Saint Joseph Mercy Health System is off to an exciting start to a healthier 2015 with the launch of the “Join Me” initiative. To date, more than 3,500 people have visited the Join Me website to learn more about our commitment to improving the health of the communities we serve. Social media advanced our message to a wider audience via Facebook and Twitter.
We’re now recruiting community “wellness ambassadors” to help spark real change through collaboration and activities. To that end, health reporter Lila Lazarus and I – along with local leaders – are launching a series of one hour Lunch & Learn events at every SJMHS hospital in our region. We will not be promoting services or pushing agendas, but rather engaging the community in a grass roots conversation about health topics that are important to them. Colleague and physician conversations will occur at upcoming leadership meetings. Based on input and engagement, we will be open to other internal and external meetings in the future.
You can visit www.stjoeshealth.org/joinme to register for an event closest to your home.
Community Engagement Series:
March 24, 2015 St. Joseph Mercy Chelsea 1:30 p.m.
April 7, 2015 St. Mary Mercy Livonia Noon
April 20, 2015 St. Joseph Mercy Livingston Noon
April 24, 2015 St. Joseph Mercy Ann Arbor Noon
April 27, 2015 St. Joseph Mercy Oakland Noon
“Since the launch of this community initiative, I’ve met people who have made remarkable changes in their lives helping others do the same,” said Rob Casalou, President and CEO of Saint Joseph Mercy Health System. “Together we can help this initiative catch fire.”