MidMichigan Health – An Epicenter of Medical Innovation
MidMichigan Health operates medical centers in Alpena, Alma, Clare, and Gladwin to serve 23 counties of Michigan and urgent care centers, home care services, nursing homes, physicians’ offices, and physician groups that contribute significantly to our community’s wellbeing. These healthcare facilities play a significant role in their communities.
MidMichigan Health will hold a small ownership interest in UMHS; however, this affiliation does not represent a merger or acquisition; rather it allows MidMichigan Health to collaborate more efficiently with them.
MidMichigan Health, located in Midland, Michigan, and affiliated with Michigan Medicine (the health care division of the University of Michigan), boasts more than 8,800 employees and volunteers who collectively provide care across 23 Michigan counties for patients in acute care hospitals, home health services, urgent care centers, nursing homes, and physician offices – as well as training physicians, nurses, nurse practitioners, and physician assistant students through clinical practice training programs.
Primary care doctors within this system cultivate personal relationships with their patients while providing specialist referrals and services. School-based health centers are at Harrison, Houghton Lake, and Roscommon schools; medical specialists visit students for routine and urgent medical needs at these schools. Furthermore, specialty services are also provided at MidMichigan Health Park – Houghton Lake.
In 2014, MyMichigan Health acquired Alpena Regional Medical Center and rebranded it MyMichigan Medical Center – Alpena. West Branch Regional Medical Center (formerly Tolfree Memorial Hospital) was also added to this system and became MyMichigan Medical Center – West Branch.
M Michigan Health has a longstanding tradition of working closely with local communities to enhance and protect residents’ health beyond our facilities. This commitment extends far beyond simply supporting facilities. Outreach and prevention programs and educational opportunities for children, adults, and seniors in our service area are provided. Furthermore, through the MidMichigan Community Foundation, MyMichigan Health sponsors local arts and cultural events.
Gone are the days of stark and impersonal hospital interiors that did more to unnerve patients than comfort them. A facility in Michigan’s midsection now stands as an epicenter for medical innovation: MidMichigan Medical Center- Midland’s Gerstacker Building is three stories and over 70,000 square feet of advanced IT and AV technology designed to support medical education, real-patient health care delivery, and support services.
The facility also houses a simulation lab where nurses and physicians are trained to deliver babies, treat cardiac patients, and more. Mannequins that “breathe” interact with students for hands-on experience without endangering real people – something Sheffer emphasizes about designing buildings focusing on quality and safety for actual patients from day one.
MidMichigan Health’s goal of providing high-quality, cost-effective, patient-centric care has made it a premier provider in Michigan’s health system. Headquartered in Midland and affiliated with Michigan Medicine (the health division of the University of Michigan), they cover 23 counties through medical centers in Alpena, Clare, Gladwin Midland, and Mt Pleasant West Branch, with more than 30 specialties/subspecialties represented.
This system’s health services include acute care, home health, physician services, and medical education programs that strengthen medical knowledge. Furthermore, they have numerous health and wellness initiatives designed to support their community of clients.
Additionally to offering various services and treatment options, this facility provides alcohol addiction rehab to clients. Based on a 12-step recovery model, the program helps individuals understand their problems while developing healthy coping mechanisms to deal with them. Furthermore, counseling services for family members and loved ones to assist with dealing with addiction’s effects are also provided here.
MidMichigan Health Park – Houghton Lake can be found at 9249 W Lake City Rd in Houghton Lake, MI 49739, and offers healthcare providers with 20 years’ experience in their practice fields. They boast four practice medical offices specializing in Nurse Practitioner, Psychiatric/Mental Health, Emergency Medicine, General Practice, Allopathic and osteopathic Physicians/Family Medicine, and Allopathy and osteopathic Physicians/Family Medicine, among other disciplines.
About MidMichigan Medical Center – Mt. Pleasant
Health care in this region was traditionally delivered through informal networks – primary care physicians would refer patients directly to specialists they knew or had connections to. That began changing in the 2000s and laid the foundation for a 180,000-square-foot medical center in Mount Pleasant that opened on Feb 1.
MidMichigan Health Park on East Pickard Street has quadrupled in size since opening, now featuring a 24-hour emergency department, Ambulatory Surgery Center for outpatient procedures, Cancer and Infusion Center, as well as on-site doctors that include family medicine, orthopedics, OB/GYN services, general surgery procedures, and pulmonology specialists.
These new services join McLaren Central Michigan’s ReadyCare walk-in clinic, which is open 24/7 and provides prompt quality services when needed. In addition, this one-stop convenience facility houses its own lab and X-ray equipment.
That is especially crucial in an area where many residents lack transportation. The new facility is situated near places of worship, retail stores, and other community amenities; furthermore, it is near several hospitals, including Mclaren Central Michigan, just 1.1 miles away, and MidMichigan Medical Center-Gratiot, 14.2 miles from its location.
Regent Surgical Health, a premier provider of ambulatory surgery centers, will help the physician partners develop, operate, and manage Mt. Pleasant Surgery Center – a joint venture between MidMichigan Health and their physician group – while continuing to offer quality outpatient surgical services for their patients. This partnership allows surgeons to expand their outpatient surgical offerings while providing exceptional patient care.
Ambulatory Surgery Center of the new facility is designed to accommodate an array of outpatient procedures, from minor procedures to total joint replacement, all under one roof. All 11 surgeons on staff at this center are board-certified specialists trained to perform various functions on patients safely and with high-quality outcomes. In addition, daily operations will include direct patient care with surgeons participating directly and providing natural patient care now in daily operations and managing them in day-to-day operations for direct patient care and improved surgical outcomes for their respective specialties.
About MidMichigan Medical Center – Alma
Alma is a vibrant community in Central Michigan that boasts abundant outdoor recreational activities, from world-class hunting and fishing to golf, canoeing, and kayaking. Additionally, this area features Broadway-quality plays and symphonies, museums, and art galleries that create an active cultural scene in Alma.
The Medical Center is a 79-bed hospital with over 130 physicians and mid-level practitioners on its active medical staff across 21 medical specialties. Additionally, this hospital features an urgent care clinic and 24-hour emergency department accredited by The Joint Commission and receives an outstanding B rating from The Leapfrog Group in patient safety evaluations.
Since joining Gratiot Community Hospital in 1999, the medical center has expanded its services significantly. Now home to MyMichigan Gratiot Cancer and RehabCentre – plus offering a three-year family medicine residency program; additionally affiliated with Michigan Medicine as part of the University of Michigan health system.
MidMichigan is a premier provider of inpatient and outpatient medical services to its communities, emphasizing high-quality rural medicine. Committed to expanding its capabilities by recruiting top talent from treatment, renovating facilities, and purchasing cutting-edge technology.
MidMichigan Medical Center – Alma is committed to keeping its community safe from disease transmission and provides free COVID-19 swabs during regular business hours at its outpatient labs as part of its commitment. This service helps guard against its spread.
Patients using outpatient services at the hospital during regular business hours should enter and register through the East Hospital Entrance. Due to renovation work on the west entrance with a blue awning, this entrance will remain closed.
MidMichigan Medical Center- Gratiot Behavioral Health is located at 300 East Warwick Drive in Alma, MI 48801. This facility provides inpatient inpatient treatment, telemedicine/telehealth, and partial hospitalization/day treatment services as a psychiatric hospital, with individual psychotherapy and activity therapy as some of its treatment offerings. Their staff specializes in treating children and adults at this non-profit organization.