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SMH Recognized for Patient Perspectives

On National Rural Health Day, Schoolcraft Memorial Hospital announced it has been recognized by The Chartis Center of Rural Health and the National Organization of State Offices of Rural Health (NOSORH) for overall excellence in Patient Perspectives reflecting top quartile performance among all rural hospitals in the nation.

“Schoolcraft Memorial Hospital is proud to be recognized for excellence in patient perspectives. Each and every colleague at Schoolcraft Memorial Hospital plays an active role in providing safe, quality care to our patients. It is through our commitment and dedication to providing excellence in care that achievements such as this one are possible” said Mark Hébert, R.N., B.S.N. Chief Quality and Patient Safety Officer of Schoolcraft Memorial Hospital.




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New Specialist Clinic Opens Downtown

The new Schoolcraft Memorial Hospital Specialist Clinic is now open to patients on 101 Walnut Street.  This building is commonly known as the old Wilson Optometry Clinic.  The renovated building has been temporarily rented to accommodate clinical space for Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation, Psychiatric Services and the new CONNECT


Annual Report Released

Schoolcraft Memorial Hospital (SMH) had a successful year in the areas of finance, quality, recruitment and community involvement. SMH was recognized nationally as a top performing hospital in Patient Satisfaction, as noted by the National Organization of State Office and Rural Health.

SMH Now Offering Ear Nose & Throat Services

Schoolcraft Memorial Hospital continues to expand it’s clinical team of experts. Mark Cardamone-Rayner,  M.D., FACS has joined SMH as an Otolaryngologist (Ear, Nose & Throat) specialist. Training & Certification Medical School University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Pittsburgh, PA Residency University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN Certification Board Certified by the American Board of Otolaryngology Special Interests Head
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New Surgical Podiatry Services at SMH

SMH has gained a highly experienced Surgical Podiatrist to a growing team of experts.  SMH would like to welcome John Niemela, DPM to the Rural Health Clinic team.  Please enjoy the letter below written by Dr. Niemela. I am very excited to announce my acceptance of a position for a Podiatric Foot and Ankle Surgeon
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Schoolcraft Memorial Hospital – Top 100 in the Nation

February 21, 2017 View the full list of the 2017 Top 100 Critical Access Hospitals in the U.S. using the link below, according to The National Rural Health Association’s Rural Health Policy Institute, iVantage Health Analytics and The Chartis Center for Rural Health. The release of the top 100 critical access hospitals this year expands on
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Community Health Needs Assessment Completed

Schoolcraft Memorial Hospital Releases 2016 Community Health Needs Assessment for Schoolcraft County The community health needs assessment was conducted in 2016 by Western Upper Peninsula Health Department (WUPHD) in partnership with Schoolcraft Memorial Hospital (SMH) in Manistique, Michigan, with assistance from community members who attended focus groups. The assessment primarily covers the health of residents
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Schoolcraft Memorial Hospital Recognized Nationally For Quality & Patient Satisfaction

East Lansing, MI – November 17, 2016 — The National Organization of State Offices of Rural Health (NOSORH) and iVantage recognize Michigan as having 77 hospitals reach top quartile performance status in Quality, Outcomes, Patient Satisfaction, and Financial Strength compared to all acute care hospitals in the nation. The rankings have been determined through the
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Schoolcraft Memorial Hospital Named to Top 20 Critical Access Hospital List

Schoolcraft Memorial Hospital in Manistique, MI was recently named one of the Top 20 Critical Access Hospitals (CAHs) for Best Practice in Patient Satisfaction in the country. The Top 20 Critical Access Hospitals, including Schoolcraft Memorial Hospital, scored best among critical access hospitals on iVantage Health Analytics’ Hospital Strength Index™ for patient perspectives. The rankings
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