Your Senior Leadership Team

Andy Bertapelle

Chief Executive Officer

Andy has served in numerous positions that make him well suited to lead Schoolcraft Memorial Hospital in its continuing effort to provide quality healthcare to this community.  Andy is a Navy veteran.  He holds a Bachelors Degree in Nursing from Baker University, a Masters Degree in Nursing-Healthcare Systems Management from Loyola University, an MBA from the University of Phoenix and a masters in Healthcare Delivery Science from Dartmouth among other degrees and certifications.  Much of his background is in the unique challenges of healthcare delivery in rural areas.  Andy is a member of the American College of Healthcare Executives, the Medical Group Management Association, and the American Organization for Nursing Leadership.  He is also a licensed Registered Nurse.

His passion for rural health is his driving force to ensure that healthcare can be provided locally in a sustainable model that ensures the community will continue to receive their care close to home. 

Andy is also a member of the Lion’s Club, the American Legion and the Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW). 

Andy enjoys spending time in the outdoors hiking, camping, and snowshoeing.  He also enjoys cooking and working as a handyman around the house. 

He and his wife Jessie have three grown daughters and three granddaughters.

Kent LaCroix

Kent LaCroix

Chief Information and Ancillary Officer

Kent earned a Bachelors of Science degree in IT Security and an MBA in Healthcare Management from Western Governor’s University. At the hospital, Kent oversees the Cardiopulmonary, Information Technology, Laboratory, Medical Imaging, and Rehabilitation Departments.

Kent currently holds several professional certifications including Certified Information Security Manager (CISM), Certified Professional in Healthcare Information and Management Systems (CPHIMS), Healthcare Certified Information Security and Privacy Practitioner (HCISPP), and other industry certifications from Cisco, CompTIA, and Microsoft.

Kent is a member of the Health Information and Management Systems Society, the Information Systems Audit and Control Association, the International Information System Security Certification Consortium, the American College of Healthcare Executives, and the Microsoft IT Advisory Board. He currently chairs the UP Healthcare Solutions IT Committee. Kent has been active in CBC for over 15 years, helps mentor the Manistique High School Robotics team, and is a member of the BPOE Elks Lodge #632.
Kent was born and raised in Manistique and lives here with his wife (Tara) and their four children (James, Julie, Livia, and Cecilia). In his spare time, he enjoys woodturning, especially his penmaking.

Scott Blixt

Scott Blixt, MHA, BSN, RN

Chief Nursing Officer (CNO)

Born in Sault Ste. Marie, MI.  Raised in the Township of Ishpeming and graduated from Westwood H.S.  Scott served in the U.S. Navy as a Corpsman for 5 years active duty.  Scott lived abroad in Bahrain for 3 years.  He attended Northern Michigan University where he graduated with his BSN (RN).  He has achieved his Master’s in Healthcare Administration through Walden University.

Scott’s medical background spans over 25 years of experience.  He has worked in Military Medical Hospitals and Clinics, Hospital systems, Federally Qualified Health Clinics, and now a Critical Access Hospital setting.

Scott was trained in LEAN concepts and has participated in several process improvements.  He currently serves on the St. Francis School Board.

Scott enjoys the outdoors, where he can fish, hunt and explore.

Scott is married to Rochell and has two children (Bryce and Malia) who are very active in sports.

Kristin Peterson

Kristin Peterson

Director of HomeCare & Hospice

Kristin Peterson received her Registered Nurse degree in 1990 and began her career in the acute care setting; on the cardiac unit for Marquette General Hospital and then as charge nurse for Schoolcraft Memorial Hospital. It was in 1994 that she found her true calling as a Home Health and Hospice Nurse Case Manager. In 2003 she accepted her current position as the SMH HomeCare and Hospice Director.

Kristin is a native of Upper Michigan and lives on the Garden Peninsula with her husband Kevin. They have 3 grown children and 2 grandchildren. Kristin enjoys spending time with family and friends; camping, boating, and exploring. She also enjoys traveling and cooking.

Sherry Arnold

Human Resources Director

Sherry earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration with a concentration in Marketing from Lake Superior State University.  She also received an Associate degree in Healthcare Risk Management and Quality Review from the Michigan Hospital Association and Lansing Community College. 

Sherry has over 20 years experience in leadership and management while working in a hospital setting, including working at Schoolcraft Memorial Hospital.  Previously, Sherry was the Director of Quality Improvement & Risk Management at Schoolcraft Memorial Hospital from 1993-2016 and has now returned as the Human Resources Director.  She is a member of the Society for Human Resource Management.

