Press Releases

Alzheimer's Association Hosts Event at AGH

03/06/2017

The Alzheimer’s Association® is hosting an event in Allegan on March 24 from 2:30-4:00 pm. The event, called “The Basics: memory loss, dementia and Alzheimer’s disease,” will cover information on detection, cause and risk factor, stages of the disease, treatment and more. The event will take place at Allegan General Hospital, in the Michigan Room.

Impact Family Health Through Meal Planning & Prep

03/03/2017

You may not consider yourself a gourmet cook or fine food aficionado, but what you eat and how you prepare food for yourself and your family can keep you healthy and help prevent serious disease. It can also help you and your family maintain a healthy weight, prevent chronic disease and boost your energy levels.

Allegan General Hospital Foundation Offers Scholarships to Area High School Seniors

02/22/2017

The Allegan General Hospital (AGH) Foundation announces the availability of scholarships for high school seniors pursuing a career in healthcare. Up to five awards may be given out in May to area seniors.

Sleep Center Welcomes New Physician

01/30/2017

Vishal Saini, MD has joined the staff of Allegan General Hospital’s Sleep Center. Dr. Saini is the Sleep Center’s new Medical Director replacing Dr. Patricia Seiler, who has retired.

Cardiac Rehabilitation Program Receives Recertification

01/13/2017

Allegan General Hospital (AGH) is proud to announce the recertification of its cardiac rehabilitation program by the American Association of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation (AACVPR) for another three years. AGH was recognized for its commitment to improving the quality of life by enhancing standards of care.

AGH Offers Potentially Lifesaving Cardiovascular Screening

01/10/2017

Cardiovascular disease is the leading cause of death in the United States in both men and women. In addition to regular provider visits, the best way to keep stop cardiovascular disease is to know your risk factors. Throughout the year, Allegan General Hospital is offering the community free heart screenings as part of its HeartCaring program.

AGH Foundation Awards 2016 Fall Scholarships

12/12/2016

The Allegan General Hospital Foundation recently awarded its fall educational scholarships to Allegan Healthcare Group employees and their children in support of training and higher education studies in healthcare.

AGH Spreads Awareness About Hospital Readmissions through Learn not to Return

12/12/2016

There’s no place like home! After spending time in the hospital, the last thing you want to do is go back. Unfortunately, one in five patients is readmitted within 30 days of being discharged.

Hospital Board of Trustees Elects Two New Members

11/03/2016

Allegan General Hospital’s Board of Trustees recently elected Kimberly Shriver and Jason Burchardt to its Board.

AGH Awards Extraordinary Women in the Community at Girls’ Night Out

10/10/2016

During its Girls’ Night Out event on Thursday, October 6, Allegan General Hospital (AGH) and the AGH Foundation recognized Barb Armstrong, Heidi Gilder and Nancy Heilig with its 6th Annual Spirit of Women Awards.

AGH Helps Raise Awareness About Mental Illness Through Mental Notes

10/05/2016

Everyone feels moody or has “a case of the Mondays” occasionally, but when disruptions in thought or behavior cause someone to lose his or her ability to cope with normal functions and routines, that person may be dealing with a much more serious problem than mere moodiness.

Perrigo Foundation Presents $650,000 to AGH

08/30/2016

John Hendrickson, CEO of Perrigo Company plc (NYSE: PRGO; TASE) today presented a check for $650,000 to Allegan General Hospital for the purchase of a new GE Revolution CT scanner.

Runners & Walkers Come Out for 10th Annual Strides for Health 5K

08/20/2016

Close to 250 individuals participated in the 10th Annual Strides for Health 5K held at Allegan General Hospital on Saturday, August 20, 2016. Events included a 5K run and walk and one-mile kids’ fun run. Participants ranged in age from as young as one in the kids’ fun run, up to 76 in the 5K.

Cutting-Edge Therapies Offer Healing for Chronic Wounds

08/08/2016

About three years ago, Brad Arnold had surgery to remove a cancerous tumor in his ankle, followed by chemotherapy and aggressive radiation. Although the treatment successfully rid Brad of cancer, it led to other health issues. For years, he lived with a large ankle wound.

