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    Residents and community leaders of all ages gathered together on Monday, January 20, 2020, at McLaren Oakland to share their dreams and hear stories of triumph, as they celebrated the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Following the Greater Pontiac Community Coalition’s MLK Unity March from the Phoenix Center, participants gathered in the hospital lobby for a continental breakfast and special ceremony. McLaren Oakland served as a sponsor of the 2020 Greater Pontiac Community Coalition’s Unit...

  • Doctor performing surgery with a team

    A 20-minute test performed once every 3 years could save the lives of thousands of women. Cervical cancer is the fourth most common cancer in the world. Each year, it kills more than 4,000 women. “It doesn’t have to be that way,” says Eliza Newbury, DO, Primary Care Physician at McLaren Northern Michigan Family Medicine. During January’s Cervical Cancer Awareness Month, McLaren reminds women that routine testing saves lives.“Cervical cancer is one of the most preventable types of cancer,” Dr. Newbury sa...

  • Doctor performing surgery with a team

    McLaren Northern Michigan was awarded with an ‘A’ safety rating from the Leapfrog Group for the fall 2019 Hospital Safety Grade. The Leapfrog Group, a nonprofit organization, is dedicated to driving quality, safety, and transparency in the nation’s health care system. Using 28 measures of publicly available hospital safety data, The Leapfrog Group assigns grades of A, B, C, D, and F to more than 2,600 hospitals twice a year. The methodology and results of the grading are fully transparent and the result...

  • McLaren Flint Makes Temporary Changes to Visitor Policy Due to Widespread Flu Across Michigan   For the safety of patients, visitors and staff, McLaren Flint is implementing temporary visitor restrictions to limit the spread of influenza and other respiratory infections. Influenza is currently reported as widespread across the state of Michigan. Visitors, especially children, may not know they have the flu. They may not be showing flu symptoms and can easily pass the flu on to others. Patients are ...

  • A 20-minute test performed once every 3 years could save the lives of thousands of women. Cervical cancer is the fourth most common cancer in the world. Each year, it kills more than 4,000 women. “It doesn’t have to be that way,” says Heather Fryers, a Family Nurse Practitioner who sees patients at McLaren Caro Region Family Medicine at 220 E. Frank Street. During January’s Cervical Cancer Awareness Month, McLaren reminds women that routine testing saves lives. “Cervical cancer is one of the most preven...

  • Doctor performing surgery with a team

    The northern Michigan community is experiencing an increase in influenza cases. McLaren Northern Michigan hospital is limiting visitor access to those over 12 years of age and patient’s immediate family only. If you or a household member is exhibiting flu-like symptoms, we ask that you do not visit the hospital. Individuals are contagious 24 hours before symptoms appear. All visitors are required to use quality hand-hygiene when entering the hospital and masks are available. We are monitoring the influen...

  • Doctor performing surgery with a team

    McLaren Fenton, McLaren’s location at 2420 Owen Road in Fenton, is in the second phase of a major makeover that will change health care for southern Genesee and Northern Livingston County residents. The first phase is now complete and involved the renovation of one-half of the building to update the office space for several physician practices, imaging services, including 3-D mammography, and an on-site lab. Phase two will include the completion of a freestanding emergency department slated to open in M...

  • Port Huron, MI – Kristi White has been named the Employee of the Month for December. White has worked at McLaren Port Huron for eight years and is currently a clinical IT analyst. White was nominated by her peers because she is a perfect example of an exemplary employee and coworker who should be acknowledged for her outstanding performance, superior dedication and positive attitude. White motivates her coworkers to go above and beyond to meet and exceed customers’ expectations. She is an inspiring pers...

  • McLaren Caro Region is pleased to welcome Howard Nitz as the new Program Therapist at their Senior Life Solutions program. Senior Life Solutions, an intensive outpatient group therapy program, is designed to meet the unique needs of older adults typically ages 65 and older struggling with age-related depression, anxiety, difficult life transitions, a recent health diagnosis, or the loss of a loved one. As Program Therapist, Howard, will be responsible for providing therapeutic services for patients util...

  • 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...