McLaren Northern Michigan named one of Nation’s Top 50 Cardiovascular Hospitals

PETOSKEY, Mich.—McLaren Northern Michigan, the 202-bed, Petoskey-based regional hospital serving 22 counties, has been named one of the Nation’s Top 50 Cardiovascular Hospitals according to an independent quality analysis by PINC AI ™ and reported by Fortune. The regional leader in cardiovascular care, this is the latest in a string of successive recognitions earned by the hospital for its excellence in heart care.

This also marks the sixth consecutive year McLaren Northern Michigan has earned inclusion on this list of top performing heart hospitals.

The Nation’s Top 50 Cardiovascular Hospitals list was determined following an objective and independent review of publicly available cardiac care metrics, taking into account clinical outcomes, operational efficiency, and cost.

“Our exceptional team of cardiologists and fellow clinical professionals in the cardiovascular services department have built an extraordinary program, one that we can take pride in, and our region can have confidence in,” said Todd Burch, president and CEO of McLaren Northern Michigan. “We’re honored to continue earning this recognition, which is a result of the hard work and dedication of so many and validates the standard to which we hold ourselves.”

Compared to their peers, hospitals on the list are shown to have significantly higher survival rates, fewer complications, lower readmission rates, a better overall experience, and lower costs among other exceptional statistics.

“Heart disease remains the leading cause of death in the United States,” said Dr. Justin Klamerus, McLaren Health Care executive vice president and chief medical officer. “In addition, the morbidity associated with cardiovascular illness has a significant impact on all of our communities. I am so proud of the year-over-year quality excellence that has been demonstrated by the cardiovascular team at McLaren Northern Michigan. It makes a big difference for the communities we serve in Northern Michigan.”

In recent years, McLaren Northern Michigan has regularly introduced leading-edge cardiac care technology to the region, adding transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) and WATCHMAN procedures to address common, quality-of-life-limiting and potentially life-threatening conditions. And with the capabilities of interventional cardiologists, the hospital is able to treat patients struck with the most serious of heart attacks.

McLaren Northern Michigan has continuously been recognized for its cardiovascular care, having previously earned America’s 100 Best Hospitals for Cardiac Care Award and America’s Best Hospitals for Coronary Intervention Award from Healthgrades.

The various forms of cardiovascular disease are the leading cause of death in the United States, responsible for one out of every five deaths.

Learn more about the cardiovascular services offered at McLaren 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 fully integrated health network committed to quality evidence-based patient care and cost efficiency. The McLaren system includes 13 hospitals, ambulatory surgery centers, imaging centers, an employed primary care physician network, commercial and Medicaid HMOs covering more than 630,000 lives, 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 centers in the U.S. McLaren has 26,000 employees and more than 52,500 network providers. Its operations are housed in more than 350 facilities serving the entire Lower Peninsula of the state of Michigan along with a portion of the Upper Peninsula.