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  • The Stroke and Trauma Programs of McLaren Bay Region are proud to announce the opening of Neuro/Trauma Stepdown Unit, a new specialized nursing floor. The Neuro/Trauma Stepdown Unit is able to accommodate 36 stable patients who require increased monitoring from having been admitted to critical care. The new unit provides advanced knowledge of current stroke and trauma patient standards, which will provide patients with the highest level of specialized care. “This is not just for the stroke program but al...

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    On April 15th, 2021, McLaren Bay Region performed its 100,000th cardiac catheterization procedure. Dr. Japhet Joseph who performed the very first cardiac catheterization in February of 1990, also had the honor of performing the 100,000th procedure. “When we first started doing cardiac catheterizations in 1990, we had a half of a room which we had to share with interventional radiologists. The maximum number of cases we could do at that time was three per day,” said Japhet Joseph, MD, Interventional Card...

  • McLaren Caro Region was one of the earliest health care organizations to join the Age-Friendly Health Systems movement and is pleased to announce its commitment to a national movement of improving care for older adults. McLaren Caro Region is recognized in the Age-Friendly Health Systems movement by the Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI) because of its demonstrated progress toward implementing the 4Ms framework . The 4MS framework is an evidence-based practice which lays the groundwork for optim...

  • Rochester Hills residents can now access convenient and affordable care with the new McLaren CareNow clinic, an on-demand health care service delivered in a convenient location, inside the Walgreens on Walton Boulevard. Services ranging from urgent care, lab testing, and prioritized pharmacy services, McLaren registered nurses and nurse practitioners provide patients with the right care. McLaren CareNow is a unique care model and truly a one-stop clinic in which patients can receive treatment, lab testi...

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    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 ...

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    Tournament officials announced today that the primary beneficiary of net proceeds for the fourth-annual The Ally Challenge presented by McLaren will be the United Way of Genesee County (UWGC). The 2021 tournament will mark the third consecutive year that UWGC has been included as a primary beneficiary of The Ally Challenge. “Choosing the United Way of Genesee County again allows the proceeds to be deployed across the region to a wide variety of organizations that do so much for area residents,” said And...

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    “I always leave wishing I could do more, but I am so thankful for the time I do spend in Haiti and for all of my amazing colleagues who also donate their time to help,” said Dr. Melissa Richardson.      Imagine needing emergency health care and being turned away due to an inability to pay. This happens every day to the people of Haiti and one McLaren surgeon was called to help.  Melissa Richardson, DO, surgeon at McLaren Greater Lansing Minimally Invasive Surgical Associates , and he...

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    On August 11, 2020, Bill DuRussel, 73, of Munger, underwent carotid endarterectomy surgery at a mid-Michigan hospital to clear out a carotid artery. Seven hours later, he had a stroke and was rushed by ambulance to the Intensive Care Unit at McLaren Flint. Since he had just had surgery, Bill wasn’t eligible for tissue plasminogen activator (tPA).  Dr. Mahmoud Rayes , an interventional neurologist at McLaren Flint, instead performed a mechanical thrombectomy on Bill, which removed the blood clot blo...

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    “I was trying to be Mr. Macho, hanging and finishing drywall in this 100-year-old farmhouse, and I started having a pain in my stomach. My cousin, who was helping me hang the drywall, went up to get the homeowner, because he knew I was in pain. Later, my wife Doris said, ‘you're going in now, because you're not going to wake me up at midnight to take you in.’” Shortly after arriving to the Emergency Department at McLaren Bay Region, several tests were run. The Deans’ were waiting for results when all of...

  • Port Huron, MI – Curtis Jevens has been named the Employee of the Month for March. Jevens has worked at McLaren Port Huron for 15 years as a physical therapist. Jevens was nominated by his peers because he embodies the hospital values. He treats all his patients with respect and compassion, listening to their concerns and trying to alleviate them. He always provides a high level of care, creating a “WOW” experience for patients. Jevens also takes pride and a sense of ownership in his work, coming in ear...