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Testing Options at Schoolcraft Memorial Hospital

No Longer Offering Drive Through Testing Schoolcraft Memorial Hospital has discontinued COVID-19 drive through testing. We encourage our patients to use home tests which are readily available at drug stores across the Upper Peninsula. Patients with symptoms of COVID-19 who wish to be seen by a medical provider, will be screened over the phone and
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COVID-19 Vaccine Resources

Vaccine appointments are now open to all Michigan residents ages 12 and over. If you need to contact us to cancel or reschedule your appointment, call our new hotline 906-341-3775 To learn more regarding the safety, manufacturing and approvals of the COVID-19, visit We’re grateful for your continued support and cooperation. Brighter days
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Schoolcraft Memorial Hospital Announces Retirement Date for CEO Bob Crumb.

Bob Crumb joined the Schoolcraft Memorial Hospital team as Chief Executive Officer in 2016 and has recently announced his retirement after 50 years in the healthcare industry. The Board of Trustees and Schoolcraft Memorial Hospital employees were notified that Bob’s retirement date would be September 1st, 2022.  “Announcing my retirement to employees has left me
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Watch the Building Expansion Project LIVE on YouTube

Schoolcraft Memorial Hospital broke ground on Phase 2 of the Building Expansion Project in early spring of 2021. The construction is well underway with a planned completion date of December 2021. We are livestreaming our progress on YouTube and will continue to update the community as the project unfolds. Schoolcraft Memorial Hospital Rehabilitation & Outpatient
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Schoolcraft Memorial Hospital Participated in Giving Tuesday Now

Rural Schoolcraft county, in the heart of the Upper Peninsula of Michigan is a beautiful but under-resourced community.  Schoolcraft Memorial Hospital is the largest employer in Schoolcraft County with over 300 employees.  Our employees are working hard to ensure that we are prepared should a surge of COVID-19 occur in the communities we serve. With
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Schoolcraft Memorial Hospital Offers Virtual Visits for Primary Care

Welcome to Virtual Visits at Schoolcraft Memorial Hospital If you have not already done so, take a moment to join your Cerner HealtheLife patient portal. After you self-enroll, you can download the app on your mobile/tablet devices. If you don’t have a smart phone, you can use a laptop or desktop computer. Your HealtheLife Patient
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Fitness Center Closure Planned March 1st

SPECIAL NOTICE SCHOOLCRAFT MEMORIAL HOSPITAL FITNESS CENTER NOTIFIES PUBLIC OF PERMANENT CLOSURE Schoolcraft Memorial Hospital Fitness Center is contacting members and informing the public of plans to permanently close the 24-Hour Fitness Center on 115 N Lake Street in Manistique.  Building expansion plans are underway on US Highway 2, which will unite all hospital departments
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Frequently Asked Questions Answered About New CERNER Electronic Medical Record

Schoolcraft Memorial Hospital employees have been working extremely hard to prepare for the January 27th launch of Cerner, a new Electronic Medical Record.  The hospital is working to improve information sharing across its critical access hospital and Rural Health Clinic in Manistique.   Cerner’s Electronic Health Record was ultimately chosen to replace CPSI and eClinicalWorks throughout
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Schoolcraft Memorial Hospital Installs Siemens’ Symbia Intevo™ Nuclear Medicine Equipment

Schoolcraft Memorial Hospital Installs Siemens’ Symbia Intevo™— the world’s first xSPECT system — and offers accurate and comfortable SPECT/CT exams for a wide range of patients. Manistique, Michigan―Physicians at Schoolcraft Memorial Hospital can now offer advanced, noninvasive Single Photon Emission Computed Tomography (SPECT) and Computed Tomography (CT) imaging services with the new Symbia Intevo by
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Advanced CT Imaging Now Possible at Schoolcraft Memorial Hospital

