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    McLaren Northern Michigan is pleased to welcome board-certified interventional cardiologist, David Dobies, MD, FACC, to Michigan Heart & Vascular Specialists. Dr. Dobies received his medical degree from Michigan State University College of Human Medicine. He completed his Internal Medicine internship at Community Hospital East in Indianapolis and his residency at Indiana University. Dr. Dobies completed his Cardiology fellowship at William Beaumont Hospital and an Interventional Cardiology fellowship...

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    McLaren Northern Michigan is pleased to welcome Quentin Doperalski, DO, to the Infectious Diseases service. Dr. Doperalski received his medical degree from Touro College of Osteopathic Medicine in New York. He completed his Internal Medicine residency at Genesys Regional Medical Center and Infectious Diseases fellowship at the University of California San Francisco – Fresno. After his three year residency in Grand Blanc, Dr. Doperalski knew he wanted to practice medicine in Michigan. “My wife and I enjoy...

  • Doctor performing surgery with a team

    Primary Care Provider Katie Martin, PA-C, has joined the practice of Paula DeKeyser, DO, and Donald Watson, DO, at McLaren Northern Michigan Internal & Family Medicine, located at 740 S. Main Street Suite 2D in the Cheboygan Community Medical Center. Katie received a Bachelor of Science in Nutritional Science from Michigan State University and attended the Physician Assistant Program at Mercer University in Atlanta, Georgia where she received her Master of Medical Science. Born in Marquette and raise...

  • Julia Libcke, CNO MOUNT CLEMENS, Mich.— McLaren Macomb, the 288-bed acute care hospital serving all of Macomb County, has opened a step down unit for patients who require an advanced level of care. Step down units provide an intermediate level of nursing care to patients who no longer require the level of care provided in an intensive care unit (ICU) but whose needs still demand additional nursing resources beyond a general medical-surgical nursing unit. The opening of the step down unit will create mor...

  • Dr. Justin Stenz MOUNT CLEMENS, Mich.— Interventional radiology at McLaren Macomb, the 288-bed acute care hospital serving all of Macomb County, has expanded its services to include the TIPS procedure to reduce the effects of portal hypertension, a high blood pressure condition in the liver. Transjugular intrahepatic portosystemic shunt (TIPS) is a minimally invasive procedure that creates a new blood vessel in the liver to relieve the pressure. Cirrhosis can lead to high blood pressure in the veins tha...

  • Doctor performing surgery with a team

    Sepsis is the third leading cause of death in the United States, but few Americans know the signs and symptoms. McLaren Northern Michigan is looking to change that. On Wednesday, September 11 at 5:30 p.m. at the John & Marnie Demmer Wellness Pavilion and Dialysis Center, located at 820 Arlington Avenue in Petoskey, the community is invited to learn about this often preventable and treatable condition to help save a life. Created by Sepsis Alliance, the nation’s leading sepsis organization, the presen...

  • Doctor performing surgery with a team

    Best Regional Hospital and Numerous Service Line Awards McLaren Flint, the 378-bed tertiary hospital serving all of Genesee County, has been recognized as a top 10 Southeast Michigan hospital by U.S. News & World Report in its 2019-20 Best Hospitals ranking. Now in its 30th year, inclusion in the distinguished ranking demonstrates a healthcare provider’s proficiency in the delivery of its care and the resulting patient experience and outcome. McLaren Flint was also ranked No. 13 hospital in Michigan...

  • Doctor performing surgery with a team

    Best Regional Hospitals and "High Ranking" and Performance Awards McLaren Health Care hospitals across Michigan have been recognized as high performers by U.S. News & World Report in its 2019-2020 Best Hospitals ranking. McLaren Flint, McLaren Greater Lansing, McLaren Bay Region, McLaren Port Huron and McLaren Northern Michigan were all named as high performing in numerous specialties, procedures and conditions (specific rankings noted below). McLaren Flint is also recognized among the Top 10 Hospit...

  • Port Huron, MI – McLaren Port Huron and its health care partners have awarded $29,000 in scholarships to 16 students pursuing degrees in professions represented in the hospital and the community. Since 1988, 478 recipients have received $559,750 through the scholarship program. Scholarships are funded by the McLaren Port Huron Auxiliary, McLaren Port Huron Employees That Care Club, McLaren Port Huron Foundation, and McLaren Port Huron employees. The 2019 scholarship recipients are: McLaren Port Huron Au...

  • MOUNT CLEMENS, Mich.— McLaren Macomb president and CEO Tom Brisse is among the six members of the class of 2019 to be inducted into the Macomb Hall of Fame. Founded in 2000 by the Macomb County Chamber and Macomb Foundation, the hall has inducted less than 100 local leaders who “have made outstanding contributions to improving the economic, family and community life of Macomb County.” Tom Brisse Born, raised and making his home for many years in Macomb County, Brisse assumed the role of president and CE...