WMCHF holds sessions to create strategic plan

ISHPEMING — The Western Marquette County Health Foundation is holding focus group meetings in order to construct a strategic plan to better serve residents.

WMCHF contracted Simply Superior Consulting to conduct focus groups of youth, parents, grantees, organizations, school districts and municipalities located in Western Marquette County. The WMCHF was founded in 2014 as a result of the sale of Bell Hospital to LifePoint Hospitals. The Foundation has distributed over $500,000 in grants and sponsorships designed to improve the health and wellness of residents of Western Marquette County.

“It’s wide open discussion – whatever people want to bring up, they can bring up,” said WMCHF Chair, Tom Edmark. “Once Simply Superior has compiled all of their findings that they obtain from these discussion groups, it’ll be interesting to see exactly what they come up with – we’re very interested to see what they come up with, like I say, things we haven’t thought of before.”

The foundation is holding more discussion sessions, and to register to attend a focus group, contact the Health Foundation.