UP Health System – Portage Recognized by March of Dimes for Giving More Babies a Healthy Start in Life

November 15, 2016

UP Health System – Portage has been recognized by the March of Dimes for its work to give babies a healthier start in life. UP Health System – Portage earned the recognition after successfully reducing the number of elective inductions and cesarean deliveries performed before 39 completed weeks of pregnancy to less than one percent (1%). This is a tremendous accomplishment, and one that will give more babies the right start in life, the March of Dimes says.

Welcome orthopaedic surgeon Ronald Ronquist, MD to UP Health System - Portage

September 28, 2016

UP Health System – Portage has announced that Ronald Ronquist, MD, has joined as its new orthopaedic surgeon. Dr. Ronquist completed his medical degree at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, MI, and his residency in orthopaedic surgery at the McLaren Regional Medical Center in Flint, MI.

UP Health System – Portage Receives CMS 3-Star Rating

August 4, 2016

UP Health System – Portage announced that the hospital has received a 3-star rating from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS). This rating means that UP Health System - Portage’s performance, as it relates to national standards of care and quality across 64 different indicators, is consistent with the performance of other hospitals in the Upper Peninsula and the nation.

Portage Adds a Pair of Physical Therapists to Rehab Team

June 21, 2016

Portage welcomes physical therapists Josh Hill and Alysse Hill to the rehab team. The husband and wife duo both graduated with a doctor of physical therapy from Central Michigan in 2015 and began seeing patients at Portage in April.

UP Health System – Portage Honors Volunteers

May 24, 2016

UP Health System – Portage held its annual Volunteer Recognition Dinner at the Shelden Grill on May 10. Volunteers were recognized for service up to 14,000 hours from 1991 to December 2015.

Portage Health Auxiliary Awards Scholarships

May 18, 2016

The Portage Health Auxiliary has awarded ten $1,000 scholarships to students in medical programs at post-secondary institutions. The recipients were recognized at Portage’s annual Volunteer Recognition Dinner at the Shelden Grill on May 10.

Portage Employees Volunteer at US Ski Championships

January 10, 2016

Michigan Tech hosted the premier Nordic skiing event in the country last week, the U.S. Cross Country Ski Championships. The event is run by a large group of volunteers and UP Health System – Portage supplied the medical team with six of its employees.

Portage Hosting 12th Annual Labor Day Bridge Walk

August 25, 2015

Get up, get out and get walking on Monday, Sept. 7 for the 12th annual UP Health System – Portage Labor Day Bridge Walk. Registration begins at 8:15 a.m. at the Kestner Waterfront Park (Chutes and Ladders) in Houghton, with the five-mile walk beginning at 8:30 a.m.

UPHS-Portage Honors Volunteers; Auxiliary Presents Scholarships

May 22, 2015

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.