Mackinac Straits Health Systems
About Who We Are
Dedication to excellence
Our mission is to provide local access and quality healthcare to the families and communities we serve. Our goal is to be the hospital of choice and be recognized for our exemplary patient care, people and performance. Our passion for excellence helps us strive to set and deliver the highest standards of service, integrity, and most of all…QUALITY!
Growing and helping your community
The original Mackinac Straits Hospital in St. Ignace opened in 1954 at 220 Burdette Street. In 2008, Mackinac Straits Health System, Inc. began building a state-of-the-art hospital and emergency medical center on a 16-acre campus near the airport on land donated by the Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians. The new facility opened in 2010. The Evergreen Living Center is a 48-bed skilled nursing facility that opened in 2011 and is connected to the hospital. The hospital’s outpatient surgery center opened in 2015 and a retail pharmacy inside the hospital opened in the fall of 2017.
State of the art facilities
The Mackinac Straits Health System (MSHS) serves the Straits of Mackinac region with local access to high quality health care, including state of the art equipment. MSHS includes a 15-bed critical access hospital in St. Ignace which houses a rural health clinic (St. Ignace Medical Clinic), Emergency Room, Fast Care (Walk-in) Clinic, outpatient surgery center, six-bed infusion center, and a 48-bed long-term care facility (Evergreen Living Center). The Sault Ste. Marie Tribal Health Clinic is also part of our St. Ignace Campus. Other outpatient services featured at the St. Ignace Campus include radiology, cardiac rehab, and physical therapy, along with a retail pharmacy. Other locations include Bois Blanc Island Medical Center, Mackinaw City Medical Clinic, Mackinaw City Specialty Clinic, Mackinac Island Medical Center, and the Rivertown Medical Clinic in Cheboygan. MSHS is an affiliated partner with the Munson Healthcare System and is an equal opportunity provider and employer.
Community Needs Assessment
The purpose of a community health needs assessment is to uncover unmet health needs that exist in the community served by Mackinac Straits Health System which is mainly Mackinac County. Through this process, input is gathered from the community and applicable needs are prioritized, with an implementation strategy created to address those needs. Click here to review the 2019 Assessment.
Mackinac Straits Health System
As of January 1, 2019, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) require Mackinac Straits Hospital and all hospitals to post chargemaster documents for public review. A link to the Mackinac Straits document is below.
Please understand that the charges in the document do not accurately determine what any patient will pay out-of-pocket. Health care costs are complex issues. Each patient’s needs and health journey is not the same as their neighbor’s, and each hospital provides care in a community and context that varies across the state and region.
Actual out-of-pocket costs vary, based on insurance coverage and financial assistance. For more information, please contact our Business Office, (906) 643-1185.