ADVANCED CT IMAGING POSSIBLE AT SCHOOLCRAFT MEMORIAL HOSPITAL WITH NEW CT SCANNER From pediatric to adult patients, the SOMATOM go.All CT system enables high-quality imaging and low radiation dose.   MANISTIQUE, MICHIGAN– SCHOOLCRAFT MEMORIAL HOSPITAL recently installed a new, tablet-based CT scanner from Siemens Healthineers. The system, called a SOMATOM® go.All, enables the hospital to
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Schoolcraft Memorial Hospital Working to Implement New Electronic Medical Record

  MANISTIQUE – U.S. Department of Agriculture Rural Development recently announced that USDA is investing $139 million in 56 projects to improve community facilities and provide essential services for 3.3 million rural residents in 23 states. In Michigan, Manistique – awarded a $2.6 million loan – is among just four communities receiving funds. “Modern, accessible
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Feeding America Food Truck December Delivery

MANISTIQUE – The Schoolcraft Co.  Feeding America Mobile Food Truck will visit Manistique on Wednesday, December 18th from 10 a.m.-12 p.m.  This is the last food truck of the year until April 2020.  The location for pick up is Schoolcraft Memorial Hospital, 7870W US Highway 2, Manistique, MI.   Anyone residing in Schoolcraft County with an emergency food
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SMH Notifies Patients of Low Risk Disease Exposure Involving ENT Scopes

Schoolcraft Memorial Hospital has notified all Ear, Nose & Throat (ENT) patients who received an ENT scope between October 16th, 2017 and February 4th, 2019 out of an abundance of caution. The scope instruments used during ENT procedures were cleaned but not according to exact manufacturer standards during that time frame.  Once detected, cleaning processes
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Expanded Appointment Hours at RHC

SMH Accepts Governor’s Award Of Excellence

Schoolcraft Memorial Hospital is pleased to announce it has received MPRO’s 2019 Governor’s Award of Excellence for Outstanding Achievement in Effective Reporting and Measurement: Critical Access Hospitals. This year, more than 130 Michigan hospitals, physician practices, nursing homes, inpatient psychiatric facilities, ambulatory surgery centers and home health agencies were honored with the Governor’s Award of
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SMH Launches New Community Connect Program

Schoolcraft Memorial Hospital realizes mental health issues, childhood and adult abuse, and substance use can negatively affect us, preventing us from living our best life. This can change, and we want to help.  The Community Connect Program has launched with services now based in the Rural Health Clinic.  The program compliments new addiction and mental
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SMH Awards Schoolcraft County Transit Authority $10,000

Schoolcraft Memorial Hospital presented a grant in the amount of $10,000 to Schoolcraft County Transit Authority in early April.  The community health needs assessment conducted in 2016 concluded that transportation was a barrier for many individuals in our community. In the past, Schoolcraft Memorial Hospital has covered one-way transportation for individuals visiting the hospital. “Schoolcraft
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Trauma Responsive Community

Trauma Responsive Community Training

Register Online: Schoolcraft Memorial Hospital’s New Community Connect Program Hosts it’s first Community Training Event! Come join your professional colleagues for a day of professional development & strategic planning to address the problem of traumatic stress & how to build resiliency in our children, families & our local workforce! Registration Begins at 8am with
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Wound Care Is Moving


Providers Move Back to Main Campus


Annual Report

Annual Report Now Available

CLICK HERE to view the 2018 Annual Report

Schoolcraft Memorial Hospital (SMH) had a successful year in the areas of finance, quality, people, service 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 currently has a 4 star rating with Hospital Compare, a CMS overall rating of patient quality.

Based on the interim financial statements as of December 31 2018, SMH achieved a Net Income of approximately $1 million in 2018, which equates to a 3% margin for the year.

Our financial success over the last two years can be attributed to three primary factors:
(1) targeted expansion of services
(2) implementation of revenue cycle strategies to improve reimbursement for services provided
(3) targeted cost reductions, which have reduced inefficient spending thus lowering costs while maintaining quality patient service.

As a result of these efforts SMH has experienced a $2.5 million turn-around from 2016 to 2017 improving from a Net Loss of ($481,925) in 2016 to a Net Income of $2.1 million in 2017.  As an independent non-profit critical access hospital, it is essential that we remain on the forefront of advancing technology, ever changing laws affecting health care and a commitment to excellence in our community.


