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Dr. Patrick McClellan receives prestigious Patenge Medal from the Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine

Published on Wednesday, May 30, 2018


Dr. Patrick McClellan 
MOUNT CLEMENS, Mich.—Dr. Patrick McClellan, a McLaren Macomb family medicine physician, is a 2018 recipient of The Walter F. Patenge Medal of Public Service from the Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine. The honor recognizes individuals “for their commitment to excellence in medicine, government and public service.”

Dr. McClellan, though now retired from active practice after spending more than 50 years on the McLaren Macomb medical staff, continues to play an active role in the education of McLaren Macomb family medicine residents through the Medical Outreach Clinic, a mobile medical unit serving the uninsured population of Macomb County.

“While it’s important, as a physician, to treat the patient, you never want to neglect the community,” Dr. McClellan said. “It was very important to me to give back as part of my career, to help those who might struggle to get adequate healthcare. To be recognized for this effort is a tremendous honor, but I was just one of a large, exceptional team, and the lasting satisfaction for me will be the service of the clinic.”

In 1995, Dr. McClellan resolved to build a medical outreach unit to treat the uninsured population of Macomb County at no cost to the patient. To date, the McLaren Macomb Medical Outreach Clinic has served thousands across the county, and welcomed hundreds of students to benefit their training.

The Walter F. Patenge Medal of Public Service is the highest honor of the Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine, annually awarding three individuals with honors for their public service to their industry.

To learn more about McLaren Macomb, visit mclaren.org/macomb.

About McLaren Macomb:
In January 2012, Mount Clemens Regional Medical Center became McLaren Macomb.

McLaren Macomb is a 288-bed acute care hospital located in Mount Clemens, Mich. More than 400 physicians and nearly 2,000 employees work at McLaren Macomb making it one of Macomb County’s top employers. McLaren Macomb provides a full range of services, including cancer and cardiovascular care. As Macomb County’s first verified trauma center, the hospital operates the busiest emergency department in Macomb County and is also an accredited chest pain center. McLaren Macomb has a rich history of providing high quality, compassionate health care and holds a strong position in the community it serves. To learn more, visit mclaren.org/macomb or follow our blog mclaren.org/macombblog.

About McLaren Health Care

McLaren Health Care, headquartered in Grand Blanc, Michigan, is a fully integrated health network committed to quality, evidence-based patient care and cost efficiency. The McLaren system includes 14 hospitals, ambulatory surgery centers, imaging centers, a 490-member employed primary and specialty care physician network, commercial and Medicaid HMOs covering more than 620,000 lives in Michigan and Indiana, home health and hospice providers, retail medical equipment showrooms, pharmacy services, and a wholly owned medical malpractice insurance company. McLaren operates Michigan’s largest network of cancer centers and providers, anchored by the Barbara Ann Karmanos Cancer Institute, one of only 49 National Cancer Institute-designated comprehensive cancer centers in the U.S. McLaren has 26,000 employees and more than 85,500 network providers. Its operations are housed in more than 350 facilities serving Michigan and Indiana.