McLaren Northern Michigan Names North Pavilion Entrance in Honor of Martin and Lisa Sutter

McLaren Northern Michigan is dedicating and naming its north pavilion entrance in honor of Martin and Lisa Sutter.

The dedication is being made in honor of Mr. and Mrs. Sutter for their generous support of McLaren Northern Michigan and the Building the Future of Health Care project that will add 92 new private patient rooms and a state-of-the-art surgical center. The new wing is scheduled to open next summer.

“Northern Michigan is a magical place made even more special by the exceptional care offered at McLaren Northern Michigan,” Marty said. “Lisa and I have been supporters of the hospital since 2002. Given the increased importance of health care today and the hospital’s recent recognition as a Top 100 Hospital in the U.S., we felt there has never been a better time for us to increase our giving to ensure this hospital continues to stay at the forefront of medicine.”

The Sutter’s gift will fund future equipment and technology for the McLaren Northern Michigan Petoskey Campus.

“I am truly moved by Marty and Lisa’s generosity,” said Todd Burch, McLaren Northern Michigan President and CEO. “In addition to supporting future equipment and technology, Marty and Lisa contributed to the new wing and they recently funded a state-of-the-art Ultraviolet disinfecting robot to ensure our spaces are sanitized and safe for both patients and caregivers. Our hospital is strong because of their commitment and support.”

“The dedication of the Martin and Lisa Sutter North Pavilion Entrance will impact patients for generations to come,” Burch continued. “We are grateful to Marty and Lisa for their generous support of our mission to provide exceptional care to every patient who relies on McLaren Northern Michigan for his or her care.”

Elise Hayes, McLaren Northern Michigan Foundation Board Chair, said the hospital remains guided by its mission to put the needs of patients first.

“Everyone at McLaren Northern Michigan is dedicated to giving our patients our best every day – something we could not do if it were not for the support of our generous community,” she said. “Philanthropy has always played a crucial role in this hospital’s history and it will become more crucial in the days, weeks, months and years ahead. We are truly grateful to Marty and Lisa for this incredible gift.”

If you would like to learn more about the McLaren Northern Michigan Foundation or make a gift, please visit or call (231) 487-3500.