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.

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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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Schoolcraft Memorial Hospital To Offer Trauma Nursing Core Course (TNCC)

REGISTRATION IS OPEN FOR TNCC CLASSES: April 27th/28th 2016 Course Location: Medical Office Building Education Center 115 Lake Street ~ Manistique, MI 49854 For Further Information Contact: Ed Unger Schoolcraft Memorial Hospital (906) 341-1880 (906) 341-3823 (Fax) E-Mail: The TNCC course provides two days of review and evaluation of basic trauma nursing knowledge. Specific areas of
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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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Are you seeking relief from painful & unsightly varicose veins?

Dr. Nick Vlasic, M.D. has been treating chronic leg pain and varicose vein disease for over 14 years and has extensive experience using minimally invasive techniques to provide complete vein evaluations and assess comprehensive Peripheral Vascular Disease. Are you looking for pain relief and want to decrease your pain medication use? Dr. Vlasic also provides full
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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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National Rural Health Day

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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Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services

Schoolcraft Memorial Hospital Rated 5-Stars by CMS Hospital Compare Star Ratings

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) just released its first ever Hospital Compare Star Ratings to help consumers compare and choose among hospitals. The agencies public information website will make it easier for consumers to choose a hospital and understand the quality of care they deliver. Among the 3,553 Medicare-certified acute care hospitals based on
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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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SMH Mammography Earns ACR Accreditation

Schoolcraft Memorial Hospital has been awarded a three-year term of accreditation in mammography as the result of a recent review by the American College of Radiology (ACR). Mammography is a specific type of imaging test that uses a low-dose x-ray system to examine breasts. A mammography exam, called a mammogram, is used to aid in
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Redicare SCMH

More appointment opportunities, more considerate of your schedule.

We are no longer just a walk-in, we are RediCare! Quality healthcare made ready when YOU are. Just call (906) 341-2153 or walk-in to be provided with an appointment time. Expanded hours and appointment times have been added to reduce waiting times and provide better time management for your busy lives. NEW EXPANDED HOURS ARE
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Zero Hospital Acquired Infections at SMH

Schoolcraft Memorial Hospital is proud to report a 0% Hospital Acquired Infection (HAI) rate for the entire first half of 2014. According to the CDC, HAIs are infections that patients develop during the course of receiving healthcare treatment for other conditions. They can be caused by a wide variety of common and unusual bacteria, fungi
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Healing Garden Project

SMH Auxiliary Donates Proceeds from Flower Show to Healing Garden Project

Schoolcraft Memorial Hospital’s Healing Garden Project was awarded $550 from the SMH Auxiliary group.  The funds were raised at the 2016 Flower Show and Tea on August 1st. Cathy Flores made a presentation at the event about the Healing Garden’s purpose and future plans. We invite the public to explore the new pathway at SMH
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Schoolcraft Memorial Partners with Green Bay Oncology

Some of the best cancer care in the nation is now at SMH – Introducing, Green Bay Oncology. Schoolcraft Memorial Hospital (SMH) is delighted to be partnering with Green Bay Oncology to provide our community and surrounding areas with one of the best cancer care providers in the nation.Green Bay Oncology is relentless in fighting cancer. Relentless in beating it. For
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SMH Receives 5 Star Rating

SCHOOLCRAFT MEMORIAL HOSPITAL ACHIEVES HIGHEST RANKING IN MICHIGAN FOR OVERALL HOSPITAL RATING BY INPATIENTS Schoolcraft Memorial Hospital (SMH) has been awarded a 5-Star rating on Hospital Compare, a website developed by the Centers of Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS). The comparisons are based on inpatient satisfaction surveys conducted through HCAHPS (Hospital Consumer Assessment of Healthcare
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Schoolcraft Memorial Hospital Completes Community Health Needs Assessment

Susan Phillips, LMSW of Schoolcraft Memorial Hospital has recently conducted and completed a Community Health Needs Assessment in compliance with the Patient Protection & Affordable Care Act. The objectives were to identify the health strengths and needs of the hospital and our community, and to develop a three-year implementation plan that will begin to address
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State Of The Art Lab Testing Now Offered at SMH

