McLaren Oakland re-verified as a Level II trauma center

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McLaren Oakland, the 318-bed Pontiac-based hospital serving all of Oakland County, has earned re-verification as a Level II trauma center. Requiring re-verification every three years, this designation is earned after a thorough onsite evaluation of the hospital’s process and staff credentials by the Committee on Trauma of the American College of Surgeons.

McLaren Oakland has maintained its trauma verification uninterrupted for more than 20 years, with this re-verification remaining valid until September of 2025.

“We’re very fortunate to have a dedicated team of very skilled caregivers who have proven their commitment to support our community with this potentially lifesaving care,” said Tracey Franovich, McLaren Oakland president and CEO. “We’re proud to be in the position to continue providing this critical service to the City of Pontiac and all of Oakland County.”

To achieve trauma center verification, medical centers must meet the rigorous—yet essential—criteria that ensure the capabilities and institutional performance standards set by the American College of Surgeons.

“Every re-verification renews our promise to the community and our commitment to provide it with a much needed and in-demand trauma service,” said Dr. Jason Pasley, surgeon and trauma program medical director at McLaren Oakland. “Re-verification is a meticulous and exacting process, and it’s an accomplishment to be celebrated and shared amongst all of our clinical professionals working with the trauma program.”

McLaren Oakland commitment includes having trauma surgeons in-house 24 hours a day, seven days a week, allowing for patients to be examined immediately upon arrival, besting the national standard of being evaluated within 15 minutes.

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About McLaren Oakland

McLaren Oakland is a 318-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 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.

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.