McLaren Central Michigan Earns Joint Replacement Excellence Recognition

McLaren Central Michigan, part of statewide McLaren Health Care and a 5-star rated hospital by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, has again been recognized for the proficiency of its care by earning a Joint Replacement Excellence Award from Healthgrades, a nationwide leader in consumer health care information and ratings.

The award recognizes hospitals and joint replacement programs that achieve “superior clinical outcomes in knee and hip replacement.”

Measuring and scoring publicly available patient outcome data, as well as other quality metrics in order to objectively evaluate clinical outcomes and patient safety as the basis of its criteria, Healthgrades compared more than 4,400 hospitals across the United States.

The Healthgrades award follows McLaren Central Michigan begin named to Newsweek’s list of “America’s Best In-State Hospitals” for Michigan.

“A recognition placing our hospital among the best in the state is an honor, but it is more so a testament to the level of care provided here every single day,” said Robert David, McLaren Central Michigan President and CEO. “It is an honor and a privilege to work with such an amazing group of employees and providers each day. They work so hard on behalf of our patients. I couldn’t be happier and proud of them to receive this recognition.”

McLaren Central Michigan’s placement on the list ranks it among the top 16 of the state’s 130-plus hospitals.

“Our McLaren facilities’ ranking on this list is a direct reflection of our staffs’ commitment to excellence and their unwavering dedication to their community and providing it with the best care possible,” said Dr. Justin Klamerus, McLaren Health Care Executive Vice President and Chief Clinical Officer. “We are exceptionally proud of these organizations and their hard work and tireless efforts, which make all the difference.”

The McLaren Central Michigan Joint Program aims to provide each patient with a comprehensive experience, with a strong emphasis on education and pre-op preparation through to post-op support that maintains a focus on wellness and recovery, to enhance patients’ outcomes.

Learn more about the joint replacement program and all service at McLaren Central Michigan at

About McLaren Central Michigan
McLaren Central Michigan is a 118-bed acute care, CMS 5-Star rated hospital located in Mount Pleasant, Michigan. It offers a full range of health and wellness services including Primary Care, Emergency Medicine, General Surgery, Orthopedic Surgery 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 400 employ¬ees and many volunteers. McLaren Central Michigan received the Governor’s Award of Excellence for 2017 and 2019. The hospital was named one of the Top 100 Rural & Community Hospitals in the United States by The Chartis Center for Rural Health in 2019. McLaren Central Michigan holds The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval® for Hospital Accreditation and is the only hospital in the central Michigan area to consistently receive an “A” Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade from Fall 2018 – Fall 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