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Award Winning Care

McLaren Health Care has earned the following awards:

Barbara Ann Karmanos Cancer Institute & Network named recipient of the American Cancer Society lodging grant for cancer patients receiving treatment

The Barbara Ann Karmanos Cancer Institute was recently awarded a $50,000 lodging grant by the American Cancer Society to help eliminate the financial barriers of cancer treatment. These funds will be used to address the lodging needs of cancer patients receiving treatment in Detroit and throughout the Karmanos Cancer Network, which reaches patients in 46-counties throughout Michigan. An estimated 62,150 Michigan residents will learn they have cancer this year. The cost of lodging near their treatment ce...

Barbara Ann Karmanos Cancer Institute & Network named recipient of the American Cancer Society lodging grant for cancer patients receiving treatment
January 2022

Karmanos Cancer Institute receives the 2022 Women’s Choice Award® as one of America’s Best Hospitals for Cancer Care and one of America’s Best Mammogram Imaging Centers

The Barbara Ann Karmanos Cancer Institute has been named one of America’s Best Hospitals for Cancer Care and by the Women’s Choice Award® , America’s trusted referral source for the best in health care. These awards signify that Karmanos Cancer Institute is in the top two percent of 4,542 U.S. hospitals offering cancer care services. A hospital must be designated by the American College of Surgeons’ Commission on Cancer Classification (ACS CoC) as one of four specific types of cancer programs to be cons...

Karmanos Cancer Institute receives the 2022 Women’s Choice Award® as one of America’s Best Hospitals for Cancer Care and one of America’s Best Mammogram Imaging Centers
December 2021

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

"This award is in recognition of our pursuit of excellence in stroke management" McLaren Greater Lansing has received the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association’s Get With The Guidelines ® -Stroke Gold Plus Quality Achievement Award for their continued success in utilizing the Get With the Guidelines for Stroke patient management program. The award recognizes the hospital’s commitment to ensuring stroke patients receive the most appropriate treatment according to nationally recognized, r...

McLaren Greater Lansing Receives Get With The Guidelines-Stroke Gold Plus Quality Achievement Award
December 2021

McLaren Lapeer Region Accredited as Level III Geriatric Emergency Department

McLaren Lapeer Region has been accredited as a Level III Geriatric Emergency Department from the American College of Emergency Physicians. This accreditation demonstrates McLaren's commitment to senior patients who visit the emergency department by assuring high-quality care through expertise, equipment, and personnel. Emergency department that are geriatric accredited improve patient outcomes, provide, standardized approaches to care that address common geriatric issues, ensure optimal transition of ca...

McLaren Lapeer Region Accredited as Level III Geriatric Emergency Department
December 2021

McLaren Flint Fourth Quarter Physician Recognition Award Presented to Sunita Tummala, MD

Sunita Tummala, MD , board-certified neurologist, is McLaren Flint’s fourth quarter Physician Recognition Award recipient. She was given the award in front of her peers in November. Dr. Tummala is the medical director of the McLaren Stroke Program. She has been with McLaren Flint for fourteen years. Dr. Tummala’s nomination form reads: “Dr. Tummala provides exemplary care to her patients and families. She is kind, never rushes, and makes herself available. She has never been rude or short with staff. Sh...

McLaren Flint Fourth Quarter Physician Recognition Award Presented to Sunita Tummala, MD
December 2021

Karmanos Cancer Institute receives multi-million dollar grant to determine why advanced cancer treatment fails African Americans

The Barbara Ann Karmanos Cancer Institute and Wayne State University recently received a $2,997,215 federal grant to help determine why African Americans show poorer responses than whites when treated with one of the most advanced immunotherapies for lung cancer. The specific focus of the grant is to study immune checkpoint inhibitor (ICI) treatment for metastatic non-small cell lung cancer. The grant is through the NCI’s SPORE , or Specialized Program of Research Excellence, which funds collaborative, ...

Karmanos Cancer Institute receives multi-million dollar grant to determine why advanced cancer treatment fails African Americans
November 2021

McLaren Greater Lansing Honored with Regional Growth Award

"I would also like to thank our staff. This project is so much more than just brick-and-mortar buildings; it’s our talented employees who will call these spaces home and not only save lives, but also help advance health care. They are true heroes." In less than four months, McLaren Greater Lansing will be opening the doors to a brand-new replacement hospital and welcoming its first patients. This hospital will be part of a new, $600 million comprehensive health care campus being developed at the MSU Fou...

