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Bed Size and Affiliation

St. John River District Hospital is a 68-bed non-profit acute care facility located in East China Township, Michigan, just south of the City of St. Clair.  St. John River District Hospital is fully owned and operated by St. John Providence Health System, of metro Detroit.

Celebrating 40 Years

The community based hospital opened in 1965 to replace another local community hospital that was undersized and obsolete.  The hospital is built on a site donated by Detroit Edison.  The hospital has long enjoyed community support and many organizations and individuals provided financial support for the hospital’s construction and equipment.  The hospital has gone through approximately seven major renovation programs, including the reconstruction of the Maternal/Child Health, Emergency Department and surgical services.  Recently, the hospital has added many new diagnostic services including a sleep studies center and vascular lab.

Service Lines

The hospital offers a wide range of services including general medical/surgical care, intensive/cardiac care unit, pediatrics, obstetrics and gynecology, in and out-patient surgery, orthopedics, sleep study center, urinary incontinence center, ophthalmology, oncology, cardiology, pulmonary rehab, radiology, laboratory, vascular diagnostics and intervention, physical therapy, occupational therapy, speech therapy, a 24-hour Emergency Department and five outpatient centers specializing in primary and specialty care services, with our newest specialty center in the southern portion of our service area at 26 Mile Rd and County Line Rd.

In cooperative ventures with two Port Huron hospitals, St. John River District provides emergency medical (ambulance and paramedic) services through TRI Hospital EMS and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) diagnostic services, TRI Hospital MRI.

Service Areas, IP Admissions and ER Visits

The hospital’s primary service includes the cities of Algonac, Marine City and St. Clair and four surrounding townships.   These communities have a combined population of more than 34,500, according to 2000 census figures.  The secondary service area includes the cities of Marysville and Richmond and their surrounding townships, with a combined population of more than 30,300.

The average inpatient admissions are 2,700 each year and ER visits are more than 13,000 per year.  The hospital employs approximately 465 employees and enjoys a medical staff of greater than 180 members.

Affiliations and Special Honors

St. John River District Hospital is accredited by:

  • Michigan Department of Public Health
  • Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations (JCAHO)
  • American College of Radiology (Obstetrics and Ultrasound)
  • Michigan Quality Standards Act Mammography Inspection (MQSA)
  • College of American Pathologists
  • Rated as one of the highest providers of patient satisfaction (for overall rating of care) in southeast Michigan (according to press Ganey, Inc.)


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River District Hospital

4100 River Rd - Map
East China Township, MI 48054


Going above & beyond!

St. John River District Hospital Earns Recognition from Joint Commission

The Joint Commission has recognized us as a Top Performer on Key Quality Measures™!

Watch what our "family" at St. John River District Hospital is thankful for.