Dickinson County Healthcare System

About Dickinson County Healthcare System

Dickinson County Healthcare System (DCHS) is a 49-bed, general medical and surgical hospital in Iron Mountain, Michigan. The hospital serves communities in Michigan’s western Upper Peninsula and northern Wisconsin. It has over 90 physicians on staff and 850 employees.

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About Iron Mountain

Located in Michigan’s scenic Upper Peninsula, Iron Mountain is an economic hub, centrally situated between Marquette, Michigan and Green Bay, Wisconsin. It offers a wide variety of outdoor recreation in all four seasons, including fishing, skiing, snowmobiling and more. The city was named a “Michigan Main Street” community for its historic, walkable downtown.

Popular Community Attractions

  • The Cornish Pump – Built in 1890, it is the largest reciprocating steam-driven engine ever built in the United States.
  • Pine Mountain Ski Jump – The Pine Mountain Ski Jump is one of the highest artificially created ski jumps in the world and it is where the record was set for the longest ski jump in the U.S. (459 feet).
  • Millie Hill Bat Cave – Home to over one million bats, the cave is a main summer attraction as people come to view the mass of bats exiting the cave at sunset.

Popular Community Attractions

  • SS Badger – This historic car ferry still provides rides across Lake Michigan to Wisconsin in season.
  • Lighthouses – Ludington and the surrounding area are home to three lighthouses that offer tours in season.
  • Pere Marquette Memorial – A large cross marks the location of the death of the famous missionary, Father Jacques Marquette.

Awards & Accreditations

  • 2015 Patient Safety Excellence Award (Healthgrades®)
  • “A” Rating for Patient Safety (Leapfrog Group)
  • 2014 Top Performer on Key Quality Issues (Joint Commission)
  • 2015 Cardiac Care Award (Healthgrades®)
  • 2015 Critical Care Award (Healthgrades®)

Heidi Henry, FASPR
Senior Physician Recruiter