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  • MemberConnect Winter 2024

  • Gillespie Group announced the name of their Medical Services Building, opening June 2023 in the University Health Park, today as the “Izzo Family Medical Center” named after Michigan State University’s Basketball Coach Tom Izzo, his wife Lupe, and their family. The naming opportunity was presented to the Izzo family to honor the positive contributions they have made in the community over the past 27 years. The building will house three groups that will provide access to faster and innovative services - ...

  • In the 1960’s General Motors first introduced robots in its automobile plants to increase efficiencies and help take on the more dangerous jobs, like welding. In the past 60 years, robots have come a long way and are now ingrained in our everyday lives, playing a large role in manufacturing, service, military tactics, exploration, and even health care. McLaren Greater Lansing has invested in state-of-the-art surgical equipment with its new hospital, including multiple Intuitive Da Vinci Xi surgical robo...

  • It’s been one year since McLaren Greater Lansing, with the help of many ambulance services, transferred 112 patients in just 6 hours from the legacy facilities on Greenlawn and Pennsylvania Avenues to their new hospital on Collins Road. “A lot of preparation had gone into ensuring not only the building was ready, but our staff was ready to care for our patients in our new home. I am extremely proud of our staff and the hard work they have put in to make sure the move was successful,” said Kirk Ray, Pres...

  • Know the latest information about the virus the WHO calls “a concern.” The first ever case of monkeypox was reported in 1970, and the virus had previously grabbed headlines prior to 2022 and this current worldwide outbreak. Classified as a poxvirus (a virus characterized as causing skin lesions and rashes), monkeypox outbreaks are occurring throughout the world, prompting the World Health Organization director to be “concerned” about the current outbreak, specifically its “scale and spread.” Highly cont...

  • Despite testing negative after a COVID-19 illness, some patients still experience the lingering, debilitating symptoms of post-COVID syndrome The perception that a “recovered” COVID-19 patient’s health returns to how it was before their diagnosis is not the case for many. A recent study conducted in England (with similar findings resulting from a study at an American university) determined that approximately 10 percent of COVID-19 become “long haulers.” COVID-19 long haulers are those who tested positiv...

  • If you are a woman and suffer from abnormal, painful, or heavy periods a hysterectomy might be the answer to the relief you are looking for.  A hysterectomy is the removal of the uterus, cervix, and sometimes the ovaries. “If the ovaries are removed women will go into what we call surgical menopause,” said Laura Kota, MD, OBGYN for Mid-Michigan Physicians Women’s Health. “We can prevent the symptoms of menopause with medical hormone therapy, or, if you only need one ovary removed, the other ovary w...

  • McLaren Greater Lansing nurse Lisa Chopp was honored with the DAISY Award for Extraordinary Nurses. The award is part of the DAISY Foundation’s program to recognize the exceptional care nurses provide every day. The nomination submitted by a co-worker read, “2020 has been an unusual year in our hospital, our state, our country, and our world. Nothing about what we have experienced in these last few months has been normal. During this period, however, one person that I have noticed and welcomed as a cons...

  • As you age, your body ages; ligaments and tendons become stiff and slowly degrade. Add in osteoarthritis, where the cartilage between joints starts to wear away, and you have a recipe for pain, specifically back pain. “There are two significant issues with lower back pain,” said Dr. Douglas Bez, DO, pain management physician at the McLaren Greater Lansing Pain Management Center . “There is facet arthritis, where the cartilage that covers the ends of the joints wears out, or a patient might have disc deg...

  • Since the COVID-19 pandemic began, the CDC estimates that more than 40% of U.S. adults have avoided medical care during the pandemic because of concerns about COVID-19, including more than 31% who avoided routine care. “Virtual health care is offered to patients who are unable to come into the office,” said Dr. Eric Haynes, DO, family medicine physician at McLaren Medical Groups’ Holt Family Practice. “While a virtual visit can’t replace the effectiveness of an in-person visit, it’s an alternative durin...