McLaren Bay Region to Announce Nursing Excellence Award Winners on May 4

McLaren Bay Region, McLaren Health Care

McLaren Bay Region will announce the winners of the twelfth annual Nursing Excellence Awards on Thursday, May 4, 2017. Three nurses and one nursing support staff will receive the award, recognizing those who have exemplified excellence in practice, education, leadership, and community involvement.

The awards are presented during Nurses Week and the May 4th celebration also includes recognition of those nurses who have achieved Clinical III and Clinical IV status in their chosen areas of practice.

Also announced will be the recipients of the eighth annual McLaren Bay Medical Foundation Grant for McLaren Bay Region/McLaren Bay Special Care Employees Pursuing Education in Healthcare. McLaren Bay Medical Foundation is offering five grants to current employees of McLaren Bay Region and McLaren Bay Special Care. These grants are intended to assist clinical employees to upgrade their educational and skill levels. Each grant award can be up to $5,000.

The May 4th awards celebration will take place at 2 p.m. in the main cafeteria at McLaren Bay Region, 1900 Columbus Ave., Bay City.

About McLaren Health Care

McLaren Health Care, headquartered in Flint, Michigan, is a fully integrated health network committed to quality evidence-based patient care and cost efficiency. The McLaren system includes 12 hospitals, ambulatory surgery centers, imaging centers, the state’s only proton therapy center, an employed primary care physician network, commercial and Medicaid HMOs covering more than 260,000 lives, home health and hospice providers, retail medical equipment showrooms, pharmacy services, and a wholly owned medical malpractice insurance company. McLaren operates Michigan’s largest network of cancer centers and providers, anchored by the Barbara Ann Karmanos Cancer Institute, one of only 45 National Cancer Institute-designated comprehensive centers in the U.S. McLaren has 21,000 employees and more than 25,000 network providers. Its operations are housed in more than 300 facilities serving a 54-county market and 75 percent of Michigan’s population. Learn more at