McLaren Oakland hosts citywide Health & Wellness Fair

PONTIAC, Mich.—McLaren Oakland, the Pontiac-based health care provider serving all of Oakland County, in keeping to its commitment as watchful stewards of the collective community’s wellbeing, has organized a free health fair in partnership with Oakland County and The City of Pontiac.

Hosted at the UWM Sports Complex in Pontiac, no appointments or RSVP are needed for the March 31 (11 a.m. to 3 p.m.) event.

“Not only are we here to provide for the men, women and children of Oakland County in what may be a fearful time for them, when they’re experiencing a health issue,” said Tracey Franovich, president and CEO of McLaren Oakland, “but we also consider it part of our role and responsibility to tend to and maintain the wellbeing of our community. Providing access to care and healthcare professionals with this level of experience and knowledge is a worthy undertaking and one we’re willing and proud to commit to.”

In addition to participating in free health and cancer screenings and receiving various needed vaccinations, attendees will also be able to engage with and ask health care providers — including primary providers and mental health and specialty providers — about issues important to them.

They are also invited to attend panel discusses to hear healthcare professionals share firsthand experience, gaining knowledge that can have a positive and potential lifesaving impact in their lives.

“Oakland County is dedicated to providing access to affordable, quality health care for our residents,” said Oakland County Executive Dave Coulter. “That is why we are collaborating with our friends at McLaren Oakland and the City of Pontiac to make health care professionals and resources available to Pontiac residents for free health screenings. Healthy communities play a vital part in raising the quality of life in our county.”

Says Pontiac Mayor Tim Greimel, “The most valuable asset of any community is its people, and we are so grateful to McLaren Oakland for investing in the health and wellness of Pontiac’s residents.”

The UWM Sports Complex is located at 867 South Boulevard East, near South Opdyke Road, in Pontiac.

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About McLaren Oakland
McLaren Oakland is a 318-bed medical center that provides primary and specialty healthcare services to the greater Pontiac and Oakland County community. Founded in 1953, McLaren Oakland has grown to a comprehensive medical community that includes outpatient facilities in Clarkston and Oxford, in addition to an inpatient hospital in Pontiac providing a range of clinical services including emergency and trauma care, cardiology, cancer services, minimally invasive robotic surgery and orthopedic services. With a network of more than 300 physicians, McLaren Oakland owns a network of employed physician offices throughout Oakland County and a nursing home in Lake Orion. McLaren Oakland is a Level II verified trauma center and an accredited stroke center. McLaren Oakland offers ACGME accredited residency and fellowship programs in anesthesiology, diagnostic radiology, emergency medicine, family medicine, internal medicine, orthopedic surgery, otolaryngology, pulmonary disease and critical care medicine, and transitional year, in addition to a CPME accredited podiatry program.

About McLaren Health Care
McLaren Health Care, headquartered in Grand Blanc, Michigan, is a fully integrated health network committed to quality evidence-based patient care and cost efficiency. The McLaren system includes 13 hospitals, ambulatory surgery centers, imaging centers, an employed primary care physician network, commercial and Medicaid HMOs covering more than 630,000 lives, home health and hospice providers, retail medical equipment showrooms, pharmacy services and a wholly owned medical malpractice insurance company. McLaren operates Michigan’s largest network of cancer centers and providers, anchored by the Barbara Ann Karmanos Cancer Institute, one of only 49 National Cancer Institute-designated comprehensive centers in the U.S. McLaren has 26,000 employees and more than 52,500 network providers. Its operations are housed in more than 350 facilities serving the entire Lower Peninsula of the state of Michigan along with a portion of the Upper Peninsula.