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Award Winning Care

McLaren Health Care has earned the following awards:

McLaren Central Michigan Receives an "A" in Patient Safety

McLaren Central Michigan (MCM) received an “A” grade, the highest score possible, in the Spring 2019 Hospital Safety Score SM report. MCM is the only hospital in the area to score an “A” for Spring 2019.. The Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade uses national performance measures from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), the Leapfrog Hospital Survey and other supplemental data sources. Safety Grades (formerly known as Hospital Safety Scores) are assigned to over 2,600 general acute-care hos...

McLaren Central Michigan Receives an "A" in Patient Safety
May 2019

McLaren Caro Region Receives 2019 Governor’s Award of Excellence

McLaren Caro Region is pleased to announce it has received MPRO’s 2019 Governor’s Award of Excellence for outstanding achievement in Effective Reporting and Measurement for Critical Access Hospitals. McLaren Caro Region received the award for improving their influenza vaccination rates as well as administering aspirin to patients who present with symptoms of a heart attack. This year, more than 130 Michigan hospitals, physician practices, nursing homes, inpatient psychiatric facilities, ambulatory surge...

May 2019

McLaren Central Michigan Leading Fight against Sudden Infant Death Syndrome

The National Safe Sleep Hospital Certification Program was created by Cribs for Kids. Its goal is to award recognition to hospitals that demonstrate a commitment to community leadership for best practices and education in infant sleep safety. By becoming certified, a hospital is demonstrating that it is committed to the mission of making babies as safe as possible in their sleep environments and eliminating as many sleep related deaths as possible. “To successfully reduce sleep related infant deaths in ...

McLaren Central Michigan Leading Fight against Sudden Infant Death Syndrome
April 2019

McLaren Flint Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan Blue Distinction Center+ for Knee and Hip Replacement

McLaren Flint's knee and hip replacement program continues to deliver high-quality care to patients. The Medical Center has been designated as a Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan Blue Distinction Center+ for Knee and Hip Replacement. The Blue Distinction Centers for Specialty Care's program is a national designation awarded by Blue Cross and Blue Shield companies to medical facilities that have demonstrated expertise in delivering quality specialty care - and includes robust quality measures focused on...

April 2019

McLaren Northern Michigan Continues to Receive 5-Star Hospital Rating from CMS

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) announced February 1, 2019 that McLaren Northern Michigan has been awarded a 5-star rating, the highest rating possible for quality and safety. McLaren Northern Michigan has received a 5-star rating consecutively since the first hospital Star Ratings began in 2016. A total of 3,725 hospitals nationwide were included in the analysis, which ranked hospitals from one to five stars based on distinct measures broken down into 7 categories, including mortal...

McLaren Northern Michigan Continues to Receive 5-Star Hospital Rating from CMS
April 2019

Awarded Advanced Certification for Primary Stroke Centers

McLaren Northern Michigan is proud to have earned The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval® and the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association’s Heart-Check mark for Advanced Certification for Primary Stroke Centers. The Gold Seal of Approval® and the Heart-Check mark represent symbols of quality from their respective organizations. McLaren Northern Michigan underwent a rigorous onsite review on December 10, 2018. Joint Commission experts evaluated compliance with stroke-related standard...

Awarded Advanced Certification for Primary Stroke Centers
February 2019

Dr. Christine Perry receives Janet M. Wendorf Outstanding Caregiver Award

As Dr. Christine Perry sat at her table during McLaren Greater Lansing Foundation’s Annual Gala at the Country Club of Lansing on October 13, she listened intently while a gentleman at the dais spoke about his late mother, for whom the Janet M. Wendorf Outstanding Caregiver Award was named. As the man, Rick Wendorf, described his mom as an “extreme caregiver” and “nurturer extraordinaire,” Dr. Perry wondered which of her colleagues was going to be presented with the award, and hoped she “could learn fro...

Dr. Christine Perry receives Janet M. Wendorf Outstanding Caregiver Award
November 2018

McLaren Greater Lansing receives Get With The Guidelines-Stroke Silver Plus Quality Achievement Award

McLaren Greater Lansing has received the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association’s Get With The Guidelines®-Stroke Silver Plus Quality Achievement Award. The award recognizes the hospital’s commitment to ensuring stroke patients receive the most appropriate treatment according to nationally recognized, research-based guidelines based on the latest scientific evidence. McLaren Greater Lansing earned the award by meeting specific quality achievement measures for the diagnosis and treatment ...

