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

Beaver Island Rural Health Center
Board of Directors
Regular Quarterly Meeting-September 16, 2021 at 4:00pm

Meeting will be held at the Peaine Township Hall 36825 Kings Hwy Beaver Island, MI 49782




The Beaver Island Rural Health Center announces the retirement of Cecilia Peasley, FNP-C, and thanks her for her valuable service to the Island’s residents and visitors. Additionally, the Center honors the request of Tammy Radionoff, AGNP-C, to transfer into the Nurse Practitioner position vacated by Ms. Peasley and wishes them both all the best in their new endeavors.


The Board of Directors has appointed Ann Partridge as the Acting Managing Director while the search is conducted for a replacement. Lastly, Hillary Palmer has been appointed to a temporary position in Administrative Services.
Following is the position posting and job description for the BIRHC Managing Director.


 Career Opportunity – Managing Director, Beaver Island Rural Health Center

A wonderful and unique opportunity to live, work and relax on beautiful Beaver Island in
Northern Michigan. Located near 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.


Apply soon; this great opportunity may not last long.

The position:

  • Managing Director of a modern and beautiful health clinic
  • Responsible for providing strategic leadership and management of the Beaver Island Rural Health Center.
  • Works closely with the Health Center Team of physicians, clinicians, support personnel, and the Center’s Board of Directors to enhance the development, coordination, and implementation of programs, policies, and procedures.
  • Accountable for​ managing the day-to-day operations of the Health Center consistent with the Center’s Mission and Values.
  • Acts as the Spokesperson for the Beaver Island Rural Center in the community
  • Excellent Compensation and Benefits package.
  • Rural Site Qualifies for student loan repayment
  • Regional working agreements with both Munson and McLaren.

The Community

  • A safe, friendly, small-town atmosphere on the largest inhabited island in the Great
    Lakes with a year-round population of 650 with a busy and fun summer tourist season.
  • Outdoor activities galore, including, hiking/biking/birding trails, boating, kayaking,
    canoeing, snowmobiling, world class fishing, hunting, cross-country skiing, All Within
    Your Backyard!
  • Drive to work in 5-15 minutes, with no traffic (and lots of wildlife!)
  • Family First Atmosphere, with three churches and an excellent, award winning, well-funded K-12 public school with small teacher-student ratios, new building and strong
    community support
  • Retail amenities include: several great hotels, restaurants, marinas, bakery, convenience
    and grocery store and a nine-hole golf course
  • Thousands of acres of State Forest Lands and a chain of Islands to explore.
  • Significant and fascinating historical sites (several museums and lighthouses, etc)


Please see full position description for additional details and application information. (Career Opportunities Page)

A cover letter and current resume with three professional references (including one from a medical/clinical setting) should be emailed to:

Kate Leese, Search Committee Chair
BIRHC Board of Directors


Last Updated: September 19, 2021

Total Tests PerformedTotal Positive ResultsTotal Patients PositiveTotal Negative ResultsTests Results PendingPatients HospitalizedPatients Deceased

* Total tests have been updated to include Rapid tests conducted at the BIRHC during the Spring and Summer. Each test result does not represent a different patient as during the pandemic some people have been tested more than once.
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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.


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.

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