Sturgis Hospital Becomes Michigan’s First Rural Emergency Hospital
By: Mike Stiles -
Friday, August 4, 2023
STURGIS – Sturgis Hospital has received a special designation.
After several months, Sturgis Hospital has been designated as Michigan’s first Rural Emergency Hospital. This remarkable achievement showcases the Hospital’s commitment to enhancing access to high-quality medical care for the residents of Sturgis and the surrounding communities.
The Rural Emergency Hospital designation, recently granted by the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services and the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, is a testament to Sturgis Hospital's unwavering dedication to providing exceptional emergency medical services to patients, regardless of their location or background. This recognition demonstrates the Hospital's adherence to the highest standards of patient care, efficient response times, and state-of-the-art medical resources.
Sturgis Hospital Interim-CEO, Jeremy Gump says they are honored to be recognized as the first Rural Emergency Hospital in Michigan and one of the select few in the United States. Gump says this designation reaffirms the Hospital’s commitment to serve the rural community with the utmost dedication and compassion. He says they will continue to strengthen their ties with the community to ensure the best possible healthcare outcomes for all their patients.
Some of the benefits of the Rural Emergency designation for Sturgis Hospital include enhanced Emergency Medical Services; Quicker access to life saving care; Streamlined patient transfers and Increased Federal funding.
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