Upper Peninsula Health Care Network
Helping health care providers in Michigan's Upper Peninsula to help you.
Our mission is to create opportunities of viability for health care
providers in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan, and to improve access
to quality health services for residents within their communities.
The UPHCN is a network of community health care providers, in the
Upper Peninsula of Michigan, with a shared vision of working
together to promote collaboration in areas that will provide
quality health care services to the members’ respective communities.
Peninsula Health Care Network (UPHCN) is a corporation of health
care organizations formed to facilitate access to high-quality
health care, at a reasonable cost. Together, UPHCN members are
continuously working to provide coordinated health care delivery for
residents in the Upper Peninsula and surrounding communities.
Peninsula Health Care Network currently comprises the following members: Aspirus Grand View, Aspirus Keweenaw Hospital, Aspirus Ontonagon Hospital, Baraga County
Memorial Hospital, Bell Hospital, Dickinson County Healthcare
System, Helen Newberry Joy Hospital,
Mackinac Straits Hospital, Munising
Memorial Hospital, Northstar Health System, Portage Health,
Schoolcraft Memorial Hospital, and War Memorial Hospital.
serves the 300,000 residents of Michigan's Upper Peninsula.
Collaborative efforts among the network members include sponsorship of the
Upper Peninsula Poison Crisis Network, joint purchasing, mobile MRI
services, education, electronic posting of a physician directory, the
U.P. Medical Library Consortium; the U.P. Teleradiology,
Teleconferencing and Telemedicine Networks; a reference lab network;
Peninsula Regional Blood Center.
continues to develop an Upper Peninsula-wide integrated information
systems network, to connect the U.P. hospitals, providing a
cost-effective mechanism to access patient information and
streamline patient-care delivery.
has recently completed a state grant to enhance medical control
authorities in the Upper Peninsula. The UPHCN Board of Trustees has
decided to continue providing resources, in order to continue this
initiative and broaden its scope.
of the UPHCN provided to its members are a result of collaboration
among mid-level and senior-level managers employed by the
facilities. These individuals take time away from their respective
organizational responsibilities and participate in activities of
the UPHCN for the purpose of adding value and resources to health
care within the region. These individuals of the member
facilities deserve praise and recognition for their participation
in the following UPHCN Committees:
* Board of Trustees
* Business Office Manager
* Chief Financial Officer
* Community Relations Committee
* Dietary Manager Committee
* HIPAA Committee
* Information System Workgroup
* Laboratory Manager Committee
* Materials Management
Regional Medical Control Network
* Pharmacy Manager Committee
* Radiology Manager Committee
inception in 1995, the UPHCN has made significant accomplishments.
In addition to the many services already mentioned, the UPHCN has
secured several grants from state and federal sources, as well
as from local and national foundations. This money has brought a
tremendous amount of administrative support, a wealth of equipment
and technology, and community services to the local region.
|Dennis H. Smith
Manager, Group Purchasing Operations
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Schoolcraft Memorial Hospital
County Healthcare System
Aspirus Ontonagon Hospital
Newberry Joy Hospital
County Memorial Hospital
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