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.
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.
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.
July 22, 2016
UP Health System – Portage’s University Center location will remain open throughout normal business hours today (July 22).
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.
June 14, 2016
General surgeon Dr. Tim Sears will present a free public presentation titled, “Varicose Vein Treatment” on Monday, June 27 at the Memorial Union Building on Michigan Tech's campus.
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.
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.
May 13, 2016
As of May 4, 2016, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has refreshed the Hospital Compare website, ranking UP Health System – Portage as a Four Star Hospital.
May 5, 2016
We are proud to join the American Nurses Association and numerous healthcare organizations across the country to celebrate National Nurses Week (May 6 – May 12).
April 21, 2016
UP Health System – Portage named Mark Randell as the hospital’s 2016 Mercy Award winner on Thursday (April 21).
April 15, 2016
UP Health System – Portage is hosting its annual Sisu Shuffle on Saturday, April 23. The shuffle is a FREE 5-kilometer run/walk, beginning at 11 a.m. at the hospital’s main entrance in Hancock.
April 14, 2016
UP Health System – Portage named Mary Willmer as the 2016 recipient of the Gertrude Decker Hellman Excellence in Nursing Award on Wednesday (April 13) at the annual service awards ceremony.
April 13, 2016
UP Health System – Portage recognized 57 employees for their years of services at a ceremony held in the hospital café on Wednesday (April 13).
April 6, 2016
The Family Birthing Center and PortagePointe at UP Health System – Portage lifted their recent visitor restrictions on Wednesday (April 6).
March 8, 2016
UP Health System – Portage is donating $100,000 to the Michigan Technological University Athletic Department over a four-year span to enhance student-athlete health and wellness.
March 7, 2016
UP Health System – Portage CEO Jeff Lang has announced that Dr. Stephen Lipson, a board certified urologist, is now seeing patients at Portage.
March 7, 2016
A record 657 skiers flooded the Swedetown ski trails in Calumet for the 36th running of the UP Health System Great Bear Chase Ski Marathon on Saturday.
March 1, 2016
The elders at PortagePointe are holding a community event to showcase their Creative Expressions on Thursday, March 3 from 2:30 – 4 p.m.
February 24, 2016
The Family Birthing Center and PortagePointe at UP Health System – Portage are temporarily closed to visiting children, including siblings, due to the high numbers of respiratory illness and influenza in the community.
February 18, 2016
The Keller Family Community Foundation has granted the Portage Health Foundation $2,000 to purchase gas-only gift cards for the continuation of a medical transportation program at UP Health System-Portage.
February 18, 2016
Nephrology is the branch of medicine that deals with the normal working of the kidneys as well as its diseases.
February 3, 2016
UP Health System will begin site preparation activity at its planned new UP Health System Calumet clinic in late February. Construction of the new clinic facility will begin in the spring.
February 1, 2016
When a heart attack strikes, every minute matters. In fact, the first few minutes are critical in determining the short-term and long-term outcome for the patient.
January 25, 2016
A free public presentation by Dr. Rudy Evonich on “Atrial Fibrillation and Stroke Prevention” is slated for 5:30 p.m. on Monday, February 8 at the Shelden Grill.
January 15, 2016
Dr. Jennifer Bow will present a free public lecture titled, “Lower Extremity Pain and Treatment Options for the Hip, Knee, Foot and Ankle”, on January 28 at the Shelden Grill/Franklin Square Inn in Houghton.
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.
December 15, 2015
UP Health System – Portage is proud to welcome Debbie Lorenz, NP to its internal medicine staff in Hancock. Lorenz is partnering with Dr. Katriina Hopper and began seeing patients in late November.
November 5, 2015
The fourth annual Portage Turkey Trot is scheduled for 9 a.m. Thanksgiving morning at UP Health System - Portage in Hancock.
October 23, 2015
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) Diabetes Prevention Recognition Program is coming to UP Health System – Portage in September.
October 20, 2015
People of all ages, shapes and sizes walk through the doors of the UP Health System – Portage Fitness Center on a daily basis. One such individual stands out from the crowd and is an inspiration for everybody.
October 2, 2015
UP Health System - Portage is now a participant in the SilverSneakars Fitness Program at its Fitness Center on Sharon Avenue in Houghton.
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.
August 20, 2015
The local Women Living with Cancer Support Group will have its monthly meeting at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, August 26 in the conference center at UP Health System – Portage.
August 5, 2015
Dr. Robinette is a board certified emergency medicine physician and began seeing patients on August 1, 2015.
June 5, 2015
UP Health System - Portage has started a partnership with Niemela’s Market Gardens who will supply fresh local produce for the hospital’s café. The first delivery was made on Friday (June 5).
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.
May 22, 2015
UP Health System - Portage named Stacey Lassila as the 2015 recipient of the Gertrude Decker Hellman Excellence in Nursing Award on Thursday (May 14) at the annual service awards ceremony.
May 22, 2015
UP Health System - 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.
October 21, 2014
Bell Hospital, Marquette General Hospital (MGH) and Portage Health celebrated their coming together as a regional health system focused on delivering exceptional patient care through the unveiling of a new name, logo and brand image representing the cohesive service of quality care that is the UP Health System.