Published on December 21, 2021

Alpena Alcona Area Credit Union Funds New Patient Tower LDRP Room

Donald J. Mills, president and CEO, Alpena Alcona Area Credit Union, presents a donation check to Ann Diamond, fund development director, MyMichigan Health Foundation.

Donald J. Mills, president and CEO, Alpena Alcona Area Credit Union, presents a check to Ann Diamond, fund development director, MyMichigan Health Foundation. The $5,000 gift, towards the credit union’s $25,000 pledge, will fund a Labor, Delivery, Recovery and Postpartum suite in the Medical Center’s new patient tower scheduled for completion in April 2022. On hand for the check presentation outside the new patient tower is (left to right): LeAnn Schultz, director of marketing, Alpena Alcona Area Credit Union; Mills; Diamond; Michelle Woodruff, director of advocacy, Alpena Alcona Area Credit Union and chair, MyMichigan Health Foundation Development Council’s Planned Gifts Committee; and Jessica McEwen, Women’s Health Unit nurse manager, MyMichigan Medical Center Alpena.

Women and families needing maternity care in Northeast Michigan will benefit from a significant donation provided by Alpena Alcona Area Credit Union. The credit union recently pledged $25,000 to MyMichigan Medical Center Alpena for the funding of a Labor, Delivery, Recovery and Postpartum (LDRP) suite in the Medical Center’s new patient tower scheduled to open in April 2022. Donald J. Mills, president and CEO, Alpena Alcona Area Credit Union, recently presented a check that represents the first installment on their five-year pledge, to Ann Diamond, fund development director, MyMichigan Health Foundation.

“Alpena Alcona Area Credit Union has supported the hospital for many years. They have contributed significantly to every major project we have rolled out,” said Diamond. “This donation will have a large impact on the families in our area and we are very pleased to partner with them for the benefit of our community.”

The Women’s Health Unit, which includes a private C-section suite and eight new private LDRP suites, is part of the Medical Center’s new 99,000 square foot patient tower. Each room in the Women’s Health Unit is beautifully decorated and furnished with state-of-the-art equipment. The C-section operating room is just steps away from the private rooms in this secure unit. The Women’s Health Unit will be located on the second floor of the patient tower and offer families private rooms overlooking the Thunder Bay River. In addition to the Women’s Health Unit, the patient tower will have a new surgical unit, as well as a new Intensive and Critical Care Unit. All inpatient rooms in the patient tower are private.

“Alpena Alcona Area Credit Union is proud to continue its longtime support to the Northeast Michigan community by donating to MyMichigan Medical Center for its new patient tower project,” said Mills. “Every single business and person in our area benefits from the services provided by the Medical Center. We fully support the major investment MyMichigan Health has made to the region and we are happy to show our support with this donation.”

LeAnn Schultz, director of marketing, Alpena Alcona Area Credit Union continues, “We’ll be keeping the Women’s Health Unit busy in the future as many our credit union members and staff are expecting. We are thrilled to be able to support this project and give back to our members, staff and the community in this way.”

Alpena Alcona Area Credit Union is currently celebrating its 68th Anniversary of being a financial pillar in Northeast Michigan. Originally established in 1953, the Credit Union is a leader in the community and focuses on reinvestment, charitable contributions and has a philosophy of “people helping people.” The donations they give make a difference in the lives of the community members they serve. Diamond concluded, “We are pleased that Alpena Alcona Area Credit Union recognizes the benefit our hospital brings to Northeast Michigan and we sincerely thank them for their support.”

Those interested in supporting MyMichigan Medical Center Alpena may contact Diamond at (989) 356-7738 or ann.diamond@midmichigan.org.