DCH Expands Orthopedic Team with the Addition of Dr. Sproul


Dickinson County Healthcare is increasing bone and joint care for the community with the addition of Jack Sproul, MD, to the area’s largest orthopedic team. As a board-certified Orthopedic Surgeon, Dr. Sproul brings high bone and joint expertise levels, including arthroscopy, to the Iron Mountain community. He provides care and healing to shoulders, knees, and hips, including injuries from accidents and sports.

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CCI Systems #KeepUPWorking in Dickinson County

About CCI Systems
For more than 65 years, CCI Systems has been a leading provider of Telecommunications Solutions and Services. Headquartered in Iron Mountain Michigan, CCI Sytems is one of the largest employers in town, employing over 500 of our 850 employees in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan. We deliver across the network solutions for all kinds of communication networks, serving clients all across the county. We offer services at every stage, from consulting, engineering, construction, deployment, maintenance and support. With decades of experience, our Engineering division is recognized as a top Telecommunications Engineering Design group in the country. As a Gold Partner with Cisco Systems, CCI Systems has the capability and experience to customize top-of-the-line solutions, utilizing top-of the-line hardware for our customers.

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Our Mission is to “Make life better by connecting people through innovative communications systems”. We live our Values of Service, Forthright, Innovation & Entrepreneurship, Passion, Respect and Accountability. As an Employee Owned Company since 1989, we are proud to be able to contribute and share in our company’s success.

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“I choose to work at CCI because I feel that I can learn new things every day that will in turn make me a better worker. I enjoy learning different kinds of designs and programs to design in. I have a Bachelor’s Degree in Graphic Design and this is almost like a continuance of my education, which I am thoroughly enjoying. I believe the people make it a great company. My coworkers are always willing to assist and help me solve problems making it a real team effort. CCI takes care of their employees in multiple ways.”
Jessica Hurkmans, Design Engineer
Employed since 2017


“I love coming to work every day because of the atmosphere, the challenge and the people that I work with. It is a fun and fulfilling work place. The culture that we have built at CCI is to help employees feel like they have a safe work environment, have great opportunities to grow, and a passion you will see in everyone’s eyes to succeed.”
David Copley, Inside Sales & Fulfillment Manager
Network Solutions Group
Employed since 2010


“I choose to work at CCI because it is a company that promotes growth. Instead of just having a job, one can make a career working at CCI. CCI is an employee-owned (ESOP) company. That ownership of company is an extra incentive that helps drive ourselves to be the “Best in the World” at whatever goal we are trying to accomplish. I love working at CCI because of the #culture. There aren’t many industry-leading companies that have small-town roots like CCI does. Our coworkers are also our neighbors, which gives us an added sense of community.”
Adam Hull, Business Analyst II
Shared Services
Employed since 2010

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MSF Approves Funding for Sandstone Studio Projects in Downtown Iron Mountain

The Michigan Strategic Fund approved a Michigan Community Revitalization Program performance-based grant of $414,950 in support of Eden Property Collection’s Sandstone Studio Projects.

Lois Ellis was quoted in the announcement. “There is an acute need for new housing options in the area due to growth of the area’s employment base,” said Dickinson Area Economic Development Alliance Director Lois Ellis. “The renovation of this historic property will not only address the housing shortage, but will also serve as a catalyst for additional private investment in the future.”

Read the full press release on the MEDC website.

Dickinson County Healthcare System #KeepUPWorking in Dickinson County

Dickinson County Healthcare System (DCHS) is one of the largest employers in the Dickinson Area. Having earned its 3rd Consecutive “A” Grade for Patient Safety, DCHS one of the most consistently recognized rural hospitals nationally for patient safety, and was named as a 2020 Top Rural Hospital in the United States by Leapfrog.

DCHS is currently hiring for a wide variety of positions, from patient care to operational roles.

About DCHS 

DCHS aims to be the focal point of healthcare in the Central Upper Peninsula of Michigan and the adjoining counties of Northeastern Wisconsin.

Our primary roles include:
● Providing a broad range of high quality acute care including inpatient, outpatient, diagnostic, and specialty services.
● Providing directly, sharing, or serving as the catalyst for community health education.
● Preventing illness and preserving health.
● Providing non-hospital-based healthcare services.
● Improving the quality of life of impaired persons.
● Providing rehabilitative services

Working at DCHS

Our outstanding team of family healthcare providers is supported by highly-skilled, locally-based specialists including internal medicine, general surgery, cancer care, heart care, orthopedics and physical therapy. From advanced lab and diagnostic services to lifesaving emergency treatment, to kind and compassionate hospital care, our caring staff is always ready to serve you. Our greatest reward is that babies, kids, moms, dads, and grandparents all become healthier here. Dickinson has been regionally and nationally recognized for excellent healthcare by independent performance-based rating agencies including an “A+ Patient Safety Rating” and “Top Rural Hospital” designation from The Leapfrog Group.”

● Dickinson County Healthcare (DCHS) has 701 employees
● DCHS employees enjoy various community business discounts
● DCHS employees have great benefit and retirement options
● DCHS is a small community hospital with state of the art technology
● DCHS earned its 3 rd Consecutive “A” Grade for Patient Safety, making it one of the most consistently recognized rural hospitals nationally for patient safety
● DCHS was named as a 2020 Top Rural Hospital in the United States by Leapfrog

Mr. Chuck Nelson, President and CEO of Dickinson County Healthcare System states, “It is my honor to be in a position to guide excellent healthcare in the Iron Mountain region and share with you important information about the future of healthcare in our communities. Dickinson County Healthcare is diagnosing health challenges earlier than ever and developing personalized care plans to keep people healthier longer.”

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