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    PHOTO CAPTION: Pictured l-r Brandon Barber, Medtronic; Todd Harmon, McLaren Flint Cardiovascular Technologist; Abdul Alawwa, MD, McLaren Flint electrophysiologist; Kim Bueche, McLaren Flint Cardiovascular Technologist; and Mark Kinney, Medtronic. McLaren Flint, part of statewide McLaren Health Care, has once again expanded its cardiovascular capabilities and has now become the first hospital in Michigan to use new technology to treat patients with abnormal heart rhythms. McLaren Flint electrophysiologis...

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    Kelly Jakubik, RN, the nurse manager on the hospital’s intensive care unit, is the 2024 McLaren Flint DAISY Nurse Leader award winner. Kelly and her peers were honored at a May 9 ceremony. For more than 20 years, the DAISY Foundation has recognized the compassionate patient care nurses provide. The DAISY Nurse Leader Award, however, recognizes those who do not provide direct care, but who create an environment where compassionate, skillful care thrives. Many hospitals across the country bestow this awar...

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    Vanessa Whipple, RN, a caregiver on the hospital’s cardiac stepdown unit, is the 2024 Margaret McLaren Nursing Excellence Award Winner.  McLaren Flint honored Vanessa and 12 other nominees at a May 9 ceremony. The excellence award is named after Margaret McLaren, RN, who served as Superintendent of McLaren General Hospital and its predecessor, the Women’s Hospital, for 27 years. When McLaren General Hospital opened in October 1951, the facility was named in her honor, making it the first hospital i...

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    Know your stroke risk factors and start addressing them to lower your chances now. In the United States and across the globe, the prevalence of stroke is rising among young adults, making it critical that everyone understand their risk factors and how that risk can be lowered or, in many cases, prevented. Anyone can take steps now that will begin to lower their risk, which include — according to the Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion — quitting smoking, managing blood pressure, keeping bo...

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    Experiencing a stroke can be an overwhelming life event for not only the patient, but for their loved ones, too. Daniel and Sherl Kah know that all too well, after Daniel suffered from a first stroke in 2011, followed by another in 2015. After his second stroke, Daniel was put on medication and sent to a nursing home for physical and speech therapy. But, Sherl began looking for something more, something that would help once Daniel was released. She discovered McLaren Flint’s Stroke Support Group . The M...

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    McLaren Health Care Executive Vice President and Chief Clinical Officer Dr. Justin Klamerus, for the second consecutive year, has been named a ‘CMO to Know’ by Becker’s Hospital Review . Compiled annually, clinical leaders listed are those who “champion patient safety, uphold rigorous quality standards, act as liaisons between leadership teams and medical staff, manage risk” and strive for “continuous improvement.” A leading industry publication covering all aspects of health care, Becker’s, in its char...

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    The Barbara Ann Karmanos Cancer Institute , in partnership with the Detroit Tigers and McLaren Health Care, the official health care system of the Tigers, continues the tradition of “Pink Out the Park” during the Saturday, June 8 game against the Milwaukee Brewers at Comerica Park. This special event has raised awareness for breast health for the past 12 years, celebrating survivors and honoring the legacies of those who have fought courageously. Breast cancer survivors will take part in a special pre-g...

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    There was one detail in George Goetz’s tattoo that his wife had a big problem with.  Amy Goetz was fixated on a mole near the center of the body art featuring Native American Chief Keokuk. “My wife always noticed the mole and said it was changing and that I should get it looked at,” George said. For ten 10 years, George’s wife watched his mole for changes, insisting he have it looked at. And, for ten 10 years, it seemed to slip George’s mind when he visited a doctor. That is, , until December 2022....

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    The potentially life-threating attack is trending younger. National Stroke Awareness Month in May is a time in which the focus is turned to the causes and potentially life-threatening and devastating effects of strokes . A sudden and severe neurological attack disrupting blood flow in the brain, a stroke occurs every 40 seconds in the United States, a prevalence that demonstrates a 60 percent increase over the past 30 years . In 2024, the threat of stroke in the United State s — and the world at large —...

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    McLaren Flint, part of statewide McLaren Health Care, has broken ground on the final aspect of its $61 million multipronged expansion and enhancement project, a phase that will update the face of the longstanding hospital. Construction has begun to enhance and completely overhaul the main entrance into McLaren Flint, which features a new canopy and design for improved traffic flow. The launch of this construction follows expansion projects currently underway to increase the capacity and capabilities of ...