A 139 licensed-bed hospital located in northeast Michigan on the shores of Lake Huron amongst vast forest and endless clear water in a friendly, picturesque city. Alpena's first community hospital, the Donald McRae Hospital opened in 1915. It served until 1939, when a petition was passed to build a new public hospital. On April 16, 1940 a new 88-licensed bed hospital opened called Alpena General Hospital. More than 251 physicians and mid-level practitioners serve on the active medical staff in 44 different medical specialties. MidMichigan Medical Center - Alpena also provides a 24-hour emergency department. There are more than 1,000 employees and 200 volunteers. The hospital is accredited by the Joint Commission.