UP Health System Hires Boomus New Medical Director

UP Health System is pleased to welcome Catherine Boomus, MD, MPH, FACOEM, to its Occupational Medicine team. Dr. Boomus will serve as the new Medical Director overseeing Bell, Escanaba, and Marquette occupational medicine services. Dr. Boomus joins UPHS from St. Joseph, MI, where she served as the Occupational Medicine Director for Spectrum Health Lakeland.

Dr. Boomus received a Bachelor of Biomedical Engineering from Michigan Technological University before earning her Doctor of Medicine from Michigan State University. She completed her Occupational and Environmental Medicine Residency and earned a Master’s of Public Health from the University of California Los Angeles. Dr. Boomus is a fellow of the American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine.

“Delivering the highest quality care is our top priority. Our Occupational Medicine team is uniquely qualified to understand and meet the needs of our workers, our local employers and industries, and Workers’ Compensation insurance carriers,” said Dr. Boomus. Occupational Medicine at UP Health System is eager to provide outstanding occupational medicine services to the community, collaborating with employers to create an individualized program to fit each client’s unique needs.

Specialists in Occupational and Environmental Medicine are experts in preventing, diagnosing, and treating injuries and illnesses derived from the workplace and the environment. Our scope ranges from evaluation and treatment of injuries and illnesses to regulatory surveillance exams required by the Department of Transportation or MSHA. We perform fitness for duty evaluations, causation evaluations, hearing conservation evaluations, asbestos exams, silica exams, as well as drug and alcohol testing services.

“Our dedicated workforce and industries are a big point of pride in the Upper Peninsula, and it is an honor to be managing the wellness of those who give their all every workday,” said Dr. Boomus. “It’s rewarding being able to provide services to the areas that need them the most, both in-person and virtually,” Dr. Boomus said of returning to the Upper Peninsula. “There is no better place to be for natural resources, environmental beauty, and a loving community.” Outside of work, Dr. Boomus enjoys family time, playing keyboards, sailing, and camping.

Dr. Boomus succeeds Dr. Eric Rose, former Occupational Medicine Director who retired earlier this year. She joins Lisa Smith, FNP-C, along with the talented staff in UP Health System’s other Occupational Medicine clinics. UP Health System – Occupational Medicine provides services at UP Health System – Bell in Ishpeming, the Peninsula Medical Center in Marquette, and UP Health System – Doctors Park in Escanaba.