Mackinac Straits Health System Expands Orthopaedic Services

Mackinac Straits Health System Expands Orthopaedic Services

As published in Cheboygan Daily Tribune— October 13, 2020

ST. IGNACE — The Outpatient Surgery department at Mackinac Straits Health System continues to grow, with more specialists seeing patients at the St. Ignace Medical Clinic and performing procedures at Mackinac Straits Hospital.

This now includes a total joint replacement program.

Dan Wilcox is an experienced orthopedic surgeon who has treated patients in St. Ignace for 19 years. Since moving his practice from Petoskey and Charlevoix to St. Ignace exclusively, he is now performing joint replacements of the knee, hip and shoulder.

Joseph Hance is another key member of the Mackinac Straits Health System team. He sees patients at the Mackinaw City Medical Clinic and also performs procedures in St. Ignace. Hance is well-known throughout the region with more than 38 years experience.

“An expanded partnership with Bay Street Orthopaedics has brought four additional physicians and their specialized services to the St. Ignace Campus, teaming up with our award-winning surgical staff,” said Dr. Robert Currier, Mackinac Straits Health System chief of surgery.

Anthony Bozzio specializes in surgical treatment of the cervical, thoracic, and lumbar spine. He also practices general orthopedics.

Eric Mancini is an orthopedic surgeon specializing in all areas of sports medicine including arthroscopy, rotator cuff repair and ACL reconstruction.

Scott Nemec specializes in foot and ankle trauma and reconstruction, as well as general orthopedics.

Alfred Wroblewski is well-respected for his technique in endoscopic carpal tunnel release. He also performs arthritis hand surgery, microscopic repair and reconstructive surgery.

“Our goal is to provide access to quality healthcare, close to home,” said Karen Cheeseman, Mackinac Straits Health System chief executive officer. “Having additional specialists seeing patients and performing procedures in St. Ignace is so important for our community.”

“We are dedicated to providing a full range of services for patients across Northern Michigan and the eastern Upper Peninsula,” said Justin Blohm, chief executive officer for Bay Street. “One of our main goals is to see patients where they live. We are excited to be part of the expanded services at Mackinac Straits.”

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