Community Updates

Your Health Your Community ~ Schoolcraft County Health Fair

Join us Saturday September 15th from 8:30am – 1:00pm for a Community Wide Health Fair, held at Schoolcraft Memorial Hospital. Fun for the entire family!  Kids can visit our Teddy Bear Clinic.  Southtown Café will be open for breakfast and lunch. Receive health checks, lab tests, and giveaways from a variety of vendors.  There will be several community information booths, art vendors and food vendors.

Health Talk Topics Include

09:30am – Allen Duyck, Rehabilitation Services Manager – “Fall Reductions

10:30am – Nicholas Hoeve, D.0.,Cardiologist RHC – “Cardiac Risk Factors






11:30am –Bob Crumb, SMH CEO – “Town Hall – SMH Expansion






12:30pm – Jessica Rochefort, NP-C – “Impact: Concussion Baseline Testing”


Schedule FREE Public Transit rides in advance by calling 341-2111





Feeding America Mobile Food Truck at SMH

MANISTIQUE – The Schoolcraft Co.  Feeding America Mobile Food Truck will visit Manistique on Wednesday, September 26th from 10 a.m.-12 p.m. The location for pick up is Schoolcraft Memorial Hospital, 7870W US Highway 2, Manistique, MI.  Anyone residing in Schoolcraft County with an emergency food need may participate. If you are picking up a box for another family, please bring a signed note with their address and permission to issue the box to you. There are new USDA slips that need to be signed for personal boxes and boxes being picked up for others.  Please destroy slips from other distributions as they are no longer accepted.

PLEASE BRING A LARGE EMPTY CARDBOARD BOX.  The distribution is set up drive-through style. ALL CARS MUST ENTER ON SOUTHTOWN DRIVE – FOLLOW SIGNS. All vehicles will be directed to SMH EXITS after pick up. The next truck has been scheduled for October 31st.


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 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