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    McLaren Health Care, the three-state, 14-hospital health care system and health plan, has appointed Justin F. Klamerus, M.D., M.M.M., as Executive Vice President and Chief Medical Officer. Dr. Klamerus has served as President of Karmanos Cancer Hospital & Network, a subsidiary of McLaren Health Care, since January 2017. An oncologist by training, Dr. Klamerus assumes the position previously held by Dr. Michael McKenna, McLaren Health Care’s first CMO, who passed away in May. “Over what has already b...

  • 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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    McLaren Health Care expanded its statewide McLaren Stroke Network through the addition of leading-edge technology that results in quicker, time-critical treatment decisions for stroke care. RapidAI applies artificial intelligence to advanced imaging to analyze clinical data, expedite clinical decisions and connect the care team on a single, FDA-approved and HIPAA-compliant platform. Already the largest stroke program in the state, the addition of this AI technology adds to the program’s care capabilitie...

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    Allisyn Mattice-Eskau GRAND BLANC, Mich.— Allisyn Mattice-Eskau, director of government & regulatory affairs for McLaren Health Care, whose accomplishments and strong dedication to health care advancement through legislation, has landed a prized spot on the list of “ 30 in Their Thirties 2022 ,” an annual compilation of business professionals in their 30s who have achieved notable success produced by DBusiness Magazine . Discovering her passion and intense interest in health care legislation while s...

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    The first and only Macomb County-based facility of its type, McLaren Macomb Senior Behavioral Health Center in Shelby Township recently admitted its milestone 100th patient. Opened in September 2021, the 100th patient was admitted on April 27, 2022. “Launching in the midst of the pandemic, nationwide staffing challenges and encountering a few obstacles along the way, reaching 100 patients this quickly really demonstrates the need for behavioral health care in the county,” said Theresa Chapman, director ...

  • On April 20, 2022, a team of McLaren Macomb cardiologists, nurses and techs successfully completed the department’s 100th Watchman procedure in the Mat Gaberty Heart Center’s cardiac cath lab, becoming the first hospital in Macomb County to achieve the milestone. A potentially lifesaving, stroke prevention implant, the Watchman device closes off the left atrial appendage, a small, non-vital opening in the heart’s left atrium muscle wall. For patients with non-valvular atrial fibrillation, blood can pool...

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    GRAND BLANC, Mich.— McLaren Health Care, with several hospitals and dozens of outpatient facilities covering the majority of the state, is included on the list of Michigan’s Largest Employers for 2022 from Crain’s Detroit Business . With 19,914 employees, McLaren Health Care landed at no. 11 on the list of nearly 150 landmark Michigan-based businesses. “Being included on this list — and listed so near the top — affirms the value that our team members see McLaren as an employer of choice where you can ha...

  • McLaren Macomb, the Mount Clemens-based hospital with several locations throughout Macomb County, has named Tricia Haener, MBA-HA, BSN, as its vice president of patient care services and chief nursing officer. Haener assumes the role vacated by Julia Libcke, who decided to pursue opportunities outside of McLaren Health Care. Haener brings more than 15 years of experience to her new role, beginning first as a clinical nurse before earning leadership positions with increasing responsibility. “I’m excited ...

  • MOUNT CLEMENS, Mich. — In an effort to increase the ease of access to potentially lifesaving breast cancer screenings, McLaren Macomb has expanded its breast centers to include online scheduling. This move was motivated to combat the pandemic-induced delay in regular screenings. With five breast center locations throughout Macomb County, patients can view all open appointments and choose the one that best fits their schedule all in a few clicks at mclaren.org/macombbreastcenters . “Over many years I’ve ...

  • McLaren Macomb, the 288-bed hospital serving all of Macomb County, has named Jim Williams, PhD, RN, MSN, CENP, to its executive leadership team as the hospital’s vice president and chief operating officer. Williams assumes the role vacated by previous COO Tim Vargas, who was promoted within McLaren Health Care to president and chief executive officer at McLaren Lapeer Region hospital in Lapeer, Mich. Williams comes to McLaren Macomb with more than 20 years of progressive hospital executive experience, h...