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  • August 15, 2022 MPP KEY STAFF MEETING McLaren Physician Partners (MPP) provides Virtual Key Staff presentations quarterly.   Please join us for our next live webinar:   Wednesday, September 7, 2022 12:00 PM We want to hear from you during these uncertain times. Please invite any staff who would benefit from the information being presented.   Topics to be discussed include : MPP Updates—Dr. Preston Thomas, MPP Associate Medical Director MPP Care Coordination Updates Polymedco-Colorectal Ca...

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    "We strongly believe that each member of the McLaren family - from patient to surgeon, from volunteer to nurse, from family member to physician - should have access to the support, resources, and counsel they need to nurture and preserve their spiritual health."    A sanctuary for respite, reflection, and renewal was recently dedicated at the new McLaren Greater Lansing Hospital. Members of the regional faith community joined health care providers and the McLaren Greater Lansing Foundation Spi...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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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    "The Guardian Angel program helps recognize our outstanding team and lets them know they are appreciated."   Nothing eases the burden of hospitalization like someone who cares. That is why the McLaren Greater Lansing Foundation has chosen to recognize employees who have gone above and beyond for patients through the Guardian Angel program. Patients who nominate a Guardian Angel are encouraged to share their stories, telling everyone what impressed them most about the staff member. Once a nomination...

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    McLaren Greater Lansing Foundation raises over $90,000 during The Campaign for Care Day of Giving  We have a lot to be thankful for. While gratitude, in general, is very common this time of year, here at McLaren Greater Lansing Foundation we were blown away by the generosity of this community during our very first Day of Giving.   While we knew canceling the Annual Gala for the safety of everyone was the right call, the need for philanthropic dollars did not disappear. In fact, it is growing d...

  • In these extraordinary times, we are accepting donations of protective eyewear, face masks (including handmade), and gloves. To arrange a drop-off, please contact the McLaren Greater Lansing Foundation between 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Friday at (517) 975-7100. Here is a list of New/Unused Items still needed for our caregivers · Disposable face masks · N95 masks, sometimes called respirators · Eye protection including face shields and safety goggles · Disposable gowns · Disposable gloves · Wipes: bleach or a...

  • One non-profit was founded in 1981. The other started two years later. The first one supplies food to needy residents in seven mid-Michigan counties and the second provides emergency housing and support services for local families. Children benefit from both charities and that was a big reason why employees of the Laboratory department at McLaren Greater Lansing chose the Greater Lansing Food Bank and Haven House as their designated beneficiaries during the 9 th annual Simple Gift Holiday Tree Program. ...

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    A hospital may be new, high tech, and efficient, but it will fail in its responsibility to the community if it is not staffed by the best and brightest we can find. Joanne “Jo” Fredericks of Mason wrote those words of wisdom in an email to the McLaren Greater Lansing Foundation earlier this year and they give some insight into why she and her husband Ed have named the Foundation as the beneficiary of a $500,000 life insurance policy. Jo had a variety of jobs during a 25-year career at McLaren Greater La...