UP Health System – Marquette is a federally-designated Regional Referral Center for Michigan’s Upper Peninsula (UP). This 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 UP Health System – Marquette its Blue Distinction for Spine Surgery in 2010. In oncology, UP Health System – Marquette has been granted designated by the National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers.
As a 307-bed specialty care hospital, UP Health System – Marquette receives patients from across the UP and provides care in 65 specialties and subspecialties. Its medical staff of more than 200 doctors works as a team with its more than 1,800 employees in caring for approximately 9,000 inpatients and more than 350,000 outpatients per year.
UP Health System – Marquette’s major services include its Heart Institute, Cancer Center, Brain & Spine Center, Rehabilitation Center, Behavioral Health, Digestive Health, Weight Loss Center and Women’s & Children’s 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. We also serve many of the communities in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan, with 42 primary and specialty care clinics spread throughout the region.
As a teaching hospital, UP Health System – Marquette has numerous affiliations with universities and community colleges throughout the state and the Midwest training medical students, family medicine residents, Pharm.D. pharmacists, nurses, physical and occupational therapists, nurse anesthetists, radiographers, surgical technicians and dietitians. Through its collaboration with Northern Michigan University, UP Health System – Marquette also is part of the Upper Michigan Brain Tumor Center, which is conducting primary research on the formation of brain tumors.
Located in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan, UP Health System – Marquette is found on the shimmering shores of Lake Superior. Every season abounds with opportunities for outdoor activities. Go fishing, mountain biking, hiking or sailing in the summer and go snowmobiling, skiing or snowboarding after the snow falls. Our residents experience life at a different pace and find the best nature has to offer.
Our national recognition includes being named one of “America’s Most Livable Communities” by Partners for Livable Communities in 2004, involvement in Michigan’s “Cool Cities” initiative, and receipt of the “All-American City” award by the National Civic League in 2003. Forbes also named Marquette the “Third Best City in America to Raise a Family” in 2010, and, most recently, Marquette was named one of the top micropolitans by Site Selection Magazine in March 2011.
Residents of the City of Marquette have long appreciated their community’s abundant natural beauty, unique climate and the high quality of life that is enjoyed here. A strong commitment by both city leaders and active community members has helped Marquette to become one of the nation’s premier cities.