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  • Port Huron, MI – Kurt Brinker has been named the Employee of the Month for August. Brinker has worked at McLaren Port Huron for 15 years, and is the physical therapist lead for inpatient care.  Brinker was nominated by his peers because he exemplifies the hospital values and always does what’s best for patients and coworkers. Brinker cares about his patients. You can always find him with a patient laughing, encouraging them and reassuring them they are safe and doing great. When a patient has a nee...

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    There’s no getting around it: COVID-19 is scary, but skipping your doctor’s visit or emergency care can be even scarier. According to a recent report from the Centers for Disease Control, an estimated 41% of American say they’ve delayed or avoided seeking routine or emergency care due to concerns over COVID-19. That number is concerning for health care leadership at McLaren Northern Michigan. “Putting off care over fear of contracting COVID-19 can lead to progression of chronic diseases,” said Quentin D...

  • McLaren Macomb, the 288-bed hospital serving all of Macomb County, has expanded its surgical services with the additional of two leading-edge pieces of technology to treat conditions common to the public. Offering an increased level of precision, the MR Fusion Prostate Biopsy provides a less invasive option to successfully biopsy suspected prostate cancer lesions and tumors, selectively targeting more aggressive forms of cancer and leading to reduced occurrences of false positives. With more than 180,00...

  • September is National Suicide Prevention and Awareness month and McLaren Caro Region Senior Life Solutions is working to raise awareness and educate the community on the risk factors and warning signs of suicide. Talk of suicide should never be dismissed. If you, or someone you know, are thinking of suicide, call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-8255. Senior Life Solutions is an intensive outpatient group therapy and tele-therapy program designed to meet the unique needs of senior ad...

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    McLaren Northern Michigan is pleased to announce that gastroenterologist, Cale Sebald, DO, has joined McLaren Northern Michigan Digestive Health, working alongside James Doull, MD, Kyle Robertson, DO, and Luke McCrone, MD. “Growing up in a family full of health care workers, medicine always was a path that I have been on. My family has been so supportive during my medical schooling and career. My mother is an interventional radiology PA-C, my father is a retired sale manager, and my sister is an oncolog...

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    McLaren Northern Michigan is pleased to welcome board-certified interventional cardiologist, Stephen J. Mattichak, MD, to Michigan Heart & Vascular Specialists. Born and raised in Michigan, Dr. Mattichak’s love for medicine started in high school when studying biochemistry anatomy. After high school, Dr. Mattichak went to Wayne State School of Medicine for his medical degree. He completed his Internal Medicine internship and residency at Emory University School of Medicine in Atlanta, Georgia. Dr. Ma...

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    McLaren Northern Michigan is pleased to announce that gastroenterologist Kyle Robertson, DO, has joined McLaren Northern Michigan Digestive Health, working alongside James Doull, MD, Cale Sebald, DO, and Luke McCrone, MD.   “I have always been drawn to science, particularly human biology and medicine,” said Dr. Robertson. “I got my first experience in health care through a high school health careers course tour my hometown hospital in Owosso.”  Dr. Robertson took his love of science and r...

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    McLaren Bay Region in partnership with the Neighborhood Resource Center (NRC) is hosting a "Purple-Out" in recognition of International Overdose Awareness Day on August 31st. McLaren Bay Region employees, as well as the community, are encouraged to wear purple and share a photo on Bay County Prevention Network's Facebook page with the #IOAD2020 hashtag. In addition, the South Tower entrance of McLaren Bay Region as well as over 20 businesses in Auburn will be lit up with purple lights with the goal of he...

  • Margaret Dimond, Ph.D., president and CEO of McLaren Oakland, the 328-bed acute care provider serving all of Oakland County, has been invited to share her advice, experiences, and offer encouragement during upcoming speeches on women and leadership. Margaret Dimond, Ph.D. Hosted virtually, Dimond has been invited to open the second annual Cultivating Women Leader’s Speaker Series, a program by the Olivet College Women’s Leadership Institute ( Sept. 2 at 1 p.m. ) and Women on Leadership, Health & Wel...

  • If you haven’t been inside the McLaren Care Region Sleep Center recently, you are in for a surprise. McLaren Caro recently remodeled the space with new beds, hotel-style décor, and fresh paint.  It’s a far cry from what most people expect in a laboratory, even one that’s dedicated to studying sleep. “It’s like a little hotel room,” said Sleep Care Manager Zack Freeman. “There’s cable TV, a DVD player, you can bring something to read. We try to make it comfortable.” While it may look like a cozy hot...