St. John River District Hospital

  • Primary Care/Clinic
  • Hospital/Medical Center
  • Emergency Care
  • Imaging
  • Laboratory
Hours Visiting Hours: 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.

About Us

St. John River District Hospital is a 68-bed, non-profit, acute care facility and is fully owned and operated by St. John Providence.

St. John Providence's size means we have a stronger voice when advocating for those who have no voice — the uninsured and poor. Through partnerships, coalitions, and program development and support, our innovative programs increase access to healthcare services and empower individuals to make informed health choices.

Our 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. We have long enjoyed community support, and many organizations and individuals provided financial support for the hospital’s construction and equipment. Our facility has gone through approximately seven major renovation programs, including the reconstruction of the Maternal/Child Health, Emergency Department and surgical services. Recently, we have added many new diagnostic services, including a sleep-studies center and a vascular lab.

In cooperative ventures with two Port Huron hospitals, St. John River District provides emergency medical (ambulance and paramedic) services through TRI Hospital EMS and Advanced MRI services in partnership with St. Joseph Mercy Port Huron.

Service Areas, IP Admissions and ER Visits

Our primary service area 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. The secondary service area includes the cities of Marysville and Richmond and their surrounding townships, with a combined population of more than 30,300.

Affiliations and Special Honors
2016 nationally recognized with a Patient Safety Excellence Award This distinguished award recognizes hospitals for their excellent performance in safeguarding patients from serious, potentially preventable complications during their hospital stay. SJRDH is in the top 10% in the nation for patient safety. 

2016 Michigan Breastfeeding Friendly Workplace Award -- Gold Level from the Michigan Breastfeeding Network, an organization that optimizes state and community support of breastfeeding. The recognition is based on workplace policy, education, facilities, scheduling and resources in support of breastfeeding.

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

St. John River District Hospital is recognized for the quality and the character of its care:

  • 2014 and 2015 Women’s Choice Award® for Emergency Care
  • Rated as one of the highest providers of patient satisfaction (for overall rating of care) in southeast Michigan (according to press Ganey, Inc.)

Tree of Life
The Lawrence N. Carrier Jr. Tree of Life provides a special way for donors to pay permanent tribute to loved ones and friends through contributions to St. John River District Hospital.

Gifts to the Tree of Life may be given for a variety of reasons. Many find a gift to the Tree of Life fund to be a meaningful way to memorialize a loved one, while others use gifts to the Tree of Life fund to honor birthdays, anniversaries or special milestones in the lives of family members or friends.

Gifts to the Tree of Life directly benefit the patients of St. John River District Hospital. Contributions help St. John River District Hospital continue to provide quality, personalized healthcare services to residents of the community through the purchase of equipment expansion of services and the sponsorship of community programs. Donors are also welcome to identify the department they wish to receive the funds donated.

The Tree of Life is named in memory of Lawrence N. Carrier Jr. of Marine City, who died in June 1994. Larry, as his family and many friends new him, was a loving husband, father, grandfather, community-minded business owner and loyal friend of St. John River District Hospital. Larry’s family sponsored the Tree of Life at St. John River District Hospital in his memory as a special tribute to a generous caring man who touched many lives.

About the Sculpture
The Lawrence N. Carrier Jr. Tree of Life is a beautiful growing sculpture on display in the hospital lobby. The tree includes a beautifully sculpted bronze trunk, and offers a number of opportunities for participation by members of the community. The tree features 700 leaves, a number of acorns, and 12 stones at the base of the tree. Leaves, acorns and stones can be engraved with special inscriptions to recognize gifts to the Tree of Life fund.


  • Leaves — $350
  • Acorns — $1,500
  • Stones — $5,000

For more information about the Tree of Life, please call the Administration Department at 810-329-5382.