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  • Doctor performing surgery with a team

    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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Doctor performing surgery with a team

    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...

  • MACOMB COUNTY, Mich.— McLaren Macomb, the 288-bed health care provider serving all of Macomb County, has partnered with the Sterling Heights-based Chaldean Community Foundation on a health initiative aimed to educate their community on the harmful effects of smoking and vaping. The Chaldean Community Foundation was a recent recipient of a Tobacco Control Grant from the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services. Per the MDHHS, Tobacco Control Grants are offered to “assist community members to quit...

  • Vascular surgeon Dr. Joseph Cuppari (center) after completing the first WavelinQ 4F EndoAVF System procedure at McLaren Macomb. MOUNT CLEMENS, Mich.— McLaren Macomb, the 288-bed healthcare facility serving all of Macomb County, has expanded its surgical capabilities with the addition of the WavelinQ 4F EndoAVF System, a recent innovation in endovascular arteriovenous fistula creation technology. The technology allows for the creation of an AV fistula in either the ulnar artery and ulnar vein or the radi...

  • Port Huron, MI – Donna Lepien has been named the Employee of the Month for October. She has worked at McLaren Port Huron for four years as a laundry aide. Lepien was nominated by her coworkers because she is an outstanding employee. She is a team player who sees how the small things make a big difference. When she sees someone who needs a helping hand, she does not hesitate to help them. Donna has a positive attitude, makes others feel good about themselves, and takes the time to show her appreciat...

  • Persivia’s CareSpace TM will assist McLaren to achieve even greater success in our value-based care models. The platform combines care coordination, real-time quality and utilization analytics and reporting, enhanced patient and provider engagement, and bundle payment management tools. Here are some of the clinical functionality we will realize following implementation: Automated Care Coordination work flows to improve efficiencies; allowing staff to spend more time managing patients Risk stratification...

  • MOUNT CLEMENS, Mich.— McLaren Macomb, the 288-bed health care provider serving all of Macomb County, has expanded its diagnostic imaging services to include musculoskeletal ultrasound. The noninvasive imaging technique provides physicians with high-definition, real-time images of a patient’s musculoskeletal system without exposing them to radiation that is often associated with diagnostic imaging. Used for the diagnosis of inflammation, degenerative and traumatic conditions of the bones, joints, muscles...