The Alpena Medical Center has been a leader in the local health care industry for decades. It offers a full spectrum of inpatient, outpatient and specialty health care services. The hospital also has a comprehensive cancer program. The facility is accredited by the Commission on Cancer of the American College of Surgeons.
The Alpena Medical Center has been participating in the Health Management Systems (HMS) since 2011. As part of the program, they have worked to achieve the highest performance on the focus areas of the HMS. In fact, the Michigan Quality Improvement Organization awarded the hospital a Governor’s Award of Excellence for their work.
The medical center also offers 24-hour emergency care, an intensive care unit and rehabilitation services. In addition, they offer a wide range of surgical and medical services. They also provide women’s and children’s health, orthopedics, wound & hyperbaric medicine and behavior health services.
The medical center is working to build a new $63.5 million patient tower with 60 private rooms. The new facility will also include an intensive care unit, five operating rooms, flex space and eight labor and delivery rooms. The patient tower will be complete in early 2022.
In addition to the new building, the MyMichigan Medical Center – Alpena has been undergoing a three-story expansion. This will include 60 additional beds, an intensive care unit, a telehealth center, and a flex space.
The medical center also has a partnership with the Mackinac Straits Health System. The health system includes 23 medical centers, physicians, medical offices, urgent care centers, and home care providers. The health system is an affiliate of the University of Michigan Health System and MidMichigan Health.
The medical center has been designated as a regional referral center for Northeastern Michigan. They provide outpatient services including a cafeteria, autologous blood clinic, a diabetes self-management training program, and more. In addition, the health system has a full outpatient pharmacy and ambulance transportation. The facility was also named a National Rural Health Association “Top Rural Community Hospital.”
The medical center is a member of the Rural Surgery Verification and Quality Improvement Program. The program helps rural surgeons to provide high-quality surgical care. The Rural Surgery Verification and Quality Improvement Program is a voluntary, accreditation-based program designed to increase the safety, quality and efficiency of care for patients in rural communities. The program also develops standards for rural hospitals and healthcare facilities. The medical center was one of the first to participate in this program.
The medical center is also a Federal Tort Claims Act Deemed Facility. That means it is eligible to receive funding from Health and Human Services.
The medical center is currently constructing a new three-story patient tower. The tower will include 60 new private rooms, a flex space, and eight labor and delivery rooms. In addition, the medical center will offer a new “Acute Care” clinic. The new clinic will be open to the public, and will provide non-emergency care, such as in-person visits, telehealth, and more. The clinic will be open Monday through Saturday.