Our Mission, Vision & Values

The UP Health System is committed to always providing excellent care to our communities. Our facilities provide comprehensive services to residents throughout the Upper Peninsula.

Our commitment to high-quality healthcare is strong. We bring new and innovative programs to those who matter the most – our communities.

Our team of more than 2,900 employees is committed to always providing compassionate care. We offer the latest technology in imaging services, orthopedics, cancer and cardiac care. We also provide outreach with programs like annual health & safety fairs, community runs & walks, health screenings for the entire family and many more to keep our community healthy!

Our Mission

The UP Health System combines the experience and services of two historic community hospitals, Bell and Portage, with the tertiary care of Marquette, a Duke LifePoint hospital, to provide exceptional healthcare and value to those we serve. Working together, the UP Health System will improve patient satisfaction and focus on delivering exceptional quality care in Michigan's Upper Peninsula.

Our Vision

We want to create places where people choose to come for healthcare, physicians want to practice and employees want to work.

Core Values

  • Honesty
  • Integrity
  • Trustworthiness
  • Compassion
  • Legal/Ethical Compliance

Our High Five Guiding Principles

  • Delivery high quality patient care
  • Supporting physicians
  • Creating excellent workplaces for our employees
  • Taking a leadership role in our communities
  • Ensuring fiscal responsibility