Charlevoix Hospital

Munson Healthcare Charlevoix Hospital is a 25-bed facility that has served Charlevoix County and the surrounding area for nearly 100 years. As part of the nine-hospital Munson Healthcare system, it provides convenient, close-to-home inpatient and outpatient services. The hospital is consistently recognized for exceptionally high patient, physician, and staff satisfaction and was recently named one of the Top 100 critical access hospitals in the nation.

Outpatient Rehabilitation

Charlevoix Hospital is renovating and enlarging its Outpatient Rehabilitation unit. The new, enlarged design will provide more patient privacy and adequate room for staff to complete their work, as well as address supply and storage needs.

Cardiac Rehab patients will have a designated, private space to provide personal health information and prepare for exercise monitoring. More space in the exercise facility will allow better access for patients using wheelchairs and walkers, greatly improving patient safety.

A larger Occupational Therapy treatment room will double the number of patients that can be treated at one time. A new multi-purpose room will include kitchen space and will be used by all therapy groups, especially those in the hospital’s swing bed program, and for heart-healthy food and cooking demonstrations.

Estimated total cost is $400,000.

Innovation

The Innovation Fund at Charlevoix Hospital is used to fund new equipment, such as:

  • Two new blood analyzers in our laboratory, which are critical to lab function. These cutting-edge analyzers will be more accurate and will dramatically shorten the wait time for results. Cost: $60,000 each
  • A state-of-the-art orthopedic Hana® table allows a less invasive approach to total hip replacement surgery, resulting in faster healing and recovery.  Cost: $80,000
  • A cardiovascular ultrasound machine with enhanced diagnostic capabilities provides improved results. Cost: $120,000
  • Saebo rehabilitation therapy assists patients suffering from a neurological condition, such as a stroke, spinal cord injury, multiple sclerosis or muscular dystrophy. These therapy devices improve patient mobility and functional use of arms and legs, allowing patients to regain independence and the self-sufficiency for personal tasks and activities. Cost: $25,000

Patient Needs

The Patient Needs Fund provides financial assistance for the urgent needs of patients during a health-related crisis. Medical social workers and case management staff identify and approve financial assistance through this fund, based on patient needs. Immediate assistance is often provided until other resources can be arranged in partnership with other human services agencies.

Help provided through the Patient Needs Fund includes:

  • Gas cards, which allow patients to travel to and from home for medical appointments.
  • Assistance with groceries, medications, rent/mortgage payments, utilities 

Learn More

For more information, contact Chelsea Platte, Leadership Giving Officer Charlevoix, at 231-547-8502 or CPlatte@mhc.net.

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Charlevoix Hospital Foundation
14700 Lake Shore Dr.
Charlevoix, MI  49720

231-574-8502

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