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The history of long-term care services provided by the county dates back to the 1870's when the County of Houghton owned and ran the Houghton County Infirmary. Michigan's Public Act 280, which was adopted in 1939 by the State Legislature, provided for the creation of county medical care facilities. This act set forth a defined mission for county medical care facilities which directed the care of aged of the county without regard to their ability to pay.

The historical facility was located west of Houghton off of the Houghton Canal Road. The Facility operated at this site until 1968. As long-term care services continued to evolve, the County of Houghton determined that a new, up-to-date site was necessary. In 1966, the county obtained the state tuberculosis sanatorium building located in Hancock. This building, originally built in 1951, was renovated to provide long-term care services and was occupied by the Houghton County Medical Care Facility in 1968. In 1970, the facility was expanded to its current size of 197 beds.

Over the past 40 plus years, the facility has undergone many plant upgrades and has also implemented a number of resident service enhancements as well. In 1999 the facility underwent a major renovation project which resulted in Woodland Haven, our 28 bed memory care unit, specifically designed to meet the needs of and care for residents in the early to middle stages of Alzheimer's disease or dementia.

In 2004, the facility also completed a three million dollar renovation project to upgrade the building towards a modern more home-like facility. Today, the facility operates as a modern long-term care facility offering rehabilitation as well as skilled nursing services and memory care to 197 residents of Michigan's Western Upper Peninsula.




Houghton County Medical Care Facility
1100 W. Quincy Street • Hancock, Michigan 49930

(906) 482-5050 tel


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