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We’re creating a healthier community using osteopathic principles.

The work of the Osteopathic Foundation is multifaceted, but the goal is singular.

The Osteopathic Foundation serves a unique purpose in filling critical gaps in wellness resources to ensure that every Lakeshore resident has local access to health care now and for decades to come.

Our multi-year grants have helped to establish local specialty clinics to insure high quality care is available close to home. Our annual and mini grants support local nonprofits meeting immediate wellness needs. Our scholarship programs and university partnerships help to mentor and cultivate future physicians so we are prepared for the growing demand for health care providers.

A look back in time.

West Michigan has been home to osteopathic physicians for many generations.  In 1942, a group of 21 Osteopathic physicians and surgeons opened Muskegon Osteopathic Hospital as a small private hospital, which grew to become Muskegon General Hospital.  In 1998, Muskegon General Hospital merged with Mercy Hospital to form Mercy General Health Partners, which has now become Mercy Health — part of the nationwide Trinity Health System.  Click here to read the full story, or explore the interactive timeline below.

Our Board of Directors

José A. Infante Chairperson Patricia J. Roy, D.O. Vice Chairperson Mark F. Fazakerley Treasurer Harry R. Arthur, D.O. Director Gerald A. Harriman, D.O Secretary Dennis L. Cherette, C.C.I.M. Director Justin E. Grill, D.O. Director Thomas M. Graff, D.O. Director Fredric D. Levin, D.O. Director Paul E. Lomeo, D.O. Director Frank P. Marczak, Ed.D. Director Carol J. Markiewicz, D.O. Director Steven A. Speet, D.O. Director Roger W. Spoelman, D.B.A. Director Steven T. Wisneski Director