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UP Health System Urges Community Members To Wear Masks

July 16, 2020

UP Health System – Bell, Marquette, and Portage is urging community members to wear face masks or cloth face coverings in public areas where social distancing is not easily achieved in an effort to help stop the spread of COVID-19.

How the Pandemic Made UP Health System Better

July 2, 2020

Even as life returns to a “new normal,” you should know that we aren’t letting our guard down at UP Health System. We have learned so much through our response to this pandemic, and we will continue looking for new ways to improve. Because of this experience, our team is stronger; our hospitals are safer; and we are even more deeply committed to caring for our community. These are all silver linings in our book.

UP Health System - Portage Adds PET/CT Scan Services

June 9, 2020

UP Health System - Portage announced today the addition of PET/CT Scan to its services. A PET/CT Scanner combines Positron Emission Tomography (PET) and Computed Tomography (CT) images. PET images show the function of cells in the body and CT images show body anatomy, such as vessels, lymph nodes, and organs.

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.

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