About alpena health center
The purpose of the Corporation shall be to promote, develop and operate such facilities and programs as are necessary to provide quality healthcare for all citizens of Alcona County and the surrounding area. This includes, but is not limited to, hospitals and community-based clinics that serve residents regardless of their ability to pay.
Alcona Regional Medical Center (ARMC) is a 139-bed acute care facility that serves the needs of the northeast region of Michigan’s Alpena County. It is part of MidMichigan Health and accredited by The Joint Commission. It employs over 900 employees and has approximately 100 physicians on staff.
The hospital participates in HMS, a patient-centered system of care that promotes high quality and safety, delivering superior results for patients and their families. This is achieved by establishing standard work that incorporates evidence-based guidelines for care, an integrated and systematic approach to continuous improvement, and active engagement of all members of the care team to achieve top performance in key focus areas.
In addition to enhancing patient satisfaction, the Hospital also strives to improve its economic sustainability through cost containment and revenue cycle management efforts. As a result of these initiatives, the MYMICHIGAN MEDICAL CENTER ALPENA has seen an increase in cash flow and a reduction in operating expenses since the implementation of the HMS initiative.
Brandon Whitscell, PA-C, is a Physician’s Assistant who practices family medicine. He studied at Grand Valley State University, achieving his Master’s in Physician Assistant Studies in 2007. His professional memberships include the American Academy of Physician Assistants and the Michigan Academy of Physician Assistants.