Award Winning Care

McLaren Bay Region has earned the following awards:

McLaren Bay Region Earns ENERGY STAR Certification

What is the ENERGY STAR? Just like a refrigerator, commercial buildings and industrial plants can earn the ENERGY STAR, EPA’s mark of superior energy efficiency. ENERGY STAR certified buildings and plants operate among the top 25 percent of similar facilities nationwide, with no sacrifices in comfort or quality. In fact, many energy efficiency measures can even improve lighting levels and indoor air quality, with positive effects on occupant health and productivity. How did our building earn the ENERGY ...

March, 2018

McLaren Bay Region recognized for higher quality in maternity care

Blue Cross Blue Shield Michigan has recognized McLaren Bay Region with a Blue Distinction ® Center+ for Maternity Care designation as part of the Blue Distinction Specialty Care program. Blue Distinction Centers are nationally designated hospitals that show expertise in delivering improved patient safety and better health outcomes, based on objective measures that were developed with input from the medical community. Nearly four million babies are born in the U.S. annually, making childbirth the most co...

January, 2018

McLaren Bay Region awarded hospital accreditation from The Joint Commission

McLaren Bay Region today announced it has earned The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval® for Hospital Accreditation by demonstrating continuous compliance with its performance standards. The Gold Seal of Approval® is a symbol of quality that reflects an organization’s commitment to providing safe and effective patient care.  McLaren Bay Region underwent a rigorous, unannounced onsite survey in October 2017. During the review, a team of Joint Commission expert surveyors evaluated compliance wi...

McLaren Bay Region awarded hospital accreditation from The Joint Commission
January, 2018

McLaren Bay Region Laboratory receives accreditation from College of American Pathologists

The Accreditation Committee of the College of American Pathologists (CAP) has awarded accreditation to McLaren Bay Region Laboratory, Bay City, Michigan based on results of a recent on-site inspection as part of the CAP’s Accreditation Programs. McLaren Bay Laboratory Medical Director Joseph Czaja, MD was advised of this national recognition and congratulated for the excellence of the services being provided. McLaren Bay Region Laboratory is one of more than 8,000 CAP-accredited facilities worldwide. “W...

McLaren Bay Region Laboratory receives accreditation from College of American Pathologists
January, 2018

Bay City McLaren Homecare Group Receives SHPBest Superior Performer Award

  Read about our award here. The Bay City McLaren Homecare team was awarded the Strategic Healthcare Programs Home Health Patient Satisfaction Award on July 28, 2017. This Superior Performer award recognizes our ranking in the top 20% of SHP clients on our HHCAHPS scores and rewards the priority we place on patient satisfaction. The annual SHPBest™ program was created to acknowledge home health agencies that consistently provide high quality service to their patients. With the largest HHCAHPS bench...

Bay City McLaren Homecare Group Receives SHPBest Superior Performer Award
August, 2017

McLaren Bay Region EMS Receives American Heart Association’s Mission: Lifeline EMS Recognition Award

McLaren Bay Region EMS has received the American Heart Association’s Mission: Lifeline® EMS Bronze Award for implementing quality improvement measures for the treatment of patients who experience severe heart attacks. Every year, more than 250,000 people experience an ST elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI), the deadliest type of heart attack caused by a blockage of blood flow to the heart that requires timely treatment. To prevent death, it’s critical to restore blood flow as quickly as possible, ei...

June, 2017

McLaren Bay Region’s Inpatient Rehabilitation Program Earned Three-Year Accreditation by CARF

McLaren Bay Region’s Inpatient Rehabilitation Program has earned a three-year accreditation by the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF International) for its Comprehensive Inpatient Rehabilitation Program for Adults and as a Stroke Specialty Program. This award is the hospital’s ninth consecutive three-year accreditation. CARF accreditation represents the highest level of accreditation that can be awarded to an organization and shows the organization’s substantial conformance ...

McLaren Bay Region’s Inpatient Rehabilitation Program Earned Three-Year Accreditation by CARF
May, 2017

McLaren Bay Special Care Achieves PCAB Accreditation

McLaren Bay Special Care proudly announces its achievement of Pharmacy Compounding Accreditation Board (PCAB), a service of Accreditation Commission for Health Care (ACHC), for patient specific prescriptions of sterile compounds. The accreditation is awarded in recognition of the pharmacy’s commitment to meeting and/or exceeding national quality standards. Achieving accreditation is a process where healthcare organizations demonstrate compliance with national standards. PCAB accreditation reflects an or...

April, 2017

McLaren Bay Region Named Recipient of Healthgrades 2017 Patient Safety Excellence Award

Bay City, Michigan – McLaren Bay Region announced today that it is a recipient of the Healthgrades 2017 Patient Safety Excellence Award ™ , a designation that recognizes superior performance in hospitals that have prevented the occurrence of serious, potentially avoidable complications for patients during hospital stays. The distinction places McLaren Bay Region among the top 5% of all short-term acute care hospitals reporting patient safety data for its excellent performance as evaluated by Healthgrade...

