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  • Tracy Franovich, RN, MHA, has been named president and CEO of McLaren Oakland hospital, the 318-bed Pontiac-based hospital serving all of Oakland County. She assumes the role recently vacated by Margaret Dimond, who decided to pursue another opportunity. Franovich begins her new role effective Jan. 3, 2022. “Tracey is an innovative, strategic and dynamic leader that has consistently achieved positive results in highly competitive markets,” said Chad Grant, executive vice president and chief operating of...

  •     McLaren Oakland emergency physician Dr. Nikolai Butki has been recognized for his contributions to the development of the hospital’s medical students, resident physicians and faculty physicians. Awarded by the American College of Osteopathic Emergency Physicians, Dr. Butki is the 2021 recipient of the Benjamin A. Field, DO Mentor of the Year. This recognition is earned by a physician who demonstrates “outstanding dedication to teaching emergency physicians, residents and students.” “It’s a...

  • Timothy Kasprzak, MD, MBA, has been named as the chief medical officer at McLaren Oakland hospital, located in the heart of Pontiac. A fellowship-trained oncologic diagnostic radiologist by training, Dr. Kasprzak has spent the past several years in leadership positions with increasing levels of responsibility, including previously serving as a CMO, resulting in a track record of successful growth and progress. He assumes the position previously held by interim CMO Dr. Ronald Shaheen, who stepped into th...

  • The energy on display during the Clarkston Wolves football team’s win against the Lake Orion Dragons also played out for a greater, off-the-field cause. The Oct. 8 12th Annual Football for a Cure game between the rivals results in thousands of dollars for local cancer-fighter families through the collaboration between the Clarkston Football Community and the McLaren Oakland Foundation, McLaren Clarkston and the Karmanos Cancer Institute at McLaren Clarkston. The $2,879 raised has been donated to the hos...

  • Margaret Dimond, PhD., president and CEO of McLaren Oakland, the Pontiac-based hospital serving all of Oakland County, is a recipient of this year’s Leadership Award presented by Olivet College as part of its 24th Annual Leadership in Individual & Social Responsibility Awards. Olivet College, through its award, recognizes individuals from across the state who selflessly serve others, lead by example and embody individual and social responsibility in relation to their community and the greater societ...

  • Rochester Hills residents can now access convenient and affordable care with the new McLaren CareNow clinic, an on-demand health care service delivered in a convenient location, inside the Walgreens on Walton Boulevard. Services ranging from urgent care, lab testing, and prioritized pharmacy services, McLaren registered nurses and nurse practitioners provide patients with the right care. McLaren CareNow is a unique care model and truly a one-stop clinic in which patients can receive treatment, lab testi...

  • McLaren Oakland, the Pontiac-based hospital serving all of Oakland County, recently opened an office to allow for an expansion of the McLaren Center for Research and Innovation, MCRI. Part of McLaren Health Care, MCRI is the health system’s centralized clinical trials operation, making those trials available to the community through its hospitals throughout the state. As part of its first task, the MCRI office at McLaren Oakland and infectious disease specialist Dr. Frank Rosenblat have enrolled the fir...

  • 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...

  • McLaren Oakland, one of the largest employers in Pontiac, was announced as the winner of the Diversity & Inclusion Pacesetter Award from the Auburn Hills Chamber of Commerce during its annual Silver & Gold Awards presentation. Sponsored by Faurecia North America, the award is presented to an organization “that promotes and facilitates a culture of diversity and inclusion in the categories of work environment, career development, training, networking, and mentoring.” Winners were announced and re...

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    A philanthropic partnership between McLaren Oakland, the 328-bed downtown Pontiac hospital, and Rochester-based non-profit organization Dutton Farm will result in a new, social enterprise storefront, EveryBody by Dutton Farm. The store progresses the mission of the organization by “removing barriers to employment and community access for adults with developmental disabilities by creating work opportunities in an inclusive environment and at competitive and fair wages.” We see our job as a responsibility...