Upper Great Lakes Family Health Center (UGL) welcomes Renee O’Neill, Certified Nurse Midwife (CNM), to their team of OB/GYN providers

March 28, 2018


Renee O’Neill

HANCOCK, MI.– Upper Great Lakes Family Health Center (UGL) welcomes Renee O’Neill, Certified Nurse Midwife (CNM), to their team of OB/GYN providers at UGL’s Hancock Family Health Center – Obstetrics & Gynecology.

O’Neill has relocated to the Upper Peninsula from Missouri, where she received her Bachelor of Science in Nursing Degree from Webster University. She then earned her Master of Science in Nursing Degree (Midwifery Program) from Frontier Nursing University in Hyden, Kentucky. O’Neill’s lifelong dream has been to serve women and families in the role of Nurse Midwife, but the path she chose required being a nurse first. Thus, after 20 plus years of nursing in many capacities, she feels privileged to be stepping into the role of Nurse Midwife here among the families in the U.P.

A certified nurse midwife is a primary health care provider to women of all ages throughout their lives. CNMs focus on gynecologic and family planning services, as well as preconception, pregnancy, childbirth, postpartum, and newborn care. O’Neill says, “The best part of being a midwife is being able to share in the journey. I enjoy seeing women become empowered through the process of birth and learning to make choices for their health which breaks them into the role of being a mom and caring for their newborn. Dads are included in this journey, too.”

O’Neill also has a passion for teaching gentle birth techniques and paying special attention to the transition to new motherhood, whether this is a woman’s first child or one of many. “I feel very grateful and privileged to be one of UGL’s providers serving the beautiful women and families in this community,” says O’Neill.

O’Neill has been enjoying the winter weather with her family. They have been participating in many activities such as sledding, cross-country skiing, skating, and playing hockey. The O’Neill family looks forward to learning more winter sports and they can’t wait to see what the summer brings!

Hancock Family Health Center – OB/GYN is located inside UP Health System – Portage, 500 Campus Drive, Hancock, Michigan. To schedule a visit with Renee O’Neill, CNM, or one of UGL’s other OB/GYN providers in Hancock, call (906) 483-1050.

About Upper Great Lakes Family Health Center:

Upper Great Lakes Family Health Center is a Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC) dedicated to providing high-quality health care services (medical, dental and behavioral health) to everyone regardless of their ability to pay. Our team of health care providers and support staff practices the Patient-Centered Medical Home (PCMH) model. PCMH is a model of healthcare where the patient is at the center of their healthcare team. Each patient is empowered to develop an ongoing, personal relationship with their provider, clinical staff, and care team. Whatever the health care needs – primary or secondary, preventive care, acute care, chronic care, oral health, behavioral health, or end-of-life care – the patient has a medical “home”; a single trusted provider and care team, through which continuous, comprehensive and integrated care is provided.

Providing exceptional health care services for all people in the
Upper Great Lakes region regardless of their ability to pay.

Immigrant Iron Miners Focus of NMU Event, March 29

March 28, 2018

Marquette, Mich.– A presentation titled “Pasties, Beer, Revolution, and God: Immigrant Miners and Their Communities on the Marquette Iron Range, 1900-1930” will be held at 7 p.m. Thursday, March 29, in room 126 of the Learning Resources Center at Northern Michigan University. This “Evening at the Archives” event is hosted by the Central U.P. and NMU Archives as part of NMU’s Diversity Common Reader Program.

Marcus Robyns, professor, and university archivist, will present. Robyns will review the social, cultural and political nature of immigrant iron miners in the early 20th century, with particular emphasis on the experience of Finnish immigrants.

Admission is free and refreshments will be provided. For more information, contact the Central U.P. and NMU Archives at 227-1225.

Fox Marquette Donates Books to Marquette Area Public Schools

March 28, 2018

Marquette, Mich.03/28/2018–  Fox Marquette nominated Marquette Area Public Schools for a donation of 150 books from the Subaru Loves Learning Project, and we won! All seven of MAPS schools will benefit from this gift.

Each of the 150 books celebrate outstanding science writing and illustration for children and young adults. These books are designed to supplement existing curriculum by supporting K-12 science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) education, while also helping to build reading and literacy skills. This donation will help increase students’ exposure to science, and high-quality, up-to-date science literature in particular.

MAPS staff and students say thank you to Fox Marquette.

NMU’s ‘Big Pitch’ , March 29

March 28, 2018

Marquette, Mich.– Northern Michigan University’s College of Business will hold “The Big Pitch,” the new culminating event for its annual New Business Venture Competition for students from any academic major. This “Shark Tank”-style activity will feature four student teams pitching their business ideas to a panel of “celebrity” judges. It begins at 7 p.m. Thursday, March 29, in Forest Roberts Theatre. Tickets for this free event are available at Universe.com/NMUBigPitch. A free pizza reception will follow the event.

The student teams are competing for cash and consulting packages to pursue their business plans. At “The Big Pitch” closing event, they will have five minutes to present their ideas, followed by five minutes of questions from the judges. The winners of the competition will be announced afterward.

The New Business Venture Competition is open to NMU students and high school students. Students working individually, or in teams up to five, can submit a plan to start a new business. The chosen finalists also participate in a trade fair, where they display informational materials and product prototypes. “The Big Pitch” was added this year as the final activity of the competition.

The Big Pitch

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Prepared By
Doug Lindblom
Student Writer

The full story can be found at http://www.nmu.edu/communicationsandmarketing/news-releases?articleID=174774

Calendar – Holidays – 17th Annual Easter Egg Hunt – Mar. 31

March 28, 2018

Harvey – The Chocolay Township Lions Club will offer their 17th annual Easter Egg Hunt on Saturday, March 31 from 11 a.m. to noon at Silver Creek Church in Harvey.

Easter bags will be provided and refreshments will be served. Bring your camera for pictures with the Easter Bunny.

Calendar – Youth – Saturday Book Babies – Mar. 31

March 28, 2018

Marquette – Saturday Book Babies will be held on Saturday, March 31 from 10:30 to 10:50 a.m. in the Community Room of the Peter White Public Library.

Enjoy songs, rhymes, stories and fingerplays for ages 0 to 24 months and stay for a playtime afterwards. The event is free. For more information call 226-4320, visit www.pwpl.info or find Peter White Public Library Youth Services on Facebook.