New Horizons for Healthcare in Marquette and Across the UP
In 2016, we’ve seen a number of improvements to important safety and quality measures at UP Health System, and we’ll be continuing to promote these measures to ensure that we are providing the highest quality healthcare services across the Upper Peninsula. UP Health System – Marquette recently received a 3-star rating from CMS, ranking it… [read more]

Against All Odds: Michael’s Story
It was just a normal day for 20-year-old Michael Sparks. Michael and his two brothers went to play pickup basketball at the gym on Baraga Street in Marquette. Nothing was out of the ordinary. Nobody knew the pickup game was about to take a turn for the worse… [read more]

Dr. Hoenke and the Hockeyville Dream
UP Health System – Marquette’s Dr. Fritz Hoenke (above, center) wrote the winning essay which entered Marquette and Lakeview Arena into the Kraft Hockeyville competition. Our community rallied behind the cause, and Marquette went on to be named Kraft Hockeyville USA 2016. Our city will receive $150,000 for upgrades to Lakeview Arena… [read more]

On Site at the New Marquette Hospital
You may have noticed that construction on the new $300+ million UP Health System – Marquette hospital is well underway. The state-of-the-art facility will consist of approximately 538,000 square feet, 243 beds, and will also include an approximately 150,000-square-foot diagnostic and therapeutic service center, as well as nearly 183,000 square feet of patient care services… [read more]

Eating Healthy for the Holidays: A Few Simple Tricks to Keep Your Waistline in Check
From the turkey and dressing, cranberry sauce and mashed potatoes at Thanksgiving to the delicious desserts, treats for Santa and eggnog at Christmas, the holidays are one of the hardest times of year to eat healthy. In fact, studies show that the average adult gains one to two pounds every year during Thanksgiving and Christmas. While this is a small increase, over the course of 10, 20 and 30 years, an individual’s weight gain could… [read more]