Maintaining a Clean & Safe Environment

May 18, 2020

Our hospital is clean and safe – just like it always has been! One of the core elements of properly managing infectious diseases is the cleanliness of our physical facility. Learn more about the specific steps we are taking to maintain a clean and safe environment and prevent the spread of infectious diseases.

Maintaining Your Health, Ensuring Your Safety

May 14, 2020

Currently, the threat of COVID-19 in our community seems to be under control, allowing our community to start re-opening and UPHS – Portage to begin gradually resuming time-sensitive, non-urgent procedures. For some, this change is a welcome return to maintaining personal health and addressing medical issues. For others, this news may cause anxiety about safety. I’d like to address these concerns with the hope of relieving fears that might make people overly cautious about seeking care and treatment.

UPHS – Portage Marks National Hospital Week, Honors Healthcare Heroes

May 11, 2020

UP Health System - Portage is proud to join the American Hospital Association and healthcare organizations around the country in celebrating National Hospital Week, which is observed May 10-16 and provides an opportunity to pause and honor the millions of healthcare professionals who dedicate their lives to taking care of people in their greatest times of need and to recognize the positive difference hospitals and healthcare organizations make in the communities they serve. 

Know Where To Go To Get The Care You Need

May 5, 2020

Knowing where to go to get the care you need can be confusing – especially now. Efforts to slow the spread of COVID-19 have resulted in many new practices for hospitals, outpatient centers, and medical offices. As we move forward, life – and healthcare – will look different, but UP Health System – Portage’s commitment to providing a broad range of healthcare services won’t change.

UP Health System - Portage Express Care Drive Through COVID-19 Testing

May 1, 2020

To help keep our community prepared during COVID-19, UP Health System - Portage Express Care is now offering another drive through COVID-19 testing location for patients. This service is available through both Express Care locations in Houghton and Calumet during their regular business hours.

Keeping Our Patients Safe During COVID-19

April 29, 2020

How isolation treatment works in managing infectious diseases: Treating infectious diseases, including the novel coronavirus (COVID-19), is not new to hospitals, and the guidelines to protecting patients, staff, and visitors are comprehensive and evidence-based.

UP Health System - Portage Announces In-House COVID-19 Testing For Patients

April 27, 2020

UP Health System - Portage announced that it has received testing supplies to perform an in-house molecular test to help diagnose patients with the novel coronavirus (COVID-19). In an effort to help address limited COVID-19 testing capacity and provide more timely results for patients, UPHS - Portage has started analyzing test results in its in-house laboratory

Thank A Healthcare Hero

April 2, 2020

At UP Health System – Portage, we honor all our providers and employees working hard to ensure a safe place of care and a healthier community for all of us. I hope you will join me and add your voice to the chorus of appreciation for our community’s healthcare heroes by posting your own message of thanks on your favorite social media, with the hashtag #ThankAHealthCareHero. Let’s show our hometown heroes how much we appreciate their incredible and inspiring efforts to keep us safe.

Visitor Restrictions, Screening Guidelines & Closures: COVID-19

March 12, 2020

For the safety of our patients, their loved ones, and our medical staff, UP Health System - Portage is implementing the following visitor restrictions, screening guidelines, and closures regarding the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) per Governor Whitmer's Executive Order 2020-07 for the State of Michigan. Click to see more.

UP Health System - Portage Adds Lithotripsy Services

February 26, 2020

Extracorporeal Shock Wave Lithotripsy (ESWL) is a treatment that fragments kidney stones without the need for surgery. Shock waves transmitted through the skin shatter the stone with little effect on surrounding tissue. Its variable shockwave frequency and multiple power levels allow for efficient treatment of kidney stones with less pain for patients.

UP Health System - Portage Earns 5-Star CMS Rating for Overall Hospital Quality

February 12, 2020

UP Health System - Portage announced that it has been awarded five stars in the latest round of Overall Hospital Quality Star Ratings released by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS). UPHS - Portage's Overall Hospital Quality 5-Star Rating puts it in the top 11% of all hospitals in the U.S. with respect to patient safety and the overall patient experience. Only 407 of the more than 3,500 hospitals rated received five stars.

Welcome Keith Wright, DO to Internal Medicine Clinic at UP Health System - Portage

February 6, 2020

UP Health System - Portage is pleased to welcome Keith Wright, DO, back to the Keweenaw to join it's Internal Medicine Clinic. Dr. Wright earned his Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine from Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine, then went on to complete his Family Practice Residency at Mercy General Health Partners. Dr. Wright is Board-certified in Family Practice.

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