McLaren Oakland Nurse Receives Prestigious Nightingale Award

Congratulations to Deborah White, RN, a nurse at McLaren Oakland, who has been selected by Oakland University to receive the Nightingale Award for Nursing Excellence in the category of Staff Nurse Practice.

White was just one of 10 individuals and 10 runners-up to be honored at the prestigious awards ceremony on May 10, 2018 at the San Marino Club in Troy. The awards were created as a way to spotlight nurses from a variety of clinical roles who go above and beyond in their care for their patients and their families.

More than 700 nurses, physicians and administrators, as well as family members and nursing supporters attended this year’s awards ceremony.

“McLaren Oakland is fortunate to have Deb White on staff,” said Calandra Anderson, RN, MBA, chief nursing officer at McLaren Oakland. “She exemplifies an outstanding employee who delivers the best care to every patient, every day. Deb is focused on quality and serves as a great role model for our nursing environment.”

Along with this recognition, White will receive a check for $1,000, a solid bronze statue of Florence Nightingale and a special Nightingale ceremonial pin. Nominees were nominated by their peers, supervisors, friends and patients in recognition for their superior service and expertise.

“Receiving the Florence Nightingale award has been a wonderful experience,” said White. “To be recognized for my hard work and dedication to my patients is truly an honor. This has been the most exciting time in my nursing career.”

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, as well as an inpatient hospital 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 verified trauma center and an accredited stroke center. To learn more, visit

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.