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We’d like to applaud the staff at Upper Peninsula Health Care Solutions (UPHCS), Inc. for their ongoing efforts to address the unique challenges in accessing and delivering health care services in the rural communities of the Upper Peninsula. Their efforts include participation in the Great Lakes Practice Transformation Network, a region-wide collaboration led by the Indiana University School of Medicine with partners in Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky and Michigan to provide better health outcomes at a lower cost for 10 million patients by delivering personalized resources, to over 15,000 providers, that help identify, track and improve targeted quality measures (such as depression screening and diabetes management).
At UPHCS, Marlene Beaudry, Quality Improvement Advisor, guides clinic staff through the transformation process: assisting in process and workflow improvement, implementing new clinic procedures, and providing education that providers can use to meet their Continuing Medical Education requirements. Kristopher DeLoose, Application Data Specialist, helps clinics to maximize utilization of their electronic health record (EHR) systems by liaising with vendors and providing support in recording, accessing, and understanding timely and accurate clinical data. Kris and Marlene travel throughout the Upper Peninsula, from the Copper Country to Sault Ste. Marie, to meet, face-to-face, to provide hands-on, personalized service to our participating clinicians and staff. Thanks for all you do!
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UPHP was named the U.P. Service Award winner at the Grow & Lead Community and Youth Development (GLCYD) U.P. Nonprofit Conference.
Below is the description for UPHP as the winner in the Business Community Leader category:
Upper Peninsula Health Plan guides it’s members to quality, cost-effective care through a network of providers, improving the overall health of the communities it serves. Founded in 1998 with six employees, the organization has grown to more than 150 employees- all of whom are encouraged to be active in the community beyond their professional roles. Each month, UPHP employees contribute more than 250 combined personal hours to civic, school, and church projects. In 2016 alone, UPHP committed $120,000 in charitable giving and sponsorships.
Share Info on Free Summer Meals With Your Friends
Michigan.gov’s goal is to feed as many hungry children across the state of Michigan as possible, and you can help. Governor Snyder has declared July 16-22 Meet Up and Eat Up Summer Food Service Program Awareness Week.
Help us get the word out by sharing info about Meet Up and Eat Up via social media. Your friends and family will appreciate the information and meals for their children.
About the Summer Food Service Program
Meet Up and Eat Up is a way to help parents and caregivers identify places where kids 18 and younger can gather for healthy, free summer meals at hundreds of sites across Michigan. We encourage you to share our updates with your family and friends. You can find a meal site here.
It’s RED NOSE DAY! Today is all about having fun, raising money, and helping kids in need. The money raised will help transform the lives of children living in poverty in the US and internationally. Red Nose Day supports programs that keep kids safe, healthy, and educated. UPHP is proud to join in on the fun!