McLaren Oakland earns “Partner in Progress” award from City of Pontiac

McLaren Oakland, the 328-bed acute care Oakland County provider located in downtown Pontiac, earned recognition for its spirit of inclusion and service to the community with the “Partners in Progress” award.

Awarded by the City of Pontiac and Mayor Deirdre Waterman, organizations are chosen based on their efforts and initiatives that “better serve our communities, grow our city, create a positive image, and foster the spirit and unity of inclusiveness.”

“During these times when a welcomed emphasis is being placed on the importance of inclusion and unified communities, I’m very proud of the fact that our hospital has a significant history of meaningful community involvement,” said Margaret Dimond, Ph.D., McLaren Oakland president and CEO. “While we’re dedicated to the health of all of Oakland County, we feel a strong connection to the city, the people of Pontiac, and its bright future. We’re grateful to be recognized with this award.”

McLaren Oakland regularly and enthusiastically supports local Pontiac initiatives by sponsoring or hosting city events and donating to give-back programs. Dimond is also a member of the McLaren Health Care Diversity and Inclusion Council, a forum of leaders from across McLaren Health Care whose aim is to champion and support diversity and inclusion initiatives for the health system’s employees and the communities it serves.

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About McLaren Oakland

McLaren Oakland is a 328-bed medical center that provides primary and specialty healthcare services to the greater Pontiac and Oakland County community. 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. With a network of more than 300 physicians, McLaren Oakland owns a network of employed physician offices throughout Oakland County and a nursing home in Lake Orion. McLaren Oakland is a Level II verified trauma center and an accredited stroke center. McLaren Oakland offers AOA approved residency and fellowship programs in anesthesiology, emergency medicine, family practice, general surgery, internal medicine, dermatology, ophthalmology, orthopedic surgery, podiatry, radiology, and otolaryngology and facial plastic surgery.

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.