NAFTA – Women and families in need of maternity care in northeast Michigan will benefit from a large donation from the First Federal of Northern Michigan Legacy Foundation. The foundation recently awarded $ 25,000 to MidMichigan Medical Center-Alpena to fund a labor, delivery, recovery and postpartum suite in the medical centre’s new patient tower, which is slated to open. in April 2022.
âWe are very grateful that the First Federal Legacy Foundation has chosen Alpena Medical Center to receive this generous donation,â said Ann Diamond, Director of Fund Development, MidMichigan Health Foundation. âThe foundation’s board of directors has always been extremely philanthropic in the Alpena community and we are honored to have them alongside the medical center in this fundraising opportunity that will impact families in Northeast Michigan. for generations to come. “
In addition to private patient rooms and a new surgery room, the 99,000 square foot patient tower features a brand new women’s health unit that includes a private Caesarean suite and eight new LDRP private suites. Each room is beautifully decorated and furnished with state-of-the-art amenities. The C-section suite is a short walk from the private rooms of this secure unit. The Women’s Health Unit will be located on the second floor of the Patient Tower with rooms facing the Thunder Bay River.
âThe First Federal of Northern Michigan had been based in Alpena for over 60 years,â said Michael Mahler, president of the First Federal of Northern Michigan Legacy Foundation. âMy fellow Board members and I understand the importance of this project to our community and we are delighted to be able to partner with MidMichigan Medical Center-Alpena to make this donation. Funding for this project in the new patient tower is a prime example of our goal of strengthening community development in the communities of northeast Lower Michigan that we have served over the years.
âIt’s an incredible facility,â said Marty Thomson, president of the First Federal of Northern Michigan Legacy Foundation. âThis is something that will attract physicians to our region and provide a great place to work for employees; not to mention a place that offers great health care when those of us in the community need it most.
Originally established in 2005, the First Federal of Northern Michigan Legacy Foundation was originally established by First Federal of Northern Michigan, a community bank headquartered in Alpena, with a mission to strengthen the social and economic well-being of communities in which FFNM operated. Although First Federal of Northern Michigan merged with mBank and now Nicolet Bank, the foundation still exists as a legacy foundation to serve the needs of communities within the original FFNM footprint.
Over the years, the foundation has supported Alpena Community College through the addition of the Electrical Trades Program as well as the expansion of Van Lare Hall. In addition, they have helped fund the Boys and Girls Club of Alpena, the Maritime Heritage Trail, the Thunder Bay Folk Society, the Alpena Figure Skating Club, as well as many other projects in and around Alpena.
âWe have donated approximately $ 500,000 over the 16 years of the foundation’s existence,â said Mahler.
Those interested in more information about the FFNM Legacy Foundation can contact Mahler at 989-464-8321 or [email protected] Those who would like more information on the Patient Tour Project or want to support the MidMichigan Medical Center-Alpena Patient Tour Project can contact Diamond at 989-356-7738 or [email protected] or visit www. midmichigan.org / alpenatower.