McLaren Macomb to open the Wayne and Joan Webber Emergency and Trauma Center

wayne and joan webber emergency and trauma center

After just over two years of construction, McLaren Macomb, the acute care hospital serving all of Macomb County, is set to open the Wayne and Joan Webber Emergency and Trauma Center on June 15.

The project, resulting in a new six-story tower with the emergency department occupying the ground level, first broke ground in April 2018 and has vastly changed the face of McLaren Macomb’s Mount Clemens campus.

“Tracking the health needs of Macomb County, it was clear to us that the demand for emergency care was high and would continue to grow,” said Tom Brisse, McLaren Macomb president and CEO. “McLaren Macomb is proud to now be in the position to meet that need and provide accessible emergency care to anyone who seeks it.”

More than doubling the size of the hospital’s existing emergency department, the new ED will feature 68 treatment spaces and a capacity to treat approximately 120,000 patients per year.

And as Macomb County’s busiest trauma center, the department’s seven resuscitation rooms are an increase from the three existing trauma bays.

The department features separate rooms for pediatric patients, and rooms designed to address the specific needs of geriatric and behavioral health patients. The increased size allows for larger waiting areas, with spaces designated for higher- and lower-acuity patients and pediatric patients.

“The entire department was designed with the care of the patient in mind,” said Dr. James Larkin, physician and director of emergency medicine at McLaren Macomb. “This benefits us as physicians as well because it allows us to treat more patients in a timelier manner.”

With the emergency department occupying the main floor of the new Northwest Tower, the lower level features a first-class learning, training and recreation center for the hospital’s more than 100 resident and fellow physicians.

Remaining floors have been left open for future constructions, with current plans of adding surgical suites on the second floor.

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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 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.