We are nationally accredited and we serve to scientifically investigate deaths that may pose a concern to the health, safety, and welfare of the community. This is a new website with a wealth of information on:

  • The purpose of the medical examiner office

  • The different services we provide

  • How the process works for families

  • How to request autopsy reports, etc.


The coalition is a group of interested stakeholders who collaborate to influence and improve emergency & medical response capabilities in Michigan’s Region 5–the nine counties of southwest Michigan. Organizations and disciplines represented include hospitals, public health departments, medical control authorities, emergency management, medical examiners, law enforcement, hazmat responders, long term care, specialty health services, EMS and others. We consider all hazards, including natural and man-made disasters of diverse causes (nuclear, biological, chemical, electromagnetic, weather-related, transportation-related or violence-related, all of which impact our partners.