Hospice CAHPS Award of Distinction from Fazzi Associates

V italCare Hospice of Little Traverse Bay, an affiliate of McLaren Northern Michigan, received the Hospice CAHPS Award of Distinction from Fazzi Associates, a home care consulting company that researches national best practices for home care agencies. Recipients of this award are proven leaders that excel in the caregiver experience, overall satisfaction, and are a national best practice agency.   “Knowing that our community sees the care and compassion our hospice program provides on a daily basis...

November, 2017

TOP 50 HEART HOSPITAL IN U.S.

McLaren Northern Michigan was recently named one of the nation’s 50 Top Cardiovascular Hospitals of 2018 by IBM Watson Health. The annual study, conducted by Truven Health Analytics, now part of IBM Watson Health, identifies the top hospitals in the United States for inpatient cardiovascular services. This program is widely regarded as the leading program for evaluating leadership impact in a hospital, as well as for evaluating quality indicators and efficiencies. The study uses hospital performance met...

November, 2017

CARDIOVASCULAR NURSES RECEIVE HONOR

Nurses in the cardiovascular unit (CVU) at McLaren Northern Michigan received the Silver Level Beacon Award of Excellence. The award, given by the American Association of Critical Care Nurses, recognizes medical units that demonstrate exemplary levels of patient care, patient outcomes, and overall satisfaction. “Earning a Beacon is a testament to collaboration and diligence within CVU,” says Jennifer Woods, RN, MSN, CNML, Chief Nursing Officer for McLaren Northern Michigan. “Our cardiovascular nurses ar...

November, 2017

VitalCare Receives Patient Satisfaction Award of Distinction

VitalCare Home Health, an affiliate of McLaren Northern Michigan, received the 2017 Fazzi Associates’ Home Health Care Consumer Assessment of Health Plans Study (HHCAHPS) Patient Satisfaction Award of Distinction. VitalCare demonstrated superior performance in overall patient satisfaction and likelihood of recommending to others, which placed them in the top 25 percent of the Fazzi’s National Patient Satisfaction database in 2016. “The VitalCare home health team is dedicated to the care they provide,” s...

October, 2017

RECOGNIZED AS A BLUE DISTINCTION CENTER FOR MATERNITY CARE

To help prospective parents find hospitals that deliver quality and affordable maternity care, the Blue Cross Blue Shield Association (BCBSA) evaluates hospitals on several quality measures, and awards top performers with the Blue Distinction Center for Maternity Care designation. McLaren Northern Michigan is proud to be recognized as a BCBSA Blue Distinction Center for Maternity Care, meeting the requirements that align with principles supporting evidence-based practices of care. In addition, McLaren N...

September, 2017

VitalCare Rated Top Home Health in Northern Michigan

VitalCare Home Health Care of McLaren Northern Michigan is proud to announce receiving a 4- out of 5-star rating from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), ranking them as the best Home Health provider in northern Michigan! The rating is based on quality of patient care and patient satisfaction surveys. Scores are calculated through 9 measured outcomes; timely initiation of care, medication education to patient/caregiver, influenza immunization, acute care hospitalization, as well as i...

August, 2017

McLaren Northern Michigan Ranked Among Best Hospitals in the Country

       McLaren Northern Michigan is proud to be among one of only 13 hospitals in the country, and the only hospital in Michigan, that has achieved all of the following recent prestigious recognitions: 5-Star Rating from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid (CMS) Magnet® designated hospital through the American Nurses Credentialing Center® (ANCC) for excellence in nursing Ranked a top 10 hospital in the state by U.S. News & World Reports “The quality ratings we received for thes...

August, 2017

Top 10 Hospital in Michigan

Ranking for U.S. News & World Reports is based on careful analysis of patient outcomes and care-related factors, such as patient safety and nurse staffing, from nearly 5,000 hospitals nationwide. Each hospital was evaluated and rated in nine specific procedures and conditions. McLaren Northern Michigan was rated as High Performing in seven including Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm Repair, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD), Colon Cancer Surgery, Heart Bypass Surgery, Heart Failure, Hip Replaceme...

August, 2017

Get With The Guidelines-Stroke Gold Plus Quality Achievement Award With Target: Stroke Honor Roll

McLaren Northern Michigan received the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association’s Get With The Guidelines ® -Stroke Gold Plus Quality Achievement Award with Target: Stroke SM Honor Roll. The award recognizes the commitment McLaren Northern Michigan has to provide the most appropriate stroke treatment according to nationally recognized, research-based guidelines centered on the latest scientific evidence. Hospitals must achieve 85 percent or higher adherence to all Get With The Guidelines-S...

