April 29, 2021
April showers might bring May flowers, but many of us are well aware that they can also bring tree and grass pollen and other allergens that can cause us to wheeze, sneeze and sniffle our way through spring. Read about how you can manage springtime allergies.
April 12, 2021
We have put a lot of time and energy into protecting ourselves and others from COVID-19, and that is very important and worthwhile. But taking care of your health means a lot more than successfully staying virus-free. Read about some of the most important ways you can keep your health a priority in the months and years to come.
April 5, 2021
UP Health System – Marquette has acquired the latest innovation in robotic technology for surgeries, which inserts all surgical instruments through one small abdominal incision, improving surgical outcomes and allowing faster patient recovery. This is made possible by a more than $1.7 million investment from LifePoint Health.
March 1, 2021
Marquette County teachers have the highest rate of vaccination in the state according to a recent survey.
February 18, 2021
When Rachael and Jonas' daughter had a severe allergic reaction, they were thankful to be able to count on emergency care close to home. “As scary as this experience was, it has taught me that if an emergency like this happens again, high-quality care will be readily available at UP Health System - Marquette,” said Rachael. Read more about baby Julia's story.
January 29, 2021
Amy Kilroy, MPH, CIC, is the Infection Preventionist at UP Health System - Marquette. She is the first recipient of the Dr. Julianne Kirkham Award - a new quarterly award that recognizes exemplary employees of the support and ancillary departments of the hospital who clearly see their purpose and importance in supporting the care of our patients and our community.
January 11, 2021
We're proud to support National Blood Donor Month. Every two seconds, someone in the U.S. needs blood. And seasonal obstacles like busy holiday schedules, blood drives canceled due to inclement winter weather, and illnesses like the flu and COVID-19 sidelining potential donors can hamper efforts to maintain a healthy blood supply.
January 4, 2021
UP Health System – Marquette is ringing in 2021 with the year’s first bundle of joy. Weighing 6 pounds and 11.8 ounces and measuring 20.5 inches, Sam James was born to Meghan and Jack, Friday, Jan. 1, at 11:00 am.
December 23, 2020
A new year is always an opportunity for a fresh start. Read about a few key things that can help you get and stay healthy for 2021 and beyond.
December 22, 2020
For years, Lauri Ruonavaara organized a holiday donation program aimed to anonymously help local middle and high school-aged children in need, until she passed in early 2020. As this December drew nearer, a local teen and family friend of Lauri decided to pick up where she left off – and the staff of UP Health System – Marquette joined in to help.
December 15, 2020
Keeping stress at bay is an essential part of maintaining good mental and physical health and can help keep our immune system running as it should – a goal that is especially important right now. The good news is that there are some simple seasonal strategies you can adopt to minimize stress and help keep the happy in your holiday.
November 20, 2020
As we enter the final months of what has certainly been an unprecedented year, health and well-being have perhaps never been more at the forefront of our thoughts. The ongoing pandemic has shown us that it continues to be imperative for us to make our physical health a priority.
November 12, 2020
Prostate cancer is the most common cancer in American men. Learn more about the benefits of regular screenings, as well as advanced treatment options available locally.
November 5, 2020
If you aren’t living with diabetes, there’s a good chance that at least one of the friends or loved ones who you’ll see this upcoming holiday season is affected by the disease. With November recognized as American Diabetes Month, it’s a great time to learn more about this condition and how you can help prevent and fight it.
October 15, 2020
Bruce Gustafson, retired paramedic, is no stranger to responding to medical emergencies. But when Bruce found himself in the ER in July, he was reminded just how important it was to have high-quality emergency care locally. Read about Bruce's story.
September 3, 2020
Given this year's COVID-19 pandemic, it's never been more important to be proactive about your health - and that includes getting a flu shot. Learn why getting vaccinated for the flu shot should be an essential part of your schedule this fall, as well as other ways you can help protect yourself from the flu.
