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  • Port Huron, MI – Randall Ferdig has been named the Employee of the Month for September. Ferdig has worked at McLaren Port Huron for 3 years as an RN on 4 South. Ferdig was nominated by his peers because he exemplifies the hospital values. He always goes above and beyond for his patients, advocating for them and making sure they have everything they need. No matter the circumstances, Ferdig always presents a calm, pleasant, positive attitude and is great at diffusing a tense situation with humor. He is a ...

  • ProMedica’s Paramount health plan has notified McLaren St. Luke’s of its plans to terminate the hospital’s in-network provider status, effective January 1, 2021. The move would effectively prohibit thousands of northwest Ohio residents covered by Paramount health plans from receiving care from McLaren St. Luke’s or its affiliated physician practice, WellCare Physicians Group, by subjecting them to higher, out-of-pocket costs. As a result of ProMedica’s decision, many patients who have come to depend on M...

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    Susan Eggly, Ph.D., professor and a member of the Population Studies and Disparities Research Program at the Barbara Ann Karmanos Cancer Institute and Wayne State University (WSU) School of Medicine has been selected as winner of the Anthony and Joyce Danielski Kales Endowed Faculty Award for Innovative Cancer Researcher for her research into communication between black cancer patients and their medical oncologists. Dr. Eggly said she is very honored to receive the award, which she said was unexpected. ...

  • October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Breast Cancer is the most common form of cancer for women. In fact, according to the American Cancer Society, nearly 300,000 women are diagnosed with breast cancer each year. Although death contributed to breast cancer has declined, it is still the second highest cancer death among women. At McLaren Northern Michigan, we want to remind our community that early detection saves lives. Mammograms can help find breast cancer early, when treatments are more likely to ...

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    Breast Cancer Awareness Month gets plenty of attention. The question is, are women acting on the plea to get their annual mammogram? Across the country, and right here in mid-Michigan, patients continue to delay and avoid medical care, even routine life-saving screenings.   “As a physician I cannot stress enough the importance of early detection and how key it is to breast cancer survival,” said Ashley Richardson, DO, a breast surgical oncologist at McLaren Flint. “Survival outcomes depend largely ...

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    Several physicians from the Barbara Ann Karmanos Cancer Institute have been named to HOUR Detroit's 2020 Top Doctors list, which appears in the October 2020 edition of Hour Detroit Magazine. Each year, the publication conducts an online peer-to-peer review survey to determine the top physicians in southeastern Michigan. The publication requires hospitals only to list active "primary" physicians, even though others have privileges. Physicians are nominated and voted on by their peers. The M.D.'s or D.O.'...

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    The Barbara Ann Karmanos Cancer Institute is pleased to announce that its National Cancer Institute (NCI) Core Grant has been renewed. This renewal extends Karmanos’ prestigious NCI designation through 2025. Karmanos is among 51 centers nationwide to receive this designation. NCI-designated cancer centers are characterized by scientific excellence and the capability to integrate a diversity of research approaches to focus on the problem of cancer. They play a vital role in advancing towards the goal of ...

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    McLaren Northern Michigan is pleased to welcome board-certified cardiologist, David Ternes, DO, to Michigan Heart & Vascular Specialists. Born and raised in Michigan, Dr. Ternes began his health care career right out of high school as a patient transporter and continuing his career in health care to others areas of the hospital. Dr. Ternes received his medical degree for Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine. He completed his Internal Medicine and Cardiology residency at McLaren ...

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    McLaren Northern Michigan is excited to offer 3D Mammography in Petoskey. Utilizing advanced breast tomosynthesis technology, the new exam is clinically proven to significantly increase the detection of breast cancers by 41 percent. In conventional 2D Mammography, overlapping tissue is a leading reason why small breast cancers may be missed and normal tissue may appear abnormal, leading to callbacks. With the new three-dimensional method of imaging, callbacks for tissue overlap are reduced by 40 percent....

  • Port Huron, MI – Kurt Brinker has been named the Employee of the Month for August. Brinker has worked at McLaren Port Huron for 15 years, and is the physical therapist lead for inpatient care.  Brinker was nominated by his peers because he exemplifies the hospital values and always does what’s best for patients and coworkers. Brinker cares about his patients. You can always find him with a patient laughing, encouraging them and reassuring them they are safe and doing great. When a patient has a nee...