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  • Port Huron, MI – McLaren Port Huron will host its 29th Children’s Fun & Fitness Festival Saturday, March 21, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the hospital. This free event gives children the opportunity to become familiar with the hospital environment in a way that is fun, active, and geared to them.  Several interactive stations will be set up throughout the first floor lobby area, including a chance to test drive a daVinci surgical robot, a mock operating room tour, pet therapy, and a challenging obs...

  • Dr. M. Cameron Willoughby MOUNT CLEMENS, Mich.— McLaren Macomb, through its comprehensive cardiology program in the Mat Gaberty Heart Center, is the only hospital in Macomb County to offer the Watchman device for stroke prevention for patients with non-valvular atrial fibrillation, an irregular heart rhythm. The device is an alternative for patients prescribed with a long-term anticoagulant, a blood thinning medication. A minimally invasive procedure performed in the cardiac catheterization lab, once de...

  • Dr. Michael D'Almeida MOUNT CLEMENS, Mich.— Michael J. D’Almeida, DO , a general and bariatric surgeon at McLaren Macomb, has been named president and chief of the hospital’s medical staff. Dr. D’Almeida most recently served as the medical staff’s vice president and assumes the role vacated by Dr. Beth Wendt, whose term ended at the close of 2019. In this role, Dr. D’Almeida looks forward to leading the McLaren Macomb medical staff as the hospital continues to grow its services and add to its facilities...

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    Thanks to funding from the Burns Foundation, Inc., five new Little Free Libraries were installed in the busiest areas of McLaren Northern Michigan. The libraries, which hold 20-30 books each, allow patients and visitors to have free access to books that they can read (and keep if they choose) during their wait or stay at the hospital’s Petoskey Campus. The libraries can be found in four major waiting rooms and in the cafeteria. Shelves are stocked through book donations from local residents. Hospital co...

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    Port Huron, Mich. – The National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers (NAPBC), a quality program of the American College of Surgeons (ACS), has granted Three-Year Accreditation to McLaren Port Huron.  To achieve voluntary NAPBC accreditation, a breast center demonstrates compliance with the NAPBC standards that look at a center’s leadership, clinical services, research, community outreach, professional education, and quality improvement.  Breast centers seeking NAPBC accreditation undergo a...

  • Do you have the desire to make a difference? The McLaren Northern Michigan Cheboygan Campus has volunteer opportunities for those who are looking to stay busy and help community members. The first opportunity is to be a Guide at the entrance on the Cheboygan Community Medical Building. This individual will help assist patients and visitors with wayfinding, registering, and, when possible, help to transport patients and lab work. Most volunteers work a 4 hour shift per week, or can just be on-call to assi...

  • MOUNT CLEMENS, Mich.— McLaren Macomb, the 288-bed health care provider serving all of Macomb County, has earned recognition for its orthopedic spine surgery proficiency by Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan, who named the hospital a Blue Distinction Center for Spine Surgery. Blue Distinction Centers for Specialty Care is a directory created to identify facilities with proven expertise in delivering specialty care. Blue Distinction Centers are “healthcare facilities and providers recognized for their exp...

  • MOUNT CLEMENS, Mich.— McLaren Macomb, through its Mat Gaberty Heart Center, has reported exceptional clinical outcomes for patients who have undergone a transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) , a minimally invasive procedure originally introduced to replace the heart’s aortic valve in patients deemed a high- or intermediate-risk for heart surgery. Performed in the cardiac catheterization lab, patients living with severe aortic stenosis receive a TAVR to replace the malfunctioning aortic valve wit...

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    The  Barbara Ann Karmanos Cancer Institute  recognized its 2019 Heroes of Cancer at an evening reception held Nov. 6, at The Gem Theatre, in Detroit. This year's event celebrated Karmanos' 25th year of honoring individuals and organizations that have distinguished themselves and inspired others as they advocate for and raise awareness of all types of cancers. More than 150 guests gathered to pay tribute to these unsung heroes. Ann Delisi, radio/television personality and host of Ann Delisi's E...

  • Investing in the Lapeer Region's health and community McLaren Lapeer Region (MLR) is investing in the community by building at three-story, 92,000-square-foot Ambulatory Care Center on its campus, adjacent to the current hospital.  Once completed in 2021, this medical office building will house the offices of physicians from a variety of specialties, including orthopedics; otolaryngology; physical, occupational and speech therapy; neurosur...