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Pediatric Services

McLaren knows that our youngest patients have special needs. Our pediatric departments use this understanding to provide care that is individualized and age-specific to each patient we treat. The family is included as an integral component of any treatment program. Working together, we can maximize the individual’s health and potential for optimum recovery from illness or injury.

Pediatric Inpatient Unit at McLaren Central Michigan

Our Pediatrics Unit is staffed by professionals with a special interest and training in family centered focus of care. Family members are encouraged to remain at the bedside of the child and will be provided with an extra bed, if available. Also, an extra meal tray (at each meal) will be given to a family member to enable them to stay with the child during meal times. Volunteers can also make regular visits to provide companionship for the children and to assist them in learning or play activities.

Partners with Helen DeVos Children's Hospital

McLaren Central Michigan has joined Partners in Children's Health, becoming one of 22 hospitals to affiliate with Helen DeVos Children's Hospital in an effort to enhance the care of children and families throughout the state.  The Partners in Children's Health Network brings hospitals together to improve access to pediatric specialty services and continuing professional education.

"It is important to build special capabilities for children who may have special health care needs.  Mt. Pleasant is not as big as other metropolitan areas, but children in Mt. Pleasant and the surrounding communities still deserve the best care possible," said Bob Connors, M.D., President, Helen DeVos Children's Hospital.  "We do not want to be selfish with our resources.  If we discover something that works, why not share it with others?"