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  • McLaren Northern Michigan is dedicating and naming its north pavilion entrance in honor of Martin and Lisa Sutter. The dedication is being made in honor of Mr. and Mrs. Sutter for their generous support of McLaren Northern Michigan and the Building the Future of Health Care project that will add 92 new private patient rooms and a state-of-the-art surgical center. The new wing is scheduled to open next summer. “Northern Michigan is a magical place made even more special by the exceptional care offered at ...

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    McLaren Caro Region announces that Yvonne Vandecar, RN, BSN has recently been named their new Director of Nursing. Yvonne holds a Bachelor of Nursing from Davenport University. She has 17 years of experience in the healthcare field, working as Registered Nurse, Nurse Educator, Nurse Coordinator, Trauma Manager and most recently a Nurse Manager. Yvonne lives here in Caro with her husband Derek and together they have five children and two grandchildren. In her new role, she will oversee organizational and...

  • McLaren Northern Michigan was designated as a Magnet organization in 2011 and 2015, by the ANCC Magnet Recognition Program®. This prestigious designation recognizes excellence in nursing services. In September 2020, McLaren Northern Michigan is applying for re-designation. Patients, family members, staff, and interested parties who would like to provide comments are encouraged to do so. Anyone may send comments via e-mail and direct mail. All comments received by phone must be followed up in writing to t...

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    The McLaren Port Huron Board of Trustees has appointed Eric Cecava, MBA, as President and CEO of McLaren Port Huron effective Monday, Aug. 3. Cecava succeeds Jennifer Montgomery, who accepted a new position at St. Luke’s Hospital in Maumee, Ohio. Cecava has served as Chief Operating Officer at McLaren Port Huron since December 2018. In that role, he was responsible for overseeing the $40 million construction project of the North Tower, which included renovating inpatient units and the lab as well as bui...

  • Port Huron, MI – Stacy Britz has been named the Employee of the Month for June. She has worked at McLaren Port Huron for 18 years, and currently works in Wismer Procedures.  Stacy was nominated by her peers because she lives the hospital values every day. She goes above and beyond to do what’s best for patients, consistently putting them at ease and making them comfortable. Stacy is a team player and a great resource for coworkers. Her strong work ethic is uplifting, making her coworkers want ...

  • "Recently, McLaren Caro Family Medicine was surveyed by The Compliance Team Inc. on behalf of The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS). CMS conducts their own survey to determine whether a clinic qualifies as a Rural Health Clinic. " The Compliance Team is a nationally recognized, Medicare-approved, healthcare accreditation organization based in Spring House, Pennsylvania. It is the only accreditation organization to offer the Exemplary Provider designation. During this survey, McLaren Car...

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    The McLaren Proton Therapy Center’s 100 th patient has rung the victory bell to signify the completion of his cancer treatment. When Gary Howard of Mt. Morris was diagnosed with base of tongue cancer, he wanted to receive his cancer care within the McLaren Health Care system. The comprehensive team at the Karmanos Cancer Institute at McLaren Flint and the McLaren Proton Therapy Center worked collaboratively to come up with the best treatment options for Howard. Along with chemotherapy, Howard chose prot...

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    McLaren Bay Region was named to Newsweek’s 2020 list of Best Maternity Care Hospitals . The distinction recognizes facilities that have excelled in providing care to mothers, newborns and their families, as verified by the 2019 Leapfrog Hospital Survey. Best Maternity Care Hospitals is part of Newsweek’s Best Health Care series, powered by data from The Leapfrog Group. “We are proud to be the only hospital in the Great Lakes Bay Region to receive this prestigious national award for maternity care excell...

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    Petoskey, Mich. – July 20, 2020 McLaren Northern Michigan Foundation honored H. Gunner Deery, II, MD, Infectious Disease specialist and hospital board member, with the Jack Clark Philanthropy and Service Award in a special and unique celebration at his home on Walloon Lake. While social distancing prohibited the annual award from being presented in front of a large audience, Dr. Deery, a renowned epidemiologist and infectious disease specialist, appreciated the small gathering that included his family. ...

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    McLaren Caro Region is pleased to welcome Jay Jagannathan, MD, FAANS to their list of specialty physicians. Dr. Jagannathan is a board certified neurosurgeon specializing in cranial and spinal surgery. He has a special interest in minimally invasive techniques, which often result in less post-operative discomfort and a quicker recovery for patients. Dr. Jagannathan strives to provide individualized treatment for patients with a focus on combining compassionate care, advanced techniques, and easy accessi...