MidMichigan Medical Center – Alpena is a non-profit healthcare system providing award-winning, high quality care to the 23-county region it serves. With medical centers in Alpena, Clare, Gladwin, Gratiot, Midland, Mt. Pleasant, and West Branch, the health system also includes urgent care centers, home health, virtual care, as well as medical offices in more than 30 specialties and sub-specialties.
The health system’s commitment to the future of medicine is exemplified by its partnership with several premier institutions across Michigan and beyond that train medical students, physician assistant and nurse practitioner students and nursing students. Its more than 8,800 employees, volunteers and health care providers work together to provide the best possible care to patients in its communities.
Recently, the 139-bed hospital in northeast Michigan on the shores of Lake Huron was named one of the Top 100 rural and community hospitals by Becker’s Hospital Review. The honor is based on a wide variety of data including patient safety, outcomes, efficiency, and other financial metrics.
In addition, the hospital received a C grade in a national safety rating report from Leapfrog Group. “Our goal is to make the community and patients feel safe,” said Kay Wagner, vice president of quality and patient safety for MidMichigan Health. “We are taking steps to improve our grade by focusing on close monitoring of catheters and central lines, and by removing unnecessary ones.”
The health system has also made improvements in other areas such as the number of infections reported to the state, which have decreased significantly since 2009. The hospital is currently building a three-story patient tower addition that will include 60 private rooms, eight labor and delivery beds, 44 medical/surgical beds, and flex space.
MidMichigan Medical Center – Alpena has expanded its Family Medicine office in response to community demand. The new service allows existing patients and the general public to walk right into the office for routine and urgent care. “The new walk-in hours will allow the community to receive medical treatment for minor ailments and injuries,” said Wagner.
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