Bay County Medical Care Facility is a non-profit skilled nursing facility located in Essexville, Michigan.  Operated by the County of Bay in conjunction with the Department of Human Services of the State of Michigan. The facility has 206 beds all dually certified by Medicare and Medicaid. The facility provides complete skilled nursing care, including rehabilitation services, Alzheimer's and hospice care. The facility is located in Hampton Township just adjacent to the Bay County Golf Course.


Bay County Medical Care Facility offers 24-hour skilled nursing care for those individuals who are chronically ill or are recovering from an illness or injury. We offer both short and long term care depending on the needs of the resident. 


We have a Assessment Team composed of nursing, dietary, social work, physical therapy, occupational therapy, speech therapy, restorative and activity staff who all work together to create an individualized plan of care to meet each individual residents specific needs.


It is our mission to create a home like atmosphere for our residents. Residents have the choice of many activities that are offered daily thru our Activity Department. We plan many community outings such as; shopping, dining, bowling, bingo and casino trips. We also offer many internal activities to choose from such as; in-house movies, bingo, cards, bake club, crafts, live entertainment, and we also have an annual bazaar and fun fair that residents participate in. There is also a large library of books and videos located in our Activity Dept. Activities are planned daily for each resident based on their individual likes and dislikes. Residents have their own Resident Council meetings with facility staff so that we can all work together to create the best possible atmosphere and give the best possible care.



Ruth MacAlpine, LNHA (Licensed Nursing Home Administrator) is the Administrator and Chief Operating Officer. 

Oversight is also provided by a three-member Bay County Department of Human Services Board, two of whom are appointed by the Bay County Commissioners and one by the Governor of the State of Michigan


Current Board Members are:
Chairman: Thomas Starkweather

Vice-Chairman: Mary Ewald-Sayles

Board Members: Cynthia Howell 




Bay County Medical has a staff of approximately 315, including nurses, physical, occupational and speech therapists, social workers, certified nursing assistants, laundry staff, plant maintenance and dietary as well as a large group of volunteers from throughout the community.  There are three local Physician's for the residents of the facility; Dr. Michael Gruber, MD; Medical Director, Dr. Robert Hafford, MD and Dr. Douglas Tubman, MD .  Director of Nursing is Kim Geno, R.N., BSN and the Assistant Director of Nursing is Connie Kolat, R.N.. Our staff is dedicated to providing the best possible care to the residents.  The staff continually receives regular training and attends meetings with the residents to determine how we can improve our services. 

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