McLaren Greater Lansing receives Get With The Guidelines-Stroke Silver Plus Quality Achievement Award
September 2018

McLaren Bay Region Receives 2019 Governor's Award of Excellence

McLaren Bay Region has received the American College of Cardiology’s NCDR ACTION Registry Silver Performance Achievement Award for 2018. McLaren Bay Region is one of only 95 hospitals nationwide to receive the honor. The award recognizes McLaren Bay Region’s commitment and success in implementing a higher standard of care for heart attack patients and signifies an aggressive goal of treating these patients to standard levels of care as outlined by the American College of Cardiology/American Heart Associ...

McLaren Bay Region Receives 2019 Governor's Award of Excellence
July 2018

McLaren Bay Region Among Nation’s Top Performing Hospitals for Treatment of Heart Attack Patients

McLaren Bay Region has received the American College of Cardiology’s NCDR ACTION Registry Silver Performance Achievement Award for 2018. McLaren Bay Region is one of only 95 hospitals nationwide to receive the honor. The award recognizes McLaren Bay Region’s commitment and success in implementing a higher standard of care for heart attack patients and signifies an aggressive goal of treating these patients to standard levels of care as outlined by the American College of Cardiology/American Heart Associ...

McLaren Bay Region Among Nation’s Top Performing Hospitals for Treatment of Heart Attack Patients
July 2018

OB/GYN Dr. Thomas Alderson awarded American College of Osteopathic Obstetricians and Gynecologists’ highest honor

MOUNT CLEMENS, Mich.— Dr. Thomas Alderson , an OB/GYN with McLaren Macomb, has been awarded the 2018 Distinguished Service Award from the American College of Osteopathic Obstetricians and Gynecologists. This is the highest honor awarded by the women’s health organization, whose commitment is to provide for women’s physical, mental and emotional health. Dr. Thomas Alderson   Dr. Alderson was president of the organization for the 2014-2015 term. He joined the ACOOG while in medical school and has rem...

June 2018

McLaren Macomb recognized by the American Heart Association and American Stroke Association for stroke care

MOUNT CLEMENS, Mich.— McLaren Macomb, the 288-bed acute care hospital serving all of Macomb County, has earned recognition from the American Heart Association and American Stroke Association for its proficiency in its care of stroke patients. The hospital’s stroke program earned the Get With The Guidelines®-Stroke Silver Plus and Target: Stroke Honor Roll Elite awards for the quality, efficiency and effectiveness of its treatment of patients who have suffered a stroke. Dr. Aniel Majjhoo Based on up-to-d...

May 2018

Receives Get With The Guidelines-Stroke Gold Plus Quality Achievement Award

McLaren Northern Michigan is honored to announce they have received the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association’s Get With The Guidelines® - Stroke Gold Plus Quality Achievement Award. The award is the highest achievement in stroke care and recognizes the hospital’s commitment to ensuring stroke patients receive the most appropriate treatment according to nationally recognized, research-based guidelines based on the latest scientific evidence. By receiving this award, McLaren Northern Mic...

Receives Get With The Guidelines-Stroke Gold Plus Quality Achievement Award
May 2018

McLaren Caro Region Nurse Recently Received Prestigious DAISY Award

Linda LaForest, RN, recently received the prestigious DAISY Award for Extraordinary Nurses for her work at McLaren Caro Region. Linda was chosen for the DAISY Award because she is always willing to improve things in the hospital and make sure our patients are receiving the best care possible. Her willingness and dedication to our patients truly shows. She will never take a full lunch because she wants to make sure she doesn’t leave her patients for too long. She is willing to join committees to make sur...

May 2018

Nurses honored at the eighth annual Carleen K. Moore R.N. Nursing Excellence awards ceremony

Two McLaren Bay Region nurses were honored at the eighth annual Carleen K. Moore R.N. Nursing Excellence awards ceremony. Brenda Harris works in the McLaren Bay Region electrophysiology lab and is one of three recipients of the Nursing in the Acute Care Environment award. Jennifer Whyte works as a behavioral health program manager at MBR. She is the recipient of the Nursing Education award.

May 2018

McLaren Bay Region awarded the Energy to Care Award for reduction in energy utilization

McLaren Bay Region was awarded the Energy to Care Award. The American Society of Health Care Engineering (ASHE) has awarded the hospital with a national award for the reduction in energy utilization. The award is given to hospitals who reduce their energy consumption by a number greater than 10% in a single year. Energy use is defined as weather normalized source EUI in units of KBtus/sf/yr.

