McLaren Oakland celebrates Oxford ER construction milestone with ‘topping off’ ceremony

McLaren Oakland, part of statewide McLaren Health Care and who has served the health care needs of the Oxford community for many years, has achieved a construction milestone in its $35 million renovation and expansion of its McLaren Oxford campus. The placement of the final steel beam — featuring signatures from team members throughout the organization — to complete the expansion’s steel support structure will be celebrated during a traditional ‘topping off’ ceremony.

Highlighted by the addition of a freestanding emergency department, construction at McLaren Oxford broke ground in late-April, and it is scheduled to be completed in the fall of 2024. The facility remains open and treating patients throughout the project.

“Just before the start of the summer, we stood outside our Oxford campus and stuck shovels into the ground, officially starting this project that we had been so eagerly anticipating,” said Tracey Franovich, McLaren Oakland President and CEO. “The completion of this remarkable steel structure represents a tangible achievement of this project, but also signals that we are a significant step closer to treating our first patient in an emergency department that the community of Oxford so rightly deserves.”

Located along Lapeer Road, renovation of the McLaren Oakland Oxford campus will modernize the existing facility while also increasing square footage to allow for additional services, bolstering the location’s offerings to provide convenient access to specialty services alongside its existing primary care and other frequently used services, such as lab and imaging.

“McLaren has a proud history and deep ties to Oxford, and we’re grateful that this investment will be so beneficial to so many” said Chad Grant, McLaren Health Care Chief Operating Officer. “Enhancing commonly used services and increasing access to care is just one sign of our long-term commitment to a community and its members, and we’re greatly anticipating the day the full vision of this project will be brought to fruition.”

McLaren Oakland operates a Level II trauma center and emergency department at its main campus in downtown Pontiac. It also provides the Village of Clarkston with emergency services at its McLaren Clarkston campus, similar to the freestanding ER that will soon be serving Oxford. Following examination and stabilization, patients in Clarkston and Oxford can be quickly and conveniently transported to McLaren Oakland to receive the advanced level of care they require.

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About McLaren Oakland
McLaren Oakland is a 318-bed hospital that provides primary and specialty healthcare services to the greater Pontiac and Oakland County, Michigan communities. Founded in 1953, McLaren Oakland has grown to a comprehensive medical community that includes outpatient facilities in Clarkston and Oxford, in addition to an inpatient hospital in Pontiac providing a range of clinical services including emergency and trauma care, cardiology, cancer services, minimally invasive robotic surgery, and orthopedic services. McLaren Oakland offers ACGME accredited residency and fellowship programs in anesthesiology, diagnostic radiology, emergency medicine, family medicine, internal medicine, orthopedic surgery, otolaryngology, pulmonary disease and critical care medicine, and transitional year, in addition to a CPME accredited podiatry program. 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