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Caro Community Hospital

401 N. Hooper St.
PO Box 435
Caro, MI 48723-0435
PH. (989) 673-3141


Hill Medical Center

465 N. Hooper St.
Caro, MI 48723-1406
PH. (989) 672-5112


Caro Medical Clinic

220 E. Frank St.
Caro, MI 48723-0435
PH. (989) 673-4126


Health Services

705 E. Frank St.
Caro, MI 48723-1623
PH. (989) 673-1670


CCH Financial Center

852 S Hooper St.
Caro, MI 48723-1695
PH. (989) 672-5121


Board of Trustees

Daniel Bristol, Chairman

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Dan started his volunteer relationship with CCH in 1998 as a Board member. He lives in Caro and enjoys being part of a community that enjoys giving back. Despite his full schedule of seeing patients at the Lighthouse Neurological Rehabilitation Center and volunteering for more than 25 years for many community organizations, as Dan put it, “when it’s important to you, you find the time.” In his profession as a psychologist, Dan helps patients overcome obstacles like the effects of a traumatic brain injury and teaches them how to cope and live their lives to the fullest.

Dan has been a member of the Sacred Heart Men’s Choir, a 13-person ensemble, for 30 years. The group has recorded three albums, and what they collect from concert performances they donate to charities in need. As a supporter of our local hospital, Dan appreciates the advantage that the community has to utilize CCH for their emergency needs. And, if the situation requires consultation, the latest technology allows ER physicians to efficiently communicate with larger facilities to start necessary treatment quickly. Dan looks forward to welcoming new opportunities and continuing improvements for patient convenience.

Raymond Bates, Vice-Chairman

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Ray moved to Caro 27 years ago to be the Director of Social Work at the Caro Regional Center. He began his volunteer service with Caro Community Hospital as a trustee in 2012, and was elected Vice-Chairperson about a year ago. Ray enjoys fishing and being a part of an acoustic music group. He has also been involved in woodworking since high school and loves creating furniture pieces.

Ray appreciates how well CCH takes care of patient needs. The newly expanded hospital services make it convenient for patients to get care locally. The 64-slice CT scanner is state-of-the-art and offers less radiation and more results. As a consumer, he appreciates how all of the CCH team members are caring, compassionate people, and how well his needs were taken care of when visiting the CCH emergency department last summer when he hurt his knee.

Bob Wolak, Treasurer

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Bob joined the CCH Board of Trustees in 2014. He grew up in Kingston, lived in Thomas Township, and recently moved to Caro. When Bob is not busy organizing his new home, he is the Chemical Bank Thumb Region President and also has experience in Commercial Lending and Public Relations. He enjoys being a part of the Rotary Club and Home Builders. Bob enjoys spending time at this cottage in Rose City, snowmobiling, golfing and relaxing on his pontoon boat.

Bob values the active support the community shows CCH. Fundraisers, like the golf outing, are a great example of supporters from all backgrounds – business owners, community members, and more – coming together and representing a united support in making CCH a better place for all.

Rick Fulton, Secretary

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Since 1998, Rick has been the President/CEO of Fulton Residential Care Corporation, an assisted living facility that offers residents independent living options and daily support services and has six facilities in Tuscola county. Rick’s volunteer service began in the winter of 2012 when he was appointed a CCH Board member. He enjoys the outdoors, hunting, fishing, spending time with his six grandchildren and going to his cottage.

Rick appreciates the positive relationship the hospital and community have together. The hospital offers many different community-centered activities that are open to the public, such as health fairs and after-hours events, which make it convenient for many rural residents to receive information about the latest health news applicable to their community.

Marc Augsburger, President and CEO

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Marc Augsburger, a native of Northwest Ohio, graduated from nursing school in 1988.  As a practicing Registered Nurse, Marc spent most of his clinical time in Critical Care, Flight Nursing and the Emergency Department.  Marc and his wife Melissa have been married for 15 years and have two daughters.  They moved to Saginaw in 2003 after he was named the Manager for the Emergency Care Center at Covenant Healthcare. While working at Covenant, Marc completed his MBA with emphasis in Healthcare and was later named the Vice President of Operations for Caro Community Hospital until moving to Iowa in late 2009 for his first hospital CEO position.  He helped Horn Memorial Hospital work through some difficult periods, both with employees and finances, leaving the hospital in excellent shape.

Marc had the great opportunity to come back to Michigan and Caro Community Hospital in April of 2013 as their President and CEO.  CCH has transitioned through many new opportunities, changes and growth since that time and Marc thoroughly enjoys the challenges of leading a Critical Access Hospital in Michigan’s Thumb.

Lisa Cook, Trustee

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Born and raised in Saginaw, Lisa Cook is a current resident of Vassar.  Prior to her retirement in 2014, Lisa spent 35 years in the financial industry, working most recently as Assistant Vice President of Indirect Lending for Chase Auto Finance.  Her many years of dedicated service to the Midwest region display her deep desire to make a difference in the small towns of Michigan.  She is excited to extend her vast experience in healthcare and to join Caro Community Hospital in its effort to provide local, quality care to the Caro community.

In her free time, Lisa enjoys golfing, gardening, bird watching and antiquing.  She is pleased to serve on the CCH board and is looking forward to learning more about Caro Community Hospital and our community.

Dr. Afonso Ferreira, Trustee

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Dr. Afonso Ferreira, who grew up in Sao Paulo, Brazil, first joined Caro Community Hospital in 1977.  Having been a part of the community for nearly 40 years, he has a deep appreciation for the friendly heart of Caro and for the personal interactions between community members.  Outside of his profession and position as a CCH Board Trustee, Dr. Ferreira enjoys reading and gardening.

As a member of the CCH Board, Dr. Ferreira values the opportunity to be a part of a proactive healthcare approach, as well as the opportunity to interact with people of diverse backgrounds.  He appreciates teh friendly staff of CCH and their ability to work as a team; and believes the essential healthcare offered by Caro Community Hospital helps make the community safer for all of its residents.  He recognizes the ever-changing face of healthcare and appreciates CCH's adaptability to always provide new and cutting-edge health services.

John Hunter, Trustee

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John was born in the old Caro hospital and grew up in Fairgrove. He is a very active volunteer and is not good at saying, “no.” He prefers to “give it a try” as the youth advisor of Future Youth Involvement with the Tuscola County Community Foundation, as vice-chairperson of the Mid State Substance Youth Disorder Advisory Board, as finance-chairperson and member of the Caro United Methodist Church, and as a member of the County Planning Commission with Parks and Recreation. He enjoys jumping in wherever he can provide support in order to better the community.

John is the Department Specialist at the Caro Center and joined the CCH Board in 2014.  He appreciates how well the hospital provides quality health care to our local community. Led by CEO Marc Augsburger, the right steps are being taken in order to ensure hospital services, such as outpatient care and specialty clinics, are accessible to rural residents.

Lainey Ransford, Trustee

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Lainey is a Pathologists Assistant at McLaren Bay Region. She joined the CCH Board of Trustees in 2014. She completed her undergraduate studies at Northern Arizona University and her residency through Wayne State University. Lainey enjoys the variety of work she gets to be involved in on a daily basis. She researches findings from surgeries as well as participating in autopsies.

Lainey likes the close neighborhoods Caro offers and its great community feeling. She and her three boys, ages 8, 6, and 4, enjoy being a part of a town that always has fun things happening.