On February 1, 2016, Schoolcraft Memorial Hospital Laboratory became the first hospital in the Upper Peninsula to offer state-of-the-art multiplex molecular, Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) testing. PCR testing examines multiple organisms on a single sample for upper respiratory infections, gastrointestinal infections, meningitis and encephalitis infections. The upper respiratory test panel screens for 20 different organisms
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Schoolcraft Memorial Hospital Announces Administrative Changes

The Schoolcraft Memorial Board of Trustees announced August 30th that Tanya Hoar has accepted the position of Chief Executive Officer and Chief Financial Officer succeeding George Montgomery in the role of CEO when he retires in the Fall of this year.

Sports Physicals Result in Donation to Green Fire Booster Club

Schoolcraft Memorial Hospital Rural Health Clinic  (RHC) performed 136 sports physical examinations on local youth who must undergo the physical check prior to participating in competitive sports at school.  An annual event, the RHC historically has provided these physicals free of charge. However, this year a twist was added!  SMH charged each student five dollars
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SMH Auxiliary holds Annual Flower Show

The Schoolcraft Memorial Hospital Auxiliary recently held its 58th Annual Flower Show and Tea at the Indian Lake Golf and Country Club.  There were numerous participants with entries in annual, perennials, roses, house plants and African violets, unusual design, minitures, garden bouquets, weeds and wildflowers, children, single blossom and artificial.  

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Schoolcraft Memorial HomeCare and Hospice Receive 100% Patient Satisfaction

Schoolcraft Memorial HomeCare and Hospice have received 100% Patient Satisfaction for the third year in a row!! Quality of care is just one more reason why so many have made Schoolcraft Memorial HomeCare and Hospice their preferred home health choice!!


Schoolcraft Memorial Hospital Receives National Recognition for Performance in Quality and Patient Perspectives

Manistique, MI, November 2015 – Schoolcraft Memorial Hospital announced it has been recognized by iVantage Health Analytics and the National Organization of State Office of Rural Health (NOSORH) for overall excellence in Quality and Patient Perspectives, reflecting top quartile performance among all acute care hospitals in the nation. “This award demonstrates Schoolcraft Memorial Hospital’s deep
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Fire Training

Former Facility Used as Training Site

On June 22, 2013 Fire Departments from Alger, Delta, and Schoolcraft all came together to conduct training evolutions on the old hospital building on Main Street. They were able to do Search and Rescue, Ventilation, Door breaching, and firefighter down training.

Book fair

Auxiliary Fundraiser at SMH

Visit the New Books Are Fun Book Fair at Schoolcraft Memorial Hospital. With over 250 great titles at unbelievable prices, you are sure to find something for everyone on your list! Tuesday Nov 24th – 8:00am-5:00pm Wednesday Nov 25th – 7:00am-1:00pm Product categories include: -Children’s Story Books -Cookbooks -General Interest Books -New York Times Best
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What’s NEW In Cardio-Pulmonary Care

A breakthrough Approach for Diagnosing Arrhythmias and Enabling Therapy.  The Zio® is Simple, Intuitive, Comfort- able and Cost Effective. The World’s 1st Single-Use, Continuous Recording Device … which SMH is proud to be the first and only hospital in the Upper Peninsula to offer this therapy.

Open House Ceremony

New Hospital Open

On Friday, April 12th, Schoolcraft Memorial Hospital and Rural Health Clinic held its official Ribbon Cutting and Open House Ceremony for the New Facility. Our staff was proud to welcome the community through the front doors, to see what we’ve all worked so hard for. The Board of Trustees, Physicians, Senior Leadership Team, Supervisors, and
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Rural Health Clinic Dedication

A number of years ago, the Midland, Michigan based Rollin M. Gerstacker Foundation awarded Schoolcraft Memorial Hospital with a $500,000 gift towards our Capital Campaign. Spearheaded by Board Chairman, Don Perigo, a naming opportunity with the foundation was discussed and agreed upon, leading to the Alan W. Ott Rural Health Clinic. So, who is Alan
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