McLaren Greater Lansing Honored with Regional Growth Award
November 2021

McLaren Northern Michigan Named One of the Nation's 50 Top Cardiovascular Hospitals by Fortune and IBM Watson Health

McLaren Northern Michigan was named one of the nation’s 50 Top Performing Cardiovascular Hospitals by Fortune and IBM Watson Health. This is the fifth consecutive year McLaren Northern Michigan has been recognized with this honor.  “Earning this award five consecutive years exemplifies our cardiovascular team’s continuous commitment to quality and excellence,” said Todd Burch, President and CEO of McLaren Northern Michigan. “As team members have changed over the years, the strength of the program h...

 McLaren Northern Michigan Named One of the Nation's 50 Top Cardiovascular Hospitals by Fortune and IBM Watson Health
November 2021

McLaren Northern Michigan Earns an ‘A’ for Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade

McLaren Northern Michigan was awarded an ‘A’ safety rating from The Leapfrog Group for the fall 2021 Hospital Safety Grade. McLaren Northern Michigan earned an ‘A’ grade five consecutive grading terms in The Leapfrog Group’s bi-annual safety grades from 2019-2021. The Leapfrog Group, a nonprofit organization, is dedicated to driving quality, safety and transparency in the nation’s health care system. Using 28 measures of publicly available hospital safety data, The Leapfrog Group assigns grades of A, B,...

McLaren Northern Michigan Earns an ‘A’ for Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade
November 2021

Asfar Azmi, Ph.D. receives 2021 Kales Award for breakthrough in pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma treatment

Asfar Azmi, Ph.D., associate professor, Department of Oncology at the Barbara Ann Karmanos Cancer Institute and Wayne State University School of Medicine, has been selected as the winner of the 2021 Anthony and Joyce Danielski Kales Endowed Faculty Award for Innovative Cancer Researcher for his research on Selinexor with Gemcitabine and Nab-Paclitaxel for the treatment of pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma. Dr. Azmi’s research, “Preclinical Assessment with Clinical Validation of Selinexor with Gemcitabine...

Asfar Azmi, Ph.D. receives 2021 Kales Award for breakthrough in pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma treatment
November 2021

McLaren Port Huron recognized as a Top Performer for LGBTQ Healthcare Equality

Port Huron, MI – McLaren Port Huron was awarded recognition as an LGBTQ Healthcare Equality Top Performer, a national LGBTQ benchmarking tool that evaluates health care facilities' policies and practices related to the equity and inclusion of LGBTQ patients, visitors and employees.  This distinction is based on LGBTQ patient-centered care in four key areas: Non-discrimination and staff training; patient services and support; employee benefits and policies; and patient and community engagement. “We s...

McLaren Port Huron recognized as a Top Performer for LGBTQ Healthcare Equality
November 2021

Radhika Gogoi, M.D., receives Geri Fournier Ovarian Cancer Research Grant

Karmanos is pleased to congratulate Radhika Gogoi, M.D., Ph.D. , member of the Gynecologic Oncology Multidisciplinary Team at Karmanos for securing a Geri Fournier Ovarian Cancer Research Grant in the amount of $50,000. The annual award is given by The Michigan Ovarian Cancer Alliance to recognize and provide funding for the critical research happening in the state. Dr. Gogoi received the grant award for a research project that aims to identify differences between BRCA1 and BRCA2 proteins that may lead ...

Radhika Gogoi, M.D., receives Geri Fournier Ovarian Cancer Research Grant
October 2021

Karmanos Cancer Institute receives 2021 Prostate Cancer Foundation Challenge Award

Karmanos is pleased to announce that it has received a Movember – Prostate Cancer Foundation PCF Challenge Award totaling $1 million. PCF Challenge Awards are granted to teams at some of the world’s leading cancer research institutions to support cross-disciplinary pioneering research toward the goal of finding cures for prostate cancer. The funds were raised from the 2020 Movember U.S. Campaign and from the 2020 Distinguished Gentleman’s Ride. Elisabeth Heath, M.D., FACP , leader of the Genitourinary M...

Karmanos Cancer Institute receives 2021 Prostate Cancer Foundation Challenge Award
October 2021

McLaren Port Huron named a High Performing Hospital by U.S. News & World Report

McLaren Port Huron has been recognized as a High Performing Hospital for 2021-22 by U.S. News & World Report. The annual Procedures & Conditions ratings, now in their 7th year, are designed to assist patients and their doctors in making informed decisions about where to receive care for common conditions and procedures.  McLaren Port Huron earned High Performing ratings for: • Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) • Heart Attack • Heart Failure • Kidney Failure These ratings recognize...

McLaren Port Huron named a High Performing Hospital by U.S. News & World Report
July 2021

KSP Specialty Pharmacy achieves accreditation with Accreditation Commission for Health Care (ACHC)

KSP Specialty Pharmacy is pleased to announce that it has achieved accreditation through the Accreditation Commission for Health Care (ACHC) for its pharmacy services. Accreditation is a process through which health care organizations demonstrate compliance with national standards. Accreditation by ACHC reflects an organization’s dedication and commitment to meeting standards that facilitate a higher level of performance and patient care. ACHC is a nonprofit organization that has stood as a symbol of qu...

KSP Specialty Pharmacy achieves accreditation with Accreditation Commission for Health Care (ACHC)
July 2021

McLaren Bay Region Awarded Three-Year Hospital Accreditation from The Joint Commission

McLaren Bay Region has earned The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval® for Hospital Accreditation by demonstrating continuous compliance with its performance standards. The Gold Seal is a symbol of quality that reflects a health care organization’s commitment to providing safe and quality patient care. McLaren Bay Region underwent a rigorous, unannounced onsite review March 23-26, 2021. During the visit, a team of Joint Commission reviewers evaluated compliance with Hospital Accreditation standards...

McLaren Bay Region Awarded Three-Year Hospital Accreditation from The Joint Commission
June 2021

McLaren Thumb Region's Wound Care Center Earns Center of Distinction Award

Members of McLaren Thumb Region's Wound Care and Hyperbaric Center celebrate recognition as the recipient of the Center of Distinction award. This distinction is awarded by Healogics®, the nation’s largest provider of advanced wound care services. McLaren Thumb Region’s Wound Care and Hyperbaric Center achieved outstanding clinical outcomes for twelve consecutive months, including patient satisfaction rates higher than 92% and a minimum wound healing rate of at least 92% within 28 median days to heal. Th...

McLaren Thumb Region's Wound Care Center Earns Center of Distinction Award
June 2021

McLaren Thumb Region Receives 5 Stars for Overall Hospital Quality

McLaren Thumb Region earns recognition as the only hospital within Huron County to receive a five-star rating from the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Service (CMS). CMS reviews hospitals annually for overall quality of care and gives star ratings based on five categories: mortality, the safety of care, readmission, patient experience, and timely and effective care. “It is an honor to receive five-star recognition for our high quality care. This achievement was earned through the hard work and dedicati...

McLaren Thumb Region Receives 5 Stars for Overall Hospital Quality
May 2021

McLaren Flint Nationally Recognized with Second Consecutive 'A' For the Spring 2021 Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade

McLaren Flint was awarded an ‘A’ in the spring 2021 Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade, a national distinction recognizing McLaren Flint’s achievements protecting patients from errors, injuries, accidents, and infections. The Leapfrog Group is an independent national watchdog organization committed to health care quality and safety. The Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade assigns an “A,” “B,” “C,” “D,” or “F” grade to all general hospitals across the country and is updated every six months. It is the only hospit...

McLaren Flint Nationally Recognized with Second Consecutive 'A' For the Spring 2021 Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade
April 2021

McLaren Greater Lansing Nationally Recognized with an 'A' For the Spring 2021 Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade

McLaren Greater Lansing received an “A” grade in the spring 2021 Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade, a national distinction recognizing McLaren Greater Lansing’s achievements protecting patients from errors, injuries, accidents, and infections. The Leapfrog Group is an independent national watchdog organization committed to health care quality and safety. The Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade assigns an “A,” “B,” “C,” “D,” or “F” grade to all general hospitals across the country and is updated every six months...

McLaren Greater Lansing Nationally Recognized with an 'A' For the Spring 2021 Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade
April 2021

One of Nation’s 100 Top Hospitals®

McLaren Northern Michigan has been named to the Fortune/IBM Watson Health 100 Top Hospitals® list for 2021. This is the second year in a row McLaren Northern Michigan has been recognized with this honor as one of the top performing hospitals in the nation. The annual list was published April 27, 2021 by Fortune. IBM Watson Health has identified the top hospitals from a rigorous evaluation of 2,675 short-term, acute care, non-federal hospitals in the country. The annual list recognizes excellence in clin...

One of Nation’s 100 Top Hospitals®
April 2021

Wound Healing Center Receives Center of Distinction Award

Port Huron, MI – McLaren Port Huron’s Wound Healing Center has received the Center of Distinction award by Healogics®, the nation’s largest provider of advanced wound care services. McLaren Port Huron achieved outstanding clinical outcomes for twelve consecutive months, including patient satisfaction rates higher than 92 percent and a minimum wound healing rate of at least 92 percent within 28 median days to heal.  The McLaren Port Huron Wound Healing Center is a member of the Healogics network of ...

Wound Healing Center Receives Center of Distinction Award
April 2021

McLaren St. Luke's Employees Awarded Prestigious Clair F. Martig Award

The McLaren St. Luke’s Foundation Board recently awarded every employee as the 2020 recipient of the Clair F. Martig Award for their outstanding service. The Clair F. Martig award was established in 1987 to honor Clair Martig, former St. Luke’s Hospital board chairman, who was known for his civic efforts in the 1950s and 1960s. The annual award now recognizes other individuals who have made significant contributions to McLaren St. Luke’s. Criteria for nomination include: Being an active supporter of McLa...

March 2021

McLaren Bay Region Nationally Recognized as a Best Maternity Care Hospital by Newsweek

McLaren Bay Region was named to Newsweek’s 2021 list of Best Maternity Care Hospitals. The distinction recognizes facilities that have provided exceptional care to mothers, newborns and their families, as verified by the 2020 Leapfrog Hospital Survey. Best Maternity Care Hospitals is part of Newsweek’s Best Health Care series, powered by data from The Leapfrog Group. Best Maternity Care Hospitals were first designated in 2020. “McLaren Bay Region is honored to be the only hospital in the Great Lakes Bay...

McLaren Bay Region Nationally Recognized as a Best Maternity Care Hospital by Newsweek
March 2021

Elisabeth Heath, M.D., FACP, receives 2020 Prostate Cancer Foundation Challenge Award

Congratulations to Elisabeth Heath, M.D., FACP , associate center director of Translational Sciences and leader of the Genitourinary Oncology Multidisciplinary Team at Karmanos Cancer Institute and professor at Wayne State School of Medicine for receiving the 2020 Prostate Cancer Foundation (PCF) Challenge Award. Dr. Heath serves as principal investigator, alongside Peter Nelson, M.D. of the University of Washington, on the project titled PC-REACTR: A Multidimensional Tumor Atlas to Overcome Prostate Ca...

Elisabeth Heath, M.D., FACP, receives 2020 Prostate Cancer Foundation Challenge Award
January 2021

Dr. Isaac Powell receives award from The American Urological Association

Congratulations to Isaac Powell, M.D., member of the Genitourinary Oncology Multidisciplinary Team. Dr. Powell has been awarded a Presidential Citation by the American Urological Association (AUA). This award recognizes Dr. Powell’s outstanding contributions regarding the biology, genetics and environmental impact of prostate cancer in African American men. Presidential Citations are presented to individuals deemed to have significantly promoted the cause of urology. Each recipient is chosen by the AUA ...

Dr. Isaac Powell receives award from The American Urological Association
December 2020

Michele Cote, Ph.D., wins the American Public Health Association’s 2020 John Snow Award

Michele Cote, Ph.D. professor of oncology, Karmanos Cancer Institute and Wayne State University, is this year’s recipient of the American Public Health Association’s (APHA) 2020 John Snow Award, which is given annually to recognize an outstanding epidemiologist for excellence in epidemiologic practice or research. The awards ceremony took place at the virtual APHA meeting on October 26, 2020. The award honors the late English physician John Snow, M.D. (1813-1858), considered one of the founders of moder...

