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  • September is National Suicide Prevention and Awareness month and McLaren Caro Region Senior Life Solutions is working to raise awareness and educate the community on the risk factors and warning signs of suicide. Talk of suicide should never be dismissed. If you, or someone you know, are thinking of suicide, call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-8255. Senior Life Solutions is an intensive outpatient group therapy and tele-therapy program designed to meet the unique needs of senior ad...

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    Dr. Jessica Gibson, DO, who will begin seeing patients at McLaren Caro Region - Hill Medical Center on September 1, 2020, graduated from Caro High School. “I have a passion for my hometown and I know they’ve been lacking enough physicians for quite some time,” Dr. Gibson says. When the opportunity to practice medicine in Caro came up, Dr. Gibson didn’t hesitate. She is thrilled to raise her family in her hometown. “When I went to medical school, I didn’t anticipate being able to come back to Caro, but t...

  • Protecting your heart is a gift to the people you love. McLaren Caro Region upgraded its cardiac stress testing system to offer even better diagnosis and treatment of cardiac conditions, which helps you give this gift. The hospital recently installed a new Quinton® Q-Stress Cardiac Stress Testing System to solve some of the common challenges of stress tests. Stacey Roth, Supervisor of Imaging Services, said the new machine offers exceptional accuracy in real-time ST-segment monitoring, arrhythmia detect...

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    McLaren Caro Region announces that Yvonne Vandecar, RN, BSN has recently been named their new Director of Nursing. Yvonne holds a Bachelor of Nursing from Davenport University. She has 17 years of experience in the healthcare field, working as Registered Nurse, Nurse Educator, Nurse Coordinator, Trauma Manager and most recently a Nurse Manager. Yvonne lives here in Caro with her husband Derek and together they have five children and two grandchildren. In her new role, she will oversee organizational and...

  • "Recently, McLaren Caro Family Medicine was surveyed by The Compliance Team Inc. on behalf of The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS). CMS conducts their own survey to determine whether a clinic qualifies as a Rural Health Clinic. " The Compliance Team is a nationally recognized, Medicare-approved, healthcare accreditation organization based in Spring House, Pennsylvania. It is the only accreditation organization to offer the Exemplary Provider designation. During this survey, McLaren Car...

  • During the month of February, American Heart Month, McLaren Caro Region Senior Life Solutions is working to raise awareness of the connection between heart health and emotional health. In 1964, February was declared American Heart Month to help bring awareness to heart disease, the number one killer of both men and women in America. Heart related health concerns come with many physical symptoms, ranging from chest pain or discomfort to shortness of breath. Cardiac patients also often experience depressi...

  • McLaren Caro Region is pleased to welcome Howard Nitz as the new Program Therapist at their Senior Life Solutions program. Senior Life Solutions, an intensive outpatient group therapy program, is designed to meet the unique needs of older adults typically ages 65 and older struggling with age-related depression, anxiety, difficult life transitions, a recent health diagnosis, or the loss of a loved one. As Program Therapist, Howard, will be responsible for providing therapeutic services for patients util...

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    This Thanksgiving, Ginger Geissler is thankful for robots. A new robotic-assisted surgical system at McLaren Caro Region is putting knee surgery patients such as Geissler on the fast track to recovery. McLaren Caro Region is the first hospital in Tuscola County to offer patients the advantages of robotic-assisted surgery with state-of-the-art OMNIBotics equipment. On Monday, November 18, Ginger Geissler ­became the first patient to benefit from the newest robotic technology available in this area. Marc ...

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    Hospice care focuses on quality of life, not length of life. At McLaren Caro Region, our Hospice/Respite team offers compassionate care for patients and families during a life-limiting illness. Here, we believe hospice is never about giving up hope. Instead, the MCR Hospice/Respite team supports personal choices and experiences, controls pain and discomfort, and helps maintain patient dignity. November is National Hospice and Palliative Care Month. At McLaren Caro Region, we celebrate life every month b...

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    To help athletes and families prepare for the 2019-2020 sports season, McLaren Caro Region hosted student athletes for their annual $10 sports physicals at 3 different locations – Caro High School, our Caro clinic at 220 E. Frank Street, and our Vassar clinic at 201 W. Huron Avenue. 96 total physicals were given - 88 students from Caro, 2 from Akron-Fairgrove, 3 from Vassar, 1 from Kingston, 1 from Cass City, and 1 from St. Paul Millington. $5 from every physical was donated back to the school’s athleti...