Marquette General Hospital

MARQUETTE, MI--   The transaction for Marquette General Hospital to be acquired by Duke LifePoint has been finalized. 

Officials made the announcement Tuesday.  It makes MGH the fourth hospital to join Duke LifePoint, and the first one in Michigan.  State Attorney General Bill Schuette approved the sale last week.

Under terms of the agreement Duke will invest $350 million in capital improvement projects, which—among other proposed projects—could include an outpatient surgery center, comprehensive cancer center, and private patient rooms. 

MARQUETTE, MI--   A Marquette man has been arrested for stabbing another man at a city bar. 

Police were called to the Long Shot Saloon Friday around 10:30 p.m. on a report of a fight.  They found a 42-year-old man had been stabbed several times.  He was taken to Marquette General Hospital for treatment of non-life-threatening injuries and later released. 

The 31-year-old suspect fled the bar before police arrived, but was located soon afterward.  He faces a charge of felonious assault.

EAGLE HARBOR TOWNSHIP--   A Laurium woman is in critical condition, following a crash Tuesday in Keweenaw County. 

The Sheriff’s Office says Grace Ronan, 20,was eastbound on US-41 one mile east of Gratiot Lake Road in Eagle Harbor Township when she lost control of her vehicle, left the roadway, and struck several trees. 

Ronan was taken to Aspirus Keweenaw Hospital, then transferred to Marquette General Hospital.

The crash remains under investigation. 

Upstreaming Marquette General Hospital

May 28, 2012

This week on Media Meet, host Bill Hart leads a discussion of a proposal to continue improvements to Marquette General Hospital by merging with a larger partner and becoming a for-profit institution. (Originally aired March 18, 2012)