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UP Health System - Bell Eases Visitor Restrictions

August 3, 2020

At UP Health System - Bell, our top priority is safeguarding the health and wellbeing of our patients, providers, employees, and community. We continue to closely monitor the prevalence of coronavirus (COVID-19) in our community and follow state and federal guidance as we adapt our operations to safely care for and support our patients. The updated restrictions are effective immediately.

UP Health System Urges Community Members To Wear Masks

July 16, 2020

UP Health System – Bell, Marquette, and Portage is urging community members to wear face masks or cloth face coverings in public areas where social distancing is not easily achieved in an effort to help stop the spread of COVID-19.

How the Pandemic Made UP Health System Better

July 2, 2020

Even as life returns to a “new normal,” you should know that we aren’t letting our guard down at UP Health System. We have learned so much through our response to this pandemic, and we will continue looking for new ways to improve. Because of this experience, our team is stronger; our hospitals are safer; and we are even more deeply committed to caring for our community. These are all silver linings in our book.

Maintaining Your Health, Ensuring Your Safety

May 14, 2020

Currently, the threat of COVID-19 in our community seems to be under control, allowing our community to start re-opening and UPHS – Bell to begin gradually resuming time-sensitive, non-urgent procedures. For some, this change is a welcome return to maintaining personal health and addressing medical issues. For others, this news may cause anxiety about safety. I’d like to address these concerns with the hope of relieving fears that might make people overly cautious about seeking care and treatment.

UPHS – Bell Marks National Hospital Week, Honors Healthcare Heroes

May 11, 2020

UP Health System - Bell is proud to join the American Hospital Association and healthcare organizations around the country in celebrating National Hospital Week, which is observed May 10-16 and provides an opportunity to pause and honor the millions of healthcare professionals who dedicate their lives to taking care of people in their greatest times of need and to recognize the positive difference hospitals and healthcare organizations make in the communities they serve. 

Know Where To Go To Get The Care You Need

May 5, 2020

Knowing where to go to get the care you need can be confusing – especially now. Efforts to slow the spread of COVID-19 have resulted in many new practices for hospitals, outpatient centers and medical offices. As we move forward, life – and healthcare – will look different, but UPHS – Bell’s commitment to providing a broad range of healthcare services won’t change.

Thank A Healthcare Hero

April 2, 2020

At UP Health System – Portage, we honor all our providers and employees working hard to ensure a safe place of care and a healthier community for all of us. I hope you will join me and add your voice to the chorus of appreciation for our community’s healthcare heroes by posting your own message of thanks on your favorite social media, with the hashtag #ThankAHealthCareHero. Let’s show our hometown heroes how much we appreciate their incredible and inspiring efforts to keep us safe.

UPHS - Bell holding flu clinics

October 18, 2019

UP Health System - Bell is holding multiple flu shot clinics through the months of September and October. These clinics are fast and convenient, with no long lines and no hassle. Light refreshments will be provided. UP Health System - Bell is holding multiple flu shot clinics through the months of September and October. These clinics are fast and convenient, with no long lines and no hassle. Light refreshments will be provided. The cost of the shot is $30 for self pay. UPHS - Bell is accepting cash, check and Medicare Part B, Medicaid and Private Insurance. Please bring your card(s). Flu shots are recommended for anyone ages 6 months or older who'd like to avoid the flu. Community Flu Shot Clinics: •Empire Conference Room •October 29th 8 a.m. - 8 p.m. •November 1st 8 a.m. - 2 p.m.

UPHS – Bell welcomes Riley Torreano, MD, to Family Medicine staff

July 1, 2019

ISHPEMING — UPHS – Bell is proud to announce the addition of Riley Torreano, MD, to its Family Medicine Staff. Dr. Torreano grew up in Negaunee and has lived in the UP his entire life. He earned his Bachelor of Science in Biology/Physiology at Northern Michigan University before finishing his Doctor of Medicine at the Michigan State University College of Human Medicine. Dr. Torreano would finish his residency with the Marquette Family Medicine Program.

VenaCure EVLT Laser Treatment by Dr. Nick Vlasic

April 2, 2019

If you're one of more than 30 million Americans that are affected by some form of vein disorder, VenaCure EVLT Laster Treatment may be able to help. Nick Vlasic, MD, at UPHS - Bell performs the safe, effective treatment that can show immediate improvement in your legs. To learn more, call 906.485.2632.

UP Blood Drive on May 16

January 8, 2019

There will be a UP Blood Drive on May 16 from 10 a.m. - noon. For an appointment, please contact Melissa Stein at 906.482.1235. Please eat/hydrate within two hours of donation.

UPHS - Bell welcomes OB/GYN Dr. Andrew Atkinson

December 21, 2018

ISHPEMING — UP Health System — Bell is pleased to welcome Obstetrician-Gynecologist Dr. Andrew Atkinson to the UPHS — Bell Women’s Health staff. Dr. Atkinson earned his Bachelors of Science at the University of Detroit-Mercy before completing medical school at the Saba University School of Medicine. He would finish his OB/GYN residency at Rutgers University/Jersey Shore University Medical Center.

UP Health System - Bell Recognized by March of Dimes for Giving More Babies a Healthy Start in Life

January 10, 2018

UP Health System – Bell has been recognized by the March of Dimes for its work to give babies a healthier start in life. UP Health System – Bell earned the recognition after successfully reducing the number of elective inductions and cesarean deliveries performed before 39 completed weeks of pregnancy to less than one percent (1%). This is a tremendous accomplishment, and one that will give more babies the right start in life, the March of Dimes says.

Celebrating Our Nurses during National Nurses Week

May 6, 2016

May 6, 2016 - ISHPEMING - During this special week, we honor our outstanding nurses and the exemplary job they do in creating a safe and comfortable environment for all who come through UP Health System’s doors.

Patient Portal - Relay Health

November 6, 2015

UP Health System – Bell is happy to announce that we now offer patients easy and private access to their medical information online.

Bell Hospital Welcomes Dr. Shawna Gleason

September 10, 2014

A family medicine provider plays a key role in the health and well-being of your family's busy life. To schedule an appointment with Dr. Gleason, call (906) 485-2687.