About Paul Oliver Memorial Hospital

From its quiet hilltop overlooking Lake Michigan, Paul Oliver Memorial Hospital (POMH) commands impressive views of the historic Frankfort Light and the imposing Elberta and Arcadia Bluffs. What’s inside this community hospital is even more impressive. You’ll find a broad range of sophisticated quality diagnostic, emergency, and specialty care services.

Long after your visit, you will remember the warm, personal, and professional way you were treated – like a favorite member of the family. Whether you are fortunate enough to live here or are just visiting this four-season vacationland, it is likely you will find the care you need at Paul Oliver.

Located in Frankfort, Mich., about 40 miles south of Traverse City, POMH is one of nine hospitals in the Munson Healthcare system, the largest and leading health care provider in northern Michigan.

Paul Oliver nurses, doctors, certified therapists, and skilled technicians are standing by to help you, whether you need an infusion, a mammogram, or a hearing test, are trying to manage your diabetes or congestive heart failure, or need physical therapy or rehabilitation after an injury. Specialty outpatient surgeries and procedures also are performed at Paul Oliver.

Emergency, laboratory, radiology, dialysis, and skilled rehabilitation and long-term care services at POMH are networked with Munson Medical Center, the regional referral center in Traverse City, to ensure accurate, prompt, and convenient diagnosis and treatment.

High Patient Satisfaction, Award-Winning Care

  • The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services have awarded Paul Oliver Living and Rehabilitation Center Five Stars for Overall Quality.
  • Paul Oliver Memorial Hospital was recognized for performance excellence by the National Organization of State Offices of Rural Health and iVantage Health Analytics. Hospital performance was compared to all acute care hospitals in the nation in quality, outcomes, patient satisfaction and financial strength. Paul Oliver was recognized with 17 other rural Michigan hospitals for excellence in quality and with seven other rural hospitals for excellence in financial strength.

  • The Elizabeth C. Hosick Dialysis Center at Paul Oliver is among the Munson Healthcare dialysis centers to receive 5 Diamond Status by the End Stage Renal Disease Network 11.

Visiting Specialists Come to You

Munson Healthcare specialists enjoy their weekly trips to Paul Oliver to meet with area patients. Screening, diagnostic, and follow-up visits can be scheduled at POMH with doctors in these specialties:  

Advanced Technology

POMH has advanced technology not often found in hospitals of its size, including an 80-slice CT scanner and digital mammography. A mobile MRI unit also is on site weekly.

A Quality Critical Access Hospital

POMH was the first hospital in Michigan to attain Critical Access Hospital status. As such, it provides 24/7 emergency care services and other essential health care services to its rural region. POMH serves all communities in the Benzie County area, including Arcadia, Benzonia, Beulah, Elberta, Honor, Lake Ann, and Thompsonville.

Safe, Inviting Long-term or Rehab Care

It’s lovely here in Frankfort. Our quiet, lakeside location provides a peaceful place for those who need long-term care, assisted living, respite care, and those looking for rest, rehabilitation, and recovery following surgery. Because our care is hospital-based, our 39-bed Paul Oliver Living and Rehabilitation Center ensures physicians and emergency medical care are available 24 hours a day. Paul Oliver has been awarded Five Stars for Overall Quality by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services.

What Patients Say About Us

  • A Great Little Hospital: “Had Paul Oliver not been there, I don’t think my wife would have made it. We got there and I knew she was safe. I knew then and there that she was in good hands. They were not going to let anything happen to her. Those people were very competent. This is really a great little hospital.”

  • The Biggest Heart: “The best little hospital this side of the Atlantic. They may be small in size but they have the biggest heart. The care was truly caring.”

Our Mission

Munson Healthcare Paul Oliver Memorial Hospital and its partners work together to provide superior quality care and promote community health. 

Our Vision

We will support Munson Healthcare in being northern Michigan's indispensable system of health care by driving collaboration and coordination that results in care that is of the highest quality, easy to use, price competitive, and close to home for the Benzie region.