Helping health care providers in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula to help you.
Our mission is to create opportunities of viability for health care providers in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan, and to improve access to quality health services for residents within their communities.
Upper Peninsula Health Care Solutions (UPHCS) is a network of community health care providers, in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan, with a shared vision of working together to promote collaboration in areas that will provide quality health care services to the members’ respective communities. UPHCS is a corporation of health care organizations formed to facilitate access to high-quality health care, at a reasonable cost. Together, UPHCS members are continuously working to provide coordinated health care delivery for residents in the Upper Peninsula and surrounding communities.
UPHCS is a 501 (c) 3 nonprofit organization which serves the 300,000 residents of Michigan’s Upper Peninsula through collaborative efforts among the network members. UPHCS sponsorships include the Upper Peninsula Poison Crisis Network, the Upper Peninsula Medical Library Consortium and the Upper Peninsula Regional Blood Centers. Network members are currently involved with joint purchasing opportunities, mobile MRI services, education, electronic posting of a physician directory, the U.P. Teleradiology, Teleconferencing and Telemedicine Network and a reference lab network. UPHCS continues to develop a UP-wide integrated information system network, the Upper Peninsula Health Information Exchange (UPHIE), to connect the U.P. hospitals. This system provides a cost-effective mechanism to access patient information and streamline patient care delivery.
|Dennis Smith||Executive Director|
|Chuck Nelson||Chairman||Aspirus Keweenaw Hospital||Regional CEO|
|Scott Pillion||Vice Chairman||Helen Newberry Joy Hospital||CEO|
|Margie Hale||Secretary||Baraga County Memorial Hospital||CEO|
|Connie Koutouzos||Treasurer||Aspirus Iron River Hospital||CEO|
|Brian Sinotte||UP Health System - Marquette||CEO|
|Conrad Deese||LifePoint||Vice President of Finance|
|Melissa Hall||Munising Memorial Hospital||CEO|
|Paula Chermside||Aspirus Ironwood Hospital||CEO|
|Robert Crumb||Schoolcraft Memorial Hospital||CEO|
|Mike Hauswirth||Aspirus Ontonagon Hospital||CEO|
|David Jahn||War Memorial Hospital||CEO|
|Jeff Lang||UP Health System - Portage||CEO|
|Mitch Leckelt||UP Health System - Bell||CEO|
|David Lord||OSF St. Francis Hospital||CEO|
|Karen Cheeseman||Mackinac Straits Health System, Inc.||CEO|
|John Schon||Dickinson County Healthcare System||CEO|