Rogers City Rehabilitation Hospital to stop inpatient services

Rogers City Rehabilitation Hospital will discontinue its inpatient services on November 1, 2013.

The 36 acute care bed facility has been serving the Presque Isle community for 18 years.

"We are a small, regional hospital and over the years, the demand for the type of acute care service we provide has diminished significantly. As a result, we have made the decision to discontinue offering inpatient services at Rogers City Rehabilitation Hospital and transition the space to provide new health and wellness services that are greatly needed in our community," said Tim Lukenda, President and CEO of Extendicare, owner of the hospital.

The hospital employs 52 people in full and part time positions. "We will assist in identifying opportunities for employment within Extendicare skilled nursing centers in the region and other local health care providers," Lukenda added.

Tendercare Health Center-Rogers City, which is connected to the hospital is unaffected by the change.