Mackinac Straits Health System featured in #MiRuralCareMatters Campaign

Posted on August 01, 2019

MiRuralCareMatters MSHS graphicThe MHA is featuring St. Ignace-based Mackinac Straits Health System’s Hooping for a Cure event in the latest story from Michigan’s rural hospitals for its statewide #MiRuralCareMatters campaign.

The Hooping for a Cure event alleviates the financial burden that the families of a cancer patient experience. For the past 11 years, the fundraiser brought the community together at the LaSalle High School Varsity Girls’ Basketball Team’s Hooping for a Cure basketball game. Read the story and watch the video on

The #MiRuralCareMatters campaign, launched earlier this year, highlights the more than 60 hospitals that serve thousands of Michiganders in rural areas who have unique health needs and challenges. The public education campaign aims to raise awareness of the impact Michigan’s rural hospitals have on the communities they serve and the challenges they face. The campaign launched with stories about an effort to encourage healthy eating from Munson Medical Center and the impact of a teen center supported by Eaton Rapids Medical Center.

Future campaign stories will feature people who have been positively impacted by their local hospital and will encourage residents to engage with their lawmakers on rural health issues. Members with questions may contact Ruthanne Sudderth at the MHA.  


  • Mackinac Straits Health System featured in #MiRuralCareMatters Campaign

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