Sherry was born and raised in Manistique.  She is married to Gerald (Jason) and they have 2 children (Jacob and Katelyn).  She enjoys spending time with family and exploring/traveling.  She loves preparing for the holidays.

Marc Marcotte, MHA, MSN, RN-BC

Director of Rural Health & Specialty Clinics

Marc (Tiger) received his Bachelor’s Degree in Nursing from Finlandia University. After graduation he began his nursing career in Colorado at a psychiatric hospital. While working he began his pursuit to obtain his master’s degree and graduated from the University of Phoenix with a Master’s in Health Care Administration and Nursing. Prior to moving to Manistique he worked as a Patient Care Director in Minneapolis, MN.

Marc is currently a member of the American Psychiatric Nurses Association (APNA) and American Organization of Nurse Executives (AONE). In 2018, he completed a yearlong fellowship with the AONE Nurse Director group. He is also a certified Psychiatric Nurse through American Nurse Credentialing Center (ANCC).

Marc is originally from the UP and enjoys spending time with family, four wheeling, and playing/coaching hockey. He is married to Emily and has three kids (Bauer, Cooper and Ryann).

Kim Shiner

Kim Shiner

Director of Compliance/Quality

Kimberly received her Bachelors of Science in Business Administration at Central Michigan University and her LPN degree at Gogebic Community College several years later. She has years of experience in management and marketing along with serving as an AmeriCorps Volunteer where she served disadvantaged youth in education before entering the health care field.

Kimberly graduated at the top of her nursing class. She enjoys flower gardening, painting and camping.

Kimberly was elected to the Ontonagon School Board and severed as secretary. She was also a 4-H Leader, Catechist and a member of the Drum and Bugle Corps of Ontonagon.  She presently serves on the City Council for Manistique as Mayor pro tem.

Kimberly is married to John and they have two children and two grandchildren. Her husband is the high school principal and together they spend time traveling to visit family, camping and planning their retirement!!

 

Sara Giles

Sara Giles

Marketing Director

Sara received her Honors Bachelor’s Degree with a double major in psychology and criminology at the University of Western in Ontario, Canada.  Sara worked as a counselor for several years before her career in business and marketing.  Prior to her role at SMH, she was the director of a wellness club in Sault Ste. Marie, ON Canada.  Her passion for holistic health and wellness sparked her interest in the health care marketing field.

Sara has years of experience planning special events and fundraisers for various organizations.  Sara serves as the Chair for the Community Staff Relations Team at SMH which allows her to plan events and create community partnerships.  Sara manages the Greeter Volunteer program at the hospital.  She presently serves as the vice-chair for St. Francis de Sales Catholic Elementary School Board.  She is responsible for coordinating the Feeding America Mobile Food Trucks in the area, the annual Community Health Fair and the Festival of Trees.

Sara resides in Manistique with her husband and son.  She is originally from Sault Ste. Marie, ON Canada and has traveled the world (Australia, Thailand, Fiji, Europe) prior to her move to the United States.  She enjoys the outdoors, adventure travel and spending time with family.

 

 

Kris Boyd

Kris Boyd

Executive Assistant

Kris received her Associate’s Degree at Bay de Noc Community College.

She has been employed at Schoolcraft Memorial Hospital since November 1987. She serves in the role as Executive Assistant to the Chief Executive Officer, Secretary to the Board of Trustees, and Medical Staff Credentials Clerk, for the first ten years she was also Personnel Manager.

Kris enjoys golf, volleyball, walking, camping, and spending time with her family.

Kristen is married to Addie and has one daughter and one step-son.

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Everyone in the ambulatory care/outpatient surgery were great!! They all made me feel very comfortable and did a great job!!! thank you to the whole outpatient staff and Doctor Rayner..I would recommend Schoolcraft or patient to anyone in need of surgery

Reviewer: Jeremy Sitkoski

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The care that was provided by The nurses (Cindy, Felicia Ruth) and staff was exceptional. The entire staff was very friendly and made you feel welcome. We received a call from Felicia the next day to check on my husband to check his pain level and do a follow up. The surgery area from check in to check out was well organized, clean, and up to date. Thank you to all of you for what you do so well and everything beyond your normal duties.

Reviewer: Maureen DesChamps

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