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  • 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...

  • Photo L-R: Trevor London, manager, imaging services; David Gaffney, director, imaging services; Tim Vargas, McLaren Macomb COO; Mike Adams, CT lead technologist; Dr. Karl Doelle, radiologist and medical director of imaging services When the Wayne and Joan Webber Emergency and Trauma Center opened in the summer, one of the features was an on-site CT scanner with room for a second. The new 128-slice unit boasts a lower radiation dose (60-80 percent lower) while still producing high-quality images, with 43...

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    A philanthropic partnership between McLaren Oakland, the 328-bed downtown Pontiac hospital, and Rochester-based non-profit organization Dutton Farm will result in a new, social enterprise storefront, EveryBody by Dutton Farm. The store progresses the mission of the organization by “removing barriers to employment and community access for adults with developmental disabilities by creating work opportunities in an inclusive environment and at competitive and fair wages.” We see our job as a responsibility...

  • Port Huron, MI – Randall Ferdig has been named the Employee of the Month for September. Ferdig has worked at McLaren Port Huron for 3 years as an RN on 4 South. Ferdig was nominated by his peers because he exemplifies the hospital values. He always goes above and beyond for his patients, advocating for them and making sure they have everything they need. No matter the circumstances, Ferdig always presents a calm, pleasant, positive attitude and is great at diffusing a tense situation with humor. He is a ...

  • ProMedica’s Paramount health plan has notified McLaren St. Luke’s of its plans to terminate the hospital’s in-network provider status, effective January 1, 2021. The move would effectively prohibit thousands of northwest Ohio residents covered by Paramount health plans from receiving care from McLaren St. Luke’s or its affiliated physician practice, WellCare Physicians Group, by subjecting them to higher, out-of-pocket costs. As a result of ProMedica’s decision, many patients who have come to depend on M...

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    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 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 unexpected. ...

  • October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Breast Cancer is the most common form of cancer for women. In fact, according to the American Cancer Society, nearly 300,000 women are diagnosed with breast cancer each year. Although death contributed to breast cancer has declined, it is still the second highest cancer death among women. At McLaren Northern Michigan, we want to remind our community that early detection saves lives. Mammograms can help find breast cancer early, when treatments are more likely to ...

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    Breast Cancer Awareness Month gets plenty of attention. The question is, are women acting on the plea to get their annual mammogram? Across the country, and right here in mid-Michigan, patients continue to delay and avoid medical care, even routine life-saving screenings.   “As a physician I cannot stress enough the importance of early detection and how key it is to breast cancer survival,” said Ashley Richardson, DO, a breast surgical oncologist at McLaren Flint. “Survival outcomes depend largely ...

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    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.'...

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    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 ...