• Emergency Fund Efforts


    As the extraordinary health care crisis closes doors in our northern Michigan community and around the globe, our doors remain open as they have for over 100 years. Every day, our staff arrive at McLaren Northern Michigan with one intention – to care for patients. Your support of this fund enables us to ensure the safety and well-being of our patients and our community during this unprecedented time. 

    As this situation continues to evolve, generous and concerned individuals are asking how they can help. This fund will ensure that McLaren Northern Michigan is equipped with the resources and flexibility required to meet the critical and emerging needs of our hospital, our caregivers and our patients in times of crisis.



  • McLaren Northern Michigan Foundation Seeks Medical Supplies

    While McLaren Northern Michigan currently has the appropriate medical supplies to properly protect employees and medical staff, and care for patients, we are preparing for a national shortage of medical supplies in the coming weeks. To safeguard our staff and patients, McLaren Northern Michigan Foundation is seeking community donations of:

    • New, unused masks (including construction grade)
      • N95 masks
      • Isolation/Surgical masks
    • Medical grade gloves
    • Sanitizing wipes with an alcohol content of 60% or more
    • Non-contact forehead thermometers
    • Other personal protective equipment on a case by case basis. Contact the Foundation at (231) 487-3500 with questions.


    As of April 1, 2020, we are no longer accepting donations of home-sewn masks. We have received an outpour of support from people making and donating hand-sewn masks and have fulfilled our need. If we need more masks in the future, we will update the community.

    Please call the Foundation at 231-487-3500 to arrange a drop off time for your donation. Donations will be accepted in Petoskey and Cheboygan. DO NOT bring your donations directly to the hospital or emergency departments – we are restricting visitors at this time.

  • McLaren Northern Michigan Foundation also established the Emergency Response Fund to ensure that the hospital has the resources and flexibility to meet critical and emerging needs in times of crisis. Gifts to the McLaren Northern Michigan Emergency Response Fund will provide local support for:

    • The purchase of masks, gowns, gloves and other essential personal protective equipment required to ensure the health and safety of our healthcare team
    • Medical supplies and equipment for the Emergency Department, Intensive Care Unit, or other clinical areas as a result of high demand
    • Patient assistance
    • Programs, services, staff education, and other critical needs that develop during a health-related crisis

    “The entire McLaren Northern Michigan staff is making heroic efforts to combat COVID-19,” said Patrick Schulte, McLaren Northern Michigan Chief Development Officer. “There’s a national shortage of medical supplies and hospitals like ours are working hard to have enough resources to care for the number of patients we anticipate treating.”

    “No one knows what the next weeks or months will bring but what we do know is that we have an amazing community who has stepped up to help us care for our loved ones, friends and neighbors,” he continued. “We would be grateful for donations of these supplies to help our caregivers stay safe as they treat every patient who needs them.”

    To make a donation to the McLaren Northern Michigan Foundation Emergency Response Fund, please visit https://bit.ly/MNMEmergencyFund.

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