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Second interventional imaging unit added at McLaren Macomb

Published on Thursday, August 23, 2018

MOUNT CLEMENS, Mich.—McLaren Macomb, part of the comprehensive McLaren Stroke Network, has added a second leading-edge imaging unit providing physicians with vivid and comprehensive images in order to efficiently perform minimally invasive interventional procedures. McLaren Macomb’s first bi-plane low-dose X-ray system was instrumental in achieving quality outcomes following interventional neurological procedures.

The second bi-plane unit has been added to meet the growing need for interventional procedures.

“Having an advanced imaging unit has been a tremendous asset to McLaren Macomb establishing itself as a local leader in precision neurological and cardiovascular interventional procedures,” said Tim Vargas, chief operating officer at McLaren Macomb. “The need to add a second unit to keep pace with our demand is a credit to the expertise and proficiency of our physicians and the enhanced outcomes our patients have come to expect.”

The high-quality images produced by the unit allows McLaren Macomb physicians to efficiently treat a higher volume of interventional patients and perform more complex stroke, cerebral aneurysm as well as other cardiac and peripheral vascular invasive procedures.

Additionally, the bi-plane emits lower doses of radiation – beneficial to both the patient and clinical team.

When first adding the bi-plane unit in 2016, McLaren Macomb committed to becoming the Macomb County leader in stroke care, joining the leading-edge TeleStroke telemedicine machine and neurointerventionalist on-call 24/7.

Since then, stroke care at McLaren Macomb has been recognized by The Joint Commission with an Advanced Certification as a Primary Stroke Center and the American Heart Association and American Stroke Association with Get With The Guidelines®-Stroke Silver Plus and Target: Stroke Honor Roll Elite awards.

To learn more about McLaren Macomb’s neurological and stroke care, visit mclaren.org/macombstroke.

About McLaren Macomb:
In January 2012, Mount Clemens Regional Medical Center became McLaren Macomb.

McLaren Macomb is a 288-bed acute care hospital located in Mount Clemens, Mich. More than 400 physicians and nearly 2,000 employees work at McLaren Macomb making it one of Macomb County’s top employers. McLaren Macomb provides a full range of services, including cancer and cardiovascular care. As Macomb County’s first verified trauma center, the hospital operates the busiest emergency department in Macomb County and is also an accredited chest pain center. McLaren Macomb has a rich history of providing high quality, compassionate health care and holds a strong position in the community it serves. To learn more, visit mclaren.org/macomb or follow our blog mclaren.org/macombblog.

About McLaren Health Care
McLaren Health Care, headquartered in Grand Blanc, Michigan, is a fully integrated health network committed to quality, evidence-based patient care and cost efficiency. The McLaren system includes 14 hospitals, ambulatory surgery centers, imaging centers, a 490-member employed primary and specialty care physician network, commercial and Medicaid HMOs covering more than 620,000 lives in Michigan and Indiana, home health and hospice providers, retail medical equipment showrooms, pharmacy services, and a wholly owned medical malpractice insurance company. McLaren operates Michigan’s largest network of cancer centers and providers, anchored by the Barbara Ann Karmanos Cancer Institute, one of only 49 National Cancer Institute-designated comprehensive cancer centers in the U.S. McLaren has 26,000 employees and more than 85,500 network providers. Its operations are housed in more than 350 facilities serving Michigan and Indiana.