Ascension River District Hospital

  • Hospital/Medical Center
  • Emergency Care
  • Imaging
  • Laboratory
  • Primary Care/Clinic
Address 4100 River Rd
East China, MI 48054
Phone 810-329-7111 Appointments


About Us

For more than 50 years, Ascension River District Hospital has been caring for our community.

Ascension River District Hospital is a full-service community hospital that is part of Ascension, the country’s largest non-profit health system and largest Catholic health system.

A faith-based health care provider, the hospital’s Mission states it is “dedicated to spiritually centered, holistic care which sustains and improves the health of individuals and communities,” particularly those who are poor and vulnerable. Ascension River District Hospital has been an active and involved community resource since 1965, when local communities worked together to build the hospital on a site donated by Detroit Edison.

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. Ascension River District Hospital 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.

Ascension 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

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 Ascension River District Hospital.

Gifts to the Tree of Life may be given for a variety of reasons. Many individuals 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 Ascension River District Hospital. Contributions help Ascension 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 Ascension River District Hospital. Larry’s family sponsored the Tree of Life at Ascension 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.