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    Breast Cancer Awareness Month gets plenty of attention. The question is, are women acting on the plea to get their annual mammogram? Across the country, and right here in mid-Michigan, patients continue to delay and avoid medical care, even routine life-saving screenings.   “As a physician I cannot stress enough the importance of early detection and how key it is to breast cancer survival,” said Ashley Richardson, DO, a breast surgical oncologist at McLaren Flint. “Survival outcomes depend largely ...

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    The McLaren Proton Therapy Center welcomes Christian Hyde, MD, DABR to the team of radiation oncologists. Dr. Hyde is a board-certified radiation oncologist with specialized training in proton therapy. He joins a comprehensive team of oncologists at McLaren Flint that work closely to give patients their best chance in fighting their disease. “I’m glad to join the team at the McLaren Proton Therapy Center and Karmanos Cancer Institute at McLaren Flint,” says Dr. Hyde. “There are other proton centers acro...

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    McLaren Flint is the only hospital in Michigan to earn all four top awards for stroke care from the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association including the Get With The Guidelines®-Stroke Gold Plus Quality Achievement Award. The award recognizes the hospital’s commitment to ensuring stroke patients receive the most appropriate treatment according to nationally recognized, research-based guidelines founded on the latest scientific evidence. The hospital earned the award by meeting specific q...

  • Karmanos Cancer Institute at McLaren Flint expands head and neck cancer services by collaborating with Karmanos physicians in Detroit. Head and neck surgical oncologists George Yoo, MD, Jeffrey Hotaling, MD and John Cramer, MD are now also seeing patients in Flint. Expanding head and neck surgical services brings this option closer to Genesee County residents. “We want to provide comprehensive head and neck services in the Flint area,” says Dr. Yoo, who also serves as the Chief Medical Officer at Karman...

  • Doctor performing surgery with a team

    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...

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    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...