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Emily Kenny, MD joins the Women’s Health team at Portage Health

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Upper Great Lakes Family Health Center and Portage Health are pleased to announce the addition of a new provider to their Women’s Health team. Emily Kenny, MD is joining the obstetrics and gynecology team in August 2014.

Kenny, Emily imageDr. Kenny is a native of Michigan, having grown up right here in the Copper Country. She received her undergraduate education from University of Michigan, completed her medical degree at the Michigan State University College of Human Medicine Rural Physician Program, and served her residency at the Maine Medical Center in Portland, Maine.

“We are so excited to have Dr. Kenny join our team,” said Shannon Richter, Director of Operations at Upper Great Lakes Family Health Center. “Dr. Kenny’s modern medical knowledge and excellent patient interaction will be a wonderful complement to our team.”

Dr. Kenny will be joining Julie Meyer, DO in the obstetrics and gynecology clinic at the main campus in Hancock. She will see patients in the clinic during normal business hours, which are Monday-Friday, 8 a.m.­–5 p.m. Dr. Kenny will also assist expecting mothers with deliveries in the Family Birthing Center and perform out-patient and in-patient surgery.

“I’m honored to come back and serve in the community where I grew up,” Dr. Kenny said. “I look forward to creating meaningful relationships with both patients and the community.”

For more information about Dr. Kenny, please visit

Portage Health recognizes volunteers

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HANCOCK - Volunteers provided more than 16,000 hours of service to Portage Health in 2013, and those 90 dedicated individuals received acknowledgment during Portage Health's 23rd Annual Volunteer Recognition Dinner May 6th at the Shelden Grill in Houghton.Volunteer Diner 2014

Portage Health President and CEO Jim Bogan distributed pins and flowers to volunteers recognized for service milestones, ranging from 500 to 1,300 hours of service.

“You are all champions of healthcare,” Jim Bogan said. “What you do each day for the patients we serve is simply outstanding.”

Guilded Rose Gift Shop Manager Ronda Bogan presented a check to the Auxiliary for $30,000. This donation came from proceeds at the gift shop, and will be used by the Auxiliary to fund their efforts to improve the health of our community.

Six local students were also announced Thursday as recipients of $1,000 Auxiliary scholarships funded through the annual Lights of Love tree-lighting project held every December and matched by Portage Health. They are Boris Busov, Joshua E. Hulkonen, Claire E. MacKenzie, Kathleen A. Moyryla, Amber L. Pakkala and Valerie Taglione.

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