McLaren Port Huron opens $2 million comprehensive heart and vascular center

PORT HURON, Mich. – McLaren Port Huron officials opened the doors to the new James C. Acheson Heart and Vascular Center Monday, Aug. 10, 2020.  The 10,000-square-foot, state-of-the-art facility offers comprehensive services to patients undergoing cardiovascular testing and procedures. 

The new, $2,175,000 center encompasses both non-invasive and invasive cardiac and vascular imaging and testing, including nuclear medicine, echocardiography, electrophysiology, stress tests and more in one convenient location. These services help diagnose patients with a range of heart conditions – including but not limited to – heart disease, heart failure, abnormal heartbeats or arrhythmia, blocked coronary arteries and circulatory problems.  

In addition to the opening of the James C. Acheson Heart and Vascular Center, a new cardiac observation unit opened in July. 

The James C. Acheson Heart and Vascular Center is one of the final phases of the five-year $161 million master facility plan that McLaren began in 2015.  It follows renovations completed in the north tower in 2019, and the opening of the new four-story, 175,000-square-foot south patient tower in 2018 and the Barbara Ann Karmanos Center Institute in 2016.

The new center was named the James C. Acheson Heart and Vascular Center in honor of the generous contributions made to McLaren Port Huron by the James C. Acheson Foundation over the years.

“Contributions to McLaren Port Huron have always been made with one purpose in mind – to save lives,” says James C. Acheson.  “The cardiovascular team at McLaren has always provided excellent care, but the comprehensive heart and vascular center – equipped with the newest technology and equipment – will undoubtedly enhance patient care.” 

“Dr. Acheson’s continued generosity and support is admirable, and we are sincerely grateful for his philanthropic efforts,” says Eric Cecava, McLaren Port Huron’s President and CEO.  “We hope his namesake on the center illustrates his unwavering commitment to the Blue Water community.”