Dickinson County Healthcare System
Dickinson County Healthcare System has served the central Upper Peninsula of Michigan and adjoining counties of Northeastern Wisconsin since 1951. Construction of a new replacement hospital and continued expansion of services has enabled the healthcare system to experience tremendous growth over the years. We provide inpatient, outpatient, diagnostic and specialty programs and services as well as a network of primary and specialty care clinics to meet the healthcare needs of the area. Strategic planning for the future includes continued physician recruitment and alliances with other hospitals as needed to bring additional services to the area.
Dickinson County Healthcare System is committed to:
- The acquisition of current medical technology so staff and physicians have the necessary “tools in the toolbox” to care for patients;
- The provision of high quality patient care as evidenced by the many nationally accredited programs and services and The Joint Commission’s citation as a TopPerformingHospital;
- The employment of the best people – people who are both clinically proficient and personally passionate about their profession and have a desire to positively impact the lives of their patients;
- The development of a medical staff of primary and specialty care physicians Board Certified in their respective specialties, who are willing to work together for the betterment of the healthcare system, and who keep their patients as their primary focus.
Our slogan Quality & Compassion … Improving Lives reflects our belief in the need for clinical excellence delivered through a very personal connection with our patients so they can attain their full potential. Human connection is what distinguishes life in a small community …. and is also what defines the patient experience throughout Dickinson County Healthcare System.
About Our Community
Dickinson County is located on the border of Michigan’s Upper Peninsula and northern Wisconsin amid pristine national forests and is an easy drive to three of the five Great Lakes. Its location provides four seasons of recreation - from snowmobiling and skiing to cycling and fishing some of the best trout streams in the state. It is possible to attain “life balance” up north – work is typically an easy 20 minutes away from the ski hill or the hiking path. We are rural, but not remote – a 90-minute drive to Green Bay puts you in the stadium at Lambeau Field, and a five hour drive gets you to Chicago’s more urban lifestyle or the Minneapolis / St. Paul metro area.
Dickinson County is very family oriented, friendly and safe with a low crime rate. Education is a high priority with many school systems from which to choose – both public and private. Secondary Education is also locally accessible at BayWestCollege in IronMountain and NorthernMichiganUniversity in Marquette - 85 miles north to the shores of Lake Superior. We work closely with both colleges, providing a site for clinical rotations for many of their healthcare related programs.
Our hospital website, will give you some good information about who we are as a medical community- http://www.dchs.org/ . You can also see our community at http://www.dickinsonchamber.com/ or http://www.exploringthenorth.com/ . I look forward to hearing from you.