McLaren Northern Michigan named a US top medium community hospital for fourth straight year

McLaren Northern Michigan, the region’s leading health care provider and part of McLaren Health Care, has again been recognized by Fortune and PINC AI as part of its annual 100 Top Hospitals list. Earning a spot on the list signifies McLaren Northern Michigan achieving higher clinical and patient experiences performances when compared to similarly sized hospitals.

This is the fourth consecutive year in which McLaren Northern Michigan has earned inclusion on the list.

“Consistently earning honors of this scale are earned only through an entire team’s collective commitment and devotion to the care of the patient and providing for the wellness of their community,” said Chad Grant, McLaren Health Care Chief Operating Officer and McLaren Northern Michigan interim President and CEO. “Congratulations are due to all clinical, support, and administrative teams whose dedication made this possible. My sincere gratitude to them all.”

Based on its bed count, McLaren Northern Michigan is classified as a medium community hospital. Through the listing of hospitals into ranking categories, McLaren Northern Michigan was included among the top 10 of all medium community hospitals in the United States.

Rankings were determined based on an organization’s clinical outcomes, operational efficiency, patient experience, and financial health.

“It’s a particular honor to be included in this ranking because of its specification of community,” said Dr. Andrew McDonagh, McLaren Northern Michigan Chief Medical Officer. “Evaluating the full range of our hospital’s operational aspects, this provides validation for the work of so many and, more importantly, how their collective effort benefits our home community.”

This high ranking is the latest in a string of recognitions McLaren Northern Michigan has earned and accumulated throughout 2023, having previously been recognized with a 5-star rating from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, and from Healthgrades, receiving its Patient Safety Excellence Award, America’s 100 Best Hospitals for Cardiac Care, and America’s 100 Best Hospitals for Coronary Intervention. Fortune and PINC AI previously recognized McLaren Northern Michigan for its proficiency in heart care, naming it to its list of Nation’s Top 50 Cardiovascular Hospitals.

McLaren Northern Michigan also recently expanded its service offerings with the opening of the Justin A. Borra Behavioral Health Center at its Cheboygan Campus in the summer of 2023, addressing a significant need for behavioral health services in northern Michigan.

The hospital also recently significantly invested in its team of caregivers and support staff, helping McLaren Northern Michigan become an employer of choice in the region. The organization is hiring, and all positions can be viewed at

Learn more about all of the services provided within McLaren Northern Michigan and through its locations across northern Michigan at

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