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    In Good Hands

    Liz Horrom and her husband Ken began supporting McLaren Northern Michigan many years ago when they were both nurses at the hospital. After serving as a nurse and nurse manager in various departments—including the cardiovascular unit—Liz was surprised to find herself here as a patient. Liz came down with severe stomach issues, but never imagined she could be having a heart attack. “I’m very active and usually never stop moving all day long,” said Liz, “so I was surprised.” She came to the Emergency Depar...

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    Our hospital has long been known for its heart program. Since the early days of the Burns Clinic, northern Michigan has been a place where cardiovascular patients could count on highly-trained medical professionals, cutting-edge technology, and compassionate, state-of-the-art care. Throughout our history, your gifts to the Foundation have helped build the heart and vascular program at McLaren Northern Michigan into one of the best in the nation. For the fourth year in a row, and the fifth time overall, ...

  • McLaren Northern Michigan is dedicating and naming its north pavilion entrance in honor of Martin and Lisa Sutter. The dedication is being made in honor of Mr. and Mrs. Sutter for their generous support of McLaren Northern Michigan and the Building the Future of Health Care project that will add 92 new private patient rooms and a state-of-the-art surgical center. The new wing is scheduled to open next summer. “Northern Michigan is a magical place made even more special by the exceptional care offered at ...

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    Petoskey, Mich. – July 20, 2020 McLaren Northern Michigan Foundation honored H. Gunner Deery, II, MD, Infectious Disease specialist and hospital board member, with the Jack Clark Philanthropy and Service Award in a special and unique celebration at his home on Walloon Lake. While social distancing prohibited the annual award from being presented in front of a large audience, Dr. Deery, a renowned epidemiologist and infectious disease specialist, appreciated the small gathering that included his family. ...

  • A Timely Gift

    In 1992, McLaren Northern Michigan Foundation was notified that Ron and Bettie Fenton had planned for a gift to benefit the hospital in their will. Ron passed away in 1997, and Bettie followed in 2016 at the age of 99. Just a few weeks ago, we were notified that their gift is forthcoming. Bettie and Ron certainly never could have guessed how impactful their gift would be. They couldn’t have predicted that their commitment 28 years ago would be received at a time when a global pandemic has had such a dev...

  • Smart technology was always in the plans for the New Wing of the Petoskey Campus, but when the COVID-19 pandemic hit in March, McLaren Northern Michigan fast-tracked investments in virtual technology. The Banyan Virtual Care Platform allows medical providers located in different areas of the hospital to round on patients, reducing in-person encounters and increasing safety for patients and their providers. While not originally intended as an infection control measure, it has proven invaluable to minimize...

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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...

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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...

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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...