They say good things come in threes. If that’s so, then the Upper Peninsula is about the experience some great medical care. Three U.P. hospitals have joined forces. Bell Hospital, Marquette General Health System and Portage Health are now U.P. Health System. Hospital officials announced the merger yesterday. All three hospitals are a part of Duke LifePoint Healthcare. U.P. Health market president Jim Bogan spoke about the impact of the merger.
All three hospitals will continue to operate independently and promote the areas of strength and the specialties they concentrate on.