We wish you the very best in 2022

William Benoit, MBA, MOT, FACHE, Chief Operating Officer, UH South Market
William Benoit, MBA, MOT, FACHE, Chief Operating Officer, UH South Market

As we begin a brand new year, University Hospitals Portage Medical Center would like to thank our patients for continuing to entrust us with their health care needs; the community at-large for their ongoing support; and the hundreds of caregivers at UH Portage for their dedication and commitment to our patients.

The last two years have been challenging in many ways. COVID-19 and its variants continue to be a concern for caregivers and patients alike. Although our understanding of the virus has greatly increased, we all must remain vigilant and take precautions to keep ourselves and our neighbors safe. Along with vaccination, handwashing, masking and social distancing remain the best ways to prevent transmission of this highly contagious virus.

At the same time, COVID-19 is not the only health issue we must address. Chronic conditions such as heart disease, diabetes and COPD continue to be a concern for many patients. We encourage everyone to visit their primary care provider at least once a year for an annual check-up and to learn which preventive screenings are recommended for them. Finding potential health problems early, leads to more treatment options, better outcomes and longer, healthier lives. If you don’t have a primary care doctor, please visit UHPortage.org and click on Find a Doctor.

As we enter a new year, UH Portage Medical Center is pleased to announce that we are continuing to expand and grow to better serve the community. For example, this year we will be adding outpatient nutrition services and counseling to the long list of services that we offer; as always, our goal is to provide patients with convenient care, close to home.

In addition, we are welcoming several new primary care providers and specialists with advanced expertise in heart and vascular medicine, gastroenterology and pulmonology. They join our already robust roster of local providers, all of whom are dedicated to your health and wellness.

All of us at UH Portage Medical Center wish you a very happy and healthy new year. We look forward to being your health care partner of choice in 2022 and for many years to come.

To learn more about UH Portage Medical Center visit UHhospitals.org/Portage or call 330-443-3127 to make an appointment.