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  • Facts at-a-glance 

    UP Health System - Portage has been serving the Western Upper Peninsula of Michigan since 1896. The hospital and its outlying clinics support a multi-specialty group of over 40 physicians and over a dozen allied health professionals. The main campus is a 36-bed hospital with ancillary services including the area’s only Open Bore MRI, 64-slice CT scanner, PACS, nuclear imaging, digital mammography and other radiological and laboratory services. Other services include cardiopulmonary, certified sleep disorder center, regional dialysis unit, pharmacy, rehab, audiology, a 12/7 hospitalist program, home care and hospice, and a 60-bed senior living community. Portage Health is home to the first Level III ASC-verified trauma center and emergency department in the state, as well as an Express Care walk-in clinic.


    CEO – Jeff Lang 


    Hancock, Houghton, Lake Linden, Ontonagon, Calumet 

    Facility type

    General medical and surgical hospital, skilled nursing facility, three free-standing outreach clinics, Express Care, outreach rehab office, free-standing sleep disorders center.

    Number of beds

    96 (36 general acute care beds and 60 skilled nursing)

    Number of employees

    800 - second largest employer in Houghton County

    Number of physicians on medical staff


    Number of volunteers

    200 - contributing more than 50,000 hours per year


    Inpatient Services

    • Family Birthing Center 
    • Elderly/disabled (Intermediate nursing care)
    • End-of-life services (Hospice, Pain management and Palliative care)
    • Hospitalists  
    • Infection isolation room
    • Cancer services


    • Breast cancer screening/mammograms  
    • Certified trauma center
    • Chemotherapy
    • Fitness center
    • Geriatric services
    • Home health services
    • Kidney dialysis
    • Physical rehabilitation
    • Sleep center
    • Stop-smoking program
    • Sports medicine
    • Urgent-care center
    • Women's health
    • Wound management services

    Patient/Family Support Services

    • Ambulance services
    • Help with government services
    • Chaplaincy/pastoral care services
    • Cancer services
    • Patient support groups
    • Patient representative/ombusdman  
    • Transportation for elderly/handicapped
    • Translation services 

    FY 2010 Patient Statistics

    Inpatient admissions: 1,942 (includes births)

    Outpatient visits: 119,623

    Births: 399

    Surgeries: 475

    Emergency Department Visits: 9,514


500 Campus Drive
Hancock, MI 49930
(906) 483-1000


921 W. Sharon Avenue
Houghton, MI 49931
(906) 483-1777

Express Care 


945 Ninth Street
Lake Linden, MI 49945
(906) 483-1030


751 S. Seventh Street
Ontonagon, MI 49953
(906) 884-4120


600 MacInnes Drive
Houghton, MI 49931
(906) 483-1860

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