August 26, 2020
In this edition of the UPHS - Marquette Community Newsletter, learn more about the ways we're keeping you safe during the COVID-19 pandemic, hear from our CEO and other clinical leaders, and read other healthy tips!
August 13, 2020
Did you know that 1 in 8 women will develop breast cancer in her lifetime? That's why it's important to begin annual mammogram screenings at age 40. At UP Health System, your breast health is important to us. Our staff uses the latest technology, like 3D Mammography - in a comfortable and welcoming environment to help you stay on top of your health and give you the peace of mind that comes with knowing and being prepared.
Ask your provider today about scheduling a mammogram. Call 906.449.1440 or visit mgh.org to learn more.
August 4, 2020
Since the onset of COVID-19, many of us have probably focused more intently on our health than ever before – paying close attention to how we are feeling, staying alert to any signs that we might not be well and doing what we can to stay healthy. While a pandemic is certainly a bad thing, being more in tune with and focused on our health is definitely a good thing.
July 10, 2020
Our hospital is committed to providing the highest quality care and ensuring the safety of our patients, employees, providers, volunteers, and visitors. We are continuing to monitor the evolving situation with the coronavirus (COVID-19) and are taking the necessary steps to ensure we are fully prepared to care for patients, in accordance with guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and in partnership with our local and state health departments.
May 14, 2020
In honor of National Hospital Week, we are proud to announce the new virtual tour of the UPHS-Marquette facility – offering personalized care and advanced healthcare technology to communities throughout the Upper Peninsula. As we approach the one-year anniversary of the opening of our new hospital, our remarkable facility is a reminder of our commitment to our mission of Making Communities Healthier. Enjoy the tour!
May 14, 2020
As healthcare providers, patient wellbeing is our chief concern every day of the year. Since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, part of how we kept our community safe was limiting elective and non-urgent procedures at UP Health System-Marquette.
Currently, the threat of COVID-19 in our community seems to be under control, allowing our community to start re-opening and UP Health System-Marquette to begin gradually resuming time-sensitive non-urgent procedures.
April 29, 2020
MARQUETTE — Support for people at the front lines during the COVID-19 crisis can come in many ways.
You can’t get much more front line than a hospital.
Of course, it needs physical items such as personal protective equipment in the form of masks, shields and other items.
However, moral support too is crucial and in one particular case, that support came in tangible and intangible ways.
April 29, 2020
MARQUETTE, Mich. (WLUC) - Numerous groups within the community have rallied in support of UP Health System – Marquette during this pandemic. Northern Michigan University is one of those who is utilizing its resources to supply UPHS with medical equipment.
April 29, 2020
MARQUETTE, Mich. - Despite social distancing and safety parameters put in place during the COVID-19 pandemic, Dr. Amy Martyanov, a pediatric neurologist at UPHS – Marquette, has still managed to see patients by utilizing technology in creative ways.
April 29, 2020
MARQUETTE, Mich. (WLUC) - Upper Peninsula Health System-Marquette announced an in-house test for COVID-19 Friday.
Polly Hockberger, Director of Laboratory Services at UPHS says this in-house coronavirus testing is a huge benefit to the people of the Upper Peninsula.
April 29, 2020
MARQUETTE, Mich. (WLUC) - UP Health System-Marquette says the number of COVID-19 patients it's treating continues a steady decline as Gov. Gretchen Whitmer moves closer to announcing the next steps for re-engaging the Michigan economy.
UPHS CEO Gar Atchison says the highest number of coronavirus patients at Upper Michigan's largest hospital was four to six weeks ago.
"U.P. wide, the numbers remain really very low of patients that have needed hospitalization," said Atchison. "Just late last week, we were able to discharge another gentleman home, so it was quite a celebration here."
March 20, 2020
UP Health System – Bell, Marquette, and Portage have implemented visitor restrictions. The visitor restrictions will remain in effect until further notice.
