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  • To All McLaren Employees The images that emerged last week from Minneapolis of the death of Mr. George Floyd and the resulting civil unrest across our nation are having a traumatic impact on our communities, our families and friends. Mr. Floyd’s death is a tragic reminder that there remains much work to do and more conversations to be had in order to address the continued inequities that exist in our society today. As an organization, we must commit to increased understanding of diversity and inclusion,...

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    You can never be prepared for the loss of a child. When expecting parents walk into a hospital’s obstetrics unit, they are overjoyed knowing they will come home with a new family member. But, there are tragic times when this is not always the case. At McLaren Northern Michigan, we are now able to give the gift of time to those that experience infant loss with the Cuddle Cot. Cuddle Cot is a temperature-controlled bassinet that allows a baby to spend more time by the parent’s side as they grieve. “As a m...

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    Thanks to funding from the Burns Foundation, Inc., five new Little Free Libraries were installed in the busiest areas of McLaren Northern Michigan. The libraries, which hold 20-30 books each, allow patients and visitors to have free access to books that they can read (and keep if they choose) during their wait or stay at the hospital’s Petoskey Campus. The libraries can be found in four major waiting rooms and in the cafeteria. Shelves are stocked through book donations from local residents. Hospital co...

  • Following months of planning and consideration, St. Luke’s Hospital in Maumee, Ohio and McLaren Health Care have officially signed a letter of intent to define ways that the two organizations will work together to best meet the needs of the communities they serve. The letter of intent was signed on Dec. 4 at St. Luke’s Hospital, a 312-bed facility serving Maumee, Ohio and the surrounding communities. As part of the potential integration, McLaren Health Care plans to make significant investments in St. L...

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    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...

  • Precise Treatment Spares Healthy Tissue with Fewer Side Effects McLaren Health Care is proud to introduce the newest weapon in its arsenal of cancer-fighting technology: Proton Therapy . The most powerful and precise radiation oncology treatment available to treat cancer is now provided at the McLaren Proton Therapy Center, located on the campus of the Karmanos Cancer Institute in Flint, Michigan. As one of only 28 proton therapy centers in the United States, the McLaren Proton Therapy Center features l...

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    The Oleson Foundation presented a $25,000 check to the McLaren Northern Michigan Foundation for the first installment in a matching grant for the Building the Future of Health Care Capital Campaign. The second check for $25,000 will be distributed in January. The Oleson Foundation wanted to support the construction project and liked the idea of offering a matching grant to inspire community giving. For every $1 received from an individual and designated in support of the Building the Future of Health Car...

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    Representatives of the Indian River Golf Club presented Scott Monthei with a donation of $2,996 to the Kim Monthei Breast Cancer Fund at McLaren Northern Michigan Foundation. The fund was established in memory of Kim Monthei by her family and M&M Plumbing Heating/Cooling Inc. to help breast health patients from Cheboygan County have access to important diagnostic testing and support during breast cancer treatment. The donation was from the Indian River Golf Club’s annual Ladies Invitational and the ...

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    If you’re interested in learning more about fitness or gaining lifesaving skills to help keep you and your family safe, make sure to come to the free Summer Wellness Expo from 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. on Friday, August 9 at Nub’s Nob. Come in your workout clothes and be prepared to participate as much as you want in mini-workout sessions designed specifically for you. And, if your child, or the child in you, has always wanted to see the inside of an ambulance, or how a fire truck works, then the Summer Wellness E...

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    The McLaren Northern Michigan Foundation received grants totaling $28,873 from local Community Foundations for the Oncology Nurse Navigator Program at McLaren Northern Michigan. The grants will support newly diagnosed patients navigate their cancer journey. Oncology Nurse Navigators work with approximately 2,000 newly diagnosed cancer patients from across 22 northern Michigan counties annually. Nurse Navigators ensure seamless and coordinated care among physicians, diagnostic tests, and cancer treatments...