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Published on February 02, 2018

Heart Patients to Benefit From New Technology Supported Through Love Light Trees Program

Bifocal Brass from Alpena at the Love Light Trees Ceremony.Pictured are members of the Bifocal Brass from Alpena who performed during the first annual Love Light Trees ceremony at MidMichigan Medical Center – Alpena. 

Three trees illuminated the atrium area of MidMichigan Medical Center – Alpena during the holiday season as part of the inaugural Love Light Trees event. The ceremony celebrated loved ones and was an opportunity for Medical Center leadership to thank donors who generously gave to the program in support of MidMichigan Health Foundation’s drive to help heart patients in the Alpena area. Chuck Sherwin, vice president, MidMichigan Medical Center – Alpena, served as chair of the event.

More than $10,000 was donated to the initiative. Proceeds from the program will help offer upgrades to the Cath Lab Angiography System in Alpena.

“The X-ray angiography is used to guide minimally invasive surgery of the blood vessels and arteries of the heart. The upgraded system will allow for enhanced navigational aids that will better define structures and vessels,” according to Sherwin. “We are grateful for the donations received to help make this possible for our heart patients.”

Contributions can be made year-round to the MidMichigan Health Foundation for the Love Light Trees program or the Memorial Garden in Alpena. Gifts are welcomed as a remembrance of a loved one or to honor friends. Donations can also be used to commemorate a special occasion such as a birthday or anniversary. Those who would like more information, or wish to donate, may contact the MidMichigan Health Foundation at (989) 356-7738 or visit

The MidMichigan Health Foundation raises funds to support equipment, services and programs for patients and families served by MidMichigan Health. 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 22-county region with medical centers in Midland, Alpena, Alma, Clare, Gladwin and Mt. Pleasant.