October 16, 2019
UP Health System announced that Gar Atchison has been named chief executive officer (CEO) of UP Health System-Marquette (UPHS-Marquette) and market CEO of UP Health System. Atchison replaces Jerry Dooley, who has been serving as interim CEO for UPHS-Marquette since June.
September 5, 2019
May 30, 2019
MARQUETTE, Mich. – (May 30, 2019) – UP Health System – Marquette (UPHS-Marquette) will relocate its operations and move all patients from its W. College Ave. location to its brand-new hospital located at 850 W. Baraga Ave. on Sunday, June 2, 2019.
November 8, 2018
MARQUETTE, MI, November 8, 2018 – UP Health System – Portage and UP Health System – Marquette have been awarded an ‘A’ from The Leapfrog Group’s Fall 2018 Hospital Safety Grade. The designation recognizes UP Health System’s efforts in protecting patients from harm and meeting the highest safety standards in the United States. The Leapfrog Group is a national organization committed to improving health care quality and safety for consumers and purchasers. The Safety Grade assigns an A, B, C, D or F grade to hospitals across the country based on their performance in preventing medical errors, infections and other harms among patients in their care.
October 4, 2018
Join us for a free presentation and dinner at the Newberry Country Club on Oct. 11 as UPHS Cardiologist Sylvie Giroux explains the different risk factors and symptoms between women and men and treatment options for Coronary Artery Disease.
August 10, 2018
For the first time in the U.P., a Trauma Care after Resuscitation (TCAR) course will be held in the area.
July 19, 2018
Iron Mountain, MI (July 19, 2018) – Dickinson County Healthcare System and UP Health System (UPHS) are beginning a formal process to evaluate the possibility of the Dickinson County system becoming part of UPHS. The organizations have signed a non-binding letter of intent that allows them to evaluate a potential acquisition of Dickinson County by UPHS and engage regional stakeholders in discussions of new approaches to ensuring access to high quality care in the Central Upper Peninsula and Northern Wisconsin.
April 24, 2018
Marquette, MI, April 24, 2018 – The Leapfrog Group, a Washington D.C-based organization aiming to improve health care quality and safety for consumers and purchasers, today released the new Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grades. UP Health System – Marquette (UPHS-Marquette) was one of 750 awarded an ‘A’ for its efforts in protecting patients from harm and meeting the highest safety standards in the U.S. The Safety Grade assigns an A, B, C, D or F grade to hospitals across the country based on their performance in preventing medical errors, infections and other harms among patients in their care.
April 4, 2018
MARQUETTE, MICH. – APRIL 16, 2018 — The American College of Cardiology Accreditation Services has recognized UP Health System - Marquette for its demonstrated expertise and commitment in treating ...
June 27, 2017
Yazan Khouri, MD, interventional cardiologist at UP Health System - Marquette, will be presenting on "Peripheral Arterial Disease: Overview, Assessment, and Treatment" on Thursday, July 20, 2017 at the Holiday Inn in Marquette, MI.
May 12, 2017
UP Health System - Marquette and the Superior Health Foundation will host Cancer Survivors Day 2017 on Tuesday, June 6th, 2017, from 4:30 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. at the Presque Isle Pavillion in Marquette, MI.
April 4, 2017
April 4, 2017 – MARQUETTE – UP Health System – Marquette achieved national recognition this week for having the second lowest heart attack readmission rate in the country.
April 4, 2017
April 4, 2017 - SAULT STE. MARIE - UP Health System – Marquette has announced that Ashly Ellis, RN, MSN, FNP will be seeing patients at their family medicine clinic in Sault Ste. Marie.
March 28, 2017
March 28, 2017 – MARQUETE - UP Health System – Marquette is pleased to announce that Steven Behrendsen, DO, rheumatologist, has joined the UP Health System – Marquette Medical Specialists.
March 27, 2017
March 27, 2017 - MARQUETTE - UP Health System – Marquette has announced that Steven Salyer, MBA will assume the role of Chief Operating Officer (COO) effective March 27, 2017.
