Growing Health System Changes Name to MyMichigan Health
MidMichigan Health, a non-profit health system with more than 8,800 employees, volunteers, health care providers and other personnel, is now MyMichigan Health. Effective Dec. 1, 2021, the name change is part of a system-wide brand transformation updating the health system and facility names, and logo.
“MyMichigan Health remains familiar but is more reflective of who we are, where we are going and how we serve our patients,” said Diane Postler-Slattery, Ph.D., president and CEO, MyMichigan Health. “It’s so much more than a name change. MyMichigan keeps our patients at the center of all that we do. It instills and reinforces a sense of pride and ownership amongst our employees, volunteers and providers. And, it truly emphasizes our people, their stories and the personal human touch and exceptional patient experience we strive to deliver.”
Postler-Slattery continued, “What’s more, MyMichigan better matches our existing size and growth. We are getting bigger and better every day and are expanding our reach beyond the middle of Michigan to the middle of our patients’ hearts. We’ve truly evolved into a large health system now serving both the lower and upper peninsulas through our new affiliations with both War Memorial Hospital and Mackinac Straits Health System.”
As part of the transformation, all MyMichigan facilities received new names including urgent cares, physician offices and Medical Centers, to name a few. For example, MidMichigan Medical Center – Midland is now MyMichigan Medical Center Midland. Signage will begin to be updated with the new logo and facility names over the next few months.
“With a health system our size, the transition to our new name will take some time,” said Postler-Slattery. “We appreciate the understanding and support from our community members that they may continue to see our old name for a few months on letterhead or facility doors, for example.”
Postler-Slattery continued, “But, while our name is changing, our purpose to ‘Create Healthy Communities – Together’ is not. It’s important our patients know the providers and staff who care for them remains the same. Our partnership with University of Michigan Health also remains unchanged. We have worked collaboratively with our partners at the University and they are in support of the change. We will continue to include the block “M” in our logo and maintain the same rich blue and maize coloring, which visually connects all locations that are part of the MyMichigan family.”
MyMichigan Health, headquartered in Midland, Michigan, traces its history back to 1984 with an affiliation between what was then Midland Hospital Center and Clare Osteopathic Hospital. Since then, MyMichigan has grown into an award-winning, high-quality health system providing a wide range of health care services to communities throughout Michigan. With Medical Centers in Alpena, Clare, Gladwin, Gratiot, Midland, Mt. Pleasant, West Branch and soon Sault St. Marie, MyMichigan Health provides a full continuum of care across a wide array of settings, including urgent care centers, home health, virtual care, as well as medical offices in more than 30 specialties and subspecialties including cardiology, hematology/oncology, orthopedics, vascular surgery, family medicine and more.
MyMichigan Health demonstrates its commitment to the future of medicine by partnering with leading institutions to offer medical education programs that train medical students, physicians, nurse practitioner and physician assistant students, nursing students and other clinical experts for our region. In fiscal year 2020, MyMichigan Health provided more than $91 million in community benefits, as well as supported its patients and families with new equipment, services and programs with funds raised by the MyMichigan Health Foundation.
“We have cared for generations of families throughout the regions we serve for decades,” said Postler-Slattery. “As we enter this new chapter as MyMichigan Health, we look forward to continued growth and innovation, all while delivering the same trusted care our communities have come to know.”
Those interested in learning more about the health system branding change may visit www.mymichigan.org/newname.