June, 2017

Boulder Park Terrace Receives 5-Star Rating

Boulder Park Terrace, an affiliate of McLaren Northern Michigan, has received an overall 5-Star Nursing Home Quality Rating from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS). Nursing homes are rated in four different categories including health inspection, RN staffing, staffing, and quality measures, and then given an overall rating. Boulder Park Terrace was not only given a 5-star rating, but is also in the top 10 percent of Michigan nursing homes. Pictured: David Zechman, President & CEO o...

June, 2017

Stryker Healthy Hospital Gold Award

McLaren Northern Michigan is proud to announce receiving the Stryker Healthy Hospital Gold Award. This award is reserved for hospitals with outstanding performance in environmental sustainability and improvement in overall hospital quality through medical device remanufacturing and reprocessing. For over 10 years, McLaren Northern Michigan has been participating in Stryker’s Sustainability Solutions program. Through recycling efforts made by colleagues at the hospital, McLaren Northern Michigan avoided ...

April, 2017

VitalCare Named Best of the Northwest

VitalCare of McLaren Northern Michigan was named the #1 Home Health Care  by Petoskey New Review's Best of the Northwest.

March, 2017

McLaren Northern Michigan Awarded Advanced Certification for Primary Stroke Centers

McLaren Northern Michigan 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.  McLaren Northern Michigan underwent a rigorous onsite review on December 5, 2016. Joint Commission experts evaluated compliance with stroke-rela...

February, 2017

Certificate of Recognition - Comprehensive Unit-based Safety Program for Mechanically Ventilated Patients

Johns Hopkins Armstrong Institute for Patient Safety and Quality presented a Certificate of Recognition for the Comprehensive Unit-based Safety Program (CUSP) for Mechanically Ventilated Patients to McLaren Northern Michigan ICU. In recognition for commitment to improving patient safety and quality while decreasing the incidence of ventilator-associated events. 

December, 2016

McLaren Northern Michigan Receives "Get with the Guidelines" - Gold Plus and Stroke Honor Roll Elite Plus Award

McLaren Northern Michigan has received the American Heart Association and American Stroke Association Get With the Guidelines – Stroke Gold Plus Quality Achievement Award with Target Stroke Honor Roll Elite Plus recognition, the highest rating a facility can receive. The award demonstrates McLaren Northern Michigan’s commitment to quality care and best treatment for stroke patients based on nationally recognized and research-based guidelines. To receive Gold Plus status, a hospital must demonstrate at l...

November, 2016

EEG Lab Re-accredited

The McLaren Northern Michigan Electroencephalogram (EEG) Laboratory in Petoskey was recently awarded a five-year re-accreditation by the Laboratory Accreditation Board of the American Board of Registration of Electroencephalographic and Evoked Potential Technologists (ABRET). "The Neurodiagnostics department is proud of this accomplishment,” stated Shafer Kurshuk, MD, Neurologist at McLaren Northern Michigan. “This accreditation speaks to the quality of testing patients receive when at McLaren Northern ...

November, 2016

Nationally Recognized by the Quality Oncology Practice Initiative

The Karmanos Cancer Institute (KCI) of McLaren Northern Michigan has been nationally recognized with a 3-year reaccreditation by the Quality Oncology Practice Initiative (QOPI®) Certification Program, an affiliate of the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO). The QOPI Certification Program reflects a commitment to quality cancer care providing positive changes to the clinical practice of oncology. By receiving this certification, KCI met the core standards in all areas of cancer treatment includi...

September, 2016

Cardiovascular Rehabilitation Program Re-Certified by Industry Leader

McLaren Northern Michigan is proud to announce the certification of the cardiovascular rehabilitation program by the American Association of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation (AACVPR). McLaren Northern Michigan was recognized for its commitment to improving quality of life by enhancing standards of care. Cardiovascular rehabilitation programs are designed to help recover faster from the effects of heart attack and heart surgery, and thereby improve their quality of life. Programs include exerc...

August, 2016

Boulder Park Terrace Receives 5-Star Rating

Boulder Park Terrace, an affiliate of McLaren Northern Michigan, has received an overall 5-Star Nursing Home Quality Rating from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS). Nursing homes are rated in three different categories including health inspection, staffing, and quality measures, and then given an overall rating. Boulder Park Terrace was the only nursing facility to receive an overall 5-star rating in Emmet and Charlevoix County. “CMS recently added new quality measures to the rating sy...

