McLaren Thumb Region earns national recognition for wound care

McLaren Thumb Region, part of McLaren Health Care and the critical access hospital providing advanced medical care for the region, has been recognized with a national award for the clinical care and patient experience provided in its wound care center. The department’s team was recognized with a National President’s Circle Award for Clinical Excellence from Healogics.

Part of the Healogic nationwide network of more than 600 wound care centers, the Wound Treatment and Hyperbaric Center at McLaren Thumb Region is one of 32 centers to earn the President’s Circle award, the highest honor presented by Healogic.

“We’re privileged to have several very dedicated clinical professionals in our wound center, all of whom show immense compassion for our patients,” said Dr. Aveline Oxholm, medical director of the Wound Treatment and Hyperbaric Center at McLaren Thumb Region. “Recognitions like this validate the standard to which we hold ourselves and reinforces our commitment to continue providing that level of care to each patient.”

Wounds left untreated or unhealed can lead to several potentially dangerous complications while also causing pain and discomfort, limiting one’s quality of life.

Administered by wound care specialists with experience in treating complex and hard-to-heal wounds, the Wound Treatment and Hyperbaric Center at McLaren Thumb Region uses advanced treatment options — including hyperbaric oxygen therapy — to provide comprehensive treatment to heal chronic wounds that result from various illnesses or injuries.

“With the pain and complications of a wound comes a significantly decreased quality of life,” said Connie Koutouzos, McLaren Thumb Region President and CEO. “This team and department are motivated by helping their patients return to the lives they enjoyed before they were slowed by their wounds, and I commend Dr. Oxholm and the team for providing such comprehensive and effective care.”

Learn more about the Wound Treatment and Hyperbaric Center and all services provided by McLaren Thumb Region at

About McLaren Thumb Region
McLaren Thumb Region is a not-for-profit provider of integrated healthcare. Founded in 1906 as Hubbard Hospital, it is a 25-bed critical access hospital located in Bad Axe, Michigan. McLaren Thumb Region serves the residents of Huron, Sanilac and Tuscola Counties and is committed to helping to shape the future of healthcare. 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, one of only 53 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