March 22, 2017
March 22, 2017 – MARQUETTE – UP Health System- Marquette made a $12,000 donation to the YMCA of Marquette County on March 20, 2017. UP Health System – Marquette is a 2017 sponsor of the YMCA of Marquette County.
March 2, 2017
Please join the UP Health System – Cancer Care team for an educational opportunity on Treating the Whole You. Representatives from the following areas will be available to ask questions, pick up brochures, etc. This event is open to all of UP Health System – Cancer Care patients and their family members.
February 22, 2017
UP Health System – Marquette announces that Bradford Blakeman, MD will join our Heart & Vascular team as a cardiovascular surgeon. Through this partnership, 24/7 cardiovascular surgery services will be provided at UP Health System – Marquette. Joining Dr. Blakeman in this partnership are CV surgeons Juan Bonilla, MD, Jeffrey Silver, MD, and William Polito, MD.
February 15, 2017
UP Health System hospitals have received full Chest Pain Center Accreditation from the Society of Cardiovascular Patient Care (SCPC). UP Health System – Marquette, Bell, and Portage received the official designation on December 30, 2016. UP Health System – Marquette also received Primary PCI Accreditation in addition to Chest Pain Center Accreditation.
January 31, 2017
UP Health System – Marquette has completed installation of a new, $1.9 million catheterization laboratory (cath lab) made possible through an investment from Duke LifePoint Healthcare. At the heart of the lab is an Innova IGS 530 by GE Healthcare. This state-of-the-art technology for cardiovascular and interventional imaging will enable the hospital to perform cardiac catheterizations to quickly diagnose a number of heart conditions and immediately begin treatment. Along with the new equipment came a complete update of the room around it, including movable storage cabinets, piping, gas, HVAC, and an extensive remodel.
January 18, 2017
January 17, 2016 – MARQUETTE - A local surgeon has received international recognition for his research on the treatment of a disease that has a big impact in the Upper Peninsula. Dr. Clayton Peimer is a celebrated hand surgeon and has been at the forefront of leading research on Dupuytren’s disease for decades.
January 9, 2017
UP Health System – Marquette welcomes Kevin McDowell, PsyD, to its neuropsychology team at the Brain & Spine Center. Dr. McDowell received his Doctor of Psychology in Clinical Psychology from the Florida School of Professional Psychology, and his Bachelor of Science in Psychology from Northern Michigan University. He joins UP Health System – Marquette from the University of South Florida where he held the position of clinical psychologist.
December 19, 2016
UP Health System – Marquette announced that Michael McCance, DO, FACP, FACG has joined its team of Digestive & Liver Specialists.
November 15, 2016
UP Health System – Marquette has been recognized by the March of Dimes for its work to give babies a healthier start in life. UP Health System – Marquette 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.
October 31, 2016
Please join the UP Health System Cancer Care team for an educational opportunity on Treating the Whole You. Representatives from nutrition, rehab services, psychosocial, YMCA/LiveStrong, financial counselors, Cancer Care of Marquette County and American Cancer Society will be available to answer questions. This event is open to all UP Health System Cancer Care patients and family members.
September 2, 2016
Join the UP Health System - Marquette Cancer Care team on September 14, 2016 at the Peninsula Medical Center from 1pm - 3pm for light snacks, refreshments, and educational sessions. Open to all UP Health System cancer patients and their families.
September 1, 2016
According to Dr. Francis Darr, pediatrician at UP Health System – Marquette Pediatrics, there are several small steps families can take to ensure their children get the right start in life and set the stage for a lifelong commitment to healthy living.
August 18, 2016
Amy Kilroy, MPH, CIC Infection Control Preventionist at UP Health System – Marquette, answers the most pressing Zika-related questions.
August 9, 2016
Dr. Kristofer Dosh, Interventional Cardiologist at UP Health System - Marquette Heart & Vascular, will give a public presentation on Peripheral Arterial Disease (PAD) on Wednesday, August 24th at 5:30 p.m. at the Terrace Bay Inn & Suites Main Ballroom in Gladstone, MI.