August, 2016

2nd in the Nation for Lowest Readmission Following Heart Failure

McLaren Northern Michigan is pleased to announce that the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) ranked McLaren Northern Michigan as the second hospital in the country with the lowest 30-day readmission rates for heart failure patients. The national average for heart failure readmission rate is 21.9 percent. McLaren Northern Michigan performed at the low rate of 16.5 percent, with the top hospital performing at 16.3 percent.   This low rate can be largely attributed to a dedicated pr...

August, 2016

Ranked Among Best Hospital in Michigan

McLaren Northern Michigan is pleased to announce that it is ranked as one of the top 10 of 171 regional hospitals in Michigan according to U.S. News & World Report. Nearly 5,000 hospitals are evaluated nationwide, and then grouped into regions. Ranking is based on careful analysis of patient outcomes and care-related factors, such as patient safety and nurse staffing. U.S. News & World Report evaluated each hospital and rated them in five adult procedures/conditions, including Heart Bypass Surge...

August, 2016

5-Star Hospital Rating from Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) announced Wednesday, July 27 that McLaren Northern Michigan has been awarded a 5-star rating, the highest rating possible for quality and safety. More than 4,500 hospitals nationwide were included in the analysis, which ranked hospitals from one to five stars based on 64 distinct measures. A 5-star rating places McLaren Northern Michigan in the top 2.2% of hospitals in the country. “McLaren Northern Michigan is dedicated to providing quality patient c...

July, 2016

Rated Nationally for Lowest 30-day Heart Attack Readmission Rate

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid (CMS) ranked McLaren Northern Michigan among the top 7 hospitals across the country for the lowest 30-day readmission rate following a heart attack. Data used was compiled by Hospital Compare, a resource for patients to compare quality among medicare-certified hospitals. Only 55 hospitals were below the national average, with McLaren Northern Michigan being the only northern Michigan hospital in the top 10. “What makes this recognition so satisfying is that it speak...

June, 2016

Karmanos Cancer Institute Earns ACR Accreditation

The Karmanos Cancer Institute of McLaren Northern Michigan recently earned a three-year accreditation in radiation oncology from the American College of Radiology (ACR). An ACR accreditation represents the highest level of quality and patient safety.  Facility staff, equipment, treatment-planning and treatment records are assessed through a third-party impartial peer review. An additional evaluation was performed on all patient-safety policies and quality control.

March, 2016

Receives Magnet Re-Designation

On December 16, 2015 at 9 a.m., McLaren Northern Michigan received a call that they have achieved Magnet® re-designation for nursing excellence. This recognition is the highest honor an organization can receive for nursing, with only 7 percent of medical facilities throughout the country meeting the criteria, and McLaren Northern Michigan being one of only 13 in the state of Michigan. Over one hundred McLaren Northern Michigan Colleagues were present for the announcement. The Magnet Recognition Program®...

January, 2016

VitalCare Receives Top Honors in Patient Satisfaction

Northern Michigan based company, VitalCare, was named as a top home health organization through the 2014 Home Health Care Consumer Assessment of Health Plans Study (HHCAHPS) Fazzi Award. VitalCare received the Patient Satisfaction Award of Distinction, which is presented annually to home health organizations using Fazzi's Patient Satisfaction Service. VitalCare demonstrated superior performance in overall patient satisfaction results which placed them in the top 25 percent. “VitalCare is committed to se...

December, 2015

MHVS Receives Nuclear Cardiology Accreditation by the IAC

Michigan Heart and Vascular Specialists (MHVS) of McLaren Northern Michigan was granted a three-year term of accreditation in Nuclear Cardiology by the Intersocietal Accreditation Commission (IAC), for the Petoskey, Gaylord, and Rogers City Clinics. To be accredited, MHVS underwent a review of operational and technical components by an IAC panel of experts. Only facilities that are found to be providing quality patient care, in compliance with national standards, receive accredited status. MHVS has been...

December, 2015

McLaren Northern Michigan Receives Get With the Guidelines - Gold Plus and Stroke Honor Roll Elite Plus Award

McLaren Northern Michigan has received the American Heart Association and American Stroke Association Get With the Guidelines – Stroke Gold Plus Quality Achievement Award with Target of Stroke Honor Roll Elite Plus recognition. The award demonstrates McLaren Northern Michigan’s commitment to quality care and best treatment for stroke patients based on nationally recognized and research-based guidelines. To receive Gold Plus status, a hospital must demonstrate at least 85 percent compliance in 7 Get With...

