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  • McLaren Caro Region is pleased to welcome Dave Mellendorf, a limited licensed master social worker, as the new therapist at the Senior Life Solutions program. Senior Life Solutions is an intensive outpatient group therapy program. The program is designed to meet the unique needs of seniors struggling with age-related depression, anxiety, difficult life transitions, a recent health diagnosis, or the loss of a loved one. As a therapist, Mellendorf will be responsible for providing therapeutic services for ...

  • McLaren Caro Region was one of the earliest health care organizations to join the Age-Friendly Health Systems movement and is pleased to announce its commitment to a national movement of improving care for older adults. McLaren Caro Region is recognized in the Age-Friendly Health Systems movement by the Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI) because of its demonstrated progress toward implementing the 4Ms framework . The 4MS framework is an evidence-based practice which lays the groundwork for optimi...

  • With a 64% improvement in COVID-19 cases across Michigan and a reduction of COVID-19 patients in the region, McLaren Caro Region and McLaren Thumb Region will implement relaxed visitor restrictions. McLaren recognizes the importance of visitation in the healing process of our patients and welcome limited visitation to our hospital facilities. In order to ensure the continued safety of our staff, providers, patients and community, visitors will be expected to adhere to the visitation guidelines for non-C...

  • 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...