May 2018

McLaren Macomb earns 2018 Patient Safety Excellence Award from Healthgrades

MOUNT CLEMENS— McLaren Macomb, the 288-bed acute care hospital serving all of Macomb County, has earned a 2018 Patient Safety Excellence Award from Healthgrades, a nationwide list recognizing hospitals for their “performance in safeguarding patients from serious, potentially preventable complications during their hospital stay.” Healthgrades’ mission is “to provide trusted information that helps consumers and providers make meaningful connections.” Inclusion on the list of this year’s recipients places ...

May 2018

McLaren Macomb earns statewide Hospital Patient Safety Award

MOUNT CLEMENS, Mich.— McLaren Macomb, the 288-bed acute care hospital serving all of Macomb County, this week was awarded a 2018 Hospital Patient Safety Award from the Economic Alliance for Michigan (EAM). A nonprofit group comprised of Michigan’s largest employers and unions, the EAM award recognizes hospitals throughout the state who “perform high marks and improvement in patient safety and quality of care.” McLaren Macomb earned the Improvement Award, awarded to hospitals that have shown improvement ...

March 2018

#McLaren Flint earns Blue Distinction Center+ designation from BCBS

McLaren Flint's bariatric surgery program continues to deliver high-quality care to patients. The Medical Center has been designated as a Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan Blue Distinction Center+ for Bariatric Surgery. The Blue Distinction Centers for Specialty Care's program is a national designation awarded by Blue Cross and Blue Shield companies to medical facilities that have demonstrated expertise in delivering quality specialty care - and includes robust quality measures focused on improved pati...

#McLaren Flint earns Blue Distinction Center+ designation from BCBS
January 2018

Hospice CAHPS Award of Distinction from Fazzi Associates

VitalCare Hospice of Little Traverse Bay, an affiliate of McLaren Northern Michigan, received the Hospice CAHPS Award of Distinction from Fazzi Associates, a home care consulting company that researches national best practices for home care agencies. Recipients of this award are proven leaders that excel in the caregiver experience, overall satisfaction, and are a national best practice agency. “Knowing that our community sees the care and compassion our hospice program provides on a daily basis, all ov...

Hospice CAHPS Award of Distinction from Fazzi Associates
November 2017

CARDIOVASCULAR NURSES RECEIVE HONOR

Nurses in the cardiovascular unit (CVU) at McLaren Northern Michigan received the Silver Level Beacon Award of Excellence. The award, given by the American Association of Critical Care Nurses, recognizes medical units that demonstrate exemplary levels of patient care, patient outcomes, and overall satisfaction. “Earning a Beacon is a testament to collaboration and diligence within CVU,” says Jennifer Woods, RN, MSN, CNML, Chief Nursing Officer for McLaren Northern Michigan. “Our cardiovascular nurses ar...

CARDIOVASCULAR NURSES RECEIVE HONOR
November 2017

BRAvo 2017: A monumental success

SHELBY TOWNSHIP, Mich.— BRAvo 2017, McLaren Macomb hospital’s breast cancer awareness and fundraising event, experienced both attendance and philanthropic highs in the event’s 8-year existence. Setting a goal to best last year’s $132,000 total, BRAvo 2017 raised more than $150,000 to put toward its mission of supporting women’s health initiatives. The record-setting donation amount was made possible by the capacity audience of nearly 1,000 generous supporters. Enticing donations from the crowd were the ...

October 2017

VitalCare Receives Patient Satisfaction Award of Distinction

VitalCare Home Health, an affiliate of McLaren Northern Michigan, received the 2017 Fazzi Associates’ Home Health Care Consumer Assessment of Health Plans Study (HHCAHPS) Patient Satisfaction Award of Distinction. VitalCare demonstrated superior performance in overall patient satisfaction and the likelihood of recommending to others, which placed them in the top 25 percent of the Fazzi’s National Patient Satisfaction database in 2016. “The VitalCare home health team is dedicated to the care they provide...

VitalCare Receives Patient Satisfaction Award of Distinction
October 2017

Dr. Chintalapudi Kumar receives Janet M. Wendorf Outstanding Caregiver Award

Dr. Chintalapudi Kumar of McLaren Greater Lansing is not a fan of hierarchical organizational structures when it comes to running an effective and efficient Intensive Care Unit (ICU). He believes nurses, doctors, residents, and others do the best job of caring for patients and their families when each of them view themselves as an equally important cog in the ICU. “I don’t want anyone to feel like I am above them,” Dr. Kumar said. “I don’t want there to be a hierarchy. I have worked at hospitals where t...

