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  • As COVID-19 cases continue to rise locally, McLaren Bay Region has made the decision to update their visitation policy. Effective 7 a.m., Thursday, December 2, 2021, only visitors deemed "necessary" may be permitted at their main campus located at 1900 Columbus Ave., Bay City. Visitors will be deemed "necessary" and may be allowed if they meet one of the following criteria, and have passed COVID-19 screening: A designated family birth partner A visitor who is a guardian/power of attorney for a patient A ...

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    McLaren Bay Region hosted a disaster preparedness drill Wednesday, November 3, 2021. This event was made possible through joint planning and cooperation of several local organizations and agencies including the Bay-Arenac Intermediate School District, Bay County Active Assailant Task Force, Medstar, and the Monitor Township Fire Department. The drill simulated a mass casualty event with an active shooter at the Bay Arenac ISD Career Center. First responders received the call for emergency services at 9:0...

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    McLaren Bay Region has received the American Heart Association’s GoldPlus with Honor Roll Elite and Target Type 2 Diabetes Honor Roll Get With The Guidelines®-Stroke Quality Achievement Award for their commitment to ensuring stroke patients receive the most appropriate treatment according to nationally recognized, research-based guidelines. Stroke is the No. 5 cause of death and a leading cause of adult disability in the U.S. On average, someone in the U.S. suffers a stroke every 40 seconds, and nearly 7...

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    McLaren Bay Special Care has earned The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval® for Laboratory and Point-of-Care Testing Accreditation by demonstrating continuous compliance with its performance standards. The Gold Seal is a symbol of quality that reflects a health care organization’s commitment to providing safe and quality patient care. McLaren Bay Special Care underwent a rigorous, unannounced on-site review. During the visit, a Joint Commission reviewer evaluated compliance with Laboratory and Poin...

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    The McLaren Bay Region Wound Care Center, led by Medical Director, Samuel Hui, MD, offers Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy in addition to other advanced wound care treatments. McLaren Bay Region has partnered with Healogics, the nation’s leading provider of advanced, chronic wound care services. The new partnership at the McLaren Bay Region Wound Care Center, located at 4 Columbus Avenue in Bay City, officially began on June 15th. Healogics is headquartered in Jacksonville, Florida, and has a nationwide networ...

  • The Stroke and Trauma Programs of McLaren Bay Region are proud to announce the opening of Neuro/Trauma Stepdown Unit, a new specialized nursing floor. The Neuro/Trauma Stepdown Unit is able to accommodate 36 stable patients who require increased monitoring from having been admitted to critical care. The new unit provides advanced knowledge of current stroke and trauma patient standards, which will provide patients with the highest level of specialized care. “This is not just for the stroke program but al...

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    On April 15th, 2021, McLaren Bay Region performed its 100,000th cardiac catheterization procedure. Dr. Japhet Joseph who performed the very first cardiac catheterization in February of 1990, also had the honor of performing the 100,000th procedure. “When we first started doing cardiac catheterizations in 1990, we had a half of a room which we had to share with interventional radiologists. The maximum number of cases we could do at that time was three per day,” said Japhet Joseph, MD, Interventional Card...

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    “I was trying to be Mr. Macho, hanging and finishing drywall in this 100-year-old farmhouse, and I started having a pain in my stomach. My cousin, who was helping me hang the drywall, went up to get the homeowner, because he knew I was in pain. Later, my wife Doris said, ‘you're going in now, because you're not going to wake me up at midnight to take you in.’” Shortly after arriving to the Emergency Department at McLaren Bay Region, several tests were run. The Deans’ were waiting for results when all of...

  • Bay City, MI - McLaren Bay Medical Foundation will host its sixth annual 5K Walk/Run at 9:00 a.m. on Saturday, May 1, 2021 in Uptown Bay City. Advanced registrants receive a t-shirt. Snacks and beverages will be provided after the event. Awards will be given to the top finisher in each age category, and participation medals will be awarded to all finishers. All participants will also be entered into a random prize drawing that will take place during the awards ceremony after the race. Packet a...

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    McLaren Bay Region was named to Newsweek’s 2021 list of Best Maternity Care Hospitals. The distinction recognizes facilities that have provided exceptional care to mothers, newborns and their families, as verified by the 2020 Leapfrog Hospital Survey. Best Maternity Care Hospitals is part of Newsweek’s Best Health Care series, powered by data from The Leapfrog Group. Best Maternity Care Hospitals were first designated in 2020. “McLaren Bay Region is honored to be the only hospital in the Great Lakes Bay...