The hospital provides general medical and surgical services for both inpatients and outpatients as well as a 24-hour emergency room. The facility has 139 licensed beds. Its areas of specialization include behavior health services, cancer care, diagnostic imaging (x-ray and CT scanning), orthopedics, pain management, rehabilitation services, surgical services, women’s healthcare, and wound & hyperbaric medicine. The hospital is a part of the MidMichigan Health system.
The organization was founded in 1990 and is based in Alpena, Michigan. Its mission is to serve the people of northeastern Michigan. The organization has an endowment fund that is worth more than $1 million. It is used to provide for the needs of Alpena General Hospital or any other nonprofit, not-for-profit hospital that serves its community. The endowment fund was created by Lucas and Janet Pfeiffenberger.
In spring 2022, the hospital received a “C” rating from The Leapfrog Group. This grade reflects the safety of the hospital’s procedures and practices as well as the systems in place to prevent errors or injuries. The hospital scored particularly well in areas related to the use of urinary catheters and central venous lines, which are common causes of infections.
A critical access hospital, also known as a rural health care facility, is a type of hospital that has limited resources but still offers high-quality medical care. The term refers to the fact that these facilities serve a rural population with a small geographic service area. In the United States, there are about 1,600 rural hospitals. They typically offer more specialized and comprehensive medical services than larger hospitals located in urban centers.
According to the hospital’s website, its goal is to improve patient safety and satisfaction with care by implementing standard work that incorporates evidence-based guidelines and continuous improvement processes. The hospital’s leadership team and staff members are actively engaged in identifying and solving problems. In addition, the hospital strives to meet its patients’ needs through its customer-centric approach and innovative ideas.