A strong community needs a vibrant hospital and a vibrant hospital requires a developing community. Fortunately in Schoolcraft County, we have both.
Schoolcraft Memorial Hospital (SMH) is an independent state-of-the-art, 12-bed, critical access facility opened in 2013. In 2016, it was announced the Schoolcraft Memorial Hospital was named in the Top 20 Critical Access Hospitals in the Nation as a top performer in managing risk, achieving higher quality, securing better outcomes, increasing patient satisfaction and operating at a lower cost than their peers. SMH currently has a 4 star rating with Hospital Compare, a CMS overall rating of patient quality.
The work of its permanent staff—eleven physicians, four specialists – Orthopedic Surgeon, Surgical Podiatrist, Cardiologist, Otolaryngologist (ENT), three certified physician assistants, five nurse practitioners, one psychiatric nurse practitioner and a nursing team—is supplemented by visiting specialists in Pediatrics, Oncology, Neurology, Hearing, Physical Medicine, Neurology, Vascular Interventional Radiology, Urology and Obstetrics who visit the area for regular appointments. For optimal efficiency, the Rural Health Clinic is attached to the hospital.
The wide spectrum of services includes: a 24-hour/day physician staffed Emergency Room; Cardiology, Otolaryngology, Physical, Occupational, and Speech Therapy/Rehabilitation; Cardio-Pulmonary Care; Pulmonology, Medical Imaging; Laboratory Services; HomeCare and Hospice; Sleep Laboratory; Outpatient Wound Clinic, Psychiatric Medical Treatment, and Rural Health Clinic. Its surgical program includes Orthopedic, Podiatric, ENT, Urology, General, and Ophthalmology, operating in two of largest operating rooms in the Upper Peninsula. Many caregivers are cross-trained across disciplines to deliver care as needed within the hospital’s flexible plan.
Schoolcraft Memorial Hospital experienced tremendous growth in 2017. The addition of new specialty providers (Cardiology, Podiatry, Psychiatry, ENT, CRNA) coupled with growth in departments such as Wound Care, Radiology, Rehabilitation Services, Surgery, HomeCare & Hospice have all contributed to the success seen in 2017. Schoolcraft Memorial Hospital ended the year with a 2.1% profit, which was a 1.5 million dollar swing from the previous year. New jobs have been created to support the Business office, Rural Health Clinic, and Surgery departments.
The strategic plan for 2018 is paving the way to future success. The five year plan’s goals include: to strengthen and expand services to become the preferred regional destination; the secure and develop the talent needed for today and tomorrow; to invest in infrastructure; strengthen and secure the community’s asset now and into the future; and exhibit leadership for the community and its health.
Our vision is to be the trusted first choice for our patients, staff and physicians.
Our mission is to provide quality health and wellness services for the people of our region.