McLaren Central Michigan expands lab services with new location

McLaren Central Michigan, 118-bed acute care hospital serving all of central Michigan, is further investing in the community with an expansion of its laboratory services. McLaren Central Michigan Laboratory Services, a walk-in lab draw station in the Central Michigan Health Park, opens Oct. 10.

Located on Health Parkway, along Remus Road between Crapo and Isabella, the new build increases access to the hospital’s care and its services.

"Our motivation is always to increase the access of services to the community," said Robert G. David, McLaren Central Michigan President and CEO. "Our neighbors in Mount Pleasant, Isabella County and the surrounding areas deserve first-rate quality and convenient health care, and this investment is our latest effort to provide that for them."

For their convenience, patients in need of blood work can avoid the main campus of McLaren Central Michigan in favor of ease and accessibility of the Health Parkway-based location. Once drawn, samples will still be transported via health care courier to the hospital-based lab or, depending on the test, to the McLaren Health Care Corporate Laboratory.

The new location will be staffed by Lori Hackett and Cindy Onstott, a pair of compassionate and longtime McLaren laboratory technicians.

Patients utilizing this newest off-site location will experience the same level of care, proficiency and expertise that has earned McLaren Central Michigan numerous national patient safety and quality recognitions.

The new location is open Monday through Friday, 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. A physician referral is needed for an appointment. For more information, please call (989) 772-6776.

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 2022. To learn more, visit

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