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UPHS Portage named Brian Laakonen as the hospital’s 2015 Mercy Award winner on Thursday (May 21). The Mercy Award recognizes one employee from each of LifePoint Health’s more than 60 hospitals, including UP Health System
Lassila Recognized with Excellence in Nursing Award at UPHS Portage HANCOCK, Mich. – UP Health System Portage named Stacey Lassila as the 2015 recipient of the Gertrude Decker Hellman Excellence in Nursing
UP Health System - Portage held its annual Volunteer Recognition Dinner at the Shelden Grill in the Magnuson Franklin Square Inn on May 12, 2015. Volunteers were recognized for service ranging from 500 to 15,000 hours accumulated between 1991 and December 2014. Also recognized were recipients of the Portage Hospital Auxiliary medical-education scholarships.
UP Health System - Portage announced it has been recognized as a 2013 Top Performer on Key Quality Measures® by The Joint Commission, the leading accreditor of health care organizations in the United States. UP Health System - Portage was recognized as part of The Joint Commission’s 2014 annual report “America’s Hospitals: Improving Quality and Safety,” for attaining and sustaining excellence in accountability measure performance for Pneumonia and Surgical Care. UP Health System - Portage is one of 1,224 hospitals in the United States to achieve the 2013 Top Performer distinction.
The Portage Hospital Auxiliary is hosting its annual Lights of Love ceremony on Thursday, December 4 at 5 p.m. in the UP Health System - Portage lobby.
Hospitals unveil new brand promise and underscore commitment to Michigan’s Upper Peninsula
Portage Health has recently seen an increased rate of respiratory disease, especially in asthmatic children. The illness, being confirmed as enterovirus D68 (EV D68) can cause mild to severe respiratory illness. EV D68 is a version of Hand, Foot and
Valley Med Flight recently opened a fixed-wing airplane air ambulance base in Houghton-Hancock to serve the citizens of the region with quick, high-quality air medical transportation. The airplane and crew will be able to respond to flight requests from Portage Health and other locations throughout the UP. The company also has a fixed-wing base in Iron Mountain and a rotor-wing helicopter base in Escanaba.
Portage Health is excited to announce the addition of a full time provider to our Cancer Care clinic, Brianne Sable, PA. Brianne will be serving patients in the Cancer Care clinic alongside Dr. Lloyd Geddes.
Portage Health is proud to welcome Keweenaw native Reid Andress, MD to its hospitalist team. As an adult medicine specialist, Dr. Andress is board certified in Internal Medicine by the American Board of Internal Medicine, and will begin seeing patients in the Inpatient Unit starting August 1, 2014.
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