McLaren Northern Michigan Earns Cardiac Surgery Excellence, Additional Specialty Care Awards

McLaren Northern Michigan, part of statewide McLaren Health Care and a 5-star rated hospital by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, has again been recognized for the proficiency of its care by earning a Cardiac Surgery Excellence Award from Healthgrades, a nationwide leader in consumer health care information and ratings.

McLaren Northern Michigan, which serves 22 counties, also earned:

America’s 100 Best Hospitals for Spine Surgery

Pulmonary Care Excellence Award

“These recognitions for the specialty care provided in our hospital are a testament to the dedication and deep expertise of our care teams,” said Gar Atchison, McLaren Northern Michigan President and CEO. “It certainly is a privilege to see how our programs positively impact the community and its collective wellbeing, and we view these honors as more than accomplishments but rather as acknowledgement of our organization’s contribution to the welfare of the region.”

Healthgrades analyzes publicly available patient outcome data, as well as other quality metrics in order to objectively evaluate clinical outcomes and patient safety when developing its ratings.

Measuring and scoring patients’ clinical care and outcomes, overall patient safety and experience alongside other quality measurements as the basis of its criteria, Healthgrades compared more than 4,400 hospitals across the United States.

These recognitions are the latest in what has been a succession of national and industrywide recognitions earned by McLaren Northern Michigan over the past year, which have included a 5-star rating from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, and inclusion on the Fortune and PINC AI list of Top 100 Hospital.

A regional referral center accepting patients in need of specialty care throughout northern Michigan’s 22 counties, McLaren Northern Michigan clinicians provide care for nearly all medical and surgical specialties, including full-service cardiology, cancer, emergency, orthopedics, and neurology.

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About McLaren Northern Michigan
McLaren Northern Michigan is a 202-bed regional referral center located in Petoskey, serving residents in 22 counties across northern Lower Michigan and the eastern part of the Upper Peninsula. More than 230 physicians represent nearly all medical and surgical specialties, enabling full-service care with an emphasis on cardiology, cancer, orthopedics and neurosciences. McLaren Northern Michigan is a certified Primary Stroke Center, as designated by the Joint Commission. The hospital has a network of primary care providers and specialty care clinics throughout the region, and an outpatient surgery center in Cheboygan. 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, a 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