November, 2015

McLaren Northern Michigan - Karmanos Cancer Institute Accreditation

McLaren Northern Michigan Cancer Centers in Petoskey, Cheboygan, and Gaylord are recognized by the Barbara Ann Karmanos Cancer Institute as accredited outreach centers.

September, 2015

Ranked top 10 Regional Hospitals in Michigan

McLaren Northern Michigan is ranked in the top 10 Regional Hospitals in Michigan according to U.S. News & World Report. Ranking is based on careful analysis of patient outcomes from over 5,000 hospitals nationwide. Each hospital was evaluated and rated in five adult procedures/conditions. McLaren Northern Michigan rated as High Performing in 4 out of the 5 including Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD), Heart Failure, Hip Replacement, and Knee Replacement.

August, 2015

U.S. News & World Report Best Nursing Homes

Charlevoix-based Boulder Park Terrace, an affiliate of McLaren Northern Michigan, has received the highest possible overall rating of five stars in U.S. News & World Report's annual Best Nursing Homes. The rating places Boulder Park Terrace among the nation's best nursing homes. Visit usnews.com/best-nursing-homes for more information.

August, 2015

McLaren Northern Michigan - Silver Level AACN Beacon Award

The Cardiovascular Unit Nurses have received the American Association of Critical Care Nurses (AACN) Beacon Award for Excellence. The award recognizes medical units that demonstrate "exemplary levels of patient care, patient outcomes, and overall patient satisfaction." This accomplishment represents one of many significant milestones on the unit's journey to optimal outcomes and exceptional patient care.

August, 2015

VitalCare Rated Best Home Health in Northern Michigan

VitalCare Home Health Care of McLaren Northern Michigan earned a 4- out of 5-star rating in overall care from Medicare, ranking them as the best Home Health provider in northern Michigan!   VitalCare’s 4-star rating indicates that they performed better than other agencies based on practices measured in their evaluation. The average agency is rated at 3 – 3 ½ stars. The star rating has allowed for consumers to evaluate their home health care options simply but with data to back up results. Skilled h...

July, 2015

Receives Perfect Inspection from NRC

Karmanos Cancer Institute at McLaren Northern Michigan was given a perfect inspection score from the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC). The NRC audit ensures all equipment and tools are being maintained, that the organization is adhering to all rules and regulations required for certification, and that all team members are providing the safest environment possible for their patients.

July, 2015

Best Hospital Award

McLaren Northern Michigan was named “Best Hospital” in the 2015 Petoskey News Review’s Best of the Northwest.

July, 2015

McLaren Northern Michigan - Governor's Award of Excellence

McLaren Northern Michigan received the Governor's Award for Excellence in two areas: outstanding achievement in reducing health care-associated infections and outstanding inpatient clinical achievement, both in the Acute Care Hospital Setting. The program is a partnership between the governor's office and MPRO, an independent nonprofit recognized as a national leader in health care quality and medical review. The award measures performance and safety criteria over a three-year period.

July, 2015

McLaren Northern Michigan - U.S. News & World Report Best Nursing Homes

An affiliate of McLaren Northern Michigan, Boulder Park Terrace in Charlevoix has received the highest possible overall rating of five stars in U.S. News & World Report's sixth annual Best Nursing Homes. The rating places Boulder Park Terrace among the nation's best nursing homes. Visit usnews.com/best-nursing-homes for more information.

July, 2015

McLaren Northern Michigan - Full Accreditation by American Academy of Sleep Medicine

McLaren Northern Michigan Sleep Centers in Petoskey, Cheboygan, and Gaylord, along with the Helen Newberry Joy Sleep Center received full accreditation by the American Academy of Sleep Medicine. The accreditation assures patients the highest possible standard of care for all sleep disorders.

June, 2015

4 of 5 stars Awarded from Centers for Medicare

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid (CMS) public information website and Hospital Compare, ranked VitalCare of McLaren Northern Michigan with 4 out of 5 stars, making them the best Home Health provider in northern Michigan! VitalCare's 4 star rating indicates that they performed better than other agencies based on practices measured in their evaluation. The average agency is rated at 3 - 3.5 stars.

June, 2015

McLaren Northern Michigan Recognized for Treatment of Cardiac Arrests

McLaren Northern Michigan has received the Get With The Guidelines®–Resuscitation Silver Award for implementing specific quality improvement measures outlined by the American Heart Association for the treatment of patients who suffer  cardiac arrests in the hospital. More than 200,000 adults and children have an in-hospital cardiac arrest each year, according to the American Heart Association. The Get With The Guidelines-Resuscitation program was developed with the goal of saving lives by consisten...

