About LHMC

Lake Huron Medical Center

St. Joseph Mercy Port Huron has been at the heart of our community for the past 60 years working to build trust and improve the health of the Blue Water Area. Our journey has taken us on many twists and turns. Now, as a member of the Prime Healthcare family, we have another opportunity to improve and expand our services and elevate the quality of care our community has come to depend on from our hospital.

St. Joseph Mercy Port Huron will now become Lake Huron Medical Center, a name not only focusing on our area's greatest treasure but one that is all-encompassing for the level and types of care we will continue to provide and champion for our neighbors. With a proven track record for successfully sustaining and advancing access to quality health care services among its acquired hospitals, Prime Healthcare is committed to the Blue Water Area and to building upon our foundation—a foundation built with care focused on the mind, body and spirit of all who walk through our doors.

Our history of service dates back to 1954, when the hospital was founded by the Religious Sisters of Mercy. The original building still serves our community, with several major expansions taking place over the years – and more expansion planned in the near future. Lake Huron Medical Center (LHMC) is a 144-bed acute care hospital conveniently located on Electric Avenue in Port Huron. Lake Huron Medical Center, now a member of the Prime Healthcare family offers high-quality and compassionate care and a variety of inpatient and outpatient services catered to meet the health care needs of the Blue Water and Thumb communities, including:

Recently honored with the Outstanding Achievement Award (2008) and named "best in cancer care" by the Commission on Cancer of the American College of Surgeons (2011) for providing high-quality, multidisciplinary patient-centered care to our oncology patients, the Lake Huron Cancer Center offers state of the art cancer care including radiation therapy, access to clinical cancer research protocols for treatment, board certified oncology physicians and access to an exclusive oncology nurse navigator service. The fully accredited, Lake Huron Cancer Center is home to the area's only linear accelerator with advanced IMRT/IGRT capabilities, making LHMC the only radiation therapy program in the Blue Water Region – because you deserve the best in cancer care today!

For over than 60 years, Lake Huron Medical Center has been providing high quality and timely emergency services to patients throughout the Blue Water Region. Our Emergency Department is staffed with a board certified physicians who have received specialized training in the treatment of all types of accidents, injuries and illnesses, for patients of all ages, from pediatric to geriatric. With a focus on compassionate care, we have elevated our patient care practices to offer the high-quality patient-centered emergent care in under 20 minutes. To meet the unique needs of area seniors, Lake Huron Medical Center also offers a specialized Senior ER program to patients 65 years of age and older. Our Senior ER program provides individualized care by specially-trained staff in dedicated, private rooms designed to meet the unique need of our senior patients.

Lake Huron Medical Center is proud to partner with an outstanding team of primary and specialty physicians which are located in Marysville, Port Huron and Fort Gratiot to better serve our patients needs health care needs. Formally, Mercy Physician Partners, the Lake Huron Medical Group provides patients with holistic, patient-centered care in areas of practice including Internal Medicine, Pediatric Medicine, Family Medicine, Surgery and Endocrinology.

In 2012, Lake Huron Medical Center launched the Michigan Bariatric Institute, now known as the Lake Huron Bariatric Center we are proud to continue to offer an outstanding bariatric services program led by Bariatric Surgery Centers of Excellence surgeons. This program is structured to provide information, surgical procedures, and advanced programs designed to help patients overcome obesity and assist them with lifestyle changes. Our bariatrics team is dedicated to seeing patients through every step of their journey—ensuring healthy futures for not only our patients but also for their families.

Lake Huron Medical Center has an outstanding team of highly qualified surgeons and support staff. Our surgical services team offers a complete array of services, including breast surgery, colorectal surgery, orthopedic surgery, pediatric surgery, trauma surgery and many more.

In-patient rehabilitation services including stroke care are provided through Lake Huron Medical Center Inpatient Rehabilitation Center. Services include a 10-bed in-patient unit, board certified physiatrists, and a multidisciplinary team of skilled professionals. Formally Mercy FITRAC, Lake Huron Physical Therapy and Outpatient Rehabilitation Services facilities are conveniently located in Marysville, Port Huron and Fort Gratiot. Our inpatient and outpatient rehabilitation program aid patients who have sustained life-changing injuries and illnesses to recovery—achieving success rates that are above the national average.

Lake Huron Medical Center is proud to offer the area's most robust and vibrant Healthy Aging Series. Participants in the Healthy Aging Series have access to free educational programs, seminars and screenings that provide area seniors the support they need to maintain their independent, healthy lifestyles. In addition to our Healthy Aging Series, LHMC offers area residents a wide array of social, educational and prevention programs such as skin health and diabetes education as well as breast, colorectal and skin cancer screenings.

Built by the community, the Peoples’ Clinic for Better Health has provided life-saving care to thousands uninsured St. Clair County residents over the past 25 years. We understand the presence of the Peoples’ Clinic remains very important for our community. With the complex needs of those served in conjunction with a rapidly changing health care environment, we are continuously evaluating how to provide integrated physical and behavioral health care to those served. One change we’ve recently made to better meet the community’s need is relocating the Peoples’ Clinic to the St. Clair County Community Mental Health building. As a member of the Prime Healthcare family, we are committed to keeping a strong foundation and ensuring the work we started is not only maintained but also improved. Our new foundation, the Lake Huron Foundation will bring together and support the Peoples’ Clinic for Better Health, the Mercy Auxiliary Volunteer Organization and fund development activities. With Prime Healthcare’s commitment to the Peoples’ Clinic we look forward to continuing to meet the health care needs of our community for many years to come.

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