McLaren Macomb achieves re-verification as a Level II Trauma Center

McLaren Macomb, part of McLaren Health Care, has earned re-verification to maintain its designation as a Level II Trauma Center. Requiring review every three years from the American College of Surgeons, trauma centers are evaluated to ensure they still meet and provide the standard of care set by the organization.

The three-year verification, valid until the spring of 2026, followed a thorough on-site review of the program’s capabilities and processes. In 2014, McLaren Macomb became the first hospital in Macomb County to earn Level II Trauma Center status, maintaining its designation through multiple re-verification evaluations.

“Each trauma re-verification renews the hospital’s commitment to our community and providing them with this potentially lifesaving level of care,” said Tom Brisse, McLaren Macomb President and CEO. “I commend our trauma team and its leaders for their stewardship and management of this meticulous process.”

To initially earn trauma center status, programs must demonstrate their ability to meet the rigorous criteria set by the American College of Surgeons and adhere to the organization’s standard of institutional performance and care capabilities.

The process repeats for each subsequent re-verification process.

Studies have concluded that evaluation in a verified trauma center from a multidisciplinary team of physicians and surgeons increases the likelihood of improved patient outcomes.

As part of its dedication to providing the most proficient level of care, the McLaren Macomb trauma team is committed to having surgeons in-house 24 hours a day, seven days a week, allowing patients to be examined immediately upon arrival.

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About McLaren Macomb
McLaren Macomb is a 288-bed acute care hospital located in Mount Clemens, Mich. More than 400 physicians and nearly 2,000 employees work at McLaren Macomb making it one of Macomb County’s top employers. McLaren Macomb provides a full range of services, including cancer, surgical services, orthopedics and cardiovascular care. As Macomb County’s first verified trauma center, the hospital operates the busiest emergency department in Macomb County. It is also an accredited chest pain center, a certified primary stroke center and an accredited bariatric and metabolic center. McLaren Macomb is a leader in graduate medical education, offering nine residency programs and three fellowship programs. McLaren Macomb has a rich history of providing high quality, compassionate health care and holds a strong position in the community it serves. 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 13 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