Community Updates

Medicare Annual Wellness Visit

What is a Medicare Wellness Visit and why should I get one?

Medicare has been providing health care coverage to seniors and people with disabilities for over 50 years.  In the past, Medicare only paid for care aimed at treating diseases or medical problems, with very little coverage for services focused disease prevention. However, in recent years there have been some changes, and Medicare beneficiaries now have access to a yearly visit to focus on staying healthy and avoiding preventable health problems. (more…)

New Opioid Prescribing Laws

Schoolcraft Memorial Hospital is prepared for the new legislation changes taking effect on June 1st, 2018 in Michigan.  State and federal government are acting to reduce improper prescribing of prescription drugs.  The changes include:

A patient’s history of prescriptions must be checked in the Michigan Automated Prescription System (MAPS) before providing any controlled substances to the patient. Physicians will be able to see the medications a patient has received from other locations or states.  This practice has been in effect for months as part of Schoolcraft Memorial Hospital’s policy for Controlled Substances.  The Michigan Automated Prescription System (MAPS) is a software tool that provides prescribers and dispensers with real-time prescription data and analytics of controlled substances and schedule 2-5 drugs that have been dispensed. MAPS assists clinicians make informed decisions and provides resources to better assess a patient’s risk for substance use disorder. MAPS is Michigan’s prescription drug monitoring program (PDMP) and is administered by the Dept. of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs.


Flu Vaccine Clinic

Protect Yourself & Those Around You!

The Rural Health Clinic will be offering a Flu Vaccine Clinic on Friday from 9:00am-4:00pm.  No appointment is required.

For more information contact the Rural Health Clinic at 906-341-2153.


Attention Visitors:

As a precautionary measure only –

Schoolcraft Memorial Hospital is asking that patient visitors please refrain from visiting if you are currently ill, especially with a flu-like type of illness or running a fever.

If you are at the hospital to be seen as a patient for a flu-like type of illness, especially with a fever, you are asked not to visit patients while here, and to please wear a mask while waiting to be seen.

Thank you!

New Cardiologist Joins SMH

Schoolcraft Memorial Hospital welcomes Nicholas. S. Hoeve, DO, FACC to the Rural Health Clinic Team!  Contact the Rural Health Clinic to schedule an appointment at 906-341-2153.

Please enjoy a letter from Dr. Hoeve below.

I am excited to announce my acceptance of a Cardiovascular Medicine position at Schoolcraft Memorial Hospital beginning on August 1, 2017. I am native of Michigan, having been raised in Hudsonville. I graduated from Grand Valley State University (Allendale, MI) with a Bachelors Degree in Biomedical Science. I subsequently completed medical school at Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine in East Lansing, Michigan. Following completion of medical school, I was accepted to a three year Internal Medicine residency at MetroHealth Hospital (University of Michigan Health) in Wyoming, Michigan. During my time as an Internal Medicine resident, I became interested in Cardiology, and was invited to stay for an additional three years to complete a fellowship in adult Cardiovascular Medicine. I am currently board certified in Internal Medicine, Adult Cardiology, Comprehensive Adult Echocardiography, Nuclear Cardiology, and a Registered Physician in Vascular Interpretation.


Schoolcraft Memorial Hospital Fitness Center

Make Fitness a Priority This Year

Quality Fitness at a Great Value
Corporate Memberships
Body Composition Testing
Silver Sneakers Exercise Program
Support Groups
Variety of Cybex Equipment
Benches & Free Weights
Variety of Cardiovascular Equipment
CPR/AED Certified Employees

Fitness Center Hours of Operation

Monday—Friday 6:00am-6:00pm


Contact Us for a Free Tour & More Information

906-341-3276 or 1-888-460-8724 ext. 3276

500 Main Street, Manistique, MI 49854





Schoolcraft Memorial Hospital Announces Appointment of New CEO

A CEO Search Committee was formed at the end of May 2016 to aid in the search of a CEO for Schoolcraft Memorial Hospital. The committee was charged to review and evaluate applications, identify candidates to screen and interview, check references, and present two or three top candidates to the SMH Board for consideration. The committee consisted of two SMH Board members: Jim Harmes and Marcia TeVelde, two providers: Dr. Kristi Kusnier and Rod Riesland, and four leadership staff members: Kent LaCroix, Scott Chartier, Kristin Peterson, and Cindy Olli. Also involved in the overall process was Kris Boyd (organization of documents/scheduling), Sara Giles (marketing/employees relations), and Scott Nagy (employee relations).