Dr. Chintalapudi Kumar receives Janet M. Wendorf Outstanding Caregiver Award
October 2017

McLaren Port Huron awards physical therapy scholarships

Port Huron, MI – McLaren Port Huron recently awarded two scholarships totaling $6,000 through the Shirley Jardine Carter Memorial Physical Therapy Scholarship. Shirley Jardine Carter was a physical therapist at the hospital who tragically passed away in 1990. The scholarship was established by her family and friends in her memory. The 2017 scholarship recipients are: Addie Ingles, a St. Clair High School graduate, is attending Grand Valley State University, where she will graduate as a physical therapis...

September 2017

Breast Imaging Center of Excellence

Since 2009, the American College of Radiology (ACR) has recognized McLaren Port Huron Women's Wellness Place as a Breast Imaging Center of Excellence. This designation puts McLaren Port Huron Women's Wellness Place into an elite group of breast imaging centers in Michigan, Port Huron and the entire Thumb area - to achieve the exceptional status of ACR Center of Excellence.  By awarding facilities the status of a Breast Imaging Center of Excellence, the ACR recognizes breast imaging centers that hav...

Breast Imaging Center of Excellence
September 2017

Stroke Center Certification

McLaren Oakland physicians and nurses who care for stroke patients have gone through a rigorous education process to better serve patients who come to our hospital with stroke signs and symptoms. To become a certified primary stroke center, the team at McLaren Oakland had to meet strict national standards. We are proud to say we have met or exceeded those expectations and we continually monitor our processes and outcomes to ensure that each patient receives the best care for maximal recovery. Members of...

Stroke Center Certification
August 2017

McLaren Greater Lansing awarded Advanced Certification for Primary Stroke Centers by The Joint Commission

McLaren Greater Lansing has earned the Advanced Certification for Primary Stroke Centers by The Joint Commission. The Joint Commission is an independent, not-for-profit organization that accredits and certifies health care organizations and programs in the United States, symbolizing quality and commitment performance standards. The certification is in recognition of McLaren Greater Lansing's Primary Stroke Center's dedication to providing quality care and achieving positive outcomes. Effective August 18...

August 2017

Foundation Honors Robert “Ham” Schirmer

Robert “Ham” Schirmer was honored with the Jack Clark Philanthropy and Service Award at the McLaren Northern Michigan Foundation annual donor appreciation event on July 17, 2017.  The award was presented to Ham by Elise F. Hayes, Chair of the McLaren Northern Michigan Foundation Board. “We are honored to present this award to individuals who have made exceptional contributions to McLaren Northern Michigan Foundation,” said Moon Seagren, McLaren Northern Michigan Foundation Vice President and Chief ...

August 2017

#Blue Distinction Center Awarded to McLaren Thumb Region formerly Huron Medical Center

Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan announced that Huron Medical Center has been designated as one of the first hospitals to receive the Blue Distinction® Center+ for Maternity Care designation, a new designation under the Blue Distinction Specialty Care program. Blue Distinction Centers+ for Maternity Care, an expansion of the national Blue Distinction Specialty Care program, are hospitals recognized for delivering quality, affordable specialty care safely and effectively, based on objective measures de...

#Blue Distinction Center Awarded to McLaren Thumb Region formerly Huron Medical Center
August 2017

Top 10 Hospital in Michigan

Ranking for U.S. News & World Reports is based on careful analysis of patient outcomes and care-related factors, such as patient safety and nurse staffing, from nearly 5,000 hospitals nationwide. Each hospital was evaluated and rated in nine specific procedures and conditions. McLaren Northern Michigan was rated as High Performing in seven including Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm Repair, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD), Colon Cancer Surgery, Heart Bypass Surgery, Heart Failure, Hip Replaceme...

Top 10 Hospital in Michigan
August 2017

Bay City McLaren Homecare Group Receives SHPBest Superior Performer Award

  Read about our award here. The Bay City McLaren Homecare team was awarded the Strategic Healthcare Programs Home Health Patient Satisfaction Award on July 28, 2017. This Superior Performer award recognizes our ranking in the top 20% of SHP clients on our HHCAHPS scores and rewards the priority we place on patient satisfaction. The annual SHPBest™ program was created to acknowledge home health agencies that consistently provide high quality service to their patients. With the largest HHCAHPS bench...

Bay City McLaren Homecare Group Receives SHPBest Superior Performer Award
August 2017

McLaren Flint Adolescent Partial Hospitalization Program Recognized on National Level

The Association for Ambulatory Behavioral Healthcare (AABH) recently recognized the McLaren Flint Adolescent Partial Hospitalization Program as a finalist for National Partial Hospital Program of the Year. Mark Sak, Program Manager, and Ken Deighton, Director of Behavioral Health Services, accepted the award July 16th at the AABH Annual Conference in Long Beach, California. The Adolescent Partial Hospital Program provides intensive psychiatric treatment for youth aged 12 – 17 at the McLaren Oak Bridge C...

