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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
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.
March 5, 2020
UP Health System - Portage announced today that Ed Freysinger has been named chief executive officer (CEO), effective March 30.
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.
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.
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.
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.
December 10, 2019
UPHS - Portage has been recognized by The Chartis Center of Rural Health and the National Organization of State Offices of Rural Health (NOSORH) for overall excellence in Quality, Outcomes, and Patient Perspective.
November 7, 2019
UPHS - Portage was awarded their third consecutive 'A' in fall 2019 Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade, a national distinction recognizing UPHS - Portage's achievements protecting patients from harm and providing safer healthcare.
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.
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.
November 8, 2018
UP Health System – Portage and UP Health System – Marquette have been awarded an ‘A’ from The Leapfrog Group’s Fall 2018 Hospital Safety Grade.
October 10, 2018
To minimize the spread of influenza this fall and winter, UP Health System – Portage is encouraging all employees, medical personnel and community members to get vaccinated as soon as possible.
May 2, 2018
The Leapfrog Group, a Washington D.C-based organization aiming to improve health care quality and safety for consumers and purchasers, will not issue a Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade for UP Health System – Portage during its Spring 2018 update of national grades.
April 5, 2018
UP Health System Market President Brian Sinotte announced today that Randy Neiswonger, RN, ACNP-BC, MBA, has been appointed to serve as chief executive officer (CEO) for UP Health System – Portage, effective May 29, 2018.