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.

The capital improvements span multiple departments in the hospital directly related to patient care. These projects include a new mammography machine, ultrasound machine, CT scanner, data storage devices, and dialysis machines. 

“Investing in state-of-the-art medical technology gives patients in the Keweenaw access to the best possible care. These investments at UP Health System – Portage are an investment in our community, and in our patients, which directly supports our mission: making communities healthier.” said Roy Vinson, Interim CEO at UPHS - Portage.

Total capital improvements at UPHS – Portage for 2017, including what is currently underway, total approximately $2.3 million.

A full list of the capital improvements and benefits to our area, including taxes supporting local infrastructure, are shared in UP Health System – Portage's annual community benefits report.