MARQUETTE, MICHIGAN – May 11, 2020 – UPHS – Marquette 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, 2020. Each May, National Hospital Week 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.
“As our community continues the fight against COVID-19, the pivotal role our healthcare workers play in the well-being of society is clearer than ever,” said Gar Atchison, chief executive officer (CEO) of UPHS – Marquette. “Their tireless efforts on the front lines of this disease and their commitment to quality care and patient safety year-round are critical to our mission of Making Communities Healthier. We proudly honor these heroes during National Hospital Week and commend their inspiring efforts to serve others.”
The hospital plays an important role in supporting the health and vitality of Marquette County and the Upper Peninsula of Michigan all year long. From welcoming 15 new providers to date in 2020 and expanding services, to investing more than $350,000,000 in the new facility, UPHS – Marquette is committed to meeting the evolving health needs of the community and enhancing access to high-quality care close to home.
As one of the region’s economic leaders, the organization employs approximately 1,878 employees and contributed more than $7.8 million in taxes to the local and state economies last year. Additionally, it is proud to sponsor many local community organizations and non-profits, including the Lake Superior Community Partnership, The Beacon House, Superior Health Foundation, local YMCAs, Noquemanon Ski Marathon, and more. Ensuring that everyone has access to the high-quality and compassionate care they need is a top priority for the organization and fundamental to its mission.
“Marquette County is a wonderful place to call home, and we are privileged to have a significant impact on its health and economic well-being,” said John Bartlett, chair of UPHS – Marquette’s board of trustees. “As we celebrate National Hospital Week amid unprecedented challenges this year and begin to look to the future, we are aware that healthcare – like other aspects of life – might look a little different. What will not change, though, is our mission and our commitment to this community. We will continue to put the health and well-being of our neighbors first, ensuring safe places of care and a healthier community for us all.”
About UP Health System – Marquette
UP Health System – Marquette (UPHS – Marquette) is a federally-designated Regional Referral Center for Michigan’s Upper Peninsula (UP). UPHS – Marquette is a Level II Trauma Center, as verified by the American College of Surgeons’ Committee on Trauma. The Joint Commission awarded the hospital the Gold Seal of Approval for its Primary Stroke Center in 2010, and Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan gave UPHS – Marquette its Blue Distinction Center+ Designation for Spine Surgery, Maternity Care, and Knee & Hip Replacement in 2016. The UP Health System – MarquetteCancer Care program is accredited by the American College of Surgeons Commission on Cancer, and is the only accredited cancer program in the Upper Peninsula. We have been granted designation by the National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers. UP Health System – Marquette received Chest Pain Center with Primary PCI accreditation by the Society of Cardiovascular Patient Care in December 2016.
UPHS – Marquette recently completed construction on its new state of the art hospital on June 2, 2019. As Upper Michigan’s Regional Medical Center, UPHS – Marquette recruits for employed and private practice positions in Marquette, Michigan, and similar positions at hospital-owned clinics in eight other communities throughout Michigan’s Upper Peninsula. The dynamic medical staff of more than 200 doctors upholds the highest standards of excellence. They work as a team with our 1800+ employees in caring for approximately 12,000 inpatients and more than 350,000 outpatients a year.
UP Health System – Marquette’s major services include its Heart & Vascular Institute, Cancer Center, Brain & Spine Center, Rehabilitation Center, Behavioral Health, Digestive Health, Bariatric Medicine & Weight Management Center and Women’s Health, Family Birthing, and Pediatrics Center. The hospital also provides the region’s premier services in imaging, surgery and laboratory and is home to the UP Telehealth Network, a leading telehealth network in the nation. UPHS – Marquette services many of the communities in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan, with 42 primary and specialty care clinics spread throughout the region.
About Duke LifePoint Healthcare
Duke LifePoint Healthcare, a joint venture of Duke University Health System, Inc. and LifePoint Health (NASDAQ: LPNT), was established to build a dynamic network of hospitals and healthcare providers. The joint venture, which brings together LifePoint’s experience in community-based hospital management and Duke’s world-renowned leadership in patient safety and clinical quality systems, is strengthening and improving healthcare delivery by providing community hospitals the clinical, quality and operational resources they need to grow and prosper.