Ionia County Memorial Hospital

479 Lafayette St. Ionia, Michigan  48846 



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Our Mission:  We are committed to improving and maintaining the health of the people of the communities we serve.

Community Relations


Ionia County Memorial Hospital is committed to improving the overall health status of the communities it serves.  To achieve this goal, we are always seeking to provide leadership, to assist other organizations in their efforts, and to engage in the development of innovative community health strategies.


Please take this opportunity to review the many community and business offerings listed below.  There are classes, programs, and activities offered to our patients and the community.  If you have any questions please contact the Community Relations Department.


Hospital Tour
If your club, organization or group would like to schedule a tour of Ionia County Memorial Hospital, contact Mary Thacker, Assistant to VP of Patient
Care at 616-527-4200, ext. 270 or Laurie Tjalsma in the Community Relations Office at ext. 240.

Speakers Bureau Professional, Administrative staff and physicians at Ionia County Memorial Hospital are available to speak on a broad number of health topics. We are thrilled to get out and talk to groups about the services we provide or just to listen to what you have to tell us.


For a complete listing of topics and to arrange a program, contact Laurie in the Community Relations Department.  Please Call (616) 527-4200, ext. 240.




Health Screenings

Offered to area businesses and customized to what you want. Ionia County Memorial Hospital's health fairs can include: Blood pressure checks, weight and height, blood sugar checks, blood testing for cholesterol levels, flexibility, grip strength, posture, % body fat, medication consultation.

Regular Screenings take place during the year:

       May 12th - Women's Health Check Up Day at the Tony Balice Clinic, 550 E. Washington St., Ionia

       July 22nd - Prostate Cancer Screening Day at ICMH Specialty Clinic

       February, May, August and October - American Red Cross Mobile Blood Drive

       September - Colorectal Screening

For more information and exact dates and locations please contact the Community Relations Department at (616) 527-4200, ext. 240



Community Involvement



ICMH participates in the annual Festival of Trees coordinated by the Parks and Recreation Dept. of the City of Ionia.  Decorated Christmas Trees are on display for a weekend, and visitors vote for their favorite tree.  Proceeds go to the Bob Miller Activity Fund to help children attend camps and clinics held by the Parks & Recreation Dept. 





For the 3rd year, Ionia County Memorial Hospital will be a sponsor of the Ionia Free Fair's 5K race on the first Saturday of the Ionia Free Fair.  This year it is scheduled for Saturday, July 18th at 8:00 am.  The race is coordinated by the Ionia Parks & Recreation Department, 523-1800. 


ICMH provides drinks and snacks for the participants after the race.  We also provide a few runners in the annual event.







Iona County Memorial Hospital employees are active participants in the annual United Way fund drive.  As a Pacesetter, we are working towards an even larger participation of employees this year.  Our early campaign began in July 2008, within three weeks we had almost $3,000 pledged for the United Way of Ionia County.  It is not too late to give.




Ionia County Memorial Hospital is active in many ways though-out the community.  Our staff is a key element in the annual American Cancer Society's Relay for Life.  Jean Day and Rice Krispy Sales is two of the successful fundraisers throughout the year.  ICMH raised over $2,500 in 2007 for ACS.  This year the Relay for Life was August 22 & 23 at the Ionia Fairgrounds and raised over   $3,000.  Chairpeople at ICMH are Annette Listerman, and Cheryl Cobb,  Pictured to the right is a portion of our ICMH Relay for Life Team.


In 2009 the dates are August 7 & 8th at the Ionia Fairgrounds again.  Our goals this year is $3,200.





GIRLS' NIGHT OUT (Women's Festival of Ionia County)

For 13 years ICMH has participated and been a part of the steering committee to bring this wonderful event to the women of Ionia County.  This year it will be held on Thursday, April 30, 2009, at the Royal Heritage Conference Center in Ionia.  It runs from 5:30 pm to 8:30 pm.  It is a fun night out to check out 30 different business and services offered to just women!  The hospital will have a booth where you can get your blood pressure checked and gather healthcare information from our staff.  For more information you may contact Laurie in Community Relations, ext. 240.



ICMH provides staff, supplies, and time to many different events during the year in the way of  first aid stations - from Red Hackers, to community festivals, to bike tours through our town, tractor shows, and our course, the 10 days of the Ionia Free Fair.  Employees, friends, past employees, friends, neighbors, and volunteers come together to keep our community healthy at these events. Laurie Tjalsma, Community Relations Director, 616-527-4200, ext. 240,

Pictures is Andy Roberts, Sentinel Standard Sports Writer and A.J. Helman, ICMH Athletic Trainer.  A.J. is giving Andy and sunblock spritz at the 2008 Red Hacker.














Last updated:  18 March, 2009 07:57 AM