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  • A local organization sends love to hospital-bound children on Valentine’s Day. It’s more than just a teddy bear. A trip to the hospital can be frightening for anyone. But for children, it can feel especially lonely. This was the motivation behind UR My Valentine from U CAN-CER VIVE , the local organization founded by siblings Kelley and Ryan LaFontaine of the LaFontaine Automotive Group. Days before Valentine’s Day, a well-wishing U CAN-CER VIVE team made a delivery of teddy bears to McLaren Clarkston t...

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    Diane Wenninger, BSN, MSA, has been named chief nursing officer at McLaren Oakland, the 328-bed acute care hospital in Pontiac. She assumes her role effective January 6, 2020. “McLaren Oakland is an outstanding place to receive care and I am excited to work with a very caring and committed nursing staff,” Wenninger said. “I look forward to collaborating with our physicians and teams to continually advance our care and services.” Wenninger brings years of nursing experience to her position, most recently...

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    McLaren Clarkston announced today that Carrie Wheeler, manager of specialty services at the Clarkston campus on Sashabaw, will serve a one-year term as the president of the Clarkston Area Chamber of Commerce. Ms. Wheeler has been a supporter of the Clarkston community for many years. She has been a member of the Clarkston Area Chamber of Commerce for 11 years and in November of this year was awarded the President’s Award. This award is given to the Chamber member that the current president feels best ex...

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    McLaren Oakland announced today that Kris Miller, Sr. Marketing Specialist for the hospital, will serve a second one-year term as the president of the Waterford Area Chamber of Commerce. Ms. Miller completed her first year as president in 2019 and was re-nominated for a second term after the death of the vice president of the board of directors, Adam Apfelblat of Michigan Chiropractic, late last year. Ms. Miller has been a supporter of the Waterford area for many years. She was co-chair for two Waterfor...

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    Theodore Ruza, DO, has accepted the position as medical director of the $1.3 million expanded senior behavioral health unit at McLaren Oakland. Prior to joining the McLaren medical staff, Dr. Ruza worked as the director of Botsford Senior Assessment Center since 2007 and acted as Botsford General Hospital’s 2002 Chief of Staff. Dr. Ruza still resides as a clinical instructor for medical students at Michigan State University in East Lansing. Ruza continues to be very prominent within the field of psychia...

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    In July 2019, Shivajee Nallamothu, DO, FAOAO , has joined McLaren Medical Group working at the McLaren Oakland Orthopedic Surgery office and McLaren Oakland, a 338-bed medical center dedicated to providing healthcare services to individuals in Pontiac and the surrounding Oakland County area. Leading up to him joining the McLaren Medical Group team, Dr. Nallamothu received his medical degree in orthopedic medicine from Michigan State University in 1994 and continued on to complete his internship and resi...

  • Our goal at Lake Orion Nursing and Rehabilitation Center is to provide the best possible care for our residents. It is an honor to be named by US News and World Report as one of the best nursing homes in Metro Detroit area. We are so proud of our amazing staff and team who work so well together to earn this recognition! Please take a minute to read this on U.S. News .

  • Our goal at Lake Orion Nursing and Rehabilitation Center is to provide the best possible care for our residents. It is an honor to be named by US News and World Report as one of the best nursing homes in Metro Detroit area. We are so proud of our amazing staff and team who work so well together to earn this recognition! Please take a minute to read this on U.S. News .

  • McLaren Oakland Hospital announced today that Kristina Miller, Sr. Marketing Specialist for the hospital, will serve a one-year term as the President of the Waterford Area Chamber of Commerce. Ms. Miller has been a supporter of the Waterford area for many years. She was co-chair for two Waterford School District Bond campaigns, co-chair of the marketing and PR Committee for the Waterford Parks and Rec millage, and a 3-year member of the board of directors for the Waterford Foundation for Public Educatio...

  • The trauma center at McLaren Oakland has been re-verified as a Level II Trauma Center by the Verification Review Committee (VRC), an ad hoc committee of the Committee on Trauma (COT) of the American College of Surgeons (ACS.  The achievement recognizes the trauma center’s dedication to providing optimal care for injured patients. It means McLaren Oakland provides not only the hospital resources necessary for trauma care, but also the entire spectrum of care to address the needs of all injured patie...