McLaren Lapeer Region recognized as a Top 100 Rural & Community Hospital

LAPEER, Mich.—McLaren Lapeer Region, the 222-bed acute care hospital serving all of Lapeer County, has been named to the list of Top 100 Rural & Community Hospital in the country. Facilitated by The Chartis Group, a healthcare advisory firm, the annual list recognizes outstanding performance among the nation’s rural hospitals.

The list is the result of an assessment of publicly available metrics across a spectrum of factors meaningful to hospital care services. Inclusion on the list ranks McLaren Lapeer Region among the nation’s healthcare leaders in managing risk, quality of care, patient satisfaction and operating at a lower cost — passing savings onto their patients.

“We’ve always had enormous pride and confidence in the level of care provided by our organization, and the compassion in which it’s delivered,” said Tim Vargas, McLaren Lapeer Region president and CEO. “Recognition as one of the Top 100 Rural & Community Hospitals provides a measure of validation, but also sets the standard to which we hold ourselves.

“This is an accomplishment earned only through the dedication and commitment of our providers, caregivers, support services and all team members who devote their abilities to the betterment of our community.”

McLaren Lapeer Region has focused on expanding its clinical services and offerings to the communities of Lapeer County, first by earning the county’s only Level II Trauma Center verification and establishing a standard of care in which the staff is capable of treating the most serious injuries. The hospital also brought the care of the Karmanos Cancer Network to Lapeer County, providing cancer patients access to its connection of world-renown oncologists, specialists and treatment options through the Karmanos Cancer Institute at McLaren Lapeer Region.

Along with its network of primary care offices throughout the county, McLaren Lapeer Region has committed to bringing more specialty services to the area, filling the recently constructed medical office building on its campus, most recently with the addition of a vascular surgery practice.

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About McLaren Lapeer Region
McLaren Lapeer Region is a 222-bed acute care facility located in Lapeer, Michigan, and is the primary provider of health care services to Lapeer County and the surrounding area. McLaren Lapeer Region has received national recognition from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid for clinical excellence in orthopedics, pneumonia, congestive heart failure and surgical care. The facility maintains a verified Level II trauma designation and provides comprehensive care in a 29-bed Emergency Center along with specialized services for heart, cancer, orthopedic and general surgery services, physical medicine and rehabilitation, women’s services, wound care services and sleep disorders. To learn more, visit

About McLaren Health Care
McLaren Health Care, headquartered in Grand Blanc, Michigan, is a fully integrated health network committed to quality, evidence-based patient care and cost efficiency. The McLaren system includes 14 hospitals, ambulatory surgery centers, imaging centers, a 490-member employed primary and specialty care physician network, commercial and Medicaid HMOs covering more than 620,000 lives in Michigan and Indiana, 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 49 National Cancer Institute-designated comprehensive cancer centers in the U.S. McLaren has 26,000 employees and more than 85,500 network providers. Its operations are housed in more than 350 facilities serving Michigan and Indiana.