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    The McLaren Proton Therapy Center’s 100 th patient has rung the victory bell to signify the completion of his cancer treatment. When Gary Howard of Mt. Morris was diagnosed with base of tongue cancer, he wanted to receive his cancer care within the McLaren Health Care system. The comprehensive team at the Karmanos Cancer Institute at McLaren Flint and the McLaren Proton Therapy Center worked collaboratively to come up with the best treatment options for Howard. Along with chemotherapy, Howard chose prot...

  • Doctor performing surgery with a team

    The Michigan Academy of Family Physicians (MAFP) has named McLaren-Flint Family Medicine resident Julie Thai, MD, MPH “Resident of the Year.” Each year, the MAFP selects one Family Medicine resident in Michigan, “ who exhibits qualities of exemplary patient care, demonstrates leadership, displays a commitment to the community, contributes to scholarly activity and is dedicated to the specialty of family medicine,” to receive this prestigious award. When asked about being selected, the humble Thai was qu...

  • To All McLaren Employees The images that emerged last week from Minneapolis of the death of Mr. George Floyd and the resulting civil unrest across our nation are having a traumatic impact on our communities, our families and friends. Mr. Floyd’s death is a tragic reminder that there remains much work to do and more conversations to be had in order to address the continued inequities that exist in our society today. As an organization, we must commit to increased understanding of diversity and inclusion,...

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    As May ends, Stroke Awareness Month does too, but McLaren Flint has two important takeaways for the community. One, stroke symptoms are always an emergency, even during COVID-19. McLaren implemented extreme safety precautions for COVID-19 that go beyond its already stringent standards. Those measures include separating patients with COVID-19 symptoms, screening everyone who enters its facilities for symptoms, and more frequently disinfecting high-touch areas. “During the COVID-19 pandemic, it continues ...

  • FLINT, Mich. — More people fighting cancer may receive radiation oncology treatment with superior precision. The McLaren Proton Therapy Center has opened a second treatment room and has added cone beam computed tomography (CBCT) for better imaging prior to each treatment. Adding an additional treatment room makes the McLaren Proton Therapy Center the largest in Michigan, and the first proton therapy center in the state to operate cancer treatments in two rooms. In addition to having two rooms operationa...

  • McLaren Fenton, McLaren’s newest 24/7 emergency center located at 2420 Owen Road, is now open. Staff began seeing patients at the facility on Monday, March 16. The opening is actually the completion of the second phase of a major makeover that will change health care for southern Genesee and northern Livingston County residents. The emergency center has 22 private rooms, including three resuscitation rooms, an isolation room and one specialized room for patients experiencing a mental health emergency. I...

  • McLaren Flint Makes Temporary Changes to Visitor Policy Due to Widespread Flu Across Michigan   For the safety of patients, visitors and staff, McLaren Flint is implementing temporary visitor restrictions to limit the spread of influenza and other respiratory infections. Influenza is currently reported as widespread across the state of Michigan. Visitors, especially children, may not know they have the flu. They may not be showing flu symptoms and can easily pass the flu on to others. Patients are ...

  • Doctor performing surgery with a team

    McLaren Fenton, McLaren’s location at 2420 Owen Road in Fenton, is in the second phase of a major makeover that will change health care for southern Genesee and Northern Livingston County residents. The first phase is now complete and involved the renovation of one-half of the building to update the office space for several physician practices, imaging services, including 3-D mammography, and an on-site lab. Phase two will include the completion of a freestanding emergency department slated to open in M...

  • Following months of planning and consideration, St. Luke’s Hospital in Maumee, Ohio and McLaren Health Care have officially signed a letter of intent to define ways that the two organizations will work together to best meet the needs of the communities they serve. The letter of intent was signed on Dec. 4 at St. Luke’s Hospital, a 312-bed facility serving Maumee, Ohio and the surrounding communities. As part of the potential integration, McLaren Health Care plans to make significant investments in St. L...

  • Precise Treatment Spares Healthy Tissue with Fewer Side Effects McLaren Health Care is proud to introduce the newest weapon in its arsenal of cancer-fighting technology: Proton Therapy . The most powerful and precise radiation oncology treatment available to treat cancer is now provided at the McLaren Proton Therapy Center, located on the campus of the Karmanos Cancer Institute in Flint, Michigan. As one of only 28 proton therapy centers in the United States, the McLaren Proton Therapy Center features l...