August 9, 2016
August 9, 2016 - MARQUETTE - UP Health System – Marquette announced that Dr. Sean Hendren has joined its Emergency Medicine team.
August 4, 2016
August 4, 2016 - MARQUETTE - UP Health System – Marquette 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 – Marquette is in line with the national standard of care across several categories which are used to calculate the star rating.
August 3, 2016
August 3, 2016 - MARQUETTE - UP Health System – Marquette announced that David Viau, MD has joined its Emergency Medicine team.
August 2, 2016
August 2, 2016 – MARQUETTE - UP Health System – Marquette announced its re-verification as a Level II Trauma Center from the American College of Surgeons.
July 29, 2016
July 29, 2016 - MARQUETTE - UP Health System Market President James Bogan announced today that Brian Sinotte, FACHE, has been appointed to serve as chief executive officer (CEO) for UP Health System – Marquette, effective August 15, 2016. Sinotte comes to Marquette from Maria Parham Medical Center (MPMC), a Duke LifePoint Healthcare facility in Henderson, N.C., where he served as CEO since February 2015.
July 20, 2016
July 20, 2016 - MARQUETTE - UP Health System – Marquette announced that Michael Mellana, MD, has joined its Heart & Vascular team. Dr. Mellana brings advanced and specialized knowledge of the heart to UP Health System – Marquette, including experience in atrial fibrillation ablation, atrial flutter ablation, ventricular tachycardia ablation, ICD and PPM implants, and cardiac resynchronization therapy. Dr. Mellana served as the Pacemaker Clinic Coordinator at Westchester Medical Center.
July 20, 2016
July 20, 2016 - MARQUETTE - UP Health System – Marquette announced that Dr. Viktoria Koskenoja has joined its Emergency Medicine department. Dr. Koskenoja joins UP Health System – Marquette from her role as a resident physician in the Harvard-Affiliated Emergency Medicine Residency program in Boston, MA. She received her doctor of medicine degree from the Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine of Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, OH, and completed her undergraduate work at Northern Michigan University in Marquette, MI.
July 12, 2016
July 12, 2016 - MARQUETTE - UP Health System – Marquette welcomes Emily Twichell, PA-C, to its neurosurgery team. Twichell joins UP Health System – Marquette from Emergency Physicians of Indianapolis, Indiana, part of the Franciscan St. Francis Health System. She brings more than eight years of Emergency Department experience with her, having worked for a high volume two-hospital system in Indianapolis.
July 1, 2016
July 1st, 2016 – MARQUETTE – UP Health System – Marquette cardiologists continue to pave the way forward for specialized heart care in the Upper Peninsula after completing a successful case of an innovative procedure yesterday. UP Health System – Marquette is the first hospital in the region to bring the Watchman™ Left Atrial Appendage Closure Device to Upper Peninsula patients. The procedure is an FDA-approved alternative to blood thinning medicines for patients with atrial fibrillation.
June 29, 2016
June 29, 2016 - MARQUETTE - UP Health System - Marquette is one of three hospitals in Michigan to earn a distinction for the nation's lowest pneumonia readmission rates. The announcement comes from Becker's Infection Control & Clinical Quality, who compile CMS data to monitor these 30-day readmission rates.
June 3, 2016
June 3, 2016 - ESCANABA - UP Health System – Doctors Park was recently awarded a BCN AdvantageSM, Blue Cross Medicare Plus BlueSM PPO Provider Distinction Award. These awards are given annually to Medicare Advantage physician offices for outstanding contributions in helping Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan and Blue Care Network members receive “Star Quality” care, as measured by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services’ Star Ratings.