McLaren Flint Adolescent Partial Hospitalization Program Recognized on National Level
August 2017

McLaren Macomb cardiologists recognized for saving local man’s life

For their combined efforts that ultimately resulted in the saving of a man’s life, McLaren Macomb cardiologists Dr. Sibin Zacharias and Dr. M. Cameron Willoughby were recognized for the interdisciplinary care of a heart attack patient. The ZOLL Medical Corporation honored the physicians at a ceremony with the grateful patient giving the physicians commemorative plaques. The manufacturers of the LifeVest, ZOLL’s device played a critical role in saving patient Tony Widick, who was prescribed the device by...

August 2017

McLaren Macomb awarded Advanced Certification for Primary Stroke Centers by The Joint Commission

MOUNT CLEMENS, Mich.— McLaren Macomb has earned the Advanced Certification for Primary Stroke Centers by The Joint Commission and the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association’s Heart-Check. The Joint Commission is an independent, not-for-profit organization that accredits and certifies health care organizations and programs in the United States, symbolizing quality and commitment performance standards. The certification is in recognition of McLaren Macomb Neurosciences Institute’s dedicati...

July 2017

McLaren Bay Region EMS Receives American Heart Association’s Mission: Lifeline EMS Recognition Award

McLaren Bay Region EMS has received the American Heart Association’s Mission: Lifeline® EMS Bronze Award for implementing quality improvement measures for the treatment of patients who experience severe heart attacks. Every year, more than 250,000 people experience an ST elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI), the deadliest type of heart attack caused by a blockage of blood flow to the heart that requires timely treatment. To prevent death, it’s critical to restore blood flow as quickly as possible, ei...

June 2017

McLaren Bay Region’s Inpatient Rehabilitation Program Earned Three-Year Accreditation by CARF

McLaren Bay Region’s Inpatient Rehabilitation Program has earned a three-year accreditation by the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF International) for its Comprehensive Inpatient Rehabilitation Program for Adults and as a Stroke Specialty Program. This award is the hospital’s ninth consecutive three-year accreditation. CARF accreditation represents the highest level of accreditation that can be awarded to an organization and shows the organization’s substantial conformance ...

McLaren Bay Region’s Inpatient Rehabilitation Program Earned Three-Year Accreditation by CARF
May 2017

McLaren Bay Special Care Achieves PCAB Accreditation

McLaren Bay Special Care proudly announces its achievement of Pharmacy Compounding Accreditation Board (PCAB), a service of Accreditation Commission for Health Care (ACHC), for patient specific prescriptions of sterile compounds. The accreditation is awarded in recognition of the pharmacy’s commitment to meeting and/or exceeding national quality standards. Achieving accreditation is a process where healthcare organizations demonstrate compliance with national standards. PCAB accreditation reflects an or...

April 2017

McLaren Bay Special Care Awarded Hospital Accreditation From the Joint Commission

McLaren Bay Special Care recently announced it has earned The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval® for Hospital Accreditation by demonstrating continuous compliance with its performance standards. The Gold Seal of Approval® is a symbol of quality that reflects an organization’s commitment to providing safe and effective patient care. McLaren Bay Special Care underwent a rigorous, unannounced onsite survey January 18-20, 2017. During the review, a Joint Commission expert surveyor evaluated complianc...

March 2017

McLaren Oakland Sleep Diagnostic Center in Clarkston Receives Program Accreditation

McLaren Oakland Sleep Diagnostic Center in Clarkston recently received program accreditation from the American Academy of Sleep Medicine (AASM).   “The American Academy of Sleep Medicine congratulates McLaren Oakland Sleep Diagnostic Center on meeting the high standards required for receiving accreditation as a sleep disorders center,” said Dr. Nathaniel Watson, AASM president. “McLaren Oakland Sleep Diagnostic Center is an important resource to the local medical community and will provide academic...

 McLaren Oakland Sleep Diagnostic Center in Clarkston  Receives Program Accreditation
June 2016

McLaren Oakland earns Get with the Guidelines-Stroke Silver Plus Quality Achievement Award

McLaren Oakland has earned the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association Get With The Guidelines ® –Stroke Silver Plus Quality Achievement Award. The award recognizes the hospital’s commitment and success in ensuring stroke patients receive the most appropriate treatment according to nationally-recognized, research-based guidelines based on the latest scientific evidence. To receive the Silver Plus Quality Achievement Award, hospitals must achieve 85 percent or higher adherence to all Get w...

McLaren Oakland earns Get with the Guidelines-Stroke Silver Plus Quality Achievement Award
June 2016