Upper Michigan Cardiovascular Associates (UMCA), the largest and most established cardiology and vascular physician group practice in the Upper Peninsula, has been formally acquired by Marquette General Hospital.
UMCA, founded in 1977, has provided the highest quality of cardiovascular care to the people of the Upper Peninsula and surrounding areas. Twelve physicians and 55 employees at the group are now directly employed by MGH.
The acquisition makes way for the development of the “Marquette General Heart and Vascular Institute”, which will place a wide range of cardio and vascular services under a single, unified umbrella medical service line. Marquette General recently announced plans to build a new hospital facility to replace its existing main campus, and the acquisition is part of a long-range strategy that fits with the new hospital plans.