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5-Star Hospital Rating from Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services
A 5-star rating places McLaren Northern Michigan in the top 2.2% of hospital in the country.


Dialysis normally begins for patients when their natural kidney function has fallen below 85-90% of normal. Unless the patient receives a kidney transplant, they will continue dialysis for the rest of their lives. The treatment will not cure a kidney insufficiency, but it will help a person live longer and feel better. It is our goal to provide a sense of comfort to all those we care for.

Dialysis Services at McLaren Northern Michigan

Everett Kircher Dialysis Area

Every Hour Counts

Designed to meet outpatient needs in one dedicated state-of-the-art facility, the John and Marnie Demmer Wellness Pavilion and Dialysis Center provides services for healing, learning, modifying, and maintaining the elements of a healthy life. The key to this concept is evidence-based design, incorporating healing-focused elements to nurture and restore balance to the body, mind, and spirit. Located at: 820 Arlington Avenue, Petoskey.

Dialysis is a life-changing requirement. The restrictions of dialysis are considerably more tolerable with advanced technology and comfort options created especially for the patient. At the Everett Kircher Dialysis Area at the John and Marnie Demmer Wellness Pavilion and Dialysis Center, this life-saving procedure is state-of-the-art, safe, and comfortable.

  • Real-time documentation of treatment progress is sent to each patient's electronic medical record, providing access for patient healthcare professionals.
  • Central distribution of prescription solutions allows automated distribution for individual patients, improving water quality, eliminating the old manual water distribution, and safeguarding patients from potential water contamination.
  • Expansive treatment areas accommodate patients with increased privacy, ergonomic treatment chairs, and patient comfort equipment.
  • Large windows for natural lighting, calming bay views, a soothing palette of colors, and nature focused photography derived from evidence-based design create a healing environment.