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Great Lakes Recover Centers receive large donation

UPHCS Executive Director Melissa Holmquist and Baraga County Memorial Hospital CEO Margie Hale present $25,000 check to GLRC Eastern UP Operations Director Shawn Baker. (Submitted photo)

From Upper Peninsula

Health Care Solutions

MARQUETTE — On behalf of its 14 member hospitals, Upper Peninsula Health Care Solutions has made a $25,000 donation to Great Lakes Recovery Centers in support of its project to expand recovery services and relocate the Men’s New Hope House. GLRC’s Men’s New Hope House is a 16-bed residential facility for males over the age of 18 with a substance use disorder.

Last year alone, there were a total of 129 residents with the average length of stay being 42 days.

“Now more than ever, collaboration is key when it comes to supporting our communities,” said Margie Hale, CEO, Baraga County Memorial Hospital and chair of the UPHCS Board of Directors. “UPHCS member hospitals are honored to come together to support GLRC as this project will benefit and bring essential services to our entire region.”

Residential substance abuse treatment allows individuals to live in a therapeutic environment, alongside other residents, with 24-hour supervision and comprehensive programming. Residents at Men’s New Hope House are assigned a counselor who provides one-on-one services and meets frequently with them throughout their stay, while also attending group therapy and programs focused on acquiring new life skills.

“We are deeply appreciative of the support of the UPHCS and its member hospitals across the region. Their ongoing support for addiction treatment services is a partnership that helps to strengthen access to care throughout the entire region. Hospitals and health care organizations see the impact each day that addiction has in our shared communities, and we are grateful for their ongoing commitment to helping those struggling with addiction and its impact,” said GLRC Chief Executive Officer Greg Toutant.

Additionally, GLRC helps connect residents with support services that may be beneficial once they leave treatment, including recovery meetings, employment and housing opportunities, family support groups, and health services.

To learn more, visit https://www.greatlakesrecovery.org/residential-services/mnhh/.

About UPHCS

Upper Peninsula Health Care Solutions, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that serves the 310,000 residents of Michigan’s Upper Peninsula. We are a network of community health care providers with a shared vision of working together to improve access, reduce cost, and promote quality health care services in the communities served by our members. Visit www.uphcs.org for more information.

About GLRC

GLRC is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that provides a variety of behavioral health services at 18 locations across the UP, including substance abuse and mental health counseling, residential programs, outpatient services, peer recovery, prevention services, and more. To learn more visit www.glrc.org.

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