Published on March 15, 2021

Medical Center Volunteers Support Maternity Unit

Group photo of the volunteers at MidMichigan Medical Center - West Branch.MidMichigan Medical Center – West Branch volunteers made a $10,000 donation to the MidMichigan Health Foundation to help support the return of a Maternity Unit to the Medical Center. The new unit opened to mothers and babies on March 1.

The project involved more than $2 million in improvements and equipment purchases to create a comfortable, state-of the-art, family-focused place for women to give birth. “It is great to have our volunteers share in the excitement of expanding services to our community and the surrounding area,” said Nicole Potter, director, MidMichigan Health Foundation. “This generous gift to assist with maternity services is another example of their dedication to our hospital.”

“We have an incredible group of volunteers,” said ShaLinda Brandon, coordinator of volunteer services, MidMichigan Medical Center – West Branch. “They devote their time and talents assisting patients and families, supporting staff and raising funds for important projects like this one. The proceeds from their hard work in the Tolfree Gift Shop enabled them to make this donation. We are thrilled to have maternity services back in our community, and we are all so happy to be able to contribute.”

The new design for expanding maternity services features: four labor, delivery, recovery, post-partum (LDRP) suites; three private care rooms, a renovated and newly equipped cesarean-section delivery suite; upgraded nursery; and a new advanced security system for mom and baby.

“By having the maternity department available here in West Branch, it expands services available to our community,” said Kirk Roles, Medical Center volunteer “The more services the hospital provides, the fewer reasons patients will have to travel out of the area for and the more successful we will be!”

“It is a positive for our hospital, community and the out-lying communities,” added Sherry Falor, Medical Center volunteer.

The MidMichigan Health Foundation continues to raise funds to support maternity services. Community members interested in making a donation may do so online at Those interested in learning more are encouraged to contact Nicole Potter, director, at (989) 343-3694 or email at