McLaren Bay Region Earns ‘Gold Seal’ Comprehensive Accreditation from The Joint Commission

McLaren Bay Region, the 415-bed acute care hospital serving the Great Lakes Bay Region, has earned the Gold Seal of Approval for Comprehensive Accreditation from The Joint Commission, the health care industry’s leading accreditation organization. An achievement representative of the exceptional level of safe, quality care provided within the facility, it was earned by the hospital’s continuous compliance to these high standards.

The three-year accreditation following a thorough, rigorous, and unannounced onsite survey in which evaluators reviewed several hospital departments and their operations, including emergency management, environment of care, and infection prevention and control, among others.

“We are very fortunate to have a dedicated team of providers and caregivers delivering high quality and compassionate care to patients who put their trust in us every day,” said Dr. Kenneth Parsons, McLaren Bay Region Chief Medical Officer. “Accreditation from The Joint Commission is validation of the collective efforts of our care teams.”

Part of statewide McLaren Health Care, McLaren Bay Region serves its communities’ needs with primary and emergency care, as well as several specialty services, including cardiovascular, neurology, neurosurgery, general surgery, orthopedics, women’s health and oncology via the Karmanos Cancer Network.

“For patients with medical needs requiring extended inpatient care, their focus should be on their health and ultimate recovery, and their trust in their providers and caregivers,” said Chad Grant, McLaren Health Care Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer. “Holding themselves to a high standard of patient-centric care, the team earning this accreditation boosts and solidifies the trust patients and the region can have in this facility.”

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About McLaren Bay Region
McLaren Bay Region is a 415-bed acute tertiary care hospital in Bay City, Michigan, providing specialty care, primary care, and preventive care. Services include cardiovascular, neuroscience, orthopedics, oncology, women’s health, and rehabilitation. McLaren Bay Region’s emergency department treats nearly 40,000 patients each year and is certified by the Joint Commission as a Primary Stroke Center. McLaren Bay Region is an integral part of the 13-hospital McLaren Health Care system based in Grand Blanc, Michigan. Learn more at

About McLaren Health Care
McLaren Health Care, headquartered in Grand Blanc, Michigan, is a $6.6 billion, fully integrated health care delivery system committed to quality, evidence-based patient care and cost efficiency. The McLaren system includes 13 hospitals in Michigan, ambulatory surgery centers, imaging centers, a 640-member employed primary and specialty care physician network, commercial and Medicaid HMOs covering more than 732,838 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, a National Cancer Institute-designated comprehensive cancer centers. McLaren has 28,000 full-, part-time and contracted employees and more than 113,000 network providers throughout Michigan, Indiana and Ohio. Learn more at