Jacobs and Rogers join McLaren Central Michigan board of directors

MOUNT PLEASANT, Mich.—McLaren Central Michigan, the Mount Pleasant-based regional health care provider, has announced the appointment of two local business leaders to its board of directions. The hospital announced the appointments of Cindy Jacobs and Lori Rogers to two-year terms ending Jan. 31, 2025, at which time they will be eligible for reappointment.

Cindy Jacobs

Lori Rogers

The appointments come upon the retirement of former board members Frank Cloutier, public relations director of the Saginaw Chippewa Indian Tribe, and Linda Kaufmann, formerly the executive director of Community Mental Health for Central Michigan.

“Frank and Linda have been invaluable members of our board for several years, and we’re grateful for the leadership and insights they’ve provided,” said Robert David, president and CEO at McLaren Central Michigan. “We’re excited to welcome Cindy and Lori and look forward to their contributions as we progress in our collective purpose of providing for the health care needs and general wellbeing of the central Michigan region.”

Jacobs, director of constituent engagement and membership at Central Michigan University, where she has worked for 22 years, was born in Mount Pleasant and chose to raise her family in the city.

“McLaren is a huge part of the Mount Pleasant community,” she said, “and I want to use my expertise to help others take advantage of the sense of community that I have enjoyed my entire life.”

Rogers, a construction design consultant, joined the board with the belief of getting more involved in the community.

“I joined the board because I realize the important role the hospital plays in the health of our community and want to give back for all it’s done for me and my family,” she said. “I hope to help the hospital grow to meet and exceed the needs of our community.”

Learn more about all of the services provided at McLaren Central Michigan at mclaren.org/centralmichigan.

About McLaren Central Michigan
McLaren Central Michigan is a 118-bed acute care hospital located in Mount Pleasant, Michigan. It offers a full range of health and wellness services including primary care, general surgery, orthopedic surgery, emergency medicine and cancer services. McLaren Central Michigan is recognized as an accessible and dependable source of quality medical care for residents of Mount Pleasant, Isabella County and central Michigan. In addition to its medical staff of over 50 active physicians, it is affiliated with more than 150 other quality providers. The hospital is one of the region’s largest employers, with approximately 550 employees and another 100 volunteers. McLaren Central Michigan received the Governor’s Award of Excellence in 2017 and 2019 and is named as one of the Top 100 Rural & Community Hospitals in the United States by the Chartis Center for Rural Health. It is the only hospital in the central Michigan area to receive a Safety “A” grade in the Hospital Safety report in 2018, 2019 and 2020. Learn more at mclaren.org/centralmichigan.

About McLaren Health Care
McLaren Health Care, headquartered in Grand Blanc, Michigan, is a $6 billion, fully integrated health care delivery system committed to quality, evidence-based patient care and cost efficiency. The McLaren system includes 15 hospitals in Michigan and Ohio, ambulatory surgery centers, imaging centers, a 490-member employed primary and specialty care physician network, commercial and Medicaid HMOs covering more than 588,000 lives in Michigan and Indiana, home health, infusion and hospice providers, pharmacy services, a clinical laboratory network and a wholly owned medical malpractice insurance company. McLaren operates Michigan’s largest network of cancer centers and providers, anchored by the Karmanos Cancer Institute, one of only 51 National Cancer Institute-designated comprehensive cancer centers in the U.S. McLaren has 28,000 full-, part-time and contracted employees and more than 90,000 network providers throughout Michigan, Indiana and Ohio. Learn more at mclaren.org.