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Schoolcraft Memorial Hospital – Top 100 in the Nation

February 21, 2017

View the full list of the 2017 Top 100 Critical Access Hospitals in the U.S. using the link below, according to The National Rural Health Association’s Rural Health Policy Institute, iVantage Health Analytics and The Chartis Center for Rural Health.

The release of the top 100 critical access hospitals this year expands on research presented as part of the 2017 Rural Relevance Study: Vulnerability to Value from The Chartis Group.

The hospitals that are named to this list are top performers in managing risk, achieving higher quality, securing better outcomes, increasing patient satisfaction and operating at a lower cost than their peers, according to the report.

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Here are the top performing critical access hospitals in Michigan.

Aspirus Iron River Hospital & Clinics (Northwoods)

 Schoolcraft Memorial Hospital (Manistique) *Only Independent Hospital Listed

Spectrum Health Gerber Memorial (Fremont)

St. Francis Hospital (Escanaba)


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NEW Urology Equipment at Schoolcraft Memorial Hospital

Schoolcraft Memorial Hospital is proud to announce the use of the new digital flexible cystoscope. A cystoscope is a small-caliber flexible instrument with a camera at its end. It allows the doctor to peer into the urethra and the bladder.  Dr. Shahar Madjar, M.D., MBA and Urological Surgeon offers Urology Services at Schoolcraft Memorial Hospital and implemented use of the equipment in early January.

The new cystoscope is equipped with a high definition monitor and NBI (Narrow Band Imaging) capabilities that allows Dr. Madjar, our urologist, to look into the bladder and closely examine it. Using it, he can identify bladder tumors, kidney stones, enlargement of the prostate and other urological conditions.

Studies show that the NBI (Narrow Band Imaging) visualized:

    • 17% additional patients with NMIBC (non-muscle invasive bladder cancer)
    • 24% additional tumors
    • 28% additional Carcinoma in Situ (CIS) abnormal cells that can turn to cancer

Dr. Madjar, the patient and the nurse who assists Dr. Madjar can all watch the procedure on the screen — in high resolution and in real time.

This new scope has small-caliber and smooth edges. The procedure can be performed with ease, under local anesthesia, with only mild discomfort. The procedure takes only a few minutes, and does not require special preparation.

After the procedure, Dr. Madjar meets with the patient and discusses the results and the treatment plan.

The new cystoscope is the latest addition to our line of equipment that allows diagnosis and treatment of a variety of urological conditions.


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


Dr. Kristi King-Flath

Featured Physician

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!