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American Heart Association - American Stroke Association’s award Mclaren Port Huron Get With The Guidelines®-Stroke Silver Quality Achievement Award with Target: StrokeSM Honor Roll
McLaren Port Huron Recognized by American Heart Association/American Stroke Association for Commitment to Quality Stroke Care


McLaren is dedicated to delivering the highest quality of care to our stroke patients. The clock starts ticking upon the first signs of a stroke. For every minute a stroke is left untreated, millions of brain cells die. The key to maximizing your outcome after stroke symptoms begin is to immediately call 9-1-1 so you can get to the Emergency Department as soon as possible. Similar to treating a heart attack, evidence based medicine shows there is a "treatment window" for maximizing outcomes for stroke patients. McLaren is among the best in area stroke care and employs a skilled to staff to increase positive results.

Stroke is a medical emergency! Time is critical if you are having a stroke. Call 9-1-1 if you or someone you know is experiencing any of these signs or symptoms

The National Stroke Association says you can use the acronym FAST:

Face - Ask the person to smile. Does one side of the face droop?
Arms - Ask the person to raise both arms. Does one arm drift downward?
Speech - Ask the person to repeat a simple phrase. Is their speech slurred or strange?
Time - If you observe any of these signs, call 9-1-1 immediately.

Emergency Center Services at McLaren Port Huron

emergency exterior

McLaren Port Huron is the area's largest and most comprehensive provider of 24-hour emergency services. In the event of an actual medical emergency, dial 911 or go to the nearest emergency center.

Contact information:

McLaren Port Huron Emergency Center
1221 Pine Grove Avenue
Port Huron, MI 48060

In addition to its specialization in cardiac and pediatric care, the McLaren Port Huron Emergency Center continues to offer the following services:

  • Emergency diagnostic tests
  • 24-hour, in-house anesthesia services
  • Pharmacist in-house 24 hours
  • Pediatric emergency services, special equipment
  • Interventional cardiology (cardiac catheter testing, stents and angioplasty) and cardiovascular surgery
  • 24-hour emergency psychiatric assessment services
  • Special private treatment area for women and children suffering from domestic violence, rape or assault
  • Helicopter access for emergency transfers
  • 24-hour spiritual care and support

About the Emergency Center

  • The Emergency Center covers an area of 20,000 square feet. It features 27 private treatment rooms, bedside registration and a serene, calming, natural-light environment. It also features an area specifically designed for children, adjacent to the main family lounge area. McLaren Port Huron has board-certified emergency physicians and nurses staffing the county's busiest emergency center

  • Another distinguishing characteristic of the Emergency Center is the "nurse-first" approach McLaren Port Huron is using. When patients enter the Emergency Center, they are immediately greeted and assessed by a registered nurse. They are taken to a private room as quickly as possible, where bedside registration begins. Treatment and progress are continuously monitored by Emergency Center personnel, via our patient tracking board. "The tracking board is an essential part of our department," says John Schweihofer, Emergency Services nurse manager. "The system facilitates immediate access to a patient's status by any Emergency staff member, anywhere in the department, at any time during the patient's stay in the center. This begins with electronic check-in/registration of the patient and continues as caregivers electronically log progress, test results and treatment. This constant availability of information helps us achieve our goal of reducing delays and turnaround time, while at the same time monitoring each patient's progress through every step of the diagnosis and treatment process. Patients and their families spend less time waiting and more time receiving personal, professional, patient-focused care."