Family health

Upper Great Lakes Family Health receives $770,000 in federal funding

GWINN, Mich. (WLUC) – Governor Gretchen Whitmer and U.S. Senators Debbie Stabenow (D-MI) and Gary Peters (D-MI) announced this week that approximately $1.3 million in federal funding will be distributed to providers health care UP.

$770,000 has been allocated to the Upper Great Lakes Family Health Center. Upper Great Lakes, or UGL, operates 12 sites in five UP counties.

“What this money will be used to do is actually a major renovation of our Sawyer Family Health Center,” said Michaela McKeen, UGL Outreach and Communications Manager. “On KI Sawyer to Gwinn.”

UGL renovated its Gwinn Family Health Clinic in 2018. Now it’s time to focus on the Sawyer Family Health Clinic.

“Our main concern is to keep improving the different things we’ve had to do to help with COVID,” McKeen said.

UGL plans to incorporate more medical, dental, and behavioral health clinics into its renovation.

“One of the goals of this renovation is to improve infection control and our HVAC system,” McKeen said. “So that we can ensure that we continue to provide a safe environment for both our staff and our patients when they are seen.”

Construction and major renovations are expected to begin in fall 2022.

“It’s really going to allow us to introduce state-of-the-art equipment,” McKeen said. “It’s going to allow us to invest in this community itself and offer something to anyone who wants to come. Everyone is welcome, but especially for this community there.

We will continue to follow this story as the renovations begin.

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