Stroke care at McLaren Macomb recognized with top AHA/ASA distinctions

McLaren Macomb, part of the statewide McLaren Stroke Network, has achieved the Get With The Guidelines® Stroke GOLD PLUS distinction for the third consecutive year. For its effective stroke care and efficiency in administrating that care, the hospital earned this American Heart Association/American Stroke Association recognition in acknowledgement for its consistent compliance with national quality measurements.

Additionally, McLaren Macomb earned the organization’s Honor Roll Elite for its prompt use of IV tPA, a medication to dissolve stroke-causing blood clots, and Target: Type 2 Diabetes Honor Roll, which recognizes the program for providing the latest evidence-based care to diabetic stroke patients.

“With strokes being as serious and life-threatening as they are, patients want a hospital and stroke program capable of providing the level of care they need to potentially save their life,” said Dr. Aniel Majjhoo, an interventional neurologist and medical director of the McLaren Macomb Neurosciences Institute. “Meeting and exceeding these national standards gives our patients a significant level of comfort in our program’s expertise, knowledge, and our ability to provide the best possible outcome.”

Distinction levels are determined based on programs’ compliance with the most up-to-date, evidence-based treatment guidelines set by the AHA/ASA to improve the care and clinical outcomes of stroke patients. The GOLD PLUS level — the highest achievable level — is earned by complying with these guidelines for 24 or more consecutive months.

Part of the McLaren Stroke Network, McLaren Macomb has routinely earned national recognition for its care, treatment, quality and outcomes. The most experienced stroke program in Macomb County, McLaren Macomb was the first program in Macomb County capable of performing interventional thrombectomy procedures, the standard of care set by the AHA/ASA’s guidelines.

Stroke is the fifth leading cause of death and the leading cause of adult disability in the United States. McLaren Macomb’s unique program approach allows for 24/7 initial evaluations by an interventional neurologist for all suspected stroke patients and 24/7 neuro intensive care coverage.

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