Marquette General Health System
Population: 21,335 :: Service Area: 299,184
Located in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan, Marquette is found on the shimmering shores of Lake Superior. Every season abounds with opportunities for outdoor activities. Go fishing, mountain biking, hiking or sailing in the summer and go snowmobiling, skiing or snowboarding after the snow falls. Our residents experience life at a different pace and find the best nature has to offer.
Marquette General Hospital (MGH) is a federally-designated Regional Referral Center for Michigan’s Upper Peninsula (UP). MGH is a Level II Trauma Center, as verified by the American College of Surgeons’ Committee on Trauma. The Joint Commission awarded the hospital the Gold Seal of Approval for its Primary Stroke Center in 2010, and Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan gave MGH its Blue Distinction for Spine Surgery in 2010. In oncology, MGH has been granted designated by the National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers.
As a 307-bed specialty care hospital, MGH receives patients from across the UP and provides care in 65 specialties and subspecialties. Its medical staff of more than 200 doctors works as a team with its more than 1,800 employees in caring for approximately 9,000 inpatients and more than 350,000 outpatients per year.
MGH’s major services include its Heart Institute, Cancer Center, Brain & Spine Center, Rehabilitation Center, Behavioral Health, Digestive Health, Weight Loss Center and Women’s & Children’s Center. The hospital also provides the region’s premier services in imaging, surgery and laboratory and is home to the UP Telehealth Network, a leading telehealth network in the nation.
MGH also services many of the communities in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan, with 42 primary and specialty care clinics spread throughout the region.
As a teaching hospital, Marquette General has numerous affiliations with universities and community colleges throughout the state and the Midwest training medical students, family medicine residents, Pharm.D. pharmacists, nurses, physical and occupational therapists, nurse anesthetists, radiographers, surgical technicians and dietitians. Through its collaboration with Northern Michigan University, MGH also is part of the Upper Michigan Brain Tumor Center, which is conducting primary research on the formation of brain tumors.
The City of Marquette is located in the central region of Michigan’s Upper Peninsula. With a population of 21,335, it is the UP’s largest community. In addition to being a population center, it serves as the regional center for education, healthcare, recreation and retail offering amazing arts and culture opportunities, stellar schools. Marquette also is the home of Northern Michigan University, housing the nation’s only Olympic Education Center.
Residents of the City of Marquette have long appreciated their community’s abundant natural beauty, unique climate and the high quality of life that is enjoyed here. A strong commitment by both city leaders and active community members has helped Marquette to become one of the nation’s premier cities. Our national recognition includes being named one of “America’s Most Livable Communities” by Partners for Livable Communities in 2004, involvement in Michigan’s “Cool Cities” initiative, and receipt of the “All-American City” award by the National Civic League in 2003. Forbes also named Marquette the “Third Best City in America to Raise a Family” in 2010, and, most recently, Marquette was named one of the top micropolitans by Site Selection Magazine in March 2011.
Water sports and skiing can be enjoyed only 15 minutes from the hospital, and family activities are available throughout the year. Marquette County has 85 miles of groomed cross-country ski trails and several Nordic skiing events. In addition, Bike magazine declared Marquette the number two city in America for “Biking and Living” in its June 2001 issue.