Part of Ascension Health, one of the leading non-profit and Catholic health systems in the U.S., Ascension St. Mary’s Hospital is a 268-bed full-service teaching hospital with 24/7 emergency care, a Level II Trauma Center, and a TJC-certified Comprehensive Stroke Center. Affiliated with both the Michigan State University College of Human Medicine and Central Michigan University, St. Mary’s delivers advanced surgical care for serious and life-threatening injuries and illnesses. A destination for specialty care, the hospital also provides a wide range of minimally invasive surgical procedures using robotic-assisted technology, imaging and lab tests, respiratory therapy, and dedicated rehabilitation centers, all on a single campus. Recently, Ascension launched a new justice-focused framework called ABIDE, which is built upon the hallmarks of Appreciation – Belongingness – Inclusivity – Diversity – Equity.
Town Website: https://www.saginaw-mi.com/
With a population of 43,854, Saginaw sits just 20 minutes south of Lake Huron, along the Saginaw River. Saginaw is nestled just one hour east of the state capital, Lansing, and one hour west of Detroit. Residents welcome the fact that the overall cost of living there is below the U.S. average and fully enjoy the area’s abundant outdoor recreation and water activities, great shopping, excellent restaurants, live music venues, and museums. In addition to affordable housing, the community has award-winning schools as well as access to five colleges. Four-time Olympic Gold medalist, Serena Williams was born in Saginaw, Michigan.
Whether you are looking to own, rent, or lease; Saginaw is filled with affordable options throughout the city. BusinessWeek ranked Saginaw County as the 4th healthiest housing market in the nation. Many of the Saginaw County schools are highly ranked and offer scholarships and grants to students upon graduation.
Community Schools Website: https://www.stcs.org/
Saginaw’s downtown area boasts numerous arts and entertainment venues such as an art museum, children’s museum, zoo, Zehnder’s Splash Village Hotel & Waterpark, the Dow Event Center, and more.
Saginaw County boasts an exceptional 82-acre trail system, 541 acres of parkland, 26 public & private golf courses as well as fishing and other water activities. With access to the great lakes, there is an abundance of wildlife opportunities just minutes away!