HEALTHCARE & WELLNESS
Healthcare is a thriving industry in Mason County. The expansion of healthcare services in our region is a necessity for meeting the needs of our growing community. In addition to hospital care resources, our population is expressing a growing interest in wellness care options. High-level personalized care is sought from dentists, optometrists, chiropractors, nutritionists and more. Community members of all ages desire high quality care for creating vibrant and healthy lifestyles.
NOTABLE LUDINGTON HEALTH & WELLNESS BUSINESSES
Ludington is home to a variety of local, region and national healthcare and wellness leaders. Learn more about the area companies here, by selecting the business name above and visiting their individual websites for more information about their operations and company history/establishment in the Ludington area.
Our new Ludington location offers a wide array of medical services, including an urgent care center that offers immediate care for non-life threatening conditions six days a week.
Learn more at: mercyhealth.com
Owned by the citizens of Mason County, Oakview is your medical care facility, offering a broad range of high quality, long-term health care services and enriching the lives of those we serve. We recognize our responsibility as a public, nonprofit entity to serve our community and welcome all who seek our care.
Learn more at: oakviewmcf.com
At Spectrum Health Ludington Hospital, we’re committed to providing care when and where you need it. We offer a full range of health care services including primary and specialist offices, inpatient hospital and at-home care, experienced surgical teams, women’s health and rehabilitation. Should you need it, our Convenient Care walk-in clinic is available – no appointment necessary, and our emergency department stands by ready for you 24/7.
Learn more at: spectrumhealth.org
West Michigan Community Mental Health is the public behavioral health provider for people with mental illness, developmental disability, and substance use disorders in Lake, Mason, and Oceana counties. Our organization provides services under a contract with the State of Michigan’s Department of Community Health (DCH) to residents of our service area who have Medicaid, are under insured, or have private insurance, and who are eligible for services as defined by the Michigan Mental Health Code.
Learn more at: wmcmhs.org
The Mason County Region is situated in West Michigan along the Lake Michigan shoreline with easy access to the major metropolitan areas in Michigan and the Midwest Region. Driving distances to the larger metro areas are as follows:
Grand Rapids 1hr 28min | Traverse City 1hr 50 min | Chicago 3hr 47min | Detroit 3hr 36 min
From large multi-discipline medical facilities to specialty medicine and alternative care, Mason County has a wide array of opportunities and reasons why you will want to consider making this your new home – personal and business.
Strategic Location for two large regional and national healthcare networks in Spectrum Health and Mercy Health give Ludington a reputation for quality large healthcare resources.
The geographic location of Ludington, nestled on the shore of Lake Michigan between Traverse City and Muskegon make this the central location for larger healthcare networks. Mason County also boasts the largest population between these two population hubs.
West Shore Community College – Offering Nursing & Allied Health programs that helps supply local heath partners with the workforce they need (Degrees/Certifications include: LPN, RN, Nurse Assistant, Respiratory Care Technician, Radiologic Technician)
Opportunities are abundant for large and small independent medical and healthcare services.
Senior/Aging Population – a significant portion of Mason County’s population is over the age of 65. As the population continues to age and retirees continue to move to the area, the demand for senior health care and facilities will continue to grow as well.
Wellness/Preventative Health/Fitness- with increased attention being turned to preventative care options, there are definite gaps in the Mason County market to meet this growing need to suit a wide range of wellness preferences.
There is currently an emerging group that is looking to meet the alternative health/wellness demand of Mason County residents (yoga, spin, acupuncture). There is opportunity to meet this emerging demand
Percentage of the Area's population age 65+
Percentage of the Workforce in Mason County part of Healthcare & Social Services
Mason County is home to Spectrum Health Ludington Hospital, which underwent a $50 million expansion in 2013. The Spectrum Health Network is nationally recognized, ranking in the top 15 medical centers in the country. The hospital provides an array of healthcare services to the region including:
- 24-hour emergency care
- State-of-the-art birthing center
- An expansive surgical department
- MedNow, a telehealth program that is a fast, convenient and affordable way to receive care using technology to bridge the distance between the patient and provider
In 2015, Mercy Health, a regional healthcare entity with hospital campuses in Muskegon and Grand Rapids, announced a $3.9 million plan to expand healthcare access in Ludington. The hospital group has completed a 15,000-square-foot facility featuring a lab, urgent and primary care, cardiology and neurosurgery services.