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Michigan moves to fund mental health like physical health

Details: 1 day ago · LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Starting this month, 13 mental health and addiction clinics across Michigan will receive the same Medicaid funding as any other health center in …

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Florence County Health thanks all responders News

Details: Mental health issues and substance use is on the rise, yet many do not know where to go for help. Florence County has many resources available and is a great place to start.

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Over $1 million in funding for UP health centers News

Details: WASHINGTON, D.C. — Community health centers in the Upper Peninsula will receive $1,303,044 in funding from U.S. Department of Health and …

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More Michigan health systems mandate employee COVID-19

Details: Spectrum Health, a 14-hospital network, and eight-hospital Beaumont Health announced the mandates Wednesday. At least five major hospital systems in …

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State: 278 more virus positives in UP region News

Details: Figures on the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services coronavirus website Monday indicated 278 new confirmed COVID-19 positives in the …

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Michigan’s ex-health chief gets $155,000 News, Sports

Details: LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Former Michigan Department of Public Health and Human Services director Robert Gordon will receive more than $155,000 as part of a separation agreement, published reports

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Ex-health chief: I quit after Gov. Whitmer wanted ‘new

Details: THEN-MICHIGAN DEPARTMENT of Health and Human Services Robert Gordon addresses the state in December. Gov. Gretchen Whitmer's office said Thursday the state and her former health director amended

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Health officials quitting or getting fired amid outbreak

Details: A review by the Kaiser Health News service and The Associated Press finds at least 49 state and local public health leaders have resigned, retired or been fired since April across 23 states.

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Online vaccine sign-up in Florence County News, Sports

Details: FLORENCE, Wis. — Each week the Florence County Health Department will post and open a link on its website and Facebook page allowing individuals who are …

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National News News, Sports, Jobs

Details: Religious vaccine exemption stays for NY health care workers. October 13, 2021. ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York health care workers will be able to seek religious exemptions from a statewide COVID

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Top Michigan health official Khaldun leaving for new job

Details: Khaldun was appointed as chief medical executive and chief deputy health director in March 2019. She also is a practicing emergency physician at Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit.

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DIDHD: Six more virus-related deaths in Dickinson News

Details: Local health officials Thursday reported six more coronavirus-related deaths and 70 new confirmed COVID-19 positives in Dickinson County in the past week, plus 50 …

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Vaccine continues to go out in region News, Sports, Jobs

Details: The Dickinson-Iron District Health Department set the start for signing up at 10 a.m., both online and by telephone, but announced before the hour …

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Health agencies rescind mask orders despite governor’s vow

Details: Nine health departments covering 13 counties, and nearly half the state’s residents, appeared likely to keep mask mandates to reduce the spread of …

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DCH board told COVID-19 transmission high in region News

Details: UP Health System in Marquette shows a similar count to DCH, with 15 coronavirus patients, including four in the intensive care unit. The Centers …

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COVID data: Marinette County adds 121 cases, Florence a

Details: 12 hours ago · The state issues new COVID-19 data on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays. Due to a technical problem, the state Department of Health Services’ COVID-19 data site had no updated numbers available

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Virus cases climb in Marquette County News, Sports, Jobs

Details: State health officials Tuesday listed a dozen new COVID-19 positives in Marquette County in the Upper Peninsula, while Wisconsin’s data site …

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DCH named COVID vaccine provider for region News, Sports

Details: DCH has been approved and registered as a COVID-19 vaccine provider site by the Centers for Disease Control and the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services in …

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State: 282 more virus positives in UP, 48 in Dickinson

Details: For the five Wisconsin counties in the region, the state Department of Health Services’ COVID-19 data site Friday had 23 new confirmed positives in Marinette County, seven in …

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Three new COVID positives in Dickinson News, Sports

Details: Local health officials Monday reported three new confirmed COVID-19 positives in Dickinson County and no new cases in Iron County. Dickinson County also had eight residents considered recovered

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Dickinson-Iron to schedule vaccinations News, Sports

Details: The Dickinson-Iron District Health Department will offer another round of scheduling next week for residents age 18 and older who want the COVID-19 …

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Dickinson has 22 new COVID positives News, Sports, Jobs

Details: The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services’ COVID-19 data site Thursday recorded 168 new positives in the Upper Peninsula’s 15 counties: 77 in …

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Biden details $1.9T virus ‘rescue’ plan News, Sports

Details: The plan would fund the hiring of 100,000 public health workers, to focus on encouraging people to get vaccinated and on tracing the contacts of those infected with the coronavirus.

