Welcome to the Beaver Island Rural Health Center, located on Beaver Island, Michigan

BEAVER ISLAND RURAL HEALTH CENTER COVID-19 TRACKING
Current Month December 2021 - Last Updated: December 03, 2021

*As of December 2021, all reported test results include those from the BI Community School.

Total Tests PerformedTotal Patients PositiveTotal Negative ResultsTests Results PendingPatients HospitalizedPatients Deceased
37532000

BEAVER ISLAND RURAL HEALTH CENTER ANNOUNCEMENTS

 

COPING WITH TRAUMA AND GRIEF

David Behling recently provided crisis support for our Beaver Island First Responders, then graciously returned to the Island to assist our community at large in our healing process. If you or someone you know could benefit from information on the grieving process, please click here to view or download David’s helpful guidance on these intertwined topics.    #BeaverIslandStrong

KATE LEESE

The Beaver Island Rural Health Center today announced with great sadness that Kate Leese, a valued member of the Health Center's Board of Directors, passed away on the afternoon of November 13, 2021 in a plane crash that also claimed the life of her husband Adam Kendall.

 

"We are deeply saddened by the passing of Kate Leese and her husband Adam Kendal," said Frank D'Andraia, President of the Health Center's Board of Directors. "Kate served our board with great commitment. She was an inspiring leader and valued member of our organization and she will be greatly missed."

 

In addition to her Board membership, Kate Leese served on a number of Health Center standing and ad hoc committees. In October her peers elected her Treasurer.

 

Ms. Leese was a Managing Partner of Kinetics, an emergency preparedness and change management consulting firm. Prior to joining Kinetics Kate served as Public Safety Director for the City of Jackson (MI); was the Midwest Program Director for Witt Associates, a public safety and crisis management firm, was the Emergency Manager for Consumers Energy of Michigan; worked as an Emergency Management Associate for Georgetown University's Department of Emergency Management & Operational Continuity during the H1N1 pandemic and at the US Department of Agriculture during the avian influenza outbreak. In 2009 the International Association of Emergency Managers selected her to be the recipient of the Association's Business and Industry Preparedness Award. She earned a Bachelor's degree in biochemistry, a Master’s in Public Health and an MBA focused on Disaster Management. Kate was a native Michigander.

 

Kate Leese and her husband Adam Kendal moved to Beaver Island in 2020 and they were residents of Peaine Township.

BEAVER ISLAND RURAL HEALTH CENTER CAREER OPPORTUNITIES 

Wonderful and unique opportunities to live, work and relax on beautiful Beaver Island in Northern Lake Michigan. Located close to Petoskey and Traverse City, with air (daily) and ferry (seasonal) service to and from Charlevoix. Considered by many to be one of the most beautiful vacation spots in the Midwest.


The Beaver Island Rural Health Center is making appointments for anyone, 12 and over, who is interested in receiving the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccination. Please call 231-448-2275 to make your appointment. The clinic will have the single dose vaccine, Johnson & Johnson, on hand for those 18 and over who prefer to receive a one dose vaccination. This vaccine also requires an appointment.


ANNUAL GARDEN TOUR BENEFIT BRINGS  ANOTHER DAY OF FUN!

Thanks to many organized helpers our covid- cancelled 2020 TOUR was revamped for August 10th,  with limited seating, and precautions taken. The cloudy day did not dampen our spirits and everyone cooperated with the changes we made from our usual tours. We visited 3 homes on Donegal Bay and one at Indian Point.
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OUR MISSION: To provide high-quality, cost effective patient treatment and wellness services and to serve as a primary care facility to the Beaver Island community.

OUR VALUES: The Beaver Island Rural Health Center (BIRHC)

  • Believes that access to high quality-healthcare is a basic community need, regardless of a person’s ability to pay.
  • Adheres to practices that promote financial integrity and accountability.
  • Provides services with care, respect, and sensitivity for patient's needs and seeks always to have the patient’s trust.
  • Is dedicated to and complies with medical best practices
  • Reflects in its board membership the Island’s diverse community

OUR VISION for 2020:  BIRHC accommodates expanding demand for medical services, including accredited emergency care, community education programs, prevention and wellness activities.  The Center is staffed by a team of family practice physicians, nurse practitioners, and technicians who provide primary care to most year round and seasonal residents.  Basic financial stability is secured by reliable local funding, growing state and federal funding, and community contributions and income from the Center’s endowment. The Center is highly networked with other Northern Michigan medical organizations --collaborating and sharing resources.  BIRHC professional administrative staff works in partnership with a dedicated Board and community leaders to make sure programs and services are aligned with community needs and resources.

BEAVER ISLAND RURAL HEALTH CENTER STRATEGIC PLAN 2018 - 2023
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