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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...

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    The Offield Family Pavilion 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 182,000 square foot new hospital wing, adding an expanded 24-bed Intensive Care Unit, 34-bed cardiovascular unit, 34-bed medical/surgical/trauma unit and 12 observation beds. Plus, 10 operatin...

  • Doctor performing surgery with a team

    Summer Safety Tips

    Northern Michigan is known for its beautiful lakes, breath-taking trails and delicious restaurants. Stay safe this summer while enjoy all Northern Michigan has to offer. Jessica Panoff, PA-C, with McLaren Northern Michigan MedCenter in Petoskey. Always Wear a Lifejacket • Nearly 85% of individuals who drown while boating were not wearing a lifejacket. • Two-thirds of drowning victims are considered good swimmers. Check Water Temperature – How Cold is Too Cold? • Here’s a guide for water temperature and ...

  • Men's Health Month

    According to the United States Census Bureau, men under 40 years old often skip seeing their doctor regularly, more than older men and women. Additionally, serious medical conditions can be prevented with routine physicals, for men over 40 years old. McLaren Northern Michigan continues its ongoing commitment to raising awareness about men’s health in the month of June. The month of June marks the start of Men’s Health Month, which encourages men and boys to take control of their health. To stay healthy, ...

  • Be Aware, BE FAST

    Stroke symptoms are always an emergency, even during COVID-19. McLaren implemented extreme safety precautions for COVID-19 that go beyond its already stringent standards. Those measures include separating patients with COVID-19 symptoms, screening everyone who enters its facilities for symptoms, and more frequently disinfecting high-touch areas. Strokes are the fifth-leading cause of death in the United States and cause the highest number of long-term disabilities. Once a blood vessel bursts or is block...

  • Skin cancer is the most common cancer in the United States and worldwide. Make sure you know what to look for when it comes to melanoma and a concerning spot. "The best way to check for cancerous spots is to follow the ABCDE criteria," said Lance Edgerton, FNP, family medicine specialist with McLaren Northern Michigan. A stands for asymmetry B stands for border C stands for color D stands for diameter E is for enlargement or evolution If a spot is not symmetrical, has jagged edges, is different colors, ...

  • Doctor performing surgery with a team

    Jon Sangeorzan, MD, infectious diseases physician at McLaren Northern Michigan, answers your COVID-19 vaccine frequently asked questions.  How did they make these vaccines so quickly?      > Messenger-RNA (mRNA) vaccine technology has been in the works for decades, but received more attention with the start of the pandemic and got more funding.      > Manufacturing started while the clinical trials were still underway, (but not released for use until their safety...

  • National Nurses Week, held May 6-12 each year, is a time to recognize the immense contributions and positive impact of the over 4 million nurses in America. One nurse in particular has made history for health care, and is the namesake of McLaren Health Care. Magaret Eliza McLaren, RN, was a nursing leader. She was the first nurse, and one of only a few women in the nation, to have a hospital named after them. Margaret was born in 1888 in Kent, Ontario, Canada. She led a simple life, and at the age of 16,...