AGH Starts Pet Therapy Program

08/08/2016

If you happen to see a dog walking around AGH, visiting with patients and guests, don’t be surprised: AGH recently started a pet therapy program.

AGH Foundation Awards First Paula West Therapeutic Riding Scholarship

06/06/2016

The Paula West Therapeutic Riding Scholarship is a new scholarship for the AGH Foundation. The scholarship was established in 2015 in memory of the late Paula West, an employee of Allegan Healthcare Group, after she passed away in May 2015 following an equestrian accident. Paula was an avid horse lover and her friends and family wanted to do something to create a lasting legacy that also represented Paula’s passion for the equestrian world.

Allegan Medical Clinic Helping to Prevent Dental Decay

06/06/2016

Protecting a young child’s teeth is very important because dental decay or cavities is one of the most common healthcare concerns for children. This is why the pediatric providers at the Allegan Medical Clinic have begun providing fluoride varnish for all children 0 – 3, who have teeth, during well child visits.

AGH Recognizes National CPR & AED Week by Offering Free CPR Training

05/20/2016

In honor of National CPR and AED Awareness Week (June 1-7), Allegan General Hospital (AGH) is partnering with the American Heart Association (AHA) to provide the community CPR Anytime Personal Learning program at no cost. During this free 45 minute course, individuals will learn the core skills of hands-only CPR and receive a free kit to take home with them, which includes an inflatable Mini Anne CPR manikin, DVD and a skills reminder card. The CPR Anytime kits were generously donated to the Hospital from an endowment through the American Heart Association.

Sleep Center Receives Program Accreditation

05/04/2016

Allegan General Hospital’s Sleep Center recently received program accreditation from the American Academy of Sleep Medicine (AASM).

AGH Offers Foot Health Tips During National Foot Health Awareness Month

04/01/2016

April is National Foot Health Awareness Month and a time when the experts at Allegan General Hospital’s Wound Healing Center suggest people take a moment to stand up for their feet. According to the American Orthopaedic Foot & Ankle Society, the average person takes 10,000 steps each day which adds up to more than three million steps per year.

AGH Foundation Announces New Executive Director

03/30/2016

Allegan General Hospital (AGH) and the Allegan General Hospital Foundation are happy to welcome Jenifer Garcia as the new Executive Director of the Foundation.

Hospital Receives Reaccreditation from DNV GL

03/10/2016

Allegan General Hospital (AGH) announces it has successfully completed its reaccreditation process from DNV GL – Healthcare, a world-leading certification body. The reaccreditation is for a three-year period.

Outpatient Mental Health Program Receives 3 Year Accreditation

01/15/2016

The Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF) announced Allegan General Hospital’s Psychological Medicine office has once again earned accreditation for three years. This latest accreditation is the third consecutive Three-Year Accreditation that the international accrediting body, has awarded to Allegan General Hospital’s Psychological Medicine Office

Allegan General Hospital Awards Extraordinary Women in the Community

10/15/2015

During its Girls’ Night Out event on Wednesday, October 14, Allegan General Hospital (AGH) and the AGH Foundation recognized Marcia Beare, Dr. Marcia Liepman and Dawn Sherman with its 5th Annual Spirit of Women Awards.

Allegan General Hospital Foundation Awards Spring Scholarships

05/22/2015

The Allegan General Hospital Foundation is excited to announce the 15 recipients of its spring scholarships awards. These awards are given out to graduating high school seniors and employees of the Allegan Healthcare Group, to support training and higher education studies in health care.

FREE CPR Training During National CPR & AED Awareness Week

05/20/2015

During National CPR and AED Awareness Week (June 1-7), Allegan General Hospital (AGH) is partnering with the American Heart Association (AHA) to provide the community CPR Anytime Personal Learning program at no cost.

Allegan General Hospital Partners with New Physician Group for Emergency Department

11/13/2014

Allegan General Hospital is pleased to announce its new Emergency Medicine partnership with Emergency Physicians Medical Group (EPMG), who will be staffing the hospital’s Emergency Room (ER) effective December 1, 2014.

