Guardian Angel Program

A tribute to a caregiver who made a difference

Are you looking for a way to thank those who cared for you or your family member at McLaren Northern Michigan or one of our affiliates? Many times, patients are so grateful for the compassionate care they received that they wish to honor their caregiver in a formal way. The Guardian Angel Program gives grateful patients and their loved ones the opportunity to support McLaren Northern Michigan while paying tribute to caregivers who made a difference during the patients' visit or stay.

You can honor your caregiver by making an honorary gift through our Guardian Angel Program.

When you make a donation in honor of a member of our staff who has made your experience an exceptional one, your Guardian Angel will:

  • Be recognized publicly among their peers for their exemplary care.
  • Receive your message of thanks.
  • Be presented with a certificate and a lapel pin to wear proudly.
Funds received through the program will be utilized where the need is greatest unless otherwise stated.

Your gift will support the mission of McLaren Northern Michigan: To provide health care as we would for our own family members.

Join the Guardian Angel Program by nominating the special person who has made your experience better.

Click here to donate by printing and mailing in the form

Congratulations to our 2023 Guardian Angel Recipients

  • Kristen N. Bova, BSN, RN
  • Marko Broz, RN
  • Dr. Katie Lynn Fulcher
  • Cardiovascular Unit
  • Emergency Department
  • Dr. Gordon M. Olmstead
  • Joan C. Shepherd, RN, ACM
  • Inpatient Rehab Unit
  • Dr. Nicholas Morelli
  • Jeff Carr, RN
  • Sandra Kollien, CAN
  • Reverend Gregory Lepianka
  • John Putkamer, BSW
  • Barbara Rigg, LPN
  • Martha R Berish
  • Danielle Boehm
  • Dr. Marc A. Feeley
  • Katherine Krajniak, RN
  • Jessica Srebnik, RN
  • Dr. Stephen Mattichak
  • Nicklaus Jaggi, RN
  • Allie Jepsen, RN
  • Stephanie King, BSN, RN
  • Jason Barkley, PT
  • Susan Stanek, CAN
  • Emilea Rajkovich, RN
  • Gretchen D. Lamarche, BSN, RN
  • Amy Diehl BSN, RN
  • Jessica Temple, RN
  • Douglas L. Hill, BSN, RN
  • Benjamin McMurray, RN
  • Michael Weber, RN
  • Intensive Care Unit
  • Ruthie McDonald

Northern Cardiovascular Unit Staff
Congratulations to the Cardiovascular Unit! They were recognized with a Guardian Angel Award for their excellent care of patients!!


McLaren Northern Michigan Cardiology Staff
Congratulations to Dr. Salah El-Bash! Dr. El-Bash is a cardiologist and was recently recognized with a Guardian Angel award for his outstanding care of patients. Thank you for everything you do!