Published on January 20, 2022

Helen Newberry Joy Hospital and Healthcare Center and MyMichigan Health Announce EMR Partnership

Helen Newberry Joy Hospital and Healthcare Center (HNJH) and MyMichigan Health jointly announced today they will be partnering together to provide a new Epic Electronic Medical Record (EMR) at Helen Newberry Joy Hospital. The new system offers patients several benefits including timely access to medical information, immediate safety checks on prescriptions, one-time collection of information and advanced security of records.

Hunter Nostrant, FACHE, CEO of HNJH, says the organization’s current EMR system will sunset in late 2022, creating an opportunity to work together with MyMichigan Health. “The prospect of collaborating with MyMichigan and implementing the EPIC software system is exciting. It will bring our system to an entirely new level by providing a robust integrated platform that will better meet the needs of our patients and health care providers. This agreement focuses solely on partnering to strengthen our electronic medical record and provide patients secure access to their protected health information.”

MyMichigan Health, a non-profit health system headquartered in Midland, Michigan, is a leader in providing award-winning, high-quality care to the 23-county region it serves. With Medical Centers in Alpena, Clare, Gladwin, Gratiot, Midland, Mt. Pleasant and West Branch, 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, pediatrics and more. MyMichigan is affiliated with Michigan Medicine, the academic medical center of University of Michigan.

According to Diane Postler-Slattery, Ph.D., FACHE, president and CEO of MyMichigan Health, “We are so pleased to partner with Helen Newberry Joy Hospital on the EMR program and provide a resource that will benefit their hospital and health center, providers, staff, patients and community."

About HNJH
Helen Newberry Joy Hospital and Healthcare Center is a 25-bed critical access hospital and has served Luce County (located approximately 60 miles west of Sault Ste. Marie) and the surrounding area since 1965. In addition to multiple family-clinics in convenient locations, Curtis, Engadine, Newberry, and a new clinic currently under construction in Eckerman, HNJH also has a 39-bed long-term care unit. HNJH provides a wide range of services by placing a high value on compassion, customer service, quality, respect, teamwork, and trust, their skillful physicians and professional medical staff are dedicated to growing a healthier community. This is achieved through the mission, “Keeping the Patient at the Center of Everything We Do - Every Patient - Every Time.”