The first meeting of the CEO Search Committee was held on June 8, 2016. During this meeting, a hiring plan/process was established and CEO functions and responsibilities were reviewed including knowledge base, experience, and qualifications. A grading tool was established to use during application reviews.

Applications were accepted through June 20, 2016. In total, 19 applications were received and evaluated. Of the 19 applicants, 8 were chosen for phone/Skype interviews based on our scoring system. Two applicants declined when contacted.

Specific interview questions were developed and 6 phone/Skype interviews were done during a week long period from June 28, 2016 through July 5, 2016. An interview score sheet was developed and used during this process. Three top candidates were identified after the interviews were completed. These candidates were asked to participate in an on-site interview at Schoolcraft Memorial Hospital. All candidates accepted.

The on-site interviews were held July 21, 2016 through July 28, 2016. An itinerary was developed which included a hospital and community tour; and meetings with leadership staff, physicians, and the SMH Board of Trustees. All employees were invited to meet the candidates. The process culminated in an interview with the SMH Board of Trustees.

The CEO Search Committee met on August 3, 2016 to discuss candidates and develop a report of identified strengths and weaknesses. Employees who had a chance to meet with the candidates were asked for any feedback. The report was submitted to the Board of Trustees for final review. On August 15th, 2016 it was announced that Robert Crumb of Skandia, MI accepted the position of Chief Executive Officer. Mr. Crumb has over 25 years of experience, including critical access hospitals, Rural Health Clinics, and strategic planning. He holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Healthcare Administration and Masters of Science Degree in Healthcare Operations Management. His extensive experience in Northern Michigan and the Upper Peninsula region will be an asset to our local community hospital as he has great working relationships with most area CEOs and physicians throughout the region. In his spare time, he enjoys hunting, hiking, snowshoeing, kayaking, cooking and gardening and he plans to make the Manistique area his home. Robert Crumb will begin his leadership role as CEO at Schoolcraft Memorial Hospital on August 29th 2016. Don Perigo, President of the SMH Board of Trustees stated, “Our community is very fortunate to have Robert Crumb leading SMH during what appears to be a both challenging and exciting time in health care.”

HomeCare & Hospice Community Service Events


500 Main Street- Lower Level- MANISTIQUE
(Next to SMH Rehab & Fitness Center)

FREE Blood Pressure Screening Clinics
Manistique Senior Citizens Center, 101 Main St., Manistique Every Friday from 11:30am to 12:30 pm.
Germfask Senior Citizen Center, Germfask
First and Third Thursday of the month from 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm.
Heritage House, 900 Steuben Ave., Manistique
3rd Wednesday of every Month from 1pm-2pm
Harbor View Towers, 400 East lakeshore Dr., Manistique
4th Monday of Every month from 1pm-2pm

Foot Care Clinics
Available by appointment only. The cost is $15 if you live within the City Limits, $40 if you live outside of City Limits. Service will be provided by a Licensed Nurse. Please call 906.341.3284 for more information or an appointment.

Healing Garden Groundbreaking Ceremony

The Healing Garden Committee is excited to announce that the Healing Garden Project is underway.

On Wednesday June 15th the public was invited to attend the Healing Garden Ground Breaking Ceremony.  Schoolcraft Memorial Garden Healing Garden Committee welcomed State Representative John Kivela to the ceremony.

The project is in full swing and bricks will be arriving by the end of July.

To learn more about this project visit:

MFR / EMT Course

Start Date: February 29th, 2016
When: Monday & Thursday Evenings
Time: Evenings 6:00pm-10:00pm and some Saturday’s 8:00am-5:00pm.

Please contact Ed Unger for more information. or 906-341-1880

Download the application below.

EMT 2016 Course Application

The Healing Gardens

Help Us Reach Our Goal of 5000 Sponsored Bricks

Paving the Way to Wellness…One Brick at a Time

Plans for these areas include a central garden for healing therapy, class space for the general public such as meditation and relaxation techniques, tai chi, yoga and other special events. There will be some raised garden beds that are wheelchair accessible. Comfortable seating will be available so that you can relax and enjoy the fresh air. The gardens will be maintained with organic, sustainable techniques to help ensure there is no risk to the compromised immune systems of some of our clients.

Personalize a custom brick by having it engraved with the name of your family or loved one, business, pet, anything! Purchasing an engraved brick is a great way to leave a lasting legacy in the gardens.

Customize Your Brick
Memorialize A Loved One
Honor Military Personnel
Remember a Pet
Promote Your Business
Dedicate a Brick to a Friend or Family Member

Visit for more information or to make a donation.