MidMichigan Health

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MidMichigan Health
Area served
Central and Northern Michigan
Key people
Diane Postler-Slattery, President/CEO [2]
Eric Blackhurst, Chairman Board of Directors (2012) [3]
Revenue$1.1 billion USD (2012)[4]
$29.9 million USD (2012)[5]
Number of employees
5,050 (2012)[6]

MidMichigan Health is a non-profit health system, headquartered in Midland, Michigan, affiliated with Michigan Medicine, the health care division of the University of Michigan. MidMichigan Health covers a 23-county region with medical centers in Midland, Alpena, Alma, Clare, Gladwin, Mt. Pleasant and West Branch. In addition to its Medical Centers, MidMichigan Health also offers both home health care and physician services, and has a strong commitment to medical education. MidMichigan Physicians Group provides urgent care and medical offices in more than 30 specialties and subspecialties including cardiology, hematology/oncology, orthopedics, vascular surgery, family medicine and more. The MidMichigan Health Foundation supports patients and families served by MidMichigan Health by raising funds for equipment, services and programs. Currently, MidMichigan has more than 7,800 employees, volunteers and physicians and provided $90 million in community benefits in fiscal year 2017.

Community Benefit[edit]

During fiscal year 2017, MidMichigan provided $90 million in community benefits.


  • Diane Postler-Slattery replaced Richard Reynolds as president and CEO in early 2013.[7] She was formerly president and COO of Aspirus Wausau Hospital in Wisconsin.


MidMichigan Health was formed by the affiliation of hospitals in Midland and Clare, Michigan in 1984. The hospital in Gladwin, Michigan became an affiliate the following year. The hospital in Alma, Michigan became a wholly owned subsidiary in 2004. The system's early history is documented in the book A Journey of Caring by Dorthy Langdon Yates.

In August 2012, MidMichigan Health announced it was in negotiations to affiliate with the University of Michigan Health System.[8] The partnership was finalized in June, 2013. The University of Michigan Health System acquired a minority ownership stake in MidMichigan Health and two seats on the 17-member Board of Directors.[9] The affiliation better positions both organizations for health care reform.

MidMichigan Health provides consulting services to Mackinac Straits Health System although plans for acquisition of the critical access hospital in St. Ignace fell through in mid-2014.[10] In early 2015, The system announced that it was divesting itself of its two nursing homes, MidMichigan Stratford Village and MidMichigan Gladwin Pines,[11] a transaction that was completed the following year.[12] During the same timeframe MidMichigan acquired Alpena Regional Medical Center and changed its name to MidMichigan Medical Center - Alpena.[13]

Medical Centers[edit]

Hospital Location Bed count Emergency Department Founded Notes Website
MidMichigan Medical Center-Alpena Alpena, Michigan 139 Yes 1940 [1]
MidMichigan Medical Center-Clare Clare, Michigan 49 Yes 1936 [2]
MidMichigan Medical Center-Gladwin Gladwin, Michigan 25 Yes 1953 Critical access hospital [3]
MidMichigan Medical Center-Gratiot Alma, Michigan 96 Yes 1955 [4]
MidMichigan Medical Center-Midland Midland, Michigan 324 Yes 1944 Flagship hospital [5]
MidMichigan Medical Center-Mt. Pleasant Mt. Pleasant, Michigan 0 Yes ER, outpatient surgery center, outpatient services [6]
MidMichigan Medical Center-West Branch West Branch, Michigan 88 Yes [7]


  1. ^ "Our History".
  2. ^ "MidMichigan Health names next president, CEO". Retrieved 2012-11-23.
  3. ^ "Annual Report" (PDF). MidMichigan Health. Retrieved August 24, 2013.
  4. ^ "Facts & Figures". MidMichigan Health. Retrieved August 24, 2013.
  5. ^ "Annual Report" (PDF). MidMichigan Health. Retrieved August 24, 2013.
  6. ^ "Facts & Figures". MidMichigan Health. Retrieved August 24, 2013.
  7. ^ "MidMichigan Health names next president, CEO". Retrieved 2012-11-23.
  8. ^ "U-M health system plans to have stake in Midland-based organization". Retrieved 2012-11-23.
  9. ^ "University of Michigan Health System cements affiliation to extend block 'M' brand". Retrieved 2013-08-03.
  10. ^ "Hospital Partner Search Goes On". Retrieved 2014-12-27.
  11. ^ "MidMichigan Health to sell Stratford, Gladwin Pines". Retrieved 2016-05-16.
  12. ^ "MidMichigan Health staff can reapply for jobs when 2 nursing homes sold". Retrieved 2016-05-16.
  13. ^ "Alpena Medical Center is now MidMichigan Medical Center- Alpena". Retrieved 2016-05-16.

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