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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.

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.

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.

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