UP Health System – Portage

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The Hospital

UP Health System provides comprehensive healthcare for the Upper Peninsula of Michigan through its three hospitals and many physician practices. Since 1896, UP Health System – Portage has been serving the Western Upper Peninsula of Michigan. The 36-bed hospital is a verified chest pain center through the Society of Cardiovascular Patient Care (SCPC) and houses the area’s only open bore MRI machine. UP Health System – Portage was home to the first Level III ACS (American College of Surgeons) verified trauma center and emergency department in the state.

The Community

With small communities and big ideas, Michigan's Upper Peninsula is the perfect place for people to explore their many and varied interests. Visit the art galleries, fine arts centers, and museums. Walk along the beaches of Lake Superior. Hike, bike, and explore the many trails. Wrap yourself in a blanket of bright stars, clean air, and open water.

Hancock is a community that brings together small-town values, rich history and culture, and a four-season wonderland for outdoor enthusiasts — without the long commute times or congested highways. The Keweenaw is home to two universities — Michigan Technological University and Finlandia University — and the community benefits from the diversity, culture, and high standards of living contributed to our small community. The Keweenaw Peninsula is often called "Copper Country" because of the amount of natural “float” copper found in the area. In fact, at 90 percent pure, much of this copper is the purest in the world. The 19th-century copper boom brought many immigrants whose traditions are still a part of the area today.