May 31, 2016
MAY 31, 2016 - MARQUETTE - United States Senator for Michigan, Debbie Stabenow (D), visited UP Health System - Marquette today to meet with leadership from UP Health System - Marquette, Bell, and Portage. UP Health System Market President Jim Bogan directed a discussion focused on the changing nature of the healthcare industry and to bring light to the unique challenges faced by rural hospitals across the Upper Peninsula.
May 26, 2016
May 26, 2016 - MARQUETTE - UP Health System – Marquette broke ground today on its new 500,000 square-foot, state-of-the-art medical facility and 80,000 square-foot, adjoining medical office building. The new medical campus will have an enormous impact on the economic health of the community and will enhance the level of service and delivery quality of care to people across the Upper Peninsula.
May 20, 2016
May 20, 2016 - MARQUETTE – Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan has selected UP Health System – Marquette as a Blue Distinction Center+ for Knee and Hip Replacement, part of the Blue Distinction Specialty Care program. Blue Distinction Centers are nationally designated healthcare facilities shown to deliver improved patient safety and better health outcomes, based on objective measures that were developed by Blue Cross and Blue Shield companies with input from the medical community.
May 16, 2016
May 16, 2016 - MARQUETTE - UP Health System – Marquette chief executive officer W. Trent Crable announced that Wael Khouli, MD, MBA, has been appointed to serve as Chief Medical Officer (CMO) for UP Health System - Marquette, effective May 17. Dr. Khouli comes to Marquette from HealthEast Care System in St. Paul, Minnesota, where he served as Medical Director of Care Management for the three-hospital system.
May 11, 2016
May 11, 2016 - MARQUETTE - Cancer Survivors Day 2016 will be held on June 7th at the Presque Isle Pavilion from 4-6 p.m. in Marquette. Cancer patients, survivors, family members, and caregivers are invited to attend this event.
May 6, 2016
May 6, 2016 - MARQUETTE - Across the country, there are millions of nurses united by a deep desire to care for others in their greatest times of need. They are the compassionate faces at the bedside and the healing hands that work tirelessly to ensure that each patient receives safe, quality care.
May 4, 2016
May 4, 2016 - MARQUETTE - Hospital week is May 9-13. Special events and opportunities will be available for UP Health System - Marquette employees.
April 20, 2016
April 20, 2016 - MARQUETTE - “We are seeking as much public input as possible as early as possible in the overall new hospital construction process,” explained UP Health System Regional President Jim Bogan. “A major component in building our new hospital campus is ensuring the current campus’s potential for repurpose is a high priority.”
April 7, 2016
April 7, 2016 - MARQUETTE - UP Health System has donated $10,000 to Cancer Care of Marquette County. The group is planning a major fundraising banquet for April 16. For more information on getting tickets for the banquet, call 906-362-4572.
April 4, 2016
April 4, 2016 - MARQUETTE - A UP Health System – Marquette delegation of caregivers from the Brain and Spine Center and the Cancer Center recently traveled to Duke University in Durham, NC, to strengthen and expand the connection with Duke as a part of UPHS-Marquette’s affiliation with Duke Health in cancer.
March 29, 2016
March 29, 2016 - MARQUETTE - Duke LifePoint officials met with the Marquette City Commission recently, opening a dialougue on reuse options for the current UP Health System - Marquette campus after the new hospital...
March 14, 2016
March 14, 2016 - MARQUETTE - The 2016 River Valley Bank Hope Starts Here Challenge is May 7th. Organizers gathered at Northern Michigan University last week to accept the $5,000 title sponsor check from River Valley.
October 14, 2015
October 14, 2015 - MARQUETTE - The public is invited to an informational forum on construction of the new UP Health System – Marquette hospital campus at 7 p.m. October 21. The forum will take place at the UPHS – Marquette conference center
September 2, 2015
September 2, 2015 - MARQUETTE – Cardiovascular and thoracic surgeon Michael W. Frank, M.D., has joined UP Health System Heart and Vascular.
Dr. Frank joins the complete team of cardiologists at UPHS Heart and Vascular. It is the largest and most comprehensive heart program in