Manistee Hospital Emergency Department Renovation Project

At Munson Healthcare Manistee Hospital, we are dedicated to providing superior quality to our patients. We are 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 about 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

  • Improve our existing space for better patient rooms and clinical workflow areas
  • Create more privacy for patients and their families
  • Improve safety and access into the Manistee Hospital Emergency Department

What We Have Now

  • One trauma room
  • Crowded clinical work areas
  • Curtains between patient rooms
  • Disconnected waiting room
  • Space does not accommodate efficient workflow
  • Several unsecured Emergency Department entrances and exits

The Plan

  • Private exam rooms for all 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

The total estimated project cost is $2 million, which will provide:

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

Why We Need Your Help

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

As a non-profit health care system, Munson Healthcare makes decisions based on patient needs. We pay for renovations and enhancements through:

1) operations/savings, 2) debt, and 3) philanthropy.


How we plan to pay for this $2 million project:

To keep health care strong in our community, it requires charitable support. A project of this magnitude would not be possible without support from the community.

  • Operations/savings: $1 million
  • Philanthropy: $1 million

If you would like more information, please contact Courtney Mulder, Charitable Giving Officer, at 231-213-1159 or

Donate Today

We invite you to be a part of something amazing!

  • Thanks to an anonymous donor each dollar raised will be matched up to $300,000 through December 31, 2019. 
  • 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 Des Worthington for more information regarding donor matching, recognition, and pledges at 231-213-1164 or