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    “The thing about art therapy is it gives you such self-confidence. Not a little, but a lot of self-confidence.” Cancer is a journey, and many patients struggle to come to terms with the way their life has suddenly changed. Art can be one way patients are able to find the words, or the creativity to express their feelings and understand their emotions. “Upon a cancer diagnosis, a person's life is forever changed. From that day on, it can be confusing, overwhelming and emotional for anyone touched by canc...

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    The Detroit Tigers continue to honor the commitment of McLaren’s health care workers through their First Pitch Friday video project. Today’s video features Monica Newberry, BSN, RN, Manager of Clinical Patient Safety, Risk and Infection Control with McLaren Health Management Group, who is throwing a strike to Tigers catcher Grayson Greiner. McLaren Health Care is the official health care system of the Detroit Tigers for the 2021 season.

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    No one chooses to have a stroke, but everyone can learn the signs of one. The community is invited to join Aniel Majjhoo, MD, board-certified interventional neurologist, and Medical Director of Neurosciences and the McLaren Stroke Network at McLaren Health Care, for a live webinar to discuss what a stroke is, who is at risk for one, and the importance of learning the signs of stroke. This free educational program is being held on Wednesday, May 19 at 6 p.m. Dr. Majjhoo will take questions following his ...

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      "I decided to be proactive and began researching the most recent treatments for cancer." 2020 was more than just the start of the COVID-19 pandemic for William Johnson of Detroit, Michigan. He was diagnosed with prostate cancer . “It was horrible. No one wants to hear the ‘c’ word,” said William. “I’m glad they caught it early because I didn’t have any symptoms.” Other than having to use the restroom often, he had no idea he had cancer. If it was not for his regular prostate-specific antigen (PSA...

  • National Nurses Week, held May 6-12 each year, is a time to recognize the immense contributions and positive impact of the over 4 million nurses in America. One nurse in particular has made history for health care, and is the namesake of McLaren Health Care. Magaret Eliza McLaren, RN, was a nursing leader. She was the first nurse, and one of only a few women in the nation, to have a hospital named after them. Margaret was born in 1888 in Kent, Ontario, Canada. She led a simple life, and at the age of 16,...

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    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...

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    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...

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    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 clini...

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    Congratulations to Betsy Felton on her recent achievement as a recipient of the prestigious DAISY Award for Extraordinary Nurses. Betsy was selected among 809 nominees to receive this esteemed recognition. The DAISY award is an international recognition program that honors and celebrates nurses who demonstrate outstanding nursing skills, knowledge, compassion and inspiration. Betsy has worked at McLaren since 1990, holding several clinical and leadership positions. She currently serves as Corporate Direc...

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    Do you find yourself stifling laughs or avoiding activities you enjoy because of incontinence?    Do you find yourself stifling laughs or avoiding activities you enjoy because of incontinence? You’re not alone. Urinary incontinence affects millions of men and women every year. The good news is, urinary incontinence is a symptom of both urologic and non-urologic conditions and, most of the time, is easily treated. “There are four types of incontinence: stress, urge, overflow, and functional. At...