Bay Mills Health Center Grand Opening to be held on May 18

BAY MILLS — Bay Mills Health Center will celebrate their grand opening on Wednesday, May 18 at 12:30 p.m. As a Federally Qualified Health Center, BMHC opened the new facility on April 20, having increased to a 34,000 square foot, state-of-the-art building.

They have expanded services to be all-inclusive at the Health Center, including medical, pharmacy, dental, community health, behavioral health, optical, lab and x-ray (including mammography). The new dental services include implants, dentures and crowns, made on site.

The building and new equipment is estimated at more than a $15 million investment.

Partners in the project include Michigan Economic Development Incorporation, (MEDC) United State Department (USDA) United States Department of Agriculture. Michigan Department of Health & Human Service (MDHHS) Health Resource Administration (HRSA)

Indian Health Services (HIS) , and DSGW.

Agenda for the Grand Opening is as follows:

  • Opening Prayer @ 12:30 p.m. – Allyn Cameron
  • Drum Song @ 12:35 p.m. – Daraka and Tyler McLeod
  • Short Speeches @ 12:40 p.m.
    • Whitney Gravelle – BMIC – Tribal Council President
    • Director Hertel – MDHHS – MDHHS Director
    • Brian Willoughby – Indian Health Service
    • Steven Knutson DSGW
    • Brandon Fewins, State Director of USDA
    • Daniel Maloney, MD – BMHC – Chief Medical Officer
    • Audrey Breakie – Health Center Director
  • Physical ribbon cutting @ 1:20 p.m.
  • Introduce Walt Parish (tribal elder) and Wyatt Case (tribal youth) – they will hold the ends of the ribbon
  • Cutting the ribbon – Audrey Breakie, BMHC Director
  • Pictures for press 1:25 p.m.
  • Lunch 1:30 p.m., we will be having food from 1:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.
  • Facility Tours begin at 2:15 p.m. and will continue until 4 p.m.
  • Covid Vaccination Clinic onsite: 2-4 p.m.

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