08-03-2017 School news & calendars

“Kute Kids”… THIS “KUTE KID” is… Aiyanna Forrester, 7, she loves her school and friends. She loves to dance and play ball. Most of all she loves her baby sisters, Allisa and Alayna, and teaches them everything she learns. Aiyanna is the daughter of Sarah and Josh Forrester.


August 8 job fair to recruit part-time college instructors;

LMC teachers needed in Allegan, South Haven, Benton Harbor and Niles

 Lake Michigan College will hold a Part-Time Faculty Job Fair on Tuesday, August 8, 2017 from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Allegan Tech Center.

The college is seeking part-time instructors to teach fall semester classes, which begin September 5. Positions are available at the Allegan Tech Center, and at LMC’s South Haven, Benton Harbor and Niles campuses.

Currently there are 17 positions open in a variety of subjects. Most in the arts and sciences require a master’s degree, but some career and technical education courses can be taught by instructors with a bachelor’s degree and other field-specific credentials.

“Many of our part-time faculty are professionals with full-time jobs in their industries. We value the expertise, professional perspectives and networking opportunities these instructors bring to our students,” said Leslie Kellogg, vice-president, academic services.

Time commitments vary, but can be as little as three-to-four hours per week. Benefits for part-time faculty positions include a tiered pay scale, tuition waivers for instructors and their dependents (based on course load), Mendel Center Mainstage ticket discounts, and opportunities for professional development.

Attendees will have the opportunity to interview on-site. Candidates should bring a resume or Curriculum Vitae and should be prepared to provide college transcripts and other relevant credentials documents, such as licenses and certifications.

The Allegan Tech Center is located at 2891 116th Avenue in Allegan.

For a full list of openings and descriptions, and to apply, visit www.TeachAtLMC.com. Questions about the event can be directed to jobs@lakemichigancollege.edu or (269) 927-8132.

Third year Lakeland Health named Most Wired

 Lakeland Health has been named to the 19th Annual Health Care’s Most Wired list, released by the American Hospital Association’s (AHA) Health Forum. According to survey, technology is making it easier for patients and providers to interact, thus improving communication, safety and patient-provider relationships, while new tools are helping patients become more actively involved in their care and maintaining their health.

Most Wired hospitals are using smart phones, telehealth, and remote monitoring to create more ways for patients to access health care services and capture health information. This year’s results show:

76 percent offer secure messaging with clinicians on mobile devices.

When patients need ongoing monitoring at home, 74 percent use secure e-mails for patients and families to keep in touch with the care team.

68 percent simplify prescription renewals by letting patients make requests on mobile devices.

62 percent add data reported by patients to the electronic health record to get a better picture of what is going on with the patient.

Nearly half of the hospitals are using telehealth to provide behavioral health services to more patients.