About Bay Special Care

What is a long-term acute care hospital?

Patients admitted to McLaren Bay Special Care are usually too ill to utilize other types of care, require a doctor’s care every day, or need rehabilitation at a slower pace. Long-term acute care hospitals (LTACHs), like McLaren Bay Special Care, offer intense medical interventions such as:

  • Ventilator weaning
  • Tracheostomy-complex COPD care
  • Cardiac monitoring/telemetry
  • On-site radiation oncology
  • On-site hemodialysis
  • Complex wound management
  • Long-term IV antibiotics
  • Complex orthopedics

What our patients can expect

Located off I-75 in Bay City, Michigan, McLaren Bay Special Care is centrally located to serve patients and families across the state. Patients at McLaren Bay Special Care can expect:

  • Spacious private rooms
  • A unique, individualized plan of care developed by a multidisciplinary team
  • Around-the-clock on-site medical coverage
  • Complex medical services, diagnostics, and therapy

Our team

Our on-site team of medical professionals work together to create an individualized plan-of-care that meets our patient’s unique needs. Our team includes:

  • Physicians
  • Nurses
  • Respiratory therapists
  • Case managers
  • Dieticians
  • Physical & occupational therapists
  • Speech language pathologists
  • Pharmacists
  • Wound care specialists

To make a referral:

Healthcare providers may contact the McLaren Bay Special Care case management office to make a referral. A case manager will complete a patient evaluation to determine if LTACH admission is appropriate.

Referral Phone Line

Office: (989) 667-6828, Monday through Friday, 8 am – 4:30 pm

Referral Fax Line

Fax: (989) 667-6223

Awards & Accreditations

McLaren Bay Special Care has earned The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval® for hospital accreditation. The Gold Seal of Approval® is a symbol of quality that reflects an organization’s commitment to providing safe and effective patient care.