The Manistee County Medical Care Facility (MCMCF) is a county-owned not-for-profit skilled nursing facility located on US-31 on the north side of Manistee, Michigan next door to the Munson Healthcare Manistee Hospital. The facility has 96 licensed beds and provides complete skilled nursing care, including comprehensive short-term rehabilitation services. Established in 1868 as the County Farm and Hospital, it has evolved into the MCMCF. The building was constructed in 1959. The first residents were moved across the street from the old building the last week of 1961 between Christmas and the New Year. The facility was expanded in 2003 when additional resident rooms in the Dena wing were added. That project was finished in 2004
We are currently working on an addition/renovation project with groundbreaking expected in the fall of 2022. We will add a dementia unit and a rehab unit that will temporarily house our current residents while we undertake a major remodel of our current building. When the project has been completed, we will have 66 private and 15 semi private rooms.
Operations & Oversight
Joe Coleman is the Administrator and Mellissa Hilliard-Johnson, R.N. is the Director of Nursing. Oversight is provided by the three-member Manistee County Department of Health and Human Services Board. Two of its members are appointed by the Manistee County Commissioners and one by the Governor of the State of Michigan. They are assisted by the Director of Health and Human Services for the Counties of Manistee and Benzie.
MCMCF has a staff of approximately 83, including nurses, certified nursing assistants, physical therapists, occupational therapists, speech therapists, social workers, activities, housekeeping, laundry staff, plant maintenance and dietary as well as volunteers from throughout the community. The Medical Director is Dr. Ryan Sullivan who is affiliated with the Crystal Lake Clinic in Manistee.
The MCMCF staff is dedicated to providing the best possible care to the residents. They are constantly undergoing training and listen to the residents and families to determine how they can improve their services.
The tunnel connects us to the hospital next door, In the past, it was used to provide heat from our boilers and to transport laundry back and forth to and from the hospital as well as to transport residents/patients between the two facilities. Is is currently only used to transport our residents for services provided at the hospital or to bring their patients here to be admitted. Between 2010 and 2014, under the leadership of Dorothy Batzer, local art students from every high school in Manistee County volunteered their time and talent to paint murals in the tunnel to brighten it up and give people something nice to look at while they travel between the two buildings. Our residents continue to enjoy the artwork on their travels between the Medical Care and the hospital next door. Click on the "M" in Murals to see a .pdf file with pictures of the murals.
What to bring to MCMCF
Durable Power of Attorney and advance directive
List of all medications taken at home
Shoes with sturdy, non-skid soles
Several outfits (shirts, pants, socks, underwear, etc.)
Pajamas, robe & slippers
Comfortable and loose fitting clothes for working in the therapy gym
A laundry basket or hamper
Walker or wheelchair if you own one
You should label all personal items to ensure that they will be returned to you. This includes glasses, hearing aides, dentures, etc.
a small touch of home to make your stay more comfortable – a favorite quilt, photos, etc.
toiletries, make-up, etc.
cell phone (preferably one with wi-fi calling capability) and important numbers
We suggest that you bring something to do in your down time, but do not bring items that cannot be easily replaced such as expensive electronics, antiques, etc.