Moolenaar Visits Vaccine Clinic in Midland

April 9, 2021
Press Release

Today, Congressman John Moolenaar visited the vaccine clinic at MidMichigan Health in Midland and saw how the clinic was handling the demand for vaccines in the community. Moolenaar met with Diane Postler Slattery, the president and CEO of MidMichigan Health, Bryan Cross, the president of MidMichigan Medical Center-Midland, and Dr. Lydia Watson, the chief medical officer of MidMichigan Health. MidMichigan Health recently administered its 50,000th dose of vaccine and today the clinic was administering second shots to residents.

“The team at MidMichigan Health is doing a terrific job providing the vaccine to people in the community. It is encouraging to see that participation, and I hope everyone who wants it will sign up for their opportunity,” said Congressman Moolenaar. “Vaccines are already protecting many Michigan seniors from COVID-19, and with this week’s increased eligibility I hope younger adults will get vaccinated and help put this awful pandemic behind us.”

“It was an honor for our team to have Congressman Moolenaar tour our clinic this morning and share the excitement this has given all of us to provide this vaccine to our communities,” said Bryan Cross, PharmD, president, MidMichigan Medical Center-Midland. “Since the start of the vaccine distribution back in December, we have held more than 300 clinics in Alpena, Gladwin, Midland, Mount Pleasant and West Branch, distributing nearly 57,000 vaccines in the central and northeast portions of the state and the 23 mostly rural counties we serve. We know that this vaccine has given our communities the hope we have been waiting for and we intend on ensuring all those that need a vaccine will receive one.”

The pictures below are provided by MidMichigan Health. Original files of the photos are attached to this release.


Image

Congressman John Moolenaar (second from right) meets with Ronette Parks, vice president, MidMichigan Physicians Group (far left), Bryan Cross, PharmD, president, MidMichigan Medical Center–Midland (second from left), and Susan Pung, vice president, MidMichigan Physicians Group (far right) at MidMichigan Health's vaccine clinic on April 9, 2021.

Image

Congressman Moolenaar talks with Cross, Parks, and Pung at MidMichigan Health's vaccine clinic on April 9, 2021.

Image

Congressman Moolenaar; Bryan Cross, PharmD, president, MidMichigan Medical Center- Midland; Diane Postler-Slattery, Ph.D., FACHE, president and CEO, MidMichigan Health; and Lydia Watson, M.D., senior vice president and chief medical officer, MidMichigan Health.

###

Issues: