McLaren Central Michigan awards pair with Louise Williams Volunteer Scholarships

McLaren Central Michigan, part of McLaren Health Care and the leading Isabella County health care provider, has awarded a pair of local students with its Louise Williams Volunteer Scholarships, aiding in their educations toward eventual careers in health care. Applicants must be enrolled in an accredited college or graduate program, involved in their community or hospital, and maintain a high grade point average.

Local students Paige Sian and Shelby Trevino each received partial scholarships as part of the program, which was established upon the personal request of Louise Williams, following a hospital committee’s review of their applications.

“Pursuing a career in health care takes true commitment and dedication, and it’s motivated by one’s desire to care for others,” said Robert David, McLaren Central Michigan President and CEO. “The merits displayed by the recipients of this year’s Louise Williams Volunteer Scholarship make them very deserving, and we wish them the very best in their pursuits.”

Graduating from Mount Pleasant High School this spring, Paige will begin at Central Michigan University in the fall of 2023. Aiming for a career as an orthopedic and sports medicine physician, she will double major in exercise science and marketing while minoring in leadership and dietetics & nutrition.

Shelby, having graduated from Central Michigan University after earning her Bachelor of Science in clinical exercise science in 2022, returned to CMU to complete her Masters of Physician Assistant for her eventual career. She’s already had the opportunity to care for patients, having worked the past two years as a patient care technician and clinical exercise physiologist.

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, 2020, 2021 and 2022. 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 14 hospitals in Michigan, ambulatory surgery centers, imaging centers, a 490-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, one of only 53 National Cancer Institute-designated comprehensive cancer centers in the U.S. 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