Who We Are

Our History

Since its founding in 1962, the Newaygo Medical Care Facility’s purpose has been to provide excellent quality care to everyone who walks through its doors.
A Humble Beginning

NMCF began as a refuge for underserved communities and provided essential care for the indigent and disabled. Over time, the facility needed to be expanded in order to serve more patients, and the official groundbreaking for the current location was held in July of 1962.

Ongoing Supporters

The treatment of staff is a key indicator of a facility’s care. Working for us means a built-in community of people who care for and support one another. We appreciate our team’s dedication to their careers, and they share a special place within the community we’ve created here.

A Pillar in the Community

In the last three decades, NMCF has been a stronghold in the community, adapting with the times to improve the facility for residents and staff. In more recent history, new additions like the Sunflower, Magnolia and Reflections wings were added to provide more patients with specialized care. Updates to the Facility included a modern kitchen with increased capacity, a new laundry area, and upgraded fixtures and technology.

Statewide Recognition

We’ve been recognized for our superb level of care by earning the first-ever Governor’s Award for Quality of Care and the Calvin H. Monfil Award for Facility Excellence, granted by the Health Care Association of Michigan. Even with this prestigious recognition, our dedication to quality long-term and restorative care will continue long after the awards have gathered dust.

Our Mission

Newaygo Medical Care Facility exists to provide skilled and accessible care to the elders of Newaygo County, establish a safe and inclusive work environment for all staff, and serve our larger community to make a positive difference for our world.

Through compassion, positivity, and dedication to the highest quality care, the NMCF prioritizes the health and happiness of our patients and staff. We work hard to build strong relationships through genuine and honest communication, and provide families with peace of mind that their loved ones are safe, comfortable, and content.

Our Staff

Our staff sets the example with honest, genuine communication. We choose to build staff and resident relationships through trust, positivity, and mutual support. Our staff is knowledgeable and dedicated to providing expert care to each patient or resident. We’re proud to work with an amazing group of compassionate people.

Elizabeth Lee-Arvey LNHA, RN
Executive Director
elee-arvey@newaygomcf.org

Julie Karafa
Director of the Business Office
jkarafa@newaygomcf.org

Shelly Wyman RN
Assistant Director of Nursing
swyman@newaygomcf.org

Deb Townsend RN
Admissions Coordinator
dtownsend@newaygomcf.org

Amanda Williams LNHA,RN
Director of Compliance & Quality
awilliams@newaygomcf.org

Marcie Montney
HR Generalist
mmontney@newaygomcf.org

Marcy Bacheller
Social Work
mbacheller@newaygomcf.org

Julianne Baragar
Social Work
jbaragar@newaygomcf.org

Connie Stuart RN
Director of Nursing
cstuart@newaygomcf.org

Elizabeth Brandt
Nursing Scheduler
ebrandt@newaygomcf.org

Peggy Sue Hicks
Director of Life Enrichment
phicks@newaygomcf.org

Interested in a Career at Our Facility?

At NMCF, we care to make a difference for our staff and care teams. It’s a part of our core values to make this a safe and inclusive place to work. Here, we look out for one another and treat each other with respect, kindness, and hospitality. There’s no better place to pursue a fulfilling career in healthcare. If you’re interested in joining our team, check out our available job opportunities.

Considering Care for Yourself or a Loved One?

Our dedicated care staff and special facility amenities make Newaygo Medical Care Facility a great place to call home. We’d love to welcome you to our community.

Providing skilled and accessible care to the elders of Newaygo County while establishing a safe and inclusive work environment for staff. At Newaygo Medical Care Facility we strive to make a positive difference in our community.

Contact Information

4465 W. 48th Street Fremont, MI 49412