Mackinac Straits Health Systems
Educational and Fundraising Events for the Community
MSHS has some key events each year that raise money, educate, or bring attention to a community need.
Hooping for a Cure – 2022
What a night! Our Hooping For A Cure 2022 fundraiser was a BIG success! Thanks to all those who supported the effort on February 22 at LaSalle High School. We appreciate having the boys and girls basketball teams from Mackinaw City and St. Ignace participate in the event. We were able to raise close to $37,000 from donations, sponsorships, auctions and a 50/50 raffle. Proceeds help support our No Cancer Patient Left Behind program and the Oncology Department at Mackinac Straits Health System.
*Donations for Hooping are still being accepted. Click on the Donate button at the top of the page, or call (906) 328-0006.
MSHS – MMH Affiliation Announcement
Oct. 5, 2021
St. Ignace, Mich. – Mackinac Straits Health System (MSHS) and MidMichigan Health jointly announced a formal affiliation between the two organizations that will address technology (IT) and Electronic Medical Records (EMR) needs.
Karen Cheeseman, MSHS president and chief executive officer says the organization has identified a critical need for IT infrastructure and an EMR system to better serve patients. “This opportunity to align with MidMichigan and implement the EPIC software system will assist us in meeting our critical needs. We recognize that while we have many strengths, operating successful health systems in today’s environment requires more than we have available to us as a stand-alone health care organization. This affiliation will position us well for the future.”
Steve Autore, MSHS board chairman, says the organization has explored other affiliations in the past. He believes there is strong synergy, shared values and compelling reasons why both organizations should work together. “I feel we are very closely aligned with MidMichigan. For two organizations to work collaboratively requires an alignment with mission, vision and values. They believe in our mission of providing local access and quality healthcare to the families and communities we serve,” said Autore.
MidMichigan Health, headquartered in Midland, Michigan, is a six-hospital health system with Medical Centers located in Alpena, Clare, Gladwin, Gratiot, Midland, Mt. Pleasant and West Branch. MidMichigan Health provides a full continuum of care across a wide array of settings, including urgent care centers, home health, virtual care, as well as medical offices in more than 30 specialties and subspecialties including cardiology, hematology/oncology, orthopedics, vascular surgery, family medicine and more. MidMichigan is affiliated with Michigan Medicine, the academic medical center of University of Michigan.
According to Diane Postler-Slattery, Ph.D., FACHE, president and CEO of MidMichigan Health, “We too would benefit from an affiliation with MSHS. For organizations like ours to continue to be successful we must address size, scale and geographic footprint. We admire Mackinac Straits’ passion for excellence, their standards for service and their integrity. We both want a win-win out of this agreement.”
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-chair infusion Oncology Clinic, retail pharmacy (Straits Area Pharmacy), and 48-bed long-term care facility (Evergreen Living Center). The System also includes the Mackinac Straits Health Foundation, Bois Blanc Island Medical Center, Mackinaw City Medical Clinic, Mackinaw City Specialty Clinic, Mackinac Island Medical Center, and the Rivertown Medical Clinic in Cheboygan.
About MidMichigan Health
MidMichigan Health, a non-profit health system headquartered in Midland, Michigan, is a leader in providing award-winning, high-quality care to the 23-county region it serves. With Medical Centers in Alpena, Clare, Gladwin, Gratiot, Midland, Mt. Pleasant and West Branch, MidMichigan Health provides a full continuum of care across a wide array of settings, including urgent care centers, home health, virtual care, as well as medical offices in more than 30 specialties and subspecialties including cardiology, hematology/oncology, orthopedics, vascular surgery, family medicine and more. MidMichigan Health demonstrates its commitment to the future of medicine by partnering with leading institutions to offer medical education programs that train medical students, physicians, nurse practitioner and physician assistant students, nursing students and other clinical experts for our region. Its nearly 8,700 employees, volunteers and health care providers work together to create healthy communities through solutions designed to meet the ever-changing needs of the 940,000 residents in the health system’s service area. In fiscal year 2019, MidMichigan Health provided more than $90 million in community benefits, as well as supported its patients and families with new equipment, services and programs with funds raised by The MidMichigan Health Foundation.
CAPTION: Mackinac Straits Health System (MSHS) and MidMichigan Health jointly announced a formal affiliation between the two organizations that will addressing technology (IT) and Electronic Medical Records (EMR) needs. Pictured during Monday’s signing are (left to right): Diane Postler-Slattery, Ph.D., FACHE, president and CEO, MidMichigan Health, and Karen Cheeseman, president and CEO, MSHS.
Jewel at Mackinac Golf Outing
Thank you to all those who supported the 2021 Golf Outing on Mackinac Island. The 19th Jewel at Mackinac was a huge success! Proceeds help the Mackinac Straits Health Foundation support the Mackinac Straits Health System, including the Mackinac Island Medical Center.
*The 20th Jewel at Mackinac is set for August 25, 2022.