Michele Cote, Ph.D., wins the American Public Health Association’s 2020 John Snow Award
December 2020

Karmanos Cancer Institute receives the 2021 Women’s Choice Award® as one of America’s Best Hospitals for Cancer Care and one of America’s Best Mammogram Imaging Centers

The Barbara Ann Karmanos Cancer Institute has been named one of America’s Best Hospitals for Cancer Care and one of America’s Best Mammogram Imaging Centers by the Women’s Choice Award® , America’s trusted referral source for the best in health care. These awards signify that Karmanos Cancer Institute is in the top two percent of 4,542 U.S. hospitals offering cancer care services. A hospital must be designated by the American College of Surgeons’ Commission on Cancer Classification (ACS CoC) as one of f...

Karmanos Cancer Institute receives the 2021 Women’s Choice Award® as one of America’s Best Hospitals for Cancer Care and one of America’s Best Mammogram Imaging Centers
December 2020

50 Top Cardiovascular Hospital in the Nation

For a fourth year in a row, and fifth time overall, McLaren Northern Michigan was named one of the nation’s 50 Top Cardiovascular Hospitals by IBM Watson Health™. Hospitals named as a 50 Top Cardiovascular Hospital perform better in numerous clinical, operational, and financial benchmarks compared to similar hospitals. This achievement means McLaren Northern Michigan patients spend less on procedures, have shorter stays at the hospital, experience less complications, and the community has advanced leadin...

50 Top Cardiovascular Hospital in the Nation
November 2020

McLaren Greater Lansing's Maternity Care Earns Blue Distinction Center+ designation from BCBS

McLaren Greater Lansing has been designated by the Blue Cross Blue Shield Association (BCBS) as a Blue Distinction Center+ for Maternity Care. Blue Distinction Centers for Specialty Care® is a directory created to identify facilities with proven expertise in delivering specialty care. The Distinction Center Program was developed with input from the medical community and evaluates hospitals’ specialty care and their ability to deliver high-quality outcomes.

November 2020

Karmanos Cancer Institute Office of Cancer Health Equity and Community Engagement honored by Michigan Cancer Consortium with 2020 Spirit of Collaboration Award

The Barbara Ann Karmanos Cancer Institute is pleased to announce that it has been recognized by the Michigan Cancer Consortium (MCC) with the 2020 Spirit of Collaboration Award for the work completed by the Office of Cancer Health Equity and Community Engagement . The Spirit of Collaboration Award is the highest honor the Michigan Cancer Consortium presents to member organizations, recognizing outstanding collaborative work that significantly moves cancer prevention and control activities forward in Mic...

Karmanos Cancer Institute Office of Cancer Health Equity and Community Engagement honored by Michigan Cancer Consortium with 2020 Spirit of Collaboration Award
October 2020

Lauren M. Hamel, Ph.D. and Misako Nagasaka, M.D. named among the nation’s 40 Under 40 in Cancer Class of 2020

Lauren Hamel (left) and Misako Nagasaka, M.D. (right) Karmanos Cancer Institute congratulates Lauren M. Hamel, Ph.D., assistant professor and member of the Population Studies and Disparities Research Program at the Karmanos Cancer Institute and Wayne State University School of Medicine (WSU SOM) and Misako Nagasaka, M.D., member of the Thoracic and Head and Neck Multidisciplinary Teams at Karmanos Cancer Institute and assistant professor at WSU SOM for being named among the nation’s 40 Under 40 in Cance...

Lauren M. Hamel, Ph.D. and Misako Nagasaka, M.D. named among the nation’s 40 Under 40 in Cancer Class of 2020
October 2020

McLaren St. Luke's Receives Primary Plus Stroke Center Certification from DNV GL Heathcare

McLaren St. Luke’s has received certification from DNV GL Healthcare as a Primary Plus Stroke Center, affirming the hospital’s readiness to handle a full range of stroke-related medical problems. The Primary Plus Stroke Center certification program is designed to evaluate the coordination of stroke care and guide clinical outcomes. Types of patients who might seek care from a Primary Plus Stroke Center include patients with ischemic strokes, large vessel occlusions, hemorrhagic strokes or strokes from u...

October 2020

Karmanos Cancer Institute and Wayne State University approved for a $149,324 engagement award for project on COVID-19

A team at Karmanos Cancer Institute and Wayne State University has been approved for a $149,324 funding award through the Eugene Washington Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) Engagement Awards program to support a new project: “Supporting Detroit Communities as Leaders and Partners in COVID-19 Research.” The funds will support a COVID-19-related project enhancement to the previously funded and ongoing project, “Best Practices to Engage Black Men in the Development of a Cancer Health Eq...

