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  • Dr. M. Cameron Willoughby MOUNT CLEMENS, Mich.— McLaren Macomb, through its comprehensive cardiology program in the Mat Gaberty Heart Center, is the only hospital in Macomb County to offer the Watchman device for stroke prevention for patients with non-valvular atrial fibrillation, an irregular heart rhythm. The device is an alternative for patients prescribed with a long-term anticoagulant, a blood thinning medication. A minimally invasive procedure performed in the cardiac catheterization lab, once de...

  • RoseAnn Carlsen, MBA, CLS (HEW), has been appointed vice president of corporate laboratory services for McLaren Health Care. “We are very pleased to have RoseAnn joining our leadership team. Her extensive leadership experience in all phases of laboratory operation, combined with her people-centric leadership style made her standout among the other candidates,” says President and CEO McLaren Health Management Group, Bart Buxton, parent company of McLaren Medical Laboratory. “She brings a focus on LEAN pr...

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    The Barbara Ann Karmanos Cancer Institute is pleased to announce the election of Shari Ferber Kaufman to its board of directors. Kaufman will serve a three-year term. In her role, Kaufman will collaborate with other board members to support the Institute’s mission of leading transformative cancer care, research and education. Karmanos treats more than 12,000 new patients annually and is Michigan’s largest cancer care and research network. “I am extremely pleased to welcome Shari to the board,” said Gerol...

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    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...

  • During the month of February, American Heart Month, McLaren Caro Region Senior Life Solutions is working to raise awareness of the connection between heart health and emotional health. In 1964, February was declared American Heart Month to help bring awareness to heart disease, the number one killer of both men and women in America. Heart related health concerns come with many physical symptoms, ranging from chest pain or discomfort to shortness of breath. Cardiac patients also often experience depressi...

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    In 2020 in Michigan, it is projected there will be 61,770 new cases of cancer and 21,000 people will die from cancer. According to the American Cancer Society, from 1991-2016 there were nearly 2.6 million (a decline of 27 percent) fewer cancer deaths. A significant proportion of the drop is due to steady reductions in smoking and advances in early detection and treatment. Be a part of this positive trend! While some cancer risks are not within our control, there are several things that we can do to decr...

  • Port Huron, MI – Laura Dickinson has been named the Employee of the Month for January. Dickinson has worked at McLaren Port Huron for nine years as a housekeeper. Dickinson was nominated by her peers because she models the hospital values. She exemplifies what customer service means, acting in a meaningful and heartfelt manner, greeting everyone with a smile. Dickinson will stop whatever she’s doing to help someone. She can often be found interacting with our patients and guests, helping them get to the...

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    Radon is a radioactive gas that can affect your health and it could be in your home. Like carbon dioxide, we cannot see it, taste it or smell it. Exposure to radon gas is the second leading cause of lung cancer. “It is possible radon is the cause of lung cancer in patients who haven’t smoked,” explains Prabhat Pokhrel, MS, MD, PhD, FAAFP of McLaren Flint, “especially when identifying the cause of the cancer is difficult.” According to the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), about 21 tho...

  • Dr. Michael D'Almeida MOUNT CLEMENS, Mich.— Michael J. D’Almeida, DO , a general and bariatric surgeon at McLaren Macomb, has been named president and chief of the hospital’s medical staff. Dr. D’Almeida most recently served as the medical staff’s vice president and assumes the role vacated by Dr. Beth Wendt, whose term ended at the close of 2019. In this role, Dr. D’Almeida looks forward to leading the McLaren Macomb medical staff as the hospital continues to grow its services and add to its facilities...

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    Thanks to funding from the Burns Foundation, Inc., five new Little Free Libraries were installed in the busiest areas of McLaren Northern Michigan. The libraries, which hold 20-30 books each, allow patients and visitors to have free access to books that they can read (and keep if they choose) during their wait or stay at the hospital’s Petoskey Campus. The libraries can be found in four major waiting rooms and in the cafeteria. Shelves are stocked through book donations from local residents. Hospital co...