McLaren Port Huron Reverified as a Level III Trauma Center by American College of Surgeons

McLaren Port Huron, part of statewide McLaren Health Care and the only nationally verified trauma center in St. Clair County, has earned reverification as a Level III trauma center. Requiring reverification every three years, this credential is earned following a thorough onsite evaluation of the hospital’s processes, staff credentials, patient outcomes, and compliance to trauma standards by the American College of Surgeons Committee on Trauma.

McLaren Port Huron has maintained its trauma verification uninterrupted since 2016.

“We feel very fortunate to have the dedication of a very skilled team of providers and caregivers, all of whom have proven their commitment to supporting the community with potentially lifesaving care,” said Eric Cecava, McLaren Port Huron President and CEO. “We are grateful to be able to continue providing this critical service to our home community.”

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.

“With every reverification process, we renew our promise to the community to maintain this vital service for those who find themselves suddenly in need of this crucial type of care,” said Dr. John Brooks, McLaren Port Huron Chief Medical Officer. “The process is precise and exacting, and it is an accomplishment to be recognized and shared among the clinical professionals whose exceptional abilities provide for the wellbeing of St. Clair County.”

McLaren Port Huron met the criteria through its ability to “provide prompt assessment, resuscitation, surgery, intensive care, and stabilization of injury” to patients in an emergency situation. The hospital’s ER is staffed and equipped to provide immediate care 24/7 by emergency physicians, and also have the availability of general surgeons, anesthesiology, radiology services, and operating room staff.

The hospital also has a transfer agreement with McLaren Macomb, a Level II Trauma Center, and other specialty care centers should patients require more comprehensive care.

Learn more about the level of care offered in the McLaren Port Huron emergency department at

About McLaren Port Huron
McLaren Port Huron is a 186-bed non-profit hospital located in Port Huron, Michigan, with a strong history of providing quality, compassionate care to residents living in St. Clair and Sanilac counties. It has earned repeated recognition for both clinical excellence and patient safety from nationally renowned health care rating organizations. McLaren Port Huron provides a full range of services, including cardiovascular care, award-winning cancer services through the Karmanos Cancer Institute, orthopedic services, and general, bariatric and robotic-assisted surgeries. The hospital is nationally verified as a Level III Trauma Center and operates the busiest Emergency Department in St. Clair County. Other services include family birthing services and the only accredited sleep center in the region. In addition to its main campus in Port Huron, the hospital operates community health centers in Marysville, Yale, Lexington, and St. Clair. 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