Ionia Healthcare

Caring for the health of our community. Residents of Ionia County can rely on quality, dependable healthcare right in their own neighborhood.  Most healthcare begins with a physician. There are several to choose from throughout the county. Physicians with offices available encompass General and Family Medical, Internal Medicine, General Surgeons, Obstetricians, and Gynecologists. General and Family Medicine professionals act as primary care physicians to manage and coordinate with any specialist you might need. Ionia, Lyons/Muir, Saranac, Belding, Lake Odessa and Portland all have at least two offices and three general practitioners to choose from.

Physician specialists from surrounding areas are available through the Outpatient Specialty Center located at Ionia County Memorial Hospital. This enables area residents to have
convenient, on-site access to specialists. A wide range of specialties are available including Cardiology;  Ear, Nose and Throat; Kidney Disease; Orthopedics; Podiatry; and Urology.

Your physician or specialist may recommend rehabilitation therapies to you. Ionia County residents, employers, employees and athletes have convenient access to high-quality care. Out-patient physical therapy is available at Grand River Physical Therapy and ICMH PROS Physical Therapy & Sports Medicine in Ionia, Portland and Lake Odessa also have physical therapy services available in their area. Heartland Health & Rehabilitation in Ionia offers out-patient and in-patient services for not only physical, but also occupational and speech therapies.

Ionia County Memorial Hospital Provides a full range of services including a 24-hour emergency room with ambulance service provided by Life EMS. Other services include: sleep studies, inpatient medical and surgical services, full service laboratory, radiology that includes bone density, ultrasound, CT scans, nuclear medicine, mammography, and mobile MRI; respiratory and pulmonary care, outpatient and same day surgery, cardiac care and intensive care units. Also located at the hospital ER is a drop-in urgent care center that provides medical care for minor injuries and illnesses after hours.

Today’s medical model hospitalizes patients when there is a need to resolve an acute condition. Once the patient’s condition is stabilized, the patient is usually discharged from hospital services with follow up services recommended. For many patients these recommended services include further care through an in-patient medical rehabilitation stay. Heartland Health & Rehabilitation of Ionia partners with hospitals in a 40-mile radius to assist patients aged 32 to 102 in their successful recovery after an accident, stroke, heart attack, surgery, or joint replacement. Skilled nurses and therapists follow physician’s treatment plans to provide therapy services including IV management, respiratory services, wound treatments, and medical management. Their goal is to get patients back on their feet and home with confidence—92% of patients do so successfully.

Every community has a continually growing need for home healthcare services. In Ionia, this challenge is professionally met with skilled nurses, therapists and certified aids by two agencies, ICMH Home Care and Heartland Home Healthcare. These agencies offer quality, safe and cost effective home care with a well-trained and compassionate staff.

Hospice care is available to meet the social, mental, and medical needs of those with terminal illness. Two agencies, Ionia Area Hospice and Heartland Hospice through genuine caring, help to heal the mind and spirit of not only the patient, but those family and friends who are closely connected. Ionia Area Hospice is connected with Hospice of Lansing and has had a strong community presence for over two decades.

Ionia County Community Mental Health provides Psychologists, Psychiatrists, Social Workers and Mental Health Counselors to patients and families who have mental healthcare needs. Compassion, understanding, and quality of life are their hallmark.

Caring for your complete health includes vision and dental. Ionia is well represented with the latest in technology and services by several optometrists, ophthalmologists, dentists and orthopedists.

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