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
Learn more at: mercyhealth.com
Learn more at: oakviewmcf.com
Learn more at: spectrumhealth.org
Learn more at: wmcmhs.org
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
- 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