McLaren Bay Region
McLaren Bay Region Health Sciences Library

McLaren Bay Region Orlen J. Johnson, MD - Health Sciences Library

Dedicated in 2010, the mission of the Orlen J. Johnson, MD - Health Sciences Library is to assist employees, medical staff, and resident physicians at McLaren Bay Region in locating information, research material, knowledge-based data, and up-to-date medical information so that all staff can provide the highest quality care to our community.


The library collection includes over 200 journal titles and 1700 books. A consumer health collection of over 150 books and videos.


Fourteen computers that have Word, Excel, PowerPoint & Internet access are available for use. Three laptop computers and two projectors are available for checkout on a first-come, first serve basis. Please call to reserve laptops and projectors.

Library Services*

  • Reference
  • Literature Searches
  • Interlibrary Loan
  • Document Delivery
  • Database Instruction
  • Technology Assistance
  • Photocopy
*Please note that while these services are generally free of charge to Bay Health employees and affiliated physicians, some services may not be available to the public or a fee may be assessed.


McLaren Medical Libraries Catalog
Catalog of books and journals owned by the McLaren Medical Libraries
Discovery Tool
A search engine that will allow you to search multiple databases provided to you by McLaren Health Care.
A comprehensive searchable database with over 1,000 books, 600 journals, over 2 million images, the “Clinics” series, First Consult point of care information, guidelines, and patient education information.
DynaMed Plus
A clinical reference tool created by physicians for physicians and other health care professionals for use primarily at the point of care. It has clinically organized summaries (updated daily) for thousands of topics.
EBSCO Host Research Database
A database that includes Cochrane databases, MedLine Complete, CINAHL, Health Business Elite, and a multitude of additional databases to search from.
Free Medical Journals
Provides links to electronic medical journals that can be accessed without a fee.
MedLinePlus Health Information
Health information for the novice complied by the National Library of Medicine.
Michigan Electronic Library (MEL)
Several databases and full text articles.
Michigan State University Libraries
Access to hundreds of the MSU libraries’ journals.
Excellent source of drug information including CareNotes for patient information and an electronic PDR.
The National Library of Medicine’s interface to the MEDLINE database, search here for current journal articles on health care.
PubMed Central
Free articles located within PubMed.
Approximately 40 titles providing full-text medical and drug information.

Government Resources

Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ)
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
Consumer Product Information Database (CPID)
Genetic and Rare Diseases Information Center (GARD)
Michigan Department of Health and Human Services
Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR)
National Institute of Health (NIH)
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS)


7:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m., Monday - Friday
Closed Weekends & Holidays

Access to the library is available to medical staff 24/7 via badge access.


Maddy Wassick, MLIS**
Librarian/CME Coordinator
McLaren Bay Region
Bay City, MI 48708
Phone: (989) 894-3783
Fax: (989) 894-4862

**Solicitation of any kind will not be accepted