Brian Sinotte Named Market President of UP Health System


Marquette, Michigan (February 9, 2018) LifePoint Health and Duke LifePoint Healthcare announced today that Brian Sinotte, FACHE, chief executive officer (CEO) of UP Health System – Marquette, has been promoted to Market President of UP Health System, effective immediately. In this expanded leadership role, Sinotte will continue to serve as CEO of UP Health System – Marquette while also assuming executive and operations leadership of LifePoint’s and Duke LifePoint’s facilities and associated services in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan, including UP Health System – Portage in Hancock and UP Health System – Bell in Ishpeming. 

“As UPHS continues to grow and evolve, it is increasingly important to have a designated leader who is sharply focused on ensuring the collective success of its hospitals, physician practices, clinically integrated network and other services,” said Victor Giovanetti, president of LifePoint’s Eastern Group, of which UPHS is a part. “Brian has done a tremendous job of leading UP Health System-Marquette, and we are confident that he is the right person to further strengthen UPHS and ensure it is best serving the healthcare needs of the Upper Peninsula into the future.”

A dynamic leader with more than a decade of healthcare management and operational leadership experience, Sinotte has served as CEO of UP Health System – Marquette since August 2016. Prior to this role, Sinotte was CEO of Maria Parham Medical Center (MPMC), a Duke LifePoint Healthcare facility in Henderson, North Carolina. Before MPMC, Sinotte served as CEO of MetroSouth Medical Center in Blue Island, Illinois. He also has held numerous other leadership positions at hospitals in Indiana, Minnesota and Virginia.

“I am thrilled to have the opportunity to step into this new role and help ensure that residents in our region continue to have access to the highest quality healthcare services close to home,” Sinotte said. “By taking a regional view of healthcare and effectively leveraging the synergies of all three markets, I believe we can create a stronger and even more vibrant UPHS for generations to come.”

Sinotte will remain located in Marquette with local leaders Mitch Leckelt, CEO of UP Health System – Bell, and Roy Vinson, interim CEO of UP Health System – Portage, reporting directly to him and managing the daily operations of those facilities and affiliated assets.

Sinotte earned a bachelor’s degree from Saint John’s University in Collegetown, Minnesota, and a Master of Healthcare Administration and Master of Business Administration from University of Minnesota’s Carlson School of Management in Minneapolis. He is a Fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives (FACHE) and has earned the esteemed Certified Professional in Patient Safety (CPPS) credential through the National Patient Safety Foundation.

About UP Health System

UP Health System – Marquette (UPHS – Marquette) is a federally-designated Regional Referral Center for Michigan’s Upper Peninsula (UP). UPHS - Marquette is a Level II Trauma Center, as verified by the American College of Surgeons’ Committee on Trauma. The Joint Commission awarded the hospital the Gold Seal of Approval for its Primary Stroke Center in 2010, and Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan gave UPHS - Marquette its Blue Distinction for Spine Surgery in 2010.  In oncology, we have been granted designation by the National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers. 

Currently a 315-bed specialty care hospital, we are in the construction stage our new state of the art hospital, anticipated completion in the fall of 2018. As Upper Michigan's Regional Medical Center, UPHS - Marquette recruits for employed and private practice positions in Marquette, Michigan, and similar positions at hospital-owned clinics in eight other communities throughout Michigan's Upper Peninsula. Our dynamic medical staff of more than 200 doctors uphold the highest standards of excellence. They work as a team with our employees in caring for approximately 12,000 inpatients and more than 350,000 outpatients a year.    

UP Health System – Marquette’s major services include its Heart & Vascular Institute, Cancer Center, Brain & Spine Center, Rehabilitation Center, Behavioral Health, Digestive Health, Bariatric Medicine & Weight Management Center and Women’s Health, Family Birthing, and Pediatrics Center. The hospital also provides the region’s premier services in imaging, surgery and laboratory and is home to the UP Telehealth Network, a leading telehealth network in the nation. We also service many of the communities in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan, with 42 primary and specialty care clinics spread throughout the region.

About LifePoint Health

LifePoint Health® (NASDAQ: LPNT) is a leading healthcare company dedicated to Making Communities Healthier®. Through its subsidiaries, it provides quality inpatient, outpatient and post-acute services close to home. LifePoint owns and operates community hospitals, regional health systems, physician practices, outpatient centers, and post-acute facilities in 22 states. It is the sole community healthcare provider in the majority of the non-urban communities it serves. More information about the company can be found at All references to "LifePoint," "LifePoint Health" or the "Company" used in this release refer to affiliates or subsidiaries of LifePoint Health, Inc.

About Duke LifePoint Healthcare

Duke LifePoint Healthcare, a joint venture of Duke University Health System, Inc. and LifePoint Health (NASDAQ: LPNT), was established to build a dynamic network of hospitals and healthcare providers. The joint venture, which brings together LifePoint’s experience in community-based hospital management and Duke’s world-renowned leadership in patient safety and clinical quality systems, is strengthening and improving healthcare delivery by providing community hospitals the clinical, quality and operational resources they need to grow and prosper.


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