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Published on January 24, 2018

Heart Patients in Gladwin to Benefit from Love Light Trees Support

Heart patients served by MidMichigan Medical Center – Gladwin are being supported through donations made to the MidMichigan Health Foundation for the Love Light Trees program. More than $6,400 was donated to help purchase an upgraded echocardiogram machine.

An echocardiogram is a test that uses sound waves to create pictures of the heart. The picture and information it produces is more detailed than a standard X-ray image but does not expose the patient to radiation. It shows the heart while it is beating including its valves and other structures.

“An echocardiogram machine can help detect abnormal heart valves, congenital heart disease, and infection on or around the heart valves, among other cardiac issues,” said Ray Stover, president, MidMichigan Medical Centers in Gladwin and Clare. “We appreciate the support that we received that will help us purchase the most current model and will enhance the care that we provide to our heart patients.”

Contributions can be made year-round to the MidMichigan Health Foundation for the Love Light Trees program. Gifts are welcomed to remember a loved one or 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 to the Love Light Trees may contact the MidMichigan Health Foundation at (989) 839-1932 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.

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