Welcome to Beacon House
“Beacon House” has always been a home away from home for families and patients receiving critical care at UP Health System – Marquette and the Upper Peninsula Medical Center. Our 33-room hospitality house was just a block away from the hospital but when it was announced that a new hospital would be built on the other side of town, it was essential for Beacon House to move too. The “old” Beacon House was just recently sold to reduce our debt and begin building for the future.
We have launched a capital fundraising campaign to build the new “Steve Mariucci Family Beacon House” next to the new hospital on Seventh Street in Marquette. We have raised over $2 million and will break the ground and open the new facility when the pledges reach $3 million for “Phase 1” of the new hospitality house. We have an exciting opportunity to build a more efficient house, while still providing our guests all the warmth and comforts they need during difficult medical emergencies when they’re far from home.
With the old hospital slated to close and move, we are no longer able to operate our 21-bed Hospitality Rooms in the hospital.
We will continue to assist as many families as we can during this interim period through our Beacon House “Operation Overnight” program. We have collaborated with Travel Marquette to create all available no-cost and low-cost lodging at area hotels and motels, as well as Airbnb’s and apartments.
Patients and families needing assistance can call our new “Operation Overnight” office at the Upper Peninsula Medical Center at 906-225-7100.
Our office hours are Monday through Friday, 9 am to 5 pm.
We are in Suite 110 off the Fair Avenue entrance of the Peninsula Medical Center, and will help in any way we can until the new “Steve Mariucci Family Beacon House” opens.
Beacon House is an independent 501(c)(3) organization that provides lodging and other supportive services in a home-like environment for patients and their caregivers traveling to Marquette County for medical treatment. More than 263,000 patients and their families have been served with caring, compassion, and comfort since 2002.
Our fiscal sustainability is solely reliant on the generosity of on businesses, foundations, individual donations by guests and those who understand that the need for Beacon House may only be a heart beat away.