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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 were recently announced by the National Rural Health Association (NRHA). An awards ceremony will be held during NRHA’s Critical Access Hospital Conference in September in Kansas City, Mo. The Top 20 Critical Access Hospital “winners” are those hospitals who have achieved success in the overall performance based on a composite rating from nine indices of strength: inpatient market share, outpatient market share, population risk, cost, charge, quality, outcomes, patient perspectives, and financial stability. This group was selected from iVantage’s Top 100 CAH list, released earlier this year.

Those hospitals that have been recognized as Top 20 Critical Access Hospital best practice recipients have achieved success in one of two key areas of performance:

Quality index: A rating of hospital performance based on the percentile rank across the five categories of Hospital Compare Process of Care measures.

Patient perspective index: A rating of hospital performance based on the percentile rank on two Hospital Compare HCAHPS measures (“Overall Rating” and “Highly Recommend)”.

“Schoolcraft Memorial Hospital is proud of the efforts of its physicians and staff who have contributed to our hospital achieving this designation,” said Cindy Olli, Chief Nursing Officer. “Our result as a top 20 hospital in patient satisfaction mean our community can count on us to deliver the quality care they need now and in the future.”

To view the Top 20 Press release click on the link below.

2016 Top 20 CAHs release-FINAL

Flu Vaccine Clinic

Protect Yourself & Those Around You!

The Rural Health Clinic will be offering a Flu Vaccine Clinic on Tuesdays from 9:00am-4:30pm.  No appointment is required.

For more information contact the Rural Health Clinic at 906-341-2153.

“Art for a Start” Healing Garden Fundraiser – A Great Success!

A Special Thank You

Thanks to our supportive community, over $3000 was raised at Art for a Start on August 4th, 2016.  All proceeds will support the construction efforts of the Healing Garden Pathway.

This successful event would not have been possible without volunteer efforts, numerous artistic donations and supportive local businesses. Thank you to the talented artists for their donations, Mackinaw Trail Winery for hosting, NAPA Auto Parts for sponsoring Free Transit, Steve & Sue for sharing their musical talents & the Mustard Seed for selling tickets. The Healing Garden Committee wishes to express their sincere gratitude to our community.

For more information on how to contribute to the Healing Garden Project, please contact Cathy Flores at 906-341-3232 or



Schoolcraft Memorial Hospital is committed to providing quality healthcare and
wellness for the people of our community.


Dr. Kristi King-Flath

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Dr. Kristi King-Flath received her Bachelor’s of Science in Biology/Physiology at Northern Michigan University in 2001.  She attended Michigan State University College of Human Medicine and completed the Rural Physician program graduating from MSU-CHM in 2005.   She completed her residency at Miami Valley Family Practice Residency Program in Dayton, OH in 2008.  Her interests include women’s health, diabetes, preventative medicine and she enjoys patient education.   Dr. Kristi King- Flath will be working as a physician in the Redi-Care Clinic.

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Welcome to Schoolcraft Memorial Hospital, located along the northern shores of Lake Michigan.

Our state-of-the-art facility opened in April 2013.  Schoolcraft Memorial Hospital will be a leader in health and wellness, serving our community and the South Central Upper Peninsula in a professional, patient centered and high quality environment.

We offer a wide-spectrum of health care services including: a 24-hour/day physician staffed Emergency Room, Physical, Occupational and Speech Therapy/Rehabilitation, Cardio-Pulmonary Care, Medical Imaging, Laboratory services and HomeCare & Hospice.  Our surgical program includes: Orthopedic, Urology, General and Ophthalmology … operating in one of largest operating rooms in the Upper Peninsula.

Visiting Specialists come to Schoolcraft Memorial Hospital each month to provide services such as Oncology, Podiatry, Cardiology, Obstetrics and more.

The Alan W. Ott Rural Health Clinic is staffed with family physicians, nurse practitioners and physician assistants and offers a walk-in clinic.

Experience why so many have made Schoolcraft Memorial Hospital their provider of choice!