Our Story

Mission, Vision, and Values

Our story, history, mission, vision, & values

Our stunning 120-acre campus is located only 2.5 miles off I-96 in Okemos, Michigan. Residents of Dobie Road enjoy beautiful gardens that surround a handicap accessible wellness trail, a working greenhouse, several enclosed courtyards, an indoor atrium that includes an aviary and fish pond and use of Dobie’s exclusive 20×30 warm water therapy pool.

Dobie Road (Ingham County Medical Care) was founded in 1844 as the original Ingham County Poor Farm which was located on the corner of Okemos and Holt roads. The county moved the “poor farm” to Dobie Road in Okemos around the 1880’s where it continued to operate as an actual working farm with animals, barns, and crops – all of which helped to support residents of the county who needed assistance. Unfortunately, following a fire in the 1920’s, that building needed to be replaced and a new structure was built that was able to house 100 county residents; that building still stands today and is now known as the Carriage Lane apartments building.

After being renamed several times, the now Ingham County Medical Care Facility moved from that building into our current location in 1978. We are very proud of our history of caring for Ingham County’s greatest generations. Next time you stop by, check out our historical picture wall across from our employee break room to the north of the Atrium.

Our Mission: Dedicated to Improving Lives

Our Vision: Dobie Road positively impacts the changing needs of our community by being the most trusted partner in life enriching care.

Our Values: Diversity, equity, inclusion – Offering comforting care and compassion with every interaction – Building a culture of positivity – Innovation and integrity – Entrusting our team to improve the lives of others.  Relationships – Optimizing our resources – Accountability – Devoted to keeping our environment welcoming, warm, and alive.

Historical photo of Ingham County Hospital Building