Karmanos Cancer Institute and Wayne State University approved for a $149,324 engagement award for project on COVID-19
October 2020

Susan Eggly, Ph.D. receives Kales Award for research on patient-doctor communication

Susan Eggly, Ph.D., professor and a member of the Population Studies and Disparities Research Program at the Barbara Ann Karmanos Cancer Institute and Wayne State University (WSU) School of Medicine has been selected as the winner of the Anthony and Joyce Danielski Kales Endowed Faculty Award for Innovative Cancer Researcher for her research into communication between black cancer patients and their medical oncologists. Dr. Eggly said she is very honored to receive the award, which she said was unexpect...

Susan Eggly, Ph.D. receives Kales Award for research on patient-doctor communication
October 2020

Karmanos physicians named HOUR Detroit’s 2020 Top Docs

Several physicians from the Barbara Ann Karmanos Cancer Institute have been named to HOUR Detroit's 2020 Top Doctors list, which appears in the October 2020 edition of Hour Detroit Magazine. Each year, the publication conducts an online peer-to-peer review survey to determine the top physicians in southeastern Michigan. The publication requires hospitals only to list active "primary" physicians, even though others have privileges. Physicians are nominated and voted on by their peers. The M.D.'s or D.O.'...

Karmanos physicians named HOUR Detroit’s 2020 Top Docs
October 2020

Karmanos Cancer Institute receives renewal of National Cancer Institute Core Grant

The Barbara Ann Karmanos Cancer Institute is pleased to announce that its National Cancer Institute (NCI) Core Grant has been renewed. This renewal extends Karmanos’ prestigious NCI designation through 2025. Karmanos is among 51 centers nationwide to receive this designation. NCI-designated cancer centers are characterized by scientific excellence and the capability to integrate a diversity of research approaches to focus on the problem of cancer. They play a vital role in advancing towards the goal of ...

Karmanos Cancer Institute receives renewal of National Cancer Institute Core Grant
October 2020

McLaren Greater Lansing has received the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association’s (AHA/ASA) Get With The Guidelines® StrokeSilver Plus achievement award

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 Lan...

McLaren Greater Lansing has received the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association’s (AHA/ASA) Get With The Guidelines® StrokeSilver Plus achievement award
September 2020

Karmanos receives $630,000 CATCH-UP grant to recruit minority, rural patients to clinical trials

Researchers at the Barbara Ann Karmanos Cancer Institute have secured a one-year, $630,000 grant from the National Cancer Institute (NCI) that will help support the Institute’s clinical trials targeting underserved populations in Detroit and in the rural areas that Karmanos serves. CATCH-UP is short for the NCI P30 Cancer Center Support Grants to Create Access to Targeted Cancer Therapy for Underserved Populations. The grant supplements Karmanos’ P30 grant, a cancer center core grant that supports the e...

Karmanos receives $630,000 CATCH-UP grant to recruit minority, rural patients to clinical trials
August 2020

KSP Specialty Pharmacy receives full, three-year accreditation from the Utilization Review Accreditation Commission

KSP Specialty Pharmacy (KSP) is pleased to announce that it has received full accreditation from the Utilization Review Accreditation Commission (URAC). This accreditation is valid for three years. The achievement serves as a key differentiator and independent validation of quality. With this designation, KSP is able to continue with its provision of specialty oral oncolytic agents. Additionally, it allows for the provision of agents in other specialized areas, such as HIV, gastroenterology, neurology a...

KSP Specialty Pharmacy receives full, three-year accreditation from the Utilization Review Accreditation Commission
August 2020

McLaren Port Huron recognized by Healthgrades with Patient Safety Excellence Award

Healthgrades, the leading source that connects consumers, physicians and health systems, awarded McLaren Port Huron with a 2020 Patient Safety Excellence Award. Released annually, Healthgrades’ Patient Safety Excellence Award recognizes hospitals that have the lowest occurrences of 14 preventable patient safety events. Inclusion on the list places McLaren Port Huron among the top 10 percent of acute care hospitals nationwide in patient safety. “At McLaren Port Huron, excellence is about the constant purs...