April, 2017

McLaren Bay Special Care Awarded Hospital Accreditation From the Joint Commission

McLaren Bay Special Care recently announced it has earned The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval® for Hospital Accreditation by demonstrating continuous compliance with its performance standards. The Gold Seal of Approval® is a symbol of quality that reflects an organization’s commitment to providing safe and effective patient care. McLaren Bay Special Care underwent a rigorous, unannounced onsite survey January 18-20, 2017. During the review, a Joint Commission expert surveyor evaluated complianc...

March, 2017

McLaren Bay Region Earns Echocardiography Reaccreditation by IAC

McLaren Bay Region has been granted an additional three-year term of accreditation by the Intersocietal Accreditation Commission (IAC) in Echocardiography in the area(s) of Adult Transthoracic. This latest accreditation awarded to McLaren Bay Region demonstrates the facility’s ongoing commitment to providing quality patient care in echocardiography. Echocardiography is used to assess different areas of the heart and can detect heart disease or signs of serious conditions. Heart disease is the leading ca...

McLaren Bay Region Earns Echocardiography Reaccreditation by IAC
February, 2017

McLaren Bay Region Awarded Advanced Certification for Primary Stroke Centers

McLaren Bay Region announced that it has earned The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval® and the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association’s Heart-Check mark for Advanced Certification for Primary Stroke Centers. The Gold Seal of Approval® and the Heart-Check mark represent symbols of quality from their respective organizations. This is the fourth consecutive primary stroke center certification for McLaren Bay Region, which is a 399-bed acute care hospital located in Bay City, MI. McLa...

September, 2016

McLaren Bay Region Honored with Mission: Lifeline Achievement Award

McLaren Bay Region has received the Mission: Lifeline® Silver Receiving Quality Achievement Award for implementing specific quality improvement measures outlined by the American Heart Association for the treatment of patients who suffer severe heart attacks. McLaren Bay Region is an acute care hospital in Bay City, MI. Every year, more than 250,000 people experience an ST elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI) the most deadly type of heart attack caused by a blockage of blood flow to the heart that requ...

June, 2016

Two McLaren Health Care Facilities Receive Vascular Testing Accreditations by the IAC

McLaren Bay Region Vascular Lab located in Bay City, MI has been granted a three-year term of accreditation in Vascular Testing in the areas of Extracranial Cerebrovascular Testing, Peripheral Arterial Testing, and Visceral Vascular Testing by the Intersocietal Accreditation Commission (IAC). Additionally, McLaren Bay Heart and Vascular West Branch located in West Branch, MI has been granted a three-year term of accreditation in Vascular Testing in the areas of Extracranial Cerebrovascular Testing and Pe...

June, 2016

McLaren Bay Region Earns Blue Distinction® Center+ Designation for Quality and Cost-Efficiency in Knee and Hip Replacement Surgeries

Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan has selected McLaren Bay Region as a Blue Distinction Center+ for Knee and Hip Replacement, part of the Blue Distinction Specialty Care program. Blue Distinction Centers are nationally designated healthcare facilities shown to deliver improved patient safety and better health outcomes, based on objective measures that were developed by Blue Cross and Blue Shield companies with input from the medical community. Knee and hip replacement procedures are among the fastest g...

McLaren Bay Region Earns Blue Distinction® Center+ Designation for Quality and Cost-Efficiency in Knee and Hip Replacement Surgeries
April, 2016

McLaren Bay Region Earns Blue Distinction® Center+ Designation for Maternity Care

In an effort to help prospective parents find hospitals that deliver quality, affordable maternity care, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan announced that McLaren Bay Region has been designated as one of the first hospitals to receive the Blue Distinction® Center+ for Maternity Care designation, a new designation under the Blue Distinction Specialty Care program. Nearly four million babies are born in the U.S. annually, making childbirth the most common cause of hospitalization. This new Blue Distinctio...

April, 2016

McLaren Bay Region Earns Blue Distinction® Center+ Designation for Quality and Cost-Efficiency in Cardiac Care

Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan has designated McLaren Bay Region as a Blue Distinction® Center+ in the Blue Distinction Centers for Cardiac Care program, part of the Blue Distinction Specialty Care program. Blue Distinction Centers are nationally designated healthcare facilities shown to deliver improved patient safety and better health outcomes, based on objective measures that were developed with input from the medical community. To receive a Blue Distinction Center+ for Cardiac Care designation, ...

March, 2016

McLaren Bay Region Earns Blue Distinction® Center+ Designation for Quality and Cost-Efficiency in Cardiac Care

Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan has designated McLaren Bay Region as a Blue Distinction® Center+ in the Blue Distinction Centers for Cardiac Care program, part of the Blue Distinction Specialty Care program. Blue Distinction Centers are nationally designated healthcare facilities shown to deliver improved patient safety and better health outcomes, based on objective measures that were developed with input from the medical community. To receive a Blue Distinction Center+ for Cardiac Care designation, ...

