UP Health System - Portage Named a LifePoint Health National Quality Leader

January 27, 2020

UP Health System - Portage today announced that it has been named a LifePoint Health National Quality Leader, recognizing it's continued efforts in transforming its culture of safety and achieving high standards of quality care, performance improvement, and patient engagement. The designation replaces the hospital's former recognition as a Duke LifePoint Quality Affiliate.

UP Health System - Portage Recognized for Excellence with ACC Chest Pain Center Accreditation

October 25, 2019

The American College of Cardiology has recognized UPHS - Portage for its demonstrated expertise and commitment in treating patients with chest pain. UPHS - Portage was awarded Chest Pain Center Accreditation in October based on rigorous onsite evaluation of the staff's ability to evaluate, diagnose, and treat patients who may be experiencing a heart attack.

Welcome Andrea Bouman, MD, MBA to Emergency Medicine Team at UP Health System - Portage

October 23, 2019

UP Health System - Portage is pleased to welcome Andrea Bouman, MD, MBA back to the Keweenaw to join it's Emergency Medicine team. Dr. Bouman earned her Doctor of Medicine at the Michigan State University College of Human Medicine, then went on to complete her Emergency Medicine Residency at Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit, MI.

UP Health System - Portage Announces Commitment to the Community through Capital Improvements

October 5, 2017

UP Health System – Portage announces more than $2 million in capital improvement projects underway at the hospital. This investment resulted from a collaborative effort between LifePoint Health and UP Health System – Portage. Executive leadership and administration worked closely with medical staff to identify potential advancements in medical technology.

UP Health System – Portage Recognized by March of Dimes for Giving More Babies a Healthy Start in Life

November 15, 2016

UP Health System – Portage has been recognized by the March of Dimes for its work to give babies a healthier start in life. UP Health System – Portage earned the recognition after successfully reducing the number of elective inductions and cesarean deliveries performed before 39 completed weeks of pregnancy to less than one percent (1%). This is a tremendous accomplishment, and one that will give more babies the right start in life, the March of Dimes says.

Welcome orthopaedic surgeon Ronald Ronquist, MD to UP Health System - Portage

September 28, 2016

UP Health System – Portage has announced that Ronald Ronquist, MD, has joined as its new orthopaedic surgeon. Dr. Ronquist completed his medical degree at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, MI, and his residency in orthopaedic surgery at the McLaren Regional Medical Center in Flint, MI.

UP Health System – Portage Receives CMS 3-Star Rating

August 4, 2016

UP Health System – Portage announced that the hospital has received a 3-star rating from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS). This rating means that UP Health System - Portage’s performance, as it relates to national standards of care and quality across 64 different indicators, is consistent with the performance of other hospitals in the Upper Peninsula and the nation.

Portage Adds a Pair of Physical Therapists to Rehab Team

June 21, 2016

Portage welcomes physical therapists Josh Hill and Alysse Hill to the rehab team. The husband and wife duo both graduated with a doctor of physical therapy from Central Michigan in 2015 and began seeing patients at Portage in April.

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