McLaren Lapeer Region recognized by the American Heart Association and American Stroke Association for stroke care

McLaren Lapeer Region
LAPEER COUNTY, Mich.—McLaren Lapeer Region, the 222-bed acute care hospital serving all of Lapeer County, has earned recognition from the American Heart Association and American Stroke Association for its proficiency in its care of stroke patients. The hospital’s stroke program earned the Get With The Guidelines®-Stroke Silver and Target: Stroke Honor Roll Elite Plus awards for the quality, efficiency and effectiveness of its treatment of patients who have suffered a stroke.

Based on up-to-date, evidence-based treatment guidelines set by the AHA/ASA to improve patient care and outcomes, the Silver award recognizes McLaren Lapeer Region’s compliance to quality measurements and its adherence to those guidelines for a period of 12 consecutive months. These guidelines include making a timely diagnosis, administering the appropriate medications and providing stroke patients with discharge instructions to address their stroke risk factors.

Additionally, McLaren Lapeer Region earned the Target: Stroke Honor Roll Elite Plus recognition for its timeliness in administering IV tPA, a medication to dissolve stroke-causing blood clots.

“By having best practices supported by national guidelines in place, our staff gives our patients the best chance of achieving an enhanced outcome after their stroke,” said Jacqueline Raymond, stroke coordinator at McLaren Lapeer Region. “For these efforts and our proficiency of care and commitment, this recognition demonstrates the effectiveness of our program.”

The fifth leading cause of death and the leading cause of adult disability in the United States, 795,000 people suffer a stroke each year. On average, there is one stroke every 40 seconds.

Part of the McLaren Stroke Network, McLaren Lapeer Region provides 24/7 initial evaluations by an interventional neurologist for all suspected-stroke patients and 24/7 neuro intensive care coverage.

To learn more about the stroke program at McLaren Lapeer Region, visit mclaren.org/stroke.

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 mclaren.org/lapeerregion.

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.