Bay Bluffs Medical Care Facility Harbor Springs Michigan

History of Bay Bluffs

Bay Bluffs opened its doors on April 19, 1966 with 88 beds split between 31 Resident rooms.

  • In 1980, the facility added 22 additional beds.
  • The most recent expansion took place in 2005, when 10 beds were added, and the building was renovated to include a 20 bed specialized dementia unit.
  • Bay Bluffs currently has 120 beds, 20 of which are in the dementia unit, and 6 of which are dedicated for short term rehabilitation and therapy.

Emmet County Medical Care Facility

With a total team approach, Bay Bluffs combines dedicated administration with an experienced long-term care professional staff to offer a variety of services and programs for our residents.

  • Bay Bluffs employs over 200 people in a 24/7 setting. These individuals reside in 4 counties.
  • Bay Bluffs contributes over $13 million to the local economy each year, by way of wages and purchases from vendors.
  • Bay Bluffs is governed by a three member Board of Directors. Two  Board members are appointed by the Emmet County Board and Commissioners, and one is appointed by the Governor of Michigan.


The mission of Bay Bluffs is to provide exceptional care with compassion and dignity.


Bay Bluffs will be the progressive leader in person-centered care, provided by highly-skilled staff, utilizing the best clinical practices and latest technology.


  • Exceptional Care – for the residents and loved ones entrusted in our care.
  • Respect – for everyone all the time.
  • Teamwork – to meet the unique needs of those we care for with outstanding service.
  • Adaptability – flexible and open to change.
  • Dedication – to creating the best living and working environment possible.

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