UP Health System – Bell
Located in the central Upper Peninsula of Michigan, Ishpeming is located on a dividing ridge between Lake Superior and Lake Michigan. Trails, lakes, and hills frame the community that offers not only scenic beauty but also recreational opportunities year-round. Rich in history, Ishpeming is proud of its mining heritage and is considered the birthplace of organized skiing in the United States.
UP Health System – Bell is a thriving, community-oriented hospital that has served the residents of Western Marquette and Baraga County for more than a century. The 25-bed, critical access hospital offers dedicated birthing suites, acute care and swing bed rooms. A new, state-of-the-art facility was built in 2008, with 10 physician practices in specialty clinics adjoining the hospital for patient convenience and satisfaction. The hospital is physician-staffed 24 hours a day.
UP Health System – Bell offers a broad range of inpatient and outpatient services that include general surgery, as well as orthopedic, gynecological, endoscopic, ophthalmologic, plastic and oral surgery. The hospital has exceptional record of quality and safety, including record low infection rates and patient satisfaction scores that are among the best in the nation. UP Health System – Bell delivers more than 250 babies per year, has a thriving swing bed program, performs 3,500 surgeries and serves more than 1,300 inpatients and 83,000 outpatients annually. The Emergency Department handles approximately 10,000 cases each year.
As one of the largest employers in the city of Ishpeming, UP Health System – Bell provides over 300 jobs and contributes $15 million in wages annually to the local economy.
Ishpeming is a 15-minute drive from Marquette and the shores of Lake Superior. UP Health System – Bell serves the city of Ishpeming and surrounding area, includingthe two cities of Ishpeming & Negaunee and the nine townships of Ely, Champion, Humboldt, Republic, Richmond, Tilden, Ishpeming, Negaunee and Michigamme. The service area is home to approximately 22,000 people. It is located in the midst of beautiful inland lakes and streams including Teal Lake, Lake Michigamme, Deer Lake, Craig Lake and the Carp River.