MidMichigan Medical Center - Alpena is a 139 licensed-bed hospital located in northeast Michigan on the shores of Lake Huron. On April 1, 2016, we joined MidMichigan Health as the fifth Medical Center in the MidMichigan Health system. Carmen Gardner, MD, hospitalist with Sound Physicians, serves as our physician champion and Marissa Palmer MSN RN, Quality Improvement Manager for MidMichigan Health is our quality administrative lead. The MidMichigan Health abstraction team includes RNs Lisa Horning, Lori Tideswell, and Andrea Millard. Assisting are Richard Bates MD, Alpena Vice-President of Medical Affairs, James Decker MD, Co-Chief hospitalist with Sound Physicians, and Cody Wenzel, physician assistant with Sound Physicians. MidMichigan Health is dedicated to providing quality, comprehensive heath care to our patients. The Medical Center in Alpena has participated in HMS since 2011. By implementing standard work incorporating evidence-based guidelines for care, an integrated and system approach to continuous improvement, and active engagement by all members of the care team, MidMichigan Medical Center - Alpena strives to achieve excellent outcomes and top performance on the HMS focus areas.