MRH’s Resident Chef Earns Credentials

Marlette Regional Hospital would like to recognize the achievement of its resident Chef, Bryan Gawlas, for receiving his Certified Dietary Manager (CDM) and Certified Food Protection Professional...

McKenzie Health System Offers Electronic Payment Option

We are happy to announce that we have added electronic payment services to our website, www.mckenziehealth.org . This provides our patients with self-service access to view and pay their outstanding...

Winner of the free gift for scheduling a Mammogram in October at the Harbor Beach Community Hospital

Harbor Beach Community Hospital had a contest in the month of October for National Breast Cancer Awareness Month. The lucky winner was Cindy Sopczynski of Harbor Beach who won a tote filled with lots...

Brown City Business Supports United Hospice Service

A relatively new business to the Brown City community and Thumb Area, Polk Salad Annie’s, recently made their third donation to United Hospice Service of Marlette Regional Hospital. Polk Salad...

Covenant HealthCare Honors Those Who Served

For Employees and Volunteers: Veterans Day Flag Raising, November 10 In honor of Veterans Day, Covenant will recognize employees and volunteers who not only work to care for our patients, but also...

HCECM Meeting Calendar

HCECM provides its meeting calendar through June of 2018. For more information, click here

Family Practices in Marlette & Brown City Support Local Athletes

At the recent Pink Out for Cancer Clash football game, representatives from Marlette Regional Hospital’s family healthcare offices in Brown City and Marlette presented donations to Marlette and...

30th Annual McKenzie Health System Event Raises over $20,000

Autumn Benefit supports McKenzie Development Fund Enabling McKenzie Health System to further support rural healthcare, the 30 th Annual McKenzie Health System Autumn Benefit raised over $20,000. The...

McKenzie Health System Celebrates Local Community on National Rural Health Day 2017

Recognizing the power of its local roots and community members, McKenzie Health System is proud to join the National Organization of States Offices of Rural Health in celebration and recognition on...

Adult Grief Support Groups Offered in Marlette & Brown City

For widows, widowers, or singles that have lost a loved one through death within the last 24 months, an 8-part grief support group is available in Marlette and Brown City. Facilitated by United...

McKenzie Health System Receives Sweet Donation

Sweet Impressions Salon owner, Melissa Brown, and Alexandra Koehler, raised over $250 through the sale of pink hair extensions to her customers during the month of October (National Breast Cancer...

McKenzie Health System Takes Wellness on the Road with Community Q&A on Dec. 1

McKenzie Health System’s first-ever Wellness Road Show is bringing health and wellness to the local community on December 1 from 1 to 3 p.m. at Countryside Free Methodist Church. The forum is...

Caregiving is an Around the Clock Responsibility

November is National Family Caregivers Month! This month, VA takes time to honor and thank the family caregivers who provide vital support and care to our Veterans. There are an estimated 5.5 million...

Learn about Tai Chi, Water Aerobics and Fitness for Life at the November Healthy Lifestyle

“We hope people will join us on Monday, November 27, at 5:30 p.m., in the Dining Room of McKenzie Health System, 120 Delaware St., for the last Healthy Lifestyle Workshop of 2017!”...

McLaren Bay Look Good Feel Better

Look Good … Feel Better is a non-medical, brand-neutral public service program that teaches beauty techniques to cancer patients to help them manage the appearance-related side effects of...

Healthcare Provider BLS Classes

November 21 - 2:00 pm to 6:00 pm Register at 810-648-6127 $45 per class, FREE for McKenzie employees Additional classes and times available by calling 810-648-3092.

MHS Healthy Lifestyle Workshop

November 27 - 5:30 pm Location: McKenzie Health System Dining Room, 120 Delaware Street, Sandusky "Tai Chi, Water Aerobics & Fitness for Life " Guest Speaker: Sandra Martin, RN, Wendy McBride...

MHS Wellness Road Show

McKenzie Health System’s first-ever Wellness Road Show is bringing health and wellness to the local community on December 1 from 1 to 3 p.m. at Countryside Free Methodist Church. The forum is...

MRH Tree of Shining Love Ceremony

SAVE THE DATE: 2017 Tree of Shining Love Ceremony ~ Sunday, December 3 rd , 2017 at 1 p.m. ~ Seton Lobby at MRH.

McLaren Amputee Support Group (Copy)

For individuals with an amputation and their families and friends. The Amputee Support Group was formed to provide support and information for individuals with an amputation. Family members are...

McKenzie Health System

President and CEO:
Steve Barnett, DHA, CRNA

HCECM Board: Vice Chair


Location: 120 Delaware Street, Sandusky, Michigan 48471

County: Sanilac

Facility Description: 25 Inpatient Acute Care Beds

Type: Critical Access Hospital

Community Impact: Employs 219. Served 25,573 outpatient visits and 390 inpatient admissions during the fiscal year ending Sept. 30, 2013.

Sketch: The McKenzie Health System includes the main hospital campus and numerous offices in Sandusky, and additional clinics is Croswell, Marlette and Port Sanilac. In 2013, Marlette Regional Hospital finalized an affiliation agreement with McKenzie Health System which started as a general partnership to share equipment and materials in 2010. McKenzie has a long history in the community--beginning in 1959 when a local banker and merchant bequeathed over $200,000 to be used to establish a hospital which helped the first one to open in 1967. According to records, 2,560 people attended the opening ceremony (the town only had a population of 2,500). The hospital has continued to grow and expand throughout the years.

Telephone Number: (810) 648-3770

Website: www.mckenziehealth.org

Recent Accomplishments:

- McKenzie Health System has been selected for the “Innovation in Value Based Health Care Model” award by the National Rural Health Resource Center for its progressive work in transitioning from volume to value. The award will be presented at the Critical Access Hospital conference. McKenzie Health System will be spotlighted in the Rural Route in November and the MI Rural Health Quarterly.

- McKenzie Health System’s Oxy Free ED Policy success story was highlighted at the Michigan Health & Hospital Association Keystone Center Safe Care Workshop in September 2014.

- The hospital’s primary care providers (Dr. English, Dr. Gormley and Dr. Merkler) have succeeded in achieving Patient Center Medical Home (PCMH) certification by Blue Cross Blue Shield for the second year in a row.

- McKenzie Health System is a founding member of a unique Accountable Care Organization (ACO) called the National Rural Accountable Care Organization (NRACO).

- The National Organization of State Offices of Rural Health (NOSORH) and iVantage Health Analytics recently honored McKenzie Health System for “Excellence in Outcomes” and “Excellence in Efficiency.”

- McKenzie Health System recently received MPRO’s 2014 Governor’s Award of Excellence for outstanding achievement in implementing a replicable and sustainable healthcare associated infections prevention program with demonstrated improvement in the critical access hospital setting. MPRO is Michigan’s Health Care Quality Improvement Organization.

- In 2013, McKenzie Health System and Marlette Regional Hospital entered into a unique formal agreement to form a partnership to share equipment and materials to better serve the region.


315 Mulholland Street
Bay City, Michigan 48708
Office: (989) 891-8810
Fax: (989) 891-8161


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