June 2020

Susan Eggly, Ph.D., wins two 2020 Telly Awards

Congratulations to Susan Eggly, Ph.D., professor and a member of the Population Studies and Disparities Research Program at Karmanos Cancer Institute and Wayne State University School of Medicine and her research team for being recognized with gold and silver 2020 Telly Awards. These accolades were given for the Partnering Around Cancer Clinical Trials (PACCT) informational video. The gold was won in the category of Non-Broadcast: Employee Communications and the silver for Non-Broadcast: General Recruit...

Susan Eggly, Ph.D., wins two 2020 Telly Awards
June 2020

Kay Carolin recognized as a 2020 Crain’s COVID-19 Hero

Congratulations to Kay Carolin, chief nursing officer at Karmanos Cancer Institute, for being recognized as a 2020 Crain’s COVID-19 Hero! This special section recognizes those who were on the front lines of the coronavirus crisis, whether in hospitals or businesses, who stepped up in unimaginable circumstances to save lives. From Crain’s Detroit Business: When the coronavirus pandemic swept through Michigan, the stakes were especially high at the only cancer-specific hospital in the state. The responsib...

Kay Carolin recognized as a 2020 Crain’s COVID-19 Hero
June 2020

Gerold Bepler, M.D., Ph.D., named 2020 Crain's Health Care Hero

Congratulations to Gerold Bepler, M.D., Ph.D., president and chief executive officer, for being recognized as a 2020 Crain’s Health Care Hero! This award celebrates outstanding people who are dedicated to breaking down barriers in the health care system, improving access to care, and above all, serving patients. Dr. Bepler’s leadership and vision have allowed Karmanos Cancer Institute to expand outstanding cancer care throughout the state of Michigan, giving patients their best chance in the fight again...

Gerold Bepler, M.D., Ph.D., named 2020 Crain's Health Care Hero
June 2020

McLaren Caro Receives Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendments (CLIA) certification

Caro, MI – McLaren Caro Region (MCR) is pleased to announce that their Laboratory Department has received their Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendments (CLIA) certification from the State of Michigan. Inspectors from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) came onsite and spent an entire day interviewing the department, reviewing policies and procedures, verifying quality controls, and making sure all employees are up-to-date on education and credentials. The objective of the CLIA progra...

April 2020

Lauren Lawrence named one of Crain’s Notable Women in Health

Congratulations to Lauren Lawrence, vice president, Karmanos Cancer Network, who was named one of Crain’s Notable Women in Health. Lawrence’s “experience and understanding of complex geo-political considerations makes her an essential executive for Karmanos Cancer Institute,” said Karmanos Cancer Hospital President Justin Klamerus, M.D., MMM. The year’s list includes 41 women who are making a difference for patients, their businesses and in the field. Those who know them praise their vision, acumen and ...

Lauren Lawrence named one of Crain’s Notable Women in Health
March 2020

McLaren Northern Michigan Verified as Level II Trauma Center

McLaren Northern Michigan is proud to announce they are a verified Level II Trauma Center by the Verification Review Committee, an ad hoc committee of the American College of Surgeons. This achievement recognizes the commitment of McLaren Northern Michigan to providing optimal care for injured patients. McLaren Northern Michigan has pledged to enhance trauma capabilities in order to provide access to high-quality trauma care to northern Michigan and surrounding areas. This achievement confirms the ongoi...

McLaren Northern Michigan Verified as Level II Trauma Center
March 2020

McLaren Central Michigan Earns Blue Cross Blue Shield Distinction Center for Total Joint Replacement

McLaren Central Michigan (MCM) has earned the Blue Cross Blue Shield Distinction Center designation for hip and knee total joint replacement from the Blue Distinction Centers for Specialty Care program. Blue Distinction Centers for Specialty Care programs establish a nationally consistent approach to evaluating quality and safety. They incorporate measures with meaningful impact by utilizing evolving criteria within the respective specialty area. Provider quality may be evaluated using several domains w...

February 2020

McLaren Homecare Awarded CHAP Accreditation

Community Health Accreditation Partner, Inc., (CHAP) announced that McLaren Homecare - Davison has been awarded CHAP Accreditation under the CHAP Standards of Excellence for home health providers. The CHAP Accreditation is a symbol of quality that reflects McLaren Homecare’s commitment to providing safe and quality patient care. CHAP Accreditation demonstrates that McLaren Homecare meets the industry's highest nationally recognized standards. The four-day rigorous survey from December 2 to December 6, 2...

McLaren Homecare Awarded CHAP Accreditation
February 2020