ICYMI: The complete ‘Caring for Northeast Michigan’ series

News Photo by Steve Schulwitz Alpena firefighers/paramedics Tyler Suszek, left, and Tim Slosser do some maintenance work on a power gurney in one of the department’s ambulances on Tuesday. When not responding to emergency calls throughout Alpena County, employees work to be sure equipment that may be needed to save a life is in perfect working order.

The News on July 22 wrapped up a four-day, five-part series examining the challenges of providing timely and quality health care in a rural area and the ways in which local health care providers are overcoming those challenges. Here’s the series in its entirety: