Marquette General Hospital

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Marquette, MI - Marquette General Hospital and Duke LifePoint Healthcare have announced plans to construct a new 265-bed hospital.

Duke LifePoint acquired MGH in September 2012, and according to M-G-H CEO Gary Muller, diligent research and deliberation began before the acquisition was complete to explore options for expanding and enhancing medical services at the present hospital location and evaluate feasibility of constructing a new hospital facility.

It will take approximately three years to plan, design and construct the new facility.

MARQUETTE, MI--   Governor Rick Snyder stopped in Marquette Tuesday to promote Medicaid expansion in Michigan. 

Snyder says the plan would extend health coverage to nearly 500,000 residents who now rely on emergency room visits for their health care, which makes it expensive for the rest of the population.

“We’re paying for all those uninsured people already through higher insurance premiums,” he says.  “We’re already paying the bill, folks.  All this does is change who’s writing the checks.”

MARQUETTE, MI--   Marquette General Hospital is finalizing short- and long-term plans to upgrade its facilities.  

Officials say they’ll spend $300 million over the next ten years to improve the hospital for patients, staff and the community.

That includes an overall cosmetic facelift, including new paint and carpeting. 

An 18,000-square-foot shell under the Emergency Department will be turned into an ambulatory surgery center by the end of the year. 

MARQUETTE, MI--   Marquette City Police are warning parents about what their kids may be doing for recreation.  

Saturday night officers were called to the emergency department at Marquette General Hospital on a report that a 13-year-old girl had overdosed on cold medication. 

Investigation revealed that the victim and three of her friends had taken numerous over-the-counter pills before going to a dance.  The victim quickly became ill with vomiting and other serious symptoms. 

MARQUETTE, MI--   Marquette General Hospital and its 457 registered nurses have finalized a new contract.  

The Michigan Nurses Association says the agreement modifies a contract that was set to expire next month.  Officials say it includes annual wage increases, controlled health insurance costs, improved scheduling language, and new language to address fatigue among nurses. 

The MNA says the agreement will provide stability for nursing staff and the hospital for the next four years and will help MGH retain high-quality nurses.

MGH gets "check-up"

Apr 4, 2013

MARQUETTE, MI--   Marquette General Hospital CEO Gary Muller has released a six-month “check-up” pertaining to progress the hospital has made since it was acquired by Duke LifePoint.  

MGH is taking a four-pronged approach to measuring progress, broken down into the areas of quality, physicians, financial, and facility.  The hospital is using benchmark tools to compare itself with Duke sister hospitals. 

MARQUETTE, MI--   Marquette General Hospital is restricting who can visit patients.  

Because of an increased number of flu cases being seen in the hospital’s emergency room, officials say only essential family members are being allowed into inpatient rooms.  Those under 14 years of age are being told to stay home, to prevent the spread of the virus.

The restrictions will remain in place until further notice.

MARQUETTE, MI--   The Marquette Police Department is investigating a shooting in the city.  

Officers say they responded to 518 Fisher Street around 5:30 Wednesday morning in response to a report of a female gunshot victim. 

The female was taken to Marquette General Hospital and is being treated for a non-life-threatening injury.

No further details have been released. 

The incident remains under investigation. 

WLUC-TV

MARQUETTE TOWNSHIP, MI--   Two people are injured, following a two-vehicle crash in Marquette Township. 

State Police from the Negaunee Post say the accident happened Tuesday around 4:05 p.m. on US-41 near Northwoods Drive.  Troopers say a Chevy Cavalier driven by James Lemmond, 26, of Ishpeming pulled out of Fox Motors of Marquette and into the path of an eastbound Chevy Blazer driven by Christine Mattfolk, 59, of Dollar Bay.

Both were taken to Marquette General Hospital for treatment of non-life-threatening injuries. 

ISHPEMING, MI--   Authorities believe a call to Bell Hospital about exposure to nerve gas is actually related to fumes from a meth lab. 

The Marquette County Sheriff’s Department says the Poison Control Center called the hospital Thursday around 7:45 p.m., saying a woman was bringing in a 23-year-old man who had been exposed to a possible World War II nerve agent.  Bell initiated lock-down procedures and prepared for decontamination operations.  Marquette General Hospital was also notified and initiated its own lock-down procedures. 

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