McLaren Macomb stroke care recognized by the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association

McLaren Macomb, part of the statewide McLaren Stroke Network, has earned recognition from the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association for its proficient and effective care of stroke patients. The organization recognized the hospital with its Get With The Guidelines® Stroke Gold Plus designation, an advanced quality recognition that acknowledges the hospital’s consistent compliance with national quality measurements.

Additionally, McLaren Macomb earned the organization’s Target: Stroke Honor Roll recognition for its timeliness in administering IV tPA, a medication to dissolve stroke-causing blood clots, and Target: Type 2 Diabetes Honor Roll, which recognizes the program for providing the latest evidence-based care to diabetic stroke patients.

“We are fortunate to have the expertise and knowledge of many skilled clinical professionals, which directly results in a higher level of care for our patients and best possible outcomes,” said Dr. Aniel Majjhoo, an interventional neurologist and medical director of the McLaren Macomb Neurosciences Institute. “Adhering to the established guidelines puts our patients and providers in a position for success, and ultimately more treated patients being safely discharged home.”

Recognitions are based on the most up-to-date, evidence-based treatment guidelines set by the AHA/ASA to improve the care and clinical outcomes of stroke patients. Gold Plus level is earned by complying with those guidelines and meeting those quality measurements for a period of 12 consecutive months.

AHA/ASA guidelines include making a timely diagnosis, administering appropriate medications and providing stroke patients with discharge instructions that address their stroke risk factors.

This achievement demonstrates a continued high level of care for stroke patients at McLaren Macomb, as the program earned the Gold Plus distinction last year as well.

Part of the McLaren Stroke Network, McLaren Macomb has routinely earned national recognition for its care, treatment, quality and outcomes. The most experienced stroke program in Macomb County, McLaren Macomb was the first program in Macomb County capable of performing interventional thrombectomy procedures, the standard of care set by the AHA/ASA’s guidelines.

Stroke is the fifth leading cause of death and the leading cause of adult disability in the United States. McLaren Macomb’s unique program approach allows for 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 Macomb, visit

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 and cardiovascular care. As Macomb County’s first verified trauma center, the hospital operates the busiest emergency department in Macomb County and is also an accredited chest pain center. McLaren Macomb has a rich history of providing high quality, compassionate health care and holds a strong position in the community it serves. To learn more, visit or follow our blog

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.