Renamed McLaren Macomb surgery center recognizes family of local business leader

McLaren Macomb has announced that the surgery center located on the hospital’s main Mount Clemens campus will be officially known as the Joseph P. Aesy Surgery Center. The dedication and sign unveiling on October 27 follows a generous donation to the hospital by local business leader Jim George in honor and remembrance of his late father-in-law and the grandfather to his children.

George has been associated with the hospital for more than 20 years, beginning as a significant financial donor before joining the hospital’s board of directors in 2000. He was named chairman in 2015.

He joined the board at the system level of McLaren Health Care in 2011, and he was appointed board secretary in 2019.

“I’m very proud to support McLaren Macomb in a significant way given its importance to the community,” George said. “We are very fortunate to have this world-class facility providing health care to local residents close to home.”

The $3 million donation to support the construction and naming of the surgery center is the latest in his continuing dedication to McLaren Macomb and its mission to provide world-class health care to the Macomb County community.

“Jim George’s dedication, leadership and support of our organization has thoroughly solidified his spot as a significant piece of our hospital’s history,” said Tom Brisse, president and CEO of McLaren Macomb. “His and his family’s continuing support of the community’s health care, and also choosing to dedicate the surgery center in honor of his father-in-law speaks highly to the family’s collective character.”

Opened in 2005 following two years of construction, the two-story surgery center at McLaren Macomb represented a 151,000-square-foot expansion of the hospital, the most significant project in the hospital’s history at that time, adding leading edge surgical technology across ten operating rooms (among several more exam rooms) capable of accommodating a range of procedures performed by the hospital’s staff of surgeons.

About McLaren Macomb

McLaren Macomb is a 288-bed acute care hospital located in Mount Clemens, Mich. More than 400 physicians and nearly 2,000 employees work at McLaren Macomb making it one of Macomb County’s top employers. McLaren Macomb provides a full range of services, including cancer and cardiovascular care. As Macomb County’s first verified trauma center, the hospital operates the busiest emergency department in Macomb County and is also an accredited chest pain center. McLaren Macomb has a rich history of providing high quality, compassionate health care and holds a strong position in the community it serves. To learn more, visit

About McLaren Health Care

McLaren Health Care, headquartered in Grand Blanc, Michigan, is a $6 billion, fully integrated health care delivery system committed to quality, evidence-based patient care and cost efficiency. The McLaren system includes 15 hospitals in Michigan and Ohio, ambulatory surgery centers, imaging centers, a 490-member employed primary and specialty care physician network, commercial and Medicaid HMOs covering more than 588,000 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 51 National Cancer Institute-designated comprehensive cancer centers in the U.S. McLaren has 28,000 full-, part-time and contracted employees and more than 90,000 network providers throughout Michigan, Indiana and Ohio. Learn more at