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Aspire Rural Health System

Deckerville Community Hospital, Hills & Dales Healthcare and Marlette Regional Hospital have come together as Aspire Rural Health System. While the names of our individual facilities will remain the same, our combined system will be known as Aspire Rural Health System – a name that reflects our aspiration to expand accessibility to quality rural healthcare.

Connecting the Best in Healthcare

Our Network of care

Deckerville Community Hospital

Deckerville Community Hospital has served the community for over 70 years and has been a certified Critical Access Hospital for 22 years, offering many patient services, including laboratory, emergency services, surgical services, inpatient services, medical imaging, therapy services, and more.

Hills & Dales Healthcare

Hills & Dales Healthcare was named one of the Top 100 Critical Access Hospitals for 2023 and operates a 25-bed critical access hospital, emergency services, surgical services, urgent care, two rehabilitation centers, a retail pharmacy, an assisted living/memory care facility, and clinics in Caro, Ubly, Cass City, Kingston, and Bad Axe, Michigan, offering a full-range of quality inpatient and outpatient health services.

Marlette Regional Hospital

Marlette Regional Hospital is a 25-bed critical access hospital, an attached 39-bed skilled nursing facility, independent living, assisted living and memory care community known as The Heartlands, a non-profit hospice program known as United Hospice Service, along with clinics in Marlette, Brown City, North Branch, Kingston, and Mayville. Marlette Regional Hospital houses the CRTN Cancer Care Center providing medical oncology, chemotherapy infusion, and radiation oncology so patients don’t have to leave the Thumb area to receive exceptional care.

Convenient, Accessible and Connected

Caring For You and your Family Close to home

Aspire Rural Health System is a family of 70+ providers in Huron County, Sanilac County, Tuscola County, and Lapeer County, working together to expand accessibility to quality rural healthcare as the trusted choice for patients and employees.



This is the start of a bright future for local healthcare and we want to share this exciting moment with you!


Guiding the future of healthcare to achieve more for our patients, communities, and teams.


 Aspire Rural Health System is dedicated to promoting a working environment where the team feels more like a family. 



Our shared vision is to sustain and enhance local healthcare in the Thumb. Together, we plan to:

  • Maintain and enhance the immediate and long-term financial viability of our health systems.
  • Maintain the hospitals as acute care facilities while continuing to invest and grow core and specialty services so that we can treat more complex cases locally.
  • Invest in infrastructure improvements and updates that will allow us to provide more efficient and higher quality care to our patients.
    Create new ways to work together that will grow local access to care, increase quality and provide more opportunities and resources for our teams.
  • Invest in charity care to ensure all members of our community can access the care they need.
  • Build upon the great work of our teams to continue increasing the clinical quality of our services and programs.
  • Devote resources to improve recruitment and retention across our entire workforce, including primary care and specialty care physicians and advanced practice professionals.
  • Broaden and deepen community support and engagement across the Thumb.

We are excited about the ways our patients and communities will benefit from our partnership. Together, we are able to create a connected care network that will increase access to even more services close to home. Patients should keep their appointments and continue to visit the providers, clinics and facilities they always have. All current insurance are accepted.

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