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Drive-thru flu clinics offered News, Sports, Jobs

Details: Health officials believe it is important to receive the seasonal flu vaccine, especially this year with the current COVID-19 pandemic. Flu is a contagious …

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Dems push to retool health care programs for millions

Details: For the nearly 145 million Americans covered by government health programs, along with their families and communities, the investment in the nation’s services could make a difference in the

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UP sheriff’s departments launch Project Lifesaver News

Details: 12 hours ago · A Portage Health Foundation grant will fund transmitters for 50 families with a member who has a cognitive impairment, such as Down syndrome or dementia. If …

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Florence reports another potential COVID exposure site

Details: The Florence County Health Department advised Tuesday that more than two COVID-19 positives had been at the Roadhouse 139 in Long Lake, Wis., while contagious and asymptomatic from Aug. 24 through

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More vaccinations to be set in Dickinson, Iron News

Details: The Dickinson-Iron District Health Department will accept new appointments next week for COVID-19 vaccinations for those within the Phase 1B …

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Local News News, Sports, Jobs

Details: Local health officials Wednesday warned of climbing COVID-19 cases in the area, calling it “a disturbing trend.” In a news release, the Dickinson-Iron District Health Department stated that

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DCH gives first COVID vaccine News, Sports, Jobs

Details: State health officials have said they aim to begin vaccinating all Michigan residents sometime this spring. They have set a goal of vaccinating 70% of …

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Health care workers the true heroes in age of pandemic

Details: Through this experience, we closely observed health care workers at their finest. In all the time Mom was a resident at ManorCare, we observed nothing but …

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Immunizations are important News, Sports, Jobs

Details: The health department is located on the second floor, 501 Lake Avenue in the Florence County Courthouse, open Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 4 …

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Local virus cases decline; Iron County down to 4 active

Details: Local health officials Thursday reported only one new confirmed COVID-19 positive apiece this past week in Dickinson and Iron counties, while the number of …

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DIDHD to expand who can get COVID-19 vaccine News

Details: The Dickinson-Iron District Health Department will expand who is eligible to receive a COVID-19 vaccination next week to include residents age 50 and older with disabilities or pre-existing

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Aspirus among 15 Top Health Systems News, Sports, Jobs

Details: WAUSAU, Wis. — Aspirus has been named among the nation’s 15 Top Health Systems by IBM Watson Health. This is the third straight year Aspirus has …

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DCH to pay two major creditors News, Sports, Jobs

Details: A payment of nearly $10 million due to Fifth Third Bank since March 2020 will be settled, along with $1.8 million borrowed in early 2018 from Green Bay, Wis.-based Bellin Health Systems.

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Court: Health departments in Wisconsin can’t close schools

Details: The lawsuit targeted an order issued in August by the county health department prohibiting in-person instruction for grades 3-12 at any public or private school.

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Dickinson adjusts benefits for some county retirees News

Details: The cost for retiree health insurance in 2020 is projected at $780,000, representing about 8% of the general fund budget. Employees hired after 1995 are not eligible for such retirement benefits.

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K-6 mask order in Dickinson, Iron schools News, Sports

Details: KINGSFORD — Health officials Thursday issued an indoor mask order for all students in kindergarten through sixth grade at all educational facilities …

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Dickinson-Iron priority group survey launched for COVID

Details: Health care, indirect patient care with specialized skills critical to health care system functioning (e.g. hospital and public health laboratories, pharmacy). — K-12 school and child care

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Two more COVID-19 positives in Dickinson County News

Details: Local health officials Tuesday reported two new COVID-19 positives in Dickinson County, raising its total to 78 cases. The Dickinson-Iron District Health Department also added a …

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Family nurse practitioner Opsahl joins UP Health clinic

Details: The UP Health System – Kingsford Family Medicine clinic is at 800 East Blvd. in Kingsford. To schedule an appointment, call 906-774-4000. Walk-ins are welcome as well.

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Michigan hospitals open beds to help overwhelmed system

Details: Beaumont Health and Henry Ford Health System in southeastern Michigan said they were caring for more than 1,000 COVID-19 patients at their …

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DIDHD: Two priority groups can call now for virus vaccine

Details: KINGSFORD/IRON RIVER — Starting today, residents in two priority groups can call the Dickinson-Iron District Health Department for an appointment to get the coronavirus vaccine, local health

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17th death reported in Iron County News, Sports, Jobs

Details: Local health officials Tuesday reported 14 new COVID-19 positives in Dickinson County, while Iron County added a 17th death. The Dickinson-Iron …

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MLB plans 60-game slate News, Sports, Jobs

Details: MLB asked the union to respond by 5 p.m. EDT Tuesday as to whether players can report to training by July 1 and whether the players’ association will …

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Forest County COVID cases continue to climb News, Sports

Details: The only new COVID-19 cases health officials reported in the region Friday both came in Wisconsin’s Forest County. The Wisconsin Department of …

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