Manistee Hospital Emergency Department Renovation Project

By nature, medical emergencies are unexpected, and often life-threatening injuries or illnesses. Not being able to breathe or experiencing a heart attack can be terrifying. Regardless, when you or a loved one experience a medical emergency only one thing matters—getting medical help fast.

At Munson Healthcare Manistee Hospital, we are dedicated to providing superior quality to our patients and focused on delivering the right care, at the right time, in the right place. To provide our patients with the healing environment they need in an emergency situation, a renovation plan is underway.

Our emergency department is open 24 hours every day and provides care for roughly 15,000 patients each year – nearly double the patient volume since the department’s last renovation in 1991. Our health care team includes emergency medicine specialists and specialty trained teams of physician assistants, nurses, and technicians.

The Vision

  • Enhance our existing space to include larger patient rooms and more efficient clinical workflow areas
  • Create more privacy for patients and their families in an updated, calming space
  • Improve safety, security and access into the Manistee Hospital Emergency Department

What We Have Now

  • One trauma room
  • Crowded clinical work areas that do not accommodate efficient workflow
  • Curtains between patient rooms
  • Disconnected waiting room
  • Unsecured entrances and exits





The Plan

  • Larger, more private exam rooms for patients
  • Reconfigured clinical workspace to improve patient flow
  • Redesigned Emergency Department with fewer entrances and exits
  • Additional leading-edge diagnostic and monitoring equipment
  • Additional storage space for supplies and equipment

Benefits to Patients

  • Increased privacy
  • Comfortable, healing environment
  • Access to leading diagnostic equipment
  • Enhanced patient experience from start to finish

Why We Need Your Help

Most of us never realize just how important our Emergency Department is until we need its services.

Your generous support will help improve the Manistee Hospital Emergency Department, a space where expert and compassionate providers treat life-threatening illnesses and injuries every day.


How we plan to pay for this $2.5 million project:

Munson Healthcare is investing $1.5 million toward this $2.5 million project to support the Manistee Hospital Emergency Department. We are now just $200,000 away from our philanthropic goal! Creating a place where life-threatening illnesses and injuries are cared for by expert and compassionate providers would not be possible without you.

We need your help to raise the remaining $200,000 for the renovation. Your gift, no matter the size, puts us closer to our goal and truly makes a difference.

If you would like more information, please contact Courtney Mulder, Charitable Giving Officer, at 231-213-1156 or

Donate Today

We invite you to be a part of something amazing! 

  • Gifts of $10,000 or more will be permanently recognized at Munson Healthcare Manistee Hospital. 
  • Additionally, the Foundations is accepting up to 3-year pledges for the Manistee Emergency Department renovation. 

Contact Courtney Mulder for more information regarding donor matching, recognition, and pledges at 231-213-1156 or