Bay Regional Medical Center Company History Timeline


1935 The first hospital in Midland begins in a two story home on Gordon Street in Midland, Michigan.


1942 Grace A. Dow donates ten acres of land at the corner of Sugnet and Orchard Streets in Midland, Michigan for a new hospital site.


1944 The Midland Hospital (now MidMichigan Medical Center – Midland) opens on the land donated by Grace A. Dow, with 47 beds providing medical, surgical and obstetrical care.


Becoming Indian Health Center of Santa Clara Valley In 1970, the United American Indians of Santa Clara Valley,reorganized as the San Jose American Indian Center, becoming a community-based information and referral agency.


Also in 1975, a one-desk health and referral unit was established within the Center, where the first community health workers provided prenatal nutrition and parenting education services.


In 1976, Congress passed the Indian Health Care Improvement Act (IHCIA) to address the health disparities faced by AI/AN populations.


In 1977, with funds from Title V, the Indian Health Center of Santa Clara Valley (IHC) became a separate non-profit to address the health care needs of the AI/AN community in Santa Clara Valley.


1982 Mid-Michigan Health Care Systems, Inc. (now MidMichigan Health) is formed as a joint venture subsidiary between Midland Hospital (now MidMichigan Medical Center – Midland) and Clare Community Hospital (now MidMichigan Medical Center – Clare.)


1984 MidMichigan Health is established as the parent holding company of MidMichigan Medical Center – Midland and MidMichigan Medical Center – Clare.


1985 Affiliation with MidMichigan Medical Center – Gladwin.


1986 MidMichigan Visiting Nurse Support Services (now MidMichigan Home Care) is incorporated.


1987 MidMichigan Gladwin Pines is incorporated and constructed.


In 1993, the IHC obtained Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC) status, with a decision to open IHC’s services to non-AI/AN community members, in recognition of the need for culturally proficient health care service designed for low-income people in the greater community.

1993 MidMichigan Health Network, L.L.C. is formed.


In 1994, IHC needed a much larger facility to house its expanded services, and so they moved to Central San Jose, where our Main Site at 1333 Meridian Avenue still serves our community.

1994 Jeppesen Radiation Oncology Center in Bay City, Michigan is created as a joint operating agreement between MidMichigan Medical Center – Midland and Bay Regional Medical Center.


1996 MidMichigan Physicians Group is incorporated.


2000 MidMichigan Health Park – Mt.


On February 22, 2004, Thunder Bay Regional Health Sciences Centre opened, combining the services of McKellar and Port Arthur General Hospitals and Cancer Care services.

As it was said in 2004, this is just the beginning.

2004 Gratiot Health System in Alma, Michigan becomes a wholly-owned subsidiary of MidMichigan Health and changes its name to Gratiot Medical Center (now MidMichigan Medical Center – Gratiot).


The building opened in July 2015.


West Branch Regional Medical Center (WBRMC) joined MidMichigan Health, on April 2, 2018, making it the seventh Medical Center in the MidMichigan Health system.


On April 15th, 2021, McLaren Bay Region performed its 100,000th cardiac catheterization procedure.


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