About Bay Special Care

McLaren Bay Special Care is a 31-bed long-term acute care hospital located in Bay City, Michigan specializing in the care and treatment of patients with complex medical needs, including a ventilator weaning program, that require lengths of stay greater than 25 days. The experienced staff are highly trained and use a team approach to provide intensive, individualized treatment. The hospital is licensed by the Michigan Department of Community Health and is accredited by The Joint Commission.

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.