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Community Health Needs Assessment Completed

Schoolcraft Memorial Hospital Releases 2016 Community Health Needs Assessment for Schoolcraft County

The community health needs assessment was conducted in 2016 by Western Upper Peninsula Health Department (WUPHD) in partnership with Schoolcraft Memorial Hospital (SMH) in Manistique, Michigan, with assistance from community members who attended focus groups. The assessment primarily covers the health of residents of Schoolcraft County but also includes data from neighboring counties in the Luce-Mackinac-Alger-Schoolcraft public health district for comparison or where single-county data are not available.

The purpose of this assessment is to provide a picture of the health status and needs of Schoolcraft County’s 8,200 residents and of residents of the neighboring counties the SMH catchment area overlaps. The report was authored and edited by Ray Sharp, Director of Community Health Promotion and Education at Western U.P. Health Department in Hancock.

The report is intended to inform health practitioners, planners, policymakers, and the public. It can be read as a snapshot of the region’s health status and trends and used to determine priorities for hospital strategic planning and the broader community health improvement process. If knowledge is power, it is hoped that this report will empower citizens and health care professionals alike to work effectively for improved health and wellbeing in Schoolcraft County and the Eastern Upper Peninsula region.

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Harvest Gathering Campaign – Great Success!

A hospital wide effort concluded in a towering success of donated items for Michigan Harvest Gathering.  During a two week period between October 24th – November 4th, employees and volunteers donated canned food, hygiene items and cash to help Good Neighbor Services address our community needs.  $510 in cash donations and 1570 items were donated on Tuesday November 8th.  A special thank you to all participants, volunteers and to Jack’s Fresh Market for donating the paper bags.



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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 Rural Health 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!