New Pediatrician Joins Medical Staff

10/20/2014

Allegan General Hospital is pleased to welcome Pediatrician Dr. Sara Franzen to our medical staff. Dr. Franzen is a board certified and joins the pediatric team at the Allegan Medical Clinic.

AGH Launches Pelvic Wellness Center

10/09/2014

With the growing number of women impacted by pelvic health conditions each year, Allegan General Hospital partnering with Allegan Professional Health Services has launched a new Pelvic Wellness Center that will offer a unique centralized approach to care and one-to-one patient education.

AGH Named Best Places to Work in Healthcare for 5th Year

09/11/2014

Allegan General Hospital has been named for the fifth consecutive year to Modern Healthcare’s annual Best Places to Work in Healthcare list. According to Modern Healthcare, this award honors workplaces throughout the healthcare industry that empower their employees to provide patients and customers with the best possible care and services.

AGH Wound Healing Center Offers Tips for People with Diabetes to Take a Step in the Right Direction and Avoid Amputation

07/11/2014

As many as six million diabetics will have a foot ulcer that may result in chronic non-healing wounds and, in extreme cases, lead to amputation. Tragically, those cases are hardly isolated.

AGH Opens New Cancer Care and Infusion Center

07/07/2014

Allegan General Hospital is proud to announce the opening of its new Cancer Care and Infusion Center. The center, which opened its doors in June 2014, was designed to maximize patient comfort and safety.

Allegan Medical Clinic Adds Pediatric Nurse Practitioner

07/03/2014

Cassie Cammenga, Certified Pediatric Nurse Practitioner (CPNP), has joined the staff of the Allegan Medical Clinic.

Allegan Patients Included in the TIF® US Registry

05/06/2014

12-Month Registry Data Show 74% of GERD patients were able to stop taking and remain off PPIs at 12-month follow up after Transoral Incisionless Fundoplication

Laboratory Receives Joint Commission Accreditation

12/18/2013

Allegan General Hospital (AGH) has earned The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval® for accreditation by demonstrating compliance with The Joint Commission’s national standards for health care quality and safety in laboratories.

AGH Foundation Awards Scholarships

12/11/2013

For the second year in a row, the AGH Foundation reached a new record in its annual Scholarship Award disbursement.

AGH Named Best Place to Work in Healthcare

12/04/2013

For the fourth year in a row, Allegan General Hospital has been named by Modern Healthcare magazine as one of the Best Places to Work in Healthcare.

AGH Elects New Board Member

11/19/2013

Allegan General Hospital’s Board of Trustees recently elected Edelio Coipel to its Board. Edelio Coipel is the Senior Manager of Employee Relations at Perrigo Company in Allegan.

Do You Have a Primary Care Physician?

11/15/2013

Everyone needs a primary care physician. Why? Because building a relationship with a primary care physician (PCP) helps ensure that you get the best possible health care and keep you healthy as you age.

AGH Recognizes Extraordinary Women in the Community

10/12/2013

During its An Enchanting Affair event on Thursday, October 10, Allegan General Hospital and the AGH Foundation recognized four amazing women with its Spirit of Women Awards.

Cardiac Rehab Program Earns National Certification

10/09/2013

Allegan General Hospital (AGH) is proud to announce the certification of its cardiac rehabilitation program by the American Association of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation (AACVPR).

Allegan General Opens Vein Care Clinic

10/02/2013

Allegan General Hospital (AGH) can now provide treatment for individuals suffering from painful varicose veins.

Record Attendance at 7th Annual Strides for Health 5K

08/17/2013

Over 400 individuals, a new record, participated in the 7th Annual Strides for Health 5K held at Allegan General Hospital on Saturday morning, August 17, 2013.

New General Surgeon Joins AGH’s Medical Staff

08/06/2013

Allegan General Hospital (AGH) welcomes Matthew Stephen Ralph, D.O. to its medical staff. Dr. Ralph is a general surgeon.

AGH Completes Community Health Needs Assessment

07/18/2013

Allegan General Hospital has completed their first Community Health Needs assessment and the results are now available.