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  • To recruit and retain top talent to care for the residents of Northern Michigan, McLaren has launched a new Student Loan Repayment Program. This program is designed to help provide up to $12,000 of tax-free student loan repayment benefits to all full- and part-time McLaren Northern Michigan employees who completed a degree program. The hospital is partnering with Goodly, a third-party service provider that specializes in the repayment of student loans. “As a forward-thinking employer, we felt it was impo...

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    Eric F. Krohn, DO, Orthopedic Surgeon, has joined McLaren Northern Michigan Orthopedic Services located at 560 West Mitchell Street, Suite 560, in Petoskey, MI. Dr. Krohn was born in Maryland but raised in Washington state. He received his medical degree from Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine in Erie, PA, completed his residency at Good Samaritan Regional Medical Center in Corvallis, OR and finally a fellowship in pediatric orthopedics at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, MI. Dr. Krohn alw...

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    McLaren Northern Michigan is addressing the need for behavioral health services in our region by developing the Justin A. Borra Behavioral Health Center. Thanks to funding from the State of Michigan and generous donors, plans are moving forward to renovate the McLaren Northern Michigan Cheboygan Campus to house a new 16-bed adult inpatient behavioral health unit and partial hospitalization program. These new behavioral health services will offer a continuum of care to help address the local and regional...

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    The Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) has approved McLaren Health Care for a Family Medicine Residency Rural Training Tract (RTT) program primarily based in Petoskey. The residency program is a 1 + 2 program where family medicine residents start their first year at an urban hospital (McLaren Flint Family Medicine Residency) and complete their second and third-year training at a rural setting (McLaren Northern Michigan). There will be two residents per year. The first residents ...

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    The Offield Family Pavilion, a four-story, 182,000 sq. foot addition, features: Private patient rooms. Expanded 24-bed Intensive Care Unit, 34-bed Cardiovascular Unit, new 34-bed Orthopedic/Surgical Unit and 12 observation beds- all equipped with smart technology 10 new operating room suites with 4K technology and a new sterilization processing department Convenient parking close to the new main entrance Improved wayfinding with letter and color-coded signs from the parking lot to the hospital entrances...

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    Lawrence Colby Ward Jr., DO, Orthopedic Surgeon, has joined McLaren Northern Michigan Orthopedic Services located at 560 West Mitchell Street, Suite 560, in Petoskey, MI. Dr. Ward was born in San Jose California, but grew up in Rochester, Michigan. Northern Michigan has always been a very special place for him, as he spent nearly all of his summers in the Petoskey/Charlevoix area where most of his family resides. Dr. Ward received his medical degree from Michigan State University College of Osteopathic ...

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    Urologist Matthew A. Rohloff, DO, has joined McLaren Northern Michigan Urology Services located at 560 West Mitchell Street, Suite 160, in Petoskey, MI. Raised in Walled Lake, Michigan, Dr. Rohloff received his bachelor’s degree in physiology at Michigan State University Honors College in East Lansing. He received his medical degree from Edward Via College of Osteopathic Medicine Spartanburg, South Carolina and completed five years of residency training in urology from the University of Michigan Health –...

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    Neurosurgeon Justin Thomas, DO, has joined McLaren Northern Michigan Neurosciences, located at 560 West Mitchell Street, Suite 340, in Petoskey, MI. Raised in the metro Detroit area, Dr. Thomas attended Michigan State University for his undergraduate degrees. He received his medical degree from the Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine and completed his specialty training in neurosurgery through the Michigan State University College of Human Medicine at Ascension Providence-Providence...

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    McLaren Northern Michigan earned the American Heart Association’s Get With The Guidelines® - Stroke GOLD PLUS with Honor Roll Elite Plus , recognizing the hospital’s commitment to ensuring stroke patients receive the most appropriate treatment according to nationally recognized, research-based guidelines. Each year program participants apply for the AHA award recognition by demonstrating how their organization has committed to providing quality care for stroke patients. In addition to following treatment...

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    McLaren Northern Michigan Foundation honored Karen DenBesten, MD; Steve Eibling, and Moon Seagren with the Jack Clark Philanthropy and Service Award at a celebration July 19. The award was presented by Elise Fisher, Chair of the McLaren Northern Michigan Foundation Board of Trustees. “Traditionally the Jack Clark Award is only given to one person each year,” said Fisher. “But in 2021, we decided there were several individuals we wanted to honor. Each of them has made an incredible impact on McLaren North...