• Spiritual Care Conference Offers Information on Spirituality and Faith During Serious Illness

    MidMichigan Health
    News Release
     
    For Immediate Release
    January 3, 2020
     
    Spiritual Care Conference Offers Information on Spirituality and Faith During Serious Illness
     
    MIDLAND, Mich. – Each year, MidMichigan Medical Center – Midland’s Spiritual Care Conference engages the community in exploring spiritual matters as they relate to health and health care. The purpose of the conference is to help meet the spiritual needs of patients and to better serve families and staff.
     
    When you or a loved one receives the diagnosis of a serious illness you face many complex decisions during a highly emotional time. During this year’s conference, health care professionals, patients and faith leaders who have experienced serious illness or significant crisis will share through storytelling how their knowledge of medicine and their belief systems guided their decisions.
     
    The conference will be held on Thursday, Jan. 30, 2020, at The Great Hall at Valley Plaza, 5121 Bay City Road in Midland. Registration and a continental breakfast begin at 8:30 a.m., and the panel presentation will take place from 9 a.m. to noon, facilitated by Rev. Matthew Schramm, senior pastor, Memorial Presbyterian Church.
     
    The conference is free, but space is limited. Those who would like to attend may register at www.midmichigan.org/spiritualcare. Those needing assistance with registration may contact MidMichigan Health Line at (989) 837-9090. Continuing education credits will be available to physicians, advanced practice providers, nurses and social workers.
     
    Support for this free conference is provided by the MidMichigan Health Foundation.
     
    MidMichigan Health is a non-profit health system headquartered in Midland, Michigan, affiliated with Michigan Medicine, the health care division of the University of Michigan. MidMichigan Health covers a 23-county region with medical centers in Midland, Alpena, Alma, Clare, Gladwin, Mt. Pleasant and West Branch. In addition to its Medical Centers, MidMichigan Health also offers both home health care and physician services, and has a strong commitment to medical education. MidMichigan Physicians Group provides urgent care and medical offices in more than 30 specialties and subspecialties including cardiology, hematology/oncology, orthopedics, vascular surgery, family medicine and more. Currently, MidMichigan has more than 8,700 employees, volunteers, physicians and other personnel, and provided more than $90 million in community benefits in fiscal year 2019.
     
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