Schoolcraft County offers a healthy environment
to live and work. Complementing Mother Nature's
nurturing is a sophisticated level of medical
care not typically found in a rural community.
The county's main health care provider is Schoolcraft
Memorial Hospital. Located in Manistique, the
county-owned, 25-bed hospital offers a full spectrum
of inpatient and outpatient medical care, including
general and gynecological surgery. The hospital
runs a 24-hour emergency room, and a walk-in clinic
for non-life-threatening injuries and illnesses.
The hospital also provides physical, occupational
and speech therapies, respiratory therapy and
sleep study, cardiology and cardiac rehabilitation
services and chemotherapy. Diagnostic services
include a 'round-the-clock-staffed laboratory,
x-ray, mammography, MRI, CT scans, and nuclear
medicine. Home health and hospice services are
provided by Schoolcraft Memorial HomeCare &
Included in the Schoolcraft County Memorial Hospital
family is a well-equipped fitness center open
to the public, and Woodland Meadows: a new, full
service, 20-unit Assisted Living Facility.
Schoolcraft Memorial is a member of the Upper
Peninsula Health Care Network, a consortium of
16 U.P. hospitals. By coordinating health services
throughout the peninsula, the UPHCN has lowered
costs while expanding medical services and health
education to more than 314,000 U.P. residents.
The advancement of long distance video teleconferencing
has improved medical care for U.P.residents. The
Upper Peninsula Telehealth Network allows Schoolcraft
Memorial Hospital's medical staff and patients
to consult with specialty physicians without leaving
their home town. The network also provides professional
education, allowing hospital staff to keep abreast
of the latest technologies and practices. Started
in 1994, Marquette General Hospital is the hub
of what is now a 28-site network.
Providing resident with disease prevention and
health education services is the Luce-Mackinac-Alger-Schoolcraft
District Health Department. Hiawatha Behavioral
Health provide community mental health services
for residents of Schoolcraft, Chippewa and Mackinac
counties. Manistique is home to Schoolcraft Medical
Care Facility, a 95-bed nursing care facility,
and North Woods Home Nursing & Hospice, a
privately owned agency serving six U.P. counties.
Schoolcraft County also has physicians, chiropractors,
dentists, massage therapists, optometrists, home
health care providers, and mental health professionals
working in private paractices.
Between Mother Nature and the area's skilled
medical professionals, your health is in good
hands in Schoolcraft County.