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 hospital which has been in operation since 1950. In 2013, the hospital moved to US Highway 2. 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.
The work of its permanent staff includes physicians, specialists, certified physician assistants, nurse practitioners, behavioral health therapists 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 Behavioral Health Clinic is located offsite but in Manistique and our second Rural Health Clinic is in Naubinway MI.
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, Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation, Outpatient Wound Clinic, Psychiatric Medical Treatment, RediCare and Rural Health Clinic. Its surgical program includes Orthopedic, Podiatric, ENT, Urology, General, Bariatrics 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.
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.