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  • McLaren Bay Region has received the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association’s Get With The Guidelines® Target: Stroke Honor Roll Elite Silver Plus Quality Achievement Award. The award recognizes the hospital’s commitment to ensuring stroke patients receive the most appropriate treatment according to nationally recognized, research-based guidelines based on the latest scientific evidence. McLaren Bay Region earned the award by meeting specific quality achievement measures for the diagnosis...

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    On May 11, more than 100 guests and supporters came together for the 22 nd straight year and raised more than $7,500 to benefit health care workers and volunteers who aid people nearing the end of their lives. To date, the Nancy Streber Memorial Golf Classic — which this year and for most of its history has been played at Heather Hills Golf Club in Romeo — raised more than $100,000 for the cause, the proceeds of which go to the McLaren Hospice & Homecare Foundation. “We are grateful for the unwaveri...

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    McLaren Central Michigan (MCM) received an “A” grade, the highest score possible, in the Spring 2019 Hospital Safety Score SM report. MCM is the only hospital in the area to score an “A” for Spring 2019.. The Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade uses national performance measures from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), the Leapfrog Hospital Survey and other supplemental data sources. Safety Grades (formerly known as Hospital Safety Scores) are assigned to over 2,600 general acute-care hos...

  • McLaren Caro Region is pleased to announce it has received MPRO’s 2019 Governor’s Award of Excellence for outstanding achievement in Effective Reporting and Measurement for Critical Access Hospitals. McLaren Caro Region received the award for improving their influenza vaccination rates as well as administering aspirin to patients who present with symptoms of a heart attack. This year, more than 130 Michigan hospitals, physician practices, nursing homes, inpatient psychiatric facilities, ambulatory surge...

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    The National Safe Sleep Hospital Certification Program was created by Cribs for Kids. Its goal is to award recognition to hospitals that demonstrate a commitment to community leadership for best practices and education in infant sleep safety. By becoming certified, a hospital is demonstrating that it is committed to the mission of making babies as safe as possible in their sleep environments and eliminating as many sleep related deaths as possible. “To successfully reduce sleep related infant deaths in ...

  • McLaren Flint's knee and hip replacement program continues to deliver high-quality care to patients. The Medical Center has been designated as a Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan Blue Distinction Center+ for Knee and Hip Replacement. The Blue Distinction Centers for Specialty Care's program is a national designation awarded by Blue Cross and Blue Shield companies to medical facilities that have demonstrated expertise in delivering quality specialty care - and includes robust quality measures focused on...

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    The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) announced February 1, 2019 that McLaren Northern Michigan has been awarded a 5-star rating, the highest rating possible for quality and safety. McLaren Northern Michigan has received a 5-star rating consecutively since the first hospital Star Ratings began in 2016. A total of 3,725 hospitals nationwide were included in the analysis, which ranked hospitals from one to five stars based on distinct measures broken down into 7 categories, including mortal...

  • McLaren Health Care Corporation officials announced today the appointment of Todd Burch to the position of President and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of McLaren Northern Michigan hospital in Petoskey, MI. Burch brings more than 16 years of executive leadership experience within hospitals, health systems, and managed care organizations. “A national executive search produced a slate of highly qualified candidates. While always a difficult decision, Todd stood out as a proven leader in health care with a ...

  • PORT HURON, Mich . -- When most people visit a doctor’s office or a hospital, it is expected that a nurse or aide might enter the room and take a blood pressure reading, or use a thermometer to take a temperature reading.  For most children and adults, this is not a painful or difficult experience. It is, in fact, routine. Not so for someone with autism or other special needs. McLaren Port Huron recently began implementing, hospital-wide, its new Levi’s Link program to improve the hospital experien...

  • McLaren Bay Medical Foundation will host the fourth annual 5K Walk/Run on Saturday, May 4, 2019 at Uptown Bay City. The 5K Walk/Run will take place at 9:00 a.m., with awards given to the top finisher in each age category. Medals will also be awarded to all finishers. Snacks and beverages will be provided after the event, and all participants will be entered into a random prize drawing that will take place after race. New this year, participants can opt to register for a Virtual 5K Walk/Run, where partic...