Emergency Services

The UP Health System - Marquette Emergency Department is managed by a full team of emergency medicine specialists, the majority of whom are board certified in Emergency Medicine. Our ER team is staffed 24/7 with emergency physicians, nurses and staff who are trained in providing emergency care. Our team combines advanced training with compassionate service to be ready for you or your family when you need it the most.

Computerized patient tracking provides patient location and test status for all emergency patients from any terminal in the Emergency Department. In critical situations physicians can place orders while at the patient’s bedside. Electronic documentation allows efficient access to critical medical information. Patients are discharged with easy to read electronic prescriptions and discharge instructions.

What to expect in our ER

As a patient, you will be cared for by staff trained to respond to any type of medical emergency. We understand a visit to the ER can be a very stressful time; therefore, you should expect us to communicate with you and guide you through your situation. You should always ask questions if you do not understand.


  • 2 trauma rooms / 4 beds
  • 4 private cardiac rooms
  • 4 private exam rooms
  • 2 private OB/GYN rooms
  • 1 private ENT room
  • X-ray & emergency ultrasound conveniently located within the Emergency Department.
  • Statscan total body imaging, providing a full body scan in 13 seconds. UP Health System - Marquette is one of only a handful of hospitals in the nation to have Statscan imaging.

Find us

Level II Trauma Center

UP Health System - Marquette receives trauma patients from throughout the Upper Peninsula of Michigan. When trauma patients arrive, a team of physicians, nurses, and appropriate support staff are already assembled and prepared for rapid assessment and treatment.

UP Health System - Marquette has been verified as a Level II Trauma Center by the Committee on Trauma (COT) of the American College of Surgeons (ACS). This achievement recognizes the hospital's dedication to providing optimal care for injured patients. The verification must be renewed every three years.

Verified trauma centers must meet the essential criteria that ensure trauma care capability and institutional performance, as outlined by the American College of Surgeons' Committee on Trauma in its current Resources for Optimal Care of the Injured Patient manual.

Quality Emergency Care

The national recognition we’ve earned demonstrates our staff’s commitment to providing the highest quality of care including:

American College of Cardiology Chest Pain Center Accreditation

UP Health System - Marquette received Chest Pain Center accreditation from the American College of Cardiology. We are dedicated to providing our patients with the best heart care treatment available. As an accredited facility, we use the newest methods and best practices in heart care to ensure that our patients receive:

  • Right care at the right time to minimize or eliminate heart damage due to heart attack
  • Timely and accurate diagnoses to reduce the disruption to your life and get you back home as soon as possible
  • Help and communication to better understand how to respond to your heart emergencies
  • Improved quality of life after a heart episode

Click here to read about chest pain awareness.

Recognize the symptoms

Two of the most common life-threatening emergencies are heart attacks and strokes. Timely treatment is crucial!

Click here to read about heart attack symptoms.

Click here to read about stroke symptoms.

The UP Health System - Marquette Emergency Department is located centrally in the city of Marquette, MI, and is accessible at 850 West Baraga Ave. off US 2/41. The Emergency Department connects to the hospital campus.

Always dial 911 if you are experiencing a medical emergency.