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War Memorial Hospital

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War Memorial Hospital is located in Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan. This Upper Peninsula community is the 3rd oldest city in the United States. With a population of 17,500, Sault Ste. Marie is an area that continues to grow and thrive. Located just across the International Bridge is Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario with a population of 85,000. The twin Saults offer extensive opportunities for shopping, cultural events and tremendous recreational activities. The world famous Soo Locks are a huge summer attraction and bring thousands of tourists to the Sault every summer. Housing is very affordable in the Sault. Whether you are looking for something big, small, out of town, in the city or on the water, you will find something that fits your needs.

Sault Ste. Marie is also home to Lake Superior State University, a public institution with an enrollment of 3,000 students. The public school system is very strong and Washington Elementary was the first school in the Upper Peninsula to be awarded “Blue Ribbon Exemplary School” status. Access to both public and parochial elementary schools is available. Extracurricular activities are extensive and can meet the needs of the majority of kids.

War Memorial is a 55 bed, non-profit hospital that employs more than 800 individuals and has experienced tremendous growth over the past eight years. WMH serves the eastern Upper Peninsula and surrounding area…a patient base of 55,000. A new behavioral health center opened in October of 2007. An addition to the radiology area was completed in October of 2008 with a fixed base MRI unit and a 64 slice CT scanner. Digital mammography is another wonderful feature of our radiology department. A 30,000 square foot therapy facility opened in May of 2008, with a rehab pool, track and state-of-the-art equipment. Construction on a new medical office building was completed in September of 2010. Construction of an overhead walkway which will connect the parkings structure, new medical office building and the hospital is scheduled to begin in August of 2011. The walkway will be tied in with a new registration, admitting and main entrace. An addition to the emergency department will begin in the spring of 2012 along with renovation of the existing department. This construction will more than double the size of the emergency department. WMH offers services in OB/GYN, med/surg, ICU, cardiology, long term care, walk-in clinic, oncology/infusion, dialysis, ER, pharmacy, rehab, lab and radiology. A focus on quality measures and patient satisfaction is always at the forefront of WMH’s mission.

Sault Ste. Marie is much closer than you think! Drive time to the major cities include:

Detroit - 4.5 hrs, Grand Rapids - 4.5 hrs, Traverse City - 3 hrs, Green Bay - 4.5 hrs

Sault Ste. Marie and the Upper Peninsula offer tremendous recreational opportunities year round. You won’t find a better location in the summer and fall, whether you are interested in golf, fishing, camping, hiking, biking, time at the beaches or water sports. The Sault is within 45 minutes of Lake Michigan and Lake Huron and just 10 minutes from Lake Superior. Winter brings even more opportunities with both downhill and cross-country skiing, snow-shoeing, snowmobiling and sledding/tubing. Whatever your interest, if you like to be outdoors, you will be satisfied.

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