campus will be evaluated for other potential uses.

    #####

    About Eastern Michigan University

    Founded in 1849, Eastern is the second oldest university in Michigan. It currently serves 20,000 students pursuing undergraduate, graduate, specialist, doctoral and certificate degrees in the arts, sciences and professions. In all, more than 300 majors, minors and concentrations are delivered through the University’s Colleges of Arts and Sciences; Business; Education; Health and Human Services; Technology, and its graduate school. EMU is regularly recognized by national publications for its excellence, diversity, and commitment to applied education. For more information about Eastern Michigan University, emich.edu.

    About IHA

    IHA is one of the best and largest multi-specialty groups in Michigan. IHA employs nearly 2,200 staff, which includes more than 650 providers consisting of: physicians, nurse practitioners, physician assistants and midwives in approximately 70 practice locations across Southeast Michigan. IHA provides high-quality medical care and excellent service to nearly 470,000 active patients. Recognized as Metro Detroit’s Top Physician Group by Consumer Reports magazine, IHA also ranks in the top quartile for patient satisfaction nationally. Offering extended office hours and urgent care services, along with online patient diagnosis, treatment and appointment access tools. IHA demonstrates that it cares by bringing safe, high quality, comprehensive and affordable care to its patients. For more information about IHA, visit www.ihacares.com.

    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 $120 million to its communities annually through charity care and community benefit programs.

    SJMHS is a member of Trinity Health, a leading Catholic health care system based in Livonia, Mich. Trinity Health operates in 22 states, employs about 131,000 colleagues, has annual operating revenues of $17.6 billion and assets of about $24.6 billion. Additionally, the organization returns almost $1 billion to its communities annually in the form of charity care and other community benefit programs. For more information on health services offered at Saint Joseph Mercy Health System, please visit stjoeshealth.org.

     

    Eastern Michigan University

    Geoffrey S. Larcom
    734.487.4401, 734.417.9658 cell
    glarcom@emich.edu 

    IHA

    Amy Middleton
    734.327.0877
    Amy_Middleton@IHAcares.com 

    Saint Joseph Mercy Health System

    Laura Blodgett
    734.712.4536
    Laura.Blodgett@stjoeshealth.org  

     

    Women’s Health Series

    Please join us for this informational talk about abnormal bleeding conditions 
    including fibroids, polyps, and pre- and post-menopausal bleeding,
    along with sources of chronic pelvic pain.

    TUESDAY, JANUARY 9, 2018

    IHA Administrative Office

    24 Frank Lloyd Wright Drive
    Lobby J2000
    Ann Arbor, MI 48105

    Turn into Domino’s Farms complex at J-K sign

    6:00 pm | Wine & Hors d’oeuvres
    6:30 pm | Presentation

     FREE GIFT FOR ALL ATTENDEES!

     

    IHA accepts U-M Premier Care

    Null

    IHA is pleased to accept most major insurances, including U-M Premier Care as a tier 1 provider. This means you can see IHA primary care providers without the need of a referral, and with no additional out-of-network costs. We have physicians at all of our locations who are accepting new patients. We also offer the opportunity to schedule appointments online, in addition to calling the office.

    Click here to schedule an appointment today!

    IHA Welcomes New Chief Executive Officer

    News Release
    June 28, 2017
    For Immediate Release
    For more information, contact:
    IHA
    Amy Middleton
    734.327.0877
    Amy_Middleton@IHAcares.com

    IHA Welcomes New Chief Executive Officer

    Mark A. LePage, MD, MBA, to join one of Michigan’s largest multi-specialty medical groups

    ANN ARBOR, MI – (June 28, 2017) – With the extensive recruitment process completed, IHA’s Governing Board is pleased to announce that Mark A. LePage, MD, MBA, will succeed the late Bill Fileti, to serve as the organization’s next CEO and the first physician CEO in the medical group’s 23-year history.

    CEO Search Committee Chair and IHA OB/GYN, Wesley Beemer, MD, said, “We were delighted by the interest in our position from physician candidates across the country. All of the candidates were physician executives with extensive experience with large multi-specialty group practices, hospital systems and a couple with health plan experience as well.”

    Dr. LePage is a physician executive with a wide-array of experience in both provider and payer matters and a unique skill set encompassing clinical experience, financial acumen and strategic mindset with a passion for driving change toward a sustaining health care system that delivers affordable care, delights patients, engages physicians and other clinical professionals, and improves overall community health. After serving in the United States Air Force as a Staff Interventional Radiologist, Dr. LePage joined Marshfield Clinic in Wisconsin.

    Early in his tenure at Marshfield, he served as Medical Director of Marshfield Clinic Vascular Center and has continued to serve on the Marshfield Board or other leadership roles since 2010. In January 2013, Mark accepted the Chief Medical Officer position at Security Health Plan. SHP is a subsidiary of Marshfield Clinic Health System. In January 2016, Mark was selected for the role of Chief Medical Officer at Marshfield Clinic.

    IHA’s incoming CEO grew up in Marquette, Michigan. He went to the University of Michigan for his undergraduate degree, and then attended the University of Michigan Medical School for his medical degree. Dr. LePage completed his residency in Diagnostic Radiology and Fellowship in Vascular and Interventional Radiology at University of Michigan Health System. Dr. LePage obtained his MBA and his MS in Finance from the Kelley School of Business at Indiana University.

    “Mark brings great interpersonal relationship skills and a successful track record managing complex organizational initiatives to his new position with IHA,” said Rob Casalou, Regional President and CEO for Saint Joseph Mercy Health System and IHA Board member. “His collaborative approach, high integrity and extensive knowledge of health care operations will be a tremendous asset as IHA continues to grow and provide care across multiple specialties.”

    Mark and his wife Heather, who is a CPA by training and a University of Michigan graduate, have three children ages 18, 16 and 14. They view IHA’s CEO position as “an opportunity of a lifetime” and are looking forward to returning “home” to Michigan in early fall.

    #####

    About IHA
    IHA is one of the best and largest multi-specialty groups in Michigan. IHA employs nearly 2,200 staff, which includes more than 650 providers consisting of: physicians, nurse practitioners, physician assistants and midwives in approximately 70 practice locations across Southeast Michigan. IHA provides high-quality medical care and excellent service to nearly 470,000 active patients. Recognized as Metro Detroit’s Top Physician Group by Consumer Reports magazine, IHA also ranks in the top quartile for patient satisfaction nationally. Offering extended office hours and urgent care services, along with online patient diagnosis, treatment and appointment access tools. IHA demonstrates that it cares by bringing safe, high quality, comprehensive and affordable care to its patients. For more information about IHA, visit www.ihacares.com.

    About Trinity Health
    Trinity Health is one of the largest multi-institutional Catholic health care delivery systems in the nation, serving diverse communities that include more than 30 million people across 22 states. Trinity Health includes 93 hospitals, as well as 120 continuing care programs that include PACE, senior living facilities, and home care and hospice services. Its continuing care programs provide nearly 2.5 million visits annually. Based in Livonia, Mich., and with annual operating revenues of $16.3 billion and assets of $23.4 billion, the organization returns almost $1 billion to its communities annually in the form of charity care and other community benefit programs. Trinity Health employs about 131,000 colleagues, including 5,300 employed physicians. For more information about Trinity Health, visit www.trinity-health.org.