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Schoolcraft Memorial Hospital Rated 5-Stars by CMS Hospital Compare Star Ratings

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) just released its first ever Hospital Compare Star Ratings to help consumers compare and choose among hospitals. The agencies public information website will make it easier for consumers to choose a hospital and understand the quality of care they deliver. Among the 3,553 Medicare-certified acute care hospitals based on Hospital Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems Survey (HCAHPS) measures, only 251 (7%) hospitals were given a 5-star rating and Schoolcraft Memorial Hospital was one of them.

HCAHPS has been in use since 2006 to measure patients’ perspectives of hospital care, and includes topics like:
* How well nurses and doctors communicated with patients
* How responsive hospital staff were to patient needs
* How clean and quiet hospital environments were
* How well patients were prepared for post-hospital settings

Schoolcraft Memorial Hospital Welcomes New Physician Assistant

Schoolcraft Memorial Hospital proudly welcomes Tom DeRoche PA-C MPAS to our team of Physicians. Tom is a native to the Upper Peninsula. Upon graduating from Marquette Senior High School, he joined the U.S. Navy and trained as a Navy Independent Duty Hospital Corpsman, serving with the Marines and Navy Sea Bees in a variety of international settings.

Picture1After serving for 20 years, he retired from the Navy and began his Physician Assistant training. He graduated from the University of Osteopathic Medicine and Health Sciences Des Moines, Iowa and later earned his Masters of Science in Physician Assistant Studies from the University of Nebraska School of Medicine. Tom has been working as a Physician Assistant for 19 years.

Schoolcraft Memorial HomeCare Delights Crowd with Float in the 4th of July Parade

“Oh, but anyway, Toto, we’re home –home! And this is my room, and you’re all here , and I’m not going to leave here ever, ever again, because I love you all! And… oh, Auntie Em, there’s no place like home!”.

For most of us, we feel the same as Dorothy… there’s no place like home. especially when we are not feeling well. We just want to be in the comfort of our own home, in our own beds and in the company of our family members and loved ones.

Schoolcraft Memorial HomeCare and Hospice understands the importance of this and provides our community with excellent care in the home. From Regis-tered Nurses, Aides, Physical Therapy, Occupational Therapy, Speech Therapy, Social Workers, chaplain, volunteers, and support staff. SCMHC delivers the best.

The department’s commitment to their patients and the community shows in how well they work together as a team and in their national customer satisfaction ratings … being in the top 3-5% in each of the past 3 years.

For several years now, Schoolcraft Me-morial HomeCare has been a welcome presence in the Fourth of July Parade in Manistique. Showing enthusiasm in what they do and striving to get the message out as to what they are about.


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


Gregory Bambach, M.D.

Featured Physician

Board Certified General Surgeon

A life long Michigan resident, Dr. Bambach received his Bachelor of Science degree from Michigan State University, East Lansing and his Medical Degree from Wayne State University, Detroit, Michigan. Dr. Bambach also completed his residency at Wayne State University.

Dr. Bambach is board certified in General Surgery.

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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!