March, 2016

McLaren Bay Region Receives Chest Pain Center with PCI Accreditation

McLaren Bay Region has received full Chest Pain Center with PCI (Percutaneous Coronary Intervention) Accreditation from the Society of Cardiovascular Patient Care (SCPC) on Sept. 1, 2015 for a term of three years. McLaren Bay Region is the only accredited Chest Pain Center in the Great Lakes Bay Region and was the 11th accredited facility in Michigan.  “Our goal is to provide the highest standards of care with current technology and available resources, while promoting prevention as primary treatme...

November, 2015

McLaren Bay Region Receives American College of Cardiology Award for Cardiac Care

McLaren Bay Region, a 399 bed acute-care hospital in Bay City, MI, has received the American College of Cardiology’s NCDR ACTION Registry–GWTG Silver Performance Achievement Award for 2015. McLaren Bay Region is one of only 91 hospitals nationwide to receive the honor. The award recognizes McLaren Bay Region’s commitment and success in implementing a higher standard of care for heart attack patients and signifies that McLaren Bay Region has reached an aggressive goal of treating these patients to standa...

July, 2015

McLaren Bay Region Receives Healthgrades Patient Safety Excellence Award™ for Second Consecutive Year

McLaren Bay Region announced that it has achieved the Healthgrades 2015 Patient Safety Excellence Award ™ , a designation that honors hospital performance in the prevention of serious, potentially preventable complications during hospital stays.  The distinction places McLaren Bay Region among the top 10% of hospitals in the nation for its excellent performance as evaluated by Healthgrades, the leading online resource for comprehensive information about physicians and hospitals. McLaren Bay Region ...

McLaren Bay Region Receives Healthgrades  Patient Safety Excellence Award™ for Second Consecutive Year
April, 2015

McLaren Bay Region Receives MHA Award

McLaren Bay Region has been recognized by the Michigan Hospital Association (MHA) for their participation in The Keystone Center:  Hospital Engagement Network (Safe Care Project).  The award was presented to McLaren Bay Region at the MHA’s Annual Patient Safety and Quality Symposium, held in Detroit, Michigan, on March 11, 2015. McLaren Bay Region joined the initiative in 2012. The goal of the project was to implement best practices to reduce preventable hospital-acquired conditions.  McL...

March, 2015

McLaren Bay Region recognized by the Michigan Hospital Association for their participation in the Keystone Center

Hospital Engagement Network (Safe Care Project). McLaren joined the initiative in 2012. The goal of the project was to implement best practices to reduce preventable hospital-acquired conditions.

March, 2015

McLaren Bay Region Awarded Hospital Accreditation from The Joint Commission

McLaren Bay Region announced that it has once again earned The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval ® for Hospital Accreditation by demonstrating continuous compliance with its performance standards. The Gold Seal of Approval ® is a symbol of quality that reflects an organization’s commitment to providing safe and effective patient care.  McLaren Bay Region underwent a rigorous, unannounced on-site survey in December 2014. During the review, a team of Joint Commission expert surveyors evaluated...

February, 2015

McLaren Home Infusion Pharmacy receives prestigious CHAP accreditation

McLaren Home Infusion Pharmacy has been awarded accreditation under the Community Health Accreditation Program, Inc. (CHAP) for maintaining the highest Standards of Excellence. CHAP accreditation demonstrates that McLaren Home Infusion Pharmacy meets the industry’s highest nationally recognized standards. Rigorous evaluation by CHAPS focuses on structure and function, quality of services and products, human and financial resources, and long term viability. Through CHAP accreditation, McLaren Home Infusi...

February, 2015

McLaren Bay Region received the Mission: Lifeline Bronze from the AHA

MBR received the Mission: Lifeline Bronze Receiving Quality Achievement Award from the American Heart Association.

October, 2014

McLaren Bay Region - Bay Diagnostic Center Earns ACR Accreditation

The Bay Diagnostic Center at McLaren Bay Region has been awarded a three-year term of accreditation in stereotactic breast biopsy as the result of a recent review by the American College of Radiology (ACR). Bay Diagnostic Center is located on McLaren Bay Region’s West Campus at the Women’s Health Pavilion, 3175 W. Professional Drive, Bay City. A breast biopsy is performed to remove cells — either surgically or through a less invasive procedure involving a hollow needle — from an area in the breast suspe...

McLaren Bay Region - Bay Diagnostic Center Earns ACR Accreditation
June, 2014

McLaren Bay Region Sleep Disorders Center Earns Reaccreditation

  McLaren Bay Region’s Sleep Disorders Center has been granted reaccreditation from the American Academy of Sleep Medicine (AASM). This accreditation is for a period of five years. AASM-accredited centers provide the highest quality of patient care, ensuring that those in the field of sleep medicine provide excellent healthcare and enhance the awareness of sleep as an important element for health, public safety, and the quality of life. By successfully completing the accreditation process and uphol...

McLaren Bay Region Sleep Disorders Center Earns Reaccreditation
August, 2013