Marshfield Medical Center Dickinson and Northern Lights YMCA Dickinson Forge Partnership

May 12, 2023
Northern Lights YMCA Dickinson Center and Marshfield Medica Center Dickinson entered a strategic partnership this month. Pictured, from left: Dylan Taylor, MMC-D Administrative Director of Operations, MMC-D President Mandy Shelast, NYYMCA Center Director Ron Deuter and MMC-D Director of Public Relations and Business Development Joe Rizzo.

IRON MOUNTAIN – Promoting and improving health and wellness in Dickinson County and the surrounding communities is a shared goal of Marshfield Medical Center Dickinson and Northern Lights YMCA Dickinson Center.

With those aligned values in mind, the two organizations have entered into a strategic partnership designed to enhance opportunities for health care, wellness and other programming.

“The mission of the YMCA includes the core values of Youth Development, Healthy Living and Social Responsibility,” Dickinson Center Director Ron Deuter said. “To have one of our area’s top healthcare providers step up and offer support toward those objectives is a huge win for everyone in our community. We’re grateful for the partnership and looking forward to being able to provide more for the community.”

Earlier this year, Marshfield Medical Center provided support to the YMCA’s annual free swim lessons program for third graders. The new major corporate partnership will continue that commitment as well as provide direct support for the YMCA’s Annual Campaign, Summer Day Camp and other YMCA special events.

All Marshfield Medical Center Dickinson employees will receive a 25 percent discount on YMCA membership as well as discounts on summer day camp enrollments. In addition, all YMCA members will have access to free quarterly biometric screenings and physical therapy consultations on site at the YMCA, conducted by Marshfield Medical Center staff. Also, Marshfield Medical Center patients requiring the use of a fitness center or pool as part of their rehabilitation or physical therapy will have the opportunity to obtain a free two-week trial membership at the Y.

“We are thrilled to be entering into this partnership with the YMCA,” said Mandy Shelast, President of MMC-D. “We believe in the mission of the YMCA and are proud to partner and help enhance their efforts to enrich the community.”    

About Northern Lights YMCA
Located at 800 Crystal Lake Blvd. in Iron Mountain, The Northern Lights YMCA Dickinson Center is a high quality fitness and wellness hub that serves more than 3,000 members in the community. The center annually provides close to $100,000 in financial assistance so that everyone in the community has access to health and wellness. The YMCA promotes Youth Development, Healthy Living and Social Responsibility. For more information, visit or contact the YMCA at (906) 774-4076.

About Marshfield Clinic Health System
Marshfield Clinic Health System is an integrated health system whose mission is to enrich lives through accessible, affordable, compassionate health care. The Health System serves Wisconsin and Michigan’s Upper Peninsula with more than 1,600 providers comprising 170 specialties, health plan, and research and education programs. Primary operations include more than 60 Marshfield Clinic locations, 11 hospitals, Marshfield Children’s Hospital, Marshfield Clinic Research Institute, Security Health Plan, and Marshfield Clinic Health System Foundation. Learn more at

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