Award for OB/GYN at DCHS

The Dickinson County Healthcare System OB/GYN staff, along with Michigan-Wisconsin Family Practice Associates, has earned the 2018 Maternity Care Excellence Award from the Economic Alliance for Michigan, a nonprofit group comprised of Michigan’s largest employers and unions. The new award, which will be announced each year on Mother’s Day, recognizes Michigan hospitals that have demonstrated excellence and improvement in maternity care and delivery outcomes, particularly in reducing the rate of unnecessary C-sections, decreasing infant mortality and reducing elective early deliveries, according to the group. Dickinson County Healthcare System was among 12 hospitals in the state recognized and the only one in the Upper Peninsula. From left are Dr. Kristi Olson; Dr. Beth Schroeder; Dr. Adam Ryan; Dr. Jim Merrill; Cathi Hartwig, RN, BSN, OB manager; Tillie Rossato, RN, BSN; and Deena Bartelli, RN.