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    Congratulations are again in order for McLaren Health Care president and CEO Philip A. Incarnati and Dr. Gerold Bepler, president and CEO of Barbara Ann Karmanos Cancer Institute, who, for the second consecutive year, have been included in the “Detroit 500.” An annual feature from DBusiness Magazine, the “Detroit 500” compiles the 500 most influential business leaders in metro Detroit. The pair were included in last year’s highly selective list as well. Individuals are selected based on several factors,...

  • August 1, 2022 COLONOSCOPY FOLLOW UP SCREENING GUIDELINES   BACKGROUND: The U.S. Multi-Society Task Force on Colorectal Cancer updated recommended follow-up intervals after screening colonoscopy in average-risk individuals. This guidance does not apply to people with hereditary syndromes that increase Colorectal Cancer (CRC) risk, inflammatory bowel disease, serrated polyposis syndrome, or personal or family history of CRC. These guidelines consider colonoscopy results alone and do not evaluate the...

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    Barbara Ann Karmanos Cancer Institute , in partnership with the Detroit Tigers and McLaren Health Care, the official health care system of the Tigers, will once again spread awareness about prostate cancer at the second annual Prostate Cancer Awareness Night. On Monday, July 25, the Tigers will welcome hundreds of prostate cancer survivors to the ballpark as they take on the San Diego Padres. Survivors will be honored on the field during the special pre-game ceremony which will include a Karmanos patien...

  • July 1, 2022 Diabetes Control in the Elderly   SUMMARY: Management of the elderly patient with diabetes promote relaxed targets and avoidance of aggressive control. Choice of diabetes medications in the elderly requires careful assessment of hypoglycemic risk 1 . Adults > 65 years of age with diabetes should be a high priority for depression screening and treatment.   MANAGEMENT: Individualize Targets and Goals 2 7 - 7.5% is reasonable for healthy patients over age 65 with no or few comorbi...

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    McLaren Health Care, the three-state, 14-hospital health care system and health plan, has appointed Justin F. Klamerus, M.D., M.M.M., as Executive Vice President and Chief Medical Officer. Dr. Klamerus has served as President of Karmanos Cancer Hospital & Network, a subsidiary of McLaren Health Care, since January 2017. An oncologist by training, Dr. Klamerus assumes the position previously held by Dr. Michael McKenna, McLaren Health Care’s first CMO, who passed away in May. “Over what has already b...

  • June 15, 2022 Current Procedural Terminology Category II Codes (CPT-2 Codes)   WHAT ARE CPT-2 CODES: They describe the following: Clinical components, such as those typically included in evaluation, management, or other clinical services. Results from clinical laboratory or radiology tests and other procedures. Identified processes intended to address patient safety practices (such as fall risk). Services reflecting compliance with state or federal law.   PURPOSE: CPT II codes help define nati...

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    McLaren Health Care expanded its statewide McLaren Stroke Network through the addition of leading-edge technology that results in quicker, time-critical treatment decisions for stroke care. RapidAI applies artificial intelligence to advanced imaging to analyze clinical data, expedite clinical decisions and connect the care team on a single, FDA-approved and HIPAA-compliant platform. Already the largest stroke program in the state, the addition of this AI technology adds to the program’s care capabilitie...

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    Allisyn Mattice-Eskau GRAND BLANC, Mich.— Allisyn Mattice-Eskau, director of government & regulatory affairs for McLaren Health Care, whose accomplishments and strong dedication to health care advancement through legislation, has landed a prized spot on the list of “ 30 in Their Thirties 2022 ,” an annual compilation of business professionals in their 30s who have achieved notable success produced by DBusiness Magazine . Discovering her passion and intense interest in health care legislation while s...

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    GRAND BLANC, Mich.— McLaren Health Care, with several hospitals and dozens of outpatient facilities covering the majority of the state, is included on the list of Michigan’s Largest Employers for 2022 from Crain’s Detroit Business . With 19,914 employees, McLaren Health Care landed at no. 11 on the list of nearly 150 landmark Michigan-based businesses. “Being included on this list — and listed so near the top — affirms the value that our team members see McLaren as an employer of choice where you can ha...

  • Starting tomorrow, February 18, McLaren Caro Region and McLaren Thumb Region will allow one healthy visitor per patient per day. There are a few important exceptions to note: Pediatric patients are allowed two visitors. Obstetrics patients in active labor are allowed a birth coach in addition to one visitor. Pastoral care visits are permitted and do not count towards the allowed number of visitors. All approved necessary visitors are required to be screened for COVID symptoms prior to entering the buildi...