About Otsego Memorial Hospital


About Otsego Memorial Hospital 

Otsego Memorial Hospital is consistently rated among the very best hospitals in the nation for quality and safety based on multiple, specific quality measures. Safety, comfort, and a swift return to good health is our goal for you and for every patient we serve.

At Otsego Memorial Hospital, you will find a perfect blend of kind, attentive care and advanced technology and services, such as the daVinci® robotic surgical system for non-invasive surgery.

Otsego Memorial Hospital was founded in 1951 and has grown steadily through the years, keeping pace with medical advances and the growth in our region. A recent $14.8 million expansion and renovation project benefits our patients and community through enhanced emergency and surgical services. These improvements allow us to serve our patients even better, with more efficiency, privacy, and comfort.

Located 60 miles northeast of Traverse City, Otsego Memorial Hospital is one of nine community hospitals in the Munson Healthcare system, northern Michigan’s leading and largest health care provider. Our 46-bed hospital offers a wide range of services, including diagnostic, emergency, surgical, heart, cancer, maternity, physical therapy, and more.

Otsego Memorial Hospital also is home to northern Michigan’s largest multi-specialty medical group with more than 70 doctors and advanced practice professionals who provide primary and specialty care. With support from more than 800 dedicated employees, Otsego Memorial Hospital serves residents and visitors throughout a region that includes Atlanta, Cheboygan, Elmira, Frederic, Gaylord, Indian River, Johannesburg, Lewiston, Waters, Wolverine, Vanderbilt and other nearby communities.

We are here to provide you with excellent care, close to your home. You will be treated with the friendliness and heartfelt, personal assistance that are hallmarks of the Gaylord region.

Intensive Care

Five large private rooms in our Intensive Care Unit (ICU) are set up to provide highly specialized care for critically ill or injured patients. These rooms have an abundance of natural light and space for family members.

Surgical Services and Medical-Surgical Unit

New and renovated surgical space allows us to offer the latest in surgical technology, including a robotic surgical system for the advanced, minimally invasive surgeries. Our expert surgical services team includes general surgery and orthopedic surgery specialists who are experienced in minimally invasive techniques that can result in shorter hospital stays and faster recoveries.

Our 29-bed Medical-Surgical Unit provides patients with skilled and attentive pre- and post-surgical care, as well as general medical nursing care.

Birthing Center

Helping you welcome your precious new baby into the world is a special joy and privilege for our staff. We assist you each step of the way in our family-focused Birthing Center. The Birthing Center ensures comfort, privacy, and safety, for you and your baby, including a Level 1 nursery focused on infant safety. We love babies and we look forward to meeting yours. 

Close to Home Cancer Care

The Cancer and Infusion Center is located near the hospital and provides skilled cancer and infusion treatment in a comfortable setting. From diagnostic services to treatment therapies, you can receive close-to-home care, including on site lab, pharmacy, and support services for each step of your cancer journey. Many services are provided locally in Gaylord; radiation therapies are delivered in Traverse City at the Cowell Family Cancer Center.

Heart Care in Gaylord

You can receive most of your preventive, diagnostic, and follow-up heart care in Gaylord. Cardiologists from Munson Healthcare’s award-winning heart team travel to Gaylord every week to see patients in their office on the Otsego Memorial Hospital campus.

Emergency Care

Our newly expanded 19-bed Emergency Department is always open to provide life-saving care for heart attack, stroke, and other serious illnesses, as well as traumatic injuries. Two new trauma rooms provide the latest in emergency technology. Board-certified medical staff and specially-trained nursing staff are standing by to provide calm and complete care during any medical emergency.

Advanced Diagnostics

The first step in your care is an accurate, timely diagnosis. We are fortunate and proud to offer advanced diagnostic services to our community, including MRI, CT, ultrasound, digital mammography, nuclear medicine, and PET-CT imaging.

What Patients Say About Us

“I was taken to the hospital in the early morning and had an emergency surgery, spent some time post-op, and was released. Dr. Shurlow and the post-op staff were wonderful, kind, patient, and caring. I could not have received better care. My deepest thanks to all of them.”

“I was admitted to your hospital due to sepsis. The compassion from the second-floor nurses was first class and then some. Dr. Wisniewski and all of them were inspiring. As a manager of a company in Gaylord, I can appreciate employees who are that dedicated. They all seem to love working together and, given the shape I was in, it made my stay so much better. They all deserve a huge pat on the back. You run a first class/best in class hospital in my opinion and I am grateful to know you are there serving this community. Big thank you.”


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