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  • Facts at-a-glance

    Portage Health is a community-owned, not-for-profit health care system with 800 employees. Portage Health has 96 beds (36 general acute beds and 60 skilled nursing) and treats nearly 2,000 inpatients each year. Portage Health offers dedicated services for family medicine, pediatrics, women's health, surgery, and skilled nursing care and wellness plus ancillary services that include radiology, laboratory, cardiopulmonary, certified sleep disorder center, regional dialysis unit, pharmacy, rehab and therapy, audiology, a 12/7 hospitalist program, home care and hospice, and a 60-bed senior living community. Portage Health offers a Level III ACS verified trauma center and emergency department as well as an Express Care walk-in clinic. More than 35 physicians are on the Portage Health medical staff. Portage Health provides a variety of healthcare services throughout Houghton, Baraga, Ontonagon and Keweenaw Counties, with facilities in Calumet, Hancock, Houghton, Lake Linden and Ontonagon. Portage Health is accredited by the Joint Commission.


    President & CEO – Jim Bogan 
    Chairman – Steve Zutter 


    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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