21Sep, 2018

Serving Native American Families

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WHEN: Wednesday, October 10th from 1:00PM -4:00PM ET WHERE: Staybridge Suites, 855 W. Washington Street, Marquette, MI PURPOSE: To improve the care interactions and outcomes for Native American women who are pregnant and their families by increasing familiarity with local tribal communities. COST: FREE. Mileage reimbursement available (please send all requests to Andy Chosa at achosa@uphcs.org). REGISTER TODAY: https://native-families-workshop.eventbrite.com Sponsored by Inter-Tribal Council of Michigan, Inc. and Upper Peninsula Health Care Solutions. Visit registration link for full details.

26Jul, 2018

UPHCS Recognized by Federal Office of Rural Health Policy

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MARQUETTE – Upper Peninsula Health Care Solutions, Inc. (UPHCS) recently received a Data Innovation Award from the Health Resources and Services Administration’s Federal Office of Rural Health Policy (FORHP). The award recognizes UPHCS for commendable dedication to quality improvement data innovation as a FORHP Patient Level Data Pilot participant, demonstrating exemplary contribution to furthering improvements to the quality, efficiency, and effectiveness of grant program reporting. The award ceremony occurred during the 2018 Rural Health Care Collaboration Small Health Care Provider Quality Improvement Partnership last week in Washington D.C. In August […]

5Jul, 2018

Media Meet: Advance Care Planning

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MEDIA MEET: Advance Care Planning Episode | 28m 45s | 2018/07/01 | A new state-funded Advance Care Planning program helps individuals decide in advance on the care they will receive if unable to speak for themselves. Guests: Upper Peninsula Health Plan Advance Care Planning Program Manager, Kate LaBeau; Family Medicine Physician and Advisor, Jim Heron of Marquette; and Elder Law Attorney Paul Sturgul of Hurley, Wisconsin.

26Jun, 2018

Blue Cross Blue Shield Foundation awards grants: 5 local organizations benefit from funding

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MARQUETTE — Five Upper Peninsula organizations were awarded grants courtesy of Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan, the Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan Foundation and the Superior Health Foundation Monday at the Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan office in Marquette. Over $300,000 was distributed amongst the five organizations, which included Upper Great Lakes Family Health, Munising Memorial Hospital, Upper Peninsula Health Care Solutions, Great Lakes Recovery Center and Bay Cliff Health Center. The funding for the grants was provided through the “Investing in Upper Peninsula Health” grant initiative, which provides “one-time […]

2Apr, 2018

UPHCS Purchases New Wide-Bore Mobile MRI

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MARQUETTE – Upper Peninsula Health Care Solutions, Inc. is happy to announce that a mobile, wide-bore Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) will be coming to a hospital near you in April 2018. Two new GE Voyager MRI units will be shared among our partner hospitals in the Upper Peninsula, including: Aspirus Iron River Hospital, Aspirus Ironwood Hospital, Aspirus Keweenaw Hospital, Baraga County Memorial Hospital, Helen Newberry Joy Hospital, Schoolcraft Memorial Hospital, and UP Health System – Bell. Quality MRI images require that the patience lie completely still. This new MRI comes […]

12Mar, 2018

National Rural Health Day

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We’d like to applaud the staff at Upper Peninsula Health Care Solutions (UPHCS), Inc. for their ongoing efforts to address the unique challenges in accessing and delivering health care services in the rural communities of the Upper Peninsula. Efforts include participation in the Great Lakes Practice Transformation Network, a region-wide collaboration led by the Indiana University School of Medicine with partners in Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky and Michigan to provide better health outcomes at a lower cost for 10 million patients by delivering personalized resources, to over 15,000 providers, that help […]