April, 2015

McLaren Northern Michigan - Home Care Recognition

VitalCare, a home health and hospice affiliate of McLaren Northern Michigan, is recognized as being in the top 25% for Patient Satisfaction by Fazzi Associates, which surveys patient experiences with home health care as part of the national Home Health Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems (HHCAHPS).

April, 2015

McLaren Northern Michigan - Cardiovascular Rehabilitation Program Certified by Industry Leader

McLaren Northern Michigan has earned a three-year certification by the American Association of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation, signifying our organization as a leader in the field of cardiovascular and pulmonary rehabilitation, offering the most advanced practices available.

March, 2015

National Organization Recognizes Sleep Center in Cheboygan with Full Accreditation

McLaren Northern Michigan – Cheboygan Campus Sleep Center has been accredited by the American Academy of Sleep Medicine (AASM). With this new recognition, all locations — Cheboygan, Petoskey, Gaylord, and Newberry are fully accredited. Significantly, AASM has consecutively accredited McLaren Northern Michigan since 2001. The Cheboygan Campus center began the accreditation process after opening in 2013. With an estimated fifty to seventy million Americans suffering from sleep disorders, the business of d...

February, 2015

McLaren Northern Michigan Earns Highest Rating for Heart Bypass Surgery

McLaren Northern Michigan again earned the highest quality rating for heart bypass surgery as determined by the STS. Of the more than 700 U.S. hospitals that were part of the study, McLaren Northern Michigan performed significantly higher than the mean score, placing it among the top 15% nationwide. STS, in coordination with Duke Clinical Research Institute, analyzes data on heart programs nationwide. Their comprehensive rating system allows for comparisons regarding quality, complications, pre-and post...

February, 2015

McLaren Northern Michigan - The 5-Diamond Patient Safety Program

McLaren Northern Michigan has been recognized for the second consecutive year as a 5-Diamond Facility by the Renal Network of Upper Midwest, Inc. for dialysis services. Five of twelve 5-Diamond Patient Safety Program modules have been completed, each designed to assist dialysis units in increasing patient safety through continuous improvement.

February, 2015

McLaren Northern Michigan - Quality Oncology Practice Initiative

QOPI Certification recognized McLaren Northern Michigan for another three-year certification period for outpatient hematology-oncology practices that meet standards for quality cancer care. Certification reflects a commitment to quality care, meeting core standards in areas of treatment including patient assessment, treatment planning, and staff education.

February, 2015

McLaren Northern Michigan - Society of Thoracic Surgeons (STS) Two Years with Highest Rating for Heart Bypass Surgery

McLaren Northern Michigan again earned the highest quality rating for heart bypass surgery as determined by the STS. Of the more than 700 U.S. hospitals that were part of the study, McLaren Northern Michigan performed significantly higher than the mean score, placing it among the top 15% nationwide. STS, in coordination with Duke Clinical Research Institute, analyzes data on heart programs nationwide. Their comprehensive rating system allows for comparisons regarding quality, complications, pre-and post-...

January, 2015

McLaren Northern Michigan - Get With The Guidelines® - Stroke Gold Plus and Target Stroke

The American Heart Association and American Stroke Association recognize McLaren Northern Michigan for achieving 85% or higher adherence to all Get With The Guidelines® Stroke Performance Achievement indicators for consecutive 12 month intervals and 75% or higher compliance with 5 of 8 Get With The Guidelines Stroke Quality Measures to improve quality of patient care and outcomes in addition to achieving Time to Intravenous Thrombolytic Therapy 60 minutes in 50% or more applicable acute ischemic stroke p...

January, 2015

McLaren Northern Michigan - Get With The Guidelines® - Heart Failure Gold Plus and Target Heart Failure

The American Heart Association recognized McLaren Northern Michigan for achieving 85% or higher adherence to all Get With The Guidelines-Heart Failure Performance Achievement indicators for consecutive 12 month intervals and 75% or higher compliance with at least 4 Get With The Guidelines-Heart Failure Quality Measures to improve quality of patient care. In addition this hospital has demonstrated documentation of all three Target: Heart Failure care components for 50% or more of eligible patients with he...

January, 2015

McLaren Northern Michigan - Five-Year Accreditation by Laboratory Accreditation Board of ABRET

The EEG Laboratory received a second five-year accreditation by the Laboratory Accreditation Board of ABRET based on evaluation of the technical quality of EEGs performed in the lab.

January, 2015