McLaren Central Michigan recognized as a top Michigan hospital

McLaren Central Michigan, part of McLaren Health Care and a CMS 5-star rated hospital, has been recognized by Newsweek as one of the top hospitals in Michigan as part of its America’s Best-In-State Hospitals 2024 list. The inaugural consumer guide list ranks 600 hospitals from across the country, ordering them by state and Washington DC.

McLaren Central Michigan’s placement on the list ranks it among the top 15 of the state’s 130-plus hospitals.

“I couldn’t be happier and more proud of the entire team here at McLaren Central Michigan,” said Robert David, McLaren Central Michigan President and CEO. “This honor is a true testament of the compassionate care and exceptional quality to the patients we are privileged to serve. It is an honor and privilege to work with our employees and providers every day.”

Hospitals were scored based on recommendations from peers — fellow health care professionals from both in the state and outside of the state, while also not allowing recommendations for one’s employer. Patient experience, quality metrics, and patient outcomes were also weighted and considered in calculating a final ranking score.

“We are fortunate and grateful to have a team of professionals who are so attuned to the needs of the community and eager to provide for them,” said Dr. Justin Klamerus, McLaren Health Care Executive Vice President and Chief Clinical Officer. “Rankings and recognitions are never the ultimate goal, though the confidence they provide for our community in knowing it has convenient access to high-quality health care is a benefit unto itself. My sincere congratulations to the team with McLaren Central Michigan.”

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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