UPHS-Marquette

Marquette, MI--   The following is a press release from the Michigan Nurses Association:

A supermajority of ancillary staff at UPHS Marquette filed paperwork with the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) on April 26 to have an election to form a union with the Michigan Nurses Association. Should the unionization effort be successful, it would be one of the largest groups of healthcare workers to win a union through the NLRB since the start of the pandemic.   

MARQUETTE, MI--   UP Health System - Marquette has been made aware of a "caller ID spoofing" scam that is inappropriately using the hospital's name.

This type of scam involves a third party making it appear as though a call is coming from a particular entity, in this case, the hospital. It has been reported that these calls are "trying to collect money" or "your personal information" for fraudulent purposes. 

MARQUETTE, MI--   UPHS-Marquette is allowing people to visit in certain instances.

Effective immediately, the hospital is letting one healthy visitor per stay for inpatients only. Visiting hours are 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Exceptions to the rule include a support person with patients in the family birthing center; a parent, guardian, or foster parent with those under 21 years of age; a support person who has power of attorney or court-appointed guardianship of someone under the hospital’s care; and a support person for end-of-life care.

The following is a press release from UPHS-Marquette:

MARQUETTE, MI--   For the safety of our patients, employees, and medical staff, UP Health System - Marquette is reimplementing certain visitor restrictions. The Upper Peninsula of Michigan continues to be at risk due to the rising number of COVID-19 cases and the increased rate of transmission. Our previous limited visitation for inpatients only has been suspended until further notice.

MARQUETTE, MI--   UPHS-Marquette and UPHS-Bell have eased their visitor restrictions. 

The hospitals announced this week they’re going from a zero-visitor policy to limited visitors. Patients may now designate one healthy visitor for the duration of their stay. The rules also include one companion for outpatient appointments and one support person for obstetric patients.

Visitors are permitted between 8 a.m. and 7 p.m. and must remain in the patient’s room except for the use of restrooms.

MARQUETTE, MI--   UPHS-Marquette and Bell are easing visitor restrictions. 

The decision was made as current projections continue to indicate a lower than expected volume of COVID-19 in the region.

Patients may now designate one well visitor per stay, including one companion for outpatient appointments and one support person for obstetric patients. All visitors must be 18 or older. They will be screened upon entry and are required to wear a mask and a dated visitor sticker while in the facility.

MARQUETTE, MI--   The following is a press release from the Michigan Nurses Association:

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The Michigan Nurses Association on Monday filed three charges with the National Labor Relations Board alleging that UPHS-Marquette has violated federal labor law through its lack of transparency.  

MARQUETTE, MI--   UPHS-Marquette says it now has in-house testing for COVID-19.

The hospital has been analyzing test results for several weeks in an effort to address limited COVID-19 testing capacity and provide more timely results. Officials say the capability increases the scope and speed of testing available locally as compared with other commercial laboratories in the region. It also enables providers to make more informed decisions on how to treat patients and helps optimize the hospital’s supply of personal protective equipment.

MARQUETTE, MI--   The following is a press release from UPHS-Marquette:

UP Health System announced today that Gar Atchison has been named chief executive officer (CEO) of UP Health System-Marquette (UPHS-Marquette) and market CEO of UP Health System. Atchison replaces Jerry Dooley, who has been serving as interim CEO for UPHS-Marquette since June. 

MARQUETTE, MI--   UP Health System has selected an interim CEO for UPHS-Marquette.

Jerry Dooley will come on board June 19. He takes over for Brian Sinotte, whose last day is June 21. Dooley has been with Duke LifePoint for more than a decade, serving as interim CEO for hospitals across the nation that are experiencing a leadership transition.

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