A Superb Network
Outstanding health care ranks with good schools and safe streets as key elements of a community’s quality of life, and St. Clair County residents have access to a superb network of care. With 350 hospital beds and a full spectrum of medical and surgical services, Port Huron has emerged as a regional medical center for the entire Thumb of Michigan.
Port Huron Hospital, founded in 1882, is joining McLaren Health Care and will soon be renamed McLaren Port Huron. The hospital is consistently recognized for various quality and safety designations, including its most recent accreditation as an Advanced Primary Stroke Center by The Joint Commission. Its main campus features a 186-bed medical complex, and it also operates community health centers in Lexington, Capac, Marysville and Yale.
St. Joseph Mercy Port Huron, ranked as one of Michigan’s best hospitals by Consumer Reports magazine, is a 164-bed acute-care hospital. Its partnerships include Lakeshore Surgery Center and Mercy Family Care.
St. Clair County is fortunate to have approximately 275 physicians living and practicing in our communities. These physicians provide a range of care from family medicine and pediatrics to back, neck and cardiac surgery. A local multi-specialty physician group provides walk-in urgent-care facilities in Fort Gratiot, Ira Township, Marysville and Port Huron.
Communities in southern St. Clair County are served by St. John River District, a 68-bed acute-care hospital in East China, just south of the city of St. Clair. It is fully owned and operated by the St. John Providence Health System of metro Detroit.
The three hospitals cooperate as sponsors of Tri-Hospital EMS, which provides emergency medical response across St. Clair County.