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  • Doctor performing surgery with a team

    Good music, tasty food, delicious desserts, micro-brewed beer, and fun games will be on tap Friday night when the inaugural McLaren Loves Lansing event is held at the Lansing Brewing Company. The festivities will start at 7 p.m., when Grant Hendrickson will be the first of five musical acts to perform during the event whose proceeds will support the Sacred Space project of the $450 million McLaren medical facility being built on land purchased from the Michigan State University Foundation in its Univers...

  • Doctor performing surgery with a team

    The year was 1976 and Calvin Jones had it all planned out. The Lansing native was fresh off a two-year tour of duty with the United States Marine Corps and had just started a job with the Lansing Board of Water & Light as a construction services laborer. He figured he would work hard for the next two to three years while moving up the company ladder and then get a job with the State of Michigan. So why is Jones still a BWL employee more than four decades later? The answer, as he explains it, is thre...

  • Doctor performing surgery with a team

    Chip and Katie. Katie and Chip. Ask Kristine Kuhnert about her good friends from Haslett and the director of Ele’s Place – Capital Region will tell you that when she describes the attributes of Dr. Charles “Chip” Taunt, she could just as easily be talking about his wife, Katie. “They are fabulous people,” Kuhnert said. “I think the best phrase for Katie and Chip is ‘To whom much is given, much is expected.’ Whether it’s professionally, or personally with their children, or with our community, they rise ...

  • Residents work hard. They work long hours, and they deserve a relaxing day outside the hospital when they can mingle with their colleagues and supervisors. Those are a few reasons why Dr. Harold Roth has gladly organized the annual Resident Golf Outing since 1993. Dr. Roth, who has been affiliated since 1981 with what is now McLaren Greater Lansing, enjoyed taking part in an annual golf event put on by Lansing General Hospital from 1980-92. But when he learned there were no plans to hold it in 1993, his...

  • LANSING, Mich. – Robert Laszewski, a nationally-recognized expert on federal healthcare policy, will be the keynote speaker at the State of the State of Healthcare at the Kellogg Hotel & Conference Center on June 12. The luncheon, which will run from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., is organized by McLaren Greater Lansing Foundation’s Business Partners in Health Committee. The committee’s goal is to “be the catalyst for promoting health and wellness education to local businesses and the region’s workforce.” La...

  • Doctor performing surgery with a team

    The one who hatched the idea is retired and living in North Carolina where she helps care for her two young grandchildren. The other who took the idea and ran with is in her 31 st year at McLaren Greater Lansing, and has been a clinical nurse educator since 2004. Together, Sue Brennan and Sue Vollmar each played significant roles in the creation of the Margaret E. McLaren Nursing Scholarship Fund at McLaren Greater Lansing. Nearly $70,000 in scholarship aid has been awarded to close to 60 employees at t...

  • Doctor performing surgery with a team

    The Birthing Center at McLaren Greater Lansing has a well-deserved reputation for providing patients with superior care during the labor, delivery, and postpartum period. And a pair of grants from the hospital’s foundation have helped to enhance what the Center is known for. The most recent grant led to the purchase of four wireless fetal-monitoring systems and brought the Center’s total to eight. The monitoring systems enable pregnant women to move about during labor and that can help them progress mor...

  • Thanks to a generous donation from local Girl Scouts, the nearly 600 nurses working at McLaren Greater Lansing have been receiving a sweet surprise this week. The totes presented to each of them in conjunction with National Nurses Week from May 6 - 12 have included a box of Girl Scout cookies. The cookies, which include Savannah Smiles, Trefoils, Do-Si-Dos, Tagalongs, Thin Mints, S’mores, and Toffee Tastics, were donated to the McLaren Greater Lansing Foundation as part of the Girl Scouts’ annual Hometo...

  • Ask Dr. Chadwick Densley about the OB/Gyn Residency Program at McLaren Greater Lansing and he will give you several reasons why he’s enjoying his time in what he describes as a “very conducive educational environment.” The third-year resident will talk excitedly about the camaraderie residents feel for each other, as well as for the attending physicians mentoring them. He will tell you he loves the program because he feels like he’s part of a family. That “everyone has each other’s backs and gets along ...

  • Sweet and tenacious are two words that do not always go hand in hand when used to describe the same person. Yet they fit Janine Pincumbe, a longtime volunteer at McLaren Greater Lansing, to a T. Pincumbe, 93, has been engaged in clerical volunteer work at the hospital since 1996. Those who work closely with her rave about how nice she is and how committed she is to doing things by the book when it comes to keeping up-to-date records about herself and her fellow volunteers who annually provide 25 differe...