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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. The first video of this series launches today, featuring Dr. John Brooks, Medical Director of Infection Prevention for McLaren Health Care, throwing a “strike” to starting pitcher Tarik Skubal, a starting pitcher with the Detroit Tigers. Dr. Brooks is an avid Tigers fan who, along with Dr. Mike McKenna, worked with the Tigers organization in coordinating a safe return to th...

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      “For me, with having the cancer in my left breast, I definitely wanted to miss the heart and that was something they were able to do with proton therapy.” Women are often told to know their breasts. That includes knowing what they look like and feel like by doing  self-exams  regularly. Melissa Brown did just that, and in sticking to this routine, she found a lump. That discovery led to test results that were positive for  stage 3 breast cancer . “Hearing that I had been diagnosed ...

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    “I am so thankful for my co-workers and appreciate that they recognized and nominated me for this award,” said Mendoza.     Angelica Mendoza, Emergency Department technician at McLaren Greater Lansing, has been recognized as one of the Lansing Latino Health Alliance’s 2020 Outstanding Hispanic/Latino Caregivers. This award is given annually to a caregiver who has made a significant difference in the life of a patient, exceeded expectations in carrying out his or her responsibilities, and demon...

  • McLaren Macomb president and CEO Tom Brisse, Macomb Food Program director Linda Azar, Macomb Food Program manager Shannon Mallory, McLaren Macomb vice president of marketing Sharyl Smith, Macomb County Executive Mark Hackel The Macomb Food Program has been addressing local food insecurity for more than 40 years, and the need has never been higher than it has been over the past year. It was with this in mind that McLaren Macomb, the 288-hospital serving all of Macomb County, donated $10,000 to the progra...

  • 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 optimi...

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    Proton therapy is one of the most advanced treatment options available to cancer patients. One of the first questions that cancer patients often have when offered this innovative treatment option is, ‘Does my insurance cover it?’ For Veterans who are receiving VA health care benefits , that answer is often yes. The Veterans Health Administration (VHA) , following the American Society for Radiation Oncology’s (ASTRO) model policies for radiation oncology services, has identified that proton therapy deliv...

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    Thanks to a generous gift from Robert W. Considine, McLaren Northern Michigan Interventional cardiologist, Harry Colfer, MD , made history in late December 2020, when he became the first physician in the Midwest to perform back-to-back robotic procedures treating STEMI heart attacks using the CorPath Vascular Robotic System. The most deadly type of heart attack is the ST-elevated myocardial infarction (STEMI). A STEMI occurs when a coronary artery becomes completely blocked and a large portion of the mus...

  • Bay City, MI - McLaren Bay Medical Foundation will host its sixth annual 5K Walk/Run at 9:00 a.m. on Saturday, May 1, 2021 in Uptown Bay City. Advanced registrants receive a t-shirt. Snacks and beverages will be provided after the event. Awards will be given to the top finisher in each age category, and participation medals will be awarded to all finishers. All participants will also be entered into a random prize drawing that will take place during the awards ceremony after the race. Packet a...

  • The McLaren St. Luke’s Foundation Board recently awarded every employee as the 2020 recipient of the Clair F. Martig Award for their outstanding service. The Clair F. Martig award was established in 1987 to honor Clair Martig, former St. Luke’s Hospital board chairman, who was known for his civic efforts in the 1950s and 1960s. The annual award now recognizes other individuals who have made significant contributions to McLaren St. Luke’s. Criteria for nomination include: Being an active supporter of McLa...

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      Did you know that there are more than 86 different sleep disorders? While some are common and some are very rare, they all affect the quality of sleep you get.   If you think you may have a sleep disorder, the first step is to talk with your primary care provider. If your primary care provider agrees, you may be referred to the  McLaren Sleep Diagnostic Center  for a sleep study.   “Fatigue, restless sleep, snoring, frequent waking, and daytime drowsiness are all symptoms of s...