St. Joseph Mercy Ann Arbor to offer free cooking classes, food assistance to teens
St. Joseph Mercy Ann Arbor will provide Farm Share produce boxes to 2021 Nutrition Buddies participants for two seasons. Help them enroll in a virtual nutrition and food course hosted by St. Joseph Mercy Ann Arbor. Through the program, participants will learn about science and agriculture, have hands-on cooking and nutrition instructions and will work with St. Joe’s physicians to create plant-based meals while at home. Teens in the Nutrition Buddies course will also receive a free two-season membership to the St. Joe’s Farm Share, which collaborates with 18 local farms to offer a variety of produce, according to a release. The organization’s Map the Meal Gap, 2016 report found that 13.6% of Washtenaw County residents face food insecurity, said the release.
St. Joseph Mercy Ann Arbor named within top 50 cardiovascular hospitals in US
ANN ARBOR, Mich – Fortune and IBM Watson Health have named St. Joseph Mercy Ann Arbor one of the 50 best cardiovascular hospitals in the United States. The ranking comes from the annual Fortune/IBM 50 Top Cardiovascular Hospitals study, which highlights top-performing cardiovascular hospitals. It is the third year in a row that St. Joe’s has been recognized by the study, and the hospital’s eleventh year receiving the honor. “Our hospital consistently ranks among the best in the nation when it comes to caring for the cardiovascular needs of those we serve,” said Alonzo Lewis, president of St. Joseph Mercy Ann Arbor and Livingston in a release. St. Joe’s was also on Fortune and IBM Watson Health’s 100 Top Hospitals list earlier in the year.
Michigan Girl Scouts spread joy with cookie donations to coronavirus frontline workers
YPSILANTI, Mich. Girl Scouts are trying to spread joy to those most affected by the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic by donating free cookies. A young Girl Scout delivers cookie dontions to St. Joseph Mercy in Ypsilanti as part of their Hometown Heroes program amid the coronavirus pandemic. (Girl Scouts Heart of Michigan)Officials say the program also donates Girl Scout cookies to local food banks amid the pandemic. Interested individuals can purchase cookies to be donated to frontline workers through the groups Hometown Heroes program. Visit the Girl Scouts website here for more information.